Charles Brandon Inge is a professional baseball player who was born on May 19, 1977 in Lunchburg, Virginia. Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 1998, he played as a shortstop and starting pitcher for the Virginia Commonwealth University after attending Brookiville High School. His first Major League Baseball game was on April 3, 2001 for the Detroit Tigers.
A right-handed batter and thrower, he struggled as a catcher in his first three seasons. He spent the 2004 season as a catcher and third baseman with .287 batting average and 13 home runs. He began the 2005 season at the third base and was able to appear in 159 games that season. He had 398 assists and has set records for this number. He averaged .253 in batting and made 27 home runs in the 2006 seasons. He continued to play in different positions through the 2009 season and at the end of this season, he was moved back to third base. He was included in the 2010 All-Star Game after garnering 11.8 million votes.
As of July 2, 2010, he holds a career record of .237 batting average with 129 home runs and made 524 runs batted in. He was described as a very versatile player and had the best defensive play of the year by the ESPN on June 25, 2006.
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