Edinson Volquez Celebrity Life
Born on 3rd July 1983, Edinson Volquez is a professional baseball player from Barahona, Dominican Republic. He currently plays as a pitcher for the Texas Rangers. Volquez made his debut for the Major League Baseball team on 30th August 2005 representing the Texas Rangers.
To date, Volquez has played for 7 teams. He represented the Texas Rangers between 2005–2007, and 2019; the Cincinnati Reds between 2008–2011, the San Diego Padres between 2012–2013. He also represented the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013; the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2014, the Kansas the City Royals between 2015–2016 and the Miami Marlins in 2017.
Volquez’s MLB statistics till the end of 2019 account him for 93 to 88 wins to loss records, a 4.45 earned run average and making 1320 strikeouts. As for his career highlights and awards, Volquez became an All-Star in 2008, became a World Series champion in 2015, and pitched a no-hitter on 3rd June 2017.
Edinson Volquez was also a member of the Dominic Republic National baseball team, the winning team for the 2013 Baseball Classic held in San Francisco. Prior to this, the Dominic Republic National baseball team has only won the Baseball World Cup in 1948. Edinson has also received medals for representing men’s baseball and the Dominic Republic separately.
The Professional Life of Edinson Volquez
In his international career, Edinson Volquez has conquered wins as well as suffered losses. In 2009, he took a great loss in his opening game against the Netherlands, when he represented the Dominic Republic. He lost three runs; suffered two hits and walks as well as three strikeouts. All of this happened during the first three innings he pitched.
Fortunately, Edinson was quite persistent and patient with his game. This could be noted in the 2013 World Baseball Classic tournament. He represented as a pitcher for the Dominic Republic and was the first person to start an initial tournament game in all three rounds. During the 10 ⅓ innings he only gave up 5 runs. Edinson also helped his team to win against the Netherlands in the semi-finals.
The Personal Life of Edinson Volquez
Born in Barahona, Dominican Republic, Edinson still spends his life during the offseason in the same region. These include at least four months of the year.
Edinson has had a series of unfortunate events in his life. These include his father’s death on 27th October 2015 and his brother Brandy’s murder on 17th January 2017. Also, although Edinson’s father died before the beginning of the 1st game of the World Series, he didn’t know about his demise until mid-game.
This is because his wife requested to not inform him until the middle of the game. Thereafter, Edinson left the game and went to a clubhouse where his family was gathered to remorse.
Apart from the above-mentioned personal issues, Edinson also had a few name related issues. He signed up with the Rangers as “Julio Reyes”. Later in 2003, the immigration services cracked down his real name as Edison Volquez. Thereafter, in 2007, he again requested the Rangers to change his name by adding an “n” in the midst of his first name. He did so because his birth certificate carried the changed name. Finally, he became Edinson Volquez from Edison Volquez.
As a kid, Edison was very attached to his parents and his brother. He even started pursuing baseball at the age of 9 with the support of his parents. He felt obligated towards his parents In an article “10 Questions with Edinson Volquez” published by the San Diego Union Tribute, he even said that “It was good for me because my mom and dad always took care of me... The only thing I did was go to school and play baseball.”
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