Common Name: Rafael Palmeiro
Full Name: Rafael Corrales Palmeiro
Major League Debut: 09/08/1986
Primary Position: 1st Base, Designated Hitter
Primary Uniform: 25
Primary Team: Baltimore Orioles
Teams Played For: Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles
He has had two stints with the Texas Rangers (1989-1993 and 1999-2003). He has also had two stints with the Baltimore Orioles (1994-1998 and 2004-2005).
Post Season: Palmeiro holds the distinction of playing in the most Major League Baseball games (2,831 through 2005) without ever reaching the World Series.
Awards: Four time MLB All-Star (1988, 1991,1998,1999).
1999-Major League Player of the Year.
Three-time Gold Glove Award winner at first base.
Named to 12 All Star teams (1987-92 and 1995-2000).
Biography: Rafael Palmeiro is the fourth player in MLB history to hit more than 500 career home runs and 3,000 hits. The others to have reached these milestone numbers are Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Palmeiro's 1996 Orioles teammate, Eddie Murray. Palmeiro also joined Roberto Clemente and Rod Carew as the only foreign-born players to have collected 3,000 big league hits.
Did You Know?... Palmeiro has 3,020 career hits through 2005, making him only the fourth major leaguer (after Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Eddie Murray) with 3,000 hits and 500 home runs in a career.
Home Run Milestone
500th Home Run: http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=25395725&query=Rafael%2BPalmeiro
550th Home Run: http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=20067019&query=Rafael%2BPalmeiro