Jacoby Ellsbury is a center fielder for the New York Yankees. Prior to joining the Yankees, he won two World Series titles with the Boston Red Sox. He finished third in American League Rookie of the Year voting in 2008, and led the American League in stolen bases in his first two full years. Ellsbury broke the all-time Red Sox record with 70 stolen bases in 2009, and holds several other club records. An officially enrolled member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, Ellsbury is the first Native American of Navajo descent to reach the Major Leagues. He has raised money on behalf of the NAVAJO RELIEF FUND, among other charities.
Ellsbury attended Madras (OR) High School and Oregon State University, where he holds school records with 168 career runs scored and 99 hits in a single season, 2005. He was selected to the All-Pac-10 First Team, and in 2005 received Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year honors. Ellsbury competed for Falmouth of the Cape Cod League in 2004.