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FLORIDA MARLINS VS NEW YORK METS
New York Mets Jose Reyes (C) is restrained by Florida Marlins Fredi Gonzales while Florida Marlins Miguel Olivo is restrained by Dan Uggla. New York Mets Sandy Alomar puts his hands in the face of Florida Marlins Dan Uggla in the fifth inning at Shea Stadium in New York City on September 29, 2007.(UPI Photo/John Angelillo) .
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Daniel Cooley Uggla (born March 11, 1980) is an American professional baseball second baseman with the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball.

Uggla finished third in the 2006 National League Rookie of the Year voting, behind teammate and winner Hanley Ramirez, and Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals, but won the Players Choice and Sporting News NL ROY awards. He also had his own fan club at Sun Life Stadium, who called themselves "Uggla's Ugglies." Uggla is the all-time leader in home runs for the Marlins, and is the only second baseman in MLB history to hit at least 30 home runs in four consecutive seasons. He also holds the Atlanta Braves record for longest hitting streak.

Uggla was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Elizabeth Armistead (née Cooley) and John Carl Uggla. After graduating from Columbia Central High School in Columbia, TN, in 1998, Uggla attended the University of Memphis where after his junior season he was named an All-American by Baseball America, Baseball Weekly, and Collegiate Baseball.

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