October 12, 2010
Though Freddy Sanchez, like most of his teammates, struggled with the bat throughout the bulk of the National League Division Series for the San Francisco Giants against the Atlanta Braves, the former Burbank High and Glendale Community College standout can look ahead to another playoff series. While Sanchez batted .125 in four games, it didn't stop the Giants from winning the series in four games. Sanchez went hitless in four at-bats on Monday night in San Francisco's 3-2 come-from-behind road victory.
August 29, 2009
BURBANK — With the San Francisco Giants entrenched in a pair of races — for the National League West Division and wild-card — it would help to have their starting second baseman on board. Unfortunately for Freddy Sanchez, a former Burbank High and Glendale Community College standout, he hasn’t been healthy enough to compete. Sanchez, who was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 29, was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a strained left shoulder.
August 19, 2009
Keeping up with the lone local playing in the major leagues: FREDDY SANCHEZ (Burbank High) infielder, San Francisco Giants : Sanchez has a chance to experience something he has never accomplished in his Major League Baseball career. In his eight-year professional career, the Burbank High graduate has never competed in a postseason game. However, after being traded to the San Francisco Giants late last month, Sanchez, a 31-year-old infielder, is involved in the postseason chase.
April 8, 2009
BURBANK — For the past two years, Freddy Sanchez has spent spring training battling various injuries, and each time it’s put a damper on the first half of his season. The former Burbank High standout and current Pittsburgh Pirates starting second baseman hasn’t had that problem this year and is hoping a strong start will make all the difference in putting together a wire-to-wire campaign similar to the one that earned him the National League batting title in 2006.
October 13, 2007
Back-to-back batting titles may have eluded Freddy Sanchez , but being named his team’s most valuable player did not. For the second time in as many seasons, the Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman — and Burbank High graduate — was chosen as the winner of the Roberto Clemente Award, which is selected by the Pittsburgh members of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America. Sanchez narrowly beat out left-handed pitcher Tom Gorzelanny , who posted a 14-10 record and 3.88 earned-run average and became one of the National League’s most dominant lefties.
July 12, 2006
BURBANK ? In just his second full season in the big leagues, Freddy Sanchez got the chance to do something most players never experience. On Tuesday, the Burbank High graduate suited up for the National League team in the 77th Major League Baseball Game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Sanchez's squad lost the game, 3-2, as the American League secured home-field advantage for the World Series. Sanchez, 28 ? a 1996 Burbank graduate ? is a third baseman with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
April 27, 2005
Sanchez has big hit in clutch to lead Pirates The low-budget Pittsburgh Pirates might be in last place in the National League's Central Division, but the Pirates recently got a huge boost from former Burbank High and Glendale Community College star Freddy Sanchez. The 27-year-old Sanchez delivered a game-winning triple in the top of the ninth inning off LaTroy Hawkins to give the Pirates a come-from-behind 4-3 win against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Saturday.