On May 5, 2018, Longoria hit a double to mark his 1,500th career hit in an 11-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves. [38], Facing St. Louis Cardinals reliever Jason Motte, Longoria hit a solo home run off a 1-1 fastball, making Longoria the team's all-time RBI leader. He was drafted by the Rays in the first round as the third overall pick in the 2006 MLB draft. The youngest of four sisters who grew up in a Mexican-American family on a ranch near Corpus Christi, Longoria attended Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Her family is strict follower of Roman Catholic. In the ninth, Longoria was originally called out at second before replay overturned the call. The couple has two children. [49] Two days into his injury, it was revealed that Longoria was facing surgery, which would likely keep him out for 6–8 weeks. [10] He was widely considered the top third base prospect in the minors and one of the top prospects at any position.[11][12]. However, an epic collapse of the Red Sox, where they went 7-20 in the final games of the year, and a surge of the Rays, allowed them to overtake the Red Sox and eliminate them on the final day of the regular season. During a 14-game stretch after his first home run, Evan had no home runs, until April 19, 2014, Longoria hit his career homer No. [62], In February 2012, Longoria confirmed he was dating January 2010 Playmate of the Month Jaime Edmondson, who was also a contestant on the 14th season and the 18th season of The Amazing Race. Longoria went 1–4 in the game and hit a game-tying ground-rule double in the bottom of the eighth inning. Longoria was called the "best pure hitter" among college players in the 2006 draft class by Baseball America. On April 2, Longoria hit his fourth career Opening Day home run. She is the youngest children of her parents Mr. Enrique Longoria Jr. and his wife Ella Eva Mireles. On October 14, 2008, Longoria set the rookie mark for most home runs (4) hit in a postseason series, breaking Miguel Cabrera's record set in 2003. The Rays made it to the 2008 World Series (their first in franchise history) but were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies. ", Early life and high school baseball career, Big West Conference Baseball Player of the Year, 2013 American League Wild Card tie-breaker game, List of Major League Baseball players to hit for the cycle, List of Major League Baseball career home run leaders, "The legend of Evan Longoria grows with unreal playoff debut", "Rays, Longoria reach deal – 9 years, $44-million | Tampa Bay Rays, Tropicana Field, Evan Longoria: The Heater", "Tampa Bay Rays' Longoria wins AL Rookie of the Year, Geovany Soto wins NL award", "Evan Longoria: From Long Beach State Dirtbag to baseball superstar", "Years After They Were Teammates, Evan Longoria Continues to Emulate Troy Tulowitzki", 100 random things about the Red Sox, Rays, and Yankees, "2006 Draft Best Tools - BaseballAmerica.com", "Minor League Player of Year to be announced Sept. 5", "MLB News, Videos, Scores, Standings, Stats, Teams, Players", "Longoria, Rays agree to $100 million extension", "Rays sign Longoria to multiyear contract", "2010 Trade Value: #5 – #1 | FanGraphs Baseball", "Broken wrist lands Rays HR leader Longoria on DL", "Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria wins franchise's first player of the month award", "Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria wins Silver Slugger Award", "Rays Vs. Yankees: Evan Longoria Blasts Walk-Off Home Run, Tampa Wins Wild Card", "Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays have a deal", "David Price, Rays grind to win over O's in AL duel", "Price, power point Rays closer to postseason", "Game 163: Evan Longoria and David Price lead Rays to wild card with 5-2 victory", "Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays March 31, 2014", "Evan Longoria sets Tampa Bay Rays career home run record", "Rays' Longoria hits two milestones on one swing", "Evan Longoria becomes Rays leader in career RBIs", "Longoria hits milestone home runs in Rays' 7-6 loss", "2016 MLB All-Star Final Vote candidates announced", "Evan Longoria hits for second cycle in Rays history", "Rays Alex Cobb, Evan Longoria named finalists for Gold Gloves", "Evan sent!