He and his wife Tracy have three sons, Quade, Jake Ryan and Kolby and one daughter,
Kamille...Resides in Deerfield Beach, FL...Signed by Ray Boone...Is a 1985 graduate of Hilltop High
School (Chula Vista, CA)...Lettered in baseball, football and basketball in high school...Was named to the All-
San Diego High School team...Worked as an instructor at the Bucky Dent School of Baseball in Delray Beach,
FL during the 1996 season.2006His season-best three-hit performance at Coors Field on Sept. 23 allowed him to get his batting average above .200. Recorded just 29 at-bats in the season's final two months. His stolen base against the Padres on April 16, was his first since the 2002 season.2005Set a career high with 49 starts, one better than his 48 combined starts in 2001 with the Phillies and NYM;
the Phillies went 29-20 (.592) in his starts.
... Was charged with catcher's interference, 9/24 at CIN, snapping his errorless streak at 124 games, which
was the most by any catcher at that point.
... Hit seven HR, one shy of his career high of eight set in 2000 with NYM.
... Tied his career highs with four hits and five RBI, 5/13 vs CIN; his 3rd career 4-hit game and 2nd career 5-
RBI game; also had a 4-RBI game, 6/9 vs TEX.
... Was ejected by HP umpire Alfonzo Marquez in the 2nd inning, 6/30 at NYM, for disputing ball and strike
calls behind the plate.
... Homered in back-to-back games 8/4 vs CHI and 8/6 vs MIL.
... Caught nine of 28 runners attempting to steal (31%), his most runners caught since 1997 (14 caught).
... Batted .290 (29-for-100) with all seven of his HR at home.2004His seventh season with the Phillies...Made 38 starts, all at catcher...Did not commit an error
in 267 total chances; has made 1 error in past 3 seasons (757 TC), 5/7/03 at ARI...Had a season-high 3 hits, 4/24
at MTL...Was ejected twice: 4/22 vs FLA (fighting; served suspension, 5/17-19) and 7/3 vs BAL (disagreeing with
strike zone from dugout)...Suffered a left shoulder contusion in a collision with Jim Thome forcing him to leave
game, 9/15 at CIN (1st inning)...Did not homer in first 107 at-bats of season and then hit 3 in his final 21 at-bats,
including his last 2 games of the season, 9/29 vs PIT and 10/3 vs FLA...His 1st HR of the season, 9/11 at NYM, broke
the Phillies club record for the most HR in a season (186 in 1977)...Had 6 hits in his last 10 at-bats of season...Hit
.318 (7-22) vs LHP...Hit .327 (18-55), 2 HR, 7 RBI against NL East...Phillies went 8-1 in his final 9 starts...Pitchers
had a 3.95 ERA with him catching...Caught 4 of 32 potential base stealers (12.5%).2000Started 38 games at catcher ... In those 38 starts, hit .302 (39-129) with 6 HR, 16 RBI, 19 BB, 25 R ... Had a .481 slugging % and a .401 on-base % as a starter ...Threw out 39% (14 of 36) of potential base stealers ... Clubbed a 3-run HR in 1st at-bat of the year, 4/6 vs SD ... Had a career-high 4 hits (4-5), 4/29 at COL ... Hit 1st career pinch-hit HR and 1st grand slam in 9th inning, 5/30 at LA (Terry Adams) ... Had 4 HR and 7 RBI in 5 games, 5/23-6/2 ...Was HBP twice in Game 1 of the World Series, tying a WS record, done 3 previous times (last by Frank Robinson, Game 4, October 8, 1961).2003Second full season as Mike Lieberthal's back-up ... 15 of his 34 hits went for extra bases ... Had .400 on-base % for 2nd straight season ... Hit .444 (8-18), 2 2B, 7 RBI in first 5 games of season ... Had season-high 3 RBI, 4/12 at CIN ... Tripled, 4/17 vs FLA; 3rd career triple, 1st since 5/6/98 vs ARI ... His 1st HR of the season was a 2-run, walk-off, pinch-HR in bottom of 13th inning, 6/21 vs BOS; 2nd career pinch-HR ... Hit in 8 of 9 games, 7/12-8/7, .429 (12-28), 7 runs ... Tied career-high with 3 runs, 8/2(2) vs SD ... Homered in back-to-back starts, 9/3 & 9/7 ... Hit .364 (8-22) with RISP ... Reached base safely in 32 of 43 games he appeared in ... Started 33 games as catcher and made just 1 error all season, 5/7 at ARI (.996 fielding %), 1st error since 9/2/01 ... Started 4 games at 1B (1.000 fielding %), last: 9/7 vs NYM.2002Rebounded from a career-worst .185 avg last season to hit a career-best .311; however, as backup to Mike Lieberthal appeared in 39 games, fewest since 1997. . . Hit in 8 straight, 4/6-5/19 (.483, 14-29, 4 2B, 4 RBI), tying his career best . . . Also tied his career high with 4 hits, 4/14 vs CIN, and stole a base (1st steal since 5/23/01 at MTL) . . . Walked in 6 straight, 5/26-6/23 (8 BB) . . . Tied his career best with his 2nd stolen base, 7/1 vs NYM; has not been caught stealing since 9/19/97 at FLA (4-for-his-last-4) . . . Homered in back-to-back games, 7/31 & 8/5; first 2 HR of season . . . Walked a career-high 4 times, 8/25 at STL . . . Went 2-for-4, 2B, HR and a season-high 3 RBI, 9/1 at NYM . . . Did not make an error in 249 TC as catcher and threw out 25% of runners attempting to steal (6-24) . . . Made 2 starts at 1st base, 8/22 at MTL and 9/6 vs NYM (0 E, 20 TC) . . . Hit safely in 25 of 34 starts.2001Started 38 games at catcher...In those 38 starts, he hit .302 (39-129) with six home runs, 16 RBI, 19 walks and 25 runs scored...Had a .481 slugging percentage and a .401 on-base average as a starter...Threw out 39 percent (14 of 36) of the runners who tried to steal against him...Smacked a three-run home run in his first-at bat of the year, April 6th vs. San Diego (Serfani)...Set a careeer-high with four hits (4-5) at Colorado on April 29th...Had five previous games with three hits...For the year he had six games with two hits, two with three and the one with four...Hit his first career pinch-hit home run and first grand slam in the ninth inning at Los Angeles (Adams) on May 30th...Batted .367 (11-30) in April with two home runs and seven RBI...Had four home runs and seven RBI in five games from May 23rd-June 2nd...Scored three runs in the first game of an August 15th doubleheader with Colorado...Went 3-4 with three RBI to pace an 8-2 victory over Atlanta on September 28th.1999Started 28 games at catcher and one game in leftfield...Compiled 10 multi-hit games (nine, two-hit games and one, three-hit contest) and five multi-RBI performances (four, two-RBI games and one, three-RBI contest)...Hit .319 (15-47) with three home runs and 11 RBI in 13 games, from April 10th-April 24th, while Mike Piazza was on DL...Went 3-4 with a run scored, a walk and three RBI at Florida on July 1st...The three hits tied his career-high, done four other times, (last, August 14, 1997 at St. Louis)...Finished 15-45 (.333) with six runs scored, two doubles, six walks, a sacrifice fly, two stolen bases, two hit-by-pitches and nine RBI in his last 13 starts...Hit a home run in consecutive starts, April 21st-22nd at Cincinnati...Collected nine RBI over a span of 10 consecutive starts from April 12th-April 23rd...Stole his first career base, June 25th at Atlanta...Stole his second career base on July 28th vs. Pittsburgh...Made his major league debut in the outfield with a start in leftfield, May 9th at Arizona...Was 2-3 with a walk, sacrifice fly and a run scored...Had a career-best eight-game hitting streak from April 9th-April 17th...Hit .321 (9-28) during the stretch. PLAYOFFS: Hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 10th inning in Game Four of the NLDS to beat Arizona, 4-3, and help the Mets defeat the Diamondbacks, three games to one to advance to the LCS....It was the fourth post-season series clinching walkoff home run in baseball history.1998Had three tours of duty with the Mets...Began the year at Norfolk (AAA) of the International League and was recalled for the first time on May 5th...Was placed on the Disabled List on May 11th (retroactive to May 7th) with thoracic nerve palsy of the right shoulder...Activated from the DL on June 23rd after rehabilitation assignments at Norfolk, St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League and the Gulf Coast Mets...Optioned back to Norfolk on July 31st...Was recalled from Norfolk for a second time on August 3rd and optioned back on August 10th...Was recalled from Norfolk for a third time on August 28th.1997Had arthroscopic surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear of the right knee on November 4th at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan...The surgery was performed by Mets' Team Physician Dr. David Altchek...His contract was purchased from Norfolk (AAA) of the International League on July 3rd...With the Mets, he hit safely in 20 of his 28 starts as a catcher (.293, 29-99) with six doubles, two home runs and 18 RBI...Hit a two-run home run off Al Leiter of Florida in his first at-bat for the Mets, July 4th at Shea Stadium...Became the first player since Jose Vizcaino (April 4, 1994 at Chicago) to hit a home run in his first official at-bat as a Met...Jose walked in the first inning and hit a solo home run off Mike Morgan in the third.1995Made the Cubs' Opening Day roster...Played in 25 games prior to being optioned to Iowa (AAA) of the American Association on July 21st.1994Made 26 starts as a catcher for the Phillies...Collected a career-high five RBI on July 4th at San Diego, going 2-3 with a home run.1993Spent his first full season with Philadelphia as a backup to Darren Daulton...Was on the Disabled List, April 28th-May 27th with a sprained right ankle...Fashioned his only two-home run game, August 1st vs. Pittsburgh...Had a career-high three hits in the game...Made one post-season appearance, catching the ninth inning of Game Two in the National League Championship Series against the Braves...Was 0-1 in the game.1992His contract was purchased by Philadelphia on July 28th...Made his major league debut with a start, July 29th vs. the Mets...Collected his first hit, a single, against Chris Nabholz on August 2nd...Hit his first major league home run on August 9th vs. Mark Gardner of Montreal.