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Guerrero has a .318 lifetime batting average in (Credit: Getty Images, 2005)

Guerrero has a .318 lifetime batting average in 16 major-league seasons. He has a career .379 on-base percentage, 449 home runs and 1,496 RBIs. Guerrero led the league with 206 hits in 2002 and 124 runs in 2004. He had the most total bases (364) in the NL in 2002 and the most in the AL (366) in 2004. |

Get to know Vladimir Guerrero

The Long Island Ducks have signed former AL MVP Vladimir Guerrero. Learn more about the slugger with 10 interesting facts.

Guerrero’s father left when his mother was three
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Guerrero’s father left when his mother was three months pregnant with Vlad. His mother illegally snuck into Colombia and Venezuela to work as a cook and maid to support her family. She wasn’t reunited with Vlad on a permanent basis in the Dominican Republic until Guerrero was 17. |

Guerrero’s mother, Altagracia Alvino, has spent the summers
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Guerrero’s mother, Altagracia Alvino, has spent the summers with her son since the late 1990s, cooking, cleaning and reading the Bible every afternoon, according to a Los Angeles Times story. An Orange County Register article noted that Alvino often cooked for Guerrero, his teammates, coaches – and even opposing players – for Angels home games. |

I AM HE: Guerrero refers to himself in
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I AM HE: Guerrero refers to himself in the third person often, not wanting to sound too boastful, according to the LA Times. |

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Guerrero is the younger brother of ex-major league
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Guerrero is the younger brother of ex-major league utility player Wilton Guerrero. Wilton hit .282 with 11 home runs during an eight-year career with the Dodgers, Expos (where he played with Vlad), Reds and Royals. He last played for Kansas City in 2004. |

It was revealed in 2012 that Guerrero has
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It was revealed in 2012 that Guerrero has fathered eight children by five different women. He pays about $25,000 a month in child support. Baseball-reference.com lists his career earnings at more than $125.5 million. |

Guerrero has a .318 lifetime batting average in
(Credit: Getty Images, 2005)

Guerrero has a .318 lifetime batting average in 16 major-league seasons. He has a career .379 on-base percentage, 449 home runs and 1,496 RBIs. Guerrero led the league with 206 hits in 2002 and 124 runs in 2004. He had the most total bases (364) in the NL in 2002 and the most in the AL (366) in 2004. |

Guerrero has a .318 lifetime batting average in
(Credit: AP, 2006)

Guerrero has a .318 lifetime batting average in 16 major-league seasons. He has a career .379 on-base percentage, 449 home runs and 1,496 RBIs. Guerrero led the league with 206 hits in 2002 and 124 runs in 2004. He had the most total bases (364) in the NL in 2002 and the most in the AL (366) in 2004. |

A feared hitter and nicknamed “Vlad the Impaler,”
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A feared hitter and nicknamed “Vlad the Impaler,” Guerrero led his league in intentional walks five times, the National League in 2000 and the American League every season from 2005-2008. |

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Guerrero is no stranger to winning awards. He’s
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Guerrero is no stranger to winning awards. He’s a nine-time All-Star and finished in the top 20 of MVP voting 12 times, winning the award in 2004 after hitting .337 with 39 home runs for the Angels. He has eight Silver Slugger awards, and though he never won a Gold Glove, was noted for his strong arm in right field. |

Guerrero is one of only a few hitters
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Guerrero is one of only a few hitters not to use batting gloves. “I tried to use batting gloves at the beginning of every spring training up until 1999,” Guerrero told Sports Illustrated in 2005. “It just didn’t feel good...My hands got tough from pulling ropes tied to cattle when I was a kid [in the Dominican Republic].” |

Guerrero hasn’t appeared in the majors since 2011
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Guerrero hasn’t appeared in the majors since 2011 with Baltimore. He hit .290 with a .319 on-base percentage, 13 home runs and 63 RBIs. But he hasn’t been entirely out of baseball since then. Guerrero played with the Tigres del Licey Dominican Republic baseball team in 2012. |

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