Shane Victorino
American baseball player
Shane Victorino
Shane Patrick Victorino is an American professional baseball outfielderfor the Boston Red Sox. Previously, he played for the San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers. He is a switch-hitter and throws right-handed. Victorino made his MLB debut with the Padres in 2003. He played for the Phillies from 2005 through 2012.
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Cubs release veteran outfielder Shane Victorino
Chicago Times - 9 months
The Chicago Cubs released veteran outfielder Shane Victorino from his minor league contract Monday. Victorino, 35, never got untracked after suffering a calf strain in spring training. Victorino, a lifetime .275 hitter who won World Series with Philadelphia and Boston, played earlier this month...
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Shane Victorino can wear many hats for Cubs
Chicago Times - 12 months
Shane Victorino was happy Friday to join a crowded Cubs outfield. "You can't put a value on being a winner and winning a championship," said Victorino, who agreed to a minor-league contract. Victorino won World Series titles with the Phillies in 2009 and the Red Sox in 2013 and knows the Cubs haven't...
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Young Pennsylvania Boy Who Was Blessed By Pope Francis Dies
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A 9-year-old boy who was blessed by Pope Francis during the pontiff's visit to Philadelphia last September, has died, his family announced via Facebook. Landon Vargas died on Saturday evening after battling cancer for five years. "It saddens us to have to say this but our precious son Landon, went to live with God Saturday evening," the Facebook page, which has 1,300 supporters, said. "We will miss him dearly but are glad to know he is finally healthy and happy sitting next to our Lord," it added. The post also described the Norristown boy as "intelligent, funny and loving" and ended with, "We don't know anyone tougher or braver than him." Landon was with his father Ariel when Pope Francis passed by the crowd in his customized vehicle en route to Independence Hall, reports Fox29. The pontiff heard Ariel call out "bless him" in Spanish, signaled for his driver to stop and then kissed the boy's head and ruffled his hair when he was lifted up ...
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Boston Rallies in the 9th for 2-1 Victory Over Seattle
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Brock Holt doubled and scored the go ahead run on Rickie Weeks' error with one out in the ninth inning, Shane Victorino hit his first home run of the season and the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Thursday night for their fourth win in five games.
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Boston sends Victorino to DL
Fox News - almost 2 years
Baltimore, MD ( - The Boston Red Sox placed outfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain and recalled right-handed pitcher Matt Barnes from Triple-A Pawtucket to take his place on the 25-man roster.
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Boston Red Sox: The best is yet to come
isports web - almost 2 years
At 8-5, the Boston Red Sox sit atop the American League after recording a series split with the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. The rotation, for the most part, has turned out exactly how people predicted. Quality starts have been hard to come by with the rotation of Clay Buchholz, Rick Porcello, Justin Masterson, Wade Miley and Joe Kelly all struggling at different times through April. The early formula for Red Sox’s wins has been for starting pitchers to limit the damage and have Boston’s lineup bail them out. Red Sox fans should expect to see a lot of 9-7 or 12-9 games this year. And so far, that strategy has paid off. Boston leads the division and sits at third in the American League. And they haven’t even begun to hit their stride. Everyone knew the Red Sox would score a boatload of runs this year. Following the offseason additions of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, Boston is sixth in the Major Leagues in runs scored. And they’ve done that with major contributors in their b ...
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Victorino to talk World Series win at Downtown Athletic Club of Hawaii event
The Business Journals - about 3 years
Two-time World Series Champion and Maui native Shane Victorino will be in Downtown Honolulu on Wednesday to talk with sports fans at the Downtown Athletic Club of Hawaii’s lunch at the Hukilau Honolulu Restaurant. “It’s the next in our series of gatherings to bring together our local sports community in the downtown area and to have a chance to meet and greet and hear from a real local sports hero,” Downtown Athletic Club of Hawaii volunteer Executive Director Scott Simon told PBN. “I…
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Red Sox auctioning playoff beards for charity
Calgary Sun - over 3 years
David Ortiz and Shane Victorino are taking playoff beards to a whole new level.
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Josh Donaldson for Most Improved Player
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
The major awards season has ended with the MVPs, and the Oakland A’s were shut out, despite tying for third best record in baseball. The A’s best shot was probably Josh Reddick for the right-field Gold Glove, but Shane Victorino was off the charts statistically. Jed Lowrie might have been a better Silver Slugger choice than J.J. Hardy, but it’s not unreasonable to take a shortstop with 25 home runs. And Bob Melvin could hardly expect a second straight Manager of the Year title. Still, in looking at it, there’s one prize that should have gone to an Athletic. Unfortunately, it’s an award that’s given in the NBA but not Read More
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Big Papi, Victorino shave beards -
Google News - over 3 years
Chicago Tribune Big Papi, Victorino shave beards All good things must come to an end, and it's the end of the line for some famous Red Sox beards. NESN Looking for more scoops on your favorite New England sports teams? Check out NESN. David Ortiz and Shane Victorino went under the razor on ... Red Sox beards come off for Gillette promotionDeseret News More of the Boston Red Sox are now playoff beard-freeUSA TODAY Boston Strong: Sox' first April 20 comeback tops list of best gamesEagle-Tribune Taunton Daily Gazette -Boston Herald all 234 news articles »
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Red Sox Shave Beards: David Ortiz, Shane Victorino Lose Facial Hair For Charity (VIDEO)
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
BOSTON -- BOSTON (AP) — World Series MVP David Ortiz and Boston Red Sox teammate Shane Victorino had their beards shaved for charity Monday to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombings in April. The "shave offs" occurred at Gillette's world headquarters. The Boston company donated $100,000 to the One Fund, which is assisting victims and their families of the bombings on April 15. Three people were killed and over 260 injured near the finish line that day. Ortiz, fresh off his third World Series title with the Red Sox, joked that it's a perfect look for his offseason. "I'm going down south — some place warm," he said. "I feel fresh. I've got to keep it real. It's not that cold down there." Sitting in one of two barber's chairs to Ortiz's right, Victorino appeared a bit shocked when he looked into a hand-held mirror and realized his beard and goatee were completely gone. "I'm a World Series champion and I look like I'm 12-years old," he said. Ortiz had his most of his bea ...
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Red Sox Beards: David Ortiz, Shane Victorino To Shave For Gillette Promotion
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
BOSTON -- BOSTON (AP) — The beards are coming off for World Series Most Valuable Player David Ortiz and outfielder Shane Victorino. The two Red Sox players will shave Monday as part of a promotion. Suddenly famous bullpen policeman Steve Horgan and a fan chosen by social media will join them during a shave-off at Gillette headquarters in Boston. The Red Sox players' beards became a symbol of their solidarity as they went from worst to first and won the team's third World Series title in 10 years. Horgan became a fixture in Boston after he was photographed with his arms in the air celebrating Ortiz's grand slam in the AL championship series against Detroit.
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World Series Highlights: David Ortiz, Shane Victorino, Carlos Beltran With Must-See 2013 Moments (VIDEOS)
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
The 109th edition of the World Series is in the books and it won't be forgotten any time soon, especially in New England. The Boston Red Sox Red Sox outlasted the St. Louis Cardinals in a Fall Classic that included a pair of unprecedented finishes and a historic offensive showing by Series MVP David Ortiz. Mixed in between Big Papi's 11 base hits and 8 walks, were breathtaking defensive gems and mesmerizing pitching performances. There were even a few key hits by other players. From Carlos Beltran's rib-rattling, grand slam-robbing catch and the umpires overturning of a blown call in Game 1 to Shane Victorino's bases-clearing triple and Koji Uehera's final strikeout in Game 6, here are more than two dozen memorable moments from the 2013 World Series: Game 1: Carlos Beltran Robs David Ortiz Your browser does not support iframes. Game 1: David Ortiz's Two-Run Homer Your browser does not support iframes. Game 1: Umps Overrule Blown Call Your browser does not support iframes. Gam ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Shane Victorino
  • 2016
    Victorino signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs in February 2016.
    More Details Hide Details He was released on March 29, but re-signed with the team on a minor league deal the same day. He was released for a second time on May 23. Victorino is the son of a Maui County councilman and is an Eagle Scout. His father is a Past State Deputy of Hawaii and the current Supreme Warden for the Knights of Columbus, and Shane is a member.
  • 2015
    He filed for free agency on November 2, 2015.
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    His combined record with the Red Sox and Angels in 2015 was 71 games played, batting .230, with 7 RBIs and 1 home run.
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    On July 27, 2015, Victorino was traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, along with $3.8 million in cash considerations, for infielder Josh Rutledge.
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    On April 25, 2015, Victorino was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a hamstring strain.
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  • 2014
    Victorino only played in 30 games in 2014, spending much of the 2014 season on the disabled list and had season ending back surgery on August 5.
    More Details Hide Details He batted exclusively right-handed in those 30 games.
    On April 30, 2014, Victorino and teammate Will Middlebrooks returned from injury to Fenway Park, in a game where the Red Sox won 7-4 against Tampa Bay Rays.
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  • 2013
    On October 19, 2013, Victorino hit a go-ahead grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning, over the Green Monster, in game 6 of the ALCS.
    More Details Hide Details The grand slam put the Red Sox up 5–2 over the Detroit Tigers, and sent the Red Sox to the World Series. With this, Shane joined Jim Thome as the only other player to have hit two post-season grand slams. Victorino received the American League Gold Glove Award for his outstanding play in right field. He compiled a 25. UZR (Ultimate Zone Rating) and had 264 putouts along with 9 assists. On Wednesday, October 30, Victorino won his 2nd World Series ring after the Red Sox' victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
    On May 12, 2013, Victorino collided with the right field wall and was injured.
    More Details Hide Details However, he stayed in the game for 2 more innings. He was placed on the disabled list on May 24 (retroactive to May 21) with a hamstring strain, and re-activated on June 8. Victorino was named AL Player of the Week for July 28 – August 3.
    With the Red Sox, Victorino won a Gold Glove Award and was a member of the 2013 World Series champions.
    More Details Hide Details He also won the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award in 2008 and the Branch Rickey Award in 2011. On July 27, 2015 Victorino was traded from the Red Sox to the Angels. Victorino is a former Hawaii state high school track and field champ (Spring, 1999) for St. Anthony High School in the 100m, 200m, and 400m dashes. His 100m time (10.80) was a state meet record until it was broken in 2015 by Baldwin's Bailey Kaopuiki (10.74). He has been consistently clocked at 3.7–3.8 sec. from home to first right-handed. He also has a strong arm, with 69 career outfield assists through 2013.
  • 2012
    On December 13, 2012, Victorino signed a 3-year, $39 million contract with the Boston Red Sox.
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    Victorino was traded back to the Dodgers on July 31, 2012 for Josh Lindblom, Ethan Martin and a player to be named later, who later turned out to be grandson of Dodgers Hall of Fame Spanish announcer Stefan Jarrín.
    More Details Hide Details Victorino played in 53 games with the Dodgers, primarily in left field and hit .245 with 2 homers, 15 RBI and 15 steals.
    In 2012 with the Phillies, Victorino played in 101 games and hit .261 with 9 homers, 40 RBI and 24 steals.
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  • 2011
    In September 2011, Victorino was named the winner of the Branch Rickey Award by the Rotary Club of Denver.
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  • 2010
    In 2010, he received the Tug McGraw "Good Guy Award" from the Philadelphia chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
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    In the first inning of the clinching Game 3 of the 2010 NL division series against Cincinnati, Victorino made a superb running-and-reaching catch of a line drive in the alley.
    More Details Hide Details Without that catch, the game would have been tied, 1–1, with the hitter now on second and a possible big inning for the Reds. Instead, the catch preserved a 1–0 lead. However, in the NLCS, Victorino posted a mere .208 batting average with just two RBIs and six strikeouts against the eventual World Series Champion San Francisco Giants.
  • 2009
    Victorino is married to the former Melissa Smith. Victorino and Smith wed in November 2009.
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    For the 2009 season, Victorino's 13 triples led the majors, and he won his second consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove Award in the outfield.
    More Details Hide Details After the season, the Phillies and Victorino agreed to a three-year contract extension, avoiding salary arbitration and buying out his first year of free agency.
    On July 9, 2009 Victorino won the All-Star Game Final Vote with a record breaking 15.6 million votes, and was named the 33rd member of the National League's 2009 All-Star team.
    More Details Hide Details He was the first Hawaiian-born positional player to be named to an All-Star team. On August 12, in a game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, Victorino was hit with a full cup of beer while making a catch. A complaint was filed with the Chicago police by Victorino and the Cubs, and the fan was charged with two misdemeanor counts.
  • 2008
    Victorino's success carried over into the 2008 NLCS, as he continued to make crucial hits and defensive plays for the Phillies.
    More Details Hide Details In Game 2 he was 2 for 5 with 4 RBIs. After the game, Victorino was informed that his grandmother had died. Game 3 saw Victorino in the midst of controversy. After being brushed back by Hiroki Kuroda, Victorino began to gesture towards the non-English-speaking pitcher that it was alright that he throw inside, just as long as he did not do so at his head. After grounding out to second, he continued to gesture at Kuroda and benches from both teams cleared. Victorino quickly became the villain for Dodger fans and was booed each time he came up to bat. After the game, Victorino was fined $2,500 by the league for his part in the incident. Victorino was quick to silence the crowd during Game 4 when he hit a game-tying two run home run. In their first trip to the fall classic since 1993, the Phillies went on to win the 2008 World Series by defeating the Tampa Bay Rays.
    In 2008, Victorino received the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award.
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    In the 2008 NLDS Game 2 against the Milwaukee Brewers, Victorino hit a grand slam (his first ever in the major leagues, and the Phillies first post-season grand slam) off of CC Sabathia in the bottom of the 2nd inning.
    More Details Hide Details Victorino also became the first player in post-season history to have a home run, a double, and two steals in a single game.
    With the Phillies, Victorino won three Gold Glove Awards, was named to two MLB All-Star Games, and was a member of the 2008 World Series champions.
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  • 2007
    On June 3, 2007 the Phillies celebrated "Shane Victorino Day" with Victorino hula figurines, and flew his father in from Maui for the game.
    More Details Hide Details Victorino ended the day's game with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth against the Giants.
    On March 30, 2007, Smith gave birth to their first child, a daughter, named Kali'a Makenna Victorino. On October 1, 2010, Smith gave birth to their son Kingston Shane.
    More Details Hide Details During the off-seasons they live together in Las Vegas. Victorino is of Portuguese, Hawaiian, Japanese, Okinawan, and Chinese descent. His last name is of Portuguese origin. In an interview with The Philadelphia Inquirer in 2011, he explained: "My name is really Victorine, which is Portuguese. My great-, great-grandpa, when he was in the war, they spelled his name with an O at the end instead of an E, and it became Victorino." He is a Sansei or third-generation Japanese American on his mother's side. His cousin, Kanekoa Texeira, is a pitcher for the Louisville Bats of the International League. Shane is a fan of Bob Marley and uses his song "Three Little Birds" as a walk up song for his at bats. It had become tradition for Red Sox fans to sing along. Victorino had a brief acting role in an episode of Hawaii Five-0, playing a character called Shaun.
    He was a right fielder in 2007
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  • 2006
    Victorino became a starting player when he replaced Bobby Abreu midway through the 2006 season, in right field.
    More Details Hide Details Victorino replaced Aaron Rowand, who left by free agency, in center field in 2008.
  • 2004
    Victorino was again selected in the Rule 5 draft, on December 13, 2004, by the Philadelphia Phillies.
    More Details Hide Details He again failed to stay with the major league club, and was offered back to the Dodgers. The Dodgers declined, so the Phillies retained his contract and assigned him to their Triple-A minor league club, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons of the International League. He hit .310 in 126 games with the Red Barons, with 18 home runs and 70 RBI, earning International League All-Star and Most Valuable Player honors. Additionally, he was selected as a Baseball America second team Minor League All-Star, a Triple-A All-Star and Phillies Minor League Player of the Year. Victorino received a September call-up to the Phillies and hit his first home run on September 22 off Tim Hudson of the Atlanta Braves.
  • 2003
    Victorino made his MLB debut with the Padres in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details He played for the Phillies from 2005 through 2012.
  • 2002
    Victorino was selected in the 2002 Rule 5 draft by the San Diego Padres and made his Major League debut for the Padres on April 2, 2003 as a late inning defensive replacement against the San Francisco Giants.
    More Details Hide Details He recorded his first at-bat the following day against the Dodgers, grounding out to third base. He did not record his first hit until April 20, when he singled to right field off of Shawn Chacón of the Colorado Rockies. He played in 36 games for the Padres with a .151 batting average. On May 28 he was returned by the Padres to the Dodgers. After playing two more seasons in the Dodgers farm system, with Jacksonville and the Las Vegas 51s of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League.
  • 1999
    He spent the 1999 through 2002 seasons in the Dodgers minor league system, reaching Double-A with the Jacksonville Suns of the Southern League in 2002.
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    Victorino was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth round of the 1999 MLB draft out of St. Anthony High School in Wailuku, Hawaii.
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  • 1980
    Born on November 30, 1980.
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