Pablo Emilio Sandoval (born August 11, 1986), nicknamed "Kung Fu Panda", is a Venezuelan professional baseball infielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is a two-time All-Star and has won two World Series championships with the Giants. Sandoval hit three home runs in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series, becoming just the fourth person to hit three home runs in a World Series game, and was named the World Series Most Valuable Player (MVP).Sandoval is a 5 foot 11 inch, 240-pound switch hitter. He was born left handed, but did not want to have to play outfield/first base all of his career. He therefore taught himself to throw right handed as well.