Jermaine Dye

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  • 6' 5" /245

Jermaine Dye MLB Career Stats

6487 .274 325 1072 46 .826

Jermaine Dye Bio

  • Full Name: Jermaine Terrell Dye
  • Born: 1/28/1974 in Oakland, CA
  • Draft: 1993, Atlanta Braves, 17th rd. (488th overall)
  • College: Cosumnes River College
  • Debut: 5/17/1996
  • Last Game: 10/4/2009
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MLB Career Stats 6487 984 1779 325 1072 46 .274 .338 .826


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Jermaine Dye Stats

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Jermaine Dye Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
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Jermaine Dye Awards

World Series MVP

Year Team League
2005 Chi White Sox AL

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2005 Chi White Sox AL

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2000 Kansas City AL
2006 Chi White Sox AL

AL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
2006 Chi White Sox AL

Rawlings AL Gold Glove

Year Team League
2000 Kansas City AL

Home Run Derby Participant

Year Team League
2006 Chi White Sox AL

Babe Ruth Award

Year Team League
2005 Chi White Sox AL

AL Player of the Month

Month Team League
04/2000 Kansas City AL
08/2001 Oakland AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/23/1999 Kansas City AL
04/30/2000 Kansas City AL
08/27/2006 Chi White Sox AL
06/22/2008 Chi White Sox AL
06/28/2009 Chi White Sox AL

MLB Players Choice AL Outstanding Player

Year Team League
2006 Chi White Sox AL

AFL Hall of Fame Member

Year Team League
2007 Mesa AFL

Jermaine Dye Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2000 .321 12th in AL
2006 .315 12th in AL
2008 .292 24th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2000 33 16th in AL
2001 26 23rd in AL
2005 31 12th in AL
2006 44 2nd in AL
2007 28 7th in AL
2008 34 4th in AL
2009 27 22nd in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
1999 119 9th in AL
2000 118 11th in AL
2001 106 16th in AL
2006 120 5th in AL
2008 96 14th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2000 .951 13th in AL
2005 .846 20th in AL
2006 1.006 5th in AL
2008 .885 11th in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2000 .390 21st in AL
2006 .385 12th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
1999 .526 21st in AL
2000 .561 12th in AL
2005 .512 17th in AL
2006 .622 3rd in AL
2007 .486 21st in AL
2008 .541 6th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2000 107 13th in AL
2006 103 10th in AL
2008 96 16th in AL


Season H Rank
1999 179 21st in AL
2000 193 7th in AL
2001 169 15th in AL
2006 170 23rd in AL
2008 172 19th in AL


Season 2B Rank
1999 44 2nd in AL
2000 41 12th in AL
2008 41 11th in AL


Season 3B Rank
1999 8 5th in AL
2004 4 22nd in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
1999 158 8th in AL
2000 157 17th in AL
2001 158 11th in AL
2008 154 17th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
1999 608 12th in AL
2000 601 15th in AL
2001 599 16th in AL
2008 590 21st in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
1999 673 23rd in AL
2000 679 18th in AL
2001 675 20th in AL
2008 645 19th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
1999 320 12th in AL
2000 337 5th in AL
2001 280 25th in AL
2006 335 3rd in AL
2008 319 5th in AL


Season SO Rank
1999 119 14th in AL
2001 112 23rd in AL
2004 128 10th in AL
2006 118 14th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2002 10 13th in AL
2005 9 19th in AL

Jermaine Dye Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 6, 2009 RF Jermaine Dye elected free agency.

Jermaine Terrell Dye Bio Info

Married Tricia ... has three children: Jalen, Devin and Tiarra ... was featured on The Golf Channel's "The Big Break All-Star Challenge" and MTV's "Cribs" in 2006 ... along with teammates Jon Garland, Paul Konerko and A.J. Pierzynski, opposed general manager Ken Williams, manager Ozzie Guillen and coaches Harold Baines and Tim Raines in a series of golf challenges filmed at Starr Pass Golf and Country Club in Tucson, Ariz. during spring training in 2006 ... graduated in 1992 from Will C. Wood High School in Vacaville, Calif. ... played basketball and football ... attended Cosumnes River Community College (Calif.) and was used mostly as a pitcher. 2008 Hit .292 (172-590) with 41 doubles, 34 home runs, 96 rBi and 96 runs scored in his fourth season with the white sox, up from his 2007 totals of .254, 34 doubles, 28 homers, 78 rBi and 68 runs scored ... amassed 30 home runs for the third time with the white sox (fourth overall) ... his 41 doubles were the most since 2000 (41) ... ranked among the american league leaders in extra-base hits (t2nd, 77), home runs (t4th), total bases (6th, 319), slugging percentage (6th, .541) and doubles (t11th) ... hit .294 (127-432) with 23 home runs vs. right-handers and .285 (45-158) with 11 home runs vs. lefties ... batted .336 (96-286) at home (.250 on the road) ... led the al with 18 home runs in day games and ranked fi fth with a .349 average ... had 21 home runs and 55 RBI in the fi rst half, compared to 13 and 41 after the All-Star Break ... 24 of his home runs were solo, most in the al ... led all of baseball with eight home runs and 23 RBI in interleague play (.366 average) ... fi nished fi fth in the AL with a .996 fi elding percentage (1 E/272 TC) ... grounded into 18 double plays, establishing a career high ... homered in three straight games three times (5/6-8, 6/19-21 and 7/25-27) ... fi nished second to Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria in the Final Vote All-Star ballot ... homered on 4/5 at detroit and then went homerless in his next 71 at-bats (5/3 at toronto) ... his 10-game hitting streak (dating to 2007) ended on 4/9 vs. Minnesota (.421, 16-38) ... recorded his 1,500th career hit on 4/17 at Baltimore ... left the game on 4/24 vs. the yankees with a strained left groin and missed the next four contests ... tied his career best with four hits on 5/12 at the angels (11th time) ... matched his career high with six rBi on 6/19 vs. Pittsburgh (fi fth time), going 3-4 with a double and two home runs (including seventh grand slam) ... was named AL Player of the Week for 6/16-22, hitting .417 (10-24) with three doubles, fi ve home runs and 13 RBI (fi fth career award) ... fi nished second in the AL with 26 RBI in June and tied for third with nine homers ... left the game on 7/20 with a bruised right knee after getting hit by a pitch and missed the game the following day ... homered in three straight games on 7/25-27 at detroit, including a game-winning, two-run shot in the ninth inning on 7/25 ... hit two home runs on 8/23 vs. tampa Bay (20th career multihomer game) ... ended a 93 at-bat homerless streak on 9/26 vs. cleveland ... hit .277 (28-101) with 13 rBi in 26 games after moving into the no. 3 spot in the lineup following carlos Quentin's injury ... was named the club's Marvin Miller Man of the year and the roberto clemente award recipient. 2007 Leads all American League outfielders since 2005 with 103 home runs and ranks second with 283 RBI ... hit .254 (129-508) with 28 home runs and 78 RBI in 138 games in his third season with Chicago ... signed a two-year, $22-million contract extension on 8/18 with a mutual option for 2010 ... the .254 average was his lowest since 2002 (.252), while his 78 RBI marked the fewest over an entire season ... achieved his eighth 20-homer season (fourth straight) ... collected 34 doubles, his most since 2000 (41) ... tied for seventh in the AL in home runs ... hit .298 (72-242) with 16 home runs in the second half, up from .214 (57-266) and 12 prior to the All-Star Break ... the .084 increase from the first to second half was the largest in the AL ... ranked fourth in the league in extra-base hits (36) after the break, tied for sixth in slugging percentage (.579) and tied for 10th in doubles (20) ... his totals decreased in nearly every offensive category from 2006: average (-.061), hits (-41), runs (-35), home runs (-16), RBI (-42), on-base percentage (-.068) and slugging percentage (-.136) ... batted .292 (38-130) vs. left-handers and .241 (91-378) vs. right-handers ... hit 20 of his 28 homers off righties and 18 were solo shots, tied for the fifth-most in the AL ... homered in consecutive games three times ... hit .231 (31-134) with runners in scoring position, down from .351 in 2006 ... grounded into 17 double plays, matching his career high (also 1999) ... totaled 31 multihit efforts and 17 games with two or more RBI (47 and 30 in 2006) ... batted fifth on 52 occasions (27-25) ... the Sox combined to go 31-55 when he batted third (11 games), fourth (36) and sixth (39) ... hit .203 (13-64) in June, his lowest monthly mark since 4/05 (.175) ... totaled a monthly-best eight homers and 17 RBI in July ... amassed 11 homers and 24 RBI in 35 games vs. AL East foes ... ranked 10th among AL outfielders with a .990 fielding percentage (3 E/296 TC) after posting the eighth-lowest mark in 2006 (.981) ... also tied for 10th in the league with nine outfield assists ... hit his sixth career grand slam on 4/19 vs. Texas ... recorded his 15th career multihomer game on 4/27 vs. the Angels ... collected a game-ending single on 5/12 vs. Kansas City ... hit safely in a season-high 14 straight games from 5/12-28, going 19-57 (.333) with five doubles, four home runs and 10 RBI ... received his first ejection with the White Sox on 5/21 vs. Oakland (arguing balls and strikes) ... ended a 63 at-bats homerless streak with a solo shot off Philadelphia's Cole Hamels on 6/12 at Citizens Bank Park ... missed nine games from 6/23-7/1 with a strained left quadriceps ... recorded his 16th career multihomer game on 7/15 at Baltimore, hitting a pair of solo shots off Garrett Olson ... his first homer was the 250th of his career ... tied his career high with four hits on 8/2 at New York-AL, going 4-5 with two doubles, two home runs and four RBI (17th career multihomer game) ... became the first White Sox player with four extrabase hits since Robin Ventura on 7/19/91 vs. Milwaukee ... batted .304 (51-168) with 14 doubles, nine home runs and 26 RBI over his final 47 games, raising his average from .229 to .254. 2006 Was named American League Outstanding Player in the Players Choice Awards and also was selected to the The Sporting News AL All-Star Team ... finished fifth in the AL Most Valuable Player voting with 156 points, the highest finish by a White Sox outfielder since Minnie Minoso was fourth in 1960 ... was one of four AL players named on all 28 MVP ballots ... also received his first Silver Slugger Award after hitting a career-high 44 home runs, the second-highest total in White Sox history behind Albert Belle's 48 in 1998 ... became the fourth player (ninth time) in franchise history to reach the 40-homer milestone ... totaled 44 home runs and a career-high 120 RBI, compared to 31 and 86 in 2005 ... was one of a franchise-record four Sox players to hit 30 home runs, joining Joe Crede (30), Paul Konerko (35) and Jim Thome (42) ... was named to his second career All-Star Team (2000 with Kansas City) ... recorded his sixth season with at least 100 RBI, seventh with at least 20 home runs and produced his first back-to-back 30-homer campaign ... ranked among the AL leaders in numerous categories (see box) ... led all AL right fielders in homers for the second straight season ... earned AL Player of the Week honors twice (7/10 and 8/28) and finished second behind Cleveland's Travis Hafner in the AL Player of the Month award for August ... homered in back-to-back games seven times, including three straight from 7/29-31, had four multihomer efforts (14 in career) ... 22 of his 44 home runs either tied the score or put the Sox ahead ... hit .318 (89-290) in the first half and .313 (81-259) after the break ... drove in 52 runs in his last 57 games ...posted 47 multihit efforts, second-most on the club, and a team-leading 30 games with two or more RBI ... hit a career-high .337 (58-172) vs. left-handers ... 29 of his 44 homers came off righties and 23 were solo shots, second-most in the AL ... batted .285 (35-123) in the No. 3 position in the lineup (Sox went 15-17), .387 (24-62) as the cleanup hitter (Sox went 10-6) and .315 (111-352) in the No. 5 slot (Sox went 57-39) ...hit .345 (92-267) with runners on base and .351 (52-148) with RISP ... hit game-tying home runs in the ninth inning off Boston's Jonathan Papelbon on 7/9 and Minnesota's Joe Nathan on 8/26 and a game-winning single in the 11th inning on 8/8 vs. the Yankees ... amassed 22 home runs and 50 RBI in 64 games against AL Central foes, including a .386 (27-70) average with eight homers and 14 RBI vs. Detroit ... drove in 18 runs in 15 games vs. Minnesota ... hit 11 home runs after the sixth inning, tied for the 10th most in the league ... collected at least six home runs and 16 RBI in all six months, with season bests of 10 homers and 30 RBI in August ... recorded a pair of 12-game hitting streaks ... his .981 fielding percentage ranked eighth-lowest among all AL outfielders ... made his second consecutive Opening Day start in right field ... did not play on 4/7-8 due to a strained left calf and again from 5/3-7 with the same injury ... drove in a run in six consecutive games from 5/13-19 (11 RBI total) ... hit his 200th career home run on 5/14 at Minnesota, a three-run shot off Carlos Silva ... reached base safely in 25 of 26 games from 5/22-6/20 ... matched his career high with four hits on 6/20 vs. St. Louis (ninth time) ... matched his season high with five RBI on 7/30 at Baltimore ... tied for third in the AL with nine home runs in July ... drove in a run in seven straight games from 8/2-9 ... scored a career-high four runs on 8/21 at Detroit while hitting his 34th home run, surpassing his previous high in 2000 (33) ... hit his 40th home run on 9/6 at Boston ... fell a single shy of the cycle on 9/ 9 vs. Cleveland ... filmed a 30-second TV commercial with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago in June at U.S. Cellular Field that debuted nationwide on FOX on 6/24 ... was named the White Sox 2006 Roberto Clemente Award recipient ... played in the biannual Major League Baseball All-Star Tour of Japan in November, going 5-17 (.294) with one home run and four RBI in five games. 2005 Spent his first season with the White Sox ... hit 30-plus home runs for the second time in his career ... his 31 home runs led all major league right fielders and tied for 11th in the AL ... ranked second on the Sox in home runs and third in RBI (86) ... batted .286 (46-161) at home and .249 (53-213) on the road ... increased his average in each of the first three months, batting .175 in April, .275 in May and .337 in June ... hit .300 (112-373) over his last 55 games, raising his average from .212 ... stole a careerhigh 11 bases ... led the Sox with nine outfield assists ... Sox went 66-30 when he collected a hit and posted 31 multihit efforts ... had at least one at-bat in all but the No. 2 position in the order ... recorded his 10th career multihomer game on 8/30-2 at Texas, matching his career high with six RBI (fourth time) ... his 22 RBI in July were the most in a month since 8/02 (24) ... missed the Boston series on 7/21-24 with an infection in his leg from spider bites ... made first career start at first base on 7/6 vs. Tampa Bay ... homered in three straight games three times (last, 7/3-5) ... hit fifth career grand slam on 7/4 vs. Tampa Bay and tied his career high with six RBI (third time) ... hit .373 (22-59) with seven home runs and 14 RBI in interleague play ... hit a game-ending, solo home run off Brendan Donnelly on 5/31 vs. the Angels ... three doubles on 5/18 vs. Texas matched his career best ... made his first major-league appearance at shortstop on 4/27 at Oakland and his first appearance at first base on 7/6 vs. Tampa Bay ... underwent surgery to repair an inguinal hernia on 12/9. 2004 Hit .265 with 23 home runs and 80 RBI with Oakland ... his 137 games played were his most since appearing in 158 in 2001 ... reached the 20-homer mark for fifth time in his career ... appeared in 104 of the A's first 108 games before suffering a sprained left thumb on 8/6 at Minnesota ... missed 22 of remaining 54 contests ... struck out a career-high 128 times, 10th-highest total in the American League ... ranked second in the AL in pitches per plate appearance (4.25) ... led the A's in triples ... hit .285 (95-333) with 16 home runs and 54 RBI in the first half, but .231 (46-199) with seven home runs and 26 RBI after the break ... hit .327 during the day, ninthbest in the AL ... his streak of 165 consecutive errorless games ended on 8/7 at Minnesota (wild throw home), breaking the club record by an outfielder previously held by Stan Javier (162) ... hit .365 (27-74) with two home runs and 12 RBI during interleague play ... also scored 18 runs, second-most in interleague play ... combined to hit .457 (16-35) vs. the White Sox and Cubs ... opened the season with a 13-game hitting streak, going .321 (18-56) with seven home runs and 15 RBI ... hit seven home runs in his first 13 games, the second-fastest Oakland player to reach that total (Reggie Jackson, 12 in 1974) ... posted ninth career multihomer game on 4/14 at Texas ... was hitting .329 on 4/24, but went just 25-113 (.221) with two home runs and 31 RBI in 31 games from 4/25-5/30 ... also scored 500th career run ... raised his average from .265 on 5/31 to .288 on 6/30 after hitting .330 (34-103) in June ... hit 150th career home run on 6/4 vs. Toronto ... recorded his seventh career four-hit game (first since 2000) on 7/3 vs. San Francisco ... collected 1,000th career hit on 7/23 vs. Texas (single off Kenny Rogers) and played in his 1,000th career game on 7/28 vs. Seattle. 2003 Was limited by injuries to just 65 games, the second-lowest total of his career (60 in 1998) ... his string of four consecutive 20-homer/80-RBI seasons came to an end ... his .172 average was the lowest in the major leagues (minimum 200 AB) and second-lowest in franchise history (.159, Philadelphia A's Lou Limmer in 1951) ... was on the disabled list from 4/25-5/30 with torn cartilage in his right knee (missed 30 games) and from 7/7-9/1 with a separated right shoulder (missed 50 games) ... did not commit an error in 107 total chances ... was 7-19 (.368) in his first five games, but went 7-55 (.127) over his next 14 before suffering a right knee injury on 4/24 vs. Detroit ... underwent surgery on 4/29 in a procedure performed by Dr. Jerrald Goldman, Oakland team orthopedist ... hit .294 (5-17) with a home run and two RBI in a five-game rehabilitation assignment to Class AAA Sacramento from 5/25-29 ... was reinstated on 5/30 and went 1-20 (.045) over his first six games ... hit his second-career game-ending home run on 6/10 vs. Atlanta (off Jung Keun Bong), snapping an 18-game streak without an extra-base hit ... suffered a right shoulder injury in a collision with Anaheim catcher Bengie Molina on 7/6 in Oakland ... went 9-32 (.281) with one home run and seven RBI in his second rehab stint with Sacramento from 8/24-31 ... was activated on 9/1 and went 0-15 upon his return ... homered on 9/9 vs. Anaheim, snapping a 10-game streak without an RBI (second-longest streak in career). 2002 Began the season on the disabled list to continue rehabilitation on his fractured left tibia suffered during the 2001 ALDS ... played in just 131 games after playing in at least 157 in each of the previous three seasons ... hit 20 home runs for the fourth straight campaign ... ranked fourth in the AL with 4.12 pitches per plate appearance ... hit .262 (102-389) with 23 home runs and 81 RBI against right-handers and .212 (21-99) with one home run and five RBI vs. southpaws ... hit 18 home runs after the break ... made 19 starts as designated hitter, going 16-71 (.225) with one homer and five RBI ... recorded just two outfield assists after picking up at least 10 in each of the previous three seasons ... did not participate in spring training ... combined to go 7-24 (.292) with three RBI in six rehab games to start the season with Class A Modesto and Sacramento ... was activated from the disabled list on 4/26 ... hit safely in 12 of first 14 games (.283, 15-53) through 5/12, but just .195 (15-77) over his next 21 contests ... hit .370 (17-46) with 14 RBI from 6/6-20 ... went a career-high 22 straight at-bats without a hit from 6/25-7/1 ... was 26-80 (.325) with 21 RBI in 21 games from 8/4-26, but just 25-107 (.234) over his final 28 contests ... collected 500th career RBI on 9/18 vs. Anaheim ... hit a pair of home runs on 9/22 vs. Texas and his fourth career grand slam in final game on 9/29 at Texas. 2001 Combined to hit .282 (169-599) with 26 home runs and 106 RBI with Kansas City and Oakland ... was acquired by the A's on 6/25 as part of a three-team, five-player deal that also included Colorado ... notched his third career 20-homer/100-RBI season ... ranked fourth in the AL with 11 sacrifice flies and tied for fifth with 12 outfield assists ... hit 22 of 26 home runs vs. right-handers ... was 20-64 (.313) during interleague play ... began the season with the Royals and hit .272 with 13 home runs and 47 RBI ... hit first career Opening Day home run on 4/2 at New York ... batted .297 with 13 home runs and 59 RBI in 61 games with the A's after being acquired on 6/25 ... Oakland went 48-14 (.774) following his acquisition ... averaged 0.967 RBI per game, best in Oakland history (minimum 50 games) ... started 59 of the A's final 60 games in the cleanup slot, going 68-225 (.302) ... A's cleanup hitters batted .208 prior to the trade ... hit 100th career home run on 8/4 at Detroit ... posted a season-best, 16-game hit streak from 8/25-9/18 (.328, 21-64) ... named the AL Player of the Month for August, hitting .330 with seven home runs and 32 RBI, best in the league (also won award in 4/00) ... homered in three straight games from 9/5-8. 2000 Hit a career-high 33 home runs, becoming just the ninth player in Royals history to hit 30 or more in a season ... his 118 RBI were one short of his career best set in 1999 ... hit 40-plus doubles for the second straight season ... was elected to his first AL All-Star Team and earned his first Gold Glove Award, becoming just the eighth player in Kansas City history to receive the award ... finished second among AL outfielders with 1,486,448 votes, trailing only New York's Bernie Williams (1,568,209) ... went 0-2 with a walk and a run scored as the starting right fielder at the Midsummer Classic on 7/11 at Atlanta ... set career highs in average, hits and home runs and fell one RBI short of matching career best (119 in 1999) ... led the Royals in total bases, extra-base hits (76) and outfield assists (11) ... hit 26 of 33 home runs off right-handers ... his 22 home runs before the break broke Bo Jackson's club record of 21 set in 1989 ... was named the AL Player of the Month for April after hitting .388 (38-98) with club records of 11 home runs and 28 RBI ... led the AL in doubles (12), home runs, total bases, slugging percentage and extra-base hits during the month ... also was named AL Player of the Week for 4/24-30 ... was 24-69 (.348) with six home runs and 12 RBI in interleague play ... hit two grand slams, both off Tampa Bay's Ryan Rupe (4/26 at home and 9/1 at Tropicana Field) ... recorded three multihomer games (4/26 vs. Tampa Bay, 7/25 at Chicago and 8/12 vs. Baltimore) ... tied a club record by homering in four straight games from 4/22-26 and again from 6/2-5 ... homered in six of seven games (seven total) from 4/19-26 ... became the first player in major-league history to hit 10-plus doubles and home runs prior to 5/1 ... drove in a season-high six runs on 8/12 vs. Baltimore ... hit his 30th home run on 8/20 at Baltimore with a solo shot off Sidney Ponson, the fastest player in franchise history to reach that milestone ... hit just one home run in his final 28 games and none in his last 13. 1999 Set career highs with 44 doubles and 119 RBI in his first-full major-league season ... ranked among the AL leaders in doubles (T2nd), extra-base hits (4th, 79), triples (T5th, eight) and RBI (9th) ... led the Royals in home runs and RBI and garnered the club's Player of the Year honors ... tied for the league lead with 17 outfield assists (also Baltimore's Albert Belle) while establishing a club record ... hit 22 home runs off righties ... matched the club record for most RBI in a single month with 32 in July (also John Mayberry, 7/75) ... posted four multihomer efforts (7/2 and 7/4 at Cleveland, 8/9 vs. Boston, 9/14-1 vs. Anaheim) ... hit safely in 13 straight games from 5/11-25, going 25-52 (.481) ... named AL Player of the Week for 5/17-23, hitting .652 with a .692 on-base percentage and six consecutive multihit games ... recorded two hits (single and double) in the eighth inning on 6/26 vs. Cleveland ... drove in six runs on 7/4 at Cleveland ... hit game-ending home run in the 10th inning on 7/25 vs. Oakland. 1998 Was limited to 60 games with the Royals due to a knee injury ... opened the season on the disabled list with a strained left quadricep ... was reinstated on 5/8 ... batted .222 with four RBI in his first 13 games ... hit a game-tying ninth-inning homer on 5/22 at Texas off John Wetteland in a 16-pitch at-bat ... went 1-28 (.036) from 6/13-24 ... was optioned to Omaha on 6/29 and recalled on 8/11 ... hit safely in five of his first six games upon his return, going 8-22 (.364) with two homers and six runs scored ... tore cartilage in his right knee while getting into his car on 8/31 ... was placed on the 60-day disabled list on 9/1 and underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery. 1997 Appeared in 75 games with Kansas City after being acquired from Atlanta on 3/27 ... made his first Opening Day roster ... was 7-36 (.194) in his first 11 games before suffering a foot injury ... was disabled from 4/17-5/3 with a left foot fracture ... hit his first AL homer on 5/4 vs. New York (off Jim Mecir) ... was optioned to Omaha on 5/18 and was recalled on 6/17 ... posted his first career four-hit game on 6/30 at the Cubs ... was on the 15-day disabled list from 7/3-8/13 with a strained right quadriceps ... went 3-5 with two doubles, a home run and five RBI on 8/30 vs. St. Louis ... hit safely in eight straight games from 9/1-9, going 12-34 (.353). 1996 Began the season with Class AAA Richmond and was recalled by Atlanta on 5/16 ... homered off Cincinnati's Marcus Moore in his first swing on 5/17 at Turner Field, becoming the first Brave since Milwaukee's Chuck Tanner in 1955 to homer in his first major-league at-bat ... twice homered in consecutive games. 1995 Finished seventh in hitting in the Southern League after going 115-403 (.285) with Class AA Greenville ... was rated as the No. 3 Prospect in the SL by Baseball America following the season ... was named to the SL midseason and postseason All-Star teams ... ranked second on the club in doubles, home runs, RBI and slugging percentage (.481) ... named SL Player of the Week for 4/17-23. 1994 Received the Hank Aaron Award from the Braves for the Most Outstanding Player in the organization after hitting .298 with 15 home runs and 98 RBI with Class A Macon ... led the league in doubles and extra-base hits (57), ranked second in RBI and total bases (239), tied for second in hits and finished sixth in average ... selected to the SAL All-Star team. 1993 Batted a combined .317 (69-218) with two home runs and 39 RBI in 56 games with Gulf Coast Braves and Class A Danville ... ranked fourth in the GCL in doubles.