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He hit a major league-leading 48 home runs while playing for the Dodgers in 2004, was the team MVP of the Red Sox in 2010, and tied for the major league lead in hits in 2013 while playing for the Rangers.
The fifth major leaguer to hit at least 100 home runs for three different teams, he has hit at least 20 home runs in 12 different seasons, and in five, driven in at least 100 runs.After hitting his first home run in April, and his second later that month, Beltré's hitting began to improve.On July 23, 2006, against the Boston Red Sox, Beltré hit an inside-the-park home run, the first one ever in Safeco Field history.In 2004, Beltré had a breakout season in which he established a number of career highs, including leading MLB with 48 home runs.Other career highs included batting .334, 200 hits, 121 RBI, 104 runs scored, .629 slugging percentage, and a then-career high 32 doubles.At the end of the 1998 season, Beltré finished with 13 errors at third base while batting .215 with seven home runs.
At one point in the spring training prior to the start of the 1999 season, Beltré's agent, Scott Boras, commented to him that "he couldn't believe" his relatively rapid ascent to the majors and handling of "such a difficult position like third base" at age 20. Boras then realized that his date of birth in the Dodgers' records was incorrect and indicated the same to the team, but, that if they were to correct the mistake by compensating Beltré for signing him at younger than MLB's allowable age, they would no longer pursue the issue.
During his first at-bat, Beltré hit a two-out run batted in (RBI) double off Angels starter Chuck Finley into left field to score Paul Konerko from second base to tie the game.
Beltré hit his first home run six days later against Texas Rangers starter Rick Helling.
Manager Mike Hargrove did not give up hope on Beltré, saying, "I think it's a season that, personally, he's disappointed in.
I think it was a year that he will improve on the longer he's here and the longer he's in the American League." By June 5, 2006, Beltré's batting average was slowly improving, from .109 on April 16 to .236 at that time.
He finished second in voting for the NL Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) and was honored with his first career Silver Slugger Award and the Babe Ruth Home Run Award.