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Born in Aragua, Venezuela
Birth NameBob Kelly Abreu
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bobby Abreu was born on March 11, 1974 in Aragua, Venezuela as Bob Kelly Abreu.

Trivia (14)

All-star outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies
Right fielder for Houston Astros (1996-1997), Philadelphia Phillies (1998-2006), and New York Yankees (2006-present)
National League All-Star in 2004.
Following the 1997 season, he was selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the expansion draft, then traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for shortstop Kevin Stocker.
In 2001, he hit 31 home runs and stole 36 bases, becoming the first player in Phillies history (and first MLB player born in Venezuela) to have a 30/30 season. He accomplished the feat again in 2004 when he hit 30 home runs and stole 40 bases.
Member of the 1997 NL Central Division Champion Houston Astros.
Tied a Philadelphia Phillies franchise record by hitting a home run in five consecutive games, May 8-12, 2005. Dick Allen accomplished the feat in 1969, and Mike Schmidt did it in 1979.
Starting right fielder for 2005 National League All-Star team, the first Philadelphia Phillie to start at that position since Del Ennis in 1951.
On July 11, 2005, he won the Century 21 Home Run Derby as part of the MLB All-Star game festivities in Detroit. He set Derby records with 41 overall home runs, 24 in the first round, and 11 in the third and final round.
He set a record 24 Home Runs in the first round of the 2005 MLB Home Run derby. He hit a total of 41 to beat Ivan Rodreges of the Detroit Tigers to become the first Philadelphia Phillie to win a home Run derby.
On August 5, 2005, Abreu joined Bobby and Barry Bonds as the only players in MLB history to hit at least 20 home runs and steal at least 20 bases in seven consecutive seasons.
In 2004, Abreu was the first recipient of the Philadelphia Phillies Player of the Year award, as selected the Philadelphia chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Has a daughter, Emily Paola.
Gets traded to the New York Yankees at the trading deadline. [July 2006]

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