Brian Giles

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  • RF
  • B/T: L/L
  • 5' 11"/195

Brian Giles MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.291 287 1078 109 .902

Brian Giles Bio

  • Full Name: Brian Stephen Giles
  • Born: 1/20/1971 in El Cajon, CA
  • Draft: 1989, Cleveland Indians, 17th rd. (435th overall)
  • High School: Granite Hills, El Cajon, CA
  • Debut: September 16, 1995
  • Ret., Final Game: 6/18/2009
  • Relationship(s): brother of Marcus Giles
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 6527 1121 1897 287 1078 109 .291 .400 .902

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Brian Giles Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2000 Pittsburgh NL
2001 Pittsburgh NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/09/1999 Pittsburgh NL
09/05/1999 Pittsburgh NL
05/07/2000 Pittsburgh NL
08/20/2000 Pittsburgh NL
05/02/2004 San Diego NL

Padres MVP

Year Team League
2005 San Diego NL

Padres Chairman's Award

Year Team League
2004 San Diego NL

AFL Hall of Fame Member

Year Team League
2009 Mesa AFL

Brian Giles Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
1999 .315 14th in NL
2000 .315 15th in NL
2001 .309 18th in NL
2002 .298 18th in NL
2003 .299 22nd in NL
2005 .301 14th in NL
2008 .306 8th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1999 39 8th in NL
2000 35 13th in NL
2001 37 11th in NL
2002 38 6th in NL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
1999 115 10th in NL
2000 123 5th in NL
2002 103 12th in NL
2004 94 22nd in NL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
1999 1.032 5th in NL
2000 1.026 9th in NL
2001 .994 10th in NL
2002 1.072 2nd in NL
2003 .941 8th in NL
2005 .905 17th in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
1999 .418 8th in NL
2000 .432 4th in NL
2001 .404 10th in NL
2002 .450 2nd in NL
2003 .427 4th in NL
2004 .374 19th in NL
2005 .423 3rd in NL
2006 .374 20th in NL
2008 .398 6th in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
1999 .614 5th in NL
2000 .594 11th in NL
2001 .590 10th in NL
2002 .622 2nd in NL
2003 .514 19th in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
1999 109 12th in NL
2000 111 10th in NL
2001 116 10th in NL
2002 95 15th in NL
2003 93 24th in NL
2004 97 22nd in NL
2005 92 19th in NL

Walks

Season BB Rank
1999 95 7th in NL
2000 114 2nd in NL
2001 90 11th in NL
2002 135 2nd in NL
2003 105 6th in NL
2004 89 11th in NL
2005 119 1st in NL
2006 104 5th in NL
2008 87 10th in NL

Hits

Season H Rank
2000 176 16th in NL
2001 178 16th in NL
2004 173 18th in NL
2005 164 18th in NL
2008 171 21st in NL

Doubles

Season 2B Rank
2000 37 16th in NL
2001 37 16th in NL
2002 37 15th in NL
2003 34 25th in NL
2005 38 15th in NL
2006 37 23rd in NL
2008 40 13th in NL

Triples

Season 3B Rank
2000 7 7th in NL
2001 7 8th in NL
2002 5 17th in NL
2003 6 9th in NL
2004 7 9th in NL
2005 8 6th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2000 156 12th in NL
2001 160 8th in NL
2002 153 24th in NL
2004 159 8th in NL
2005 158 11th in NL
2006 158 10th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2001 576 23rd in NL
2004 609 11th in NL
2006 604 12th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2000 688 11th in NL
2001 674 18th in NL
2004 711 6th in NL
2005 674 12th in NL
2006 717 6th in NL
2008 653 24th in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
1999 320 11th in NL
2000 332 9th in NL
2001 340 11th in NL
2002 309 10th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2007 6 13th in NL

Brian Giles Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
March 11, 2010 RF Brian Giles retired.
February 8, 2010 Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent RF Brian Giles to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 5, 2009 RF Brian Giles elected free agency.
October 28, 2009 San Diego Padres activated RF Brian Giles from the 60-day disabled list.
July 31, 2009 San Diego Padres transferred RF Brian Giles from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
June 19, 2009 San Diego Padres placed RF Brian Giles on the 15-day disabled list. Right Knee Contusion

Brian Stephen Giles Bio Info

Brian Stephen Giles...a 1989 graduate of Granite Hills High in El Cajon, CA where he played baseball and football for the Eagles...hit two grand slams in one game 2008 Finished among National League leaders in batting average (8th), walks (T-10th), on-base percentage (6th, .398), road batting average (6th, .316) and day batting average (9th, .309)...fourth hardest NL batter to strikeout, going 12.6 plate appearances per strikeout...Led the NL with six games tallying at least four hits...had four knocks in each of the six tilts, all road games...also had four RBI on two occasions and scored four runs once...Reached base safely via hit or walk in 129 of his 147 games...Hit over .300 in every month except April (.278) and July (.224)...hit .313 (75-for-240) in 63 tilts after the All-Star break compared to .301 (96-for-319) in 84 games before...He played 144 games in the outfield, including 142 starts...appeared in right field in all 144 contests but also appeared in center in two games...tallied three assists and committed seven errors...posted a .976 fielding percentage in 286 total chances...recorded one double play...Reached base safely in 22 of 24 games in April, hitting safely in 17 tilts...collected 1,000th career RBI with a bases loaded double 4/15 vs. COL...tallied nine at-bats in 22-innning game 4/17 vs. COL, tying club record for an extra- inning contest...played all 22 frames in right field...His 22 walks in May tied for third in the Majors while .446 OBP during the month ranked sixth...reached base in 27 of 29 May games, batting a team-best .333 (36-for-108)...walked for the 1,100th time with his second free pass 5/21 vs. STL...Batted .373 (22-for-59) in Interleague Play, fifth-best in the National League...Led the team with a .340 mark (33-for-97) in August, his single-month best in 2008...18 RBI in 26 August contests... tallied career hit 1,800 on 8/10 at COL...G I Tied career high with 12-game hit streak, 8/19-9/1...batted .419 (18-for-43) with eight walks during the 12-game span...first leadoff homer of the season and fourth career 8/24 at SF, hitting first pitch from Kevin Correia into McCovey Cove...E S Reached base safely in 34 of his last 35 games of the season starting 8/19, including 23 of 24 September tilts... hit safely in 30 of the 35 contests, batting .356 (47-for-132)...hit .323 (30-for-93) in September...notched 400th double and 1,100th run 9/24 at LAD. 2007 SUMMARY: Hit .271 (131-for-483) in his fourth full season with the Padres...collected 27 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs, 51 RBI, 72 runs scored and 64 walks...finished the year with 396 career walks as a Padre, ranking fifth on the club's all-time list...tied a Padres single-game record (28th time) and his own career high with three doubles 9/29 at MIL...cracked a go-ahead, three-run homer 9/25 at SF, leading the Padres to a 6-4 come-from-behind win...logged his 19th career multi-homer game and third of the year, 9/3 vs. ARI...scored his 1,000th career run on a solo homer, 8/29 vs. ARI...became one of 12 active players to reach 1,500 hits, 1,000 runs, 1,000 walks and 250 homers...batted .357 (20-for-56) from 8/10-24 with three doubles, two triples, five homers, 12 RBI, 11 runs and 11 walks...knocked two homers in two consecutive games, 8/11-12 at CIN...hit his first career leadoff homer 8/12...also homered 8/10...hit safely in his first eight road games of the second half, hitting .388 (26-for-67) away from home from 7/13-8/12...hit .319 in July (30-for-94) with seven doubles, one home run, 11 RBI, 14 runs scored and 18 walks...collected his 1,600th career hit 6/29 at LAD...was placed on the 15-day disabled list 5/26 (retroactive to 5/20) with a right-knee contusion...missed 34 games; reinstated 6/28.

LEADING OFF: Hit leadoff 6/29 for the first time since 8/31/97...batted .269 (84-for-312) in 78 games hitting first...posted a .368 on-base percentage and slugged .455, collecting 18 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs, 38 RBI, 49 runs scored and 48 walks...clubbed the first three leadoff homers of his career in 2007 (6/12 at CIN, 9/3 at ARI, 9/30 at MIL).

RED HOT: Went 6-for-13 (.462) with five home runs, seven RBI, five runs scored and three walks over a three-game series in Cincinnati (8/10-12)...became just the second Padre to hit five homers over three contests...went 2-for-6 with a home run in the first game, following with two long balls in each of the next two contests...his first home run on 8/12 was also his first career leadoff home run.

HOME AWAY FROM HOME: Batted .299 (79-for-264) away from home compared to .237 (52-for-219) at PETCO Park...collected 16 doubles, 12 home runs, 35 RBI and 46 runs scored on the road, while posting a .496 slugging percentage. 2006 SUMMARY: Concluded the season batting .263 (159-for-604) with 37 doubles, a triple, 14 home runs, 83 RBI, 87 runs scored, 104 walks and nine stolen bases in 158 games...led the team in games played (158) and walks (104), and tied for the club lead in RBI (83, Cameron) and multi-hit games (44, Gonzalez)...his 158 games are tied for the third-highest total of his career...has now recorded 30 or more doubles in each of his last eight seasons since 1999...reached base via hit or walk in 135 of his 158 games this season...reached base safely in 25 straight games Aug. 23-Sept. 20 (25 hits, 17 walks)... tied his season high with four hits (second time, also May 17 at Arizona), including a career-high-tying three doubles, and scored the winning run Aug. 20 vs. Arizona...collected his 100th career stolen base August 16 vs. San Francisco...notched his 1,500th career hit, the first in a 2-for-4 night Aug. 4 vs. Washington...batted .400 (14-for-35) with five doubles, a triple, four RBI and seven runs over his season-high eight-game hit streak July 9-20...knocked his 300th career double May 2 at San Francisco...hit his fifth career grand slam and third as a Padre at PETCO Park April 23 vs. New York (NL).

ONE NIGHT IN THE DESERT: Set a new career high with seven RBI May 17 at Arizona, finishing 4-for-6 with a double, homer and two runs scored...the home run was the 250th of his career...the seven RBI tied for second most for a single game in the National League in 2006.

WALK THE WALK: Placed fifth in the National League with 104 walks...with his 100th and 101st walks on September 25 at St. Louis, became the third player in franchise history to record multiple 100-walk seasons (also 115 in 2005), joining Gene Tenace (3 seasons) and Jack Clark (2 seasons)...his 104 walks in 2006 were also tied for the seventh-highest total in a single season in franchise history (Clark, 1990)...his 332 walks with the Padres place him seventh on the franchise list...collected his 1,000th career walk September 16 at Los Angeles (NL)...is one of 14 active players in Major League Baseball with 1,000 career walks...set a new career high, team record and tied a Major League record for walks in a nine-inning game with five, May 14 at Chicago (NL).

POSTSEASON PLAY: Batted .286 (4-for-14) with one RBI, two walks and one run scored in four Division Series games vs. the St. Louis Cardinals. 2005 Batted .301, his fourth full season at .300 or above (also 1999-2001), with 15 home runs, 38 doubles, 83 RBI and 92 runs scored...led the Padres in batting average, hits (164), doubles (38), RBI, runs scored, walks (119), total bases (263), slugging percentage (.483) and on-base percentage (.423)...finished the season tied for fourth among active players with a .413 career on-base percentage...was named the Padres team MVP in 2005...has now knocked 30 or more doubles in each of the last seven seasons (1999-2005)... played in a team-high 158 games, the third-highest total of his career...had a season-high eight-game hitting streak from June 17-24 during which he batted .500 (15-for-30)...tallied a season-high four hits on three occasions (May 5 at St. Louis, May 29 at San Francisco and August 19 at Atlanta)...drove in two or more runs on 20 occasions, three or more eight times and a season-high five twice...went 1-for-1 as a pinch-hitter April 24 at Arizona...marked his first pinch-hit since July 17, 1998 (at Chicago White Sox while with Cleveland)...homered and drove in a season-high five (fifth career game with five or more home runs), April 6 at Colorado...Notched his 100th walk of the season September 7 vs. Colorado...became the first Padre since Rickey Henderson in 1996 (125 walks) to reach the century mark in walks and just the fi fth Friar overall, joining Jack Clark, Henderson, Fred McGriff and Gene Tenace...led the Majors with 119 walks, the fourthhighest total in franchise history...Giles is just the third Padre to lead the Majors in bases on balls, joining Jack Clark (137 in 1989) and Gene Tenace (125 in 1977)...became the first player other than Barry Bonds to pace the National League in walks since 1999 (Jeff Bagwell)...his 119 walks were the second-highest total of his career (135 in 2002)...had 35 games with two or more walks with the Padres going 21-14 in those games...Broke his own franchise record by reaching base safely in 13 straight plate appearances from June 19-22, just two short of the National League record...the streak began with a single to left field off Johan Santana in the fourth inning June 19 at Minnesota and continued until he popped out to left field in the fi fth inning June 22 vs. Los Angeles...during the streak, Giles had four singles, three doubles, one triple and five bases on balls. 2004 2004 SUMMARY: In his first full season with the Padres, batted .284 (173-for-609) with 23 homers, 33 doubles, 94 RBI and 97 runs scored in 159 games... narrowly missed his fourth career 100-RBI, 100-run campaign... his homers, doubles, hits, RBI and runs scored all ranked second on the club while his 89 walks led the team, ranked 11th in the National League and were the 12th highest total in franchise history... played in 159 games, tying him for eighth most in the NL, the second most in his career (160 games in 2001) and tied for the eighth highest total in club history... also ranked among club single-season all-time leaders in doubles (tied for 19th), RBI (tied for 20th), runs (tied for 13th) and at-bats (tied for 13th)... homered in three straight games from May 20-22, marking the first time he had done so since July 11-13, 2002 while with Pittsburgh... tied a career-high in hits (third time) in going 5-for-5 June 30 at Arizona... had a season-high 10-game hitting streak July 2-11 during which be batted .333 (12-for-36)... had his first multi-home run game of the season, and the 16th of his career, September 12 at Colorado... stole his 10th base of the season September 21 vs. Los Angeles, giving him double digits in steals for his fifth time in the Majors.

CALL GUINNESS: Established a new franchise record for most consecutive times reaching base safely as he reached base safely in 11 straight plate appearances from August 16-18... during the stretch, tallied four walks, two singles, two doubles, one triple and two home runs... bested the previous mark of nine held by Quilvio Veras, Tony Gwynn and Bip Roberts.

FABULOUS FIRST: Tallied the first-ever hit at PETCO Park with a first inning single to right-center field off Dustin Hermanson April 8 vs. San Francisco.

HONORS AND ACCOLADES: Named NL Player of the week for games played April 26-May 2 after batting .462 (12-for-26) with three home runs and six RBI... it marked the fifth time he had been honored as such... for the month of May, batted .330 while knocking 35 hits (35-for-106) his most hits in a single month since June, 2001 (37 hits). 2002 Ranked second in the league in walks (San Francisco's Barry Bonds led with 198) and established the club record for most base on balls in a season by a left-handed batter (Bonds held previous mark of 127 in 1992 and Ralph Kiner holds the overall record with 137 in 1951) ... His .450 on-base percentage tied him for the second-best mark in the majors ... Also ranked second in the league in slugging percentage (.622) and sixth in home runs ... His 80 extra-base hits ranked second behind San Francisco's Jeff Kent (81) ... Tied for second in the league with 13 outfield assists...Also finished third in the N.L. with 24 intentional walks ... Homered once every 13.1 at bats, the third-best ratio in the league behind Bonds (8.8) and Chicago's Sammy Sosa (11.3). ... Became just the third Bucco ever to homer 30 or more times in four consecutive seasons (also Kiner from 1947-1952 and Willie Stargell from 1970-73) ... Saw his streak of three consecutive Opening Day starts with the Pirates come to an end after straining his left side during batting practice on 4/1 at New York (NL)...Missed first six games of season before returning to lineup for the home opener on 4/8 vs. Cincinnati ... Connected for first home run of the season in second game on 4/10 vs. Cincinnati ... Flied out as a pinch hitter on 4/17 at Milwaukee (his first pinch hitting appearance since 9/25/98 with Cleveland)...Homered off lefty Randy Johnson at Arizona on 5/6...Went 20-for-40 (.500) during season-high 12-game hitting streak from 5/19-30...Reached base safely in 23 straight games from 5/17 thru 6/9, going 30-for-73 (.411) with 22 walks and five hit by pitches...Hit first career "inside-the-park" home run on 5/21 at Chicago (game one) ... Hit two home runs in the same game for the 13th time in his career on 7/4 vs. Houston. ... Homered in three straight games for second time in career (7/11-13)...Hit his 139th home run as a Pirate on 7/24 at Cincinnati, surpassing Bill Mazeroski for seventh place on the club's all-time list...Delivered two-out, two-run "walk-off" double on 8/2 vs. San Francisco...Suffered a strained right calf on 8/16 vs. Milwaukee after attempting to steal third base and missed three games...Returned to the lineup on 8/20 at St. Louis and homered in his first at bat...Drew his 100th walk of the season on 8/25 at Milwaukee...Walked 10 times in a six-game span from 8/25-31...Went 1-for-21 over a seven-game stretch in mid-September and had average fall to .284 following game on 9/17 ... Snapped streak with 3-for-3 performance on 9/18 vs. Cincinnati and hit .536 (15-for-28) in his last 10 contests...Broke the club's single-season record for most walks in a season by a left-handed batter with his free pass on 9/19 vs. Cincinnati...Recorded a career-high six RBI and homered twice again on 9/27 at Chicago (NL) ... Hit third career pinch-hit home run on 9/28 at Wrigley ... Made a total of 150 starts in left field and one in center field (5/1 at Colorado) ... Led club with 27 multi-RBI games.

Notes: (thru 2002)

  • CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Cleveland in 1989 June free agent draft (17th round)... Acquired by Pittsburgh from Cleveland on 11/18/98 in deal for pitcher Ricardo Rincon.
  • ML SERVICE: 6 years, 96 days
  • CONTRACT: Signed through 2005

  • MOST HR/GAME: 2 HR (14 times), last on 9/27/02 at Chicago (NL).
  • MOST HITS/GAME: 5 hits (2 times), 7/29/00 vs. San Diego & 4/6/00 vs. Houston ... 4 hits (4 times), last on 8/5/00 at San Francisco.
  • MOST RBI/GAME: 6 RBI, 9/27/02 at Chicago (NL) ... 5 RBI (2 times), 5/3/99 vs. San Francisco & 7/18/98 at Chicago (AL).
  • GRAND SLAMS: (4), 7/28/01 vs. Houston off Billy Wagner (day), 9/4/00 at Los Angeles off Darren Dreifort, 5/8/99 at St. Louis off Jose Jimenez & 7/18/98 at Chicago (AL) off John Snyder.
  • INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS: (1), 5/21/02 at Chicago-NL (game one).
  • LONGEST HITTING STREAK: 2002: 12 games, Career: 12 games (2002).

  • Two-time National League All-Star (2000 and 2001).
  • Four-time N.L. Player-of-the-Week (May 2-7, 2000), (August 12-20, 2000 - co), (May 3-9, 1999), (August 30-September 5, 1999)
  • 1999 and 2000 Roberto Clemente Award winner (voted on by Pittsburgh chapter of BBWAA).
  • Three-time Triple-A All-Star (1994, 1995 and 1996).
  • His nine-year minor league totals included a .305 average (800-for-2619), 69 home runs and 371 RBI in 766 games.
  • Was named to the post-season All-Star team at the Triple-A level three straight years between 1994-1996.
  • Made last appearance as a lead-off hitter while playing with Cleveland on 8/31/97 vs. Chicago (AL).
  • Finished the 2002 season with 149 home runs in a Pittsburgh uniform, ranking seventh on the club's all-time list (14 behind Frank Thomas' 163).
  • Has homered 149 times in his first four seasons with the Pirates; only Ralph Kiner (168) homered more times in his first four seasons with the Bucs (1946-49).
  • His 75 home runs in the last two seasons with the Pirates (2001 & 2002) represent the most in back-to-back seasons since Willie Stargell hit 77 in 1972-73. 2001 Established career highs in games played, at bats, runs and hits...Tied career highs in doubles, triples and stolen bases...Ranked tenth among N.L. players in runs, on-base percentage (.404) and slugging percentage (.590)...Led Pirates in batting, home runs and walks...Tied club record for most total bases (340) by a left-handed hitter (also Dave Parker in 1978)...His 116 runs scored were the most by a Pittsburgh player since Ralph Kiner scored 124 in 1951...Became just the third Bucco ever to homer 30 times or more in three straight seasons (Ralph Kiner from 1947-1952 and Willie Stargell from 1970-73)...Has homered 111 times in his first three seasons with the Pirates; only Ralph Kiner (114) homered more times in his first three seasons with the Bucs (1946-48)...Was selected to play in the All- Star Game for the second consecutive year (grounded out in lone at bat in 9th inning)...Was the club's opening day starter in left field...Made a total of 102 starts in left field and 57 in center field...Had a team-high seven outfield assists and committed 10 errors (seven in left and three in center)...Had two- homer games on 4/12 vs. Cincinnati, 7/4 at Cincinnati and 9/28 at St. Louis...Batted just .240 in his first 26 games thru 5/3, but hit .323 (155-for- 480) in his final 134 contests...Connected off Houston's Billy Wagner for fourth career grand slam on 7/28 (day game); the homer came with two outs in the 9th inning and capped a seven-run frame in which the Pirates erased an 8-2 deficit to win 9-8...Reached base safely in 35 straight games from 7/ 12 to 8/18...Batting average peaked at .347 following three-hit game at Cincinnati on 7/4...Had three straight three-hit games from 7/2-4...Reached base safely 10 straight times (3 singles, 1 double, 3 homers, 3 walks) from 7/ 3-5...Hit 100th career home run as a member of the Pirates on 8/9 (one of just 17 players to homer 100 times as a Bucco)...Went hitless in his final 10 at bats and finished the season in a 1-for-16 streak...Led club with a .338 batting average at PNC Park; reached base safely in 72 of his 81 home games, including 30 straight from 6/17 thru 8/12...Led club with 53 multi-hit games and 26 multi-RBI games...Homered against every National League opponent except Atlanta (24 at bats) and Colorado (25 at bats). 2000 Spent second straight full season with Pittsburgh ... Led club in doubles, triples, home runs, RBI and walks ... His 123 RBI were eight shy of Paul Waner's club record of 131 set in 1927 ... Became the first Bucco ever to hit at least .300 with 30+ home runs and 100+ RBI in back-to-back seasons ... Became third player in club history with 100 runs, 100 RBI and 100 walks in same season (Barry Bonds in 1992 and Ralph Kiner from 1948-51) ... His 114 walks were the most by a Pirate since 1992 (Bonds with 127) ... His 74 home runs in two seasons with club represent the most in back-to-back seasons since Willie Stargell hit 77 in 1972-73 ... Was named National League Player-of-the-Week after hitting .400 with two doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI between 5/2-7 and shared Player-of-the-Week honors with Colorado's Todd Helton after hitting .523 with three doubles, one triple, three home runs, eight RBI and six runs scored between 8/12-20 ... Named to All- Star team for first time in career (finished 9th in voting among National League outfielders); entered game in 6th inning (RF) and went 0-for-2 at the plate ... Ranked second in the National League in walks, fourth with a .432 on-base percentage, ninth with 79 extra-base hits and ninth with 332 total bases ... Also tied for fifth in RBI and tied for sixth with 13 intentional walks ... Made 72 appearances (71 starts) in center field, 46 (45 starts) in left field and 39 (38 starts) in right field ... Committed six errors (four in center, one in right and one in left) and led club with 14 assists (tied for second in N.L.) ... Made 103 consecutive starts to begin the season (did not start Game One of DH vs. Los Angeles on 8/1) ... Was club's Opening Day starter in right field and started first 16 games there ... Had first of two career-high, five-hit games - and hit first two home runs of the year - on 4/6 vs. Houston ... Made first start in center field @ Atlanta on 4/22. ... Batted cleanup for first time on 4/25 ... Signed contract extension on 5/19 (thru 2005) ... Hit two home runs @ Kansas City on 6/9 ... Blasted career home run #100 on 7/17 @ Los Angeles off Darren Dreifort ... Was in a 9-for-46 (.196) slump between 7/13-26 ... Recorded second five-hit game on 7/29 vs. San Diego ... Made first of 45 starts in left field on 8/7 ... Hit safely in season-high 10 straight games between 8/12-22 ... Needed a single in final at bat (was hit by a pitch) to hit for the cycle @ Houston on 8/15 ... Hit third career grand slam on 9/4 @ Los Angeles ... Led team with 32 multi-RBI games and ranked second with 48 multi-hit games (Jason Kendall led with 55). ... Was team's recipient of the 2000 Roberto Clemente Award, an award given annually since 1973 by the Pittsburgh chapter of the BBWAA (also won award in 1999). 1999 Led club in batting, runs scored, home runs and RBI ... His 39 home runs represented the eighth-highest single-season total in club history and were the most by a Pittsburgh player since Willie Stargell hit 44 in 1973 (only two players have ever hit 40 or more homers with the Pirates - Ralph Kiner and Stargell) ... His RBI total was the highest by a Bucco since Barry Bonds knocked in 116 in 1991 ... Hit 28 home runs while playing center field, nine while playing right and one while playing left ... His 28 home runs as a center fielder fell two shy of tying the club record, set by Frank Thomas, who smacked 30 homers while playing center field in 1953 ... Hit 24 home runs at home, tying the club record for most home runs hit @ Three Rivers Stadium in a single season (Stargell also hit 24 @ 3RS in 1973) ... Ranked fifth in the N.L. with a .614 slugging percentage and eighth with a .418 on-base percentage ... Homered once every 13.4 at bats; the seventh-best ratio in the league ... Was named National League Player-of-the-Week twice; after hitting .481 with three homers and 11 RBI between 5/3-9 and again for hitting .421 with four home runs in six games between 8/30 and 9/5 (the last Pittsburgh player to garner the award twice in a season was Johnny Ray in 1984). ... Made 108 appearances (107 starts) in center field, 25 (23 starts) in right field and eight (six starts) in left field ... Committed three errors (two in center and one in right) and had eight assists ... Was Pittsburgh's opening day left fielder, snapping Al Martin's six-year streak ... Hit safely in seven of his first eight games (10-for-27, .370) and hit the club's first home run in game #2 on 4/6 ... Homered off lefty Dan Serafini on 4/11 - his first home run off a lefthander since 8/9/97 ... Had first of five two-homer games on 5/3 vs. San Francisco ... Also tied career high (second time) with five RBI on 5/3 ... Connected off Jose Jimenez @ St. Louis on 5/8 for second career grand slam ... Had batting average as high as .339 following a two-hit performance on 5/9 ... Missed game on 5/12 with an abdominal strain ... Went 10-for-60 (.167) in a 15-game stretch between 5/10-26, dropping average to .278 ... Hit .332 (117-for-352) from 5/28 thru the end of the season ... Left game after two innings on 6/1 vs. Los Angeles with a strained right hamstring ... Missed four games with injury between 6/2-6 ... Returned to action as the DH for three games in Detroit between 6/7-9 ... Eclipsed career high with 18th home run on 7/11 @ Montreal ... Hit 20th home run on 7/18 vs. Los Angeles ... Tallied an RBI in seven straight games (10 total) between 7/28 and 8/6 ... Homered twice and knocked in four runs vs. Atlanta on 8/3 ... Homered nine times in a 14-game stretch between 8/18-31 ... Hit 30th home run on 8/25 vs. Colorado ... Hit safely in career-high 11 straight games between 8/22 and 9/1, going 15-for-35 (.429) with six home runs and 15 RBI ... Knocked in 31 runs in 29 games during the month of August ... Homered in three consecutive games (four total) between 8/29-31 and tallied at least one RBI (13 total) in seven straight games between 8/25-31 ... Matched career high (third time) with four hits on 9/8 vs. San Diego ... Homered twice on 9/19 and went 8-for-13 with six RBI in three-game span between 9/19-21 (his last three games) ... Fractured middle finger on right hand while sliding into second base on 9/21 and missed remainder of the season (11 games) ... Shared club lead with 45 multiple-hit games (tied with Kevin Young) and led squad with 30 multi-RBI games ... Hit .395 (15-for-38) in 11 games against American League teams with four homers and nine RBI. 1998 Spent second full season with Cleveland ... Established career highs in doubles and RBI ... Made 96 appearances (85 starts) in left field, six (five starts) in right field and three (no starts) in center field ... Also went 2-for-20 in six games as the designated hitter and 1-for-2 with three RBI as a pinch hitter ... Collected four hits in his first four at bats ... Homered twice @ Anaheim on 4/3 ... Went 11-for-25 (.440) with six home runs and 13 RBI in his first 13 games through 4/17 ... Homered four times in a six-game span between 4/11-17 ... Shared team lead in home runs (six) at the end of April ... Was hitting .314 following a 3-for-4 performance vs. Baltimore on 5/6 ... Went 7-for-55 (.127) in his next 14 games, dropping average to .232 on 5/23 ... Suffered a sprained left ankle running into the outfield wall in Toronto on 5/ 30 ... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list the next day and was not activated until the start of the second half on 7/8 ... Appeared in 13 games with Buffalo (AAA) while on a rehab assignment which began on 6/23 ... Hit .243 (35-for-144) with 10 homers and 35 RBI in 49 games prior to getting hurt and .286 (59-for-206) with six home runs and 31 RBI in 62 games after returning ... Hit safely in career-high, eight straight games between 7/9-18, going 15-for-28 (.536) with 10 RBI ... Had first career four-hit game on 7/11 vs. Minnesota ... Picked up four more hits and tallied career-high five RBI on 7/18 @ Chicago (AL) ... Also connected off Chicago's John Snyder for first career grand slam on 7/18 ... Batted .348 in July, hitting safely in 15 of his 18 starts ... Reached base safely in 34-of-35 games between 5/24 and 8/15; reached base via hit or walk in 80 of his 95 starts (84.2%) ... Went 55 games without making an error before doing so on 7/20 ... Did not play in three- game series @ Anaheim between 8/3-5, due to a series of infected spider bites on the lower part of his left leg ... Collected at least one RBI (seven total) during a six-game hitting streak (8-for-23, .348) between 8/20-28 ... Homered for the last time on 9/5 @ Detroit ... Hit just .193 (11-for-57) with two RBI in his final 19 games ... Had seven assists and committed five errors ... Went 2-for-10 with a double in three games during the A.L. Division Series against the Red Sox and 1-for-12 in four games against the Yankees in the A.L.C.S ... . 1997 Spent first full season in the majors and established career highs in games, runs, hits, triples and home runs ... Made 73 starts in left field, 13 in center field and 11 in right field ... Also went 4-for-20 in nine games as the designated hitter and 3-for-12 with four RBI as a pinch hitter ... Appeared in the leadoff spot of the batting order for 20 games between 8/8-31 and hit .271 (23-for-85) with four doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI ... Had first career two-homer game on 8/3 @ Texas ... His home run on 8/9 off Texas' Eric Gunderson was the 20th of his career and his first off a LHP ... Had a seven-game hitting streak between 9/15-20 (7-for-22, .318) ... Hit a combined .222 (6-for-27) with two doubles and four RBI in 14 post-season games with the A.L. Champion Indians ... 1996 Began season with Buffalo ... Was recalled from Triple-A on 7/12 ... At the time of the recall his 20 home runs and 63 RBI were the third-highest totals in the American Association, while his .315 average ranked sixth ... Despite spending the remainder of the season at the big-league level, he was selected to the American Association Post-Season All-Star Team as an outfielder ... Also played in the Triple-A All-Star Game in Salt Lake on 7/10 ... Homered off Dave Stevens as a pinch hitter @ Minnesota on the night of his recall (7/12), tying the game at 5-5 in the 9th inning (Cleveland won the game 7-5) ... Hit .463 (25-for-54) in his first 23 games with the Indians with four home runs and 16 RBI and took over the full-time DH role until Julio Franco was activated from the DL and Kevin Seitzer was acquired from Milwaukee at the end of August ... Appeared in only 15 games in September, but hit .500 (11-for-22) with four doubles and five RBI ... Made 28 starts with Cleveland (20 as the DH, four in LF and four in RF) ... Did not make an error in the outfield ... Went 4-for-14 with a homer and three RBI as a pinch hitter ... Made playoff debut - and only appearance - on 10/1 @ Camden Yards in Game 1 of the Division Series vs. Baltimore and struck out as a pinch hitter in the 8th inning ... 1995 Spent full season at the Triple-A level ... Was named to the American Association Post-Season All-Star Team for the second straight season ... Shared the league lead in triples and ranked fifth in average and walks ... Also ranked third with a .395 on-base percentage and fourth with 207 total bases ... Hit two home runs and knocked in seven runs (equaled Buffalo record) on 7/26 at Omaha ... Named American Association's Player-of-the- Week after hitting .385 with five home runs and 11 RBI between 7/24-30 ... Made 64 starts in right field and 45 in left field ... Hit safely in eight-of-nine post-season games for the Herd, posting a .309 (12-for-39) average ... Recalled by Cleveland after the American Association playoffs on 9/15 ... Made Major League debut the next day as a starter in right field vs. Boston and collected first big league hit off Roger Clemens in his second at bat ... Connected off Jeff Montgomery for first big-league homer on 9/24 @ Kansas City (the two-run, pinch-hit blast in the 9th inning was the first and only PH- homer of the '95 season by an Indian) ... Went 2-for-2 as a pinch hitter ... Made all three defensive appearances (one start) in right field.

    1994...
    Spent entire season with Charlotte (Indians' AAA) ... Named as an outfielder on the International League Post-Season All-Star Team ... His .313 average was the fourth-highest total in the league ... Led club in runs and ranked ninth in the circuit in that department ... Also tied for fifth in the International League in on-base percentage (.390) ... Hit .433 in April ... Hit safely in 13 straight games between 7/24 and 8/6 (19-for-53, .358) ... Hit .282 (40-for- 142) for Sun Cities during the Arizona Fall League.

    1993...
    Spent entire season Canton-Akron (Indians' AA) and produced the fourth- highest average in the Eastern League ... Ranked fifth in the league with a .409 on-base percentage and 10th with a .452 slugging percentage ... Was selected Topps' Eastern League Player-of-the-Month for August ... Hit a grand slam at Bowie on 5/1.

    1992...
    Began season with Canton-Akron ... Was assigned to Kinston (Indians' A) on 6/21 ... Had a pair of four-hit games while playing with Kinston ... Reached base safely in 18 straight games to close the season ... Led team with a .398 on-base percentage ... Batted a combined .248 with three homers and 21 RBI in 65 games with the two clubs.

    1991...
    Spent entire season with Kinston ... Ranked third in the Carolina League in batting and second with a .411 on-base percentage ... Also tied for sixth in runs ... Went 5-for-5 with a HR and two RBI @ Salem on 6/10 and 4-for-5 with a double, homer and four RBI the next game to earn Player-of-the-Week honors ... Had team-high four RBI in the League Championship Series vs. Lynchburg and delivered game-winning RBI in final game ... Named to the Carolina League All-Star Team.

    1990...
    Spent entire season with Watertown (Indians' A) ... Led club in doubles and walks ... Struck out just once every 12.83 PA, the second-best ratio in the New York-Penn League ... Hit .300 in July (30-for-100) and again in August (30-for-100).

    1989...
    Spent first professional season with Burlington of the Appalachian League ... Ranked second on the club in hitting ... Participated in the Tribe's Instructional League following the season.
    1994 Spent entire season with Charlotte (Indians' AAA) ... Named as an outfielder on the International League Post-Season All-Star Team ... His .313 average was the fourth-highest total in the league ... Led club in runs and ranked ninth in the circuit in that department ... Also tied for fifth in the International League in on-base percentage (.390) ... Hit .433 in April ... Hit safely in 13 straight games between 7/24 and 8/6 (19-for-53, .358) ... Hit .282 (40-for- 142) for Sun Cities during the Arizona Fall League. 1993 Spent entire season Canton-Akron (Indians' AA) and produced the fourth- highest average in the Eastern League ... Ranked fifth in the league with a .409 on-base percentage and 10th with a .452 slugging percentage ... Was selected Topps' Eastern League Player-of-the-Month for August ... Hit a grand slam at Bowie on 5/1. 1992 Began season with Canton-Akron ... Was assigned to Kinston (Indians' A) on 6/21 ... Had a pair of four-hit games while playing with Kinston ... Reached base safely in 18 straight games to close the season ... Led team with a .398 on-base percentage ... Batted a combined .248 with three homers and 21 RBI in 65 games with the two clubs. 1991 Spent entire season with Kinston ... Ranked third in the Carolina League in batting and second with a .411 on-base percentage ... Also tied for sixth in runs ... Went 5-for-5 with a HR and two RBI @ Salem on 6/10 and 4-for-5 with a double, homer and four RBI the next game to earn Player-of-the-Week honors ... Had team-high four RBI in the League Championship Series vs. Lynchburg and delivered game-winning RBI in final game ... Named to the Carolina League All-Star Team. 1990 Spent entire season with Watertown (Indians' A) ... Led club in doubles and walks ... Struck out just once every 12.83 PA, the second-best ratio in the New York-Penn League ... Hit .300 in July (30-for-100) and again in August (30-for-100). 1989 Spent first professional season with Burlington of the Appalachian League ... Ranked second on the club in hitting ... Participated in the Tribe's Instructional League following the season.