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Matthew Thomas Holliday is an American professional baseball designated hitter for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He formerly played left field for the Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, and St. Louis Cardinals. A World Series promote in 2011 with the Cardinals, Holliday, through prodigious hitting contributions, has played an essential role in 7 postseasons, consisting of the Rockies’ first-ever World Series look in 2007 and Cardinals’ playoff success of the 2010s. His distinctions include a National League (NL) batting championship, the 2007 NL Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award (NLCS MVP), 7 All-Star choices, and four Silver Slugger Awards. Other career accomplishments consist of 300 home runs, and more than 2,000 hits and 100 stolen bases while batting over .300.
The Colorado Rockies chose Holliday in the seventh round of the 1998 MLB draft from high school in Oklahoma, where he also starred as an extremely touted quarterback prospect. He debuted in MLB in 2004, becoming the Rockies’ starting left fielder and a middle of the lineup presence. In 2006, he ended up being the 19th player ever to reach 195 hits, 30 home runs, 45 doubles, 115 runs and 110 runs batted in (RBI) in one season. The next season, he won the NL batting title, September National League Player of the Month honors and NLCS MVP as the Rockies won 21 of 22 games at the end of the regular season and in the playoffs en route to their first World Series look. In the first of 4 successive NLCS appearances starting in 2011, he batted .435 with a .652 slugging percentage in the 2011 NLCS on his method to winning his first World Series ring with the Cardinals. In 2014, he became just the 5th player in MLB history to amass 9 consecutive seasons of at least 20 home runs, 30 doubles, 75 RBI and 80 runs scored each season.
In addition to his presence as a leader on the field, Holliday is active in charity work and assisting his colleagues off the field. Therefore, the St. Louis chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America has awarded him the Darryl Kile Good Guy Award. He is a frequent visitor to children’s medical facilities. From 2012 to 2016, Holliday co-sponsored a pledge drive for Greater St. Louis healthcare facilities called “Homers for Health,” which raised more than $3.7 million. Because of his hitting abilities and strength, he has actually sometimes been called the “Stillwater Stinger.”