Christopher Cary Gomez...Wife's name is Margarita...Has two sons; Dylan
(1/9/04) and Jordan (5/12/05)...Is a 1989 graduate of Lakewood (CA) High School...Was originally
selected by the California Angels in the 37th round of the 1989 June draft, but did not
sign...Attended Loyola-Marymount University...Transferred to Long Beach State University, where he
was an All-American selection...Played for Team USA in 1990 and 1991.2007Hit .297 with 12 doubles, one home run and 21 RBI in 92 combined games with Baltimore and Cleveland.
...Made a total of 44 appearances (11 starts) at first base, 31 appearances (24 starts) at third base, 10 appearances (10 starts) at
shortstop and 10 appearances (nine starts) at second base...Began season with Orioles...Connected off Kansas City's Joel Peralta for
second career grand slam on 4/14 - his only home run of the season...Hit safely in nine straight games from 6/21 thru 7/3, going
12-for-34 (.353) and raising average from .255 to .292...Swiped lone bag on 6/21 at San Diego...Reached base safely in 15 straight
games from 6/21 thru 7/12...Hit .325 (26-for-80) in 24 games during the month of July...Tallied lone triple on 7/16 at Seattle...Was
claimed off waivers by Indians on 8/9 and hit safely in 11 of his 19 games with the Tribe...Batted .301 (43-for-143) from 7/1 thru
the end of the season...Did not appear in the Division Series against the Yankees...Struck out in only at bat during the A.L.C.S. against
Boston...Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent on 12/12.2006Missed most of the first half of the season while on the disabled list...Returned after the All-Star break
and batted .402 in 31 games in the second half...Hit safely in all 18 games with an at-bat in September, leading the American League with a .437 batting
average...Made 18 starts in the month and made 3 defensive replacements in which he did not receive
an at-bat...The 18-game hitting streak established a new career high, surpassing a 14-game streak in
1998...Streak ended in the Orioles' season finale October 1 at Boston when they were held hitless
through 5 innings before the game was called due to rain...His .341 average was the 2nd highest ever by an Oriole player with 100 or more at-bats in a season...
Bob Hale hit .357 (65-182) in 67 games in 1955...Appeared in 16 games in April, making 4 starts...Started 7 of 9 games at second base, April 30-May 9,
after Brian Roberts was placed on the disabled list...Started at third base on May 10 against Detroit when Melvin Mora was scratched from the lineup...Was
hit by a pitch by the Tigers' Joel Zumaya and suffered a broken 5th metacarpal bone in his left hand...Was placed on the disabled list the next day and missed the remainder of the first half...Played 5 games
on minor league rehab assignment, going 6-for-18 in 4 games for AA Bowie and 1-for-3 in one game for
Class A Aberdeen...Was activated from the DL following the All-Star break...Appeared in 4 games in July and 5 games in
August, making a total of 3 starts...Went 4-for-6 with a home run and 3 RBI on September 17 at Detroit...Was his 10th career 4-hit game,
matching his career high...Started and entered defensively at all 4 infield positions on the season...Played 27 games at first base,
15 games at second base, 6 games at shortstop and 5 games at third base...Went 1-for-3 with a hit by pitch and 2 RBI with the bases loaded...In his career, has batted .310 (35-
113), with one home run, 12 walks, 2 HBP and 87 RBI with bases full...Filed for free agency after the season before re-signing with the Orioles on December 18.2005Spent entire season with Baltimore and made 42 appearances at first base, 17 at second base, 17 at third base and 10 at shortstop...Hit .483 (14-for-29) in first 14 games thru 5/24...Collected 1,000th career hit on 5/29 at Detroit off Kyle Farnsworth. ...Was batting .417 at the conclusion of season-high seven-game hitting streak on 6/6, but hit just .226 during the remainder of the season...Connected off Randy Johnson for only homer on 7/5 at Yankee Stadium.2004Made 90 starts for Toronto...Started 69 games at SS, 12 at 1B, 4 at 3B, 3 at 2B and 2 as DH.
Played in 109 games for the Blue Jays, 70 before the All-Star break.
Hit his first career grand slam on April 22 vs. Boston off Curt Schilling, driving in a season-high 5 runs
in a 7-3 win.
Batted .348 in 13 games in the month of April...Played in a season-high 26 games in the month of
May. Hit his first career pinch-hit home run on June 15 at San Francisco, a 2-run shot off Jason
Christiansen...Hit his 2nd pinch-hit homer on September 11 at Texas, also a 2-run shot, off Ron Mahay.
Was 4-for-8 with 5 RBI as a pinch-hitter.
Tied his career-high with 4 hits on July 8 vs. Seattle...Went 4-for-6, his 9th time with 4 hits.
Hit .375 (9-24) during a season-high 7-game hitting streak, July 21-28...Hit a season-best .329 in
Hit .500 (4-8) with a home run and 9 RBI with bases loaded...In his career, has batted .305 (32-105),
with one home run and 10 walks with the bases loaded.
Batted .361 with runners on base and hit a team-high .318 with RISP.2003Spent entire season with Minnesota after attending spring training as a non-roster player...Hit .310 (9-for-29) in April. ...Made first career appearance at third base as a starter on 4/21 at New York (AL)...Had season-high three RBI on 6/6 at San Diego. ...Was on disabled list from 6/9 to 7/5 with an MCL sprain in right knee...Hit only home run on 9/28 at Detriot off Mike Maroth - his first homer since 8/22/02...Played one inning at second base in Game Two of Twins' Division Series loss to the Yankees.2002Established club record for home runs and RBI by a shortstop while playing with Tampa Bay (records were since broken by Julio Lugo; 15 home runs in 2003 and 69 RBI in 2004)...His 10 home runs fell one shy of career-high of 11 hit in 1995...Made all 130 defensive appearances at shortstop...Had season-high four RBI on 4/18 at Detroit...Homered in consecutive games on 8/19-20...Was involved in second career triple play on 9/13 at Toronto.2001Hit .259 with eight homers and 43 RBI in 98 combined games with San Diego and Tampa Bay...Began season with Padres and batted .111 (4-for-36) in 13 games thru 4/26..Was optioned to Triple-A Portland on 4/30...Was recalled on 5/18 and hit safely in seven straight games from 5/19-25 (9-for-27, .333)...Batted .306 in May...Hit .150 in May and was released by San Diego on 6/22...Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent on 6/27 and was assigned to Triple-A Durham...Had contract purchased by Devil Rays on 7/23...Homered in first game with Tampa Bay on 7/24 and went deep in back-to-back games on 7/26 and 7/28...Had season-high nine-game hitting streak from 8/12-22 (13-for-33, .394)...Had an inside-the-park home run on 8/28 vs. Seattle.2000Played in only 33 games with San Diego...Underwent season-ending surgery to remove scar tissue near the patella tendon in his left knee on 6/26...Had surgery to remove bone chips from right elbow on 9/6.1999Spent season with San Diego, except for a 10-game rehab stint with Triple-A Las Vegas...Was on disabled list with strained knees from 6/2 to 7/30...Had arthroscopic surgery on both knees on 6/4...Hit .414 (12-for-29) during season-high eight-game hitting streak from 9/9-14...Had seventh career four-hit game on 9/9 vs. Montreal.1998Set career high in doubles while spending entire season with San Diego...Led National League shorstops with a .980 fielding percentage...Recorded second career two-homer game on 6/1 vs. St. Louis...Hit safely in 14 straight games from 8/19 thru 9/5 (21-for-51, .412)...Had three doubles on 9/1 vs. New York (NL)...Started all 14 games of the post-season for San Diego and batted a combined .238 (10-for-42)...Hit .364 (4-for-11) in his lone World Series appearance.1997Spent first full season with San Diego and established career highs in games played, at bats, runs, hits and RBI...Made all 150 defensive appearances at shortstop...Ranked third in total chances (674) behind Montreal's Mark Grudzielanek (715) and St. Louis' Royce Clayton (699)...Led Padres in games played...Homered on Opening Day in 12-5 win over the Mets on 4/1...Was involved in turning first career triple play on 5/19 at Cincinnati...Had four hits on 8/1 at Montreal.1996Began season with Detroit, but was acquired by San Diego as part of a five-player deal on 6/18...Combined to hit .257 with four homers and 45 RBI in 137 games between the two teams...Hit lone home run with Detroit on 6/11 vs. Baltimore...Had season-high 13-game hitting streak from 7/4-19 (22-for-58, .379)...Had a pair of four-hit games; 7/11 at Colorado and 7/13 at Colorado...Tallied lone triple on 9/15 vs. Cincinnati...Started all three games of the N.L. Division Series against St. Louis.1995Spent second straight full season with Detroit...Established career high in home runs...Had fourth career four-hit game on 7/1 at Boston...Hit .421 (9-for-21) during five-game stretch from 8/12-18...Had third career four-hit contest on 8/22 vs. Chicago (AL)...Had season-high four RBI on 9/12 vs. Milwaukee.1994Was named to Topps' All-Rookie team in first full season in the majors...Hit .354 (29-for-82) with runners in scoring position...Connected off Seattle's Chris Bosio for first career home run on 5/7 vs. Seattle; also recorded first career two-homer game on 5/7...Had career-high six RBI on 5/17 at Toronto...Had second career four-hit game on 7/7 vs. Chicago (AL).1993Began season with Toledo (Tigers' AAA)...Had contract purchased by Detroit on 7/19 and made major league debut that night vs. Minnesota...Tripled off Frank DiPino for first big league hit on 7/22 vs. Kansas City...Had first career four-hit game on 7/30 at Toronto...Made 29 appearances (23 starts) at shortstop and 17 starts at second base while playing with the Tigers.