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Meet Mark Teixeira, Patch's New 'Commissioner of Baseball'

The all-star Yankees first baseman will answer questions, post exclusive videos and share advice for young athletes in new, regular feature on Patch.

Meet Mark Teixeira, Patch's New 'Commissioner of Baseball'

Good news, baseball fans! There’s a high-priced, power-hitting, left-handed first baseman on the way.

Not to play for the Giants, of course. Instead, Patch users young and old can tap into the expertise of New York Yankees star Mark Teixeira, who has been named “Commissioner of Patch Baseball.”

Teixeira, a four-time Gold Glove winner and two-time All-Star, will interact with Patch users by regularly responding to questions, sharing baseball tips and posting exclusive videos. Teixeira will also offer young athletes advice on how to stay in shape and why healthful eating is so important for optimal performance.

“I live in a Patch town now and I keep tabs on my original hometown via the Patch site there, so I’ve seen the ways that Patch supports its communities,” said Teixeira. “I’m excited to be a part of that by connecting with Patch users who have the same passion for baseball that I do. I’m eager to see what kinds of questions they toss my way!”

Teixeira is a career .281 hitter, according to baseball-reference.com. He has 314 homers, with eight seasons of more than 30. His best overall season was 2005 with the Texas Rangers, when he hit .301 with 44 homers and 144 RBI. Teixeira also finished second in the American League MVP voting in 2009 with the Yankees.

“Baseball is such an important part of so many of the communities we’re in — and if something’s important to our users, it’s important to Patch,” said Rachel Feddersen, Patch's chief content officer. “Mark is a great representative of what Patch stands for. We’re thrilled to offer this exclusive opportunity for our communities’ baseball players, from little leaguers to college prospects, to interact with this World Series champion.”

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