Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dan Uggla

Second baseman to the Atlanta Braves, Dan Uggla has .257 batting average and 162 career homeruns. After a 5-year stint with the Florida Marlines, he signed a 5-year, $62 million contract with his current team. 

Born: March 11, 1980, in Louisville Kentucky
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 93 kg

 Notable Achievements: 
  • became the first second baseman in Major League history to hit 30 or more homeruns in four seasons 
  • set the Marlins all-time career mark after hitting his 144th career home run on July 31, 2010 
  • became the fasted second baseman in history to get to the 100 home run mark 

 Notable Awards: 
  • 2010 NL Silver Slugger Award
  • 2006 Sporting News NL Rookie of the Year 
  • 2006 Topps Rookie All-star Second Baseman

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