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Mark Teixeira

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11, 1980
Annapolis, MD
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11, 1980 (age 39)
Annapolis, MD


Star switch-hitting first baseman who spent the first five years of his career with the Texas Rangers. He had brief stints with the Braves and Angels before joining the New York Yankees in 2009. He retired from professional baseball in 2016.

Before Fame

He chose to go to Georgia Tech, over playing in the big leagues right away.


He set the all-time MLB record for most games with a home run from both sides of the plate.

Family Life

He married Leigh Williams in 2002. He and his wife set up a charitable foundation that provides sports scholarsips. He has two sons, Jack and William, and a daughter, Addison.

Associated With

He became the fifth MLB player, after Joe DiMaggio and three others, to hit at least one hundred home runs in their first three seasons.