Pablo Emilio Juan Pedro Sandoval Jr. is a Venezuelan-American professional baseball third baseman. He has played in Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves. Sandoval is a two-time All-Star and won three World Series championships with the Giants. In 2012, he joined Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, and Albert Pujols as the only players to hit three home runs in a World Series Game.
About Pablo Sandoval in brief
Pablo Emilio Juan Pedro Sandoval Jr. is a Venezuelan-American professional baseball third baseman who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves. Sandoval is a two-time All-Star and won three World Series championships with the Giants. He hit three home runs in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series, becoming the fourth player to do so. In 2013, he appeared in 141 games, batting. 278, with 14 home runs, and 79 RBIs. In 2014, Sandoval signed a five-year contract with the Red Sox that offseason, but was released in 2017. During the offseason, he plays for the Navegantes del Magallanes of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League. He was born to Pablo Sr. and Amelia Sandoval in Puerto Cabello, Carabobo, Venezuela. He grew up an avid baseball fan, following the careers of Omar Vizquel and Andrés Galarraga. He can still throw with both hands, but throws right-handed during games. In 2008, he was used as a catcher and first baseman for the Single-A advanced San Jose Giants. That season, he helped San Jose win the California League championship. In 2010, he spent time with two minor league teams, San Jose and the Double-A Jose-A Defenders. In 2011, he went to the Majors with the New York Yankees. In 2012, he joined Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, and Albert Pujols as the only players to hit threeHome runs in a World Series Game.
He played for the Atlanta Braves in 2013 and 2014, and was released by the team after the 2014 season. In 2015, he signed a free-agent deal with the San Diego Padres, but the deal was later terminated. In 2016, he returned to the Giants, where he played until the end of the season. He is a three-time World Series Most Valuable Player, and won the World Series in 2012, 2013, and 2014. He also won the Gold Glove Award in 2011 and 2012, and the Silver Slugger Award in 2013. In 2009, he finished second in All-star Final Vote balloting, batting . 330 with 25 HRs and 90 runs batted in in his first full season in the majors. He became the Giants’ starting third baseman in 2009, ceasing to catch that year and playing first base only occasionally. He lost weight before 2011 and hit. 315 with 23 home runs. In 2007, he hit. 337 with eight home runs and 37 RBIs, before being called up to the Major League Majors on August 13, 2008. His batting average slumped in 2006 to. 265. He had one home run and 49 RBIs with the Single A Augusta GreenJackets of the South Atlantic League that year, splitting time between first and third base. He made his MLB debut in 2008, hitting. 345 in 41 games.