Juan Gonzalez

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Juan Gonzalez MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.295 434 1404 26 .904

Juan Gonzalez Bio

  • Full Name: Juan Alberto Gonzalez
  • Nickname: Juan Gone
  • Born: 10/16/1969 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
  • High School: Vega Baja, PR
  • Debut: September 1, 1989
  • Ret., Final Game: 5/31/2005
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 6556 1061 1936 434 1404 26 .295 .343 .904

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Awards

Juan Gonzalez Awards

AL MVP

Year Team League
1996 Texas AL
1998 Texas AL

AL All-Star

Year Team League
1993 Texas AL
1998 Texas AL
2001 Cleveland AL

AL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
1992 Texas AL
1993 Texas AL
1996 Texas AL
1997 Texas AL
1998 Texas AL
2001 Cleveland AL

Home Run Derby Winner

Year Team League
1993 Texas AL

Home Run Derby Participant

Year Team League
1993 Texas AL

AL Player of the Month

Month Team League
07/1996 Texas AL
09/1997 Texas AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
09/10/1995 Texas AL
08/04/1996 Texas AL
09/06/1998 Texas AL
09/09/2001 Cleveland AL
05/04/2003 Texas AL

Rangers MVP

Year Team League
1992 Texas AL
1993 Texas AL
1996 Texas AL
1997 Texas AL
1998 Texas AL

Juan Gonzalez Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
1993 .310 12th in AL
1996 .314 15th in AL
1997 .296 23rd in AL
1998 .318 10th in AL
1999 .326 9th in AL
2001 .325 6th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1991 27 12th in AL
1992 43 1st in AL
1993 46 1st in AL
1994 19 20th in AL
1995 27 15th in AL
1996 47 5th in AL
1997 42 3rd in AL
1998 45 4th in AL
1999 39 7th in AL
2001 35 9th in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
1991 102 7th in AL
1992 109 7th in AL
1993 118 4th in AL
1994 85 10th in AL
1996 144 2nd in AL
1997 131 3rd in AL
1998 157 1st in AL
1999 128 5th in AL
2001 140 2nd in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
1992 .833 12th in AL
1993 1.000 5th in AL
1996 1.011 9th in AL
1997 .924 12th in AL
1998 .997 4th in AL
1999 .980 6th in AL
2001 .960 6th in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
1993 .368 22nd in AL
2001 .370 22nd in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
1991 .479 15th in AL
1992 .529 5th in AL
1993 .632 1st in AL
1996 .643 2nd in AL
1997 .589 4th in AL
1998 .630 2nd in AL
1999 .601 4th in AL
2001 .590 5th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
1993 105 11th in AL
1998 110 11th in AL
1999 114 10th in AL
2001 97 20th in AL

Hits

Season H Rank
1993 166 18th in AL
1996 170 22nd in AL
1998 193 6th in AL
1999 183 15th in AL
2001 173 12th in AL

Doubles

Season 2B Rank
1991 34 16th in AL
1993 33 19th in AL
1996 33 25th in AL
1998 50 1st in AL
1999 36 17th in AL
2001 34 19th in AL

Triples

Season 3B Rank
1994 4 14th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
1992 155 19th in AL
1998 154 24th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
1992 584 22nd in AL
1994 422 21st in AL
1998 606 15th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
1991 261 22nd in AL
1992 309 3rd in AL
1993 339 2nd in AL
1994 199 21st in AL
1996 348 5th in AL
1997 314 6th in AL
1998 382 4th in AL
1999 338 6th in AL
2001 314 11th in AL

Strikeouts

Season SO Rank
1991 118 11th in AL
1992 143 5th in AL
1993 99 25th in AL
1998 126 11th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
1993 13 3rd in AL
1994 7 8th in AL

Juan Alberto Gonzalez Bio Info

Leads all Puerto Rican born players with 434 career home runs, ranking 36th on all-time MLB homer list. Voted American League MVP in both 1996 and 1998 while playing for the Texas Rangers. Became the first native of Latin America to win multiple MVP awards. Is a three-time American League All-Star (1993, 1998 & 2001). Led the American League in homers in both 1992 (43) and 1993 (46) and had a league-leading 157 RBI in 1998. Has won six Silver Slugger awards and his career .561 slugging pct. is ranked 19th all-time in the majors. Has not played professionaly since 2005 when he appeared in one game for Cleveland. Signed a minor league contract with Boston in spring 2006, but did not play. Made his Major League debut in 1989 with the Texas Rangers at the age of 19. His entire Major League career has been spent in the American League (TEX, DET, CLE, KC). 2007 Resides in Levitown, PR...has three children, Juan Igor, Alberto, and Gabriela Marie...was selected as the 1997 Texas Rangers Roberto Clemente Man of the Year for community achievement...donated $50,000 towards the building of a youth ballpark in Southeast Dallas in 1998...purchased Rangers tickets for use by underprivileged youngsters in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex from 1995-99 while making contribution for every RBI to Literacy Instruction for Texas from 1997-99...was also the recipient of the 1997 Hispanic Heritage Achievement Award from the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce...is also very involved in charity activities in Puerto Rico during the off-season... donated $25,000 to help victims of Hurricane George and participated in the Puerto Rican relief effort in fall of 1998...made $25,000 contribution to Cleveland Indians Charities after signing originally with the club in January, 2001...played baseball at Vega Baja High School and graduated in 1987...participated in Little League, Babe Ruth League and American Legion programs. 2004 Juan rejoins the Indians after spending the 2004 season in Kansas City...Was limited to just 33 games and did not play after May 22 due to a back strain...Hit his first HR as a Royal on April 15 at Chicago-AL, his first HR since 7/17/03 at Tampa Bay while with Texas...Moved passed Cal Ripken on the all-time HR chart, hitting career HR #432 on April 16 at Minnesota (4-4, 2RS, 2HR, 3RBI)...Was his 48th career multi-HR game and 45th career 2HR game and only one of the season... His 48 career multi-homer games are 12th most all-time...Has homered in 29 of the parks he has played in (out of 32). On the year he made 29 starts in RF and 4 starts at DH for Tony Pena's Royals...He hit .297 (11-37, .595 slg) w/ 3HR & 5RBI off LHP and .267 (24-90, .378slg) vs. RHP w/2HR & 12RBI...Hit .286 (16-56) at Kauffman Stadium...Hit .286 (16-56) w/a HR & 5RBI w/no one on base...Hit .290 (9-31) w/RISP...Was hitting .288 (17-59) in May w/2HR & 7RBI in 16 games prior to his injury, which he sustained on May 22 at Oakland and left the game in the 4th inning w/tightness in his lower back...Was placed on the DL the next day and was transferred to the 60- day DL on August 7...Had a 9-game rehab stint from July 7-24 before being shutdown for the remainder of the season. Collected his 1400th career RBI on May 10 vs. Toronto...Currently ranks 8th among active players in RBI and is 7th among active players in HR...Currently ranks 32nd on the all-time career home run list with 434... Won BBWAA American League Most Valuable Player Awards in 1996 and 1998, 1 of 23 multiple winners in history, 1 of 12 in the A.L...Is one of 16 players in history with 5 or more 40-HR seasons, one of 6 active players to accomplish the feat...Ranks 2nd among active players with an RBI every 4.7 at bats behind Manny Ramirez (4.3)...Owns a career average of .328 (133-405) in Jacobs Field w/87RS, 29 2B, 34HR & 113RBI in 102 games (.657 slugging %). 2003 Started 57 games in right field and 24 games as the designated hitter for the Rangers before being sidelined for the season on July 19...ranked 5th on the club in home runs (24), his 11th seasons with 20 or more home runs...Had a .230 average with 4 homers and 8 RBI in his 1st 18 games through April 20...went on a .349 (29-83) tear with 9 homers and 24 RBI in his next 21 games, improving to .293 on May 5...Went just 8-for-39 (.205) in his next 9 games, falling to .276 through May 25 before batting .321 (42-131) with 10 homers and 36 RBI in his final 34 games...was placed on the 15-day D.L. on July 23 (retroactive to July 20) with a right calf injury and did not play the rest of the year...At the time he was placed on the disabled list, was tied for 3rd in the A.L. in homers and tied for 7th in RBI (70)...hit 2 homers in a game 4 times: April 5 vs. Seattle; April 29 and May 1 at Toronto and July 10 against Minnesota...His 47 career multi-homer games are 12th most all-time...produced 5 homers in 3 games, April 29-May 1 at Toronto, the 4th time in Rangers history that had been accomplished...Had a season best 5 RBI on April 29 at Toronto and drove in 4 runs in a game on 3 occasions...had 18 RBI in a 9-game span, April 22-May 1, including 10 in 3-game series at Toronto, April 29-May 1...Was selected as A.L. co-player of the week for April 28-May 4...did not make an error in 108 total chances in the outfield and was tied for 6th in the league in outfield assists (10)...had a season high 9-game hitting streak, June 3-17. 2002

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Returning to the Rangers after a 2-year absence, Juan appeared in just 70 games due to a season-long right thumb injury, starting 61 games in right and 7 as the designated hitter. It was his fewest games ever in a full major league season.Despite the injuries, he became just the 34th player to ever hit 400 career home runs.

Batting/Injuries: Went 6-24 without an rbi in his 1st 7 games of the year...Began to experience discomfort in his right thumb on April 4 and was placed on the disabled list on April 11 with torn muscle fibers in the thumb...Was activated on May 17, going 4-25 in 1st 6 games back to lower average to .217 through May 25...Batted .342 (54-158) with 6 homers and 24 rbi in next 39 contests, improving to .302 on July 12...Had a .200 (14-70) mark in final 18 games...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Aug. 2 (retroactive to July 31) with a torn ligament in his right thumb and did not play again...Had a season high 12-game hitting streak, June 26-July 12 with a season high 3 hits on 3 occasions...Spent the 1st part of the off-season continuing rehab on the thumb before beginning to hit again in early January...Is expected to be fully ready for the start of the spring training.

2002 Notes: Had a .358 (29-81) average versus lefthanders...Batted .328 (21-64) with runners in scoring position and .307 (42-137) in Arlington...Hit .171 (6-35) with 2 homers and 4 rbi as the dh...Had Texas' only hit, a leadoff double in the 8th, off Cory Lidle on July 19 at Oakland...Was ejected on July 6 vs. Baltimore.

2002 and Major League Career:
Career: Ranks 34th in major league history with 405 homers, 2 behind Duke Snider...Is 76th in rbi (1317), 4 behind Jeff Bagwell and 5 back of Roger Connor, and is tied for 80th in grand slam home runs (8) ...Among active players ranks 6th in homers and 8th in rbi...Has 10th highest slugging percentage (.563) among current major leaguers with at least 3,000 at bats...Over last 10 years (1993-2002), is 5th in majors in rbi (1087) and ranks 9th in home runs (330).

Texas: On the Rangers' all-time list, is 1st in homers (348), rbi (1110), extra base hits (671), and total bases (2886), places 2nd in doubles (303), ranks 3rd in at bats (5108), runs (829) and hits (1499), is 4th in games (1318), and has the 8th highest average (.293)...Won BBWAA American League Most Valuable Player Awards in 1996 and 1998, one of 23 multiple winners in history, one of 12 in the A.L...Has been selected as the Rangers Player of the Year a club record 5 times (1992-93-96-97-98).

Home Runs: Had a stretch of 7 straight 20-homer seasons ended in 2002...Hit his 100th career homer at The Ballpark in Arlington, May 29 vs. Minnesota...Has 103 career homers at The Ballpark, 3rd most all-time...Became the 34th player in major league history to hit 400 homers with his blast off Jarrod Washburn on June 5 in Anaheim...Also homered the following night against the Angels...Went 19 games between homers, June 7-29...His 35 homers with Cleveland in 2001 marked 7th season with 30 or more hrs and 10th year with 20+ blasts...Went deep every 15.2 at bats, 8th best in the A.L....Produced 380th career homer on June 22 at Kansas City to become all-time leader among natives of Puerto Rico, surpassing Orlando Cepeda...Hit 22 homers, fewest since 1994, with Detroit in 2000...Hit 1st homer in Comerica Park history, April 14 vs. Tampa Bay...Had 1st career inside-the-park blast, Sept. 2 vs. Texas...Ranked 7th in A.L. in homers (39) in 1999...Set then club record for road homers (25)...Had no homers in season's 1st 16 games, his longest drought ever start a season...His 45 homers in 1998 tied for 4th in A.L. and were 3rd most in club history at the time...Had 42 homers in 1997, 3rd in the A.L., including 15 off lefthanders, tying Mo Vaughn for league lead...Homered every 12.7 at bats, the A.L.'s 3rd best ratio...His 47 regular season homers in 1996 surpassed own club record of 46 in 1993...Mark was eclipsed by Alex Rodriguez in 2001 (52) and 2002 (57)...With 5 in post-season, had 52 total homers, the 19th player in A.L. history at the time to hit 50+ homers in one year,including post-season...Tied major league record for most homers in a season by a Latin American player, surpassed by Sammy Sosa (66) in 1998...Previous record for native of Puerto Rico was 46 by Orlando Cepeda, then with San Francisco, in 1961...Homered every 11.5 at bats, 3rd best in the majors...Tied then major league record with 15 homers in July, tying Rangers record for home runs in any month and a career high...Hit 27 homers in 90 games in 1995, an average of one homer every 3.3 contests...Homered every 13 at bats, 6th best among A.L. players with 20+ homers...Became the Rangers' all-time home run hitter with his 154th homer, July 16 at Boston...Had hit at least 27 homers in each of 3 full major league seasons before producing 19 in 1994...Went 26 games without a homer, May 6-June 8, the 2nd longest drought of his career to a 32-game dry spell, Aug. 28-Oct. 5, 1991...Hit 13 of his 19 homers on the road, homering just once in 1st 27 games at The Ballpark in Arlington...Hit 116 homers from 1991-93, the 2nd most by an A.L. player over a 3-year span from 1971-93 to 130 for Detroit's Cecil Fielder (1990-92)...Tied Barry Bonds for the major league lead with 46 in 1993, becoming the 11th player in history at the time to lead or tie for major league home run lead in consecutive years...Was the 1st player to lead A.L. outright in homers in back-to-back years since Boston's Jim Rice in 1977-78...Was the 4th major leaguer in 23 years to hit 40 home runs in consecutive seasons...At 23 years, 11 months, was the 2nd youngest ever behind Eddie Mathews (1953-54-55)...Was just the 6th player in history to hit 46 homers in a season before his 24th birthday...Became the 6th youngest major league home run leader ever in 1992, homering in the final game of the season to edge Mark McGwire, 43-42...Was the 1st Ranger to ever lead the A.L....Was just the 6th player ever with 40 homers before his 23rd birthday...His total was 11 more than previous club mark set by Larry Parrish in 1987...Tied club mark by homering in 4 straight games, Aug. 29-Sept. 1...In 1991, led Texas with 27 homers and at 21 years, 9 months, was youngest Ranger to ever reach 20-homer plateau...Tied for 2nd in A.L. in road homers (20).

Multi-Homer Games: Failed to have a multi-homer game in 2002 for 1st time in 12 full major league seasons...Has 43 career multi-homer games (three 3-homer games), tied with Lou Gehrig and Dave Kingman for 16th most in history...Of that number, 38 have come with Texas, a team record...The Rangers are 31-7 in those contests...Set Texas' single season mark with 7 multi-homer games in both 1992 and 1997, surpassed by A. Rodriguez (10) in 2002...His 3-homer games have all come with Texas and tie the single game team record: June 7, 1992 vs. Minnesota and Aug. 28, 1993 against Baltimore, both at Arlington Stadium and Sept. 24, 1999 vs. Oakland at The Ballpark in Arlington...Is one of 14 players in A.L. history with at least 3 3-homer games...Had 1st 3-homer game at 22 years, 7 months, 22 days, the youngest to hit 3 homers in a game since Johnny Bench on July 26, 1970 (22 yrs., 7 mos., 19 days).

Career: Is averaging one homer every 15.1 at bats in his major league career...Is one of 15 players in history with 5 or more 40-homer seasons, one of 5 active players to accomplish the feat (see chart on page 74)...Has 5 of 10 40-homer seasons in Rangers' history...Has at least 10 homers in a month 11 times, all with the Rangers...Connected for 350th career homer, June 13, 2000 vs. Toronto...Became the 81st player in major league history to reach the 300-home run plateau on Sept. 19, 1998 vs. Oakland in his 4239th career at bat at the age of 28 years, 338 days...Is the 5th fewest at bats ever to reach 300 homers, and is the 6th youngest player to ever accomplish that feat ...Connected for his 250th career homer on Sept. 13, 1997 vs. Minnesota at 27 years, 332 days, the 8th youngest player in major league history to achieve that milestone...Hit his 200th career homer on Aug. 1, 1996 vs. New York at the age of 26 years, 290 days, the 10th youngest player to ever accomplish that feat...Had his 100th career home run off David Wells on July 16, 1993 vs. Detroit at 23 years, 9 months, tying Joe DiMaggio as the 11th youngest ever to reach that milestone.

Runs Batted In: Had just 35 rbi in 2002, a decrease of 105 from 2001...Drove in season high 4 runs, June 6 at Anaheim...His 140 rbi in 2001 were 3rd most of career and the 8th most ever by an Cleveland player...Was his 8th lifetime 100 rbi season...Led A.L. for most of season before ending year with 10-game rbi drought over 37 at bats...Had season best 26 rbi in April and drove in at least 22 runs in all 6 full months...Had team best 19 game-winning rbi...Had 67 rbi with the Tigers in 2000, his fewest ever for a full season prior to 2002...Ranked 5th in A.L. in rbi (128) in 1999...His 157 rbi in 1998 were the most in the American League since 1949, when Vern Stephens and Ted Williams each had 159 rbi for Boston...Manny Ramirez surpassed that total with 165 in 1999...Gonzalez' 1998 figure is 6th highest total in the majors since 1940 and 12th best since 1935...Is tied with Al Simmons (1929) for 27th most in history...Averaged 1.02 rbi per game...Joined Ken Griffey, Jr. as 1st major leaguers with 130 or more rbi in 3 straight seasons (1996-98) since Stephens from 1948-50...Sosa accomplished that in 4 consecutive seasons from 1998-2001...Had 35 rbi April and 36 through April 30 (one in March), both major league records...Had 35 rbi in May, tying club record for May set by Larry Parrish in 1987... Reached 100 rbi in his 87th game on July 5, breaking own record of 89 games in 1996...His 101 total rbi at the All-Star break through July 5 were 2nd most in major league history behind Greenberg (103) in 1935 (see chart on page 76)...Had 143 rbi through August 31, the most by a major league player through August since Greenberg (143) in 1937...Set club records with 79 rbi at home (broken by A. Rodriguez in 2002-82) and 78 on the road..Had 131 rbi, 3rd in the league, in 133 games in 1997, missing by 2 games of becoming the 7th player in history to average an rbi per game in consecutive seasons...Produced an rbi every 4.07 at bats, the majors' top ratio...Had at least 24 rbi in every month and tied club record with 26 in September...His then club record 144 rbi in 1996 surpassed mark of 119 by Ruben Sierra in 1989 and ranked 2nd in the league... Averaged 1.07 rbi per game, the best ratio in the majors at the time since 1938 (Jimmie Foxx-1.17)...Had an rbi every 3.8 at bats, 2nd in the majors...Had 38 rbi in July, a club record at the time for rbi in any month (Larry Parrish, 35 in May, 1987) and the most for an A.L. player in one month since Milwaukee's Cecil Cooper had 39 in July, 1983...Had an rbi every 4.29 at bats in 1995, 3rd best among A.L. players with 80+ rbi...Drove in 500th career run, Sept. 12 at Toronto...Went career high 14 straight games without an rbi, May 14-June 3, 1994...Drove in at least 100 runs in each of his 1st 3 full seasons (1991-93)...Had 118 rbi in 1993, matching 2nd most in club history at the time and ranking 4th in A.L...Became the 11th player in history to drive in 100 runs in each of his 1st 3 full seasons in the majors and was the 6th youngest in history to reach the 100 rbi mark 3 times (see charts on page 75)...Established then club record and career high with 8 rbi on June 17 at California on 3-run and grand slam homers and an rbi single...Ranked 7th in the A.L. with 109 rbi in 1992 and tied for 3rd with an rbi every 5 at bats...Became the 18th player in history with 100 rbi before the age of 22 with 102 in 1991.

Career: Ranks 2nd among active players with an rbi every 4.6 at bats behind Manny Ramirez (4.3)... Has most 100-rbi seasons (7) ever by a Ranger...Drove in 1000th run in 1158th game, June 13, 1999 vs. Colorado, tying Jimmie Foxx for the 6th fewest games to reach 1000 rbi...Had 851 career rbi in his 1st 1,000 games through May 27, 1998, 7th most all-time in 1st 1,000 big league contests...

Versus Opponents: Posted best numbers in 2002 with .326 average, 2 homers and 7 rbi against Anaheim...Has a .372 (29-78) average in last 2 seasons vs. the Angels...Has 20 or more career homers versus 12 A.L. clubs with career high 37 vs. Cleveland...Has homered in 27 of 30 major league parks in which he's played during his career, the exceptions being Wrigley Field in Chicago, Enron Field in Houston and Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium...Has 100+ rbi vs. 6 clubs, topped by Anaheim at 116...Best lifetime average is .322 against Detroit...His 26 rbi vs. Kansas City in 1998 were the most in the majors since Los Angeles' Darryl Strawberry had 27 rbi in 18 games against Houston in 1991...Most homers against one team in a season was 9 versus the White Sox in 2001.

Fielding: Fielded .992 (1 e/127 tc) in 62 games in 2002...Led club in outfield assists (9), tied for 8th in the A.L...Has 78 assists in career...In 2001, fielded .987 (3 e/227 tc), 3rd best among regular A.L. rightfielders...Tied for 8th in league in outfield assists (10), a career best...Topped the Rangers in assists in 1999 (7) and 1998 (8)...Moved from left to right field in 1996 and had a .988 (2 e/171 tc) fielding percentage in 102 games at that position, tying for team lead with 6 assists...Handled 7 errorless chances in his 5 games in the outfield in 1995...In 1994, had .991 (2 e/234 tc) fielding percentage in 107 games, the 3rd best figure among A.L. leftfelders...Tied for 7th in A.L. in assists (9)...Handled 9 putouts on April 17, 1993 at New York, 2 shy of the major league record for a leftfielder...Played exclusively in leftfield from 1993-95...In 1992 started 117 games in center and 26 in left...In 1991, started 87 times in center, 44 in left, and 2 in right.

Injuries: His 70 games in 2002 were 20 fewer than in any full season of career...Has been on disabled list 8 times in major league career...Was bothered by a strained left hamstring for much of 2nd half in 2001...Appeared in just 2 of Detroit's 1st 8 games in 2000 due to a strained right hamstring...Was hit in left ankle by foul ball on June 24, resulting in d.l. stay from July 8-25...Did not play after Sept. 19 due to herniated disc in his back...In 1999 missed time with a strained right hamstring in May (8 games) and a jammed right wrist in July (6 games)...His 154 games in 1998 were one shy of career high (1992)...Missed 112 of 469 games due to injuries from 1995-97...Was sidelined for the 1st 24 contests in 1997 due to torn ligament in his left thumb, sustained while diving for a ball in Puerto Rican League championship series on Jan. 28...Had surgery on Feb. 8 and was not activated until May 2...Was hit in the batting helmet by a Bob Wolcott pitch on June 20 versus Seattle and left due to dizziness...Was hospitalized overnight for observation but was able to play the next night...Sustained a partial tear of his left quadriceps muscle on May 7, 1996 vs. Toronto and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 9, retroactive to May 8...Was activated on June 1...Played in only 90 of 144 games in 1995 due to injuries...Felt pain in his lower back following batting practice in a spring training game on April 16 and was diagnosed to have a herniated disc...Opened the year on the disabled list and had a 4-game stint at extended spring, May 25-28, during rehab...Was activated on June 1 after missing 33 games...Made 5 of his 1st 6 starts in left field but continued to experience minor tightness and was used as the designated hitter for the remainder of the year...Then was bothered by a bone spur in his neck and did not play after July 26...Went on d.l. on Aug. 4 (retroactive to July 27) and was activated on Aug. 16...Did not miss a game the rest of the season...Missed the 1st 12 games of the 1991 season after having arthroscopic surgery to remove torn cartilage from his right knee on March 21...Was activated on April 26.

All-Star Game: Is 0-5 in 3 career trips to the mid-summer classic...Has been selected twice as a starter for A.L. in the outfield: 2001 at Seattle (0-1) and 1998 (0-3, sac fly) in Colorado...Was selected to team as reserve in 1993 and played the final 4 innings in right field, going 0-1 with a walk at Baltimore...The previous day, won the home run hitting contest during the all-star workout, becoming the 1st player to ever hit a ball into the 3rd deck in leftfield at Camden Yards.

Post-Season: Has a career average of .290 (18-62) with 8 homers and 15 rbi in 15 games in 4 Division Series...Batted .348 (8-23) with team highs of 2 homers and 5 rbi in Cleveland's 5-game loss to Seattle in 2001 A.L. DS...Produced Texas' only run in 3-game loss to New York in 1999 DS, a solo homer in Game 2 at Yankee Stadium...Also scored Rangers' only run in 3 games in 1998 sweep by Yankees, coming around on an Ivan Rodriguez double in Game 2 at New York...Had an outstanding 1996 Division Series VS. New York, leading the Rangers in batting at .438 (7-16), homers with 5 and rbi with 9 in the 4-game series...Was the only Ranger to hit safely in all 4 games...Homered in all 4 games, the 2nd player in major league history to ever homer in 4 straight games of a single post-season series, the other San Francisco's Jeffrey Leonard in the NLCS vs. St. Louis, Oct. 6-7-9-10, 1987....His 5 homers in the series matched the most ever in a single post-season series with New York's Reggie Jackson in the 1977 World Series against Los Angeles and Seattle's Ken Griffey in the 1995 Division Series vs. New York...His 9 rbi were one shy of the Division Series record, set by Seattle's Edgar Martinez in 1995...His 1.375 slugging percentage was the highest in a Division or LCS of any length with record for any series being 1.727 by New York's Lou Gehrig in the 1928 World Series...Had 22 total bases to tie the most ever in a post-season series of 4 games with New York's Babe Ruth in the 1928 World Series and Los Angeles' Steve Garvey in the 1978 NLCS...Hit 2 homers in Game 2 on October 2 at Yankee Stadium, one of 16 players with a multi-homer Division Series game.

Previous Career Highlights:
2001: Started 119 games in right and 21 as dh in lone season in Cleveland...Led the American League in sacrifice flies (16), was 2nd in rbi (140), and also placed among the league leaders in slugging (5th, .590), batting (6th, .325), homers (9th, 35), and multi-hit games (T9th, 53)...Topped the Indians in rbi and slugging, was 2nd in average, at bats (532), total bases (314), hits (173), homers, and extra base hits (70), and placed 3rd in games (140), and runs (97)... Was selected as one of 3 outfielders on the A.L. all-star team named by The Sporting News and was a 2nd team selection on Baseball America's major league all-star squad...Was a member of A.L. Silver Slugger team for 6th time...Was named as the Indians player of the year by Baseball America and finished 5th in BBWAA A.L. mvp voting...Hit .388 (40-103) with 9 homers and 32 rbi in season's 25 games through May 2...Was at .344, 2nd in the A.L., through Sept. 9 but hit just .130 (6-46) in final 13 games...Hit .368 (43-117) vs. lefthanders, 3rd best in the A.L. and had a .335 (53-158) mark with runners in scoring position, 8th highest...As the dh, batted .392 (31-79), highest average in A.L. among players with 35 or more dh at bats.

2000: Appeared in just 115 games with Detroit due to ankle and back injuries...Had lowest average (.289) and homer (22) total since 1994...Finished 3rd on the Tigers in average, doubles (30), and homers, and was 4th in rbi...Started 66 games in right and 48 as the dh...Recorded 1500th career hit off Doug Davis on July 29 in Arlington...Batted .444 in 13-game hitting streak from Aug. 8-21.

1999: In final season with Rangers, was 2nd on team in batting (career high .329), runs (career high 114), homers (39), rbi (128), total bases (338), extra base hits (76), and slugging (.601)...Finished 2nd in majors in sacrifice flies (12), tying club record, and ranked among A.L. leaders in rbi (5th), slugging (4th), total bases (6th), homers (7th), extra base hits (7th),batting (9th), and runs (10th)...Also had career high for walks (51)...Hit .376 in final 38 games, .486 with 5 homers and 12 rbi in last 10 contests...Tied the major league record with 3 sacrifice flies on July 3 vs. Seattle, the 10th time it had been accomplished.

1998: Won his 2nd BBWAA A.L. Most Valuable Player Award, finishing 2nd in majors in rbi (157) and extra base hits (97)...Led A.L. in rbi and doubles (50), ranked 2nd in extra base hits and slugging (.630), and was among the leaders in sacriifice flies (T3rd, 11), home runs (T4th, 45), total bases (4th, 382), hits (6th, 193), multi-hit games (T5th, 58), and batting average (10th, .318)...Set club records for rbi, doubles, extra base hits, and total bases, the latter surpassed by Alex Rodriguez in 2001 (393)...Produced the 5th season ever of at least 50 doubles and 40 home runs (see chart on page xxx)...Started 115 games in right and 36 as the dh...Was named as the A.L.'s Most Valuable Player by USA Today and USA Today Baseball Weekly and was Rangers Player of the Year...Was selected to major league all-star teams selected by the Associated Press (of) and Baseball America (dh) and to The Sporting News A.L. all-star squad (of)...Was named as an outfielder on the A.L. Silver Slugger Award team for the 5th time, his 3rd consecutive year...Shared Rangers Player of the Month honors with Ivan Rodriguez in April and won award outright in May...Named the American League Player of the Week, Aug. 31-Sept. 6...Received 21 of 28 1st place mvp votes and 7 2nd place votes for 357 total points to defeat Boston's Nomar Garciaparra, who had 5 1st place votes and 232 points...Became the 1st native of Latin America to ever win multiple mvps since the award was instituted in 1931...Was the 16th player to capture 2 mvps in a 3-year span.

1997: Ranked 3rd in the A.L. in home runs (42) and rbi (131) despite missing 29 games due to injuries...Was club Player of the Year...Was 4th in slugging (.589), 6th in total bases (314), tied for 7th in sacrifice flies (10), and 10th in extra base hits (69)...Topped the Rangers in homers, rbi, slugging, and sac flies, was 2nd in total bases, 3rd in average (.296) and hits (158), and placed 4th in runs (87)...Started 69 games at designated hitter and 64 in right field...Was activated on May 2 after missing 1st 24 games with torn ligament in his left thumb...Earned American League Player of the Month honors in September (.337, 10 hr, 26 rbi) and was the Rangers Player of the Month in both August and September...Was selected to Baseball America's American League All-Star Team...Batted .282 (78-277) with 23 homers and 67 rbi as dh, tying for 2nd in homers and ranking 4th in rbi among A.L. players.

1996: Was selected as BBWAA A.L. Most Valuable Player and won 3rd Rangers Player of the Year Award...Despite missing 28 games due to injuries, ranked among the A.L. leaders in rbi (2nd, 144), slugging (2nd, .643), extra base hits (4th, 82), home runs (5th, 47), total bases (5th, 348), and batting average (15th, .314)...Topped the Rangers in all of the above categories except batting (2nd) and ranked 3rd in doubles (33) while establishing club records for rbi, slugging, total bases and extra base hits...Was selected to the Associated Press Major League All-Star Team and The Sporting News A.L. All-Star squad at season's end... ...Was named as the Puerto Rico Pro Athlete of the Year by Associated Press and the DFW Metroplex Pro Athlete of the Year by the Dallas All Sports Association...Was selected as the American League Player of the Month in July, leading the majors in batting (.407), homers (15), rbi (38), slugging (.917) and total bases (99)...Was the A.L. Player of the Week for July 29-Aug. 4...Was selected as the Rangers Player of the Month for both July and August...Had a pair of 21-game hitting streaks, June 25-July 19 and August 8-31, matching the 3rd longest hitting streaks in team history with Mickey Rivers (1980) being the only other Ranger with 2 20-game hitting streaks in the same season...Was 5-5 on July 30 vs. New York, a career best and tying the club record for hits in a game...Was a member of the Major League Baseball All-Star Team that traveled to Japan for 8-game exhibition series in November, batting .500 (10-20) with one homer and 3 rbi in 7 games...Played for San Juan in Puerto Rican League, batting .273 with 4 homers and 13 rbi in 23 games...Earned mvp by a 3-point margin over Seattle's Alex Rodriguez in matching the 2nd closest A.L. MVP race in BBWAA history...Received 11 of 28 1st place votes and totaled 290 points...Rodriguez was 1st on 10 ballots and finished with 287 points...Only closer MVP races in the A.L. occurred in 1947 (Joe DiMaggio over Ted Williams, 202-201) and in 1960 (Roger Maris over Mickey Mantle, 225-222)...There have been 2 closer MVP races in the N.L., in 1979 (tie between Keith Hernandez and Willie Stargell) and in 1944 (Marty Marion over Bill Nicholson, 190-189)

1995: Finished 2nd on the club in homers (27) and rbi (82), despite playing in only 90 games due to injuries...Started 83 games as the designated hitter and 5 contests in left...Hit .353 (36-102) with 8 homers and 26 rbi in final 26 games...Was selected as the A.L. Player of the Week for 1st time in career, Sept. 4-10, batting .423 (11-26) with 3 homers and 8 rbi in 7 games...Batted .300 (100-333) with 27 homers and 78 rbi as the dh...Was 2nd among dh's in homers and slugging (.610).

1994: After leading the majors in home runs in 1992 and 1993, dropped to 19 homers, tied for 2nd on the club...Was also 2nd on the Rangers in at bats (422), total bases (199), and rbi (85), the latter tying for 10th most in the American League...Started 105 games, all in left field...Played winter ball at Caguas.

1993: In addition to tying for major league home run lead, topped the A.L. in slugging percentage (.632), ranked 2nd in total bases (339) and extra base hits (80-tied) and placed among the leaders in hit by pitch (T3rd, 13), rbi (4th, 118), runs (11th, 105), and batting (12th, .310)...Established club records at the time for homers, slugging, extra base hits and hit by pitch and had the 2nd most rbi and total bases...Topped the club in average, total bases, homers, rbi, slugging, and game-winning rbi (14) while finishing 2nd in at bats (536), runs, hits (166), doubles (33), and on-base percentage (.368)...Was just the 2nd player to ever win the Rangers' triple crown (leading in average, home runs, and rbi), joining Burroughs in 1974...Played in just 140 games due to assorted injuries...Hit .274 with 6 homers and 23 rbi in 31 games for Santurce in Puerto Rican winter league...Finished 4th in the BBWAA's A.L. Most Valuable Player balloting...Was selected as outfielder on post-season major league all-star team selected by the Associated Press and A.L. all-star squads chosen by The Sporting News and United Press International...Won his 2nd consecutive Baltimore Tops In Sports Babe Ruth Crown as baseball's top slugger, sharing the honor with Bonds...Received Buck Canel Award as Latin American Player of the Year by New York BBWAA.

1992: Led the majors in homers (43) and ranked among the A.L. leaders in total bases (3rd, 309), extra base hits (4th, 69), slugging (5th, .529), and rbi (7th, 109), leading Texas in each of those categories as well as game-winning rbi (16)...Was the Rangers' Player of the Year and was named the Pro Athlete of the Year by the Dallas All Sports Association...Played for Santurce in Puerto Rico and was league's most valuable player, hitting .333 with league best 7 homers and 14 rbi in just 21 games.

1991: Led the club in homers (27) and was 2nd in rbi (102, 7th in A.L.)...Tied for 2nd in the A.L. in road homers (20) and tied for 3rd in rbi (62)...Hit .303 in the 1st half but just .233 after the all-star break.

1990: Had an outstanding year at Oklahoma City, winning the American Association's Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year Awards and Rangers Minor League Player of the Year honors...Was named to Topps/National Association and Baseball America AAA All-Star Teams...Led the league in homers (29), rbi (101), and total bases (252), was 4th in doubles (29) and slugging (.508) and placed 6th in runs (78)...Overall, was 2nd among all AAA players in both homers and rbi...Was the Topps/National Association A.A. Player of the Month in June and the league's MVP in the triple-A all-star game...Was recalled by Texas on Aug. 29 and started 14 games in the outfield and 8 at dh...Hit .329 after going hitless in 1st 11 at bats...Missed the last 7 games with back problems.

1989: Led the Texas League in total bases (254) and ranked among the leaders in at bats (2nd, 502), games (T2nd, 133), doubles (T3rd, 30), homers (3rd, 21), hits (4th, 147), slugging (4th, .506), rbi (6th, 85), and batting (13th, .293)...Was selected to Texas League's post-season all-star team and played in loop's all-star game...Was purchased by Texas on Sept. 1 and started 19 of the club's final 31 games in center field...Singled off Minnesota's Shane Rawley on Sept. 4 for 1st big league hit with 1st homer off Seattle's Scott Bankhead on Sept. 18...Played winter ball at Caguas and finished 2nd in the Puerto Rican League in homers (9) and rbi (34)...Earned league all-star honors.

Pro Career: Was 3rd at Charlotte in homers (8) and rbi (43) in 1988 despite playing in just 77 games...Tore cartilage in left knee on April 20 and required arthroscopic surgery on April 29...Returned to action on June 17...Played in the Florida Instructional League and for Ponce in Puerto Rico....In 1987, led Gastonia in rbi (74), tied for 1st in homers (14), and was 2nd in at bats (509), runs (69), and hits (135)...Played in the South Atlantic League all-star game...In 1986, topped the Gulf Coast League in at bats (233) and tied for 3rd in rbi (36). 2001 Juan started 119 games in right and 21 as the designated hitter for the Cleveland Indians. He led the American League in sacrifice flies (16), was 2nd in RBIs (140), and also placed among the league leaders in slugging (5th, .590), batting (6th, .325), homers (9th, 35), and multi-hit games (T9th, 53). Juan topped the Indians in RBIs and slugging, was 2nd in average, at bats (532), total bases (314), hits (173), homers, and extra base hits (70), and placed 3rd in games (140), and runs (97).

In 11 full Major League seasons, Juan has 392 homers and 1263 RBIs, an average of 36 homers and 115 RBIs per year. He has driven in 1161 run over the last 10 seasons, most of any Major League player in that span.

Summary: His .325 average was one point shy of his career high (1999) and marked 5th .300 season, 3rd in the last 4 years...Had a great start, batting .388 (40-103) with 9 homers and 32 RBIs in season's 25 games through May 2...Was still as high as .360 on June 5, then went 17-64 (.266) in next 17 contests, dropping to .338 through June 26...Had a .351 (73-208) mark in next 56 games and was at .344, 2nd in the A.L., through Sept. 9...Hit just .130 (6-46) in final 13 games, going 3-34 (.088) in last 10 contests...Was hitless in final 15 trips after single on Sept. 24.

Hit over .300 in each of season's 1st 5 months before dropping to .299 in September...Best months were .387 (36-93) in April and .356 (26-73) in July...Had a season best 15-game hitting streak from Aug. 29-Sept. 19 at .345 (20-58) and hit safely in 10 straight games from April 17-27...Produced 4 hits, April 11 at Chicago White Sox.

2001 Notes: Was selected as one of 3 outfielders on the A.L. all-star team named by The Sporting News and was a 2nd team selection on Baseball America's Major League all-star squad...Was a member of A.L. Silver Slugger team for 6th time...Was named as the Indians player of the year by Baseball America...Finished 5th in BBWAA A.L. MVP voting with 156 points...Hit .368 (43-117) vs. lefthanders, 3rd best in the A.L. and had a .335 (53-158) mark with runners in scoring position, 8th highest...As the dh, batted .392 (31-79), highest average in A.L. among players with 35 or more dh at bats, with 8 homers and 3 rbi in 21 games.

2000 Appeared in just 115 games with Detroit due to ankle and back injuries...Had lowest average (.289) and homer (22) total since 1994 and fewest rbi (67) ever in a full season...Finished 3rd on the Tigers in average, doubles (30), and homers, and was 4th in rbi...Started 66 games in right and 48 as the dh...Recorded 1500th career hit off Doug Davis on July 29 in Arlington...Batted .444 in 13-game hitting streak from Aug. 8-21. 1999 In final season with Rangers, was 2nd on team in batting (career high .326), runs (career high 114), homers (39), rbi (128), total bases (338), extra base hits (76), and slugging (.601)....Finished 2nd in majors in sacrifice flies (12), tying club record, and ranked among A.L. leaders in rbi (5th), slugging (4th), total bases (6th), homers (7th), extra base hits (7th),batting (9th), and runs (10th)...Also had career high for walks (51)...Hit .376 in final 38 games, .486 with 5 homers and 12 rbi in last 10 contests...Tied the major league record with 3 sacrifice flies on July 3 vs. Seattle, the 10th time it had been accomplished. 1998 Won his 2nd BBWAA A.L. Most Valuable Player Award, finishing 2nd in majors in rbi (157) and extra base hits (97)...Led A.L. in rbi and doubles (50), ranked 2nd in extra base hits and slugging (.630), and was among the leaders in sacriifice flies (T3rd, 11), home runs (T4th, 45), total bases (4th, 382), hits (6th, 193), multi-hit games (T5th, 58), and batting average (10th, .318)...Set club records for rbi, doubles, extra base hits, and total bases...Produced the 5th season ever of at least 50 doubles and 40 home runs...Started 115 games in right and 36 as the dh.

Became the 1st 5-time winner of the Rangers Player of the Year Award...Was also named as the A.L.'s Most Valuable Player by USA Today and USA Today Baseball Weekly...Was selected to major league all-star teams selected by the Associated Press (of) and Baseball America (dh) and to The Sporting News A.L. all-star squad (of)...Was named as an outfielder on the A.L. Silver Slugger Award team for the 5th time, his 3rd consecutive year...Shared Rangers Player of the Month honors with Ivan Rodriguez in April and won award outright in May...Named the American League Player of the Week, Aug. 31-Sept. 6...Received 21 of 28 1st place mvp votes and 7 2nd place votes for 357 total points to defeat Boston's Nomar Garciaparra, who had 5 1st place votes and 232 points...Became the 1st native of Latin America to ever win multiple mvps since the award was instituted in 1931...Was the 16th player to capture 2 mvps in a 3-year span. 1997 Ranked 3rd in the A.L. in home runs (42) and rbi (131) despite missing 29 games due to injuries...Was club Player of the Year...Was 4th in slugging (.589), 6th in total bases (314), tied for 7th in sacrifice flies (10), and 10th in extra base hits (69)...Topped the Rangers in homers, rbi, slugging, and sac flies, was 2nd in total bases, 3rd in average (.296) and hits (158), and placed 4th in runs (87)...Started 69 games at designated hitter and 64 in right field...Was activated on May 2 after missing 1st 24 games with torn ligament in his left thumb...Earned American League Player of the Month honors in September (.337, 10 hr, 26 rbi) and was the Rangers Player of the Month in both August and September...Was selected to Baseball America's American League All-Star Team...Batted .282 (78-277) with 23 homers and 67 rbi as dh, tying for 2nd in homers and ranking 4th in rbi among A.L. players. 1996 Was selected as BBWAA A.L. Most Valuable Player and won 3rd Rangers Player of the Year Award...Despite missing 28 games due to injuries, ranked among the A.L. leaders in rbi (2nd, 144), slugging (2nd, .643), extra base hits (4th, 82), home runs (5th, 47), total bases (5th, 348), and batting average (15th, .314)...Topped the Rangers in all of the above categories except batting (2nd) and ranked 3rd in doubles (33) while establishing club records for rbi, slugging, total bases and extra base hits...Was selected to the Associated Press Major League All-Star Team and The Sporting News A.L. All-Star squad at season's end...Was named as the Puerto Rico Pro Athlete of the Year by Associated Press and the DFW Metroplex Pro Athlete of the Year by the Dallas All Sports Association...Was selected as the American League Player of the Month in July, leading the majors in batting (.407), homers (15), rbi (38), slugging (.917) and total bases (99)...Was the A.L. Player of the Week for July 29-Aug. 4...Was selected as the Rangers Player of the Month for both July and August...Had a pair of 21-game hitting streaks, June 25-July 19 and August 8-31, matching the 3rd longest hitting streaks in team history with Mickey Rivers (1980) being the only other Ranger with 2 20-game hitting streaks in the same season...Was 5-5 on July 30 vs. New York, a career best and tying the club record for hits in a game...Was a member of the Major League Baseball All-Star Team that traveled to Japan for 8-game exhibition series in November, batting .500 (10-20) with one homer and 3 rbi in 7 games...Played for San Juan in Puerto Rican League, batting .273 with 4 homers and 13 rbi in 23 games.

Earned mvp by a 3-point margin over Seattle's Alex Rodriguez in matching the 2nd closest A.L. MVP race in BBWAA history...Received 11 of 28 1st place votes and totaled 290 points...Rodriguez was 1st on 10 ballots and finished with 287 points...Only closer MVP races in the A.L. occurred in 1947 (Joe DiMaggio over Ted Williams, 202-201) and in 1960 (Roger Maris over Mickey Mantle, 225-222)...There have been 2 closer MVP races in the N.L., in 1979 (tie between Keith Hernandez and Willie Stargell) and in 1944 (Marty Marion over Bill Nicholson, 190-189) 1995 Finished 2nd on the club in homers (27) and rbi (82), despite playing in only 90 games due to injuries...Started 83 games as the designated hitter and 5 contests in left...Hit .353 (36-102) with 8 homers and 26 rbi in final 26 games...Was selected as the A.L. Player of the Week for 1st time in career, Sept. 4-10, batting .423 (11-26) with 3 homers and 8 rbi in 7 games...Batted .300 (100-333) with 27 homers and 78 rbi as the dh...Was 2nd among dh's in homers and slugging (.610). 1994 After leading the majors in home runs in 1992 and 1993, dropped to 19 homers, tied for 2nd on the club...Was also 2nd on the Rangers in at bats (422), total bases (199), and rbi (85), the latter tying for 10th most in the American League...Started 105 games, all in left field...Played winter ball at Caguas. 1993 In addition to tying for major league home run lead, topped the A.L. in slugging percentage (.632), ranked 2nd in total bases (339) and extra base hits (80-tied) and placed among the leaders in hit by pitch (T3rd, 13), rbi (4th, 118), runs (11th, 105), and batting (12th, .310)...Established club records at the time for homers, slugging, extra base hits and hit by pitch and had the 2nd most rbi and total bases...Topped the club in average, total bases, homers, rbi, slugging, and game-winning rbi (14) while finishing 2nd in at bats (536), runs, hits (166), doubles (33), and on-base percentage (.368)...Became just the 2nd player to ever win the Rangers' triple crown (leading in average, home runs, and rbi), joining Burroughs in 1974...Played in just 140 games due to assorted injuries...Hit .274 with 6 homers and 23 rbi in 31 games for Santurce in Puerto Rican winter league.

Finished 4th in the BBWAA's A.L. Most Valuable Player balloting...Was selected as outfielder on post-season major league all-star team selected by the Associated Press and A.L. all-star squads chosen by The Sporting News and United Press International...Won his 2nd consecutive Baltimore Tops In Sports Babe Ruth Crown as baseball's top slugger, sharing the honor with Bonds...Received Buck Canel Award as Latin American Player of the Year by New York BBWAA. 1992 Led the majors in homers (43) and ranked among the A.L. leaders in total bases (3rd, 309), extra base hits (4th, 69), slugging (5th, .529), and rbi (7th, 109), leading Texas in each of those categories as well as game-winning rbi (16)...Was the Rangers' Player of the Year and was named the Pro Athlete of the Year by the Dallas All Sports Association...Played for Santurce in Puerto Rico and was league's most valuable player, hitting .333 with league best 7 homers and 14 rbi in just 21 games. 1991 Led the club in homers (27) and was 2nd in rbi (102, 7th in A.L.)...Tied for 2nd in the A.L. in road homers (20) and tied for 3rd in rbi (62)...Hit .303 in the 1st half but just .233 after the all-star break. 1990 Had an outstanding year at Oklahoma City, winning the American Association's Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year Awards and Rangers Minor League Player of the Year honors...Was named to Topps/National Association and Baseball America AAA All-Star Teams...Led the league in homers (29), rbi (101), and total bases (252), was 4th in doubles (29) and slugging (.508) and placed 6th in runs (78)...Overall, was 2nd among all AAA players in both homers and rbi...Was the Topps/National Association A.A. Player of the Month in June and the league's MVP in the triple-A all-star game...Was recalled by Texas on Aug. 29 and started 14 games in the outfield and 8 at dh...Hit .329 after going hitless in 1st 11 at bats...Missed the last 7 games with back problems. 1989 Led the Texas League in total bases (254) and ranked among the leaders in at bats (2nd, 502), games (T2nd, 133), doubles (T3rd, 30), homers (3rd, 21), hits (4th, 147), slugging (4th, .506), rbi (6th, 85), and batting (13th, .293)...Was selected to Texas League's post-season all-star team and played in loop's all-star game...Was purchased by Texas on Sept. 1 and started 19 of the club's final 31 games in center field...Singled off Minnesota's Shane Rawley on Sept. 4 for 1st big league hit with 1st homer off Seattle's Scott Bankhead on Sept. 18...Played winter ball at Caguas and finished 2nd in the Puerto Rican League in homers (9) and rbi (34)...Earned league all-star honors.