Carlos Beltrán played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1998 to 2017 for the Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees and Texas Rangers.
Beltrán was the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year in 1999 while with the Royals, was named to nine MLB All-Star Games, won three Gold Glove Awards and two Silver Slugger Awards. Beltrán was the fifth player to reach both 400 home runs and 300 stolen bases and just the fourth switch hitter with 400 home runs. He is also a member of the 30–30 club, as he has hit 30 home runs and stolen 30 bases in a single season. Beltrán retired after the 2017 season, winning a World Series title with the Houston Astros.
Widely known for his tremendous humanitarian work, Beltran received the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award from MLB in 2013. The Carlos Beltran Foundation and the Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy were established to support critical educational and athletic programs to children in Puerto Rico. The foundation has also donated more than $1 million and helped to raise an additional $400,000 to aid in the massive recovery efforts in Puerto Rico following the devastating hurricane in 2017.