Juan González (baseball)
Juan Alberto González Vázquez (born October 20, 1969 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico), is a former Major League Baseball right fielder. Juan González developed into one of the most prolific RBI men to anchor a lineup since World War II. A full-time player at the age of 21 and a two-time MVP before his 30th birthday, González explained his propensity for bringing runners home simply by saying, "I concentrate more when I see men on base." One of the premier run producers and most feared hitters of the 1990s, González averaged 37 HR and 117 runs batted in per season between 1991 and 1999. He won the AL MVP award twice in that time span, 1996 and 1998. Gonzalez was known as a screaming line drive hitter, not a majestic fly-ball hitter as many HR hitters of the '90's.
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