Adrián González is a 31 year old left handed Mexican baseball player who is currently playing in the Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Dodgers team as first baser player. Even though the “Titan” was born in San Diego, California, he is the captain of the Mexican National Team thanks to his parents being Mexicans as well as having lived 12 years in Tijuana, Baja California.
His career began in 2000 with the organization of the Marlines of Florida and right from the start he was pointed out as promising by specialized magazines of the American Union. He has also played with the Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has been chosen 4 times for the Star Games (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), 2 time winner of the Golden Glove (2008, 2009) and 4 time Player of the Week of the MLB. While with the San Diego team, on August 1, 2009 Gonzalez finished 6 of 6 with three runs motivated by the game where the Padres defeated the Brewers of Milwaukee by 13-6. With that mark, González achieved the record of most hits in the history of the Padres in a nine inning game. Another three persons have achieved the record, but only in games with extra innings. Adrian batted 5 singles and one double. That same year, he lead the Big Leagues in bases per balls with 119, while reaching his goal marking the homeruns for the first time in his career. He promoted 99 runs this season. The number he has to date in his career are: 230 HR, 831 RBI y .294 AVG. With Mexico, he has participated in the World Classics of Baseball in 2006, 2009 and 2013. In 2009 he played in the Caribbean Series with the Venados of Mazatlán making it the the subchampionship.
González and his wife Betsy, have created a foundation which focuses on empowing less fortunate youth in sports, education and health.