DOB: August 17, 1983
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT: August 22, 2006
ACQUIRED: Drafted in the 2nd Round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft
Dustin as youngster playing Little League. (outincenterfield.com)
Born and raised in Woodland, California with his older brother - Brett, their father owned a tire business and Dustin's little league team fell one game short of reaching the Little League World Series. Recruited by Texas, Cal State - Long Beach, Tulane, Florida and Miami out of high school, Pedroia attended Arizona State University where he was an interdisciplinary studies major. Throughout his collegiate career, his parents (Guy and Debbie) rarely missed a Sun Devils home or away game. Pedroia married his wife, Kelli, on November 11, 2006. (Information from ASU SID)
Dustin fielding a ground ball as youngster. I guess his growth spurt stopped at six. (outincenterfield.com)
Pictures from Pedroia's Days at Arizona State University:
Dustin Pedroia joins Dale Arnold and Michael on WEEI's "Dale & Holley" mid-day show on Monday February 25, 2008.