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By Jeff Tully | January 13, 2007
It seemed fitting that in the shadow of the Burbank house in which he grew up, Freddy Sanchez was welcomed home Friday. At a young age, the former Burbank High baseball standout spent countless hours at the school's field, perfecting his skills and dreaming of playing Major League Baseball. It was his baseball haven, a sanctuary only steps away from his front door. Those formidable years helped shape the player who won the 2006 National League batting championship as an infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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SPORTS
September 27, 2006
Standing on the grass around home plate at Dodger Stadium, Freddy Sanchez isn't hard to spot; he's the player with the biggest smile. The former Burbank High and Glendale Community College standout appears uncharacteristically relaxed as he waits to take his hacks in the batting cage before a recent game between his Pittsburgh Pirates and the Dodgers. He jokes with teammates, talks with onlookers and even takes time to waive to some friends in the stands. He is a player at ease, comfortable in his role as a Major League Baseball player and confident in his ability to put the bat on the ball with remarkable consistency.
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By Gabriel Rizk | July 30, 2009
BURBANK— Persistent rumors that swirled around baseball since prior to the All-Star break regarding a likely trade of Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Freddy Sanchez to the San Francisco Giants were finally validated on Wednesday. The three-time All-Star and former National League batting titlist was swapped for Double-A starting pitcher Tim Alderson in a move announced shortly after Sanchez’s new club completed a three-game sweep of his former one with a 1-0 10-inning victory at AT&T Park.
NEWS
By Charles Rich | March 26, 2008
BURBANK ? A second opinion left Freddy Sanchez still feeling pain, but with relief in sight. Sanchez, a two-time All-Star infielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the 2006 National League batting champion, has been bothered by a sore right shoulder since September. The former Burbank High and Glendale Community College standout had an MRI recently done, but sought a second opinion when he traveled to Birmingham, Ala, to meet with Dr. James Andrews on Monday. Andrews, a noted orthopedist, ruled that Sanchez has no structural damage to his right shoulder.
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By Charles Rich, Charles.rich@latimes.com | October 22, 2010
BURBANK — The San Francisco Giants will have to wait at least one more game to advance to the World Series for the first time since 2002. Though former Burbank High and Glendale Community College standout Freddy Sanchez collected two hits, it wasn't enough, as the Philadelphia Phillies recorded a 4-2 victory against host San Francisco on Thursday night in the fifth game of the National League Championship Series. The Giants hold a 3-2 lead in the series, which will shift back to Philadelphia for the sixth game Saturday.
NEWS
September 25, 2004
BURBANK -- It took almost an entire season, but Freddy Sanchez has finally made it back to the major leagues. Sanchez -- a former Burbank High baseball standout -- is on the roster for the Pittsburgh Pirates after being called up from the triple-A Nashville Sounds Sept 7. Sanchez, a 26-year-old infielder, was brought up with outfielder Tony Alvarez, catcher J.R. House and right-handed pitcher Mark Corey, on the...
SPORTS
May 31, 2006
Keeping up with locals who are playing professional baseball. Freddy Sanchez (Burbank High; Glendale Community College), second baseman, Pittsburgh Pirates ? Sanchez proved in 2005 that once he was given an opportunity to start on a daily basis, he would produce. He finished the year with a career-best and team-high 17-game hitting streak, including nine multiple-hit contests this year. A year later, Sanchez is proving once again that he's a reliable starter. Sanchez was inserted into the starting lineup and had a 12-game hitting streak that ended May 22. Sanchez went 21 for 47 during the surge, giving him a .350 average on the season, which would have tied him for the league lead had he had enough plate appearances.
SPORTS
January 17, 2007
Sanchez files for salary arbitration With the kind of season he had this past year, Major League Baseball player Freddy Sanchez is hoping for a raise. Sanchez, a Burbank High graduate who won the National League batting championship in 2006, was among 106 players who filed Friday for salary arbitration, hoping to receive big raises for next season. Sanchez, who made $342,000 last year with the Pittsburgh Pirates, is eligible for arbitration for the first time.
NEWS
August 14, 2004
Jeff Tully This was supposed to be a breakthrough season for Freddy Sanchez. After being traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Pittsburgh Pirates at the end of last season, the former Burbank High baseball standout was expected to compete for a starting spot with his new club. However, with just less than two months remaining in the season, Sanchez has yet to play a game in the major leagues this year. Trying to battle back from offseason surgery, Sanchez has remained in triple A, playing for the Nashville Sounds of the Pacific Coast League.
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