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The Questions With Freddy Sanchez
October 09, 2006
Pirates Infielder
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October 09, 2006

The Questions With Freddy Sanchez

Pirates Infielder

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What was your welcome-to-the- big-leagues moment?

In Boston with the Red Sox in 2003, I came within one assist of tying a major league record for third basemen [11]. The whole crowd chanted my name. I didn't get a hit, but I had 35,000 Fenway fans going nuts.

Your most embarrassing moment?

This year against the Nationals, I ran to first on ball three when I thought it was ball four. I get down there and everyone's looking at me. The umpire's like, um, you gotta go back.

Favorite off-day activity?

Hanging out with my wife, Alissa, and baby, Evan. And watching TV. Judge Judy is awesome--she's very entertaining, and she puts people in their place.

If I weren't playing baseball, I'd be
... finishing school. I'm a few courses short of a communications degree at Oklahoma City.

If I were commissioner for a day, I would
... raise the pay for minor league players.


After going 2 for 4 in his final game of the season, Sanchez, 28, finished with a .344 average.


Sanchez, 28, will go home to Chandler, Ariz., and, he says, "lie on the couch and work on my fantasy football team."