|Born: (1968-08-05) August 5, 1968 (age 44)
|Batted: Left||Threw: Left|
|September 3, 1989 for the Toronto Blue Jays|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 2, 2005 for the Boston Red Sox|
|Runs batted in||1,230|
|Career highlights and awards|
John Garrett Olerud ( /ˈoʊləruːd/; nicknamed Big Rude, and Johnny O; born August 5, 1968), is a former American first baseman in Major League Baseball. Olerud played with the Toronto Blue Jays (1989–96), New York Mets (1997–99), Seattle Mariners (2000–2004), New York Yankees (2004) and Boston Red Sox (2005).
A patient, productive hitter throughout his career, Olerud won the American League batting title in 1993 and was runner-up for the National League batting title in 1998. Also a three-time Gold Glove winner, he was an excellent defensive first baseman and part of Sports Illustrated's "Greatest Infield Ever" with Edgardo Alfonzo, Rey Ordóñez, and Robin Ventura, when he played for the Mets.
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