|Pittsburgh Pirates — No. 25|
|Born: November 6, 1979|
|Bats: Left||Throws: Left|
|Major League Baseball debut|
|April 7, 2004 for the Atlanta Braves|
|Selected MLB statistics|
|Batting Average||. First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a Baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a baserunner in order to score a run Events 355 - Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) Events 529 - First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in Jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Batting average is a Statistic in both Cricket and Baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively 273|
|Runs Batted In||301|
David Adam LaRoche (born November 6, 1979 in Orange County, California), is a Major League Baseball player. Headline events of the year The Boston Red Sox win their first World Series since, ending the Curse of the Bambino. 2006 Major League Baseball season|2006 Nippon Professional Baseball season Headline Event of the Year The 2006 World Baseball Classic is a surprise success The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Minor League Baseball Events 355 - Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. He is currently the starting first baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who traded for him in 2007 after he spent three seasons playing for the Atlanta Braves. First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a Baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a baserunner in order to score a run The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Minor League Baseball
Adam LaRoche was a 1998 graduate of Fort Scott (KS) High School, where he played baseball, football, and basketball. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Fort Scott is a city in Bourbon County, Kansas, United States, 88 miles (158 km south of Kansas City, on the Marmaton River. He was named an All-American in baseball as a senior. His uncle, Dave Regan, was his high school head coach.
He played for his father, Dave, at Fort Scott Community College in 1999 before transferring to Seminole (OK) Junior College in 2000, where he was an All-American and the MVP of the Junior College World Series. David Eugene LaRoche (born May 14, 1948 in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is a former Major League Baseball Pitcher. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar.
He had been drafted by the Florida Marlins in both the 1998 and 1999 amateur drafts, but refused to sign. The Florida Marlins are a professional baseball team based in Miami Gardens Florida. Headline events of the year Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Ken Griffey Jr Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over Atlanta Braves (4-0 Mariano Rivera, MVP He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 2000 and did sign.
For the start of the 2004 season, the Braves made LaRoche, who had not yet made his major league debut, their starting first baseman. Headline events of the year The Boston Red Sox win their first World Series since, ending the Curse of the Bambino. First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a Baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a baserunner in order to score a run The left-handed LaRoche platooned with 46 year-old veteran Julio Franco and put up a respectable . Julio César Robles Franco (born August 23 1958, in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball Infielder 278 rookie batting average.
LaRoche demonstrated his strong defensive skills at first base, but also his lack of speed on the basepaths.
He again platooned with Franco in 2005. 2005 Major League Baseball season Headline events of the year Chicago White Sox swept the Houston Astros to win the World Series While he did hit 22 home runs, LaRoche had a very streaky season. He hit . 385 in his final 17 games of the year, but just . 105 in the 19 games that preceded that streak. He batted . 500 with a grand slam in the Braves 2005 NLDS Series against the Houston Astros. The National League Division Series ( NLDS) the opening round of the 2005 National League playoffs began on Tuesday October 4, and ended on The Houston Astros are a Professional baseball team based in Houston Texas. With the offseason departure of Franco, LaRoche became the Braves sole starter at first base in 2006. 2006 Major League Baseball season|2006 Nippon Professional Baseball season Headline Event of the Year The 2006 World Baseball Classic is a surprise success
LaRoche was heavily criticized for a lackadaisical error he committed in a game on May 14, 2006. Events 1264 - Battle of Lewes: Henry III of England is captured in France making Simon de Montfort the Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. He shuffled to first base so slowly on a routine groundball he had easily fielded, that Washington Nationals baserunner Nick Johnson was able to beat him to the bag. The Washington Nationals is an American professional baseball team based in Washington D Nicholas Robert Johnson (born September 19, 1978 in Sacramento California) is a First baseman in Major League Baseball, currently LaRoche had turned his back to the play and was unaware that the runner had sped up. He was already moving towards the dugout when he saw the runner called safe, much to his disbelief. It should have been the third out of the inning, but instead the inning continued with four runs eventually scoring. The normally docile Atlanta crowd booed LaRoche for the rest of the game and the blunder was replayed repeatedly by local Atlanta media. Manager Bobby Cox even benched LaRoche for some of the next game as punishment. Robert Joe "Bobby" Cox (born May 21 1941 in Tulsa Oklahoma) is the current manager of the Atlanta Braves, and a former This incident is said to reflect LaRoche's struggles with Attention Deficit Disorder. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder affecting about 3-5% of the world's population
However, LaRoche's season turned around after the "Nick Johnson incident. " On May 28, 2006, LaRoche contributed two of the Braves' record eight home runs in a remarkable win against the Chicago Cubs. Events 585 BC - A Solar eclipse occurs as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. In addition, in a wild game against the San Diego Padres on July 14, 2006, LaRoche hit two more home runs and had five RBIs to help the Braves to a 15-12, 11-inning win. The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego California since their founding in 1969 Events 1223 - Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father Philip II of France. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. He finished the year with a . 285 average, 30 home runs, and 90 RBIs - all career-bests.
The Braves traded LaRoche and minor league outfielder Jamie Romak to the Pittsburgh Pirates on January 17, 2007 for reliever Mike Gonzalez and minor league shortstop Brent Lillibridge. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Events 38 BC - Octavian marries Livia Drusilla. 1287 - King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Brent Stuart Lillibridge (born September 18, 1983 in) is a Major League Baseball Shortstop for the Atlanta Braves.
LaRoche is married to his wife, Jennifer, and they have a daughter, Montana, and a son, Drake. His hobbies include fishing, hunting, and golf.
He is the son of former Major League pitcher Dave LaRoche, and his younger brother, Andy LaRoche, plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In Baseball, the pitcher is the player who throwsthe baseball from the Pitcher's mound toward the Catcher to begin each play with the goal of David Eugene LaRoche (born May 14, 1948 in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is a former Major League Baseball Pitcher. Andrew Christian LaRoche (born September 13, 1983 in Fort Scott, Kansas) is an Infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Adam LaRoche has Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). 
Adam is friends with rising country singer Luke Bryan.
Laroche is referenced regularly on Maxim Radio by Covino and Rich. The Covino and Rich Show airs on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 108 ( Maxim Radio) every weekday from 3-7 EST It is said that you are "yagadoche like Adam Laroche. "
Adam LaRoche has a fan club known as "LaRoche's Ladies". The group consists of three young women from Georgia who have supported Adam since his rookie season with the Braves. Even though LaRoche was traded to the Pirates, "LaRoche's Ladies" can still be seen supporting their favorite player.
LaRoche appears in a series of hunting videos with Todd Helton, David Dellucci, Chipper Jones, Mike DeJean, Brad Hawpe, Aaron Cook, Ryan Langerhans, and several more Major Leaguers. Todd Lynn Helton (born August 20, 1973 in Knoxville Tennessee) is the starting First baseman for the Colorado Rockies of David Michael Dellucci (born October 31, 1973 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an Outfielder for the Cleveland Indians Lawrence Wayne "Chipper" Jones Jr (born April 24, 1972 in DeLand, Florida) is an American Major League Michael Dwain DeJean (ˈdeɪʒɒn (born September 28, 1970 in Baton Rouge Louisiana) is a Right-handed Relief pitcher in Bradley Bonte "Brad" Hawpe (born June 22, 1979, in Fort Worth, Texas) is the starting Right fielder for the Colorado Aaron Lane Cook (born February 8, 1979 in Fort Campbell, Kentucky) is a right-handed Major League Baseball Pitcher Ryan David Langerhans (born February 20, 1980 in San Antonio Texas) is a Major League Baseball Outfielder for the Washington
LaRoche is of Mexican descent. The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. According to his brother Andy LaRoche, his father's surname was Garcia, however, his father changed it to LaRoche at age seven, the last name of his stepfather. Andrew Christian LaRoche (born September 13, 1983 in Fort Scott, Kansas) is an Infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates. "La Roche is French, but I have no French in me," Andy LaRoche said. "My grandfather was 100% Mexican. "