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Note: This page discusses 5-time All-Star outfielder Luis Gonzalez. For the major league infielder of the same name, click here. For the Cuban and Negro League pitcher of the Deadball Era, click here. For the Cuban utility man of the 2010s, click here
Luis Emilio González
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 180 lb.
- School University of South Alabama
- High School Jefferson High School (Tampa)
- Debut September 4, 1990
- Final Game September 28, 2008
- Born September 3, 1967 in Tampa, FL USA
Luis Gonzalez averaged 12 homers per season his first nine years in the majors. Surprisingly, he hit 57 home runs in 2001. Prior to that year, he had never hit more than 31, and after that year, he never hit more than 28. In 1999, he was second in the National League in batting average.
In Game 7 of the 2001 World Series, with a 2-2 tie and 1 out, González blooped the game-winning hit, for which he is sometimes known as "Mr. November" among Diamondbacks fans.
Gonzalez was named a special ambassador for the 2011 All-Star Game, played in Phoenix, AZ and was also named manager of the world team in the 2011 Futures Game played as part of the All-Star festivities.
- 1991 Topps All-Star Rookie Team
- 5-time NL All-Star (1999, 2001-2003 & 2005)
- NL Silver Slugger Award Winner (2001)
- NL Hits Leader (1999)
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 7 (1998-2003 & 2005)
- 30-Home Run Seasons: 2 (2000 & 2001)
- 40-Home Run Seasons: 1 (2001)
- 50-Home Run Seasons: 1 (2001)
- 100 RBI Seasons: 5 (1999-2003)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 3 (1999-2001)
- 200 Hits Seasons: 1 (1999)
- Won a World Series with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001