Card: 2013 Topps Heritage #73
Stephen Anthony Paul Lombardozzi Jr. (born September 20, 1988 in Edina, MN) is a former professional baseball second baseman and left fielder. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins. See Steve's career highlights here.
Steve started his career with the Washington Nationals, after being selected in the 19th round of the 2008 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Paul Tinnell and made his pro debut that summer. In 2009, he hit .296 as the full-time second baseman for the Hagerstown Suns of the Class A South Atlantic League. He spent most of the 2010 season with the Carolina League's Potomac Nationals before being promoted to AA ball and playing for the Harrisburg Senators.
He hit a combined .294/.371/.431 in 137 games, with 35 doubles and 11 triples while playing second base. In 2011, he spent the first half of the season with Harrisburg, hitting .309 in 65 games, then was promoted to AAA Syracuse, where he hit .310 in 69 games. Combined between the two levels, his batting line was .309/.360/.430, he scored 86 runs, hit 25 doubles and stole 30 bases. He was named the Nationals' Minor League Player of the Year in 2011.
Lombardozzi got his first taste of the majors in a September call-up by the Nationals in 2011. His first major league hit, a single off the New York Mets' R.A. Dickey in the 7th inning of a game at Citi Field on September 12th drove in Brian Bixler with the winning run in a 3-2 Nats win. He had started his major league career 0 for 15. In 2012, he was named to the Topps All-Star Rookie Team.
His father, Steve Lombardozzi, played in the majors from 1985 to 1990.
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