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Atlanta Braves Michael Bourn steals second in Washington
Atlanta Braves Michael Bourn steals second against Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond during the first inning at Nationals Park in Washington on August 3, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Michael Ray Bourn (born December 27, 1982) is a professional baseball outfielder with the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball. He serves as the Atlanta Braves leadoff hitter. He has also been a member of the United States national baseball team.

Bourn was raised in Houston, where he attended Nimitz High School, graduating in 2000. He later played college baseball at Houston as a scholarship player, before being drafted into the Major League. In 2009 and in 2010, Bourn won consecutive Gold Glove Awards.

Bourn earned an NCAA Division I baseball scholarship at the University of Houston, where he played for three seasons. While he displayed little power, collecting only two home runs and 23 extra-base hits in 644 at-bats, he won attention from professional scouts by posting a .431 on-base percentage and stealing 90 bases in 119 attempts.

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