Thursday, June 2, 2011

Lance Berkman

Willard Lance Berkman (born February 10, 1976) is an American professional baseball first baseman and outfielder with the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball. He stands at six feet, one inch, and weighs 220 pounds (100 kg). Berkman has spent various seasons of his career as a regular at all three outfield positions. He has played with the Houston Astros, New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals.

Lance Berkman Pick The Ball Perfectly

Lance Berkman Poster

In only 53 games, he hit .293 with 12 HR and 35 RBI. In 1998, his second minor league season, he was promoted to Double-A Jackson. His potential was beginning to show, as he hit .306 and clubbed 24 HR with 89 RBI over 122 games for manager Jim Pankovitz.

Lance Berkman Best Performance

Berkman signed a six-year, $85 million deal in March 2005. Berkman moved to first base while Jeff Bagwell was injured. He ended the 2005 season with 24 home runs and 82 RBIs. In Game 4 of the 2005 National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves, Berkman hit a grand slam in the 8th inning. That brought the score to 6–5 in favor of the Braves, but the game was tied in the next inning on a two-out solo home run by Brad Ausmus.

Lance Berkman Running Quickly

Berkman signed a one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals for the 2011 season. On April 13th, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Lance hit a grand slam to help with a 15-5 victory.

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