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 - over 1 year
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 - almost 2 years
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 2 years
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 u...
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Boston Rallies in the 9th for 2-1 Victory Over Seattle
NYTimes - almost 3 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 3 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 3 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 ...
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Victorino to talk World Series win at Downtown Athletic Club of Hawaii event
The Business Journals - about 4 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 - about 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 be...
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Red Sox Beards: David Ortiz, Shane Victorino To Shave For Gillette Promotion
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 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 4 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. Ga...
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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.
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  • 2015
    He filed for free agency on November 2, 2015.
    His combined record with the Red Sox and Angels in 2015 was 71 games played, batting .230, with 7 RBIs and 1 home run.
    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.
    On April 25, 2015, Victorino was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a hamstring strain.
  • 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.
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    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.
  • 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.
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    On May 12, 2013, Victorino collided with the right field wall and was injured.
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    With the Red Sox, Victorino won a Gold Glove Award and was a member of the 2013 World Series champions.
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  • 2012
    On December 13, 2012, Victorino signed a 3-year, $39 million contract with the Boston Red Sox.
    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.
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    In 2012 with the Phillies, Victorino played in 101 games and hit .261 with 9 homers, 40 RBI and 24 steals.
  • 2011
    In September 2011, Victorino was named the winner of the Branch Rickey Award by the Rotary Club of Denver.
  • 2010
    In 2010, he received the Tug McGraw "Good Guy Award" from the Philadelphia chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
    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.
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  • 2009
    Victorino is married to the former Melissa Smith. Victorino and Smith wed in November 2009.
    For the 2009 season, Victorino's 13 triples led the majors, and he won his second consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove Award in the outfield.
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    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.
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  • 2008
    Victorino's success carried over into the 2008 NLCS, as he continued to make crucial hits and defensive plays for the Phillies.
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    In 2008, Victorino received the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award.
    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.
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    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.
  • 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.
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    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.
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    He was a right fielder in 2007
  • 2006
    Victorino became a starting player when he replaced Bobby Abreu midway through the 2006 season, in right field.
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  • 2004
    Victorino was again selected in the Rule 5 draft, on December 13, 2004, by the Philadelphia Phillies.
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  • 2003
    Victorino made his MLB debut with the Padres in 2003.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
    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.
  • 1980
    Born on November 30, 1980.
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