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-First scouted at age 13
-High School Baseball All-American, 1995
-Team USA gold medalist, 1995
-Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune Player of the Year, 1995
-Full baseball scholarship to Stanford University, 1995
-Freshman All American, 1996
-Two-time Cape Cod Collegiate Baseball League All Star, 1996 and 1997
-College World Series, 1997
-Two-time All Pac-10 baseball team, 1997 and 1998
-College All-American, 1998
-Defensive Player of the Year, Pac-10 Conference, 1998
-Played every inning of every game for Stanford's baseball team between 1996-1998
-2nd round draft pick, Colorado Rockies, 1998
-Carolina League (High Class A) All Star, 1999
-Stanford University graduate, Class of '99, History
-First called up to the Major Leagues with the Cleveland Indians, 2003
-Became the first Indian in 25 years to hit 20 home runs or more as a rookie
-The Sporting News MLB Rookie of the Year, 2003
-City of Cleveland Sports Writers Association Sportsman of the Year, 2003
-Represented the Cleveland Indians' players as the MLB Player's Association Representative, as well as being the Player's Association rep for every other team he played on.
-Was the first hitter in New York Mets' stadium's Citi Field history in 2009
-Became the first player in MLB history to hit a home run in a new ballpark as the game's first hitter, earning him a place in Cooperstown, New York's MLB Baseball Hall of Fame
-Holds claims for Citi Field's first hit, first run scored, first RBI, first HR, and first outfield assist (threw out Jose Reyes in the inaugural game's first inning).
-Hit for the cycle (single, double, triple, home run in the same game) as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers, 2010
-Played under such legendary baseball hitting instructors as Eddie Murray, Clint Hurdle, Don Baylor, Derek Shelton, Buddy Bell, Wally Joyner, and many others.
-Has combined his own knowledge of hitting mechanics with what he learned from other hitting legends to create a very unique way of teaching the hit tool to athletes of all ages by using both mechanics and approach to improve the hitter's chances for success.

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Rate: $100/half hour

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