Carlos Baerga

Carlos Baerga #9

  • 2B
  • B/T: S/R
  • 5' 11"/215

Carlos Baerga MLB Career Stats

.291 134 774 59 .754

Carlos Baerga Bio

  • Full Name: Carlos Obed Baerga
  • Born: 11/4/1968 in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • High School: Barbara Ann Rooshart, Rio Piedras, PR
  • Debut: April 14, 1990
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/30/2005
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MLB Career Stats 5439 731 1583 134 774 59 .291 .332 .754


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Carlos Baerga Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
1992 Cleveland AL
1993 Cleveland AL
1995 Cleveland AL

AL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
1993 Cleveland AL
1994 Cleveland AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/11/1993 Cleveland AL
07/25/1993 Cleveland AL

Cleveland BBWA Man of the Year Award

Year Team League
1991 Cleveland AL
1992 Cleveland AL

Indians Gordon Cobbledick Golden Tomahawk Award

Year Team League
1991 Cleveland AL
1992 Cleveland AL

Bosox Club Man of the Year Award

Year Team League
2002 Boston AL

Carlos Baerga Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
1991 .288 21st in AL
1992 .312 6th in AL
1993 .321 5th in AL
1994 .314 15th in AL
1995 .314 9th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1992 20 21st in AL
1994 19 20th in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
1992 105 10th in AL
1993 114 6th in AL
1994 80 15th in AL
1995 90 19th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
1992 .809 18th in AL
1993 .840 22nd in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
1992 .455 19th in AL
1993 .486 18th in AL
1994 .525 15th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
1992 92 14th in AL
1993 105 11th in AL
1994 81 10th in AL
1995 87 18th in AL


Season H Rank
1991 171 17th in AL
1992 205 2nd in AL
1993 200 2nd in AL
1994 139 7th in AL
1995 175 5th in AL


Season 2B Rank
1992 32 16th in AL
1994 32 5th in AL


Season 3B Rank
1993 6 9th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
1991 158 10th in AL
1992 161 2nd in AL
1993 154 16th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
1991 593 18th in AL
1992 657 2nd in AL
1993 624 5th in AL
1994 442 8th in AL
1995 557 8th in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
1991 654 22nd in AL
1992 716 4th in AL
1993 680 13th in AL
1994 469 24th in AL
1995 600 24th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
1992 299 7th in AL
1993 303 8th in AL
1994 232 9th in AL
1995 252 19th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
1991 6 12th in AL
1992 13 4th in AL
1993 6 24th in AL
1994 6 11th in AL
1996 7 20th in AL

Carlos Obed Baerga Bio Info

Carlos Obed Baerga...wife's name is Miriam...the couple has a daughter, Karla (9/19/91), and a son, Carlos (9/5/95) and reside in Bayamon, PR...annually sponsors the "Carlos Baerga Celebrity Softball Game" to help raise money for several children's charities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico...graduated from Barbara Ann Rooshart High in Rio Piedras, PR. 2005 Led the Nationals with 13 pinch-hits. ... Despite being a part time player, Baerga had four-game-winning hits. The most recent came on Aug 18 in a 5-4 victory over the Phillies. 2004 The pinch-hitting specialist hit .222 in that role...Finished the year with five hits in his final 12 pinch at-bats...Was on the disabled list from June 10-July 18 with a strained left calf. 2003 A non-roster invitee to spring training, Carlos not only made the club, but established a team record with 19 pinch hits... he closed the year with 5 hits in his last 7 pinch at bats, capped by a pinch single in the season finale on September 28 against the Cardinals to eclipse David Dellucci's mark of 18 during the 2001 season...Baerga finished with a major league-leading .345 average (among players with at least 40 pinch at bats) and the second-highest hit total (trailing only Colorado's Greg Norton with 23)...Carlos shattered his previous single-season pinch hit best of 11 set with Cleveland in 1990...he made 15 starts at second base, 13 at first, 4 at third and 6 as the designated hitter...he batted .317 (45-for-142) with 19 runs, 9 doubles, 3 homers and 28 RBI as a starter...he had a career day on April 17 in an 11-2 win over Colorado, providing a pair of home runs and 7 RBI, his eighth career multi-homer game, while the RBI total was 2 more than his previous personal best...included was a second inning grand slam off of Jason Jennings, the second slam of Baerga's career, first since July 20, 1993...Carlos followed with a 2-run shot in the fourth for his first multihomer effort since May 23, 1995, at Fenway Park as a member of the Indians...the 7 RBI were the second-most in franchise history trailing only Erubiel Durazo's 9 on May 17, 2002, vs. Philadelphia...Baerga had at least one hit in 8 of his first 9 starts, batting .560 (14-for-25) with 11 RBI...he took Pittsburgh's Joe Beimel deep on May 16 for his first righthanded homer since May 24, 1998, off of former Brewer and '03 teammate Mike Myers...Carlos snapped an 0-for-9 pinch hit drought on July 2 in Colorado with his 1,500th career hit... he propelled Arizona into a lead over Colorado on July 8 with a pinch 3-run homer off of Steve Reed, the fourth pinch blast of his career, first since taking the Rockies' Dave Wainhouse deep on July 2, 1999, while with San Diego...the pinch homer off of Reed marked the 700th run of Baerga's career and was his 10th pinch hit of the season, matching his American League-leading total from 2002...he closed the season with a .426 average (20-for-47) over his final 33 games spanning August and September...the 39 RBI marked his highest total since driving in 53 runs in 1998 with the Mets. 2001 Signed by Red Sox to a minor lg. contract on 12/18...Played 53 G in the Independent Atlantic Lg. for the Long Island Ducks and hit .315 (64-203) w/38 R, 9 2B, 3 3B, 9 HR, 44 RBI, 19 BB, 3 SB and 24 K...Selected to the 2001 Atlantic League All-Star team...Played all 53 G at 3B as well as a brief app. at 2B (1 G)...Committed 11 E in 167 TC (.934 fld. pct.)...Was invited to spring training by Sea. in March. 2000 Did not play professional baseball. 1999 Released by St. L. in spring training and signed by Cin. to a minor lg. contract on 3/23 and assigned to AAA Indianapolis...Appeared in 7 G at 1B, 16 G at 2B and 31 G at 3B for Indianapolis and hit .290 (64-221) in 52 G w/10 2B, 3 HR and 27 RBI...Asked for and granted his release on 6/4 and signed a AAA contract w/SD to play at Las Vegas...Appeared in 21 G for Las Vegas (19 at 3B, 2 at 2B) and hit .286 (26-91) w/7 2B, 2 HR and 9 RBI before he was promoted to SD on 6/29...Overall he made 16 starts w/ SD (9 at 2B, 7 at 3B) and appeared in 2 G at 1B and 13 at 2B and 3B...Was 2-12 .167 w/HR and RBI as a PH...Was acq. by Clev. on 8/16 for a PTBNL or cash...Started at 3B on 8/16 vs. Tex, his 1st app. w/Clev. since 7/25/96 at Tor...Played in 15 G at 3B (11 GS) and 6 G at 2B (2 GS) for Clev...Hit a combined .241 (33-137) w/3 HR and 10 RBI in 55 M.L. G w/SD and Clev...Elected free agency on 10/29. 1998 Had 33 multi-hit G incl. two 4-hit G w/NYM...Batted .325 (25-77) on artificial turf and .282 (115-408) vs RHP...Started 131 G at 2B and had a .986 fld. pct...Batted just .183 thru the first 21 G but hit .280 for the remainder...Hit .368 (35-95) w/5 HR and 20 RBI in May. 1997 Batted .281 (131-467) in his 1st full season in the N.L...Played 131 G at 2B (122 GS)...Batted .368 (35-95) in 25 G during May...Went 3-4 w/HR and 4 RBI vs. RHP Pedro Martinez w/Mont. in NYM win...After he returned from a rib cage pull on 8/8 he batted left-handed exclusively...Batted .299 (121-405) over his final 114 G and lifted his avg. from .161 on 4/28 to his final mark of .281. 1996 Played 100 G for Clev. before a 7/29 trade to NYM...Reached base via a hit or BB in 78 of the 100 G w/Clev....Matched career-high w/5 RBI on 4/21 vs. CWS...Collected his 1000th career hit on 4/30 vs. CWS...Hit his 100th career HR (off B. Boehringer) on 6/15 vs. NYY...Played only 26 G for NYM due to lower abdominal strain he suffered prior to trade ...Started 16 G at 1B, played 1 G at 2B and 6 at 3B...Played winter ball in P.R. winter Lg. 1995 Named to The Sporting News A.L. All-Star team as the 2B for 2nd time (1993)...Finished second on the A.P. Major League All-Star squad to Houston's Craig Biggio...Voted to the A.L. All-Star team for 3rd time and went 3-3 w/2B in ASG at The Ballpark in Arlington, Tex...Finished 5th in the A.L. in hits w/a team-high 175...Had 19.4 K/AB ratio (2nd in A.L.)...Batted .361 (52-144) w/RISP, 7th in A.L. 1994 Named to the AP All-Star Team...Ranked fourth in the A.L. in multi-hit G (43), T5th in A.L. in 2B (32) and T7th in hits (139)...Ranked 9th in A.L. w/232 TB and T8th in XBH (53)...Ranked 2nd among A.L. 2B w/555 TC, 205 PO, 335 assts and 3rd w/70 DP...Committed a league-high 15 E at 2B for .973 fld. pct...Had a 15-G hit streak 4/7-25 (22-68 .324, 3 2B, 3 HR, 10 RBI). 1993 Was voted to his 2nd straight A.L. All-Star team...Honored as the A.L. 2B on the Silver Slugger squad and the Sporting News A.L. All-Star team...Finished 10th in A.L. MVP voting...Established career highs in batting avg. (.321), HR (21), 3B (6), RBI (114) and R (105)...Was first in the A.L. in multi-hit G (64), 3rd in singles (145), T2nd for hits (200), 5th in batt. avg., 6th in RBI, 8th in TB (103) and 9th in 3B...Led A.L. 2B w/809 TC...Became the only player in M.L. history to hit a HR from both sides of the plate in the same inng. on 4/8 vs. NYY (7th inng.)...Hit the first HR right-handed off Steve Howe and the second left-handed off Steve Farr and also became the first Indian to hit 2 HR in an inng...Was named A.L. Player of the Week for 4/5-4/11 and 7/19-7/25...Posted a career-best 17-game hit streak 5/24-6/14 (25-65 .385, 13 R, 15 RBI)...Had his 1st career 3-HR game on 6/17 at Det. 1992 Named Indians Man of the Year by the Cleveland chapter of the BBWAA for the 2nd consec year...Selected to his 1st A.L. All-Star team...Became only the second 2B in M.L. history w/at least .300 avg., 200 H, 20 HR and 100 RBI in a season (Rogers Hornsby did it 5 times)...Led the A.L. w/152 singles and ranked 2nd in lg. in H (205) and G (161), 6th in batting (.312) and 10th in RBI...Led all A.L. 2B w/894 TC and 138 DP...Had a career-high 6 H in a 19-inng. G vs. Bos. on 4/11...Toured Japan w/M.L. All-Star team after season. 1991 Named Indians Man of the Year by the Cleveland chapter of the BBWAA...Led Clev. in multi-hit G (48), H (171), R (80) and G (158)...2nd on the team in HR (11) and RBI (69). 1990 Collected his 1st M.L. hit in his 1st AB 4/14 at CWS off Wayne Edwards...Hit his 1st M.L. HR on 4/27 vs. Minn. (off David West)...Optioned to AAA Colorado Springs on 7/25 and batted .380 for Sky Sox before being recalled on 8/11. 1989 Spent entire season w/Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast Lg....Led Stars in G (132) and 2nd in AB (520)...Played for San Juan in the Puerto Rican Winter Lg. and batted .341 to earn the co-MVP award (w/Edgar Martinez)...Traded to Cleveland Indians on 12/6. 1988 Moved up to Wichita (AA) and finished 2nd on the club in hits (121), 2B (28) and RBI (65)...Opened season at 2B and moved to SS at the end of May for the rest of season. 1987 Played his 2nd season at Charleston...Tied for SAL lead in 3B (9), batted .305 and stole career-best 26 bases. 1986 Signed w/SD as a non-drafted free agent, began his pro career at Charleston (A) and batted .279 in 111 G.