Charles Edward Johnson, Jr....he and his wife, Rhonda, have two sons, Brandon (7/26/98) and Beau (10/20/00)...was the starting catcher for the United States Olympic Team in Barcelona, Spain in 1992...hit .242 as the starting catcher for the U.S. National Team at the 1991 Pan American
Games in Havana, Cuba...member of the gold-medal winning USA Junior National Team at the 1988 World Junior Championships in Australia...was a three-time all-state selection as a catcher at Ft. Pierce Westwood High School...named Gatorade Player of the Year for the State of Florida in 1989...one of the most community-minded players on the team, Charles was the Rockies' 2003 and 2004 Roberto Clemente
Award nominee...has continued his "CJ's Catches" program in Denver, where he hosts a group of 50 kids every Saturday game at Coors Field and provides transportation, t-shirts, tickets and food vouchers...he
did the same thing at Pro Player Stadium when he was a member of the Marlins...Charles lends his time
to the Denver Action Team, a youth volunteer initiative through the MLBPA...participates in MLB's "Base for
Auction" program, in which catchers from each team sign a base to be auctioned off for charity...donated
$100 for every basestealer he threw out in 2001 as a part of his "Thou Shall Not Steal" program...is a supporter
of the Janita McGriff Foundation, founded in memory of his 29-year old cousin who lost her life to
breast cancer...the foundation purchases school supplies for needy children as well as assist families as
they deal with cancer...distributed toys to kids at the Florida Marlins-African-American Council of Christian
Clergy's "Dreams Come True" toy distribution in 2001...his parents, Charles Sr. and Gloria were honored
as the "Little League Parents of the Year" at the 2004 Little League World Series...signed by Gary Hughes.2004Spent much of the season as Colorado's No. 1 catcher before splitting time down the stretch
with Todd Greene and J.D. Closser...Johnson played in 109 games (85 starts), batting .236 with 20 doubles,
13 homers and 47 RBI...Charles' 13 clouts were the fewest in a non-injury season since he hit 13 in
1996...threw out 12 of 74 attempted basestealers (.162), the lowest percentage of his career...was behind
the plate for 746.1 innings, with the Rockies compiling a 39-45 record when he started...had nearly identical
home / road splits, batting .230 with 7 homers and 26 RBI at Coors, while hitting .242 with 6 homers
and 21 RBI on the road...became the first Rockie to ever homer in his
first three games of a season, going yard April 6-7 at Arizona and April 9
at Los Angeles...the three straight games with a homer also matched a
career high for Johnson, done for the eighth time (last: June 25-28,
2000)...belted his third career grand slam April 7 at Bank One off Andrew
Good...stole 2 bases in the first eight games, which matched his career
high for an entire season (also had 2 in 2000)...did not steal another the
rest of the year...on April 27 vs. Florida, Johnson was the middle act of
back-to-back-to-back homers with Jeromy Burnitz and Matt Holliday, the
sixth such occurrence in franchise history...went on to hit .333 for the
month of April with 7 homers, the most ever by a Rockies catcher in a
single month and his highest total since belting 9 in April of
2001...recorded his third career pinch-hit homer on May 17 vs.
Philadelphia...hit 2 doubles on May 31 at San Diego and then a clubrecord
tying 3 on June 1 at PETCO Park...all 5 doubles came in consecutive plate appearances, the first ML player to double in 5 consecutive
trips to the plate since Sandy Alomar did it June 5-6, 1997...after hitting
.264 with 11 HR and 27 RBI in 67 games prior to the All-Star Break,
Charles would play in only 42 games during the second half and hit .175
with 2 HR and 10 RBI...played in only nine games in September and
started just three of Colorado's final 21 contests.2003The club's No. 1 catcher, Charles made his eighth career Opening Day start on April 1, and went on to make 103 starts behind the plate in
his first season as a Rockie...batted .230 (82-for-356) for the year with 20 doubles, 20 homers and 61 RBI in 108 games...his 20 homers set a club record
for a Rockies catcher, besting the previous mark of 17 set by Jeff Reed in 1997...it trailed only Javy Lopez (43) for
most HR among all National League backstoppers in 2003...has gone yard more times in a single season only once,
when he hit 31 in 2000...now has 152 career homers as a catcher (154 total), the sixth most among active players
at that position...had 11 solo shots this year, 7 two-run home runs, 1 three-run homer and a grand slam in Game One
of a June 7th doubleheader vs. Kansas City...it was the first slam by a catcher in Rockies history and the second GS
of Johnson's career (May 13, 2001 at San Diego)...only 2 of his long balls this season came off left-handers with the
other 18 vs. RHP...batted .306 (55-for-180) at Coors versus a .153 clip on the road (27-for-176)...his homer numbers
were quite comparable though, 12 clouts in Denver to 8 homers away from the Mile High City...most of his home
runs were "no doubters," as 18 of the 20 traveled an estimated distance of over 400 ft...he became only the sixth
player to hit one into the left field bleachers at Great American Ball Park on July 30th...saw his best offensive numbers
come against the NL Central Division, as all told, he batted .372 (32-for-86) with 11 homers and 25 RBI vs. central
foes...a team-by-team breakdown shows Johnson hit an even .500 vs. the Reds, .412 against the Cubs, .409 vs.
Pittsburgh, a .300 clip vs. both the Brewers and Cardinals and a .231 mark vs. Houston...against the rest of the
league, however, Johnson hit just .185 (50-for-270)...committed only 4 errors on the year, finishing with a .993
(595/599) fielding percentage, seventh best among NL catchers...the four-time Gold Glove winner threw out 15-of-
51 attempted basestealers (29.4 pct)...on May 17, Charles caught three New York Met runners on the basepaths to
equal a franchise record, done now three times in club history...the only other signal caller to record three caught
steals in one game was Henry Blanco who did it twice during the 1999 season...in the Rockies record book, Charles' 561 putouts were the fourth most
by a catcher in one year and his .993 fielding percentage finished second behind Kirt Manwaring's .994 in 1997...Colorado pitchers compiled a 5.24 ERA
(897.2 ip, 523 er) with Johnson behind the plate...season got off to a slow start, as he collected only 3 hits in his first 37 at-bats and was batting just .154
through his first 14 games (8-for-54)...snapped out of that funk with five straight multi-hit games April 26-May 2 (10-for-19), raising his average exactly
100 points to .254...he would have just 10 more multi-hit games for the rest of the year...drew 49 walks, including 14 in May, which trailed only Larry
Walker (27) and Todd Helton (17) on the squad...drew walks in six straight games from May 21-28 and later notched his 400th career walk in the second
inning July 23 in Los Angeles...reached a couple of other milestones in 2003, playing in career game No. 1,000 June 14 in Detroit and collecting his
500th career RBI July 27 vs. Milwaukee...drove in 16 runs in June, tied for the seventh most he's ever had in a single month...his season high in RBI
was 4 done on April 27 vs. Chicago-NL and June 7 (1) vs. Kansas City, when he hit his grand slam...accomplished a rare personal feat Aug. 8 vs.
Pittsburgh when he stole second base...it was CJ's fourth career SB and his first since July 25, 2000 vs. the Yankees as a member of the Orioles...set
the franchise record for most homers by a catcher with his 18th on Sept. 10 vs. St. Louis.2002Johnson struggled through an injury-plagued campaign, playing a career-low 83 games with two stints
on the disabled list ... hit .217 (53-for-244) with 6 home runs and 36 RBI ... ranked fourth among National League catchers
with a .994 fielding percentage, trailing Damian Miller (.997), Brad Ausmus (.997) and Benito Santiago (.995) ... threw
out 21-of-58 basestealers (36.2%) ... began the year on the DL with a left thumb ligament sprain he injured during
a spring training game on March 5th ... Johnson's thumb was hit by Expos first baseman Joe Vitiello as he ran down
the first base line as a 10th inning pinch-hitter ... officially placed on the DL March 22 and missed the first six games
of the season while on a rehab assignment at Jupiter ... hit .500 (5-for-10) with 2 home runs and 3 RBI in the rehab
stint before returning on April 8 for the home opener vs. the Expos ... began the season hitless in his first eight atbats
and was just 5-for-34 (.147) in 12 games during the month of April ... blasted his first home run of the year on
May 5 at Milwaukee off Nelson Figueroa, his first homer since August 1, 2001, spanning 56 games and 189 atbats ...
collected his first 3-hit game of the year on May 29 vs. Cincinnati, his first 3-hitter since Aug. 28, 2001 ... hit
safely in a season-high six straight games, July 25-Aug. 21, with a stint on the DL in the middle ... homered in backto-
back games, July 26 and 27 at Montreal, the first time he's gone deep in two straight games since April 24-25,
2001 at Arizona ... went on the disabled list for a second time on Aug. 6 (retroactive to July 28) with a lower back
strain ... made two rehab starts at Jupiter before being activated Aug. 16 ... then missed the final eight games of the
season due to recurring lower back pain ... made his final start Sept. 20 at Atlanta.2001
32 doubles set a new single-season career high and his 75 RBI were his most in the NL and second-most in his career, behind his 91 RBI last season... played in his sixth season with the Marlins, tying Gary Sheffield (1993-98) and Luis Castillo (1996-2001) for the most seasons played for Florida.
named to the National League All-Star team, his second selection, both as a member of the Marlins (also in 1997)... is one of only four Marlins to receive multiple trips to the Midsummer Classic, along with Gary Sheffield (1993 and 1996), Jeff Conine (1994 and 1995) and Kevin Brown (1996 and 1997).
caught A.J. Burnett's no-hitter on May 12 at San Diego and has caught all three no-hitters in Florida Marlins history... the three no-hitters caught ties a Major League record.
hit .285 with 16 HR and 56 RBI in 73 games prior to the All-Star Break and .226 (44x195) with two home runs and 19 RBI in 55 games after the Break.
matched a career high with four hits in four at-bats on April 24 at Arizona... marked the fourth four-hit game of his career, with his last coming on September 17, 1999 at Anaheim as a member of the Baltimore Orioles.
collected two season-high eight-game hitting streaks, as he hit .322 (10x31, 2 HR, 6 2B, 8 RBI) from April
3-14 and .367 (11x30, HR, 2B, 9 RBI) from May 8-16.
recorded two hits in eight pinch-hit at-bats, both home runs, the first two pinch-hit homers of his career (6 RBI)... hit a seventh inning pinch-hit grand slam off Jay Witasick on May 13 at San Diego, giving the
Marlins a 5-4 lead in a 10-4 win at Qualcomm Stadium... is one of three pinch-hit grand slams in Club
history, along with Bruce Aven (5/7/99 at LA) and Ryan McGuire (5/31/01 vs. NYM)... slugged a pinch-hit homer on August 1 at Milwaukee, a ninth-inning two-run shot off Curtis Leskanic, leading the Marlins to a 5-4 10-inning comeback win.
after beginning the season hitless in his first eight at-bats (including 0x6 on April 2 vs. PHI), hit in 18 of his next 22 contests at a .372 clip (29x78) to reach his highest batting average of the season: .337 on May 4 vs. Milwaukee.
hit .333 (25x75) with nine home runs and 20 RBI in 20 April games... his nine home runs were tied for
fifth-most in the Majors, behind only Luis Gonzalez (13), Barry Bonds (11), Larry Walker (11) and Carlos
Delgado (10) while his .333 average and 20 RBI ranked 15th in the National League.
notched three sets of back-to-back home run games, all in the month of April... hit homers on April 10 at Philadelphia and April 13 at Montreal... hit a solo shot on April 17 at Atlanta and two home runs on April 19 vs. Montreal... added homers on April 24 and 25 at Arizonabs Bank One Ballpark.
had two multi-home run games, both coming in April... had his first on April 19 vs. Montreal off Britt Reames and Mike Johnson and ended April with two at Houstonbs Enron Field on April 29 off Shane Reynolds and Wayne Franklin... were his eighth and ninth career multi-homer games.
followed his .333 April by hitting .299 (26x87) with three home runs and 19 RBI in May... collected only a .203 batting mark (15x74) in June, lowering his season batting mark from .315 at the end of May to .280 at the conclusion of June... combined to hit .291 (41x141) in 38 games in July and August (.270 in July and .308 in August) before recording a .143 September (9x63) and a .091 October (1x11), dropping his batting average from .284 as of September 1 to a season-ending .259... did not homer in September, his first homerless month since July of 1999 while with the Baltimore Orioles (.229, 0 HR, 12 RBI)... the five RBI matched his lowest RBI month (May of 2000) since September of 1999, when he collected only four RBI.
his 18 home runs were his third-highest career total and were one behind his National League career-high of 19, set in 1997... collected nine home runs over his first 20 games (75 AB) and only nine more over his final 108 games (376 at-bats).
recorded a .996 fielding percentage behind the plate (four errors in 912 total chances), the sixth-best
catcherbs fielding percentage in the Majors, behind only Joe Girardi (1.000), Chad Krueter (1.000), Tom Prince (1.000), Dan Wilson (.999) and Brad Ausmus (.997)... has a career .995 fielding percentage (33 errors in 6027 chances).
caught 41.6% of opposing baserunners attempting to steal (37 of 89)... has caught 256 of 628 opposing baserunners in his career (40.8%).
Led all American League catchers with a career-high 31 home runs and established career highs with a .304 (128x421) batting average and 91 RBI... his 31 home runs ranked second among Major League catchers to Mike Piazzabs 38.
Ranks fifth among catchers with 98 home runs over the last five seasons, behind Mike Piazza (181), Todd Hundley (119), Ivan Rodriguez (118) and Javy Lopez (113).
Hit .333 (3x9) in three games during the 2000 Division Series against Seattle.
Drove in a career-high seven RBI on September 2 vs. Anaheim, the most by a Chicago player since Robin Ventura drove in eight on September 4, 1995 at Texas.
Batted .366 (26x71) with seven home runs and 24 RBI in September.
Hit .281 (18x64) with three home runs and 12 RBI in August, his first month with the White Sox.
Threw out 20 of the 72 (27.8%) baserunners attempting to steal in 2000, including eight of the 24 baserunners (33.3%) while with Chicago and 12 of the 48 baserunners (25.0%) with Baltimore... has thrown out 219 of the 537 baserunners during his career (40.8%).
Hit .333 (62x184) in the ninth spot in the batting order.
Belted two home runs for the seventh time in his career on August 8 in game one of a doubleheader vs. Seattle, going 2x3 with three RBI.
Crushed a game-winning solo home run in the ninth inning on August 1 at Texas in his first game with the White Sox.
Chicago pitchers owned a 4.47 ERA when he was behind the plate, allowing 177 earned runs in 356.0 IP.
Hit .326 (44x135) with 10 home runs and 36 RBI in 44 games with Chicago (AL) after being acquired by the White Sox from Baltimore on July 29.
Belted his 100th career home run on July 29 vs. Cleveland in his last game with Baltimore.
Hit .308 (74x240) with 20 home runs and 47 RBI in the first half of the season... his 20 home runs at the All-Star Break were one more than his career high of 19 set in 1998 and 1997.
Hit safely in 57 of his 79 games in which eh had an at bat with Baltimore.
Homered in consecutive starts seven times in 2000 and has accomplished the feat 16 times during his career... posted three multi-homer games in 2000.
Stole a career-high two bases, on July 25 and June 21... the only other stolen base of his career was in 1996.
Hit four home runs and drove in 12 runs during a three-game stretch from April 5-7, homering in all three games... hit two home runs on April 5 vs. Cleveland, including a three-run home run and a two-run shot that broke an eighth inning tie.
Established new career highs in games (135), hits (107) and runs (58) while hitting 16 home runs and driving in 54 runs, the second-highest totals of his career.
Threw out 37 of the 93 baserunners attemtping to steal (39.8%) and had only one runner attempt to steal off him in his final 16 games of the season.
He and other Baltimore catchers held opponents to 93 stolen bases, the lowest total by an opponent in a non-strike
shortened season since 1980.
Posted consecutive four-hit games on September 14-17, matching his career high for hits in a game... had hits in nine straight at bats and reached base 10 straight times over a three-game span from September 13-17... was one hit and three reaches shy of Baltimorebs Club records.
On June 15 against Kansas City, picked off Joe Randa from second base in the 10th inning following a leadoff double... in the bottom of the inning, delivered a two-out, game-winning single in Baltimorebs 6-5 win.
Played in 28 straigth games, including 27 starts, from May 5-June 4... did not play in consecutive games only twice, on July 22-23 and September 30 (G2)-October 1.
Hit two home runs in one game twice during the season, on May 8 at Detroit and May 16 at Texas... homered in
consecutive games on August 5-6 vs. Detroit and had only three home runs after June 25... six of his 16 home runs came against Detroit.
Hit .329 with nine home runs and 20 RBI in May after hitting .176 with one home run and one RBI in April... his nine home runs in May was the most of any month in his career.
Earned his fourth consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove Award... was the first NL catcher to win the award four consecutive seasons since Hall of Famer Johnny Bench won 10 straight from 1968-77... was the first Dodgers catcher to earn the award since Johnny Roiseboro in 1961 and 1966.
Established career highs in games (133), at bats (459) and runs (44) and equaled his career high with 19 home runs for the second straight season in 1998.
Ranked third among NL catchers with 131 games caught... committed a career-high eight errors and six passed balls, giving him just 18 errors and 17 passed balls in 3,504 total chances for a .995 career fielding percentage.
His 19 home runs ranked third among National League catchers, trailing only Atlanta Javy Lopez (34) and New Yorkbs Mike Piazza (32).
When he was behind the plate, Dodger pitchers allowed 355 earned runs on 766 hits in 870.2 innings for a 3.67 ERA while striking out 700 and walking 383.
Went 1x3 with a RBI and a run scored in his Dodgers debut vs. Montreal on May 16 before going a career-high 0x35 in his next 10 games with Los Angeles.
Snapped the hitless drought with a home run in his second at bat in the fourth inning against Cincinnati on May 28, which began a season-high nine-game hitting streak from May 28-June 7... hit .417 (15x36) with three home runs, three
doubles, six RBI and five runs during the streak, falling one game short of equaling his career high set in 1995.
Went 87 at bats without a home run until hitting a three-run shot in the second inning in a 4-1 win on July 2 at Texas.
Batting average peaked at .223 after going 1x3 at Oakland on June 10.
His game-winning single to left field in the ninth inning scored Jim Eisenreich from second base to give the Dodgers a 3-2 win over St. Louis on June 4.
Hit .306 (15x49) against the American League during Interleague Play.
Played in 31 games with Florida before being traded to Los Angeles along with RHP Manuel Barrios, INF Bobby
Bonilla, OF Jim Eisenreich and OF Gary Sheffield in exchange for C Mike Piazza and INF Todd Zeile on May 15.
Saw his Major League record for consecutive errorless games by a catcher end at 172 games when he committed a throwing error in the first inning on Opening Day (March 31) against the Chicago Cubs... the streak that began on June 23, 1996 also established a Major League record 1,295 consecutive chances accepted without an error.
Established career highs for the month of April with five home runs and 17 RBI... reached base safely in 25 of his 31 games with Florida in 1998.
Hit .350 (7x24) with a home run, two doubles, four runs scored, eight RBI and three walks from April 16-23.
Belted two home runs and three RBI on April 26 at Arizona, the second two-homer game of his career.
Moved into third place on the Marlins all-time home run list on April 7 at Philadelphia, fourth on the Club RBI list on April 23 vs. Colorado and fourth in doubles on May 8 vs. Los Angeles.
Was acquired by Baltimore as part of a three-way trade that sent Roger CedeC1o from Los Angeles to New York (NL), Todd Hundley and Arnold Gooch from New York (NL) to Los Angeles and Armando Benitez from Balitmore to New York (NL) on December 1, 1998.
Won the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for the third consecutive year... was the first catcher in the National League to win three consecutive Gold Gloves since San Diegobs Benito Santiago (1988-90)... last catcher to win three consecutive Gold Gloves in first three Major League seasons was Texasb Ivan Rodriguez (1992-94).
Tied with several catchers for third on the all-time NL list with three Gold Gloves.
Led the Marlins with 10 hits in the World Series, hitting .357 (10x28) with a home run and three RBI.
Homered in Game One of the World Series on October 18, an upper deck, solo shot off the Indians Orel Hershiser in the fourth inning to give the Marlins a 5-1 lead... home run followed a Moises Alou three-run shot making the blasts the first back-to-back homers in the World Series since Dwight Evans and Rich Gedman in Game 7 of the 1986 Fall
Scored the winning run in Game One of the Division Series on a single by shortstop Edgar Renteria on September 30 vs. San Francisco.
Set record for catchers with 172 consecutive errorless games, having not committed an error since June 23, 1996... with no errors in 123 games this season, also set the Major League record for consecutive errorless games in a season... handled a record 1,295 consecutive chances without an error heading into the 1998 season.
Did not commit an error in 973 chances and tied a Major League Record with a 1.000 fielding percentage.
Committed no catcherbs interfernce in 1997... allowed his only passed ball of the season on September 19, snapping a streak of 133 consecutive games without a passed ball dating back to September 2, 1996.
Established career highs with 60 walks, 26 doubles, 19 home runs, 63 RBI and games played with 124.
Collected a double, home run, and four RBI on August 29 at Toronto.
Hit two-run homers in three straight games (August 5 vs. Houston, August 6 at Pittsburgh and August 8 at Atlanta)... also homered in three straight games from July 23-27 at Cincinnati and St. Louis.
Selected to his first Major League All-Star Game... caught one inning and was 0x1.
Reached base five times (two singles, a double and two walks) on July 17 vs. Los Angeles... tied club record with four runs in the 8-7 win... threw out two baserunners.
Was on receiving end of second no-hitter, June 10 at San Francisco (Kevin Brown)... caught Al Leiterbs no-hitter on May 11, 1996... is one shy of Major League record for no-hitters caught.
Drew bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 12th to beat the Yankees 2-1 on June 13.
Finished second in NL with a 44.6% caught stealing, throwing out 50 of the 112 baserunners attemtping to steal.
Recipient of Most Improved Marlin Award presented by the South Florida Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA).
Named USA Baseball Alumni Player of the Year.
Won the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for the second consecutive year in his second full season in the majors... made 113 starts behind the plate.
Established career highs with 120 games, 13 home runs, 386 at bats and 84 hits.
Led all National League catchers with a .995 fielding percentage, committing only four errors in 825 total chances... he also led the National League in throwing out would-be base stealers with a 48.1% percentage (38 of 79).
Led all Major League catchers with 12 double plays.
Hit .241 (27x112) with four homers and 11 RBI in 37 games after All-Star break.
Clubbed his career-high 13th home run on September 14 at Montreal.
Reinstated from the disabled list on September 1 at Cincinnati and doubled in his second at bat... placed on DL July 31 (retroactive to July 28) with a sprained ligament in the middle finger on his throwing hand.
Hit 12th homer July 23 vs. Los Angeles to eclipse his career high of 11, set in 1995.
Named by Baseball America as the top defensive catcher in the National League.
Won the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, made the Topps Rookie Team and was named Marlins Rookie of the Year by the South Florida chapter of the BBWAA in his first full season in the Majors.
Saw his playing time shortened when he was twice hit on the right hand by a pitch, one of which required a three-week stint on the disabled list.
Was placed on the DL from August 8-September 1 with a fractured bone in his right hand... suffered a fracture of the fifth metacarpal after being hit by pitch from Rockiesb Bret Saberhagen... had a brief rehab stint at Portland where he went 0x7 in two games.
Was hit by a Chuck Ricci pitch on September 18 at Philadelphia and could not play for the last two weeks of the season... the pitch did not produce any fracture but reaggravated the previous injury and produced a severe bruised right flexor muscle.
Had homered in his last three games before being hit by Ricci... club record is four games, set by Kurt Abbott and Preston Wilson.
After hitting .207 (39x188) with six home runs and 22 RBI in 59 games prior to the All-Star break, came on strong in the second half, hitting .317 (40x126) with five home runs and 17 RBI in 38 post All-Star Break games.
Raised his average 108 points (.143 to .251) after going 4x5 at Cincinnati on June 23 (52 games, .337, 58x172).
Threw out 36 of 87 baserunners attempting to steal, for a league-leading .414 rate of success... his 36 caught stealing in a season tied the league lead and set a Club record... Benito Santiago had 34 in both 1993 and 1994.
Tied a Club record (later broken by Greg Colbrunn) with six RBI on June 23 at Cincinnati (Orestes Destrade had six on August 27, 1993)... also set a career high with four hits and nine total bases (2 2B, 1 1B, 1 HR).
Tied a Club record by banging out three doubles at Houston on June 6... had just two extra-base hits in his previous 106 at bats.
Tied yet another Club record by receiving four walks on September 2 at Houston... Walt Weiss received four on August 6, 1993 as did Quilvio Veras on July 17.
Had a career-high 10-game hitting streak from June 25-July 6, during which he hit .361(13x38) with two doubles, two homers and drove in five runs.
Started the 1994 season at Double A and was called up to the majors in May when Benito Santiago served a four-game suspension.
Contract was purchased from Portland (ME) on May 6 and made his Major League debut the same night vs. the Phillies... homered in his second Major League at bat off RHP Curt Schilling... went 2x3 for the night, scored three runs and drove in one.
Was the first Marlins farm product to reach the Majors, as well as the third player from the 1992 draft (Jeffrey Hammonds and Rick Helling).
Hit safely in each of his first four games (.455; 5x11) with one double, one home run and four RBI before he was returned to Portland on May 10.
Threw out Kevin Young of Pittsburgh on May 9 to retire the only runner attempting to steal during his stint with the