Curtis Granderson Signing For Fans In MPLS (Video)

Curtis Granderson is a three-time All-Star center fielder for the New York Yankees, in his ninth MLB season. Granderson started his career with the Detroit Tigers, before being traded to the Yankees prior to the 2010 campaign. The three-team deal (NYY, DET, ARI) also involved center fielder Austin Jackson, who was dealt from New York to the Tigers, as part of the transaction.

Since joining the Yankees, Granderson has put together some of his best years, with 2011 serving as his highlight (41 HR and 119 RBI).

While Granderson's batting average is down in 2012 (.231), he still has blasted 40 long balls (second consecutive 40-homerun season) and driven in 95 runs.

Off the field, Granderson is very involved with charity work. He founded Curtis Granderson's Grand Kids Foundation, which raises money for inner city children's' education throughout the country.

As a result of his philanthropic work, and because he plays for the Yankees, the Illinois native is a very popular player among baseball fans these days.

Above is original video of Granderson signing autographs for a large group of fans in Minneapolis on Monday.

This clip took place outside of the Grand Hotel Minneapolis, a few hours before the Yankees played the Minnesota Twins at Target Field, where Granderson would later hit homerun number 40 of the season.