Gary Antonian Sheffield is an American former Major League Baseball outfielder who played with eight teams from 1988 to 2009. He currently works as a sports agent. For most of his career, Sheffield played right field, though he has also played left field, third base, shortstop, and a handful of games at first base. He played for the Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, and the New York Mets. Sheffield was a first-round pick of the Brewers, who selected him sixth overall in the 1986 amateur draft after a standout prep career at Hillsborough High School in Tampa, Florida. He bats and throws right-handed. Sheffield hit his 500th home run on April 17, 2009. As of his last game, Sheffield ranked second among all active players in walks, third in runs, fourth in RBIs, fifth in hits and home runs, and sixth in hit by pitches.
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About Gary Sheffield
Nine-time MLB All-Star outfielder who won a World Series Championship in 1997 with the Florida Marlins.
He began his MLB career with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1988.
In April of 2009, he hit his 500th homer as a member of the New York Mets against the Milwaukee Brewers; he retired with 509 career home runs.
Had three sons with gospel singer DeLeon.
His uncle Dwight Gooden was a star New York Mets pitcher who won the NL Cy Young Award in 1985.
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