Outfielder known for solid home run power who played seven seasons in the big leagues, winning three World Series with the New York Yankees.
He played baseball at Granite Hills High School in California.
He had a sensational MLB debut, hitting 10 home runs (3 of them grand slams) in 67 at-bats for the Yankees in 1998.
He was born in Key West, Florida.
He was nicknamed Roy Hobbs, a character portrayed by Robert Redford in the film "The Natural," for his knack for hitting clutch home runs.