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Marty Cordova, born Martin Kevin Cordova [COR-do-vah] (July 10, 1969 in Las Vegas, Nevada), is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins (1995-99), Toronto Blue Jays (2000), Cleveland Indians (2001) and Baltimore Orioles (2002-03). He batted and threw right-handed. July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign just to the south of the Las Vegas Strip welcoming visitors to the city City nickname: The Entertainment Capital of the World Location of Las Vegas in Nevada County Clark Mayor Oscar B. Goodman Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 293. ... The position of the left fielder A left fielder, abbreviated LF, is an outfielder in the sport of baseball who plays defense in left field. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The Minnesota Twins are a Major League Baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... The Toronto Blue Jays are a Major League Baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, notable for being the first team from outside the United States to win the World Series. ... The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ...


A promising and talented player, Cordova was named the American League Rookie of the Year in 1995. He took the honors over players nominees Garret Anderson, Andy Pettitte, Troy Percival and Shawn Green, after hitting .277 with 24 home runs and 84 RBI for the Twins. In his sophomore 1996 season, he posted career-highs in batting average (.309), RBI (111), runs (97) and doubles. In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the top rookie baseball player in the American and National Leagues. ... See also: 1994 in sports, 1996 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Sterling Marlin won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon CART racing - season championship won by Jacques Villeneuve Indianapolis 500 - Jacques Villeneuve. ... Garret Joseph Anderson (born June 30, 1972 in Los Angeles, California) is a left fielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (1994-present). ... Andrew Eugene Pettitte (born June 15, 1972 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Troy Eugene Percival (born August 9, 1969 in Fontana, California) is a Major League Baseball closer who plays for the Detroit Tigers. ... Shawn David Green (born November 10, 1972 in Des Plaines, Illinois) is a left-handed power hitter in Major League Baseball. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... 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. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ...


Cordova had the potential to hit for average and power, but he was often bothered by back injuries over his career. Between 1997 and 2000, he missed 240 games while on the injured list. He returned in good form with the Indians in 2001, hitting .301 with 20 home runs, and in 2002, with the Orioles, he belted 18 homers. Then, Cordova missed all of 2004 and appeared in just nine games in 2003 after two operations on his right elbow. In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ...


In January 2005, Cordova signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He retired a day after he was scheduled to report to spring training. A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are a Major League Baseball team based in St. ... A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ...


In a nine-season career, Cordova was a .274 hitter with 122 home runs and 540 RBI in 952 games.


He is also known for having fallen asleep in a tanning bed, which prevented him from playing several day games with the Orioles.


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Marty Cordova | BaseballLibrary.com (496 words)
After nudging out California’s Garret Anderson for the 1995 AL Rookie of the Year Award, Marty Cordova appeared headed for a long career filled with offensive fireworks.
Following two more mediocre seasons in Minnesota, Cordova fell out of favor with the Twins and was granted free agency by the club in October 1999.
Cordova rewarded the Indians by winning a spot in left field and opening the season on a torrid hitting tear, adding another potent bat to the club’s intimidating lineup.
Marty Cordova - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (279 words)
Marty Cordova, born Martin Kevin Cordova [COR-do-vah] (July 10, 1969 in Las Vegas, Nevada), is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins (1995-99), Toronto Blue Jays (2000), Cleveland Indians (2001) and Baltimore Orioles (2002-03).
A promising and talented player, Cordova was named the American League Rookie of the Year in 1995.
Cordova had the potential to hit for average and power, but he was often bothered by back injuries over his career.
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