Derrek Leon Lee..Wife's name is Christina...Has two children; daughter Jada Ryan (4/21/03) and son Dylan (9/3/09)...Is a 1993 graduate of El Camino (CA) High School...Turned down a basketball scholarship to the University of North Carolina...His father, Leon, served as the Cubs' Pacific Rim coordinator from 1998-2002...His uncle, Leron, spents parts of 10 seasons in the Majors with St. Louis (1969-71), San Diego (1971-73), Cleveland (1974-75) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (1975-76)...Was named to the Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame in 2007...Created a foundation in 2006 to fight Leber's Congenital Amaurosis (LCA), a degenerative disease that results in loss of vision...The effort, entitled "Project 3000" includes a plan to raise money to provide state-of-the-art genetic testing for every man, woman and child in the United States with LCA - about 3000 individuals in all...Was recognized as the Cubs' Roberto Clemente Award winner in 2007...Was honored with the Major League Baseball Player's Association "Heart and Hustle" award while playing with the Cubs in 2006 and 2007.2011Began season with Baltimore...Hit 10 of his 12 home runs off righthanders while playing with the Orioles...Hit first home run in fifth game on 4/6 vs. Detroit...Hit .319 (15-for-47) during 11-game stretch from 4/21 to 5/3...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 5/17 with a left oblique strain...Collected his 1900th career hit on 6/30 vs. St. Louis...Hit third career walkoff homer on 6/24 vs. Cincinnati...Had four straight multi-hit games from 6/17-20, which included his fifth career five-hit game on 6/17 at Washington...Tallied five RBI on 7/26 at Toronto...Hit .298 (17-for-57) in his first 15 games with Baltimore following the All-Star break and six of his 12 homers with the Orioles during the month of July...Was acquired by Pittsburgh on 7/30 in exchange for minor league first baseman Aaron Baker.2010In his brief stay with Atlanta, reached in the postseason for the fourth time in his career (won World Championship with Florida in 2003 and reached post season with Cubs in 2007 and 2008) ... Batted .125 (2-16) with two runs scored in four NLDS games against San Francisco ... Was acquired by Atlanta from Chicago on August 18 in a four-player trade that sent three minor league pitchers to the Cubs: LH Jeffrey Lorick, RH Robinson Lopez and RH Ty'Relle Harris ... Collected the 1000th RBI of his career August 25 at Colorado ... Hit his 11th career grand slam September 19 at New York (off Manny Acosta) ... Had a season-high five RBI October 1 at Philadelphia ... Hit in a season-high nine straight games, July 17-26 ... Drove in a run in a season-high four straight games April 11-16 for Chicago ... Homered in three straight games August 13-15 for Chicago ... Doubled in four straight games September 28-October 2 and homered October 3 for a season-high five game extra-base hit streak ... Homered off Philadelphia's Joe Blanton October 3 in his final regular season game for Atlanta ... Grounded into 23 double plays, the third-highest mark in the National League2009Derrek set a career high with 111 RBI in 141 games for Chicago while leading the club with a .306 batting average...he belted a team-leading 35 homers, his most since setting his career mark with 46 in 2005...Is just the fourth Cub since 1957 to have fewer than 40 RBI at the end of June (he had 39), yet still reach 100 RBI on the season...the feat was previously done by Sammy Sosa in 2003 when he finished June with 36 RBI, but ended the campaign with 103...Ranked fifth in the N.L. in RBI, eighth in homers and ninth with 308 total bases and 73 extra-base hits...From July 1 through the end of the year, led the majors with a 1.085 OPS...his 72 RBI were second in that span and his 24 homers ranked third...Had a career-best, 21-game hitting streak, May 30-June 24...batted .373 (31-for-83) during the run, which was just the 22nd streak of 20 or more games in franchise history...Reached base safely in 31-straight games, May 16-June 24, one-game shy of his career-best 32-game run to start the 2007 season...Became just the 12th player in club history to reach 150 home runs, thanks to his August 4 blast in Cincinnati...Drove in a career-best seven runs twice: July 2 vs. Milwaukee and August 14 vs. Pittsburgh...joins Rogers Hornsby in 1931 as the only Cubs to record two seven-RBI contests in the same season...Named the National League Player of the Month for September after he led the majors with a .386 batting average, nine homers, a .500 on-base percentage and a .795 slugging percentage...Had four multi-homer games on the season, giving him 22 in his career...June 19 vs. Cleveland, hit two solo homers including a ninth-inning, game-tying shot off Kerry Wood...Batted .308 (136-for-442) with 32 homers and a .604 slugging percentage off right-handed pitching...had a .300 average (27-for-90) with three homers off lefties...Sported a team-leading .322 batting average (85-for-264) with 20 home runs at Wrigley Field...Hit .319 (44-for-138) with 80 RBI with runners in scoring position...batted .320 (16-for-50) with runners in scoring position and two outs...After hitting just .189 (14-for-74) with a homer and 10 RBI in April, hit .313 (21-for-67) in May, .333 (33-for-99) in June, .295 (28-for-95) in July, .318 (34-for-107) in August and .386 (32-for-83) in September...Homered in three-straight games, June 18-20...also homered in consecutive games on six occasions...Began the year with 39-straight games without an error through May 31...finished the season with a .995 fielding percentage at first base (6 E/1,188 TC)...Suffered neck spasms April 26 in St. Louis and did not play in the next two games...Hit two grand slams: May 3 vs. Florida and July 2 vs. Milwaukee...has 10 for his career...Had a season-high four hits May 17 vs. Houston...also turned the trick August 1 at Florida...Played in his 1,600th career game June 27 against the White Sox...Picked up his 900th career run July 22 at Philadelphia...Tripled and was 2-for-4 with a run and RBI before leaving the game July 25 vs. the Reds with neck spasms...would miss just one game...Hit nine homers and 27 RBI in July, both ranked second in the N.L...the nine homers were his most in a calendar month since July of 2006 (nine)...Tied his career high with four walks September 15 vs. Milwaukee...Missed three games, September 25-27, after suffering neck spasms in the ninth inning of September 24's game in San Francisco.2008Derrek appeared in a team-high 155 games and hit .291 with 20 home runs and 90 RBI...his 15 game-winning RBI tied him with Alfonso Soriano for the team lead...Recorded 14 hitting streaks of five or more games, including a season-high 10-game hitting streak, September 14-26...hit .293 (12-for-41) with five doubles, two homers and eight RBI during the run...Also had an eight-game hitting streak, May 19-27, in which he batted .351 (13-for-37)...Of his 20 home runs, 15 were hit at Wrigley Field...hit .287 at the Friendly Confines compared to a .294 average on the road...Homered in four straight home games, April 5-16...His 181 hits ranked sixth in the N.L...After belting 15 homers in his first 73 games, had five homers in his final 82 contests...Had a .306 batting average against left-handed hurlers (44-for-144)...posted a .286 average against righthanders (137-for-479)...Hit .306 (117-for-382) with 15 homers and 56 RBI prior to the All-Star Game...batted .266 with five homers and 34 RBI following the break (64-for-241)...Had a .993 fielding percentage in 153 games at first base (9 E/1312 TC)...tallied a .996 fielding percentage in his final 120 contests dating to May 7 (4 E/978 TC)...Tied the franchise record with his eighth home run in April when he went deep off Ben Sheets April 29 vs...Milwaukee...Joined Sammy Sosa (2000, 2002) and Lee Walls (1958) as the only Cubs to hit eight April homers...Posted a .288 batting average June 1 through the end of the season after hitting .234 (29-for-124) in May...batted .301 (28-for-93) in August and .274 (23-for-84) in September...Hit into 27 double plays, tying the franchise mark set by Ron Santo in 1973...Belted his first homer of the season April 2 vs...Milwaukee in his second game of the season, seventh at-bat, off Jeff Suppan...In 2007, he didn't hit his first homer until his 21st game, April 25 vs...Milwaukee...Hit his 10th homer of the season May 11 vs...Arizona...in 2007, didn't hit his 10th homer until July 28 in Cincinnati (92nd game)...Scored his 800th career run May 24 at Pittsburgh...Belted his 250th career home run May 26 vs...Los Angeles (off Chad Billingsley)...June 28 matched his career high with five hits against the White Sox -- now has four five-hit games in his career...June 28's was his first since notching five hits June 1, 2005 at Dodger Stadium...Batted .292 (33-for-113) in 26 July contests, hitting safely in 19 of those games...August 16 in Florida, collected career hit No...1,500 with a single in the ninth inning...Celebrated his 33rd birthday with four hits, including a pair of doubles and three RBI September 6 in Cincinnati...Hit .545 (6-for-11) with three doubles, a .583 on-base percentage and .818 slugging percentage in three games against the Dodgers in the NLDS.2007After an injury-plagued 2006 campaign, Derrek enjoyed an All-Star 2007 season...he hit .317 with 43 doubles, 22 home runs and 82 RBI in 150 games...won his third career Gold Glove award (also in 2003 with Florida and 2005 with Chicago)...Named to the N.L. All-Star squad, making him the fourth Cubs first baseman to earn multiple All-Star honors...joined Ernie Banks (5), Phil Cavaretta (3) and Mark Grace (2)...Earned his third career Rawlings Gold Glove award as his .994 (7 E/1259 TC) fielding percentage ranked in the top-five among N.L. first basemen...After hitting just six homers prior to the break, hit 16 in the second half of the season...Reached base safely in his first 32 games of the season...since 1960, no Cub had reached base in 32 straight games to start the season...Began the year with 64-straight consecutive errorless games at first base before his first fielding miscue June 20 at Texas...His first-inning double April 7 in Milwaukee was the 500th extra-base hit of his career...Began the season with a 10-game hitting streak, April 2-14...batted .390 (16-for-41) during the streak...Has the longest hitting streak to start the season by a Cub since Vance Law hit in 16 straight games to start the 1988 campaign...His .392 April average was second-highest by a Cub since 1956 (Lee hit .419 in April, 2005)...his 38 hits were second-most at the time (Mark Grace, 42 hits in April 1996) while his 14 doubles were the most in the month of April by a Cub since 1956, surpassing Eric Young's 11 in 2000...Had a 17-game hitting streak, April 20-May 10, one-game shy of his career high...batted .400 (30-for-75) during the stretch...Delivered an eighth inning pinch-grand slam off Boone Logan May 19 vs. the White Sox...Was the Cubs first pinch-grand slam since Michael Barrett accomplished the feat May 24, 2004 at Pittsburgh (gm. 1)...Set a career high with three doubles and tied a season high with four hits, June 15 vs. San Diego...Was ejected from the game June 16 vs. San Diego after an on-field incident with Padres pitcher Chris Young...Went 1-for-2 with a walk in the 2007 All-Star Game at AT&T Park in San Francisco...Collected his 700th career RBI July 13 vs. Houston, thanks to a two-run, eighth inning double off Matt Albers...August 20 off St. Louis' Troy Percival, hit his 100th home run as a Cub, becoming the 19th player to reach the milestone...Hit his second career inside-the-park home run August 26 in Arizona...Was Chicago's first inside-the-park effort since Sammy Sosa did it October 6, 2001 against Pittsburgh...Excelled in September, producing a .365 batting average (38-for-104) while reaching safely in 25 of 27 games in the month...Batted .333 (4-for-12) in the Cubs three NLDS contests.2006Lee was unable to defend his batting title because of a fractured wrist on April 19 that forced him to miss much of the season. He finished with a personal-low 50 games. Lee did celebrate his birthday in style, hitting his seventh career grand slam Sept. 6 against Pittsburgh. It was his fifth career home run on his birthday. He was activated from the disabled list in June, but had to go back on the DL to build up strength in his wrist. Lee appeared as a pinch-hitter Sept. 30, his first appearance since Sept. 14. He took a leave to attend to his daughter, Jada, who lost vision in one eye.2005Derrek was the leading vote-getter in National League All-Star balloting and continued to excel through the second half of the season, winning his first career National League batting title and finishing third in NL MVP voting ... became the seventh Cub to win batting title honors since 1900 and the first since Bill Buckner did so in 1980 ... hit .335 with 50 doubles, 46 homers and 107 RBI in 158 games ... his .335 average was the fourth-highest in club annals ... ranked first in the league in hits (199), doubles, total bases (393), extra-base hits (99) and slugging percentage (.662) ... was second in homers, runs scored (120) and intentional walks (23); fourth in on-base percentage (.418) and seventh in RBI ... established career marks in hits, runs, doubles, roundtrippers, extra-base hits, total bases, RBI and slugging percentage ... became the ninth Cub to homer 40 times in a season and the 28th Cub to drive in 100 or more runs in a season ... ranked fourth among National League first baseman in fielding percentage, committing 6 errors in 1,450 total chances (.996) and turning 118 double plays ... won his second career Rawlings Gold Glove ... set a franchise mark for most home runs by a Cub first baseman, surpassing Ernie Banks' record ... also finished the year with 15 stolen bases, tying Corey Patterson for the club lead ... Lee was the first Cub first baseman to lead the team in steals since 1956 ... teamed up with Aramis Ramirez to become the second pair of Cub teammates in franchise history to have back-to-back 30-homer seasons ... Billy Williams and Ron Santo were the first with 30-homer seasons in 1964 and 1965 ... was honored with his first career All-Star selection - and was the first Cub first baseman to be named to the team since Mark Grace in 1997 ... was the first Cub first baseman to start an All-Star Game since Ernie Banks in 1965 ... went 1-for-3 with a double, becoming the first Cub to notch an extra-base hit in the Midsummer Classic since Andre Dawson homered and Ryne Sandberg doubled in the 1991 game ... recorded one of most prolific Aprils in club history, ranking first in club annals dating back to 1969 in RBI (28), batting average (.419) and total bases (66) ... was honored as the National League Player of the Month for his efforts, becoming the first Cub position player to receive the award since Sammy Sosa in 2001 ... was a two-time NL Player of the Week selection, winning the award for the weeks ending May 1 and May 29 ... had hits in 122 of the 158 games in which he appeared, becoming the fifth Cub in franchise history to record at least one hit in 122 or more games, joining Glenn Beckert, Bill Buckner, Ryne Sandberg and Billy Williams ... Lee did not go hitless in more than two consecutive games all season ... ranked among the Top 10 in franchise annals in several categories: doubles (tied for fourth with Kiki Cuyler with 50), extra-base hits in a season (second with 99) and total bases (sixth with 393) ... his 120 runs scored and 107 RBI were the highest totals by a Cub first baseman dating back to 1900 ... the first baseman became the first Cub in club history to drive in 100 runs, cross the plate 100 times, hit 40 doubles and hit 40 home runs ... also became one of 17 Cubs in history to score 100 runs and drive in 100 runs; one of six Cubs to score 100, drive in 100 and homer 40 times; and one of four Cubs to score 100, drive in 100 and double 40 times ... drew 2 intentional walks in three separate games, becoming the seventh Cub to have three multiple intentional-walk games since 1960, joining Ernie Banks, Sammy Sosa, Billy Williams, Don Kessinger, Bobby Murcer and Andre Dawson ... had a career-best 18-game hitting streak April 17-May 7, batting .455 (30-66) with 7 doubles, 7 homers and 21 RBI over the stretch ... also had an 11-game hitting streak June 12-June 23, batting .500 with 6 doubles, 5 homers and 11 RBI ... went 4-for-4 with a pair of home runs and 6 RBI April 27 against Cincinnati ... the 6 RBI tied a career high and led the Cubs to an 8-7 defeat of the Reds ... hit a 10th-inning, game-winning walkoff solo home run May 11 off Met Heath Bell in a 4-3 Cub win ... went 4-for-4 with a double, two homers and four RBI May 17 against Pittsburgh ... belted a solo home run off Josh Fogg in the seventh inning and a game-winning, two-run home run off Jose Mesa in the top of the ninth inning in a 4-3 Cub win ... recorded his third two-homer game of the season in a 10-3 defeat of Colorado on May 27 ... went back-toback with Neifi Perez in the sixth inning and then went deep again in the eighth ... also singled and drew a pair of walks in the game ... went deep twice for the second consecutive game May 28, hitting homers off of Byung-Hyun Kim in the first and sixth innings in a 5-1 Cub victory ... he was the first Cub batter to record back-to-back two-homer games since Sammy Sosa did so on May 1-2, 2002, at San Diego ... reached base safely in 10 straight plate appearances June 1-June 2 (2 walks, 7 singles, 1 home run) ... went 5-for-5 with four singles, a homer and 4 RBI June 1 against Los Angeles ... recorded his 1,000th career hit June 2 at San Diego, a sixth-inning single off Tim Stauffer ... hit his 30th homer of the season July 18 in Cincinnati (in the 92nd game of the season), hitting a pair of solo homers in a 9-4 Cubs win ... became the fourth Cub to reach the 30-homer mark before the club's 100th game, joining Dave Kingman, Hank Sauer and Sammy Sosa ... belted a pair of home runs August 11 against St. Louis ... hit a three-run shot in the fourth inning and a solo shot in the sixth inning for his 16th career multi-homer game and his seventh of the season ... went 3-for-5 with a pair of solo homers and 3 RBI August 28 against Florida ... hit a solo shot off Josh Beckett in the first inning and a solo shot off Brian Moehler in the eighth inning in the 14-3 Cub win ... his homer off Beckett was the 200th of his career and set a franchise record for most home runs by a Cubs first baseman in a season (38).2004Derrek established career highs in doubles, home runs and RBI in his first season with the Cubs...hit .278 with 39 two-base hits, 32 roundtrippers and 98 RBI...had the second-highest fielding percentage among National Leauge first basemen, committing 6 errors in 1,395 total chances...batted .271 and drove in a career-high 92 runs in 155 games...also had 31 doubles and 91 runs scored...appeared in a team-high 161 games and was one of four National Leaguers to appear in at least 160 games...led the club with 26 multi-RBI games, including five 3-run games, one 4-run game and a pair of 5-run affairs...surpassed the 20-homer mark for the fifth straight year and the 30-homer mark for the second time...hit .306 against left-handed pitchers and hit .357 with the bases loaded (including a pair of grand slams)...hit his first grand slam of the season April 19 off Cincinnati's Ryan Wagner...hit his second grand slam August 24 off Milwaukee's Chris Capuano...with the homer, he recorded his 500th career RBI...had a pair of 10-game hitting streaks (June 1-11, September 11-20)...hit .385 (40-104) in June, scoring 40 runs and posint 20 extra-base hits and 19 RBI...went deep twice in the contest August 10 vs. San Diego for his ninth career 2-homer game...scored his 500th career run August 23 after doubling in the 1st inning off Ben Sheets...set a career-high when he notched five hits May 6 vs. Arizona - and equaled that effort June 13 at Anaheim (falling a triple short of the cycle)...had 43 multi-hit games in 2004...had the game-winning hit September 11 against his former team, doubling in 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning in a 5-2 win...reached base in 12 straight plate appearances June 18-June 22 (3 walks, 1 fielder's choice, 6 singles, 1 double and 1 home run...also reached base in 10 straight plate appearances June 13-14...made his fifth straight Opening Day start...was the first Cub Opening Day right-handed hitting first baseman since 1976 (Andre Dawson).2003Derrek posted his first career "20/20" season, hitting 31 homers and stealing 21 bases...joined the New York Yankees' Alfonso Soriano as the only two big leaguers to hit 30 or more home runs while stealing 20 or more bases...won his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award after posting a .996 fielding percentage at first base...committed 5 errors in 1,381 total chances...batted .271 and drove in a career-high 92 runs in 155 games...also had 31 doubles and 91 runs scored...20 of his homers were hit on the road...batted .333 against southpaws with a .462 on-base percentage...hit .256 off right-handers with 25 homers...had three 2-homer contests - giving him eight for his career...accomplished the feat April 12 vs. Atlanta, May 3 at Houston and June 10 at Milwaukee...had his fifth career 4-hit game June 3 vs. Oakland...after being hampered most of August due to a right shoulder injury, he rebounded strongly down the stretch - which coincided with the September sidelining of injured teammate Mike Lowell...during the season's final month, he batted .341 with 5 homers and 20 RBI in leading the Marlins to the postseason before suffering the injury July 28, he had played in a Florida franchise-record 315 straight games.2002Posted his third straight 20-plus homer season, as he batted .270 with 27 roundtrippers and 86 RBI ... set career highs in walks (98) and runs scored (95) ... ranked 13th in the National League in extra-base hits with 69 ... played in all 162 games - becoming the second Marlin in franchise history to do so - and led the majors with 1,441.1 innings in the field ... had a pair of 12-game hitting streaks, tying his career high ... hit .410 over a 12-game span from July 16-July 27 (16-39) ... had a second 12-game streak August 22-September 4, going 16-for-42 with 4 homers and 7 RBI ... opened the season by going deep in each of his first three games, as he hit a solo homer off Montreal's Javier Vazquez April 2, a grand slam off Tony Armas Jr. April 3 and a solo shot off Carl Pavano April 4 ... had back-to-back 2-homer games June 9 at Minnesota and June 10 at Kansas City ... had one of the best months of his career in September, hitting .327 with 14 extra-base hits and 21 RBI ... reached base during 10 consecutive plate appearances September 25-September 27.2001Batted .282 in 158 games with 37 doubles, 21 homers and 75 RBI ... had his first career 12-game hitting streak September 6-September 26, batting .314 over the stretch (16-51) ... collected his second career pinch homer June 21 at Atlanta, hitting a game-winning 2-run shot off John Rocker ... had his fourth career 4-hit game August 30 at Wrigley Field.2000Played in 158 games and hit .281 with 28 homers and 70 RBI...hit 2 roundtrippers April 29 at Los Angeles for his first career multi-homer affair...hit his first career pinch homer June 13 at Philadelphia - a solo shot off Jeff Brantley...had 2 homers and a career-high 6 RBI June 16 at Pittsburgh, including a grand slam off Francisco Cordova.1999Had two stints on Florida's big league roster ... opened the season with the club and then was recalled in September, spending most of the season at Calgary (AAA) ... hit .206 with 5 homers and 20 RBI for the Marlins ... had a pair of 4-hit games during the season's final month (September 13 at Cincinnati and September 18 at Arizona) ... batted .283 with 19 homers and 73 RBI at Calgary.1998Spent his first year with the Marlins, where he hit .233 with 17 home runs and 74 RBI ... was second among NL rookies in RBI and third in homers, doubles (29), extra-base hits (47) and walks (47) ... led big league rookies with 2 grand slams ... hit his first career grand slam April 7 at Philadelphia off Garrett Stephenson - his first hit as a Marlin ... also had a bases-full blast April 13 at Pittsburgh off Esteban Loaiza ... had 6 homers in an eight-game span April 7-April 17 - and homered in 3 straight games April 12-April 15 ... doubled and singled 3 times as part of his first career 4-hit game June 20 against the Mets.1997Saw big league action for the first time, hitting .259 over 22 games in two stints on San Diego's roster (April 28-May 12 and September 2 until the end of the season) ... made his ML debut April 28 at Pro Player Stadium - recording his first hit off Florida's Robb Nen ... hit his first big league home run September 28 at San Francisco - a game-winning 3-run shot off Cory Bailey ... spent most of the season at Las Vegas (AAA), where he batted .324 with 13 homers and 64 RBI ... was named the Pacific Coast League's ninth-best prospect by Baseball America.1996Led the Southern League in homers (34), RBI (104), extra-base hits (75) and total bases (285) at Memphis (AA) - earning league Most Valuable Player honors ... also was selected to the league's all-star team ... was honored by Baseball America as the Southern League's second-best prospect ... also was named to the publication's Double-A all-star team ... was Howe Sportsdata's minor league player of the month in May ... homered in a league-record six straight contests June 2-June 8 ... after the season, he played for Mesa in the Arizona Fall League and hit .292 with 2 home runs and 22 RBI ... was named the Solar Sox's top prospect and was selected as the league's all-star first baseman.1995Earned a late-season promotion to Memphis (AA) after batting .301 in 128 games for Rancho Cucamonga (A) ... ranked third in the California League in hits (151) and total bases (249) ... was fourth in homers (23) and fifth in RBI (95).1994Hit .267 at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga with eight homers, 53 RBI and 18 stolen bases.1993Split the season between Rookie-League Peoria and Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, batting a combined .296 with three homers and 15 RBIs.