Brent Mayne

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Brent Mayne MLB Career Stats

.263 38 403 18 .680

Brent Mayne Bio

  • Full Name: Brent Danem Mayne
  • Born: 4/19/1968 in Corona Del Mar, CA
  • Draft: 1989, Kansas City Royals, 1st rd. (13th overall)
  • College: Cal State - Fullerton
  • Debut: September 18, 1990
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/2/2004
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MLB Career Stats 3614 359 951 38 403 18 .263 .332 .680


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Brent Danem Mayne and his wife Hillary have a son, Noah and a daughter, Jaia...Brent also has a daughter, Dylan. Graduated from Costa Mesa (Calif.) High School in 1986, where he played baseball and basketball. Attended Orange Coast Community College in Costa Mesa, Calif., for 1 year, where he played for his father, Mike. Hit .393 as a sophomore at Cal State Fullerton, leading the Titans to the 1988 College World Series...tied a school record by hitting safely in 10 consecutive at bats. Hit .350 as a junior with 5 HR and 40 RBI...fanned just 36 times in 474 collegiate plate appearances. 2004 Was acquired from the Diamondbacks on July 31 along with outfielder Steve Finley in exchange for catcher Koyie Hill, left-handed pitcher Bill Murphy and outfielder Reggie Abercrombie...was hitting .255 with 10 RBIs in 36 games for Arizona at the time he was acquired...was on the disabled list from June 9-July 14 with a lower back his first four games back, went 7-for-12...batted .406 (13-for-32) against left-handed pitchers...threw out 31 percent (12 of 39) runners attempting to steal against him, but just four of 19 after joining the Dodgers...Los Angeles was 19-14 when he started behind the plate. 2003
  • Started behind the plate for the Royals for 3rd time on Opening Day (also 1995, 2002).
  • Made the Opening Day roster for the 12th time in his career, his 7th as a Royal.
  • Hit .245 in 113 games for Kansas City, hitting 17 doubles 1 triple and 6 home runs...his 6 homers tied a career high (also 1997, 2000).
  • Tied a career-high with 4 hits (6th time) and 4 RBI (8th time) on April 3 against Chicago...was his 1st 4 hit and 4 RBI since July 17, 2002 vs. Chicago...hit his 1st home run of the year on April 3 against the White Sox.
  • Hit his 3rd home run of the year on April 14 at Cleveland...didn't hit his 3rd home run in 2002 until Aug. 17 at Tampa Bay.
  • Threw out 6 of the 1st 10 runners who attempted to steal on him, and 11 of the 1st 24.
  • Smacked his 4th home run of the year on April 25 at Toronto, matching his 2002 total.
  • Started the season on a tear going 18-for-35 (.486) in his 1st 9 games, but followed that up with a .170 average (15-for-92) in his next 28 games.
  • Hit .248 with 4 home runs and 21 RBI at the All-Star break.
  • Had a season-high 7-game hit streak from July 8-19...during that span he hit .458 (11-24) with 3 doubles, 5 runs scored and 3 RBI.
  • Went 3-for-3 with a walk and RBI vs. Tampa Bay on Aug. 2 for his 1st 3-hit game since June 28 against St. Louis.
  • Snapped an 0-for-18 by going 4-for-4 with 2 doubles, 3 runs scored, 2 RBI and a walk on Aug. 13 vs. the Yankees...the 4 hits tied a career-high...he reached base in all 5 of plate appearances.
  • Homered at Minnesota on Aug. 21 for his 1st home run since April 25 at Toronto. 2002

    Mayne played in 101 games for Kansas City and finished with a .236 average with 8 doubles, 2 triples and 4 home runs.

    Despite his .236 average, drew 34 walks and finished with a .309 on-base percentage.

    Marked the 4th straight season Mayne has played in at least 100 games and the 5th overall (also 1995 with Kansas City).

    The left-handed hitter hit .256 off righties, compared to a .162 off left-handed pitchers.

    Recorded a .247 average at Kauffman Stadium, while hitting .226 on the road.

    Was a .287 hitter with runners on base, going 39-136 with 28 RBI.

    Served a 2-game suspension Sept. 25-26 after bumping umpire Jerry Crawford at Chicago on Sept. 16.

    Had a season-best 8-game hitting streak from Aug. 11-21...he hit .313 (10-32) during the streak.

    Hit .259 (48-185) with 22 RBI after the All-Star Break...hit just .206 (29-141) with 8 RBI in 46 games before the break.

    Royals pitchers went 37-56 with a 5.12 ERA with Mayne behind the plate.

    Threw out 20 of 63 batters for a 32 percent success rate...the remainder of Royals catchers threw out 8-of-54 (15 percent) baserunners.

    Hit a walk-off home run in the 11th inning for a 6-5 win vs. Texas on July 16...was his 1st home run since July 8, 2001 vs. Houston.

    Matched a career high in hits and RBI vs. Chicago on July 17, with 4 hits (6th time) and 4 RBI (7th time).

    Reached base in 7 straight plate appearances on July 29-30 vs. Toronto (4-for-4 with 3 walks).

    Hit a pinch-hit home run in the 9th inning vs. Seattle on Sept. 8 for his 2nd career pinch-hit was his 1st since Aug. 1, 1991 at Milwaukee (1st career home run).

    Career Notes

    Mayne is in his 2nd stint with the Royals after he was acquired by Kansas City from Colorado in exchange for RHP Mac Suzuki and Minor League catcher Sal Fasano on June 24, 2001...also played with Kansas City from 1990-95.

    Ranks 3rd among A.L. catchers in Major League service, trailing Greg Myers and Sandy Alomar, Jr....ranks 6th in the Majors in Major League service, trailing Benito Santiago, Myers, Joe Girardi, Alomar and Chad Kreuter.

    Has a .270 average at Kauffman Stadium (221-for-819) with 7 home runs and 90 RBI.

    Is in his 14th season in the Majors...played just 122 Minor League games before making his Major League debut.

    Since Opening Day 1999, he's batted .281 (368-for-1309) with 14 homers and 173 RBI in 435 games.

    Has hit 2 career grand slams (May 6, 1998 at Florida; May 5, 1994 at Toronto)...has hit 2 inside-the-park home runs (Aug. 22, 1991 vs. Texas; Sept. 27, 1991 vs. California).

    Has never spent time on the Major League Disabled List. 2001

    Mayne returned to the Royals after playing in Kansas City from 1990 to 1995...was obtained from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for RHP Mac Suzuki and C Sal Fasano on June 24. Hit .331 in 49 games with the Rockies (53-for-160) with 7 doubles and 20 RBI. Hit .241 with the Royals, bringing his combined average with Colorado and KC to .285. Finished 3-for-4 and tied a career-high with 4 RBI in his Kansas City debut vs. Detroit on June 26...delivered a game-tying single in the 9th inning off Detroit's Todd Jones, sparking the Royals 5-4 victory. Went 4-for-7 with 6 RBI in his 1st 2 games with KC and drove in 7 runs in 6 games from July 31 to Aug. 10. Homered at Detroit on July 3 with a solo shot to right in the 2nd was his 1st homer of the season for KC and 1st since July 27, 2000 vs. LA (with Colorado)...hit his final home run of the season vs. Houston on July 8.

    Hit a pinch-hit triple vs. Oakland on July 22 and scored the winning run on a Rey Sanchez single to give KC a 5-4 was his 4th career triple and his 1st since July 23, 1995 vs. Baltimore (with KC)...all of his triples have been with KC.

    Delivered a 2-out RBI single to score Donnie Sadler in the 10th inning to give Kansas City a 2-1 win at Chicago on July 31. Put together a 9-game hitting streak from July 22 to Aug. 5 and went 13-for-29 (.448) during the streak. 2000

    Batted a career-best .30149, slightly better than his previous high, .30124 in 1999 with the Giants. Drove in a single-season best 64 runs, nearly doubling his high entering 2000, 39 in 1999 with San Francisco. Collected a career-best 101 hits...also posted 25 multi-hit games...tied a career-high with 2 4-hit games: May 16 at New York and June 18 vs. Arizona. Tied his personal high with 6 home runs...also homered 6 times in 1997 with Oakland. Threw out 23.9 percent (17-71) of baserunners attempting to steal, ranking 9th in the league. Batted .358 (34-for-95) with runners in scoring postion. Hit .314 (49-for-156) at Coors Field and .291 (52-for-179) on the road. His 64 RBI were the most ever in a season by a Rockies catcher...Joe Girardi held the previous record, 55 in 1995. Chased a foul pop-up into the Mets dugout at New York on Aug. 17 and landed on his left wrist...the sprained left wrist kept him out 7 starts (although he returned to pitch Aug. 22, even though he couldnbt bat or catch). After making 2 starts, he bruised his left hip and missed 6 starts, although the Cubs retired him as a pinch hitter on Sept. 4...each injury occurred within an 11-day stretch. 1999

    Topped .300 for the 1st time in his 10th Major League season. Led N.L. catchers with 32 doubles. Led the club with 7 pinch-hits (7-for-18, .389, 4 RBI). Ranked 2nd among N.L. catchers with a .995 fielding percentage, trailing only Mike Lieberthal (.997)...he caught 25 percent of base stealers (23-of-92). Recorded three 4-hit games on the season and tied a Giants record with 3 doubles against St. Louis on July 26. Was the Giants' Opening Day catcher on April 5. 1998

    Mayne platooned with Brian Johnson, starting 72 of 94 games for the San Francisco Giants...started exclusively during Johnson's two trips to the DL, May 4-19 and July 22-Aug. 6. Made his San Francisco debut on April 1 at Houston (3-for-4). Blasted his second career grand slam (Antonio Alfonseca) in the 7th inning to tie the game on May 6 at Florida. During the 1-game playoff Sept. 28 at Chicago, he went 2-for-2...his pinch-hit single in the 7th ended Steve Trachselbs no-hitter. 1997

    Went to Spring Training with Seattle, but was released on March 28. Signed by the Oakland A's on April 8. Went 4-for-7 (.571) as a pinch hitter...his .996 fielding percentage ranked 3rd among A.L. catchers...he started 46 of Oakland's 73 games after break, hitting .337 (57-for-169) with 4 of his 6 home runs and 15 of his 22 RBI. Put together a career-high 11-game hitting streak from Aug. 28-Sept. 12, hitting .459 during that stretch (17-for-37). Matched a career high with 4 RBI against San Francisco on Sept. 3. 1996

    Started 16 games for the Mets and did not make an error in 88 total chances...hit safely in 13 of those 16 starts (18-for-52, .346). His first official N.L. plate appearance was a two-out pinch-single in the bottom of the ninth to beat St. Louis, 10-9, on April 4. Underwent right shoulder arthroscopic surgery on Sept. 26...performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum. 1995

    Started 95 games for the Royals and ranked 2nd among A.L. catchers in fielding (.995). Hit .251 in 110 games with 1 home run and 27 RBI for Kansas City. Led American League catchers with 11 double plays. Matched a career-high with 4 RBI vs. Toronto Sept. 5. 1994

    The Royals went 22-16 in Mayne's 38 starts behind the plate. Hit his first career grand slam (Juan Guzman) on May 5 at Toronto and set a career high with 4 RBI to help Kansas City rally from a 5-0 deficit in an 11-9 win. Hit .343 (12-for-35) with runners in scoring position. Threw out 26 percent of baserunners attempting to steal (10-for-38) and posted a .996 fielding percentage, committing just 1 error on the season. 1993

    Was Kansas City's Opening Day catcher and caught 22 of the Royals first 31 games. Returned to a reserve role on May 12...finished the year with a .254 average in 71 games. 1992

    Batted .225 with 16 runs and 18 RBI in 82 games for the Royals. Caught 31 percent (12-for-39) of base runners in 62 games at catcher for Kansas City. Saw action in 8 games at 3rd base, where he did not make an error in 14 chances. 1991

    Became the Royals 1st-string catcher on July 15 when Mike Macfarlane suffered a knee injury...finished the season with a .251 average, adding 3 home runs and 31 RBI. Hit his 1st Major League home run, a pinch-hit shot off Julio Machado, on Aug. 1 at is the only pinch-hit home run of his career. Hit 2 inside-the-park home runs (Aug. 22 vs. Texas and Sept. 27 vs. California) in little more than a month...became the 1st Royal since Jorge Orta in 1986 to hit 2 inside-the-park homers in the same season. 1990

    Started the season with Memphis (AA) and hit .267 with 2 home runs and 61 RBI in 115 games. Contract was purchased by Kansas City from Memphis on Sept. 16...made his Major League debut on Sept. 18 at Minnesota...his 1st hit and RBI came that night off Scott Erickson.

    Minor League Notes

    Mayne was selected by the Royals in the 1st round (13th overall) of the 1989 June Free Agent Draft...was the 3rd catcher and 1st collegiate catcher selected in the draft...was also the 2nd catcher taken in the 1st round in Royals history (Rex Goodson - 1970). Began his professional career at Baseball City in the Florida State League in 1989...hit .542 in 7 games when he suffered a lower back strain...went on the Disabled List on July 24 and missed the remainder of the season.