Rafael Palmeiro

Rafael Palmeiro
Rafael Palmeiro 2003.jpg
Palmeiro with the Texas Rangers in 2003
First baseman
Born: (1964-09-24) September 24, 1964 (age 57)
Havana, Cuba
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 8, 1986, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
August 30, 2005, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Batting average.288
Home runs569
Runs batted in1,835
Career highlights and awards

Rafael Palmeiro Corrales (born September 24, 1964) is a Cuban American former Major League Baseball first baseman and left fielder. Palmeiro was an All-American at Mississippi State University before being drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1985. He played for the Cubs (1986–1988), Texas Rangers (1989–1993, 1999–2003), and the Baltimore Orioles (1994–1998, 2004–2005).

He was named to the MLB All-Star Team four times, and won the Gold Glove three times. He is one of only six players in MLB history to be a member of both the 500 home run club and the 3,000 hit club. Days after recording his 3,000th hit, Palmeiro received a 10-game suspension for testing positive for an anabolic steroid.

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