John Olerud

John Olerud

First baseman
Born: (1968-08-05) August 5, 1968 (age 44)
Seattle, Washington
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 3, 1989 for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 2005 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .295
Hits 2,239
Home runs 255
Runs batted in 1,230
  • Toronto Blue Jays (1989–1996)
  • New York Mets (1997–1999)
  • Seattle Mariners (2000–2004)
  • New York Yankees (2004)
  • Boston Red Sox (2005)
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× All-Star (1993, 2001)
  • 2× World Series champion (1992, 1993)
  • 3× Gold Glove Award winner (2000, 2002, 2003)
  • 1993 AL batting title
  • 1993 Hutch Award

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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