Casey Blake

William Casey Blake (born August 23, 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa) is a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Blake previously played with the Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, and Cleveland Indians. He has alternated between playing at third base and first base before becoming a full-time third baseman with the Indians. In 2005, Blake moved to right field to accommodate the Indians' signing of third baseman Aaron Boone, but stayed there for only 2 seasons before moving back to third. Blake was drafted twice prior to signing with the Blue Jays: in 1992, he was taken during the 11th round by the Philadelphia Phillies; in 1995, he was taken by the New York Yankees during the 45th round. Blake was a four-sport stand-out at Indianola High School in Indianola, Iowa where he played baseball, football, basketball, and participated in track. He was named a top-ten high school athlete in the history of Iowa. His high school team, just like his previous major league team, was named the Indians. Blake attended Wichita State University where he was a three-time All-American, two-time Academic All-American and participated in the College World Series.
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