|New York Yankees — No. 28|
|Born: August 11, 1984 |
Santo Domingo Oeste, Dominican Republic
|Bats: Switch||Throws: Left|
|Major League Baseball debut|
|July 7, 2005 for the New York Yankees|
|Selected MLB statistics|
(through June 8, 2008)
|Batting average||. A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the Outfielder in Baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position Events 2492 BC - Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Santo Domingo Oeste is a municipality of the Santo Domingo province in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic ( Spanish: República Dominicana;) is a nation located in the Caribbean region and shares the island of Hispaniola with Events 1456 - A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Batting average is a Statistic in both Cricket and Baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively 275|
|On-base plus slugging||. In Baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around first second and third base and returns safely to Home plate, touching On-base plus slugging (OPS is a baseball statistic calculated as the sum of a player's On-base percentage and Slugging percentage. 726|
Melky Cabrera (born August 11, 1984 in Santo Domingo Oeste, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees. The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. 2005 Major League Baseball season Headline events of the year Chicago White Sox swept the Houston Astros to win the World Series Events 2492 BC - Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Santo Domingo Oeste is a municipality of the Santo Domingo province in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic ( Spanish: República Dominicana;) is a nation located in the Caribbean region and shares the island of Hispaniola with Outfielder is a generic term applied to each of the people playing in the three defensive positions in Baseball farthest from the batter The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York.
On November 13, 2001, at age 17, Melky was signed by the New York Yankees. Events 1002 - English king Ethelred orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. In 2002, at age 18, he made his pro debut in the Yankees Rookie League affiliate at the Dominican Summer League. In 2003, he made his first minor league appearance with the low class A ball in the NY-Penn League with the Staten Island Yankees, batting . Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. The Staten Island Yankees are a minor league Baseball team located in Staten Island, New York. 283 with 31 RBI in 67 games. In 2004, he moved up to the higher A ball Battle Creek Yankees, hitting . "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Location Battle Creek MI League Midwest League 2003-2004 Affiliation New York Yankees 2003-2004 333 with 16 RBI in 42 games before being promoted to the high class A Tampa Yankees, where he hit . The Tampa Yankees are a Minor league baseball team based in Tampa, Florida. 288 with 51 RBI in 85 games to finish the season. In 2005, Cabrera started off with the Class AA Trenton Thunder, hitting . The Trenton Thunder are an American Minor League Baseball team and are the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. 275 with 60 RBI in 106 games. At the end of June, he was called up to the AAA Columbus Clippers. The Columbus Clippers are a Minor league baseball team based in Columbus, Ohio. On July 7, 2005, he made his major league debut. However, he only played six games before he was moved back down to Columbus. In 2006, he started the season in Columbus, but due to injuries to Hideki Matsui and Gary Sheffield, he became the everyday left fielder for the Yankees. is a Japanese Major League Baseball Left fielder who plays for the New York Yankees. Gary Antonian Sheffield (born November 18, 1968 in Tampa Florida) is a Major League Baseball Designated hitter and Outfielder
On July 7, Melky made his major league debut in center field at Yankee Stadium against the Cleveland Indians. Events 1456 - A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death The original Yankee Stadium is a Stadium located in The Bronx in New York City. The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.  His first at bat against Kevin Millwood resulted in a strike-out; however, he was not discouraged after having an emotional pre-game conversation with his Dominican high school coach, Marshall Lindner. Kevin Austin Millwood (born December 24, 1974 in Gastonia North Carolina) is a Right-handed Starting pitcher who plays for the However, he collected his first major league hit, a single to left field, in his third at bat to a standing ovation.  The next day, he went 2 for 3 against Cleveland Indians pitcher Cliff Lee, scoring his first major league run. The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Clifton Phifer "Cliff" Lee (born August 30, 1978 in) is a Left-handed Starting pitcher for the Cleveland Indians in Melky would go 0 for his next 13 and make a costly miscue in center on July 15 against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, misplaying a Trot Nixon fly ball that resulted in an inside-the-park homer during a 17-1 defeat. Events 1099 - First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions. Christopher Trotman "Trot" Nixon (born April 11, 1974 in) is a Major League Baseball Outfielder for the New York Mets In Baseball parlance an inside-the-park home run or "leg home run" is a play where a hitter scores a Home run without hitting the ball out of play Melky was sent down to AAA Columbus the next day for 17 games, and then demoted back to AA Trenton Thunder to finish out the season. The Trenton Thunder are an American Minor League Baseball team and are the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees.
Melky saw a lot of time in spring training of 2006, with outfield starters Johnny Damon and Bernie Williams playing in the World Baseball Classic. In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of practices and exhibition games preceding the start of the Regular season. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Johnny David Damon (born November 5 1973 in Fort Riley, Kansas) is a Thai American Major League Baseball Outfielder for the Bernabé Figueroa Williams (born September 13 1968 is a Puerto Rican former Major League Baseball Outfielder and a Guitar -playing The World Baseball Classic, sometimes abbreviated WBC, is an international Baseball tournament first held in March 2006. He impressed the Yankees by hitting . 349 in 16 games, however, he was ultimately sent to AAA Columbus at the start of the season.
Melky had a strong start, hitting . 385 with 4 HR and 24 RBI in just 31 games before being called up on May 9 after left fielder Hideki Matsui's broken wrist landed him on the disabled list until September 12. Events 1457 BC - Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of is a Japanese Major League Baseball Left fielder who plays for the New York Yankees. In Major League Baseball, the disabled list (DL is a method for teams to remove their injured players from the roster in order to summon healthy players Melky stepped in at left field and had a strong start, hitting . 318 in May with his first 10 career RBIs and first 2 stolen bases. On May 30, batting leadoff for just the second time, Melky recorded his first career 4-hit game, going 4 for 6, missing the cycle by a homer . Events 1416 - The Council of Constance, called by the Emperor Sigismund a supporter of Antipope John XXIII burns Jerome of Prague following In June, he fell into a slump, although he hit his first major league HR on June 15. Events 763 BC - Assyrians record a Solar eclipse that will be used to fix the Chronology of Mesopotamian history . On June 6, in the 8th inning of a 2-1 game against the Red Sox, Melky made an outstanding catch in left-center, (which became known as "The Melky Catch") leaping over the wall to steal a home run from Boston's Manny Ramírez. Events 1508 - Maximilian I Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three-year Manuel "Manny" Aristides Ramírez Onelcida (born May 30 1972 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Dominican-American professional After the catch, Johnny Damon cheered and danced in the outfield. Johnny David Damon (born November 5 1973 in Fort Riley, Kansas) is a Thai American Major League Baseball Outfielder for the . This play earned Melky a "This Year In Baseball" Award (voted on by the fans) for the most outstanding play of the 2006 season. In July, Melky heated up again, hitting . 313 with 14 RBI. Highlights of the month included his first career 5-RBI game on July 5, with his first career grand slam against Paul Byrd to break a tie score. Events 1295 - Scotland and France form an alliance the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England.  On July 18, Melky hit his first career walk-off home run, a line shot in the bottom of the 11th against the Seattle Mariners to give the Yankees a 5-4 win. Events 390 BC - Roman - Gaulish Wars Battle of the Allia - a Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, The Seattle Mariners are an American professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington, United States.  Melky finished the 2006 season tied for second in the league with 12 outfield assists.
Cabrera struggled starting off the season. He was the fourth outfielder and did not get regular at-bats. When he did play, he could not be counted on to relive his magic from 2006. He batted . 200 in April and . 254 in May, getting limited playing time. He was batting . 223 when Jason Giambi went on the disabled list on June 1st. In Major League Baseball, the disabled list (DL is a method for teams to remove their injured players from the roster in order to summon healthy players Giambi's placement on the DL, however, gave Cabrera a playing opportunity. Johnny Damon was moved to Giambi's role of designated hitter and Cabrera took Damon's spot in center field. Johnny David Damon (born November 5 1973 in Fort Riley, Kansas) is a Thai American Major League Baseball Outfielder for the In Baseball, the designated hitter rule is the common name for Major League Baseball Rule 6 Since then, Cabrera hit . 320 with 3 of his 5 home runs and 21 of his 36 RBIs. He also had a then career high 13-game hitting streak going from July 1-17. While Bobby Abreu was struggling in July, Cabrera batted second so Derek Jeter could move to third in the lineup. Bob Kelly "Bobby" Abreu /aˈbreʲu/ (nicknamed El Comedulce) (born March 11 1974 in Turmero Aragua State, Venezuela) is a Major League Derek Sanderson Jeter (ˈʤitɚ born June 26 1974 is an American Major League Baseball player He has cemented himself as the Yankees starting center fielder and Giambi has been fighting with Damon for DH at-bats since he returned from the DL. His career high hitting streak of 19 games ended in a 2 hit whipping by the Baltimore Orioles where the Orioles outscored the Yankees 12-0. However, he continued to get on base with a walk. Prior to the July 31 trade deadline, Yankees' GM Brian Cashman had a deal on the table to trade Cabrera in order acquire the Texas Rangers' closer Eric Gagné. Brian Cashman (born 3 July 1967 in Rockville Centre New York) is an American Major league baseball executive The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington Texas, United States, representing the Dallas-Ft Éric Serge Gagné ( IPA:) (born January 7 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a Relief pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers Cashman refused this proposal, showing how much value Cabrera has to the Yankees, not only this year, but in the years to come. 
In 2007 Cabrera was 4th in the American League in sacrifice flies (9), 5th in sacrifice hits (10), and 6th in triples (8).
Before the 2008 season began, Cabrera was involved in trade talks along with young pitching prospects Ian Kennedy and Phil Hughes in exchange for Pitching great Johan Santana of the Minnesota Twins, Santana did end up coming to New York but across town to the Mets. Cabrera was involved in a bench clearing brawl against the Tampa Bay Rays in a 2008 spring training preseason game. The Tampa Bay Rays are a Major League Baseball franchise based in St In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of practices and exhibition games preceding the start of the Regular season. MLB claimed to have seen video that showed Cabrera punching Rays third baseman Evan Longoria during the brawl. A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in Baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base — the third of Evan Michael Longoria (born October 7 1985 in Downey, California) is a Major League Baseball Third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays Cabrera was suspended 2 games along with teammate Shelley Duncan, and also fined third base coach Bobby Meacham, and hitting coach Kevin Long for his actions in the brawl. David Shelley Duncan (born September 29, 1979 in Tucson, Arizona) is a corner Outfielder / First baseman / Designated In Baseball, a number of coaches assist in the smooth functioning of a team Robert "Bobby" Meacham (born August 25, 1960 in Los Angeles CA) is a former Major League Baseball Shortstop. In Baseball, a number of coaches assist in the smooth functioning of a team There are four famous people named Kevin Long: Kevin Long (skateboarder is a professional skateboarder Kevin Long (football is a former