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Taylor Teagarden (born December 21, 1983 in Dallas, Texas) is a Major League Baseball catcher for the Texas Rangers. He was drafted in the third round of the 2005 Amateur Draft, and made his major league debut on July 18, 2008. His first Major League Baseball hit (a one-run home run) happened on July 20th, 2008. It came off Minnesota Twins pitcher Scott Baker in the top of the 6th, who, until then, had not been hit against all game. It would end up being the only run of the game in a Rangers 1-0 victory. Teagarden, however, was sent back to the minor leagues the next day.
Teagarden has been named to the U.S.A. 2008 Olympic Team.
Teagardens second hit in his major league career, his first at bat at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, was a 430 foot+ 3-run homer off Carlos Silva of the Seattle Mariners. This shot was hit September 1, 2008.
- ↑ "USA Baseball announces 2008 U.S. Olympic Baseball Team", MLB.com, 2008-07-16. Retrieved on 2008-07-27.