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Edgar Enrique Renteria
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 172 lb.
- Debut May 10, 1996
- Final Game September 28, 2011
- Born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
Shortstop Edgar Renteria is the brother of former minor league infielder Edinson Renteria and Everth Renteria. He had a flair for postseason dramatics, driving in the game-winning run in Game 7 of the 1997 World Series to give the Florida Marlins their first World Series triumph in just their fifth season of existence. In 2010, his game-winning home runs in Games 2 and 5 of the Fall Classic led to him winning World Series MVP honors for the San Francisco Giants. He was also part of the St. Louis Cardinals team that was swept by the Boston Red Sox in the 2004 World Series when the Sox broke the infamous "Curse of the Bambino". the following season, 2005, he joined the Boston Red Sox as their starting shortstop, but stayed only one year.
Even though Renteria played his last major league game with the Cincinnati Reds in 2011, he did not formally announce his retirement until the spring of 2013.
- 5-time NL All-Star (1998, 2000, 2003, 2004 & 2006)
- 2010 World Series MVP
- 2-time NL Gold Glove Winner (2002 & 2003)
- 3-time NL Silver Slugger Award Winner (2000, 2002 & 2003)
- 100 RBI Seasons: 1 (2003)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 2 (2005 & 2006)
- Won two World Series with the Florida Marlins (1997) and the San Francisco Giants (2010)
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