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Baltimore Orioles left fielder Jay Gibbons leaps at the wall but cannot catch a solo home run by Chicago White Sox designated hitter Jim Thome (R) in the first inning against Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jeremy Guthrie at Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore on July 12, 2007. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)
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Jay Jonathan Gibbons (born March 2, 1977 in Rochester, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gibbons was a graduate of Mayfair High School in Lakewood, California. He played college baseball at California State University, Los Angeles.

Gibbons was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 14th round, 411th overall, of the 1998 amateur draft and that season captured the Pioneer League Triple Crown with the Medicine Hat Blue Jays, hitting .397 with 19 home runs and 98 RBI. After the 2000 season, he was picked up by the Baltimore Orioles in the Rule 5 draft.

As a rookie for the Orioles in 2001, he hit 15 home runs before a hand injury cut short his season. The next year, he hit a career-best 28 homers. In 2003, Gibbons had another excellent season. Playing in a career-high 160 games, he established personal bests in batting average and RBI (100) and was voted Team MVP.

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