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New York Yankees relief pitcher Phil Coke tags out Baltimore Orioles Brian Roberts at the plate in the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium in New York City on July 20, 2009. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)
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Brian Michael Roberts (born October 9, 1977, in Durham, North Carolina) is a Major League Baseball All Star second baseman, nicknamed B-Rob. He made his Major League debut in 2001 and has spent his entire professional career with the Orioles organization.

Roberts lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, as his father was the baseball coach at UNC. He graduated from Chapel Hill High School. During his freshman year in 1997 at UNC, Roberts hit .427, with 102 hits, 24 doubles, 47 SB and was named to the NCBWA Second Team and the Collegiate Baseball Third Team. His sophomore year, he hit .353, 13 HR, 49 RBI, 21 doubles, 63 SB and was named to the NCBWA 1st Team, The Sporting News 2nd Team and the Collegiate Baseball 2nd Team.

His 63 stolen bases were more than any player in college baseball that year. He became the first Tar Heel to be named ACC player of the year, and was a first team All-America.

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