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Michael Averett Lowell (born February 24, 1974) is a Puerto Rican/American former Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
third baseman. During a 13-year career, Lowell played for the New York Yankees
New York Yankees
(1998), Florida Marlins (1999–2005), and the Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
(2006–2010). With the Red Sox, he was named MVP of the 2007 World Series
World Series
for batting .400 with 1 HR, 4 RBI, 6 runs scored and a stolen base in a four-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies.

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Florida
Florida
International University 3 Major League Baseball

3.1 New York Yankees 3.2 Florida
Florida
Marlins 3.3 Boston Red Sox

4 Post-career 5 Accolades 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Personal life[edit] Lowell was born in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
to Carl and Beatriz Lowell on February 24, 1974. His parents were born in Cuba, and are of Irish and Spanish ancestry. His family relocated to Miami, Florida
Florida
when Lowell was four years old. He has always identified himself as a Cuban. He attended elementary school at Epiphany Catholic School in South Miami, Florida. As a high school sophomore at Christopher Columbus High School, he was selected to the varsity baseball team but did not get playing time, so he transferred to Coral Gables High School
Coral Gables High School
for his junior year.[1][2] In 1992, Lowell graduated from Coral Gables
Coral Gables
Senior High School in Coral Gables, Florida, where he had a 4.0 GPA and was a star player on the baseball team. There, he met future wife Bertica, a member of the school's nationally recognized Gablettes dance team, of which she became coach years later. They have one daughter, Alexis Ileana Lowell, and one son named Anthony.[3] Lowell's autobiography, Deep Drive: A Long Journey to Finding the Champion Within, was published on May 6, 2008.[4] On February 19, 1999, Lowell was diagnosed with testicular cancer, causing him to miss nearly two months of the 1999 season while he underwent treatment for the disease. However, he later recovered and went on to play baseball professionally.[5][6] The Lowell family currently resides in Pinecrest, Florida. Florida
Florida
International University[edit] Lowell was awarded an athletic scholarship to attend Florida International University (FIU) to play college baseball for the FIU Panthers baseball team. In 1993 he played in the Valley Baseball League a collegiate summer baseball league in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia
Virginia
for the Waynesboro Generals In the summer of 1994, he played for the Chatham A's
Chatham A's
in the Cape Cod Baseball
Baseball
League. Lowell graduated from FIU in 1997 with a Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
in Finance. A three-time All Conference player with the Panthers, his uniform number 15 was retired. Lowell was drafted by the New York Yankees
New York Yankees
in the 1995 Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
draft, and eventually made his MLB debut with the New York Yankees
New York Yankees
during the 1998 season. Major League Baseball[edit] New York Yankees[edit] Lowell was drafted by the New York Yankees
New York Yankees
in the 20th round of the 1995 Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
draft. He made his MLB
MLB
debut as a September call-up for the Yankees
Yankees
in 1998, singling in his first at-bat[7] and playing eight games in the season. During the postseason, Lowell did not make any appearances but still received his first career World Series
World Series
ring regardless that he debuted late in the season for the Yankees
Yankees
as the team won the 1998 World Series against the San Diego Padres
San Diego Padres
in just 4 games. Florida
Florida
Marlins[edit] Lowell was traded to the Florida Marlins
Florida Marlins
on February 1, 1999 for Mark Johnson and Ed Yarnall. While waiting for spring training, he discovered that he had testicular cancer and underwent surgery on February 21 returning to the lineup on May 29. He finished his season with a .253 BA, 12 home runs, and 47 RBI. Lowell had successful years in Florida
Florida
and established himself as one of the elite third baseman in the league. In 2001, he finished with 18 home runs and 100 RBI. Lowell was on pace to have a great season in 2003, but in late August, he suffered a broken hand when he was hit by a pitch by the Montreal Expos' Héctor Almonte, forcing him to miss 32 games, but managed to finish the season with 32 home runs and 105 RBI. He was replaced by Miguel Cabrera. Lowell got his second career World Series
World Series
ring after the Marlins won the 2003 World Series
World Series
against the Yankees
Yankees
in 6 games. In 2004, he hit a career high at the time .293 with 27 home runs and 85 RBI. Despite a disappointing 2005 season in which he hit .236 with only 8 homers and a .298 on-base percentage, Lowell earned his first Gold Glove
Gold Glove
Award. Lowell also finished third in doubles in the league, totaling 47 doubles in the 2005 season. The Marlins traded him to Boston in a deal that was officially completed on November 21, 2005, in which the Red Sox received Lowell, Josh Beckett
Josh Beckett
and Guillermo Mota
Guillermo Mota
in exchange for Hanley Ramírez, Aníbal Sánchez, Jesús Delgado and Harvey García. Boston Red Sox[edit]

Lowell in spring 2007.

Although the Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
took on Lowell and his contract largely because the Marlins would not trade pitcher Josh Beckett
Josh Beckett
without relieving themselves of Lowell's salary, Lowell fared better than expected as a member of the 2006 Red Sox, for a time leading the league in doubles and providing solid defense at third base. Lowell finished with 20 HR and 80 RBI, and he was tied with Eric Chavez
Eric Chavez
for the best fielding percentage at his position. The 2007 season turned out to be one of Lowell's best, in which he set career bests in hits, RBI, batting average, OPS, and played a key role in helping the Red Sox win their second World Series
World Series
in four years. One of the early highlights of the season came on April 22 when Lowell was one of the four Red Sox players to hit consecutive home runs against the Yankees. During the first half, Lowell hit .300 and led the team with 14 home runs (tied with David Ortiz) and 63 RBI. This performance helped earn him a spot on the 2007 American League All-Star Team as a reserve player voted in on the player's ballot. As the Red Sox held onto its lead in the American League East division, Lowell continued to carry the team by hitting .350 during the second half. His season total of 120 RBI was not only a personal best but a franchise record for a Red Sox third baseman, beating Butch Hobson's total of 112 in 1977. Lowell also finished with a .324 batting average, 21 home runs and 191 hits, another career high. During the 2007 World Series, Lowell hit .400 with 1 HR, 4 RBI, 6 runs scored and a stolen base in the four-game sweep against the Colorado Rockies. Lowell got his second(third) World Series
World Series
ring and was named the World Series
World Series
MVP. He also became the second Puerto Rican player to be named the MVP of a World Series
World Series
(the first one being Roberto Clemente). Lowell along with fellow ex-Marlin Josh Beckett
Josh Beckett
became the first duo to each get a World Series
World Series
MVP by winning a World Series with one team in the American League and the other in the National League. Following the season, Lowell placed fifth in the American League Most Valuable Player voting. Although he filed for free agency, Lowell returned to the Red Sox after signing a three-year contract worth $37.5M. Lowell had trouble with a torn hip labrum that required surgery between the 2008 and 2009 seasons. As a result, he spent several stints on the disabled list. The injury caused him to miss most of the 2008 playoffs, including the ALCS when the Red Sox lost to the Tampa Bay Rays. It also kept him from representing Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
in the 2009 World Baseball
Baseball
Classic.[8] He did return to action with the Red Sox in 2009, though he saw reduced playing time at third base in order to keep him healthy and in playing condition. After the Red Sox acquired Victor Martinez in a midseason trade with the Cleveland Indians, Lowell's playing time was reduced, casting his future with the team into doubt.[9] After the season, it was speculated that the Red Sox would attempt to trade Lowell.[10] Following the 2009 season, the Red Sox and Texas Rangers agreed to a deal that would send Lowell to Texas for catcher Max Ramírez. However, the deal was called off by the Rangers when they discovered that Lowell required surgery on his right thumb.[11] Lowell underwent a successful surgery on December 30.[12] He remained with the Red Sox and joined the team for Spring training
Spring training
following rehabilitation on his surgically repaired thumb.[13] On April 10, 2010, Lowell announced that he would most likely retire after the 2010 season. In the 2010 season, he played as a backup infielder at first and third base and as a pinch hitter. On August 3, after coming back from nearly 2 months on the disabled list, Lowell stepped into the batters box to a standing ovation at Fenway Park and hit a 2-run home run on the first pitch.[14] On October 2, 2010 the Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
honored Lowell with an on-field ceremony as he would go on to retire after the 2010 Major League Baseball
Baseball
season was complete.[15] Post-career[edit] Lowell works as an analyst on the MLB
MLB
Network, appearing on "MLB Tonight." He appeared on the ballot for the National Baseball
Baseball
Hall of Fame and Museum 2016 election and earned zero votes.[16] Accolades[edit]

World Series
World Series
champion (1998, 2003, 2007) 2007 World Series
World Series
MVP 4× All-Star (2002–04, 2007) Tony Conigliaro Award
Tony Conigliaro Award
winner (1999) NL Gold Glove
Gold Glove
Third Baseman (2005) TYIB Defensive Player of the Year (2006) Jackie Jensen
Jackie Jensen
Award (2006) Holds the Red Sox franchise single-season record for most RBIs by a third baseman (2007)

See also[edit]

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
portal Biography portal Baseball
Baseball
portal

List of Puerto Ricans Irish immigration to Puerto Rico List of Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
career home run leaders

References[edit]

^ MacMullan, Jackie. Bad bounces, good hands, The Boston Globe. Published October 3, 2007. Retrieved May 2, 2009. ^ Browne, Ian. Lowell influenced by Dad most of all, Boston Red Sox. Published June 13, 2008. Retrieved May 2, 2009. ^ Mike Lowell
Mike Lowell
at MLB.com. ^ "Deep Drive: A Long Journey to Finding the Champion Within (Hardcover)". Retrieved 2009-09-13.  ^ [1] "Just Another Comeback Year", Boston Globe. ^ [2] "Lowell fighting cancer battle one day at a time", Discover Athens Magazine. ^ Chuck, Bill. 100 random things about the Red Sox, Rays, and Yankees, The Boston Globe. Published April 2, 2009. Retrieved May 2, 2009. ^ Bradford, Rob Lowell takes swings, but gets word of no WBC Archived 2009-01-31 at the Wayback Machine., WEEI. Retrieved January 28, 2009. ^ Barbarisi, Daniel. Mike Lowell's future with the Red Sox is cloudy entering the offseason, Providence Journal. Published October 16, 2009. Retrieved October 19, 2009. ^ Rosenthal, Ken and Jon Paul Morosi. Latest buzz from the MLB offseason Archived 2009-11-22 at the Wayback Machine., FOX Sports. Published November 23, 2009. Retrieved November 23, 2009. ^ Bradford, Rob. Lowell Trade Is Off, WEEI. Published December 19, 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010. ^ Bradford, Rob. Lowell Surgery Successful, WEEI. Published December 31, 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2010. ^ Silva, Steve. Thursday's Red Sox Q&A with Peter Gammons, The Boston Globe. Published January 7, 2010. Retrieved January 12, 2010. ^ Associated Press. Lowell homers in return to Red Sox, benches empty, Yahoo! Sports. Published August 3, 2010. Retrieved August 12, 2010. ^ Boston.com. [3] Published and Retrieved September 23, 2010. ^ Zucker, Joseph. "2016 BBWAA Hall of Fame Election Results Announced". 

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7 J. D. Drew 10 Coco Crisp 12 Eric Hinske 13 Alex Cora 15 Dustin Pedroia 17 Manny Delcarmen 18 Daisuke Matsuzaka 19 Josh Beckett
Josh Beckett
(ALCS MVP) 20 Kevin Youkilis 23 Julio Lugo 24 Manny Ramirez 25 Mike Lowell
Mike Lowell
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