Name is pronounced MON-duh-see...Wife's name is Ada...Has three children; sons
Raul Jr., Raul Adalberto and daughter Kisha...Attended Liceop Manuel Maria Valencia High
School...Originally signed by Los Angeles scout Ralph Avila...Supplies uniforms and baseball equipment for
the Raul Mondesi League in the Dominican Republic.2004Played a total of 34 games between Pittsburgh and Anaheim...Began season with Pirates and batted .283 in 26 games...Made Opening Day start in left field and went 0-for-4 vs. PHI on 4/5; His start in left field was his first
appearance there since 10/3/93...Connected off PHI's Roberto Hernandez for first home run on 4/8...Made first nine starts in left field before making first of 12 starts in right field on 4/16 at New York...Hit second and final home run with the Pirates on 4/14 at CHI (off Kyle Farnsworth)...Had an outfield assist in back-to-back games on 4/17 and 4/18 at NYM...Hit safely in seven straight games, 4/23-30, going 12-for-27 (.444) with four doubles and four RBI...Collected career-high three doubles on 4/30 at MIL...Ended the month of April with a .338 average (27-for-80)...Was the victim of Roger Clemens' 4,137th career strikeout on 5/5 at HOU which moved "The Rocket" into
second place on all-time strikeout list ahead of Steve Carlton...Ended his stint with the Pirates going hitless in his last 13 at bats; did not have a home run in his last 76
plate appearances with Pittsburgh...Was placed on the restricted list on 5/11 and had his contract terminated for breach of contract on 5/19...Was signed by Anaheim on 5/30 and made his Angels debut that night...Hit his lone Angels homer on 6/3 vs. CLE (off Cliff Lee)...Suffered a torn right quadriceps muscle on 6/8 and was placed on the 15-day D.L. on 6/9...His contract was terminated by the Angels on 7/30.2003Hit .272 with 24 home runs, 71 RBI and 22 stolen bases in 143 combined games with the Yankees (98 games) and Diamondbacks (45 games). ... Posted sixth career 20-homer/20-stolen base season and ninth straight year with at least 20 home runs. ... Began season with New York (AL) and batted .354 (35-for-99) with eight homers and 18 RBI in 26 games during the month of April. ... Hit safely in season-high 11 straight games from 4/14-24 (17-for-43, .395). ... Was traded to Arizona on 7/29 and made debut with the Diamondbacks the following night, grounding out as a pinch hitter @ Florida. ... Went 9-for-19 (.474) during a five-game hitting streak from 8/6-10. ... Collected 1,500th career hit on 8/24; and RBI-double off Chicago's Matt Clement. ... Tied a club record by reaching base safely in nine consecutive plate appearances (five walks/four hits) from 8/23-25. ... Picked up 300th career double on 8/26. ... Suffered a right hip flexor strain in the 5th inning of the 9/2 contest @ San Diego and missed next three games. . ... Homered in consecutive games @ Pac Bell Park on 9/6-7. ... Tied an Arizona club record with four runs scored on 9/13 vs. Colorado . ... Left contest on 9/14 with a mild left ankle sprain and then missed four games after reaggravating his right hip flexor strain on 9/16. ... Hit final home run on 9/27 vs. St. Louis. ... Made a total of 139 appearances in right field and two in center field.2002Hit .252 with 26 doubles, four triples, 27 home runs, 84 RBI and 30 stolen bases... Was his seventh consecutive season to post 20 home runs... Led the AL with a career high 18 outfield assists... Scored 88 runs and had a career high 73 walks... Hit .278 in April with six doubles, five home runs and 16 RBI... Opened the season hitting in five straight... Recorded the first straight steal of home in club history on April 17 vs LHP Randy Keisler of the Yankees... Had the first of three two-home run games on April 20 at KC, was 3-5 with a solo HR off Suzuki and a grand slam, the third of his career, off Kris Wilson... Has 19 career two home run games through 2001... On May 4 at Seattle was 4-4 with six RBI to match his career high, 4th time, after posting his second two-home run game... Had two four hit games... On May 24 recorded two OF assists against the White Sox... Had four assists from May 24 to 29... Hit .299 in May with seven doubles, two triples, five home runs and 17 RBI... On June 5 vs TB hit HR #11 off Creek and matched season high with four hits and four runs scored which matched his career high, fourth time... Hit 200th HR of his career on June 22 in Boston against Nomo- 1R... Would match the six RBI performance on June 29 vs Boston after his third two-HR game and his second grand slam of the season, fourth career, against Bryce Florie... At the All-Star break was batting .282 with 21 doubles, four triples, 16 home runs and 53 RBI... In the second half hit .207 with five doubles, 11 home runs and 31 RBI in 62 games... In July hit .172 with two home runs and 12 RBI... Posted a 14 game hit streak from August 21 to September 4... Homered in back-to-back games on September 18 & 19 vs Baltimore... On September 24 in Cleveland hit a two-run HR in the 11th off Baez, was his sixth career extra inning home run... On September 25 tweaked his left hamstring and did not return to the lineup until the 29th... On October 3 at Baltimore strained his right shoulder and did not appear the last four days of the season... Was tied for 11th in the AL in steals and was tied for sixth in caught stealing at 11... Had seven steals of third which was tied for fourth in the AL... Posted a .453 on-base percentage vs LHP which was third in the AL... Hit .299 against left-handers with seven home runs and against right-handers hit .241 with 20 home runs... Hit just .245 at home which was fifth lowest in the AL (min 251PA)... On the road hit .258 with 17 of his 27 home runs... Hit .433 (39-90) when hitting the first pitch... With the bases loaded hit .455 (5-11) with two home runs and 15 RBI.2001Spent second straight full season with Toronto. ... Made all 149 defensive appearances in right field. ... Led American League with a career-high 18 outfield assists. ... Established career high in walks. ... Recorded first straight steal of home in club history on 4/17 (off LHP Randy Keisler of the Yankees). ... Connected off Kris Wilson for third career grand slam on 4/20 @ Kansas City. ... Hit 200th career home run on 6/22 @ Boston off Hideo Nomo. ... Hit another grand slam and tallied six RBI on 6/29 vs. Boston. ... Posted a 14-game hitting streak from 8/21 thru 9/4. ... Missed four games with a sore left hamstring from 9/25-29 and the final four days of the season with a strained right shoulder.2000In his first season with Toronto hit .271 with 22 doubles, two triples, 24 home runs and 67 RBI in 96 games despite being placed on the 60-day disabled list... Had right elbow surgery on August 14 performed in Coral Gables, Florida by Dr John Uribe, consulting orthopedic surgeon to the Miami Dolphins... Appeared in 95 games and scored 78 runs before being placed on the disabled list on July 22... Was on pace to score a career high 129 runs... Led the club in spring training with 16 RBI while batting .236 with six home runs and seven stolen bases... Had a season high ten game hit streak from April 11 to 21... Scored a run in 11 straight games from April 11 to April 22... Was ejected on April 18 by HP umpire Al Clark... Posted two multi-HR games, May 9 vs Baltimore, June 18 at Boston... In May led the club with a 12 stolen bases... Stole 22 bases with only six caught stealing, had four steals of third base... Stole two bases in a game on three occasions to match his career high, now accomplished 15 times... June was his top month for average (.280), home runs (8) and RBI (22)... Had 10 putouts on July 8 atMontreal to tie the club mark for most putouts by an outfielder in a nine inning game, first done by Jose Cruz on October 1, 1999... In a three game series at Montreal from July 7-9 he homered and drove in three runs in each game... Was activated from the disabled list on September 21... First action came on September 23, was 1-5 but suffered a sprained right ankle which kept him out of action the rest of the season... Was 0-9 with the bases loaded... Hit .311 against LHP and .261 against RHP... Had a .967 fielding percentage with five outfield assists.1999Hit only .253 but posted career highs with 33 home runs, 99 RBI and 36 stolen bases... Was his second career 30/30 season making him one of eight ML players to post multiple 30/30 seasons (list in career notes)... He and Jeff Bagwell were the only 30/30 players in the majors in 1999... Made his sixth straight opening day start for the Dodgers, hit two home runs and tied career high with six RBI in a 8-6 win over Arizona... His second homer was only the 26th Opening Day extra inning home run in baseball history... Was the NL Player of the Week from April 5 to 11 after hitting .381 (8-21) with four HR and 10 RBI... Led the majors with 18 home runs through May 28... Hit one homerun over 39 games from May 29 to July 16 (152 at bats)... Hit just .211 in June and .198 in July as the Dodgers posted a 19-35 record during those two months... Hit the final home run in the history of Candlestick/3 Com Park on September 30 against the Giants Mark Gardner - was also his 1,000 career hit... Had five multiple home run games... Was the toughest player in the NL to get to hit in to a double play, done three times in 601 at bats... Collected seven outfield assists...1998Hit .279 in 148 games with 26 doubles, five triples, 30 home runs, 90 RBI and 16 stolen bases... His 90 RBI were a then career high as were his 30 home runs... Led the Dodgers in games, at-bats (590), runs (85), hits (162), total bases (288), multi-hit games (41), doubles, triples, home runs and RBI... Was the third straight season to lead the Dodgers in extra-base hits... Started 147 games in the outfield and saw 94 starts in center field after a seven player trade with the Florida Marlins on May 15... Was tied for the team lead with six outfield assists, four as a center fielder... On April 12 hit a game-winning two run, two out home run against the Astro's Billy Wagner... Collected first career five hit game on April 27 vs Milwaukee, was 5-6 with a double, home run and an RBI in a 12 inning game... From June 27 to July 23 hit .375 (36-96) in 23 games which included a season high 11 game hit streak from June 27 to July 11... Was the NL Player of the Week for the week ending July 5, hit .462 (12-26) in six games with two home runs, seven RBI, eight runs and 26 total bases... Missed all or parts of six games from July 30 to August 7 with lower back stiffness... Also missed three games from September 5- 7 with the same injury... Hit .385 (5-13) with 12RBI when the bases were loaded including his second career grand slam on May 31 vs. Cincinnati's Mike Remlinger... 15 of 30 home runs tied the game or gave the Dodgers the lead... Posted two multi-HR games, hit two on May 13 vs Philadelphia & August 3 at New York Mets...1997Set career highs in batting .310, hits (191) and doubles (42) and then career highs of 30 home runs, 32 stolen bases... Became the first Dodger player in both Brooklyn and Los Angeles history to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in the same season... Only three other players posted 30/30 season that season; Larry Walker, Barry Bonds and Jeff Bagwell... Collected his second Rawlings Gold Glove Award after committing four errors in 352 total chances for a .989 fielding percentage... Was tied for seventh in the NL with 10 outfield assists... Was the first outfielder from the Dominican Republic to win a Gold Glove since Cincinnati's Cesar Geronimo in 1977... Became just the second Dodger along with Pedro Guerrero to post two 20/20 seasons... Joined Mike Piazza (40), Todd Zeile (31) and Eric Karros (31) to become the second foursome in club history and the fifth in major league history to hit 30 or more home runs in a season... Was third in NL with 77 extra-base hits, tied for fourth with 191 hits, fifth in doubles, sixth with 333 total bases. Seventh with 53 multi-hit games, ninth in batting, tied for ninth in stolen bases and was tenth in slugging percentage at .541... The 77 extra-base hits were a career high and a Dodger club record... Had a 14 game hit streak from July 12- 25... Also posted two 11 game hit streaks... On June 2 at Houston left the game after spraining his left shoulder and left pinky finger when he slid head first back into third base... Wore a brace on his left hand the rest of the season and was removed from the game on June 28 with shoulder pain... Stole 15 straight bases from June 12 to August 12... In the second half of the season hit .326 (95-291) with 13 home runs and 39 RBI in 74 games... In his final 57 games of the season hit .344 (76-221)...1996Set a then Dodger record (which he broke in 1997) of 71 extra base hits surpassing the old mark of 66 held by Steve Garvey (1978) and Pedro Guerrero (1983)... Was tied for fifth in the NL with 11 outfield assists, tied for sixth with 40 doubles, tied for eighth with seven triples and 10th with 188 hits... Reached the Loge Level with a home run on April 12 against the Marlins John Burkett, was the fifth player ever to do so joining Frank Howard, Dave Kingman, Dave Parker and Nick Esasky... Missed four games from June 21- 25 with a contusion to his left heel, had started first 73 games of the season... On June 30 at Colorado was 4-6 with two home runs, six RBI, three runs scored and a triple... July 14 broke up San Francisco Will VanLandingham's no-hitter with an eighth inning single... Hit safely in seven straight at bats on two occasions, June 5-6 and September 9-10... Named as having the best outfield arm in the majors in Baseball America's annual Best Tools survey of league managers...1995Hit .285 with 26 home runs, 88 RBI and 27 stolen bases... Was the first Dodger since Kirk Gibson in 1988 to post 20 HR and 20 SB in the same season... Earned his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award... Led the majors for the second straight season with 16 outfield assists... Selected to his first All-Star Game in Texas where he played right field but did not have an at bat... Was the NL Player of the Week from May 12-19 after hitting .361 (13-36) with four home runs, 10 RBI and seven runs scored... Stole 17 consecutive bases to start the season until being thrown out on July 16 by Florida's Charles Johnson... First career ejection came on August 10 vs St. Louis for arguing a called third strike... Hit his first career grand slam on August 15 vs. Chicago against Steve Trachsel in 7-5 win... Left game on September 29 with a sprained right knee... September 30 hit a game winning two-run home run off Doug Bochtler in San Francisco to clinch the NL Western Division for the Dodgers...1994Named the NL Rookie of the Year after hitting .306 with 16 home runs, 56 RBI, 63 runs, 27 doubles and eight triples in the strike shortened season... Was the third straight Dodger to win the award... Was the 11th unanimous selection, seventh in the NL and second consecutive, in the 45 year history of Rookie of the Year Award... Was the first player from the Dominican Republic to win the award in the NL... Also named NL Rookie of the Year by Baseball Weekly & Baseball America... Led the Dodgers in hits (133), doubles and at bats (434)... Led the majors with 16 outfield assists... Started the season hitless in four games and then did not go more than two games without a hit the rest of the season... Was tied for third in the NL with eight triples, had two on August 5 at Colorado... Played winter ball in the Dominican Republic with Escogido and hit .317 with seven HR and 14 RBI in 31 games including his first two at bats when he received standing ovations and doubled and homered...1993Split the season between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Albuquerque... Opened the season in AAA and was recalled to Los Angeles on July 18... Made his ML debut on July 19 vs Philadelphia and singled as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning against the Phillies David West... Made first ML start on July 20 vs Philadelphia and was 0-3... Delivered his first multi-hit game on July 23 vs New York, was 2-4 with two runs scored and his first ML stolen base... First ML home run came on July 31 against the Cubs Bob Scanlon to cap a five run 13th inning in a 7-2 victory... Started 20 games for the Dodgers... Threw out two runners on September 15 at San Diego... Joined Dodgers Friendship Series and traveled to Taipei, Taiwan and Fukuoka, Japan... In 110 games with Albuquerque hit .280 with 22 doubles, seven triples, 12 home runs and 65 RBI...1992Split the season between Albuquerque- AAA and San Antonio- AA... Opened the season in AAA and hit .312 in 35 games with four home runs and 15 RBI... Appeared in 18 games with San Antonio and hit .265 with two home runs and 14 RBI before being sidelined with a wrist injury... Had surgery performed by Dr. Norm Zemel on his fractured left wrist on July 1 at Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles... Returned to play seven games in July and August before having surgery on his left knee by Dr. Ralph Gambardella on August 25 at the Centinela Hospital Medical Center to repair amedial meniscus tear... Had a combined 14 outfield assists and eight errors in 142 total chances... Named the Top Prospect in the Texas League by Baseball America, who also tabbed him as the 21st best overall prospect and the 7th best outfielder in the minor leagues...1991Hit a combined .277 with eight home runs and 39 RBI in 83 games at three different levels... Named as the outfielder with the best arm in the California League and the fifth best prospect in the league by Baseball America... Selected as one of the top 50 minor league players by the Sporting News... Was on the disabled list for nearly two months with a knee injury...1990Selected to the Pioneer League (A) All-Star Team after batting .303 with eight home runs and 31 RBI to lead Great Falls to the league championship... Stole a team high 30 bases in 44 games...1989Led the Dominican Summer League Champion Santo Dominican Dodgers with 15 doubles and was third with 32 runs scored...1988Made his professional debut with Santo Domingo and hit .222 with two home runs and 44 RBI...