Evan Michael Longoria, nicknamed Longo, is an American professional baseball third baseman for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. He previously played in MLB for the Tampa Bay Rays from 2008 through 2017. Longoria played for the Long Beach State University baseball team, was the star CSN Bay Area 2005 Cape Cod League MVP, and was named the 2006 Big West Co-Player of the Year. He was drafted by the Rays in the first round as the third overall pick in the 2006 MLB draft. After two full seasons in the minors, he made his major league debut for the Rays in 2008, and was named to the American League team for the 2008 MLB All Star Game. Longoria was also named the 2008 American League Rookie of the Year. Longoria has also made the All-Star team three times, being selected from 2008 to 2010.
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About Evan Longoria
All-Star MLB third baseman who was named American League Rookie of the Year with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008. He was named to his first All-Star team in 2008 and helped lead Tampa Bay to the World Series in 2008. After the 2017 season, he was traded to the San Francisco Giants.
He didn't receive one scholarship to play college baseball due to his diminutive size.
He had one of the biggest hits in Tampa Bay Rays history when he hit a walkoff homerun in extra innings during the last game of the 2011 season. This broke a tie with the Boston Red Sox and sent Tampa Bay into the playoffs.
He was born to Michael and Ellie Longoria. He has a daughter named Elle with model Jaime Edmondson whom he married in 2015.
He joined the Tampa Bay Rays the same season as star pitcher David Price.
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