Eddie Manuel Rosario Jr commonly known as Eddie Rosario is a Puerto Rican professional Baseball player. Eddie Rosario has won one World Series Ring while playing for the Atlanta Braves in 2021.
Eddie Rosario made his Major league debut on May 6 2015. Leading off the bottom of the 3rd lining, Eddie Rosario swung at the first he saw from Oakland Athletics starter Scott Kazmir and hit an opposite-field home run.
This made Eddie Rosario the 115th player in the MLB to hit a home run in his first at bat.
Eddie Rosario played a total of 122 games for the Twins, sharing outfield duties with Torii Hunter, Aaron Hicks and fellow prospect Bryon Buxton.
Despite being called up a month into the season, Eddie Rosario led all of baseball in triples with 15, and was second in outfield assists with 16, just one behind Avisail García of the Chicago White Sox. Eddie Rosario finished his rookie campaign with a .267 batting average and 13 home runs.
With the retirement of Torii Hunter and the Twins’ trade of Aaron Hicks, Eddie Rosario entered 2016 as the Twins’ projected everyday left fielder.
After a slow start and the emergence of both Robbie Grossman and Max Kepler, Eddie Rosario saw his playing time dwindle ultimately leading to his demotion to Triple-A. He was brought back up towards the end of the season, and finished the year with a .269 batting average, 10 home runs, and 32 RBI in 92 games played.
In 2017, Eddie Rosario became the Twins’ everyday left fielder and emerged into one of the AL’s best hitters.
On June 13 he had his first career 3 home run game going 4-5 and driving in 5 runs. Later in the season he won his first Player of the Weekb for the week of August 13, going .444/.484/1.000 with 4 home runs. He ranked in the top 25 for batting average, OPS, slugging, and doubles. In 151 games he batted .290 with 27 home runs and 78 RBI.
On April 18, 2018, before a sold-out crowd at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium in his homeland Puerto Rico, Rosario scored the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning, coming around on Ryan LaMarre’s single that gave Minnesota a 2-1 win over the Cleveland Indians.
Eddie Rosario had a 3 home run game for the second time in his career on June 3 against the Cleveland Indians, going 3-5 driving in 4 runs while hitting the game winning walk-off home run.
Although he finished the season with the lowest fielding percentage among major league left fielders, at .967, and batted .288 with 24 home runs, 77 RBI, and a career high 161 hits in 138 games. Eddie Rosario was considered an All-Star “snub” in 2018.
In 2019 he batted .276/.300/.500. He swung at the highest percentage of all pitches of all American League batters (59.1%).
Among the 57 games in 2020, he batted .257 with 13 home runs and led the team with 42 RBI. On December 1, 2020, Rosario was placed on outright waivers and cleared waivers the next day. On December 2, Eddie Rosario was non-tendered by the Twins.
On July 30, 2021, Eddie Rosario was traded to the Atlanta Braves along with cash considerations in exchange for Pablo Sandoval.
On September 19, Eddie Rosario hit for the cycle against the San Francisco Giants. In four at-bats, Eddie Rosario saw five pitches, the fewest pitches seen in a cycle since at least the 1990 season.
Where in 2021, between both teams he batted .259/.305/.435 with 14 home runs and 62 RBIs.
On October 17, Eddie Rosario recorded four hits, including a walk-off single, in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series that gave the Braves a 5–4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The 2021 Atlanta Braves became the fourth team in Major League Baseball history to record two walk-off wins in the first two games of a postseason series, as Eddie Rosario matched the feat of teammate Austin Riley, who hit a walk-off single in Game 1.
Eddie Rosario recorded two home runs and a triple as part of a second four-hit game in Game 4 of the series, following Steve Garvey as the only players to record those base hits in the postseason.
Transiting Eddie Rosario to be the fifth major league player to record two four-hit games during the playoffs, and the second to have both four-hit games occur in the same series.
Atlanta Braves Teammate Adam Duvall followed Eddie Rosario’s first home run of the game with a home run of his own, and they became the third pair of Braves teammates to hit consecutive home runs during a postseason game.
While in Game 6, Eddie Rosario had two hits, including a three-run home run as the Braves won 4–2 and clinched their first National League pennant since 1999. Eddie Rosario was awarded the NLCS MVP award for his performance in the series.
On March 16, 2022, Eddie Rosario returned to the Atlanta Braves on a two-year contract worth $18 million with a club option for the 2024 season.
While on April 24, Eddie Rosario reported to the team that there were issues in his right eye. Further tests showed that Eddie Rosario’s right retina was swollen, leading to blurred vision. A surgical procedure was scheduled for April 27, for which Rosario was projected to miss at least eight weeks.
Eddie Rosario won his first and only World Series ring during the 2021-2022 season by defeating the Houston Astros by 4-2 in the world series game. This earned him and the entire franchise a World Series ring.
Close look at Eddie Rosario ring, the 2021 Atlanta Braves World Series ring
The 2021 Atlanta Braves ring is made using 14 karat yellow gold and 18.71 karat white gold, and features 755 round, emerald and princess cut diamonds, plus 19 rubies and one white pearl on the right side of the ring within the Commissioner’s Trophy. The symbolic pearl is a reference to the pearl necklace former Braves player Joc Pederson would wear on the field. At the base of the trophy lie four round diamonds that celebrate Atlanta’s 4th straight NL East Championship.
Other standout features of the Eddie Rosario Atlanta Braves World Series ring include:
150 natural diamonds within the “A” logo in honor of the Braves’ 150 year history on the ring top.
The words “World Champions” are set with 113 diamonds on the world series ring top.
Also on the top of the world series ring are 44 emerald cut diamonds honoring Braves icon Hank Aaron’s jersey number.
A removal world series ring top that, when opened, reveals micro-LED lights illuminating a miniature version of the team’s Truist Park baseball stadium.
Players’ individual jersey numbers are set in diamonds on the left side of the world series ring.
A baseball diamond features three princess cut diamonds set in first, second and third base, with an additional 16 round diamonds set in the base paths on the right side of the ring.
23 diamonds are on the right side of the ring, symbolizing the 23 home runs hit in the 2021 post-season.
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