Rich Aurilia

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  • SS
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 1"/200

Rich Aurilia MLB Career Stats

.275 186 756 23 .762

Rich Aurilia Bio

  • Full Name: Richard Santo Aurilia
  • Born: 9/2/1971 in Brooklyn, NY
  • Draft: 1992, Texas Rangers, 24th rd. (678th overall)
  • College: St. John's
  • Debut: September 6, 1995
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MLB Career Stats 5721 745 1576 186 756 23 .275 .328 .762


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Rich Aurilia Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2001 San Francisco NL

NL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
2001 San Francisco NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/29/2001 San Francisco NL
07/20/2003 San Francisco NL

Reds Ernie Lombardi MVP Award

Year Team League
2006 Cincinnati NL

Rich Aurilia Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2001 .324 11th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2001 37 11th in NL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2001 .941 19th in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2001 .572 15th in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2001 114 11th in NL


Season H Rank
2001 206 1st in NL


Season 2B Rank
2001 37 16th in NL
2002 35 21st in NL


Season 3B Rank
2001 5 15th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2001 156 20th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2001 636 2nd in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2001 689 12th in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2001 364 6th in NL

Rich Aurilia Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 10, 2009 1B Rich Aurilia elected free agency.
September 1, 2009 San Francisco Giants activated 1B Rich Aurilia from the 15-day disabled list.
August 12, 2009 San Francisco Giants placed 1B Rich Aurilia on the 15-day disabled list.
August 7, 2009 San Francisco Giants activated 1B Rich Aurilia from the 15-day disabled list.
August 1, 2009 Fresno Grizzlies sent 1B Rich Aurilia on a rehab assignment to San Jose Giants.
July 30, 2009 Rich Aurilia assigned to Fresno Grizzlies.
July 21, 2009 San Francisco Giants placed 1B Rich Aurilia on the 15-day disabled list. Right big toe infection.
July 4, 2009 San Francisco Giants activated 1B Rich Aurilia from the bereavement list.
June 28, 2009 San Francisco Giants placed 1B Rich Aurilia on the bereavement list.

Richard Santo Aurilia Bio Info

Graduated from Xaverian (Brooklyn, NY) High School in 1989...was inducted into school's Hall of Fame in 1999...attended St. John's University, earning All-Big East honors in 1992...majored in finance...had his little league number retired (#22) by Our Lady of Grace League of Brooklyn in 2000...married (Raquel Garcia, Jan. 18, 1997)...2 sons (Chaz Aiden, Aug. 18, 2001 and Gavin Shea, Oct. 1, 2003). 2008 Veteran infielder completed his 11th year with Giants, batting .283 (115-for- 407) with 10 HRs and 52 RBI in 140 contests...among club leaders finished tied for 3rd in HRs, while ranking 4th for RBI...batted .321 (44-for-137) against left-handers, 15th-highest clip among Fabulous Freshmen With 13 wins in 2006, Matt Cain became just the 8th Giants rookie to lead the team in wins since 1900: Name, Year Wins Christy Mathewson, 1901............................. 20 Bill Voiselle, 1944........................................... 21 Larry Jansen, 1947........................................ 21 Ruben Gomez, 1953....................................... 13 John Montefusco, 1975................................ 15 Bill Laskey, 1982............................................. 13 John Burkett, 1990......................................... 14 Matt Cain, 2006.............................................. 13 Rich Aurilia Infielder Birthdate: September 2, 1971 2009 Opening Day Age: 37 Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York Resides: Phoenix, Arizona Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6-1 Weight: 199 M.L. Service: 13 years, 27 days How Obtained: Signed as free agent, Feb. 9, 2009 Contract Status: Non-roster invitee > 2001 NL All-Star > Has reached 20-HR plateau 4 times > 1 of 3 SF Giants with 200 hit season (2001) > Only SS in SF history to make 6 Opening Day starts, was OD starter at 1B in 2007 and 2008 > Ranks 6th in SF history for games (1,232), hits (1,200), 7th in 2Bs (230), 13th in HRs (141) and 10th in RBI (558) > Has 18 RBI in 25 career post season games 60 | San francisco Giants 2009 Aurilia NL players...started 101 games (50 at 3B, 49 at 1B and 2 as DH)...played in 140 games overall, his most action in field since logging 156 contests for SF in 2001...has 1,200 hits in Giants uniform (1,550 overall), 6th-most on SF list...passed Jim Davenport (1,142), Robby Thompson (1,187), Bobby Bonds (1,106) and Matt Williams (1,092) in 2008...has played in 1,232 games as Giant (1,592 overall), also 6th-most in SF history...reached 1,500-hit milestone July 6 vs. LA after slugging solo HR off Eric Stults in 4th inning...became 565th player to reach 1,500-hit plateau in big league history...started Opening Day at 1B March 31 at Los Angeles...marked his 8th Opening Day start for SF (1998-03, '07-'08), tied with Will Clark, Jim Davenport and Matt Williams for 7th-most lid-lifter starts in SF history... went 2-for-3 with HR and stolen base April 26 vs. Cincinnati, marking only 2nd time in his career he went deep and swiped bag in same game (also Sept. 26, 2006 at Pittsburgh, while with Reds)...posted 1st career game with 3 extra base hits May 4 at Philadelphia, going 3-for-3 with 2 2Bs and HR (2-run shot off Cole Hamels)...was intentionally walked in 4th plate appearance...slugged his 3rd career pinch homer July 3 vs. Chicago, 3-run shot in 7th inning (off Carlos Marmol) that broke open 4-3 contest...was his 1st pinch clout since June 12, 2003 at White Sox (off Damaso Marte)...delivered game-winning hit Aug. 23 vs. San Diego, RBI-3B with 2 outs in 8th to snap 3-3 tie...was his 1st 3B of year, 22nd in career...hit 10th HR of year Sept. 6 vs. Pittsburgh (off Paul Maholm)...has hit at least 10 HRs in 8 of his 14 ML seasons...drove in game-winning run Sept. 21 at Los Angeles with 2-out single in 11th inning off Takashi Saito...ended year on strong note, batting .333 (20-for- 60) in 20 games during by Giants to minor league contract, Feb. 9, 2009. 2007 Had up and down season in his return to club, being limited to 99 games due to pair of stints on Disabled List...was out June 18-July 1 due to neck strain, while also logging DL stint Aug. 2-17 with right hamstring strain...marked fewest games since 1997 when he appeared in just 46 ML contests...Opening Day 1st baseman started 81 games overall, including 42 at 1B, 21 at 3B, 11 at SS and 7 at 2B...began campaign strong, hitting at .339 clip over his initial 16 games (21-for-62, 5 2Bs, 2 3Bs and 9 RBI)...matched career-best with 14-game hitting streak April 5-21 (2nd time in career)...however, neck ailment occured shortly after streak ended and from April 22-June 16 (when he eventually went on DL), batted just .186 (24-for-129, 2 HRs, 10 RBI) over 36 games...returned from initial disablement July 4 and hit at .275 clip (38-for-138) with 8 2Bs, 3 HRs and 14 RBI in his last 47 games. 2006 Was awarded Ernie Lombardi Award as Reds' Most Valuable Player in vote by Cincinnati Chapter of BBWAA...led Reds in hitting (.300) during his 2nd and final campaign in Cincinnati...was 1 of just 12 National League players to hit at least .300 with 20 homers...hit 23 HRs, 2nd-highest total of career...after All-Star Break led club in hitting (.332), hits (74), HR (12) and RBI (36)...his 2nd-half average was 8th among NL hitters who had at least 220 at-bats...made 105 starts at all 4 infield positions and 1 start at DH (39 at 3B, 37 at 1B, 25 at SS, 4 at 2B)...appeared in 47 games at 1B after entering season with 1 career appearance at position...was on Disabled List May 4-19 with strained right groin...hit 150th career HR April 29 vs. Houston (off Andy Pettitte)...posted career-best 14-game hitting streak July 1-21...homered off St. Louis' Jason Marquis Aug. 8 for 1,300th career hit. 2005 Made Reds Opening Day roster after going to camp as non-roster invitee...led club in hitting with RISP (.343)...paced club with 64 starts at 2B...also started at SS (29 games) and 3B (14)...opened campaign as Reds' starting shortstop, hitting .198 with 3 HRs and 12 RBI in 25 starts before straining left hamstring May 10 vs. San Diego...was on Disabled List May 11-28...upon return from DL, made 64 starts at 2B, 14 at 3B and 4 at SS while All-Star Felipe Lopez received most of playing time at shortstop...hit .315 with 7 HRs and 37 RBI in 58 games after All-Star Break...made 1st Major League start batting cleanup Sept. 9 vs. Pittsburgh in his 1,213th career appearance. 2004 Combined to hit .246 in 124 games between Seattle and San Diego...signed with Mariners as free agent, but was traded to Padres July 19 for player to be named later or cash...played all 4 infield positions for Padres...made 1st career start at 3B July 21 at San Francisco...started 14 consecutive games at 3B Sept. 16-Oct. 2, while subbing for injured regular Sean Burroughs. 2003 Staple of SF lineup battled through various ailments to post another solid campaign in final season of 1st stay with club...NL West champion Giants were 81-42 (.659) with him in starting lineup, as opposed to just 19-19 (.500) without...missed 20 games with trio of injuries...was held out of lineup April 30-May 2 with irritated left eye due to contact lens/dry eye problem...was again sidelined June 27-July 1 with abdominal strain in left side...underwent emergency appendectomy at Bay Area hospital Aug. 4 and was on Disabled List through Aug. 18...clubbed game-winning, pinch-grand slam in 9th inning June 12 at White Sox (off Damaso Marte)...belted 2nd bases loaded clout (3rd career) Sept. 3 vs. Colorado (off Jason Jennings)...collected 1,000th career hit Sept. 27 vs. Los Angeles, drilling single of Masao Kida...ranked 9th among NL shortstops in fielding pct. with .974 mark (13 errors, 502 total chances), but was errorless in 105 of last 111 games he played field (after April 22). 2002 NL champion Giants were remarkable 82-46 (.640) with him in lineup, just 13-20 (.394) when he did not start...battled injuries for most of season, but finished on strong note...led club with 17 RBI during post season, while hitting .265 (18-for-68) with 13 runs, 4 2Bs and 6 HRs in 17 games...only Barry Bonds' 8 HRs were more in playoffs...his 7 RBI vs. Atlanta tied for then-2nd most in NLDS history, just 1 shy of record 8 set by HOU's Ken Caminiti in 1999...slammed pair of home runs in Game 2 of NLCS at St. Louis (both off Woody Williams), solo shot in 1st inning and 2-run blast in 5th...became just 9th player to have multi-homer game in NLCS, 1st Giant since Will Clark in Game 1 of '89 NLCS at Chicago...became just 3rd shortstop to hit 2 HRs in post season game, joining DET's Alan Trammell (1984) and BOS's Rico Petrocelli (1967)...ranked 1st among NL shortstops in fielding pct. with .980 mark (11 errors, 557 total chances)...included were no miscues in his last 47 games (beginning Aug. 7)...was on Disabled List May 20-June 3 due to bone chips in right elbow...had surgery May 22, procedure performed by team physician Dr. Gary Fanton in which 4 loose bodies were removed...was originally expected to be out 4-6 weeks, however, with extensive rehab work, was back within 15-day period...also missed 7 straight contests April 9-15 due to strained left groin...slugged 100th career homer April 26 at Cincinnati, solo shot in 6th inning off Elmer Dessens...matched career high with 4 hits Sept. 13 at San Diego (17th time), finishing contest 4-for-5 with 2 RBI. 2001 Continued his ascent to top offensive shortstop in senior circuit with finest campaign to date...was elected by fans to start for National League in All-Star Game...marked 1st appearance on squad and 1st time SF shortstop had made team since Chris Speier in 1974...Speier is only other SF shortstop to start Midsummer Classic (in 1973)...led NL in hits (206, 4 more than COL's Juan Pierre)...became 1st Giant to pace NL in hits since Brett Butler in 1990 (192)...established career standards in hits, 2Bs (37), HRs (37) and RBI (97)...hit safely in 118 of 146 starts (80.8%), including team-high 61 multihit contests (tied for 3rd most in NL)...led NL shortstops in HRs with 36 at position, 12 more than MIL's Jose Hernandez (24)...also paced senior circuit SS's with 96 RBI (MON's Orlando Cabrera also had 96)...finished 4th among NL shortstops with .975 fielding pct (686 total chances, 17 errors)...slugged 1st career pinch-hit HR May 27 vs. Colorado, connecting for solo shot off Denny Neagle. 2000 Led NL shortstops in HRs (20) and RBI (79), finishing ahead of STL's Edgar Renteria (16 HRs, 76 RBI)...raised avg. 24 points after June (from .247 at end of June to seasonending .271)...played equally well with glove, as .967 fielding percentage (21 errors, 642 total chances) ranked 6th in NL...started all 4 of Giants' NLDS contests vs. New York, hitting .133 (2- for-15) with 2B. 1999 Led all National League shortstops with 22 home runs (4 more than ATL's Jose Hernandez), and 78 RBI (3 ahead of CIN's Barry Larkin)...finished season with 80 RBI total, collecting 78 as shortstop and 2 as pinch hitter in final game, Oct. 2 at collecting 80th RBI Oct. 2, became final member of Giants' 1st 80-RBI quintet in franchise history (both NY and SF)...other members of record-setting group included Jeff Kent (101), J.T. Snow (98), Ellis Burks (96) and Barry Bonds (83)...slugged 20th home run Sept. 17 in San Diego, giving Giants 5 players with 20 clouts on year for only 3rd time in franchise history (also in 1953 and '63)...joined Bonds (34), Burks (31), Snow (24) and Kent (23) in 20-homer quintet...collected career-high 5 RBI June 16 in Colorado, when he went 3-for-4 with run, 2B and 2 walks. 1998 Established himself as front-line Major League shortstop, starting 106 games...ranked 3rd among N.L. shortstops in fielding percentage, posting .979 mark (476 total errors, 10 chances) in 119 games...also ranked 5th in RBI with 49 while his .266 average was good for 6th place tie among shortstops...posted 1st career multi-HR contest May 3 at Atlanta...was on disabled list July 4-19 due to strained groin muscle. 1997 Served as reserve shortstop for Giants, appearing with club entire season except 10-day period July 17-26...began season on Opening Day roster for 1st time...made 22 starts with SF (all at SS), going 18-for-77 (.234) with 3 HRs and 11 RBI...was sent to triple-A Phoenix when Bill Mueller was activated from DL and club retained 12 pitchers...was on Giants' post season roster for Division Series vs. Florida, but did not make appearance in 3-game sweep by Marlins...played for San Juan in Puerto Rico Winter League after playoffs. 1996 Spent almost full season with Giants after starting year at Phoenix...saw extensive playing time at shortstop due to Shawon Dunston's injuries...appeared in 93 games at SS, making 71 starts...also played in 11 games at 2B with 9 starts...was recalled from Phoenix April 13, taking roster spot of disabled Robby Thompson...made 1st Major League appearance at 2B May 31 at Montreal...had his season ended prematurely when he was placed on 60-day Disabled List Sept. 24 with stress fracture of lower back. 1995 Rose through ranks in 1st year with Giants' organization, seeing action at 3 different levels...started year at double-A Shreveport before rising to Phoenix and capping season with 1st call-up to majors...had his contract purchased from Phoenix Sept. 5...made ML debut as defensive replacement at SS Sept. 6 vs. Montreal...drew 1st big league start Sept. 28 at Colorado (at SS) and made it night of firsts, with his 1st ML hit (single in 2nd off Bryan Rekar), his 1st RBI (double in 6th) and 1st HR (off Lance Painter in 9th)...prior to recall, had split time between Phoenix and Shreveport...named starting SS on Texas League Mid-Season All-Star team with Shreveport...following season, spent 3rd winter in Arizona Fall League playing for Scottsdale Scorpions. 1994 Completed 1st year at double-A level, spending campaign with Rangers' Texas League affiliate at Tulsa...posted career high in home runs, drilling 12...hit .234 but drove in 57 runs in 129 contests...completed his 2nd winter in Arizona Fall League, hitting .250 with 13 RBI for Tucson Javelinas. 1993 Was starting shortstop on Florida State League champion Charlotte club...set team record with .309 batting average and was named to FSL All-Star team. 1992 Opened professional career with Butte of Pioneer League...hit at .337 clip, which would have paced club if he had more at-bats.