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Ryan Kalish

Ryan Kalish

MLB (retired)
CF/LF/RF
Full Name Ryan Michael Kalish
Date of Birth 03/28/1988
Age31
BirthplaceNorthridge, Calif.
Religion Jewish
Height 6'1
Weight 205
Bats/Throws L/L
College None
Drafted Red Sox
(06/01/2006)
Draft Round9
Overall Pick283
MLB Debut 07/31/2010
Final MLB Game: 05/11/2016

Career highlights (through 2014)

  • Selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 9th round of the 2006 amateur draft, 283rd overall
  • Went 2-for-4 and drove in a run in his MLB debut with the Red Sox, a 5-4, come-from-behind win over the Detroit Tigers (7/31/2010)
  • Boston Red Sox minor-league offensive player of the year (2009)

2014 highlights

  • After sitting out the 2013 season due to two surgeries, played in 57 games for Chicago Cubs
  • Of all MLB players with at least 4 triples in 2014, Ryan Kalish needed by far the fewest-at bats: 121

2010 highlights

  • Called-up from Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA) at end of July
  • In MLB debut, was joined by Kevin Youkilis in starting lineup
  • Was 8th-youngest player in MLB
  • Two of his four HRs were grand slams (see second one here)
  • Two outs and runners in scoring position? Hit .313 with 2 HR and 12 RBI
  • Stole 10 bases, was caught just once

On being Jewish

  • In 2010, Kalish greed to be listed in Jewish Sports Review, a bi-monthly publication (see article)

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