Mark Teixeira

(Mark Charles Teixeira)

Mark Teixeira
Mark Teixeira
  • Born: April 11, 1980
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Athlete

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Mark Charles Teixeira is an American former professional baseball first baseman. He played 14 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and New York Yankees. Before his professional career, he played college baseball at Georgia Tech, where in 2001 he won the Dick Howser Trophy as the national collegiate baseball player of the year. One of the most prolific switch hitters in MLB history, Teixeira was an integral part of the Yankees' 27th World Series championship in 2009, leading the American League (AL) in home runs and runs batted in (RBI) while finishing second in the Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) balloting. Teixeira was a three-time All-Star, won five Gold Glove Awards and three Silver Slugger Awards, and also holds the all-time major league record for most games with a home run from both sides of the plate, with 14. He was the fifth switch hitter in MLB history to reach 400 home runs.

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As much as you don't like disciplining your kids, you have to sometimes. Kids want that structure, that leadership, that guidance. I think that's what I try to give my children. Leaders & Leadership
Being from Baltimore, I'm a crab cake snob, and I'm very particular on where I eat my crab cakes.
Education is very important to me, as is helping children. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I always lift weights very heavy and spend a lot of time in the weight room. Time
I enjoy spending time with my family. And when my family's not around, when I'm on the road, a lot of sleep. I get my rest. I understand how important my job is and how important rest is to that job. I'm pretty boring. Time ;Families, Children & Parenting
I have a lot of watches that need to be kept wound, so if I take two of them on a trip, there's always one sitting around. And if it sits around for a day, then it'll stop working. And then you have to reset the time and date, which is annoying. Time
I have sensitive skin, so I don't use regular razors. The Yankees make us stay cleanly shaven!
I have three beautiful children and a World Series ring. That's all I need.
I love being a Yankee, and it's hard not to. It's a special place to play. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love Tumi because of the lifetime guarantee. And their luggage is just so solid. Looks good. Versatile. My carry-on bag is Tumi. My hanging bag is Tumi. My big suitcase is Tumi. All black. Love it. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I want to be the player who hits home runs, drives in runs.
I was always a neat kid. I never wanted my hands dirty. I wasn't a dirty kid. A lot of kids like to run around. If I was rolling around the dirt, I went home and took a shower. That's just the way I was. I'm not sure. I might have been born with it.
I'm a Baltimore guy. I've always loved Baltimore and always will love Baltimore, but baseball is baseball, and when you're playing on the opposing team, you're going to get booed. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I'm not one of those crazy collectors - I don't have a hundred watches. Only five or six. But I do like to wear a nice watch, especially if we're on the road and I'm wearing a nice suit.
I've been very fortunate to play for four great organizations, but New York really takes the cake. Wearing the pinstripes is something that's very special to me, and it's the greatest organization in sports history. Sports & Athletics ;History
My closet is in perfect order at home. All my dress shirts, all my casual shirts. All my suits, they're color coordinated. All my ties are color coordinated.
My dad and all my family were into baseball. His brothers, my mom's brothers, my mom's father. Baseball was just always a part of our family. Families, Children & Parenting
My greatest memories as a kid were playing sports with my dad and watching sports with my dad. Sports & Athletics ;Families, Children & Parenting
The American Museum of Natural History is my son's absolute favorite place in the world! So we really, really, really love New York. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;History