Rafael Palmeiro Corrales is a retired Cuban American Major League Baseball first baseman and left fielder.
Palmeiro was an All-American at Mississippi State University before being drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1985.
He played for the Cubs, Texas Rangers, and the Baltimore Orioles.
He was named to the MLB All-Star Team four times, and won the Gold Glove three times.
He is a member of the 500 home run club and the 3,000 hit club and is only the fourth player in history to be a member of both.
Days after recording his 3,000th hit, Palmeiro was suspended for testing positive for an anabolic steroid.