Keith Osik...married to Sherry Ann...the couple have son (Tyler) and a daughter (Kayley)...played 3 years at Louisiana
State University...batted .340 with 9 home runs and 65 RBI in 72 games during his final year at LSU...was an
All-SEC selection at C...was a shortstop as a frosh and a 3rd bagger as a sophomore...played all 9 positions in a
game vs. Northeast Louisiana during his junior year, and was the pitcher of record in the eventual 11-inning 6-5
setback...graduate of Shoreham-Wading River (NY) High, where he played baseball...has participated in singer
Garth Brooks' Teammates for Kids Foundation by making a personal challenge commitment.2004Signed with BAL as minor league free agent, but solid spring earned Opening Day roster spot...spent first 6 weeks
of season with BAL, but went just 2-for-25 in 11 games (6 starts)...went 1-for-4 in first start, April 9 at TBR, but went
just 1-for-21 thereafter...other hit-a single, came May 1 at CLE...was designated for assignment on May 25...was
released by BAL, June 1...signed a minor league contract with FLA on June 10...hit .179 in 19 games with Albuquerque
of the Triple-A International League...homered on June 15 vs. Iowa, but was released by FLA on July
16...signed another minor league contract with TBR on July 28...homered in debut with the Bulls, July 28 vs.
Scranton/W-B...batted .244 in 26 games for TBR's Triple-A Durham affiliate.2003Spent the season as Milwaukee's backup catcher ... Recorded career highs in games (80), at-bats (241) and runs (22) ... Drove in a season-high four runs against the Cardinals on June 16 ... Finished the year by batting .303 in 33 Sept. at-bats ... Was granted free agency on Oct. 27.2002Spent season with the Pirates ... made 27 appearances (17 starts) behind the plate, four starts at third base, three appearances at first base, an appearance at second base and one in left field ... the Pirates went 10-7 in 17 starts behind the dish ... homered in first start April 13 vs Chicago ... also picked off Sammy Sosa at first preserving Pittsburgh victory ... hit safely in three straight games April 19 - 24 ... delivered a pinch-hit walkoff single on May 27 vs Chicago ... produced lone multi-hit game with 2-for-4 showing on June 2 at St. Louis ... hit first career pinch hit home run on August 21 at St. Louis off Chuck Finley - was also his first homer off a lefthander ... made last start on September 11 at Cincinnati and last appearance on September 15 at Philadelphia.2001Made 39 appearances (30 starts) behind the plate, five appearances (one start) at first base, three appearances (one start) at third base, two appearances at second base and one appearance in right field ... injured left hamstring while playing first April 29 and was placed on 15-Day Disabled List ... reinstated on May 15 ... collected one hit in his first 14 at bats ... snapped streak with a home run off Omar Daal at Veterans Stadium on May 23 (Game Two) ... homered again two games later at Atlanta on May 27 ... tied career high with six-game hitting streak July 22 - August 5 hitting .444 (8-18) during stretch ... knocked in career-high four runs August 12 vs San Diego ... also recorded sixth career three-hit game on August 12 ... lone pinch-hit was a two-run double off Arizonabs Randy Johnson August 23 at PNC Park ... threw out five of 20 baserunners attempting to steal against him (25%) and had one passed ball ... committed lone error of the season on August 18 at Houston, a fielding miscue behind the plate.2000Spent season with Pirates posting career highs in homers, RBI and stolen bases ... made 26 appearances (17 starts) behind the plate, 12 appearances (nine starts) at third base and five appearances (three starts) at first base ... made second Major League appearance as a pitcher (1.0 IP/5H/5R/5ER/0BB/1SO) May 20 vs St. Louis ... also hit a home run in that game becoming just the second position player since 1900 to give up a homer and hit a homer in same game (also done by the Rangersb Jeff Kunkel in 1988) ... served as designated hitter for first time in career July 14 at Cleveland going 2-3 ... made first career start (second appearance) at first August 31 vs San Francisco ... matched career-high hitting in six straight August 31 - September 8 (Game Two) ... knocked in a run in four consecutive starts September 2 - 8 (seven total) ... threw out four of 12 (33%) runners attempting to steal.1999Made career-high 43 starts behind the plate while in his fourth full season with the Pirates ... also established career mark in at bats ... tossed an inning of relief in a 19-8 loss at Houston on May 11 (1.0IP/2H/4R/4ER/2BB/ 1SO) becoming the first position player to pitch for the Pirates since John Cangelosi did so on May 3, 1988 ... hit second career home run on June 2 - a solo shot off Los Angelesb Darren Dreifort at Three Rivers - his first homer since September 29, 1996 ... picked up lone triple on June 13 vs Kansas City (pinch hit) ... was ejected by Terry Craft for arguing a call at third base at Minnesota on July 10 ... placed on the 15-Day Disabled List with a strained left hamstring on August 13 ... appeared in four games on rehab at Triple A Nashville hitting .091 (1-11) with a strikeout ... tied career-high with three hits and tallied three RBI on August 30 at Colorado ... homered for the second time on September 11 - a solo shot off Garrett Stephenson at St. Louis ... threw out 11 of the 34 baserunners attempting to steal against him (32%) and committed one throwing error (September 13 at Arizona).1998Spent season with Pirates ... made 20 starts behind the plate and seven at third ... threw out five of 12 runners attempting to steal (42%) ... did not commit an error behind the plate and had four passed balls ... made one fielding error while playing third ... swiped lone base on April 25 at San Diego ... made first career start at third base on May 24 at Florida ... started eight consecutive games: three behind the plate from July 21 - 23 while Jason Kendall served a suspension and five at third base from July 24 - 28 while Aramis Ramirez served his suspension.1997Played entire season for the Pirates ... made 32 appearances (23 starts) behind the plate ... also made four appearances at second base and one each at first base and third base ... threw out 10 of the 21 baserunners attempting to steal against him (48%), committed two errors (one throwing and one catcherbs interference) and had four passed balls ... made first career appearance at first base on May 21 at St. Louis ... hit .353 during the month of June ... made first career appearance at second base on July 16 vs Cincinnati ... made lone appearance at third base on July 17 vs Cincinnati ... hit safely in six straight games August 19 - September 26.1996Shared catching duties with Jason Kendall during first year in Majors ... made 39 starts behind the plate and one in left field ... threw out 12 of the 49 runners attempting to steal (24%) ... made Major League debut on April 5 at New York (N) going 2-4 with a run batted in ... singled off Dave Mlicki in second at bat for first Major League hit and collected first big league RBI with a single off Blas Minor in fourth at bat ... fractured right hand on July 15 at Chicago (N) after Sammy Sosa fouled a ball off his hand ... was on disabled list July 16 - August 13 ... went 3-for-10 with a double and two RBI during three-game rehab assignment at Class A Erie ... average dropped below .300 for the first time on August 19 ... swiped lone base on September 28 at Chicago (N) ... connected off Dave Swartzbaugh at Wrigley Field on the final day of the season - September 29 - for his first Major League home run.1995Spent entire season at Triple A Calgary ... set minor league career-highs in batting and runs batted in ... had five-hit game on July 16 vs Albuquerque and season-high five RBI on May 19 at Vancouver ... threw out eight of 36 runners attempting to steal (22%) ... homered in back-to-back games August 8 and 9 ... pitched a scoreless inning in Cannonsb 16-8 loss vs Colorado Springs on June 2 ... made 74 appearances behind the plate, 11 at first base, three in the outfield and one at third base.1994Spent first full season at Triple A with Buffalo ... hit a three-run, game-winning homer in his debut on April 7 at New Orleans ... tallied 17 RBI in April - the most by a Bison player during April since Orlando Merced had 23 in 1990 ... became first Bison position player ever to receive a decision as a pitcher when he took the loss in a 9-8, 12-inning setback on May 13 at New Orleans ... was on the disabled list with a sore right wrist from July 15 - 22 ... recorded just one RBI in 73 at bats from July 25 until the end of the season ... made 67 starts at catcher, three at first base, two in right field, two as a designated hitter and one at second base ... threw out 26 of 62 runners attempting to steal (42%).1993Spent season with Double A Carolina ... made 99 appearances behind the plate and one at third base ... named to the Southern Leaguebs mid-season all-star team ... threw out 35 of 93 runners attempting to steal (38%).1992Played entire season with Carolina ... started 103 games at third base and 23 behind the plate ... finished second on the club in games played, at bats and hits ... also tied for second in runs batted in.1991Began season with Class A Salem ... was promoted to Carolina on June 14 ... hit a combined .274 with six home runs and 40 runs batted in with the two clubs.1990Began professional career with Class A Welland ... made 11 appearances at third base, five at catcher, three at first base, three at second base and two at shortstop.