If you didn't already know, it probably was because he didn't want a big deal made of it.
Anderson was kind of quiet. OK, really quiet. I can't remember anything he has ever said. But he did a few things on the baseball field:
• He had a pretty swing; Not as pretty or powerful as that of Ken Griffey, but it was pleasant and effective. And cool enough to have been immortalized by Batting Stance Guy.
• To that end, Anderson won the 2003 All-Star Home Run Derby at U.S. Cellular Field.
• He once had 10 RBIs in a game.
• He hit 522 career doubles, good for 40th all time.
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