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Philadelphia Phillies Michael Bourn (9) is congratulated by teammate, pitcher Jon Lieber (21) as he score during 8th inning at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, May 13, 2007. Chicago defeated Philadelphia 4-1. (UPI Photo/John Anderson)
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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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