Carlos Beltran (Carlos Ivan Beltran) was born on April 24, 1977 in Manati, Puerto Rico. He made his Major League debut on September 14, 1998 for the Kansas City Royals. In 1999, his rookie year, he hit .293 with 22 home runs and 108 RBI. Beltran played for the Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros and New York Mets over the course of his 9 year career.
Most people believe that Carlos Beltran's best season was 2004, when he slugged 38 home runs, stole 42 bases and knocked in 104 runs.
Selected by Kansas City Royals in the 2nd round of the free-agent draft (June 1, 1995 - signed June 5, 1995).
Traded by Kansas City Royals to Houston Astros as part of 3-team trade in which Houston Astros sent John Buck and cash to Kansas City Royals; Oakland Athletics sent Mike Wood and Mark Teahen to Kansas City Royals; and Houston Astros sent Octavio Dotel to Oakland Athletics (June 24, 2004).
Granted free agency (October 28, 2004).
Signed by New York Mets (January 13, 2005).
Carlos Beltran hit a grand slam in 2 consecutive games, becoming the 22nd player to do so. (He hit one on July 16, 2006, and one on the 18th)
He hit another grand slam at the end of July, becoming the first Met to hit 3 grand slams in one month.
Although Beltran loves baseball, his alternate favorite sport would be volleyball.