Vladimir Guerrero Inducted into the Dominican Sports HOF

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Updated: October 18, 2016

On Sunday, Vladimir Guerrero posted pictures on his official Twitter page that he is now inducted into the Dominican Sports Hall Of Face for the class of 2016. In it are images of the 41-year-old who humbly and graciously accepted the call in his speech.

Guerrero was born on February 9, 1975 and played his entire 15+ year career in the Majors: from his debut on September 19, 1996 to September 28, 2011. He played two more seasons in the Dominican Professional Baseball League and in the minors before officially retired as an Angel on Monday, March 31, 2014.
He played for the Montreal Expos from 1996 to 2003; then signed with the Angels from 2004 to 2009 and had the longest hit streak vs one team [the Texas Rangers] at 44 games; then, he signed with the same team that he dominated against and went to his first and lone appearance in the World Series before losing to the San Francisco Giants [the team that ended their 56 year drought] in 2010;

In 2011, he signed with the Baltimore Orioles for one year and soon became the all-time hits leader for a Dominican player on September 26, when he singled off Josh Beckett in the sixth inning. He then signed with the Toronto Blue Jays to a minor league contract;

He played for the Dunedin Blue Jays [Single A affiliate] and the Las Vegas 51s [former Triple-A affiliate, now affiliated with the Mets]. He signed with the Long Island Ducks, but he never played for them, citing family issues.

Guerrero has 2590 hits via a batting average of .318, with 449 home runs and 1496 runs batted in. He is a 9x All Star [1999-2002, 2004-2007, 2010], won the American League Most Valuable Player in 2004 with the Anaheim Angels, and a 8x Silver Slugger Award [1999, 2000, 2002, 2004-2007, 2010]. He is eligible for the National Baseball’s Hall Of Fame in 2019.

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