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MLB TEXAS RANGERS VS LOS ANGELES ANGELS
Los Angeles Angels second basemam Erick Aybar tags Texas Rangers Brad Wilkerson (6) as Wilkerson tries to steal second in the fifth inning on May 12, 2007 at the Ranger's Ballpark in Arlington, Texas in Dallas, Texas. (UPI Photo/Ian Halperin)
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Stephen Bradley Wilkerson (born June 1, 1977 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder and first baseman. Previously, Wilkerson played with the Montreal Expos, Washington Nationals, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, and Toronto Blue Jays. He bats and throws left-handed.

A line drive hitter and versatile defensive player, Wilkerson attended the University of Florida and was selected by the Montreal Expos in the first round (33rd pick) of the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft.

Wilkerson played for the national junior team in 1995. He was both a pitcher as well as a hitter. He was the MVP of the World Junior Baseball Championship, pitching a three-hit shutout against Taiwan in the gold medal game and hitting .360 with three home runs and eight RBI for the tournament, leading Team USA in homers and RBI. A two-time first-team All-American, Wilkerson led Florida to the College World Series in 1996 and 1998 with both his hitting and pitching. The Gators went to the College World Series, where Brad hit a dramatic grand slam to beat state rival Florida State.

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