ROBINSON CANO

ROBINSON CANO

Team: Seattle Mariners

Position: Second Baseman

Bats/Throws: Left/Right

Height/Weight: 6’0”, 210 lbs.

Date of Birth: Oct. 22, 1982

High School: San Pedro Apostol

Hometown: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic

 

One of the best second basemen in Major League Baseball history, Robinson Cano is a star both on and off the field. A seven-time All Star, five-time Silver Slugger Award winner and two-time Gold Glove winner, Cano spent the first nine years of his MLB career with the New York Yankees before joining the Seattle Mariners prior to the 2014 season.

 

Cano signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners, the largest contract ever given to a second baseman in MLB history.

 

Cano helped lead the New York Yankees to the 2009 World Series championship, and helped the Dominican Republic win the 2013 World Baseball Classic and was named that tournament’s MVP.

 

Cano is the only player in MLB history to record at least 30 doubles in each of his first 12 seasons, he is the first second baseman and 14th player in MLB history to reach 2,000 career hits in 11 seasons, and he is the fifth-fastest second baseman to reach 1,000 career RBIs.  Cano was the winner of the 2011 Home Run Derby.

 

Off the field, Cano is the founder of the RC22 Foundation, who’se mission is to positively impact the lives of underserved children and communities. In November 2015, the RC22 Foundation and Cano unveiled the first of 22 planned RC22 DREAM Schools in his hometown of San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. Since Cano’s signing with the Mariners, the RC22 Foundation has expanded its philanthropic footprint in Seattle in the areas of education, health, fitness and wellness through partnerships with the Seattle Children’s Hospital and Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, City Year Seattle, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County.

Career Highlights:

  • MLB All Star MVP (2017)
  • Eight-time MLB All Star (2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
  • Home Run Derby Champion (2011)
  • Two-time Gold Glove Award winner (2010, 2012)
  • Five-time Silver Slugger Award Winner (2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Seven-time American League Player of the Week winner
  • Two-time American League Player of the Month winner

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Dominic Smith hit his 3rd home run of the season to help the Mets top the Diamondbacks [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://rocnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/w2t0HZ0s4Imj4KIm.mp4"][/video] Robinson Cano hit two doubles to pass Babe Ruth on MLB’s all-time list with 507 career doubles
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Robinson Cano hit his team–leading 18th home run of the season, the most of any 2B in MLB. Yoenis Cespedes tied a season-high with 4 hits in the Mets’ 14-2 win over the Rockies.
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Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 19 points, had 7 rebounds and 8 assists in yesterday's win. Help send Skylar to Seattle for the WNBA All-Star game by voting here. Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 and had a stolen base in yesterday's Mariner's win. Vote to send him to the MLB All-Star Game in Miami.  
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Skylar Diggins-Smith put up 23 points and had 7 assists in last night's game. Watch a highlight clip here. Robinson Cano now leads MLB second basemen in home runs after crushing a 3-run home run last night. Watch his homer and vote Cano for MLB All-Star here!  
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Dez Bryant had 80 yards on 6 receptions with 2 touchdowns. Watch highlights here. 20 November 2016: Views of the Dallas Cowboys in thir 27-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens in the 2016 NFL week 11 regular season football game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Photo by James D. Smith/Dallas Cowboys CJ Prosise ran 72 yards for his first-career touchdown last night. Watch highlights here. cxwxiyhvqaadwcf-jpg-large Robinson Cano was the 12 Flag Riser at the Seattle Seahawks Game yesterday. Watch his experience here. screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-11-01-52-am Todd Gurley ran for a team high 76 yards and 1 touchdown. Watch highlights here. LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Rams rushes for 24 yards to score a touchdown in front of Michael Thomas #31 of the Miami Dolphins in the first quarter of the game at Los Angeles Coliseum on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Robinson Cano hit two home runs last night, including a solo shot in the 11th inning to put the Mariners in the lead. After last night's game Cano has reached a career-high 35 home runs in a season. Watch highlights here. screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-10-36-20-am
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Robinson Cano has been nominated by the Mariners for the 2016 Roberto Clemente Award. Cast your vote for Robbie by voting below, tweeting the hashtag #VoteCano, or posting #VoteCano to the MLB and Mariners facebook pages.
   
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In last night's game, Robinson Cano reached 1,000 career RBI and tied a career-high 6 RBI in a single game! His grand slam last night was also the 10th of his career. Watch highlights here. photo (4)
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It’s the season of giving. Here’s what our Roc Family has done to give back:

Andre Ward visited Your House Boxing & Community Club – an organization that aims to motivate and support at-risk youth to better themselves, serve their communities, and reject gang violence through boxing, education, and community engagement. Andre participated in their bag and mitt workout, had snack and pizza with the children and spoke with them about staying motivated. Big Sean joined forces with Sean Anderson Foundation for an All-Star Thanksgiving Giveaway. Together with other celebrities and athletes, 3,000 turkeys and food baskets were given to Metro-Detroit residents on a first come, first served basis, in total providing more than 12,000 meals. Roc Nation hosted a pre-Thanksgiving dinner with young adults from The Door – a center for alternatives for NYC youth. The teens enjoyed a warm meal and friendly conversations with Roc Nation employees and special guests CC Sabathia and Dustin Fleischer. DJ Mustard partnered with Crenshaw UMC to host a Thanksgiving dinner and games for CUMC food bank members and their families. Fabolous visited the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, located just 5 minutes away from Breevort Projects where he grew up. Their SuperPantry program is a free mock supermarket for the under-priviledged community. Fabolous stocked food, bagged carts and assisted elderly visitors, helping nearly 200 families. Processed with VSCOcam with m3 preset  Jaelen Strong recruited a strong group of volunteers including family members, friends, former Mt. Airy Bantam coaches and current young Bantams. Strong’s group of volunteers distributed over 120 turkeys to families and individuals in need. Many of the families served were referenced by Face to Face Germantown and Kitchen of Love, community-based organizations serving low-income families meals and human service resources.   Junior Younan partnered with Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger at Mobile Food Pantry in Coney Island. Along with his father and some friends, they serviced over 200 families. Meek Mill donated over 150 turkeys to the Bibleway Baptist Church and We Feed the Homeless Philly’s Annual Turkey Drive. Robinson Cano opened the RC22 DREAM School in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. The Montessori school will serve 100 boys and girls and offer holistic community and employment training programs to residents.
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Robinson Cano and his RC22 Foundation held the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the RC22 DREAM School in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic today. See more from the school opening here. And if you’d like to team up with Cano and his foundation, please visit bit.ly/RC22KitsforKidz and help donate school supplies for the children.
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Robinson Cano​ and CC Sabathia​ have been nominated for the 2015 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award because of their continuous leadership efforts and inspiration through their respective foundations, RC22 Foundation​ and PitCCh In Foundation Inc.​. Vote now through Sunday to support their great causes! [caption id="attachment_17442" align="alignnone" width="1024"]NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21:  Robinson Cano and CC Sabathia attend the 2014 Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at Barclays Center on August 21, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Robinson Cano; CC Sabathia NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Robinson Cano and CC Sabathia attend the 2014 Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at Barclays Center on August 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Robinson Cano; CC Sabathia[/caption]
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Robinson Cano set a new Major League Baseball record in last night’s game. He is now the first player in MLB history to have 30 doubles in 11 consecutive seasons to start a career. Watch his milestone double and the fan reaction here.

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Robinson Cano spent a Thursday afternoon in Downtown Seattle with Mayor Ed Murray and 20 8-12 year olds from the Smilow Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club of Seattle. In honor of August being PLAY BALL month, declared by the Mayor and co-sponsored by Major League Baseball and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Robinson Cano and Mayor Murray played a friendly game of WIFFLE BALL with the children from the Boys & Girls Club.

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Robinson Cano adds 2 hits, 2 RBIs and 1 run including a solo home run and walk off single in last night’s game. Watch Cano’s solo home run here.

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MLB All-Star Voting is happening now! Vote for Roc Nation athletes, Erick Aybar, Robinson Cano & Yoenis Cespedes through July 2nd. Vote here.

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Proud to be a part of Robinson Cano’s Canoche Fundraiser! Congrats on raising $1.1MM. Didn’t get to make it to Canoche? It’s not too late to make a donation and contribute to RC22 DREAM School. 

Learn more about the Canoche and the RC22 Foundation mission here.

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Robinson Cano is the Seattle Mariners Nominee for the 2014 Hank Aaron Award, which is given to the Top Offensive Player in each league. Cano had an impressive season averaging .314 batting average with 187 hits and a team-high 37 doubles. #VoteCano today here. 042714_329 BVH.JPG
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New additions to CC Sabathia & Robinson Cano’s Summer Classic Charity Basketball game at Barclays Center include fellow Roc Nation family Rihanna and Skylar Diggins!

Team CC is heating up, with honorary team captain Carmelo Anthony, Derek Jeter, JR Smith, Rudy Gay, Ne-Yo, Tiki Barber, DJ Clue, Damaris Lewis, Vinny Guadagnino, Dellin Betances, & Lance Fresh. They’ll face off against Team Cano, featuring honorary team captain Kevin Durant, Felix Hernandez, Fabolous, DJ Khaled, Charlie Villanueva, DJ Envy, Robert Christopher Riley, Endy Chavez, Kendrys Morales, Fernando Rodney, Yoervis Medina, Jesus Sucre, & Roenis Elias.

Other celebrity guests and participants include Rihanna, Slam Dunk judges Skylar Diggins & Nate “Tiny” Archibald, Master of Ceremonies Angie Martinez and many more.  Tickets, special packages, and more info at www.rnsummerclassic.com.

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NYC: Stop by The 40/40 Club this Thursday August 14th for the Pre-Summer Classic Open Bar event, buy tickets to Robinson Cano + CC Sabathia’s Summer Classic charity basketball game, and enjoy complimentary D’usse Cognac cocktails and 1/2 price drinks! More info on the Summer Classic here. 2014-08-09 - RNS Pre-Summer Classic Open Bar_4.jpg
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Robinson Cano leads MLB All-Star Game voting for 2B with over 1 million votes! Vote here now to be entered for a chance to win a signed t-shirt – keep voting for a chance to win the grand prize to see the Mariners and get an on–field pic with Cano!Cano-Mariners-Field
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Roc Nation Sports celebrated its one year anniversary with a luncheon attended by clients Robinson Cano, Victor Cruz, CC Sabathia, and Hakeem Nicks. The Roc Nation Sports logo was featured in Times Square in NYC to honor the occasion. Roc Nation Sports 1 Year Anniversary Luncheon at TAO Downtown Roc Nation Sports 1 Year Anniversary Luncheon at TAO Downtown Roc Nation Sports 1 Year Anniversary Luncheon at TAO Downtown Roc Nation Sports 1 Year Anniversary Luncheon at TAO Downtown photo
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Watch Robinson Cano on last night's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In this first clip, he surprises Yankees fans in Bryant Park in New York and then watch his interview with Jimmy Fallon. Plus, tune in to Off The Bat from the MLB Fan Cave when Robinson appears on his executive-produced episode tonight at 11/10c on MTV2.
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GQ Magazine heads to Robinson Cano’s hometown to talk about growing up in the Dominican Republic and joining the Seattle Mariners. Pick up the April issue on stands now.GQ_Final
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At the Mariners Fan Fest last Saturday, a record-breaking number of fans came out to meet Robinson Cano and the Mariners team in Seattle. Check out Cano with some of his fans below._Q9U8314-001 _VH_7417-001 _Q9U8167-001 _Q9U7592-001
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Three Kings Day in Robinson Cano’s hometown of San Pedro de Macoris turned into a week-long celebration for the city’s children. Cano and his foundation hosted his annual toy drive for children in need, featuring an event for over 1,000 kids and a direct toy distribution of over 5000 toys, which included girls and boys bikes and helmets, dolls, toy trucks and Nike products. Check out pictures from the event and the toy distribution below. _MG_2506 _BC_8703 _MG_2452_1 _MG_2186 _MG_2432 _BC_9330-1 _BC_8945
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Go behind the scenes with MLB during Robinson Cano’s first day in Seattle with the Mariners Then, watch Robinson Cano's discuss his childhood, being named after Jackie Robinson, and joining the Mariners in this MLB interview
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Congratulations to Roc Nation Sports’ Robinson Cano on signing a 10-year contract with the Seattle Mariners! Cano ended the 2013 season as a 5x All-Star, with 5 straight seasons with a .300+ batting average, 40+ doubles, and 25+ home runs.

Says Cano, "I want to thank all my fans in New York for an amazing nine years. It was truly an honor to play for you." mariners
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