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Encyclopedia > Geoff Blum
Geoff Blum

Blum, playing for the Padres in 2007
Houston Astros — No. 27
Infielder
Born: April 26, 1973 (1973-04-26) (age 35)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right 
Major League Baseball debut
August 91999 for the Montreal Expos
Selected MLB statistics
(through 2007)
Batting average     .251
Home runs     71
Runs batted in     344
Teams

Geoffrey Edward Blum (born April 26, 1973 in Redwood City, California) is an infielder for the Houston Astros. He began his professional career when he was selected in the seventh round of the 1994 amateur draft by the Montreal Expos. After playing there for three years, he signed with the Houston Astros, and was then traded to Tampa Bay Devil Rays in exchange for Brandon Backe. He also played for San Diego Padres before the White Sox picked him up in mid-2005. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... An infielder is a baseball player who plays on the infield, the dirt portion of a baseball diamond between first base and third base. ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Homerun redirects here. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... This article describes the now defunct Canadian baseball team. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2008 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Rays (2008–present) Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-2007) Other nicknames Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Redwood City is a suburb located on the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. ... An infielder is a baseball player who plays on the infield, the dirt portion of a baseball diamond between first base and third base. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This article describes the now defunct Canadian baseball team. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Rays (2008–present) Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-2007) Other nicknames Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles... Brandon Allen Backe (born April 5, 1978 in Galveston, Texas) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Houston Astros. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


On October 25, 2005, Blum hit a home run against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Field in the top of the 14th inning to win Game 3 of the World Series, the longest game in the history of the Fall Classic. He returned to the Padres as a free agent in 2006. On November 20, 2007, Blum signed a $1.1 million, one-year contract with the Astros. Homerun redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Extra innings is the procedure by which a tie is broken in the sport of baseball. ... Dates: October 22, 2005–October 26, 2005 MVP: Jermaine Dye (Chicago) Television: FOX Announcers: Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires: Joe West, Jeff Nelson, Jerry Layne, Derryl Cousins, Gary Cederstrom, Angel Hernandez ALCS: Chicago White Sox over Los Angeles Angels (4-1) NLCS: Houston Astros over St. ...


On April 11, 2008 a monument celebrating the 2005 world series was unveiled at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. Geoff is one of the 5 players given a bronze statue of themselves in as part of the monument, for hitting his tie breaking home run against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Field in the 14th inning of Game 3. U.S. Cellular Field (formerly Comiskey Park) is a baseball stadium in Chicago, Illinois. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ...


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SignOnSanDiego.com > San Diego Padres -- A super sub (1026 words)
Blum, a California native and year-round Mission Viejo resident, was facing an overnight doubling of the size of his family.
Blum acknowledges that the toughest part of being a switch-hitting reserve is finding enough time to work on his hitting from both sides of the plate.
Blum's preparation time is further affected by the fact that he takes ground balls at two or three spots every day when he is not in the lineup.
CNNSI.com -- Baseball -- Geoff Blum News (239 words)
Blum, who missed a week with a strained muscle in his right side, was back in the Astros' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers.
Blum was 4-for-6 in the Astros' win on Tuesday, tying a career high in hits (4) and RBI (5).
Blum was 3-for-4 in the Astros' blowout of the Phillies on Monday, recording a career-high five RBI.
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