Jarrod Saltalamacchia

  • Catcher for the Boston Red Sox
  • Wears #39
  • Hit a career-high 16 home runs in 2011
  • Switch hitter who bats both righty and lefty
  • Usually is the first player to show up for a game (more than 7 hours ahead of time)
  • Won Good Guy Award at 2012 Boston Baseball Writers Dinner
  • Previously played for the Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers
  • Has the longest last name (14 letters) in the history of Major League Baseball
  • Nicknamed "Salty"
  • Great grandmother was a horse racing jockey back in Italy
  • Father is a firefighter and paramedic, mother is a nurse
  • Grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida