|MLB Career Stats||6527||1121||1897||287||1078||109||.291||.400||.902|
|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|
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.