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|Desc||David Eckstein baseball player for the San Diego Padres 2009 spring training|
|Usage||Creative Commons Attribution 3.0|
American baseball player, shortstop
David Eckstein is ...
|Born||20 January 1975 in Sanford|
|Age||48 years, 5 months|
|Sex or gender||male|
|Country of citizenship||United States of America|
|Birth name||David Mark Eckstein|
|Country for sport||United States of America|
|Member of sports team||St. Louis Cardinals, Trenton Thunder, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres, Florida Gators baseball and Toronto Blue Jays|
|Educated at||University of Florida and Seminole High School|
About David Eckstein
David Eckstein: The Little Giant of Baseball
David Eckstein is a name that resonates with baseball fans all over the world. Born on January 20, 1975, in Sanford, Florida, Eckstein is a former American professional baseball player who played as a shortstop in Major League Baseball (MLB) for ten seasons. He is known for his small stature, standing at just 5'6", but his big heart and determination made him a force to be reckoned with on the field.
Eckstein's journey to the big leagues was not an easy one. He was not highly recruited out of high school and went undrafted after his college career at the University of Florida. However, he did not let that deter him from pursuing his dream of playing professional baseball. He signed with the Boston Red Sox as an undrafted free agent in 1997 and worked his way up through the minor leagues.
Eckstein made his MLB debut with the Anaheim Angels in 2001 and quickly became a fan favorite. He was a key player in the Angels' 2002 World Series championship team, earning the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for the series. He also played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, and San Diego Padres during his career.
Despite his small stature, Eckstein was a fierce competitor on the field. He was known for his gritty play, diving for balls and making acrobatic plays. He was also a clutch hitter, coming through in key moments for his team. His leadership and work ethic were also highly praised by his teammates and coaches.
Off the field, Eckstein is known for his philanthropic work. He and his wife, Ashley, founded the David Eckstein Foundation, which supports various charities and organizations that help children in need. He was also a finalist for the Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes players who make significant contributions to their communities.
Eckstein retired from baseball in 2011 and currently works as a special assistant to the general manager for the Angels. He may have been small in stature, but his impact on the game of baseball and his community is immeasurable.
1. "David Eckstein." Baseball-Reference.com. https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/eckstda01.shtml
2. "David Eckstein." ESPN.com. https://www.espn.com/mlb/player/_/id/4427/david-eckstein
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