Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport : Baseball
Inducted: 2022
Country: USA/Israel
Born: June 22, 1982 in Tucson, Arizona

Ian Kinsler

Ian Kinsler was one of the outstanding second basemen of his era. A four-time all-star, he played in Major League Baseball 14 seasons for five teams and was a member of the 2018 World Series champion Boston Red Sox.

The power-hitting Kinsler, from Tucson, Arizona, retired in 2019 with the eighth most home runs (257) of any second baseman in baseball history. He ranked fourth all-time in leadoff home runs (48) among all MLB players. Kinsler also stole 243 bases and was a two-time member of the 30-30 club (30 home runs and stole 30 bases in the same season). He was the Texas Rangers' all-time stolen base leader when he was traded to the Detroit Tigers following the 2013 season.

Kinsler was also a fine fielder, winning the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award (2014), Fielding Bible Award (2015) and two Gold Glove Awards (2016, 2018).

In 2017, he helped lead Team USA to gold in the World Baseball Classic. In 2020, he became a dual American-Israeli citizen and played for Israel at the Olympic Games. He managed Team Israel at the 2023 World Baseball Classic.

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