Tom, who signed with the Cubs as a non-roster player in January, has spent 12 seasons in the majors with Los Angeles (1991-1993 and 2000-2001), Kansas City (1994-1997), Texas (1997-1999), Colorado (2000) and San Francisco (2002) ... has 345 stolen bases in 1,124 big league games.
his career steals total was 11th among players active at the end of the 2002 campaign ... has a 75.3-percent success rate (345-458).
has 59 multiple-steal affairs -- including a 4-steal game June 7, 2000, at Seattle ... has stolen home 3 times.
has finished either 2nd or 3rd in the league in steals five times.
will enter the 2003 campaign needing 41 hits to reach the 1,000 mark for his major league career.
has committed only 22 errors, recording a .990 fielding percentage (2,306 total chances).
has gone to the postseason three times -- including his first career World Series appearance in 2002 with the Giants.
is a 1986 graduate of Central High School in Fresno, CA, where he played baseball, football and basketball.
was a two-time all-America selection at Fresno State University ... also was named to The Sporting News' college all-America team in 1989.
was a member of the 1988 Gold Medal-winning Team USA Olympic baseball team.
his mother, Frances, was the first African-American school teacher in Fresno.
2004Goodwin was 10-for-51 with one RBI off the bench. He made seven starts in center field, three in left and one in right. Goodwin also had a trio of multi-hit games: May 20 vs. San Francisco, May 31 at Los Angeles, and Aug. 19 at Milwaukee. He was on the DL from May 24-June 11 with a strained right groin.2003Tom saw action in 87 games in
his first season with the Cubs,
batting .287 with 1 homer, 12
RBI and 19 stolen bases.
was the Cubs' top pinch
hitter, going 10-for-29 (.345)
with 3 doubles and 4 RBI.
action in 27 games in
centerfield (18 starts), 17
games in leftfield (6 starts)
and 15 games in rightfield (8
from June 1 through the
end of the season (56 games), he
batted .339 (40-118).
went 19-for-24 in his
stolen base attempts, increasing
his career steals total to 364
...had a trio of 2-steal affairs
(most recently July 9 vs.
Florida), giving him 62
multi-steal games for his big
on May 22 at Pittsburgh,
3-for-5 with his first homer as
a Cub - a game-winning,
9th-inning solo shot off Scott
Sauerbeck in a 3-2
victory ...it was his fourth
career homer off a left-handed
had his second career
5-hit game July 21 at Atlanta,
going 5-for-6 with 4 runs
was on the disabled list
July 23-August 18 with a
strained left hamstring
...suffered the injury running
the bases July 22 in Atlanta
recorded his 1,000th
career hit August 20 at Houston
- a single off southpaw Mike
his 2-run 7th-inning
pinch-hit single September 12
off Cincinnati's John Riedling
gave the Cubs a 7-6 victory.
2002Tom played in 78 regular-season games for San Francisco and batted .260 with 1 homer, 17 RBI and 16 steals ... was utilized mostly as an extra outfielder, pinch hitter and pinch runner.
committed 1 error in 53 outfield appearances -- seeing action in 28 games in leftfield (11 starts), 22 games in centerfield (13 starts) and 7 games in rightfield (7 starts).
had a club-high 7 pinch hits, going 7-for-18 with 4 RBI.
among his pinch hits was a key 2-run 7th-inning double September 28 in the Giants' Wild Card-clinching 5-2 victory over Houston.
hit his only homer of the campaign July 21 -- a 2-run 9th-inning shot off Los Angeles' Giovanni Carrara to give the Giants a 6-4 win.
went to the postseason for the third time -- seeing action in 9 playoff games ... made his first career trip to the World Series, appearing in 5 Fall Classic games against Anaheim.
signed with the Giants' organization in April after being released by Los Angeles at the end of spring training ... had two stints with San Francisco's Fresno (AAA) club, appearing in 17 games.
2001Tom hit .231 in 105 games for Los Angeles ... appeared in 70 games in centerfield (69 starts) and 8 games in leftfield.
stole a team-high 22 bases -- including a 3-steal performance June 5 at Arizona.
had his first major league 5-hit game June 3 at Houston, going 5-for-5 with 3 runs scored and 2 stolen bases.
hit his second game-opening homer April 5 off Arizona's Brian Anderson.
2000Split the campaign between Colorado and Los Angeles, batting .263 in 147 games with 6 homers, 58 RBI, 94 runs scored, 9 triples and 55 stolen bases ... went to the Dodgers in a July 31 deal.
his steals total ranked 2nd in the National League, while his triples total was 5th.
hit .271 in 91 games for Colorado ... during his time with the Rockies, he:
scored 4 times in a 19-2 victory over Arizona June 18.
hit his first 2 M.L. grand slams -- April 30 off New York's Dennis Cook and July 17 off Oakland's Mike Magnante ... drove in a career-high 5 runs in the April 30 contest.
hit his second career inside-the-park homer April 5 off Atlanta's Kevin Millwood.
stole a career-high 4 bases June 7 in a 6-1 victory at Seattle -- including his third big league steal of home.
batted .251 in 56 games for the Dodgers ... had a career-high 14-game hitting streak August 30-September 13, going 18-for-59 (.305).
1999Was hampered by injuries in his final season with Texas, hitting .259 in 109 games with 39 stolen bases ... his steals total ranked 3rd in the American League.
was on the disabled list June 12-June 27 with a strained left hip flexor ... after returning to the active list, though, he played in just 1 game before re-injuring the hip and was out of action until August 6.
hit his first career game-opening homer May 7 at Toronto (off Pat Hentgen).
had 9 multi-steal games, including a trio of 3-steal affairs.
went to the postseason for the second straight year, playing in 3 Division Series games against the Yankees.
1998Batted .290 with a career-high 102 runs scored and 38 steals for the Rangers.
was 7th in the A.L. in stolen bases ... ranked 3rd in the league in singles (133).
grounded into just 2 double plays in 520 at-bats.
opened the campaign by hitting .387 in his first 26 games (36-93).
saw his first postseason action, going 1-for-4 in 2 Division Series contest against the Yankees.
1997Appeared in 150 total games for Kansas City and Texas, hitting .260 with 90 runs scored and 50 stolen bases ... his steals total was 3rd in the league.
led the A.L. with 36 infield hits.
opened the year with the Royals, where he had 34 steals and a .272 average in 97 games.
hit his first career inside-the-park homer July 19 at Seattle (off Bob Wolcott).
played in 53 games for Texas after being acquired in a July 26 trade.
went 4-for-5 with 3 runs scored August 3
on September 4 at Toronto, he went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles and 4 runs scored.
stole home on September 24 at Oakland.
1996Finished 2nd in the A.L. with 66 stolen bases, batting .282 in 143 games for the Royals ... his 21
sacrifice bunts led the league.
was the league's toughest batter to double-up, grounding into only 3 double plays in 524 at-bats.
had a 13-game hitting streak April 23-May 13, going 19-for-50 (.380).
over a 19-game stretch July 2-July 23, he batted .400 with 19 runs scored and 9 multi-hit efforts.
recorded 3 consecutive 2-steal games
July 20-July 22, going 8-for-12 with 5 runs scored.
after the season (October 16), he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder to repair minor tearing in his rotator cuff and labrum.
1995Spent his first full season in the majors,
batting .288 with his first 4 big league homers in 133 games ... led the A.L. in sacrifice bunts (14) and ranked 2nd in steals (50).
hit his first M.L. homer June 16 off Oakland's Todd Stottlemyre.
recorded his first career steal of home September 1 at Texas.
1994Opened the year with Kansas City, but played in just 2 games before being optioned to Omaha (AAA).
had an American Association-high 50 steals at Omaha ... his .308 average was 6th in the league.
was selected as the league's fastest baserunner and best defensive outfielder by Baseball America.
1993Split the campaign between Los Angeles and the Dodgers' Albuquerque (AAA) affiliate, making three trips between the clubs ... hit .294 in 30 big league games and .260 in 85 Triple-A affairs.1992Played in 139 total games for Los Angeles and Albuquerque (AAA).
earned Pacific Coast League all-star honors at Albuquerque, where he hit .301 in 82 contests with 27 steals.
had three stints with the Dodgers, hitting .233 in 57 games.
had his first 2 big league multi-hit affairs in back-to-back contests August 18-August 19 vs. New York, going 5-for-6.
1991Saw his first big league action in September after spending the minor league campaign at Albuquerque (AAA) ... went 1-for-7 in 16 games for the Dodgers.
was recalled on September 1 and made his big league debut that day against the Cubs ... in his first M.L. at-bat, he singled off Dave Smith.
in 132 games for Albuquerque, he batted .273 with 48 stolen bases ... his steals total ranked 2nd in the Pacific Coast League, as Baseball America rated him the best baserunner at the Triple-A level.
1990Stole a combined 82 bases in 97 attempts for Bakersfield (A) and San Antonio (AA) ... his steals total topped all minor league players.
after a May 11 promotion to Double-A, he went on to garner Texas League all-star honors ... swiped a league-high 60 bases for San Antonio in 102 games.
1989Began his pro career at Great Falls (Rookie), where he stole a Pioneer League-record 60 steals.
earned league all-star honors ... also was named to Baseball America's short-season all-star squad.