Shane Victorino Speaker Profile
Shane Victorino Biography
Shane Victorino was born November 30, 1980 in Wailuku,Hawaii and is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who plays for thePhiladelphia Phillies. He is a switch-hitter and throws right-handed.
Victorino earned the nicknames The Flyin' Hawaiian and ThePineapple Express with his island heritage and great speed.
In the 2008 NLDS Game 2 against the Milwaukee Brewers, Victorino hit a grandslam (his first ever in the major leagues, and the Phillies first post-seasongrand slam) off of CC Sabathia inthe bottom of the 2nd inning. Victorino also became the first person inpost-season history to have a home run, a double, and two steals in a singlegame.
Victorino's success carried over into the 2008 NLCS, as hecontinued to make crucial hits and defensive plays for the Phillies. In Game 2he was 2 for 5 with 4 RBIs. After the game, Victorino was informed that hisgrandmother had died. Game 3 saw Victorino in the midst of controversy. Afterbeing brushed back by Hiroki Kuroda, Victorino began to gesture towards thenon-English-speaking pitcher that it was alright that he throw inside, just aslong as he didn't do so at his head. After grounding out to second, hecontinued to gesture at Kuroda and benches from both teams cleared. Victorinoquickly became the villain for Dodger fans and was booed each time he came upto bat. After the game, Victorino was fined $2,500 by the league for his partin the incident. Victorino was quick to silence the crowd during Game 4 when hehit a game-tying two run home run. In their first trip to the fall classicsince 1993, the Phillies went on to win the World Series by defeating the TampaBay Rays.
Victorino became a starting player when he replaced BobbyAbreu, who was traded to the New York Yankees midway through the 2006 season,in right field. He then replaced Aaron Rowand who left by free agency to theSan Francisco Giants, in center field.
On June 3, 2007 the Phillies celebrated ShaneVictorino Day with Victorino hula figurines, and flew his father in fromMaui for the game. Victorino ended the day's game with a walk-off home run inthe bottom of the ninth against the Giants.
In 2008, Victorino received the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award. In 2010, he receivedthe Tug McGraw Good Guy Award from the Philadelphia chapter of theBaseball Writers Association of America.
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