Charlie Blackmon

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Charlie Blackmon
Charlie Blackmon on August 18, 2013.jpg
Blackmon with the Colorado Rockies
Colorado Rockies – No. 19
Born: (1986-07-01) July 1, 1986 (age 28)
Dallas, Texas
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
June 7, 2011 for the Colorado Rockies
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .290
Hits 304
Home runs 28
Runs batted in 111
Runs 141
Career highlights and awards

Charles Cobb Blackmon (born July 1, 1986) is an American professional baseball outfielder with the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball.

Early life[edit]

Blackmon grew up as a fan for the Atlanta Braves and was an outstanding baseball player at North Gwinnett High School. He transferred to Georgia Tech in the fall of 2006 after spending two years at Young Harris Junior College. He earned a baseball scholarship to Georgia Tech.[1]

Professional Career[edit]

Blackmon was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the second round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. He spent 2008 with the Tri-City Dust Devils, hitting .338 in 68 games. In 2009, he was promoted to the Modesto Nuts, and hit .307 with 30 stolen bases in 133 games there. In 2010, he played for the Tulsa Drillers, and spent the first half of 2011 with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

Colorado Rockies[edit]

He was called up to the majors for the first time on June 7, 2011.[2]

He recorded his first MLB hit on June 8 at Petco Park against Dustin Moseley of the San Diego Padres with a 1-out single to right. He recorded his first MLB RBI on June 11 against Matt Guerrier of the Los Angeles Dodgers, driving in Seth Smith with a 1-out single. He recorded his first MLB home run on July 1, 2011, (his 25th birthday) in a pinch hit at bat against Joakim Soria.

On April 4, 2014, Blackmon notched six hits -- including three doubles and a homer -- scored four runs and tallied five RBI out of the leadoff spot. He joins Ty Cobb (5/5/1925), Jimmie Foxx (7/10/1932), Edgardo Alfonzo (8/30/1999), and Shawn Green (5/23/2002) as the only players in MLB history to have 6 hits, 5 RBIs, and 4 extra base hits in a single game.

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