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Freddy Sanchez

PAWTUCKET RED SOX SECOND BASEMAN

Just six years after graduating from Burbank High School, the

baseball standout made it to the major leagues with the Boston Red

Sox in 2002 ... in his first big-league at-bat, Sanchez, 25, got a

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base hit. Since being selected in the 2000 draft, Sanchez has enjoyed

a meteoric rise through the Red Sox organization ... he is currently

with Boston’s triple-A team in Pawtucket, where he leads the league

in hitting with a .403 average ... he also distinguished himself in

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2002 by putting together a 27-game hitting streak and reaching base

in 43 straight games ... it was also a great 2002 for Sanchez when he

married his high-school sweetheart Alissa in October.


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