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William Paul Bloomquist

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Willie Bloomquist hit .389/.421/.778 for the USA national team in the 1998 Baseball World Cup. He was one of the top two US hitters.

Bloomquist played baseball at South Kitsap High School in Port Orchard, WA then was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 8th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Opting for college, he played for Arizona State University, and was drafted by the Mariners again, this time in the 3rd round of the 1999 amateur draft.

Bloomquist and Kansas City Royals former teammate Jason Kendall have become good friends and together are vying to represent the United States in the 2018 Olympics in two-man bobsled.

Willie is the prototype utility player, having played 7 positions in the field during four different seasons of his career.

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