Mark Charles Teixeira ( tay-SHAIR-ə; born April 11, 1980), nicknamed Tex, is an American retired professional baseball first baseman who played 14 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and New York Yankees. Before his professional career, he played college baseball at Georgia Tech, where in 2000 he won the Dick Howser Trophy as the national collegiate baseball player of the year. One of the most prolific switch hitters in MLB history, Teixeira was an integral part of the Yankees' 27th World Series championship in 2009, leading the American League (AL) in home runs and runs batted in (RBI) while finishing second in the Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) balloting. Teixeira was a three-time All-Star, won five Gold Glove Awards and three Silver Slugger Awards, and also holds the all-time major league record for most games with a home run from both sides of the plate, with 14. He was the fifth switch hitter in MLB history to reach 400 home runs.
|Full name at birth||
Mark Charles Teixeira
|Claim to fame||
New York Yankees (2009–present)
|Date of birth||
11 April 1980
|Place of birth||
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
Major League Baseball Player
6' 3" (190 cm)
220 lbs (99.8 kg)
Mount St. Joseph's (Baltimore, MD)
Georgia Institute of Technology
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