Curtis Granderson

Curtis Granderson

About Curtis Granderson

Curtis Mayfield Granderson, Jr. (born March 16, 1981) is an American Major League Baseball (MLB) player for the New York Yankees. Before joining the Yankees in 2010, he played for the Detroit Tigers (2004-2009). Granderson is a left-handed batter who throws right-handed. A center fielder, Granderson is known for being a five-tool player. He is a three-time MLB All-Star (2009, 2011-2012) and won the Silver Slugger Award in 2011. Off the field, Granderson is recognized for his commitment to the community through outreach and charity work. Many of his charitable endeavors support inner city children. He has also served as an ambassador for MLB abroad. Granderson won the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award in 2009 for his on-field performance and contributions in the community. Granderson grew up in Lynwood, Illinois, a city south of Chicago. His father, Curtis Sr., was a dean and physical education teacher at Nathan Hale Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois.

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