Jeff Kent

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  • Birth Name: Jeffrey Franklin Kent
  • Birth Place: Bellflower, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/07/1968, Pisces
  • Profession: Former MLB player
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Jeff Kent Fast Facts:
  • Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 20th round of the 1989 amateur draft.
  • Has connections to all teams currently or formerly located in New York: He played for the Mets, Giants and Dodgers, and was traded from the Blue Jays to the Mets for pitcher David Cone, who pitched a perfect game for the Yankees.
  • Hit for the cycle with the Giants in a 9-8 loss to Pittsburgh on May 3, 1999.
  • Named National League MVP in 2000.
  • Stirred controversy when he broke his wrist during spring training in 2002, claiming it had happened while washing his truck. It was later revealed to have happened while riding a motorcycle. Nonetheless, he returned to hit a career-high 37 home runs that season.
  • Retired in 2008 holding the record for home runs as a second baseman with 351 (377 total).
  • Tied with Craig Biggio (Houston Astros) for second on the list of Silver Slugger award winners for a second baseman with four---three with the Giants and one with the Dodgers. Ryne Sandberg of the Chicago Cubs is tops with seven.
  • Jeff Kent Relationships:
  • Kaeden Thomas Kent - Son
  • Hunter Franklin Kent - Son
  • Lauren Elizabeth Kent - Daughter
  • Colton Ryan Kent - Son
  • Dana Kent - Wife
  • College:
  • Attended University of California, Berkeley, CA

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