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What made the award all the more special was that his long-time friend and former teammate, Sammy Sosa, captured the NL award. They became the first Latin players to win the award in the same year. Though separated for nine years, they were together again. "It's very special," Juan said. "Sammy is my friend. I was happy to see him win it. I wanted him to win it. " And still Juan's big year wasn't done. In December, he capped it off by marrying his long-time girlfriend Olga Tanon, a famous merengue singer in Puerto Rico.
Publisher : Sports Publishing, Inc. isbn10 | asin : print isbn13 : 9781582610481 ebook isbn13 : 9780585053493 language : English subject Gonzalez, Juan,--1969---Juvenile literature, Baseball players--Puerto Rico--Biography--Juvenile literature, Texas Rangers (Baseball team)--Juvenile literature, Gonzalez, Juan,--1969- , Baseball players, Puerto Ricans--Biography. 357092 subject : Gonzalez, Juan,--1969---Juvenile literature, Baseball players--Puerto Rico--Biography--Juvenile literature, Texas Rangers (Baseball team)--Juvenile literature, Gonzalez, Juan,--1969- , Baseball players, Puerto Ricans--Biography.
The season couldn't have started better for the Rangers. They won their first seven games. Juan started out hot, too. He had a four RBIs in third game of the season and six in a game two weeks later. 299 with five home runs and 25 RBIs. Then an old problem arose. On May 7, Juan suffered a torn quadriceps muscle in his left leg and Page 38 Juan uses a mirror to practice his swing. (AP/Wide World Photos) Page 39 had to go on the disabled list for the third time in less than two seasons. It would cost him three weeks of the season.