Mark Grudzielanek

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  • 2B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 1" /195

Mark Grudzielanek MLB Career Stats

7052 .289 90 640 133 .725

Mark Grudzielanek Bio

  • Full Name: Mark James Grudzielanek
  • Born: 6/30/1970 in Milwaukee, WI
  • Draft: 1991, Montreal Expos, 11th rd. (295th overall)
  • College: Trinidad State Junior College
  • Debut: 4/28/1995
  • Last Game: 6/6/2010
  • Relationship(s): uncle of Brandon Grudzielanek
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MLB Career Stats 7052 946 2040 90 640 133 .289 .332 .725


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Mark Grudzielanek Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
1996 Montreal NL

Rawlings AL Gold Glove

Year Team League
2006 Kansas City AL

Mark Grudzielanek Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
1996 .306 16th in NL
1999 .326 6th in NL
2003 .314 10th in NL
2005 .294 17th in NL
2006 .297 22nd in AL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
1996 33 11th in NL
1997 25 17th in NL
1998 18 24th in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
1996 99 20th in NL
2000 101 18th in NL


Season H Rank
1996 201 4th in NL
1997 177 9th in NL
2000 172 20th in NL


Season 2B Rank
1996 34 20th in NL
1997 54 1st in NL
2000 35 22nd in NL
2003 38 14th in NL


Season 3B Rank
1996 4 21st in NL
1999 5 19th in NL
2000 6 14th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
1996 153 24th in NL
1997 156 11th in NL
1998 156 22nd in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
1996 657 3rd in NL
1997 649 1st in NL
1998 589 18th in NL
2000 617 5th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
1996 696 8th in NL
1997 688 9th in NL
2000 676 17th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
1997 9 24th in NL
2005 6 23rd in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
1995 7 18th in NL
1996 9 14th in NL
1997 10 13th in NL
1998 11 7th in NL
1999 10 16th in NL
2000 9 16th in NL
2001 11 10th in NL
2003 11 9th in NL

Mark Grudzielanek Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 8, 2010 Cleveland Indians designated 2B Mark Grudzielanek for assignment.
April 4, 2010 Cleveland Indians selected the contract of 2B Mark Grudzielanek from Columbus Clippers.
April 2, 2010 Mark Grudzielanek assigned to Columbus Clippers.
January 12, 2010 Cleveland Indians signed free agent 2B Mark Grudzielanek to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
August 10, 2009 New Britain Rock Cats released 2B Mark Grudzielanek.
July 31, 2009 2B Mark Grudzielanek assigned to New Britain Rock Cats from GCL Twins.
July 20, 2009 Mark Grudzielanek assigned to GCL Twins.
July 19, 2009 Minnesota Twins signed free agent Mark Grudzielanek.

Mark James Grudzielanek Bio Info

Full name MARK JAMES GRUDZIELANEK...Engaged, Danielle Martin... Two children, Bryce and Brody, and resides in Rancho Santa Fe, CA...Name is pronounced grud-zuh-LAH-nick...Graduated from J.M. Hanks High School in El Paso, Texas, in 1989, where he was an all-state performer in baseball and basketball...Was also a member of the school's football team...Attended Trinidad (CO) State Junior College...His charitable endeavors have included assisting Garth Brooks' "Field of Dreams" program and the International Diabetes Foundation... Selected by the Montreal Expos in the 11th round of the 1991 June Free Agent Draft. 2009 Signed by the Minnesota Twins on July 19...Appeared in 3 games for the Gulf Coast League Twins, July 26-29, and 8 games for Double-A New Britain from August 1-9....Was released on August 10. 2008 Spent his third season in Royal blue and narrowly missed hitting .300 for the sixth time in his career... Due to injuries, played in just 86 games, his fewest since 2004 (81 for Chicago)...Hit .395 (34-for-86) against left-handed pitchers, the second-highest mark in the Majors (min. 85 at bats), and .346 (46-for-133) at home, fourth-best in the A.L. (min. 125 at bats)...Entered the season with just one 3-double game in his career (7/1/06 at St. Louis)...Posted a pair of three 2-bagger games (4/29 at Texas and 7/26 vs. Tampa Bay)...Picked up three 4-hit games on the season (4/29 at Texas, 6/29 vs. St. Louis and 7/3 at Baltimore)...Was leading the A.L. in hitting on 5/19 with a .331 average...Collected his 2,000th career hit on 7/12 vs. Seattle with a single off Jarrod Washburn in the third inning...He became the 18th active player with 2,000 hits and 251st in big league history...Was placed on the 15-day D.L. with a sprained right ankle on 8/2...Suffered the injury in a collision the day before and did not play again. 2007 Slowed by arthroscopic surgery in Spring Training, but was able to open the season on the Royals active roster...was his 13th-straight season making an Opening Day roster...Hit .302 for the season, marking the fi fth time in his career he has topped the .300 mark (1996, 1999, 2003, 2004)...Hit his fi rst 4 home runs at home, all 2-run shots...Hit .321 (45-for-140) against left handed pitchers and .294 (92-for-313) against righties...hit .191 (13-for-68) against southpaws through June 8 and .444 (32- for-72) the remainder of the season...Went 3-for-5 with a double, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored in the Royals 7-1 Opening Day win over the Red Sox on April 2...Following his 3-hit game on Opening Day, went 0-for-18 in his next 4 games before collecting another 3 hits on April 10 at Toronto...Matched his career high (also Aug. 8, 2005 @ Milwaukee as a member of the Cardinals) with 5 RBI on June 10 vs. Philadelphia, recording a 2-run single, RBI double and a 2-run home run...fell a triple shy of the cycle...Left the June 12 game vs. St. Louis with a knee injury...was placed on the 15-day D.L. on June 14...Underwent surgery on June 15 to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee... missed 19 games...Returned from his surgery on July 6 and hit .332 (82-for-247) with 42 runs scored in his fi nal 64 games of the season, raising his average from .267 to .320...Hit .429 (33-for-77) in July, the best average in the A.L. and the fourth-best average in baseball...Had three 4-hit games, all in Detroit (July 20, July 22 and Sept. 22)...hit .542 (13-for-24) at Comerica Park. 2006 Awarded his 1st Rawlings Gold Glove...named as the best defensive second baseman in the American League...Received the Royals Joe Burke Special Achievement Award...Recorded 1 of the fi nest defensive seasons in club history, posting a .994 fielding percentage while committing just 4 errors...Finished the season 4th among Major League 2nd basemen in fielding percentage and ranked 4th among Major League 2nd basemen with 111 double plays...was leading in double plays before missing the fi nal 11 games...His .994 fi elding percentage (.99372) ranked 2nd among Royals 2nd basemen all-time, trailing Frank White's .994 (.99446) mark in 1988...the 4 errors are tied for the fewest ever committed by a Royals 2nd baseman (White, 1988 and Jose Lind, 1993)...Opened the season with a franchise record of 77 consecutive errorless games at 2nd base, surpassing the previous record mark of 70 games set by Royals Hall of Famer Frank White (9/2/87-6/20/88)...the streak was the 3rd-longest to open a season in Major League Baseball since 1960...His streak to open the season extended his personal streak to 95 games (18 games with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2005), giving him the 8th-longest errorless streak among Major League 2nd basemen since 1960, the 4th-longest among everyday 2nd basemen..Set a Major League record for double plays turned by a 2nd baseman, age 36 or older, with his 1st of 3 double plays vs. Seattle on Sept. 15...broke the record of 104 set by 36-year-old Randy Velarde (Anaheim, Oakland) in 1999...His .994 fielding percentage ranked as 3rd-best among 2nd baseman 36 or older, trailing only Bobby Grich's .997 mark in 1985 and Frank White's .994 mark in 1988...Finished the season with a .297 average, going 163-for-548 with 32 doubles, 4 triples, 7 homers and 52 RBI...led the team in runs (85), hits and at bats, while ranking 3rd in doubles...His 163 hits, 85 runs and 548 at bats were his most since 2000 (172 hits, 101 runs, 617 at bats)...his .297 average was the 5th-best of his career, his best since 2004 (.307)...Recorded a .305 (122-400) average against right-handed pitchers, compared to a .277 mark (41-148) against lefties...recorded a .323 (91-282) mark at Kauffman Stadium with a .271 average (72-266) on the road...5 of his 7 home runs came at Kauffman Stadium...Hit in the 2nd spot in the order in 116 games, posting a .300 (145-483) average in those games...hit in the 3rd spot in 16 games, batting .286 (18-63)...Recorded a .356 average against divisional opponents as he combined to bat 80-for-225 against Chicago (30-75, .400), Cleveland (24- 69, .348), Detroit (9-28, .321) and Minnesota (17-53, .321)...Was named the Royals May Player of the Month after leading the team in hits (36) and average (.346)...defensively, he did not commit an error in 105 chances...Batted just .200 in June (20-100), but combined to hit .319 (143-448) in the other 5 months of the season...led the team with 53 multi-hit games, the most by a Royal since Raul Ibanez recorded 56 in 2003...Has faced all 30 Major League teams in his career after playing against Cleveland and Minnesota for the 1st time in 2006...Recovered from his slow June by batting .317 (84-265) after July 1 Recorded his 21st career 4-hit game with a 4-for-5 night against Cleveland May 9...had multi-hit games in 5 of 7 contests May 5-13...Hit his 1st home run of the year in the 1st inning against Detroit on May 23 and then followed it up 6 innings later with his was his 4th career multi-homer game...he was the 1st Royal to hit a home run from the 2 spot in the batting order in 2006...Recorded a season-best 11-game hitting streak from July 25-Aug. 4...hit .314 (16-51) with 9 runs during the streak...was his longest hitting streak since July 4-18, 2003 with St. Louis and equaled David DeJesus (6/23-7/4) for the longest streak of the season by a Royals player...Is signed through the 2007 season after signing a 1-year extension on Aug. 16 with a player option for 2008...Notched a season-high 4 RBI at Chicago on Aug. 16 in a 10-4 victory...was a double shy of the cycle in the game after going 3-for-5...Recorded his 1st career inside-the-park home run in the 9th inning of KC's 6-4 loss vs. Oakland on Aug. 20...marked the 90th inside-the-park home run in club history and the 1st since David DeJesus did so on Aug. 14, 2005 vs. Detroit (Gm. 1)...Turned in 5 straight multi-hit games from Sept. 8-14, going 11-for-25 (.440) during that stretch...batted .400 (16-for-40) over his last 9 games of the season, leading KC to a 9-3 record during that span...Finished the season by hitting in 23 of his last 29 starts (.331, 39-for-118) and in 41 of his last 50 games with an at bat (.322, 68-211) with 34 runs scored dating back to July 25...Finished the season with a .381 average in his 15 September games, batting 24-for-63 with 11 runs and 7 RBI...Saw his season end prematurely after suffering a groin strain vs. Los Angeles on Sept. 19...suffered the injury after beating out an infield single...the infield single extended his hitting streak to 9 games. 2005 Hit .294 (155-528) in his only season with St. Louis...recorded 30 doubles, 3 triples, 8 home runs and 59 RBI...scored 64 runs and posted a .334 on-base percentage in 137 games for the N.L. Central Champion Cardinals...Went 7-for-35 in the postseason, going 2-for-13 against San Diego in the Division Series and 5-for-22 against Houston in the NLCS...Ranked 1st among N.L. 2nd basemen with a .990 fielding percentage (694 TC, 7 E) and led all Major Leaguers with 108 double plays turned...His 59 RBI were 2nd most in his career (62, 1998) and ranked 4th on the team... recorded his 500th career RBI on Sept. 30 vs. Cincinnati ...Dominated N.L. East pitching with a .398 average with 2 home runs and 15 RBI in 22 games (.474 vs. PHI, .450 vs. ATL, .400 vs. FLA, .300 vs. NYM, .286 vs. WAS)...Was St. Louis' 3rd different starter at 2nd base in the last 3 season openers (Vina, Womack)...Batted .316 (68-215) after the All-Star break...ranked 8th in the league in home batting average (.322, 83-258)...Had 17 games with 3-plus hits, including season finale on Oct. 2 vs. Cincinnati...Went 4-for-5 and hit for his 1st cycle, collecting a triple in the 6th inning to complete feat on April 27 vs. Milwaukee...became the 1st Cardinal to hit for the cycle since John Mabry on May 18, 1996 and just the 3rd Cardinal to have one at Busch Stadium (Lankford-1991, Brock-1975)...Played in 86 of the team's 100 wins and hit .320 (108-for-337) in victories...hit safely in 63 of the 86 games...Batted .368 (28-76) in August and hit .333 (33-99) in May...Had 4 RBI at New York (NL) on May 14 with a 2-run HR, run-scoring single and sacrifice fly...was his 5th career 4-RBI game and 1st since June 1, 2001 at Houston...Collected his 1,500th career hit on May 17 at Philadelphia...Had a 3-hit game at Milwaukee on Aug. 8, including 3 runs and a career-high 5 RBI...was his 3rd 3-hit game in 5 starts...Had a season-high 9-game hit streak (.459, 17-37) ending Aug. 7 vs. Atlanta, his longest since 2003 (10 games)...Recorded his 300th career double on Aug. 29, 2005 at Florida... Hit a game-tying 3-run homer on Aug. 30 at Florida...also had 4 RBI...Returned to lineup on Sept. 14 (2-for-4 with a walk) after missing 7 games with back soreness...Picked up his 500th career RBI on Sept. 30, 2005 vs. Cincinnati. 2004 Mark battled Achilles tendinitis and missed more than two months of the season. Batted .307 in 81 games with six homers and 23 RBI...Had a .985 fielding pct. at second base (5 E/ 327 TC) and was a participant in 30 double plays. Appeared in 76 games (61 starts) at second, batting .317 as a starter...Was on the disabled list from 4/10-6/19 with inflammation of the right Achilles tendon. Batted .250 in eight rehab games for Iowa (AAA) with seven hits (3 2Bs, 2 HRs) and four RBI...Pinch hit 11 times for the Cubs, drawing two walks and notching a pair of hits...Hit .343 over his final 43 games, going 49-for-143. Had 14 extra base hits and 11 RBI...Had a season-high eight-game hitting streak 7/30-8/12, batting .393 (11-for-28)...Made his ninth career Opening Day start and went 3-for-5 on 4/5 at CIN. Hit safely in his first four games of the season before going on the DL (4/10)...First home run of the season came on 6/25 vs. CWS and was a game-winning, three-run shot off J. Garland (7-4 win)...Hit a game-winning, two-run single 7/26 at MIL off V. Santos...Recorded his 17th career, four-hit game 8/12 vs. SD, going 4-for-5 with a triple...Posted his third career two-homer game 8/20 at HOU, tagging P. Munro and C. Harville for solo homers. Also had a pair of singles for his 18th career four-hit game...Homered in his final game of the season on 10/3 off Atlanta's P. Byrd. 2003 Appeared in 121 games during his 1st season with the Cubs and batted .314 with 38 doubles, 3 home runs and 38 RBI...his batting average ranked 10th in the National League...Saw his 1st career postseason action, hitting .180 with 1 double, 1 triple and 3 RBI in 12 games...Led the club in doubles, reaching the 30-double mark for the 4th time during his big league career...Was on the disabled list Aug. 3-Sept. 2 with a fractured 5th metacarpal in his right hand after being hit in the hand by a pitch thrown by Arizona's Miguel Batista on Aug. 2...From July 4-Aug. 2, went 35-for-99 (.354) with 11 doubles and 17 runs 24 games after returning from the injury, he was 28-for-78 (.359) with 7 doubles, a triple and 16 RBI...Made his Cubs debut as the 2nd baseman/leadoff hitter Opening Day March 31 at New York (NL) and went 3-for-3 with a walk...was 2-for-3 with 3 runs scored on April 3...became the 1st Cub in 30 years to open a season 5-for-5...Started his Cubs career by hitting safely in each of his 1st 8 games, going 15-for-35 (.429) with 10 runs scored and 6 multi-hit games...Had a 10th-inning game-winning single off Pittsburgh's Mike Williams April 19...Had 10 hits over a 3-game span May 10-May 13, going 10-for-14...reached base 5 times May 12 at Milwaukee (4 hits, 1 walk) including a 2-hit 4th inning...also had 4-hit games June 27 vs. Chicago and July 21 at Atlanta (going 4-for-6 with 4 runs scored)...Had a 10-game hitting streak July 27-Sept. 5 (12-35, .343), his 2nd 10-game streak of the season (also July 4-18, going 17-for-39)...was the 10th double-digit streak of his Major League career...Underwent arthroscopic surgery on Oct. 22 (Dr. Michael Schafer) for right rotator cuff debridement. 2002 Played in 150 games with the Dodgers, batting .271 with 23 doubles, 9 homers and 50 RBI in 147 games at 2nd base...committed 7 errors in 626 total chances...turned 76 double plays...His .989 fielding percentage tied for the Majors' best mark at 2nd base with Cincinnati's Todd Walker and Seattle's Bret Boone...Overcame a slow start to bat .295 over his final 76 games (81-275)...drove in all 3 Dodgers runs in a 3-0 victory at Florida on May 11...had a season-high 4 hits at San Francisco on July 26...Homered in 3 straight games Aug. 9-11...his 3-run blast on Aug. 9 vs. Philadelphia was the game-winning hit in a 7-6 contest. 2001 Another steady season for the second baseman, batting .271 with 21 doubles and a career-high 55 RBI and 13 home runs...teamed with Tom Goodwin on April 5 vs. Arizona to hit the first back-to-back home runs by Dodgers leading off a game in franchise history...had his second career two-homer game on April 6 vs. San Francisco in the Dodgers' 10-1 win...also had two home runs in a game on May 13, 1998 at San Francisco...had a two-run home run and a two-run double to tie a career high with four RBI on April 7 vs. San Francisco (third time)...homered in a career-best four-straight games from April 5-8 and began the season 10-for-28 (.357) with five home runs and eight RBI in the team's first seven games...hit in nine straight games from April 11-21, batting .361 (13-for-36)...also had an eight-game hitting streak from May 8-16 in which he batted .424 (14-for-33) with two home runs and six RBI...had at least one hit in 95 of 131 starts (73 percent), including 40 multi-hit games...hit his first career grand slam home run and tied his career RBI-high with four (fourth time) on June 1 at Houston...hit game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th to drive in the winning run in the Dodgers' 2-1 win vs. Anaheim on June 9...had a 13-game hitting streak from May 29-June 11 when he batted .309 (17-for-55)...on the 15-day disabled list from June 12-27 with a sprained left ankle...surpassed his previous best home run mark (10 in 1998) with his 11th home run on Sept. 2 vs. St. Louis...was tough in the clutch as he batted .320 (64-for-200) with men on base and .333 (30-for-90) with runners in scoring position...feasted on Giants' pitching, hitting at a .339 clip (20-for-59) with four home runs and 11 RBI...led the Dodgers and was tied for 10th in the National League by being hit by a pitch 11 times...had just one error in his first 43 games and one in a 34-game stretch from July 8-Aug. 18...finished with a .984 fielding percentage...matched a career low with just 10 errors... 2000 Batted .279 (172-for-617) with 35 doubles, six triples, seven home runs, 49 RBI and 101 runs scored in 148 games...made the switch from shortstop to second base prior to the season and did not miss a beat...committed 17 errors, but just two in his last 37 games played...tied for fifth in the National League with 617 at bats...hit in a season high 10 consecutive games June 14-22 and batted .333 (14-for-42) in that stretch...out with a viral illness from July 7-15...was batting .303 (107-for-353) in 81 games prior to the illness and hit .246 (65-for-264) in 67 games afterwards...had 44 multi-hit games, including 29 2-hit, 12 3-hit and three 4-hit games...was 3-for-5 with a double, triple and a career-high tying four RBI on August 29 at Montreal... had four hits, including a home run and walk on May 7 vs. Houston... hit game-winning solo home run with two outs in the 10th inning on September 15 off Mike DeJean to provide the Dodgers with a 4-3 win over the Rockies ...batted .290 (130-for-449) with five home runs and 37 RBI vs. right-handed batters...hit at a .339 clip (21-for-62) in 13 games played on artificial turf...batted .333 (37-for-111) in May and .322 (39-for-121) in June. 1999 In first full season with the Dodgers, batted team-high .326 with 7 home runs and 46 RBI in 123 games...tied for 5th in National League in batting average with Jeff Cirillo (Brewers) behind Larry Walker (Rockies, .379), Luis Gonzalez (Diamondbacks, .336), Bobby Abreu (Phillies, .335) and Sean Casey (Reds, .332)...batted .342 after the All-Star break en route to setting a franchise record for highest batting average by a shortstop (minimum 100 games)...the previous record was .321 by Brooklyn's Glenn Wright in 1930...the previous Los Angeles mark was Maury Wills (.302 in 1963)...became only the 5th Dodger shortstop in history to bat over .300 in one season, joining Wills, Wright, Tom Corcoran (.300 in 1893), and Pee Wee Reese (.309 in 1954)...wore Dodger Heroes patch in honor of Reese, the Hall of Famer who passed away on August 14...also had the highest average among National League shortstops...his .354 average (35-for-99) in September was 7th among National League hitters...hit in 15 of his last 20 games (30-for-85, .353) and 39 of 47 games (70-for-197, .355)...hit in 62 of 75 games (111-for-319, .348) with 18 doubles, 4 triples, 5 home runs and 36 RBI after coming off the disabled list July 6...became Dodgers' 5th Opening Day shortstop of 1990s, joining Alfredo Griffin (1990-91), Jose Offerman (1992-95), Greg Gagne (1996-97) and Jose Vizcaino (1998)...started season batting .091 (3-for-33) with runners in scoring position...improved to .254 (33-for-130) overall with RISP...missed 28 games due to a broken hand...suffered injury punching dugout wall in Pittsburgh on June 1 after hitting into a double play...the Dodgers were 9-19 during his time on the disabled list from June 4-July 5...hit safely in 11 consecutive games (22-for-49, .449) from August 23-September 4...immediately saw improvement in his defense after attending Bucky Dent's fielding camp in Florida during the offseason...made only 13 errors: 3rd fewest among regular N.L. shortstops after committing combined 33 miscues with Expos and Dodgers in 1998...his .974 fielding percentage ranked 5th...was the only major leaguer to commit at least 30 errors in consecutive seasons in 1997-98...made 92 errors during 3-year period from 1996-98...established career highs in walks (31) and triples (5)...stole career-low 6 bases after swiping 76 from 1996-98...matched career high with 5 hits in 2nd game of a doubleheader July 22 vs. Colorado...batted .389 (56-for-144) against left-handers and batted .361 (79-for-219) at Dodger Stadium...spent majority of season in the No. 2 slot in the batting order, posting a .367 (91-for-248) average with 5 home runs and 25 RBI... 1998 In 156 overall games with Los Angeles and Montreal, he batted .272 with 21 doubles, a triple, 10 home runs, 62 RBI and 62 runs scored...set career highs in homers and RBI...hit .264 with 6 doubles, 2 home runs and 21 RBI in 51 games with the Dodgers after being acquired in a 7-player trade with the Expos on July 31...started at shortstop in 51 of the Dodgers' 53 games after the 105 games for Montreal, batted .275 with 15 doubles, a triple, 8 homers, 41 RBI and 11 stolen bases...among N.L. shortstops, his 62 RBI ranked 2nd behind Cincinnati's Barry Larkin (72)...his 10 homers were 3rd behind Milwaukee's Jose Valentin (16) and Larkin (17)...led all N.L. shortstops in games played (156), ranked 2nd in total chances (718) and assists (455) and was 3rd in putouts (230)...slugged 2 home runs in a game for the first time in his career on May 13 at San Francisco...tied a career high for the 3rd time with 5 hits on May 8 vs. Colorado...made his Dodger debut on August 1 at New York, starting at shortstop and going 2-for-4...collected a hit in 29 of his first 37 games with the Dodgers, going 42-for-145 (.290) with 5 doubles, a homer and 15 RBI... 1997 His 54 doubles tied a major league record for the most by a shortstop in a season set by Seattle's Alex Rodriguez in 1996...collected his 54th double off John Smoltz on September 19 at Turner Field...was unable to break the record in his last 9 games, spanning 41 at-bats, his longest double drought of the season...on September 7, broke the N.L. record of 48 doubles previously held by the Phillies' Dick Bartell in 1932...shattered the Expos' record of 46 doubles set by Warren Cromartie in 1979...also was a big factor in Montreal leading the N.L. with 339 doubles, also a club record...led the N.L. with 649 at-bats and ranked 9th with 177 hits...had a career-high 51 RBI...led the Expos in games played (156), hits, at-bats, doubles and stolen bases (25)...put together a .955 fielding percentage and started 156 games, the most by a N.L. shortstop for the 2nd straight year...set the N.L. record with 49th double off Philadelphia's Ryan Karp on September 7...joined Andy Stankiewicz and Mike Lansing for back-to-back-to-back home runs off Chicago's Kent Bottenfield on August 23 at Wrigley Field...was one of the very few times in major league history that players wearing consecutive descending uniform numbers homered in succession; Stankiewicz (No. 5), Grudzielanek (No. 4) and Lansing (No. 3)... 1996 Developed into one of the majors premier shortstops after setting career bests with a .306 batting average, 201 hits and 33 stolen bases in 153 games for the Expos...joined Hall of Famer Honus Wagner as the only other shortstop this century to hit .300, collect 200 hits and steal 30 bases in a season...among league leaders, ranked 2nd with 65 multi-hit games, 3rd with 657 at-bats, 4th with 201 hits and 11th with 33 steals...after his 1-for-5 outing on Opening Day, his batting average stayed above .300 for the entire season...started the season by hitting safely in 11 of the first 12 games, including a 9-game hitting streak...batted .366 with a team-leading 45 hits and 25 runs in April and had an average as high as .346 on June 4...finished the season with a .959 fielding percentage after starting the most games among N.L. shortstops, 5 more than Cincinnati's Barry Larkin and Colorado's Walt Weiss...his 180 putouts set a major league single-season record for fewest putouts by a shortstop (150 or more games)...reached the 200-hit plateau with 2 singles on September 26 at Philadelphia, becoming just the 2nd player in Expos' history to collect at least 200 hits in a season...set a club record with 157 singles, eclipsing the previous record of 140 set by Tim Raines (1986) and Marquis Grissom (1993)...also surpassed Hubie Brooks for the most hits by an Expos shortstop (163)...overall, he hit safely in 114 of his 153 games...went 5-for-5 (all singles) on May 12 vs. Houston...also went 5-for-7 with 2 RBI in a 13-inning game at Colorado on April 28...collected 6 consecutive hits from May 12-13...was selected to his first All-Star Game and went 0-for-1...played the last 2 innings of the game at third base, playing alongside future Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith at shortstop...stole a career-best 3 bases June 15 at Cincinnati...stole home in the front-end of a double steal with Jeff Fassero on September 1 vs. San Diego... 1995 Split the season between Triple-A Ottawa and Montreal, where he batted .245 with one home run, 20 RBI and 12 doubles in 78 games with the Expos...began the season in Montreal and started 25 games at third base and 10 at second base before he was optioned to Ottawa on July 3...batted .298 in 49 games at Ottawa before being recalled by the Expos on August 26...started 32 games at shortstop when he returned after Wil Cordero moved to left field for the remainder of the season...made his major league debut on April 28 at Wrigley Field, striking out as a pinch hitter vs. Bryan Hickerson...made his first start the following day at second base and went 0-for-4 as the leadoff batter...collected a pair of doubles for his first 2 major league hits...doubled off the Mets' Mike Remlinger in the 10th inning on May 4 for his first major league hit... 1994 Developed into the Exposb top major league prospect after batting .322 with 11 home runs, 66 RBI, 37 doubles and 32 stolen bases in 122 games at Double-A Harrisburg to earn Eastern League Most Valuable Player honors...also named Eastern League MVP by Topps, as well as being selected to Toppsb Eastern League and Double-A All-Star teams...chosen as the Exposb Minor League Player of the Month after he batted .418 with 3 home runs and 16 RBI in April...was a member of the N.L. squad at the Double-A All-Star Game...placed in the Eastern League Top 10 in 9 offensive categories...led league shortstops with a .959 fielding percentage, committing 22 errors in 532 total chances...won the Arizona Fall League batting title with a .365 batting average in 40 games with Mesa...he and Nomar Garciaparra were named the best shortstop prospects in the league...underwent surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee by Dr. Larry Coughlin in Montreal on December 13... 1993 Led Single-A West Palm Beach with 6 triples and was 2nd with 17 stolen bases...played second base, shortstop, third base and outfield...spent 3 weeks on the disabled list from July 13-August 9 with a fractured right heel... 1992 Placed 5th among Midwest League batters with 496 at-bats while placing 2nd on his Single-A Rockford club with 64 runs, 122 hits, 5 triples and 54 RBI...stole 25 bases in 29 attempts... 1991 Led Single-A Jamestown with 275 at-bats and tied for the team lead with 72 games played.