Lance Berkman

William Lance Berkman, nicknamed "Big Puma", is an American former professional baseball outfielder and first baseman. He played 15 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Houston Astros, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers. Berkman is a six-time MLB All-Star and won a World Series championship and the National League Comeback Player of the Year Award with the Cardinals in 2011. He stands 6 feet 1 inch, and weighs 220 pounds. Berkman spent various seasons of his career as a regular at all three outfield positions. A standout baseball player at Canyon High School, Berkman attended Rice University, where he played college baseball for the Owls. Named the 1997 National College Player of the Year, the Astros selected Berkman in the first round of that year's amateur draft, and he debuted in the major leagues in 1999.

Comeback Player of the Year

Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland 2018 — David Price, Boston 2017 — Mike Moustakas, Kansas City 2016 — Rick Porcello, Boston 2015 — Prince Fielder, Texas 2014 — Chris Young, Seattle 2013 — Mariano Rivera, N.Y.

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