The Bio

Full name is Robinson Jose Cano…was signed by Carlos Rios…played basketball and baseball at San Pedro Apostal High School in San Pedro de Macoris…father, Jose, was originally signed by the Yankees in 1980 and made his Major League debut with Houston in 1989, pitching in six games…Received the 2010 “Joe DiMaggio Toast of the Town” Award from the New York Chapter of the BBWAA…was also given the 2010 “Player Citizen of the Year” Award from latinobaseball.com…Purchased and donated and ambulance for his hometown of San Pedro de Macoris in November 2007…was inspired after a friend perished when he did not receive immediate medical attention from a local ambulance following a motorcycle accident and had to be driven nearly an hour away to Santo Domingo…joined the American Red Cross’ National Celebrity Cabinet in 2008…visited with young cancer patients at Hackensack University Medical Center in May 2008…participated in the November 2008 announcement of the alliance formed between MLB, the United States Agency for International Development, the Peace Corps and six Dominican Republic non-profit agencies to use baseball as a catalyst to benefit poorer communities in the D.R…

Participated in CPR training on 6/5/09 at Chelsea Piers as part of National Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator Awareness Week…served as “Principal for a Day” at P.S 55 in the Bronx on 6/16/09…also held a baseball clinic on Randalls Island in June 2009…Was among 30 finalists for the 2006 Roberto Clemente Award, given anualy to the Major League Baseball player who combines outstanding skills on the baseball field with devoted work in the community…on October 23, 2007, received a proclamation from New York City honoring him for his help in the fight against cancer…participated in the Yankees donation of $35,000 in cash, food and supplies to aid in hurricane relief in the Dominican Republic in November 2007…accompanied the Yankees delegation and the World Series trophy on 1/7/10 to meet Dominican Republic President Dr. Leonel Fernandez at the National Palace in Santo Domingo…distributed toys to underprivileged kids in the Dominican Republic in January 2011…Visited the residence of the U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic on 1/27/11 as a part of MLB’s “Dominican Baseball Families” initiative to support projects undertaken by the MLB Dominican Development Alliance…Wears No. 24 to recognize Jackie Robinson (No. 42) whom he was named after.