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L.A. Angels vs Seattle Mariners in Seattle
L.A. Angels Torri Hunter (C) is met at home plate by teammate Vladimir Guerrero (L) after hitting a two run home to center field against Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning at SAFECO Field in Seattle April 15, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)
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Vladimir Alvino Guerrero (born February 9, 1975, in Don Gregorio, Nizao, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball right fielder and designated hitter with the Baltimore Orioles.

In 2004, he was voted the American League MVP. He helped lead the Angels to five American League West championships (2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009), and was voted as one of the most feared hitters in baseball in a 2008 poll of all 30 major league managers.

A nine-time All Star, he is widely recognized as one of the best all-around players in the game because of his impressive offensive production (regularly hitting for power and average), and (prior to injuries that robbed him of range) stellar defense (which is highlighted by one of the strongest throwing arms in baseball). He is also regarded as the game's premier "bad ball hitter," for his ability to consistently hit balls thrown well outside of his strike zone, a skill made evident on August 14, 2009, when Guerrero hit a pitch which bounced in front of home plate.

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