Rafael Palmeiro This article or section needs copy editing for proper spelling, grammar, usage, tone, style, and voice. You can help by editing it now. A guide is available, as is general editing help. Rafael Palmeiro
Position First Base/Designated Hitter Team Free Agent Years of experience 19 years Age 41 Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight 215 lb (98 kg) Bats Left Throws Left College Mississippi State University 2005 salary $3,000,000 Place of birth Havana, Cuba Selection Amateur draft, 1985 Drafted by Chicago Cubs Major League debut September 8, 1986 Rafael Palmeiro Corrales (born September 24, 1964 in Havana, Cuba) is a Major League Baseball player, with a career spanning almost 20 years. He had an All-American career at Mississippi State University, before Palmeiro debuted on September 8, 1986 with the Chicago Cubs. He played with the Cubs through 1988. He went on to have two stints with the Texas Rangers (1989-1993 and 1999-2003). He has also had two stints with the Baltimore Orioles (1994-1998 and 2004-2005).