In final year of five-year contract with Montreal, batted .330 with 25 home runs and 79 RBI in 112 games...Missed significant time in May, June and July due to back pain, which was caused by a herniated disk...Missed 40 games on disabled list...Injury did not require surgery...Played in three games for Brevard County during a rehab stint, July 17-20...Went 3-for-6 with a home run and one RBI...Despite missed time, marked sixth straight season he collected at least 25 home runs and first campaign he didn't post at least 34 home runs since 1997...Nearly won Expos' Triple Crown, but Orlando Cabrera posted one more RBI (80 to 79)...Batted .301 with eight HR and 33 RBI in 50 games before injury, hit .353 with 17 HR and 46 RBI in 62 contests after return...With 454-foot homer off Odalis Perez, August 21 at Dodger Stadium, moved past Andre Dawson (225) into sole possession of first place on Expos' all-time home run list...Passed Dawson in 1,945 fewer at-bats...Named National League Player of Month in August...Marked fifth player of month honor in career...Hit .349 (37-for-106) with eight doubles, one triple, 10 home runs and 25 RBI...10-homer month was sixth of career...Drove in 25 or more runs in single month for eighth time...Despite playing in only 112 games, ranked fourth in baseball with 22 intentional walks...Only Barry Bonds (61), Manny Ramirez (28) and Carlos Delgado (23) owned more...Played in 1,000th big league game on September 23 at Atlanta...Hit 7th-inning two-run homer on September 14 vs. New York (NL) to complete the cycle, Expos' sixth cycle in 35 National League seasons....Hit 502-foot home run, July 28 vs. Atlanta off Mike Hampton...Blast was longest home run hit to left field in 27-year baseball history of Olympic Stadium...Expos management erected a "502" sign/marker where ball landed...On March 25, MLB President and COO Bob DuPuy reduced his suspension from three games to two stemming from March 10 Expos-Marlins contest that included first inning on-field fracas...Sat out Expos' first two games of season, March 31-April 2, at Atlanta...Batted .393 with nine home runs in 84 at-bats against left-handed pitchers...Hit .314 with runners in scoring position (33/105)...Hit .375 (57/152) with 13 home runs and 48 RBI at Olympic Stadium...Batted .440 (37-for-84) with eight home runs when putting first pitch in play...Posted season-high five RBI in first of two games played, April 19 vs. Cincinnati...Hit game-ending three-run shot off Jaret Wright in 10th inning of 12-9 win, May 7 vs. San Diego, his seventh career walk-off HR.
Named team captain during spring training and earned honor of Expos' Player of Year for fourth time in five years...Joined Gary Carter as only four-time winners of award...Set team record with 206 hits...Came one HR short of becoming fourth member
of baseball's 40/40 Club, hitting 39 HR and stealing 40 bases while missing only one game...Totaled 14 outfield assists to tie Larry Walker for National League lead, third best in majors...Reached 100-RBI and 100-run plateau for fifth consecutive season...Ranked in NL's Top 5 in 14 offensive categories...Voted to Sporting News' NL All-Star team completing outfield with Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa and voted to USA Today Sports Weekly's Team as best right fielder in majors...Received Silver Slugger Award for third time as voted by managers and coaches...Runner-up to Alex Rodriguez for Hank Aaron Award recognizing best overall hitter in each league...Finished fourth in NL MVP vote, being named on 31 of 32 ballots for 168 points behind Bonds (448), Albert Pujols (276) and Lance Berkman (181)...On second-last day of season against Reds, hit very top of right field wall, missing homer by inches...Only three players in MLB history have hit at least 40 HR and have stolen a minimum of 40 bases in same season: Jose Canseco (42 HR/40 SB in 1988 with Oakland), Barry Bonds (42/40, 1996 with San Francisco) and Alex Rodriguez (42/46, 1998 with Seattle)...According to Elias Sports Bureau, only one other player has missed the elusive 40/40 mark by one HR...Bobby
Bonds hit 39 HR and stole 43 bases with San Francisco Giants in 1973...Was only NL player and one of only three players in majors to top 200-hit plateau in 2002, joining New York Yankees' Alfonso Soriano (209) and Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki (208)...In addition to leading league in hits (206), also paced NL in total bases (364)...Finished second in multi-hit games (60), batting versus right-handed pitching (.347) and intentional walks (32), while recording second-longest hitting streak in majors (26 games)...Streak was second-longest in franchise history - behind his own 31-game streak posted in 1999...Joined FLA's Luis Castillo and BOS' Nomar Garciapparra as only active players to collect 30- and 20- game hitting streaks in their career...Hit safely in 33 of 35 games, July 30-September 6, hitting .383 (51/133) during that time.
Ranks among Expos all-time leaders in every offensive category...In 2002, became one of five players in major league history to record a .300 batting average, 30 HR, 100 RBI and 100 runs in five straight seasons, doing so from 1998-2002...Joined Lou Gehrig (nine seasons, 1929-37), Babe Ruth (seven, 1926-32), Jimmie Foxx (five, 1932-36) and Frank Thomas (five, 1993-97)...Four-time All-Star enters 2004 as career .323 hitter in 1,004 major league games...His 234 home runs in eight seasons with Montreal stands as club record...Since 1998, has averaged a .325 clip with 99 runs, 37 home runs, 110 RBI, 20 stolen bases and 12 assists per season...Single-season career bests include .345 average and 44 home runs in 2000, 131 RBI in 1999 and 206 hits in 2002...Became second youngest active player to reach 200 home runs in 2002 when he reached mark at exactly same age as Ken Griffey Jr. (26 years, 182 days)...In 2002, became fifth player in history with consecutive 30/30 seasons (also Willie Mays 1956-57, Bobby Bonds 1977-78, Ron Gant 1990-91 and Barry Bonds 1995-97)...In 1999, was the youngest of four players to have 30 homers and a 30-game hitting streak in same season, joining Rogers Hornsby (1922), Joe DiMaggio (1941) and Nomar Garciaparra (1997)...Three-time Louisville Silver Slugger recipient...At 22, became youngest Expos player to reach 30 HR mark, 200 hits and 100 RBI plateau...Only two players in major league history - Mel Ott and Joe DiMaggio - had a season in which they matched or surpassed Guerrero's numbers in each of those three categories before turning 23...Fell one home run short of becoming just fourth ever player to enter elite 40/40 club in 2002 (39 HR, 40 SB)...Has been named NL Player of Month five times and Player of Week six times...Owns 130 career intentional walks and 84 career outfield assists...Has seven career "walk-off" HR...Owns 19 two-HR games in his career.
Became second-youngest active player to hit 200 career HR before age of 27 (26.182), hitting a solo shot off Mike DeJean in ninth inning August 9 at Milwaukee...Achieved mark at exactly same age as Ken Griffey, Jr., while trailing Alex Rodriguez (25.290)...HR was also his 30th of season, marking his fifth straight 30+ HR season...Was elected to start All-Star Game for first time in career...Gained 1,307,622 votes, placing third among outfielders, behind Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa...Was 1-for-2 with a single and a run scored at July 9th game at Milwaukee's Miller Park...Was his fourth All-Star Game...His first-inning single off FLA's Brad Penny July 20 at Florida marked 1,000th hit of his career...Became fifth-youngest active player to reach mark (26 years, 162 days), trailing only Roberto Alomar (25.190), Ken Griffey Jr. (25.268), Alex Rodriguez (25.283) and Derek Jeter (26.92)...Became ninth repeat 30/30 member in ML history, August 30, stealing 2B versus ATL's John Smoltz & Javy Lopez...Set team record, September 4 versus Philadelphia, with 27th intentional walk, breaking Expos' old mark (26, Tim Raines, 1987)...Finished with 32 IBB...Hit two walk-off HR (vs. ARI's Curt Schilling August 1 & vs. ARI's Byung-Hyun Kim July 30)...Collected five multi-HR games (April 16 vs. CHI, April 28 vs. STL, May 1 @ HOU, July 11 vs. ATL, July 17 vs. NYM)...Homered in three straight games, July 11-13 against visiting Atlanta...Named NL Player of Month for April...28 RBI set a team record for most RBI in April, breaking old mark of 27 (Henry Rodriguez, 1996; Guerrero, 2000)...Named NL Player of Week for April 22-28...Hit .520 (13/25), two 2B, three HR, six RBI, six runs, four SB, .960 slugging, .613 on-base, 24 total bases and three assists.
Experienced another record-breaking season with Montreal, completing his second straight campaign with at least 40 HR and 120 RBI and his third straight with at least 35 HR and 100 RBI...Joined Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and Jimmie Foxx as only players with 30 home runs, 100 RBI and .300 BA in three consecutive years before the age of 25...Ranked among NL Top 10 in 13 categories...Finished tied for 2nd in NL in triples (11); 3rd in total bases (379); batting (.345) and slugging (.664); 4th in home runs (44), multi-hit games (58) and hits (197); 5th in RBI (123) and extra base hits (83)...Finished tied for 5th with 12 outfield assists...Rewrote club record book in seven different offensive categories: Batting average (.345), home runs (44), total bases (379), home runs at home (25), extra bases on long hits (179), home runs, month (13 in September) and slugging percentage (.664)...Received Silver Slugger Award for second time, as voted by managers and coaches...Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa completed the outfield...Named to AP Major League All-Star Team for first time and to Sporting News All-Star team for second straight season...Started in LF in Midsummer Classic at Atlanta as a replacement for injured Barry Bonds...Went 1-for-2 with a single in third spot of the order...Was first Expo to start All-Star Game since Marquis Grissom (LF) in 1993...Participated in Home Run Derby.
NL Player of Month for April after leading the league in BA (.410), total bases (66) and slugging (.795)...Tied a club record for most RBI in month (27), set by Henry Rodriguez in 1996...Was runner-up to Rockies' Todd Helton for Hank Aaron Award recognizing best overall hitter in each league...Finished sixth in NL MVP voting...Hit two homers on April 3 (Opening Night) vs. L.A., connecting for his 500th career hit - a HR in 5th off Kevin Brown...Also hit solo HR in 8th off Terry Adams...Became second Expo to homer twice in season opener (Al Oliver, 1983 at Chicago)...Clubbed 100th career homer (solo) off Colorado's Julian Tavarez, April 26...Was 436th career game - 16th-fastest in ML history...Went 3-for-5, 3B, 2 HR and four RBI August 8 at Arizona...11 total bases were a career high...Hit two home runs in back-to-back games for first time in his career, Sept 17-18...Connected for a franchise record 24th HR at home on September 19, hitting a solo shot off Florida's Reid Cornelius, surpassing his previous record of 23 set in 1999...Hit total of 25 round-trippers at home in '00...Hit franchise record 43rd HR off FLA's A.J. Burnett on September 21, surpassing his previous mark of 42 set in 1999...Also went 1-for-3, 2 BB, IBB in game, setting club record for most total bases in a season with 368, surpassing his previous mark of 367 set in 1998...Connected for HR # 44 (452 ft.) off Ryan Demspter on September 26 at Pro Player Stadium...Set club record with 13 HR in September, eclipsing previous mark of nine.
The first season of his new five-year contract with Expos, established seven offensive club records while finishing among NL Top 10 in 11 different categories...131 RBI set new Expos record and stands as career-best, eight more than Tim Wallach's 123 set in 1987...Also finished season with 366 total bases, one less than his own club record set in 1998...Became first in franchise history to hit 30 or more homers and drive in at least 100 runs in two consecutive campaigns...Finished second in NL in total bases (366); 4th in extra base hits (84) and intentional walks (14); 5th in homers (42), tied with Astros' Jeff Bagwell in RBI (131), and hits (193)...Finished tied for third with 15 outfield assists...Hit safely in 31 consecutive games from July 27-August 26, going 49-for-127 (.386) with 12 doubles, one triple, 11 homers, 10 walks, four stolen bases and 27 RBI...Streak set a franchise record, surpassing Delino DeShields' 21-game streak set from June 28-July 21, 1993...Was also longest hitting streak in majors in 1990's...Was fifth-longest streak since 1949...Out of 31 games, 15 of them were multi-hit affairs...24 of 49 hits went for extra bases, as he compiled a .756 slugging percentage during stretch...He is youngest of four players to have 30 homers and a 30-game hitting streak in the same season, joining Rogers Hornsby (1922), Joe DiMaggio (1941) and Nomar Garciaparra (1997)...Joined Joltin' Joe and Hornsby in baseball history to have 30-game streak, along with at least 30 homers and 100 RBI in the same season...42 homers is co-highest total by a player with at least a 30-game hit streak...Rodgers Hornsby also hit 42 home runs to go along with a 33-game hitting streak in 1922.
Sat out on August 31 at Arizona with a bruised left knee to snap a 276 consecutive games appearance streak...Was first game missed since April 19, 1998 at Houston, ending third-longest consecutive game streak in majors...His 84 extra-base hits were two more than his club record set in 1998...His .600 slugging pct. surpassed .592 set by Moises Alou in strike-shortened 1994 season and his own .589 mark set in 1998...Named to The Sporting News year-end All-Star team...Became first Expos' player to win award since Moises Alou in 1994...Claimed Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award, becoming first Expo such honored since Alou and Wil Cordero in 1994...NL Player of the Month for August after batting .355 with 12 home runs and 29 RBI while also collecting 10 doubles and compiling a slugging percentage of .742...Was also named NL Player of the Month in July, 1998...Hit two homers in a game three times: May 16 at PIT (6th and 7th inning), August 10 vs LA (5th and 7th inning) & on October 2 at Philadelphia (1st and 6th inning)...Homered in three straight games from October 1-3 at Philadelphia...Represented Expos at All-Star Game in Boston...Grounded in to FC in only at-bat in what was first All-Star Game appearance...Tied club record for most RBI in August with 28, set by himself in 1998...Also tied the franchise mark for most HR in a month (12), set by Rusty Staub in August, 1970...Went 2-for-4, 2 HR, and a career-high 6 RBI October 2 at Philadelphia...In that contest, He and his older brother Wilton homered...Vladimir went deep twice and collected six RBI while Wilton hit a grand slam off Paul Byrd...The Guerreros hit three homers and set a major league record by combining for 10 RBI by brothers in same game.