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Troy Glaus

Toronto Blue Jays — No. 25
Third base
Born: August 3, 1976 (1976-08-03) (age 31)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Major League Baseball debut
July 31, 1998 for the Anaheim Angels
Selected MLB statistics
(through July 22, 2007)
Batting average     .255
Home runs     272
Runs batted in     763
Teams
Olympic medal record
Men’s Baseball
Bronze 1996 Atlanta Team competition

Troy Edward Glaus (born August 3, 1976 in Tarzana, California) is a Major League Baseball player who plays third base for the Toronto Blue Jays. Previously, Glaus played with the Anaheim Angels (1998-2004) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (2005). Glaus lettered in baseball while attending UCLA. He bats and throws right-handed. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 154 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (531 × 2061 pixel, file size: 375 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Troy Glaus User:Wknight94/Gallery User... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... 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. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... Baseball at the Summer Olympics had its official debut at the 1992 Summer Olympics and has been contested in 4 Olympiads. ... The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... The United States Olympics in Atlanta baseball team won a bronze medal. ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tarzana is a community in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the...

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Career

Glaus began his career with the Angels in 1998 and was installed as the team's starting third baseman in 1999. He had a breakout season in 2000, becoming the all time single season home run leader for a third baseman in Angels history with 47 and led the entire American League in homers. He started in the 2001 MLB All-Star Game in Seattle until Alex Rodriguez decided to take himself out of the game so that Cal Ripken Jr. can play shortstop for the final time because Ripken was going to retire from the game after the season concluded. The move allowed Glaus to play his everyday position when Rodriguez pushed Ripken to his old position that made him a star. Troy posted his second consecutive 40 home run season in 2001 with 41 on the year. In 2002, Glaus failed to reach the 40 home run club since the 1999 season, but he managed to hit 30 home runs helping Anaheim make the playoffs in 16 years. Troy clobbered the bat around the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins before facing the San Francisco Giants in the fall classic. The Angels were able to beat San Francisco in 7 games to clinch their first World Series title in team history. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Date July 10, 2001 Venue Safeco Field City Seattle, Washington Managers National League - Bobby Valentine (NYM) American League - Joe Torre (NYY) MVP Cal Ripken, Jr. ... Alexander Emmanuel Alex Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975, in New York, New York), commonly nicknamed A-Rod, is a Dominican-American baseball infielder. ... Cal Ripken, Jr. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1903-1960... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...


Glaus was a key member of the Angels' 2002 World Series championship team and was named the Most Valuable Player of that series. The 2002 World Series was among the classic matchups in the history of the Series. ...


Glaus followed that up with an another All-Star year in 2003, but he would miss much of the 2004 season with a shoulder injury. 2004 was the last year of his contract with the Angels. As an established veteran, he was in demand on the free agent market and able to field lucrative offers for long term contracts. Although Glaus had spent his entire career an Angel, and was a fan favorite, the team decided not to pursue Glaus' return. Amid concerns about Glaus' future health after his injury, the team decided to go with the much lower-priced alternative of turning the third base position over to young prospect Dallas McPherson, whom they felt had a good chance to soon become as productive as Glaus had been. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... Dallas Lyle McPherson (born July 23, 1980 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ...


Glaus ultimately signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks for $45 million USD over four years. Glaus' 2005 season with Arizona, while by no means terrible, was still a slight disappointment. His 24 errors tied him with David Wright for the most errors by a third baseman in the major leagues, and he had a major-league-low .946 fielding percentage at third. He was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in the off-season along with minor-league shortstop Sergio Santos. The trade sent pitcher Miguel Batista and second baseman Orlando Hudson to the Diamondbacks. ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... David Allen Wright, born December 20, 1982 in Norfolk, Virginia, is an All-Star Third Baseman in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ... Sergio Jose Santos (born July 4, 1983 in Bellflower, California) is a Minor League Baseball shortstop in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. ... Miguel Jerez Batista Descartes (born February 19, 1971 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who most recently played for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2006. ... Orlando Thill Hudson (born December 12, 1977 in Darlington, South Carolina) is a major league second baseman for the National Leagues Arizona Diamondbacks. ...


Through nine-plus seasons, Glaus has hit .254 with 264 home runs and 734 RBI in 1152 games. In 19 postseason games, he hit .347 with nine home runs and 16 RBI. Glaus has been selected to four All-Star Games. Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... 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. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World...


Although Glaus is a third baseman, he played a game for the Toronto Blue Jays against the Chicago White Sox on May 27, 2006 as a shortstop, due the demotion of Toronto shortstop Russ Adams. As Blue Jays manager John Gibbons pointed out, this change in position was only for one game. Glaus was not expected to do much fielding due to the fact the pitcher was known to induce many fly balls, instead of ground balls.[1] This defensive alignment did not affect his hitting, going 2-4 with 1 HR. Since then, Glaus has made several starts at shortstop, usually when the Blue Jays are facing National League opponents at their home ballpark, where there is no DH. The DH, Shea Hillenbrand would play third base in this case. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The position of the shortstop Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... Russ Moore Adams (born August 30, 1980 in Laurinburg, North Carolina) is a middle infielder for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... John Michael Gibbons, (born June 8, 1962, in Great Falls, Montana), is the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays in Major League Baseball. ... In baseball, a batted ball can be called one of several various things, depending on how it comes off the bat and where in the field it lands. ... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... Shea Matthew Hillenbrand (born July 27, 1975) is a Major League Baseball first baseman/third baseman who plays for the Toronto Blue Jays. ...


As a batter, Glaus is known for his natural, easy swing that produces many home runs, through an upper-cut motion. However, like many sluggers in MLB, Glaus is very prone to striking out. Troy Glaus once said in a post-game interview that "I'm not paid to walk" when asked why he swung on a 3-0 count.


On August 25, 2006, Glaus registered his 1000th career hit on a single versus the Kansas City Royals. After hitting 38 home runs and 104 RBI in the 2006 season, Glaus earned a single 10th place vote for the 2006 American League MVP Award. is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ...


On September 7 2007, Glaus was reported to have received both nandrolone and testosterone from a pharmacy in Florida between September 2003 and May 2004, both of which were banned by MLB at the time.[1] Nandrolone is an anabolic steroid occurring naturally in the human body, albeit in small quantities. ... Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. ...


Highlights

The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ... List of AL Silver Slugger Winners at Third Base Silver Slugger AL: DH | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF NL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF Categories: Baseball Trophies and Awards ...

Interesting Facts

  • When Glaus enters a Toronto home game, "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne plays loudly over the Rogers Centre speakers.
  • Glaus' wife is a competitive equestrian. Within Glaus' contract there is a specific bonus he is paid which dedicates up to $325,000 on his wife's equestrian expenses.
  • Glaus was a member of the USA Men's Baseball Team competing in the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, GA, USA and won a bronze medal.
  • Glaus is a 1994 graduate of Carlsbad High School.
  • Glaus was once drafted by the San Diego Padres as their second round pick in 1994, but turned down the contract before heading to UCLA.

Crazy Train is a heavy metal song written by Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads and Bob Daisley. ... Ozzy redirects here. ... Rogers Centre, formerly known as SkyDome,[1] is a multi-purpose stadium in Toronto, Ontario, situated next to the CN Tower near the shores of Lake Ontario. ... A young rider at a horse show in Australia. ... Carlsbad High School is a public High School in Carlsbad, California. ... 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 Pads, Friars Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the...

References

  1. ^ Bastian, Jordan (2006-05-26). Notes: Glaus slides to shortstop. Toronto Blue Jays. Retrieved on 2006-08-05.

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

This is the complete list of Olympic medalists in baseball from 1992 to 2004. ... USA Baseball was founded in 1978 and is the governing body for amateur baseball in the United States of America. ... In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score in one play. ... The batting championship is awarded to the Major League Baseball player in each the American League and National League who has the most home runs in a particular season. ... Listed below are the occurrences of Major League Baseball players who have hit three home runs in a single game. ...

External links

  • MLB Profile
  • Troy Glaus at ESPN.com
  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
  • Troy Glaus: Behind the Dugout
Preceded by
Ken Griffey, Jr.
American League Home Run Champion
2000
Succeeded by
Alex Rodriguez
Preceded by
Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling
World Series MVP
2002
Succeeded by
Josh Beckett

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Glaus' 2005 season with Arizona, while by no means terrible, was still a slight disappointment and he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in the off-season.
Glaus was not expected to do much fielding due to the fact the pitcher was known to induce many fly balls, instead of ground balls.
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