Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. (Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is everything you could want a superstar to be.
He is immensely talented and has been a tremendous Major League player for 10 years. He is a quality person who conducts himself with class and always has time for people. He loves kids and constantly looks for ways to make their time at the ballpark special. And he works to positively impact the lives of other people through the work of his foundation, The Carlos Gonzalez Foundation.
Recently, we sat down with CarGo and talked about this year's Rockies team, his connection with the organization and Denver, how he came to love the game as a kid growing up in Venezuela, his love of kids, his charity work and more.
THE CARGO FILE
BORN - Maracaibo, Venezuela
Outfielder for the Colorado Rockies, 2009-present
Traded From the Oakland A's to the Colorado Rockies on November 12, 2008
Signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2002
3-Time National League All-Star
3-Time National League Gold Glove winner
2-Time National League Silver Slugger
Won 2010 National League batting title
All-time for the Rockies: 2nd second in games and at-bats ... 3rd in hits, runs and extra-base hits ... 4th in home runs and multi-hit games ... 5th in RBIs
Has seven seasons with at least 15 home runs, tied for the third-most in Rockies history.
Third Rockies player (Helton, 998; Walker, 599) to reach 500 or more extra-base hits with his home run on May 27 vs. Cincinnati.