Gary Antonian Sheffield (born November 18, 1968 in Tampa, Florida) is a Major League Baseball player who is currently a free agent. During his career, he has played for seven major league ball clubs. He has played primarily outfielder and designated hitter.
For most of his career, Sheffield has played right field, though he has also played left field, third base, shortstop, and a handful of games at first base. He previously played for the Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, and Detroit Tigers. Sheffield was a first round pick of the Brewers, who selected him sixth overall in the 1986 amateur draft after a standout prep career at Hillsborough High School in Tampa. He bats and throws right-handed.
At the start of the 2008 season, Sheffield ranked 2nd among all active players in runs (1,543), 3rd in walks (1,386), 4th in RBIs (1,579) and hits (2,529) and 6th in home runs (488) and hit by pitches (129). He is ranked 25th on the MLB all-time home run list with 499.
Sheffield grew up in Belmont Heights, near the Ponce de Leon projects known for its high crime. He and his family lived with his uncle, Dwight Gooden,
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