Andres Galarraga

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Andres Galarraga MLB Career Stats

.288 399 1425 128 .846

Andres Galarraga Bio

  • Full Name: Andres Jose Galarraga
  • Nickname: Big Cat
  • Born: 6/18/1961 in Caracas, Venezuela
  • High School: Enrique Felmi, VEN
  • Debut: August 23, 1985
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/3/2004
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MLB Career Stats 8096 1195 2333 399 1425 128 .288 .347 .846


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Andres Galarraga Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
1988 Montreal NL
1993 Colorado NL
1997 Colorado NL
1998 Atlanta NL
2000 Atlanta NL

NL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
1988 Montreal NL
1996 Colorado NL

Rawlings NL Gold Glove

Year Team League
1989 Montreal NL
1990 Montreal NL

NL Player of the Month

Month Team League
06/1993 Colorado NL
09/1993 Colorado NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/06/1993 Colorado NL
07/09/1995 Colorado NL

MLB Players Choice NL Comeback Player

Year Team League
2000 Atlanta NL

Andres Galarraga Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
1987 .305 7th in NL
1988 .302 4th in NL
1993 .370 1st in NL
1994 .319 11th in NL
1996 .304 19th in NL
1997 .318 7th in NL
1998 .305 23rd in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1988 29 3rd in NL
1989 23 10th in NL
1990 20 22nd in NL
1993 22 17th in NL
1994 31 5th in NL
1995 31 8th in NL
1996 47 1st in NL
1997 41 3rd in NL
1998 44 5th in NL
2000 28 24th in NL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
1987 90 17th in NL
1988 92 8th in NL
1989 85 10th in NL
1990 87 15th in NL
1993 98 12th in NL
1994 85 7th in NL
1995 106 3rd in NL
1996 150 1st in NL
1997 140 1st in NL
1998 121 9th in NL
2000 100 22nd in NL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
1987 .821 21st in NL
1988 .893 3rd in NL
1989 .761 18th in NL
1993 1.005 2nd in NL
1994 .949 10th in NL
1995 .842 20th in NL
1996 .958 8th in NL
1997 .974 6th in NL
1998 .991 6th in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
1987 .361 23rd in NL
1988 .352 12th in NL
1993 .403 6th in NL
1996 .357 24th in NL
1997 .389 18th in NL
1998 .397 16th in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
1988 .540 2nd in NL
1989 .434 15th in NL
1993 .602 2nd in NL
1994 .592 7th in NL
1995 .511 13th in NL
1996 .601 5th in NL
1997 .585 4th in NL
1998 .595 6th in NL
2000 .526 25th in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
1988 99 6th in NL
1989 76 19th in NL
1994 77 11th in NL
1995 89 11th in NL
1996 119 4th in NL
1997 120 4th in NL
1998 103 15th in NL


Season H Rank
1987 168 13th in NL
1988 184 1st in NL
1989 147 25th in NL
1990 148 24th in NL
1993 174 13th in NL
1994 133 11th in NL
1995 155 11th in NL
1996 190 8th in NL
1997 191 4th in NL
1998 169 22nd in NL


Season 2B Rank
1987 40 2nd in NL
1988 42 1st in NL
1989 30 12th in NL
1990 29 16th in NL
1993 35 11th in NL
1995 29 22nd in NL
1996 39 10th in NL
1997 31 23rd in NL


Season 3B Rank
1988 8 6th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
1988 157 5th in NL
1989 152 24th in NL
1990 155 10th in NL
1995 143 4th in NL
1996 159 7th in NL
1997 154 16th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
1987 551 24th in NL
1988 609 6th in NL
1989 572 17th in NL
1990 579 15th in NL
1994 417 20th in NL
1995 554 5th in NL
1996 626 11th in NL
1997 600 10th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
1988 661 11th in NL
1989 636 22nd in NL
1990 628 21st in NL
1995 604 10th in NL
1996 691 12th in NL
1997 674 11th in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
1988 329 1st in NL
1989 248 12th in NL
1990 237 24th in NL
1993 283 12th in NL
1994 247 7th in NL
1995 283 7th in NL
1996 376 2nd in NL
1997 351 3rd in NL
1998 330 9th in NL


Season SO Rank
1987 127 5th in NL
1988 153 1st in NL
1989 158 1st in NL
1990 169 1st in NL
1994 93 6th in NL
1995 146 1st in NL
1996 157 2nd in NL
1997 141 4th in NL
1998 146 5th in NL
2000 126 9th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
1987 10 14th in NL
1996 8 19th in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
1987 10 1st in NL
1988 10 4th in NL
1989 13 1st in NL
1990 4 20th in NL
1992 8 4th in NL
1993 6 18th in NL
1994 8 7th in NL
1995 13 3rd in NL
1996 17 3rd in NL
1997 17 5th in NL
1998 25 2nd in NL
2000 17 3rd in NL
2001 9 21st in AL
2002 9 18th in NL

Andres Jose Galarraga Bio Info

Andres Galarraga, 43, agreed to terms on a minor league contract with the Angels, Aug. 4. He appeared in 25 games with the Stingers, batting .304 (31/102) with 10 runs scored, three doubles, four home runs and 19 RBI. In Nov. 2003, Galarraga was diagnosed with a recurrence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, which caused him to miss the entire 1999 season. He underwent surgery in November and had a transplant in February to eliminate the disease from his body.

A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Galarraga last played in the major leagues with San Francisco in 2003. He batted .301 (82/272) with 36 runs scored, 15 doubles, 12 home runs and 42 RBI in 110 games. Galarraga owns a career .288 (2330/8086) average with 398 home runs and 1,423 RBI in 2250 games. He has appeared in the major leagues with the Expos (1985-91, 2002), Cardinals (1992), Rockies (1993-97), Braves (1998, 2000), Giants (2001, 2003) and Rangers (2001). Galarraga has been selected to five All-Star Games (1988, 1993, 1997-98 & 2000), appeared in three Division Series (1995, 1998 & 2000) and one NLCS with Atlanta in 1998. 2004 September call-up was signed to a minor league deal in part so he could try to get to the career 400-home run mark. ... Forty-three-year-old got 10 at-bats down the stretch, hitting one homer to up his career total to 399. ... Two-time cancer survivor indicated he'll probably retire at 399 to spend more time with his family. 1985 Named American Association Rookie of Year in 1st season at triple-A level...hit .269 with 25 home runs and 87 RBI for Indianapolis...was recalled by Montreal August 23 and collected 1st Major League hit next day off LA's Rick Honeycutt...hit 1st ML home run Sept. 21 at St. Louis. 1986 Hit .271 in 105 games despite being hampered by injuries in rookie 1st start, April 10 at Atlanta, went 3-for-3 with 2B, HR and 3 RBI. 1987 Hit .305 with 13 home runs and 90 RBI in just 2nd full season...started year hitting in No. 3 spot in order, but after being moved to 5-hole May 2, hit safely in 16 of 17 games (.426)...had 14-game hitting streak May 9-23...hit .341 through June with 54 RBI in 69 games. 1988 Won 1st NL Silver Slugger Award for 1st basemen after leading league in hits (184) and doubles (45) while hitting .305...earned 1st trip to All-Star Game, going hitless in 2 at-bats...finished in NL Top 10 in 12 different offensive categories...named NL Player of Week 3 times, including back-to-back weeks of May 23-29 and May 30-June 5...posted 5-hit game July 2 vs. Atlanta...hit 20 of 29 home runs before All-Star Break, becoming 1st Expo to have 20 clouts before break...18 homers either tied game or gave Montreal lead...became 2nd player in Montreal franchise history to post consecutive 90-RBI seasons (Rusty Staub, 1970-71). 1989 Had 23 home runs and 85 RBI, though his avg. dipped to .257...hit 1st career grand slam Aug. 27 at San Francisco, connecting off Craig Lefferts...hit in 10-straight games July 3-16 (.395, 15-for-38)...tied SF's Robby Thompson for NL lead with 13 HBP...won 1st Gold Glove award, posting .992 fielding pct. 1990 Hit at least 20 home runs (20) and had at least 85 RBI (87) for 4th consecutive season...earned his 2nd consecutive Gold Glove award with .993 fielding percentage...had 1 errorless streak of 51 games and 2 more of 32 games apiece. 1991 Hit .219 with 9 homers and 33 RBI, all career-lows...was limited to 107 games in injury-riddled campaign...started slowly, hitting .184 through 1st 2 weeks of season...then went on .346 (26-for-76) tear April 19-May 16 that raised avg. to .289...sidelined with left knee injury injury May 26-July 3...had knee scoped June 8 and missed 36 games. 1992 Was acquired by St. Louis Nov. 25, 1991 in exchange for RHP Ken Hill after 13 seasons in Montreal organization...suffered broken right wrist when he was hit by pitch in 2nd game of season...spent 44 days on DL and rehab assignment in Louisville before returning to Cardinals May 22...hit .189 through July 19...closed out campaign by hitting .301 over final 45 games. 1993 Became 1st player on expansion team (Colorado) and 1st Venezuelan to win batting title...hit .370 to tie Tony Gwynn's 1987 mark as highest NL avg. since Stan Musial hit .376 for 1948 Cardinals...led NL in multi-hit games (56) despite missing 41 games due to pair of injuries...was named Colorado's 1st All-Star representative, hitting .391 at break...was named NL Player of Month in both June and September...was hitting .395 May 9, when he suffered slightly torn right hamstring...had back-to-back 4-hit games June 14-15 vs. Los Angeles, collecting club-record 9-straight hits over 3 games, falling 1 hit shy of NL record...2nd stint on DL came from 2nd degree sprain of right knee July 24, missing 24 games...returned to lineup Aug. 21...hit .361 for month of Sept., including career-best 15-game hitting streak Sept. 3-17...had arthroscopic surgery on right knee Oct. 6. 1994 Had hit then career-high 31 home runs when season ended July 28 at San Francisco when he suffered fractured right hand after being hit by Dave Burba pitch...despite injury, still finished 5th in NL in home runs, tied for 5th in multi-hit games (41) and 7th in RBI (85), slugging pct. (.592) and total bases (247). 1995 Broke 100-RBI mark for 1st time in career (106) and had 2nd-consecutive 31-homer season...hit career-high 3 home runs and had 7 RBI June 25 at San Diego...3 home runs came in consecutive innings (6th, 7th and 8th), only 4th time that has occured in Major League history...had career-high 6 hits (6-for-6) July 3 vs. Houston, homering twice with 5 RBI...hit .429 that week with .964 slugging pct., earning NL Player of Week honors for 5th time in career...was 1 of 5 players in league to hit 2 grand slams...participated on 1st playoff team in Colorado history, as Rockies were NL Wild Card champions...hit .278 (5-for-18) with 2 RBI in 4 games vs. Atlanta. 1996 Established Colorado club and career bests by leading NL in home runs (47) and RBI (150)...HR total was most in NL since SF's Kevin Mitchell hit 47 in 1989 while RBI mark was highest NL total since LA's Tommy Davis drove in 153 in 1962...earned 2nd NL Silver Slugger award...finished 2nd in NL with 376 total bases and 89 extra-base hits, 3rd with 64 multi-hit games and 17 HBP, 4th with 119 runs and 5th with .601 slugging pct....along with teammate Dante Bichette (141), became 1st ML teammates to break 140-RBI mark since 1950, when Boston's Walt Dropo and Vern Stephens each had 144..became most prolific single-season home run hitter from Venezuela, passing 43 hit by Tony Armas in 1984 with Boston...had career-best, 8-RBI outburst June 27 vs. Los Angeles, including pair of 3-run home runs...totaled 7 RBI May 4 vs. Florida, again clubbing 2 3-run HRs...along with Ellis Burks (141), Bichette and Vinny Castilla (113), became 1st foursome on 1 team to break 100-RBI mark since 1929 Phillies and Cubs each had quartet...played 3rd base for 1st time in career Aug. 20 at St. Louis, appearing there in 13th inning. 1997 Drove in 140 runs to lead NL in RBI for 2nd consecutive year...placed 3rd in senior circuit with 41 home runs and 351 total bases...finished fourth in NL with 120 runs, 75 extra-base hits and tied for 4th with career-best 191 hits and .598 slugging percentage...had pair of 2-HR games, May 7 vs. Pittsburgh and July 30 vs. Montreal...was hit by pitch for 100th time in career May 21 at San Francisco, getting plunked by Giants' Keith Foulke...stole his 100th career base on Opening Day (April 1) at Cincinnati...suffered non-displaced fracture of 5th metacarpal on left hand when he was hit by Chicago's Kevin Foster April 15...still hit .347 (26-for-75) in 24 April games...surpassed Tony Armas as Venezuela's all-time Major League home run hitter when he hit 5th of campaign and 252nd of career, grand slam off Chicago's Ramon Tatis April 30...became Venezuela's all-time RBI leader when he passed Dave Concepcion with career RBI 951 and 952 May 21 at San Francisco...connected for grand slam (off Kevin Brown) May 31 at Florida...529-foot home run was longest in Colorado history and longest ever at Pro Player Stadium...had season-best 13-game hitting streak July 30-Aug. 6 (.351, 20-for-57)...served 3-game suspension Aug. 3-5 after charging mound May 31 at Florida. 1998 Signed with Atlanta as free agent Nov. 21, 1997...hit .305 and led Braves in home runs (44), RBI (121) and slugging percentage (.595)...single-season homer total at age 37 is topped by only 2 other players that old in ML history, as Hank Aaron hit 47 in 1971, and Barry Bonds clubbed 73 in 2001 and 46 in 2002...RBI total is also bested by only 2 other players, as Babe Ruth drove in 137 in 1932, while Bonds collected 137 RBI in 2001...set Braves franchise record for homers by 1st basemen by hitting 39th Aug. 21 vs. San Diego, eclipsing Joe Adcock's mark of 38 set in 1956...his 121 RBI also set franchise mark for 1st basemen, bettering 118 posted by Dan Brouthers in 1889 for then Boston Beaneaters...became 1st player to hit at least 40 homers in consecutive years for 2 different teams after clubbing 41 in 1997 for Colorado...collected at least 100 RBI for 4th consecutive season...RBI total gave him 411 from 1996-98, becoming 1st National League player since St. Louis' Ducky Medwick accumulated 414 from 1936-38 to have at least 400 RBI over 3 consecutive seasons...set modern franchise mark for hit by pitch with 25 (Tommy Tucker had 29 in 1891)...finished tied for 2nd in NL in HBP (25), 5th in HRs, 6th in slugging pct. (.595), tied for 8th in RBI, 9th in total bases (330) and 5th in strikeouts (146)...produced HR every 12.6 at-bats (4th best in NL) and RBI every 4.6 at-bats (T6th in NL)...selected to NL All-Star team, going hitless in 2 at-bats...compiled 3 double-digit hitting streaks during season: 14-game binge Aug. 13-28 (19-for-54, .351, 4 HR, 15 RBI); matched career best (1993) with 15-game streak April 23-May 8 (24-for-56, .429, 5 HR, 11 RBI) and 13-gamer July 28-Aug. 12 (16-for-44, .364, 3 HR, 7 RBI)...compiled 7-straight hits over 3 games April 30-May 2, reaching base 9 consecutive times...hit career home run No. 300 May 8 against San Diego, connecting off Padres' Andy Ashby...became 78th player in ML history to hit 300 career roundtrippers...served 3-game suspension Sept. 2-5 for charging mound Aug. 22 against Los Angeles...had season-high 4 hits Sept. 18 at Arizona and compiled 6-straight hits Sept. 18-19...went 3-for-12 with run scored in NLDS vs. Chicago...went 2-for-21 with 4 RBI in NLCS vs. San Diego...connected for grand slam in 7th inning of Game 4 (off Dan Miceli), marking his 1st post-season home run and 6th grand slam in NLCS history...committed 4 errors, NLCS record for any position (Spike Owen committed 5 for Boston in 1986 ALCS). 1999 Missed entire campaign due to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma...was diagnosed with lymphoma in lumbar spine in Feb. after being bothered by back pain during off-season...Braves announced diagnosis and that he would miss entire season Feb. 18...spent next 6 months undergoing treatment, including chemotherapy and radiation...rejoined Braves at end of season when beginning workouts but was not activated. 2000 Was named The Sporting News National League Comeback Player of Year...after missing all of 1999 season with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, returned to start 124 games for NL East champion Atlanta...led Braves with 17 hit by pitches, 3rd most in NL, and ranked 3rd on club in batting (.302), games (141), at-bats (494), hits (149), total bases (260), homers (28) and RBI (100)...marked 4th straight .300 season and 5th consecutive 100-RBI campaign...became just 3rd player since end of World War II to play in majors for 1 or more complete years, not play in big leagues for 1 or more complete seasons, then return to majors and drive in 100+ runs in 1st season back...Willie Mays played in 1951, missed part of 1952 season and all of 1953 campaign while with military, then returned to post 110 RBI in 1954...Cecil Fielder played with Toronto from 1985-88, went to Japan for 1989 season, returning to drive in 132 runs with Detroit in 1990...his .302 average marked 8th career .300 season and was 6th time in his last 7 seasons...28 homers represented lowest total since 1993 (22) but marked his 10th season with 20+ homers and 7th in row...Atlanta was 24-3 when he went deep...batted .347 against left-handed pitchers, his best mark since 1994 (.386)...collected 2,000th career hit June 29 at New York Mets...connected for 350th career homer June 23 vs. Milwaukee...hit .538 (7-for-13) with 5 RBI as pinch-hitter, highest average of any NL player with at least 10 pinch at-bats...made 1st career All-Star start as replacement at 1st base for injured Mark McGwire (had finished 2nd in fan balloting), going 1-for-2 in Mid Summer Classic at Atlanta's Turner Field...hit 10 home runs through April 29, tying for league lead and matching team record for roundtrippers in April...belted 10th career grand slam April 8 against San Francisco, connecting off Livan Hernandez...hit 6 homers in 8 games April 20-29, including 2-clout contest April 20 against Philadelphia (29th career multi-homer contest)...was suspended for 3 games for role in brawl Aug. 22 at Colorado, serving suspension Sept. 7-9...started all 3 games at 1st base in NLDS vs. St. Louis, going 2-for-10 with RBI. 2001 Mid-season trade acquisition sparked Giants to 38-23 (.623) mark after his arrival, including an even more impressive 26-10 (.722) ledger with him in starting lineup...acquired from Texas July 24 in exchange for OF Chris Magruder, LHP Erasmo Ramirez and RHP Todd Ozias...hit .288 with 7 HRs and 35 RBI in 49 games with San Francisco, including 36 starts at 72 games for Rangers, hit .235 with 10 HRs and 34 RBI...made 25 starts at 1B with Texas and 36 as DH...made Giants debut July 25 at Colorado, going 3-for-5 with run, 2B and 2 RBI in 9-3 SF victory...also had 2-for-5 effort with 2B, 3B and 4 RBI in home debut, 8-7 triumph over Pittsburgh July 31...SF strung together season-best 9-game winning streak following his arrival, during which time he hit safely in 7 of 9 contests while posting .316 avg. (12-for-38) with 5 runs, 4 2Bs, 3B, 2 HRs and 14 RBI...had 6 RBI during 4-game sweep at Arizona July 26-29...drilled 1st HR with SF July 27 at Arizona, connecting for solo blast off Brian Anderson...connected for game-winning homer Aug. 2 vs. Philadelphia, drilling 2-run clout with 2 outs in 9th off Turk Wendell to give SF 4-2 triumph...posted his 30th career multi-homer game Aug. 23 at Montreal and his 1st since April 20, 2000 vs. Philadelphia...finished night (10-5 Giants win) 3-for-5 with 4 RBI, as his 1st clout tied game 1-1 in 4th, while 2nd blast was 2-run shot that knotted game 5-5 in 8th...hammered his 2nd "walk-off" homer with SF Sept. 1 vs. Colorado, slugging solo blast with 2 outs in 9th off Justin Speier to snap 1-1 tie...slugged longest homer in Pacific Bell Park history Sept. 18 vs. Houston, drilling estimated 485-foot solo clout in 2nd inning off Roy Oswalt over left field bleachers. 2002 Returned to 1st professional organization and club for which he made ML debut, signing with Montreal during Spring Training...hit .260 with 12 2Bs, 9 HRs and 40 RBI in 104 games...originally acquired as back-up at 1st base to Lee Stevens, however, following Stevens' trade to Cleveland June 27, assumed starting role for most of remainder of season...played total of 89 games at 1st base, making 72 starts...missed 21 games during stay on Disabled List May 2-25 with lower back strain, injury sustained while pinch-hitting May 1 at Houston...was originally sidelined April 17-23 with similar problem, however, MRI proved negative...once on DL, visited oncologist Dr. Steve Rosen May 6-11 in Chicago, undergoing series of tests that revealed nothing serious...connected for 1st HR June 15 against Toronto, taking Scott Cassidy deep for Expos' 1st pinch-clout of campaign...strung together 10-game hitting streak July 4-16, going 15-for-36 (.417) with 2 HRs and 7 RBI...streak was part of outstanding July in which he hit .341 (30-for-88) with 5 HRs and 10 RBI...belted 2-run HR into upper deck at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium July 6, launching Brandon Duckworth offering to left field...took part in 11th triple play in team history Sept. 3 vs. Philadelphia, with Montreal turning trick in 8th inning...was nominated as Expos' selection for Tony Conigliaro Award, given annually to "Major League Baseball player who has overcome adversity through the attributes of spirit, determination and courage". 2003 Veteran was invaluable in Giants' NL West wire-to-wire run...was Felipe Alou's favorite bat off bench, making most pinch appearances on club while going 12-for-40 (.300) with 2 HRs and 6 RBI...made 59 starts for SF (57 at 1B, 2 at DH), hitting safely in 46 while batting .312 (69-for-221) with 29 runs, 13 2Bs, 10 HRs and 34 RBI...excellent clutch hitter led club by batting .351 (27-for-77) with RISP...collected 1,400th big league RBI June 20 in Oakland and added 23 more to rank 53rd in ML history...matched Dale Murphy for 38th place on all-time HR list with 398th career clout, solo shot Sept. 22 in Houston (off Ron Villone)...passed Joe Carter for 37th place with HR #397, 2-run blast off Padres' Mike Bynum that opened SF's scoring in 8-3, division-clinching victory Sept. fact, matched season-high with 8-game hitting streak Sept. 17-26, going 10-for-28 (.357)...also hit in 8-straight contests June 7-23 (9-for-29, .310)...opened season going 25-for-66 (.379) with 3 HRs and 16 RBI in 34 games through May...belted pair of pinch-hit HRs (4th and 5th of career), delivering solo clouts July 8 vs. St. Louis and Aug. 2 at has 5 career pinch clouts.