|Texas Rangers — No. 16|
|Born: June 26, 1980|
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|Major League Baseball debut|
|April 15, 2004 for the Detroit Tigers|
|Selected MLB statistics|
(through April 29, 2008)
|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 363 - Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Events 1450 - Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years' War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English "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 280|
|Runs batted in||109|
Christopher Bob Shelton (born June 26, 1980 in Salt Lake City, Utah), is a Major League Baseball first baseman currently playing for the Texas Rangers. The Detroit Tigers are a professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA 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 Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington Texas, United States, representing the Dallas-Ft Calendar Major League Baseball See also 2008 Major League Baseball season Postseason October 1 – ALDS and Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Salt Lake City is the Capital and the most populous city of the U The State of Utah (ˈjuːtɔː or) is a western state of the United States. 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 Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington Texas, United States, representing the Dallas-Ft Before entering professional baseball, he played at Cottonwood High School, Salt Lake Community College, and the University of Utah. Cottonwood High School is a Public high school located in Murray Utah. Salt Lake Community College, often abbreviated SLCC and referred to locally as "Slick" is the largest two-year Community college in Utah. The University of Utah (referred to locally as ' The U' or ' the U of U') is a publicly funded Research university in Salt Lake Shelton was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the thirty-third round, although he never made the team's 40-man roster. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Major League Baseball transactions are changes made to the roster of a major league team during or after the season Unprotected, he was selected by the Tigers in the rule 5 draft. The Rule 5 draft is a Major League Baseball player draft that occurs each year in December at the annual Winter Meeting of general managers He split time catching for the team with Brandon Inge until the acquisition of Iván Rodríguez in 2004. Charles Brandon Inge (born May 19 1977 in Lynchburg, Virginia) is a Major League Baseball Third baseman and Catcher currently Iván Rodríguez Torres (born November 30 1971 in Manatí Puerto Rico) also known as "Pudge Rodríguez" and "I-Rod", is a Major "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Then Chris started playing first base.
While in Detroit, due to his red hair and prodigious batting, he had earned various nicknames, such as "Red Pop" (a reference to the Detroit-made Faygo beverage) from the Tiger faithful. This article is about people with red hair also sometimes called redheads Faygo or Faygo Pop is a Soft drink brand headquartered in Detroit Michigan A drink, or beverage, is a Liquid specifically prepared for Human consumption Tigers play-by-play commentators Rod Allen and Mario Impemba often called him "Big Red" or "Orange Crush. Play-by-play, in Broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a Sporting event with a Voiceover describing the details of the action Roderick Bernet "Rod" Allen (born October 5, 1959 in Los Angeles California) is a former professional baseball player and coach Mario Impemba (born March 18, 1963) is a play-by-play announcer for the Detroit Tigers on FSN Detroit. Orange Crush is an orange -flavored Soft drink (see Orange soda) invented by Clayton J "
In 2006, Shelton hit nine home runs in the first 13 games of the season; this made him the fastest player in American League history to reach that mark at that point in a season. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League ( AL) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in He also became the fourth player in baseball history to hit at least nine home runs in his team's first 13 games; he trails only Mike Schmidt in 1976, Larry Walker in 1997 and Luis Gonzalez in 2001 in that regard. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949 in Dayton Ohio) is a former professional Baseball player who played his entire Career Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Larry Kenneth Robert Walker (born December 1, 1966 in Maple Ridge British Columbia, Canada) is a former Right fielder in Major Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Luis Emilio Gonzalez (born September 3, 1967 in Tampa Florida) nicknamed " Gonzo ", is a Major League Baseball Outfielder Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar.  He earned the American League Player of the Week accolade for April 3, 2006.  Shelton's power dropped significantly after April, however, and on July 31, 2006, he was optioned to Triple-A Toledo to make room for Sean Casey, whom the Tigers had acquired from Pittsburgh in a trade-deadline deal. Events 30 BC - Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian 's forces but most of his army subsequently Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North The Toledo Mud Hens are a Minor league baseball team located in Toledo Ohio. On September 1, Chris Shelton was recalled back to Detroit
During the 2007 spring training Chris Shelton started and finished spring training with the Tigers and by the end of spring training there was one spot left on the team's roster and the fight was between Marcus Thames and Chris Shelton. Events 462 - Possible start of first Byzantine indiction cycle. Marcus Markley Thames (pronounced "TIMMS" (born March 6 1977 in Louisville Mississippi) is an Outfielder and First baseman in Major Shelton did not make the roster, which left him to Toledo for the 2007 season.
On December 5, 2007, Shelton was traded to the Texas Rangers for Freddy Guzmán, and on January 14, 2008, designated for assignment in order to make room for Kazuo Fukumori, a veteran reliever from the Japanese leagues. Events 63 BC - Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Freddy Antonio Guzmán (born January 20, 1981 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball Outfielder Events 1129 - Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common is a Right-handed Relief pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization
On April 29, 2008, his contract was purchased from Triple-A Oklahoma, again by the Texas Rangers when Jason Botts was designated for assignment.
|Detroit Tigers starting at First Base|
April 3,2006- July 31, 2006