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ROCKIES BEAT PADRES
Colorado Rockies third baseman Garrett Atkins waits for the start of the game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park in San Diego, CA, August 27, 2005. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)
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Garrett Bernard Atkins (born December 12, 1979, in Orange, California) is a Major League Baseball first baseman for the Baltimore Orioles. He bats and throws right-handed.

In 2005, his 89 runs batted in led not only the Rockies, but all major league rookies as well. In 2006, Atkins ranked in the top ten of nearly all batting categories in the National League, posting a .329 batting average with 120 runs batted in and 117 runs scored.

Atkins attended University High School in Irvine, California. As a senior, he was named the Irvine World News All-City MVP, after posting a .557 batting average, along with a school single-season record 13 home runs.

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