Raul Ibanez Celebrity Life
Raul Ibanez is the former outfielder of Philadelphia Phillies. In a poll among all the MLB players, Raul Ibanez came second just after Jim Thome, as the nicest guy in baseball. His career as a Major League Baseball player started, when he joined the Seattle Mariners, back in 1996.
Raul Ibanez was chosen from the 37th round of Major League Baseball draft in the year 1992, by the Seattle Mariners. Ibanez played as an outfielder and also as a catcher on different levels of the Seattle Mariners minor league club. Before that at the starting of his professional career, he played with AZL Mariners. In his first season, he played thirty-three matches, where he scored, 2 triples, 8 doubles, batted 308 with 38 hits, 16 RBIs and 1 home run.
Career as MIL player
On the first of August 1996, Raul Ibanez made his debut in the MIL against the Milwaukee Brewers. In that season he played in four games only but unfortunately remained hitless, for all of them. On 16th August the following year, he got his first hit against Dough Drabek, the pitcher of Chicago White Sox. Just the next month he got his first home run against Mike Oquist, the pitcher from Oakland Athletics. In the eleven games of that major league, Raul Ibanez batted 1 triple, 1 home run, 154 with 4 hits, and 4 RBIs. Following that Raul Ibanez split many seasons between Triple-A Rainers and the Mariners. He hit a rough patch in the year 2000 when he batted in 2000.
American League Championship Series, where he appeared in a total of six games, where he went hitless. He decided to become a free agent since then.
Before the 2001 season started Raul Ibanez was taken up by the Kansas City Royals as a free agent. In that season Raul Ibanez batted 11 doubles, 5 triples, 13 home runs, 54 RBIs, 280 wits 78 hits, all in 104 games. In the next season that is in 2002, for the first time he played all major league games for the first time in his career as a MIL player.
His most terrific game was played on 26th June where he hit a home run, triple, and a double all in the same game against Detroit Tigers. He was awarded the Joe Burke Special Achievement Award, from the Baseball Writer’s Association of America.
After completing three seasons with Kansas City Royals, Raul Ibanez came back to Seattle Mariners, in 2004 with a batting average of 304, which was the highest of his career. As the left fielder, he was ranked by the Ultimate zone rating.
In that season he collected a twenty-four game go-ahead RBI string, set a club record with six hits, and made another record by reaching base 11 consecutive times. After Edgar Martinez retired, Raul Ibanez took up the DH spot before the 2005 season started. His best season with the Mariners was in 2006 when he batted 33 home runs, 123 RBIs, 33 doubles, 5 triples, and 289 with 103 runs.
In 2006 Raul Ibanez signed a 31.5 million contract for three years with Philadelphia Phillies. In the Citizenship Park, Raul Ibanez scored his first home run being a part of the Philadelphia Phillies. Later on, he went on to play for the New York Yankees and Angels of Anaheim for Los Angeles. He finally retired in 2014 as a Kansas City Royals player.
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