Vladimir Guerrero Ramos Jr. is a Canadian-Dominican who was born to former MLB player and Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero Sr. Vladimir made his debut in the MLB for the Blue Jays in April 2019.
Who Is Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s Father, Vladimir Guerrero?
Vladimir Alvino Guerrero Sr. is a Dominican former professional baseball player who played right field and designated hitter in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 16 seasons.
In his playing career, he played for the Montreal Expos (1996-2003), the Anaheim Angels / Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2004-2009), the Texas Rangers (2010), and the Baltimore Orioles (2011).
Guerrero, a nine-time All-Star, was widely recognized for his impressive offensive production, hitting for power and average on a consistent basis, as well as his defensive range and strong throwing arm.
He was named the American League (AL) Most Valuable Player in 2004. (MVP). Guerrero led the Angels to five AL West titles between 2004 and 2009 and was named one of baseball’s most feared hitters in a 2008 poll of all 30 major league managers.
Guerrero was widely regarded as the game’s best “bad-ball hitter,” consistently hitting balls thrown well outside the strike zone, a skill demonstrated on August 14, 2009, when he hit a pitch after it bounced in front of home plate.
He hit more than 30 home runs (HR) in each of his eight seasons and surpassed 100 runs batted in (RBI) ten times, despite having only two seasons with at least 65 walks. Guerrero hit 126 home runs and put 1,780 balls in play on the first pitch of an at-bat.
Guerrero surpassed Julio Franco as the all-time MLB leader in hits by a Dominican player on September 26, 2011, a record that Adrián Beltré broke in 2014.
In 2018, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In 2021, Guerrero and his son joined Cecil and Prince Fielder as the second father-son duo in MLB history to each have a 40-home run season.