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YADIER MOLINA SIGNED RBI SINGLE THROWN BY JOSE FERNANDEZ-ROY PITCED MLB HOLO 1/1:
Yadier MolinaMolina with the St. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals – No. 4CatcherBorn:July 13, 1982(age34)
Bayamón, Puerto debutJune 3,2004,for theSt. Louis CardinalsMLB statistics
(through 2016 season)Batting average.285Hits1,593Home runs108Runs batted in703Teams
St. Louis highlights and awards
2×World Serieschampion (2006,2011)Yadier MolinaMedal RicoWorld Baseball Classic2013 San FranciscoTeam
- 8×Gold Glove Award(2008–2015)
- Silver Slugger Award(2013)
- 4×Platinum Glove Award(2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)
A THEN MARLINS ROOKIE RECORDRookie Jose Fernandez strikes out 10 as Marlins edge CardinalsTHIS IS POSSIBLY THE ONLY TIME THE TWO FACED EACH OTHER THE ONLY KNOWN SINGLE THAT YADIER EVER HAD OFF THE ACEEVER
Yadier Benjamin Molina(Spanish pronunciation:[ʝaˈdjer moˈlina]; born July 13, 1982), also known as"Yadi", is aPuerto Ricanprofessional baseballcatcherfor theSt. Louis CardinalsofMajor League Baseball(MLB). A winner of twoWorld Seriesand fourNational League pennants, he is considered an essential figure in the with nine appearances in his first twelve seasons. Considered one of the top defensive catchers of all time, his awards include seven consecutive selections to theAll Star Game, eight consecutiveGold Gloves, four Platinum Gloves, and oneSilver Slugger. Offensively, he has accrued more than 1,500hits, 100home runs, 600runs batted in, and a .284batting average. In international competition, he has representedPuerto Ricoin all three tournaments of theWorld Baseball Classic(WBC), and in2013, was the runner-up and an All-WBC Team selection.
Coming from a baseball family, Molina grew up inVega Alta, Puerto Rico. His father was an amateursecond basemanand the all-time hits leader inPuerto Rican baseball, and his two older were also defensive standouts as catchers with lengthy MLB careers. Molina's pitch-handling and throwing skills originally caught the attention of scouts before being drafted. The Cardinals' fourth round selection in the2000 MLB draft, he made his MLB debut four years later, quickly garnering a reputation for possessing one of the strongest and most accurate arms in the game. As of 2016, he had thrown out 41.69% of runners attempting astolen baseover his career, which is currently 184th all time and led active MLB catchers with 55pickoffs.Molina also formulates fielder positioning plans and complete pitching strategies to opposing hitters, earning a reputation as an on-field leader.
Initially considered a light hitter, Molina significantly improved his offense and raised his career batting average from .248 in 2007. Through 2015, he had a .286 career batting average in the postseason. In2006, he became just the third catcher to play in two World Series before age 25, followingJohnny BenchandYogi Berra. He became the all-time Cardinals' leader in games caught with 1,439 on April 8, 2016. Molina is under contract through 2017.
José FernándezFernández with the Miami Marlins in 2016PitcherBorn:July 31, 1992
Santa Clara, CubaDied:September 25, 2016(aged24)
Miami Beach, debutApril 7,2013,for theMiami MarlinsLast MLB appearanceSeptember 20,2016,for theMiami MarlinsMLB statisticsWin–loss record38–17Earned run average2.58Strikeouts589Teams
Miami highlights and awards
NL Rookie of the Year(2013)
- NL Comeback Player of the Year(2016)
José D. Fernández(July 31, 1992 – September 25, 2016) was a Cuban-born Americanprofessional baseballpitcher. He played inMajor League Baseball(MLB) for theMiami Marlinsfrom 2013 until his death in 2016.
Fernández was born inSanta Clara, Cuba. He made three unsuccessful attempts atdefectingbefore he was successful in 2008. He enrolled atBraulio Alonso High SchoolinTampa, Florida, and was selected by the Marlins in the first round of the2011 MLB draft. Fernández made his MLB debut with the Marlins on April 7, 2013. He was named to the2013 MLB All-Star Gameand won theNational League(NL)Rookie of the Month Awardin July and August. After the season, he won theNL Rookie of the Year Awardand finished third inCy Young Awardballoting. He underwent"Tommy John" surgeryduring the 2014 season, and made the MLB All-Star Game again in 2016.
Fernández died in a boating accident offMiami Beachon September 25, 2016. The Marlins announced that they will retire hisuniform numberto honor him.