Born on July 22, 1979 in Bani, Dominican Republic, Juan Uribe who signed the 2005 World Series baseball is the starting shortstop for the Chicago White Sox. He came from an athletic family and he is also a relative of former Major League shortstop, Jose Uribe.
It was on December 2, 2003 when Uribe was traded to the White Sox by the Colorado Rockies for Aaron Miles. He was then taken by the White Sox to back up Willie Harris as the team’s second baseman. He then replaced Jose Valentin at shortstop and became the team’s shortstop throughout his career. Uribe made his two memorable defensive plays for the final two outs during the 2005 World Series and eventually made the Juan Uribe signed 2005 World Series baseball, a significant item. He first caught a ball while crashing into the stands and then he made a throw on a slow grounder to beat Orlando Palmeiro. He was then able to help the team to their first title in 88 long years.
He was alleged to have been caught up in a tragic shooting in Dominican Republic on October 2006. However, there was no firm evidence that he was involved in the incident. Uribe is then confident that when he will join in the spring training, he is free of any cases or hearings from the court. Uribe was told on February 22, 2007 that he will no longer have to appear in court.
The Juan Uribe signed 2005 World Series baseball, and photos can be availed in Sportsmemorabilia.com. Common typographical errors of his name are Jun Urebi, Juanne Oribe, Juane Urribe, Juan Uribbe, Juann Urribbe, and Juano Urebie.