Mike Lieberthal

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Mike Lieberthal MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.274 150 610 8 .783

Mike Lieberthal Bio

  • Full Name: Michael Scott Lieberthal
  • Born: 1/18/1972 in Glendale, CA
  • Draft: 1990, Philadelphia Phillies, 1st rd. (3rd overall)
  • High School: Westlake, Westlake Village, CA
  • Debut: 6/30/1994
  • Last Game: 9/22/2007
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 4218 534 1155 150 610 8 .274 .337 .783

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Awards

Mike Lieberthal Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
1999 Philadelphia NL
2000 Philadelphia NL

Rawlings NL Gold Glove

Year Team League
1999 Philadelphia NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/23/1999 Philadelphia NL

MLB Players Choice NL Comeback Player

Year Team League
2002 Philadelphia NL

Phillies Good Guy Award

Year Team League
2006 Philadelphia NL

Mike Lieberthal Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2003 .313 12th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1999 31 23rd in NL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
1999 .914 19th in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
1999 .551 14th in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
1998 7 22nd in NL
1999 11 8th in NL
2002 14 5th in NL
2003 12 8th in NL
2004 11 13th in NL
2005 11 13th in NL

Michael Scott Lieberthal Bio Info

Michael Scott Lieberthal...married his wife, Kelly, in November 2006...1990 graduate of Westlake High School (CA)...attended the Dodgers Dream Foundation's 2006 Holiday Party where he signed autographs and played various games with area youth...tool part in the 2007 Dodger Caravan...since 1998 has started "Lieby's VIPs," in which he purchases $35,000 worth of tickets for children with cancer and their families; in addition, treats children to a Halloween party following the season...served as 2000 Chairman of C.A.D.E.'s (Corporate Alliance for Drug Education) fundraising drive...co-hosted an annual charity event to raise money for the Philadelphia Futures mentor program, raising nearly $500,000 since 2001...was the 2006 recipient of the Tug McGraw Media Good Guy Award from the Philadelphia chapter of the BBWAA...is an avid golfer and fisherman. 2007 • Signed with the Dodgers on Dec. 6, 2006 after spending 13 seasons in Philadelphia, including 10 straight as the Opening Day catcher (1997-2006)
• Played in just 38 games (17 starts) as Russell Martin's backup and hit .234 with one RBI
• After returning home to Los Angeles where he grew up, batted .345 (10-for-29) at Dodger Stadium
• Went 1-for-3 with a double on May 19 at Anaheim, his only extra-base hit of the season
• Went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI on May 6 at Atlanta...also went 2-for-4 against Atlanta at Dodger Stadium on July 3
• Had a season-high three hits while playing his old team, the Phillies, on July 17
• Went 7-for-16 (.438) in July...his 16 at-bats were the most he had in any month
• Participated in the Dodgers Dream Foundation Bowling Extravaganza, hosted by teammate Derek Lowe on July 30
2006 • Was the Phillies' Opening Day catcher for the 10th straight season, extending his own club record
• His 67 games caught were his fewest since 2001 due to two separate stints on the DL... was placed on the 15-day DL May 5 with a left knee contusion and June 10 with a hip strain...homered on July 27 against Arizona, his first since Sept. 10, 2005, while playing the Marlins, snapping a streak of 160 at-bats without a homer
• Hit his fourth career grand slam on July 30 against Florida
• Homered in back-to-back games on Aug. 18 and 20
• Missed nine games from Sept. 4-14 with back spasms
• Had his 11th career multi-homer game on Sept. 17 at Houston...the second blast was the 150th of his career
• Hit .394 (13-for-33), with four homers and 11 RBI in his final 10 games
• The Phillies went 33-23 (.589) in his 56 starts
• Underwent successful lower abdominal surgery, which was performed by Dr. Bill Meyers on Oct. 4
2005 Caught his 1000th career game on May 31 vs. San Francisco. ... Recorded his 1,000th career hit on May 18 vs. St. Louis. ... His 1,078 games caught are the third-most in team history, behind Red Dooin (1,124) and Bob Boone (1.095). 2004 Eighth straight assignment as Phillies Opening Day catcher, setting a club record (previous: 7 straight, Darren Daulton, 1989-95)...Among NL catchers, finished tied for NL lead in HR (17 - Ramon Hernandez), 2nd in extra-base hits (49), 3rd in runs (58) and total bases (212), tied for 3rd in doubles (31), 4th in slugging % (.450), tied for 4th in RBI (61) and 5th in hits (128) and walks (37)...His HR total was his most since 1999 (31)...Was hitting just .213 (17-80) through 5/6, then hit .283 (112-396) through remainder of season...Homered in back-toback games twice, 5/17-18 and 6/4 & 6/6 (12th & 13th time in career)...Hit his 10th career triple, 8/20 at MIL...Had a career- and team-best 14-game hit streak, 9/5-25 (.447, 21-47, 4 2B, 4 HR, 9 RBI)...Stole a base, 9/30 vs FLA (1st steal since 7/9/00 vs BAL)...Hit just .142 (19-134) with RISP, but .316 (6-19) in final 17 games...Batted safely in 24 of his final 27 games...Finished season hitting .356 (26-73), 4 HR, 15 RBI in 21 September/October games...Caught 19 of 93 potential base stealers (20.4%). 2003 Phillies Opening Day catcher for 7th straight season, tying franchise record set by Darren Daulton, 1989-95 ... Ranked 12th among NL leaders and led the team with a career-best .313 avg; finished 7th in night avg (.333) and 8th in HBP (12) ... Finished tied for 3rd among NL catchers in starts (129) ... Had 51 multi-hit games ... 81 RBI was 2nd-highest total in career (96 in 1999) ... Hit his 100th career HR, 4/5 vs PIT (8th inning off Brian Boehringer) ... Walked a career-high 4 times, 4/8 vs ATL (10 inn) ... Hit an identical .354 (29-82) in both April and June ... Hit GW RBI single in 9th inning, 7/1 vs CHI (4-3 win) ... Hit a career-high 3 doubles, 7/8 at MTL ... Had a career-best 13-game hit streak, 8/25-9/9, .389 (21-54), 2 2B, 3 HR, 12 RBI ... Tied his career-high with 4 hits, 8/26 at MTL ... Hit 1st-inning, 3-run HR's in back-to-back games, 9/8-9 at ATL ... Slugged 3rd career grand slam and tied career high with 6 RBI, 9/16 vs FLA ... Had only multi-HR (2) game of season (8th career), 9/19 vs CIN ... His 24 RBI in September (23 games) ranked tied for 2nd in NL ... Hit 6 HR at home, giving him 52 in his Veterans Stadium career, tied with Juan Samuel for 7th-most in club history...injuring his right knee, 5/12/01 at ARI . . . His .346 average vs LHP ranked 6th in the NL . . . Finished 2nd among NL In a post-season analysis by Elias Sports Bureau, was rated as 2nd-best catcher in NL, behind only Ivan Rodriguez. 2002 Phillies Opening Day catcher for 6th straight season . . . Opening Day, 4/1 at ATL, was his 1st game since injuring his right knee, 5/12/01 at ARI . . . His .346 average vs LHP ranked 6th in the NL . . . Finished 2nd among NL catchers in doubles (29) and 4th in HR (15) and RBI (52) . . . Was HBP 14 times, 5th-most in NL, including twice, 4/16 at FLA . . . Had a season-high 9-game hit streak, 5/21-6/4 (.333, 11-33) . . . HR on 5/31 vs MTL was his 1st Vet HR since 6/19/00 vs ATL . . . From 6/19-8/29, hit .347 (70-202), 11 HR, 31 RBI . . . Hit 2 HR, 8/3 vs LA, 6th career 2-HR game . . . Slugged a career-high 3 HR, 8/10 at LA; 16th Phillie in history to accomplish the feat and 1st since Bobby Estalella, 9/4/97 at MTL . . . Had a season-high 4 RBI three times, 6/24 at FLA, 8/3 vs LA and 8/10 at LA . . . Ranked 7th among NL catchers with a .993 fielding %, but 3rd in starts (126), putouts (840) and total chances (902) . . . Threw out 35% of runners attempting to steal (28-79) . . . Needs one more HR for career #100 . . . Named The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year and the Players' Choice Co-Comeback Player of the Year (with John Smoltz). 2001 Began season as Phils' everyday catcher for 6th straight year . . . Went 3-for-4, 2 doubles, 3 runs, 5/3 vs COL . . . Tore ACL, MCL and lateral meniscus in his right knee diving back to 1st base on a pickoff attempt by LHP Brian Anderson, 5/12 at ARI . . . Placed on 15-day DL, 5/13 . . . Transferred to 60-day DL, 5/26 . . . Had season-ending knee surgery, 6/20, by Dr. Michael Ciccotti . . . Threw out 36% of potential base stealers (5-14) . . . Was not charged with a passed ball. 2000 4th straight season as Phillies' everyday catcher . . . Matched career high with 4 hits 5/7 at ATL . . . Tied career high with 2 HR 6/3 vs BOS (5th time); also had 5 RBI, tied for team high, one shy of career high . . . Hit his 39th career HR at the Vet 6/19 vs ATL to rank 7th on Phillies all-time list . . . Matched career-best 10-game hit streak, 6/13-25, .361 (13-36), 3 HR, 10 RBI . . . Had GW hit in consecutive games - broke 2-2 tie with 3-run HR in 8th inn of 5-2 win 6/19 vs ATL and broke 2-2 tie with 10th inn single of 3-2 win 6/20 at NYM . . . Scored career-high 4 runs 6/23 at MTL . . . On DL 7/18-8/3 with a sprained left ankle, suffered in a home plate collision with Bernie Williams 7/17 at NYY . . . Missed 2 games, 8/14-15, with back spasms . . . Hit by pitch on chin 9/5 at SF (his final game), required 4 stitches . . . Threw out 18 of last 37 runners (49%) attempting to steal and 39% for season (29-74) . . . Shut down 9/6 and placed on DL 9/11 with a bone spur in his right elbow . . . Had arthroscopic surgery to remove the spur 9/13 in LA by Dr. Lew Yocum . . . Hit .350 (28-80) vs left-handed pitching. 1999 Had a career season, reaching highs in nearly every category . . . Hit .300, average did not dip under that mark until mid-August . . . His 31 HR set a club record for catchers, surpassing Darren Daulton's 27 in 1992 (Stan Lopata had 32 in 1956, but only 26 as catcher) . . . Hit 21 HR on the road, tied for 4th-highest in Phils history . . . Became just 6th catcher in ML history to have a .300 average and 30 HR; 1st Phillie since Mike Schmidt (.316, 31 HR) in 1981; last Phillie to do it in full season was Greg Luzinski (.309, 39 HR) in 1977 . . . Had a career-high 10-game hit streak, 5/2-14, .436 (19-41), 14 R, 5 HR, 9 RBI . . . Tied for team lead with 7-game run scored streak, 5/4-12 . . . NL Co-Player of the Week with Dante Bichette 5/17-23, .400 (8-20), 3 HR, 12 RBI . . . Had 1st 2-HR game of season 5/8 at COL . . . Hit 2nd career grand slam 5/19 at MTL (Dustin Hermanson); had 2 HR in the game and career-high 6 RBI . . . Had club-leading, career-high 4 extra-base hits (2 doubles, 2 HR) 6/6 at BAL; had 7 consecutive extra-base hits, 6/5-11 (4 2B, 3 HR) . . . Tied his career-high 4 hits 3 times: 5/5 vs SD, 6/6 at BAL, 7/17 at BOS . . . Selected to 1st All-Star team; grounded into DP in lone at-bat . . . Missed 4 games 7/21-24 after hyper-extending his right elbow . . . Earned 1st career Gold Glove, only Phils catcher other than Bob Boone (1978, '79) to win award . . . Ranked 1st among all NL catchers with a .997 fielding %, 143 games and 62 assists; 2nd in putouts (881) and total chances (946) . . . Fielding % set club record for catchers, passing .994 mark set by Spud Davis (1931) and Ozzie Virgil (1985) . . . Had 100-game errorless streak, 5/1-9/6, longest by catcher in ML . . . Threw out 32% (31-98) of base stealers . . . Also finished 2nd (to Mike Piazza) among all NL catchers in HR and RBI (96). 1998 Bothered by a sore right elbow in spring training . . . An MRI on 3/16 was clear . . . Phils' Opening Day catcher for 2nd straight year . . . Tied career-high 4 RBI 4/26 vs STL . . . Missed 2 games with a sore right elbow, 5/3-4 . . . Tied career-high 4 hits, 6/8 vs BAL and 7/19 at NYM . . . Hit 1st career pinch-home run 6/16 vs PIT - the 3-run HR capped a 7-run 9th inning in come-from-behind 8-7 win . . . Missed 3 games with an infected index finger on his right hand, 6/26-28 . . . Tied club high with 3 extra-base hits, 7/16 at NYM (2 doubles, triple) . . . Threw out 34% (17-50) of base stealers . . . On the DL 7/24-9/1 with a stress reaction to the pelvic area, and did not play the remainder of season . . . 1997 First season as Phillies regular catcher, played in more games (134) than in any previous pro season and reached career highs in nearly every offensive category . . . Had 1st career 2-HR game 4/4 at SD . . . Missed 4 games after suffering a mild sprain of his right thumb 5/20 at CHI . . . Led NL in hitting for July, .400 (32-80) with 10 doubles, 4 HR, 17 RBI and a .675 slugging % . . . Had season-high 4 RBI 3 times: 7/15 at ATL, 8/18 vs SF and 8/25 (1) vs SD . . . Had career-high 4 hits and 3 runs, 8/13 at COL . . . Hit 1st career grand slam 8/18 vs SF (Terry Mulholland) . . . Had season-best 8-game hit streak, 8/23-9/1 . . . Hit 20th HR 9/16 vs NYM . . . Hit .354 (28-79) with runners in scoring position after 6/5; hit .085 (4-47) prior to 6/5 . . . Threw out 34% (34-101) of base stealers . . . 1996 First full season in majors . . . Had a season-high 3 hits: 5/18 at LA, 5/23 at SD and 5/30 vs LA . . . Had a season-high 3 RBI 6/14 at COL . . . Made 41 starts at catcher for the Phils . . . Threw out 36% (12-21) of base stealers . . . Caught cleat in Astroturf chasing a pop fly 6/26 at CIN - MRI on left knee 6/29 revealed a bruise and inflammation . . . Extended medial meniscus tear in left knee on 8/18 vs SF . . . Placed on DL 8/23 (retro to 8/19) through remainder of season . . . Had surgery by Dr. Ralph Gambardella to repair torn medial meniscus in left knee 8/30 in LA . . . Played winter ball for Arecibo, PR . . . 1995 Named Phillies' 7th-best prospect by Baseball America . . . Began season with Phillies, appeared in 1 game 5/11 vs MTL (PH) . . . Optioned to Scranton 5/15 . . . Reached career highs in runs, doubles, triples, RBI and walks . . . Struck out just 26 times in 278 AB . . . Had 5 RBI 7/5 vs Rochester; 4 RBI 8/12 vs Pawtucket . . . Recalled by Phillies 8/26 to replace injured Darren Daulton . . . Made 13 starts . . . Hit in 7 straight, 9/9-24, .462 (12-26) . . . Missed 4 games 9/20-23 with a contusion on the left forearm, suffered 9/19 vs FLA . . . 1994 Named Phillies' 8th-best prospect by Baseball America . . . Missed 7 games 4/24-30 with wrist injury suffered while lifting weights . . . Hit in 9 straight, .529 (18-34), 5/20-28 at Scranton . . . Hit .260 in 65 games before 6/29 recall after Darren Daulton fractured his right clavicle . . . Got 1st ML hit in 1st ML game and start 6/30 at LA (single off Pedro Astacio) . . . Hit .412 (7-17) in first 5 starts and .353 (12-34) in 1st 10 ML games . . . Hit 1st ML home run, 7/16 vs LA (Ramon Martinez) . . . Optioned back to Scranton 8/12 . . . Threw out 27% (24-89) of base stealers in the IL . . . 1993 Named Phillies' 2nd-best prospect by Baseball America . . . Ranked 2nd in the International League with a 13.03 plate app per strikeout ratio and 3rd among IL catchers with a .262 average . . . Threw out 47% (40-86) of base stealers . . . Had an 11-game hit streak, 8/13-27 . . . 1992 Winner of Paul Owens Award for best player in the Phillies minor league system . . . Eastern League Player of the Week 6/8-14 . . . Phillies Minor League Player of the Month for June, .348 in 29 games . . . EL All-Star . . . Threw out 35% (31-89) of base stealers at Reading (AA) . . . Promoted to Scranton (AAA), 7/28 . . . On DL 8/31-9/17 with a separated left shoulder . . . 4th-best hitter in the Phillies minor league system . . . Baseball America's best defensive catcher, 9th-best prospect in the EL and 2nd-best Phillies prospect . . . Played for Chandler in Arizona Fall League. . . 1991 Hit a career-high .305 at Spartanburg (A) . . . South Atlantic League All-Star . . . Earned a promotion to Clearwater (A) . . .