Curtis Granderson, Jr. (born March 16, 1981) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has played in MLB for the Detroit Tigers (2004–2009) and the New York Yankees (2010–2013).
Granderson played college baseball at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and was selected by the Tigers in the 2002 MLB Draft. He made his MLB debut with the Tigers in 2004, and signed a contract extension with Detroit in 2008. After the 2009 season, he was traded to the Yankees. After his contract expired following the 2013 season, he signed a contract with the Mets.
Granderson is a three-time MLB All-Star (2009, 2011–2012). He 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.
By Dean Hanley
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