Todd Hollandsworth

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Todd Hollandsworth
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Hollandsworth with the Cincinnati Reds in 2006
Outfielder
Born: (1973-04-20) April 20, 1973 (age 44)
Dayton, Ohio
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 25, 1995, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 2006, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Batting average .273
Home runs 98
Runs batted in 401
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Todd Mathew Hollandsworth (born April 20, 1973) is an American former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1995–2000), Colorado Rockies (2000–2002), Texas Rangers (2002), Florida Marlins (2003), Chicago Cubs (2004–2005), Atlanta Braves (2005), Cleveland Indians (2006), and Cincinnati Reds (2006). He was the National League Rookie of the Year with the Dodgers in 1996.

Early years

Hollandsworth was born in Dayton, Ohio, and graduated from Newport High School in Bellevue, Washington, in 1991. He was drafted in the third round of the 1991 Major League Baseball Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers out of high school.[1]

Professional career

Hollandsworth made his major league debut on April 25, 1995 at the age of 22 for the Dodgers. He was named the 1996 National League Rookie of the Year when he led all NL rookies that season in hits, doubles, home runs, runs batted in, and stolen bases in 149 games.[2] His award was the fifth consecutive Rookie of the Year award for the Dodgers, an MLB record. Hollandsworth was a member of the 2003 World Series Champion Florida Marlins. The Braves acquired him on August 29, 2005, from the Cubs, for minor league pitchers Todd Blackford and Angelo Burrows.

In a 12-year Major League career, Hollandsworth compiled a .273 batting average with 98 home runs and 401 RBI.[3]

Broadcasting career

During the 2008 baseball season, Todd was a regular contributor to Comcast Sports Net Chicago commenting on the Chicago Cubs baseball season.[4] In 2009, he was named the pre-and-post-game analyst for CSN Chicago's Cubs telecasts alongside David Kaplan, a gig he would hold until the end of the 2016 season.[5]

On December 22, 2016, it was announced that Hollandsworth would be the color commentator for Miami Marlins games on Fox Sports Florida starting in 2017, pairing up with play-by-play announcer Rich Waltz.[6]

Personal life

Todd is married to Marci Herges, the sister of his former teammate, pitcher Matt Herges. The two were introduced to one another through Herges while both were with the Dodgers in 2000.[7]

References

  1. ^ http://www.webmastereye.net/popular/todd-hollandsworth-blogs-662.html
  2. ^ "Dodger Is Top Rookie, Again". The New York Times. 1996-11-07. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hollato01.shtml
  4. ^ http://chicago.comcastsportsnet.com/pages/talent_gameteams
  5. ^ http://csnchicago.com/pages/new_landing?CSN-Names-Hollandsworth-Cubs-Studio-Anal=1&blockID=37718&tagID=926
  6. ^ "Todd Hollandsworth replaces TV analyst by committee for Marlins' broadcasts on Fox Sports Florida". Sun-Sentinel. 2016-12-22. Retrieved 2017-01-01. 
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hollato01.shtml

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Todd M Hollandsworth on Twitter
  • Media related to Todd Hollandsworth at Wikimedia Commons
Preceded by
Chipper Jones
Players Choice NL Most Outstanding Rookie
1996
Succeeded by
Scott Rolen
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