Mike Caruso

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Mike Caruso
Born: (1977-05-27) May 27, 1977 (age 37)
Queens, New York
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
March 31, 1998 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
August 9, 2002 for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
Batting average .274
Home runs 7
RBIs 90

Michael John Caruso (born May 27, 1977 in Queens, New York) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals.

Caruso was a prospect for the San Francisco Giants. During the 1997 season, Caruso was one of six prospects traded to the White Sox in the infamous White Flag Trade.

In 1998, Caruso was called up by the White Sox at the age of 20 to become their everyday starting shortstop. He finished third in the Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award balloting. However, his career in Chicago only lasted two years. He reemerged back into the Major Leagues in 2002 with the Royals, but only played in 12 games.

After two years out of the game, Caruso began a comeback attempt. He played the 2007 season for the South Georgia Peanuts of the independent South Coast League.[1] However, the South Coast League only lasted one season before suspending operations.[2] He then played for the Joliet JackHammers.[3]


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