Joseph Gregory Randa...Wife's name is Bethany...Has two sons; Jacob (12/14/98) and Justin (10/12/00). ...Is a 1988 graduate of Kettle-Moraine High School in Wales, WI...Lettered in baseball, football, basketball and tennis...Helped his baseball team to the state title as a senior...Also played baseball at Indian River C.C. and the University of Tennessee...Started the "Joe Randa Grand Slam Tennis Classic" in the winter of 2003; tournament has raised over $500,000 the past three years to benefit The Hope House in Kansas City and Turning Point, a cancer awareness program.2005Batted a combined .276 with 43 doubles, 17 home runs and 68 RBIs in 150 games with the Reds (92 games) and Padres (58)...Established career highs in doubles and homers...Ranked fifth among National League leaders in two-base hits...Made a total of 142 starts at third base and committed 12 errors...Ranked third among NL third basemen with a .967 fielding percentage...Also went 3-for-8 with a solo homer in two games as the designated hitter...Was Cincinnati's Opening Day starter at third base and produced the first walk-off home run in Reds Opening Day history, a solo shot off New York's Braden Looper in 7-6 victory on 4/4...Had career-high six RBIs and hit second career grand slam in second game of the year on 4/6 vs. New York...Became first Cincinnati player to hit three homers in the club's first four games since Kevin Mitchell in 1994...Went 124 at-bats from 4/17 to 5/29 without hitting a home run...Was scratched from the starting lineup on 5/23 vs. Washington due to a sore left foot and missed four games...Hit safely in 23 of his 26 games during the month of June, going 30-for-97 (.309) with seven home runs and 15 RBIs...Produced season-high 10-game hitting streak from 6/15-25 (13-for-36, .361)...Homered four times in a seven-game stretch from 6/16-24...Went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a home run in final game with Reds on 7/22 vs. Milwaukee...Was traded to San Diego on 7/23...Made debut with Padres on 7/24 @Philadelphia and singled as a pinch hitter...Hit first home run with Padres on 8/19 @Atlanta...Hit safely in eight straight games from 9/1-9 (11-for-29, .379)...Established career high with 17th homer on 9/25 @Arizona...Went 4-for-11 (.364) with a double in three games during the NL Division Series against St. Louis.2004Spent sixth straight full season with Kansas City and made his sixth consecutive Opening Day start at third base - only George Brett made more Opening Day starts there for the Royals (12)...Made total of 119 appearances (118 starts) at third base and three appearances at first base...Led club with a .447 average in interleague play...Hit just .246 (46-for-187) in his first 52 games thru 6/6, but rebounded to hit .312 (93-for-298) in final 76 games...Went 2-for-4 @Atlanta on 6/15 to record his 999th and 1,000th hits as a member of the Royals...Was on disabled list from 6/28 to 7/23 following arthroscopic surgery to clean out his right knee (performed by Dr. Steve Joyce on 6/29)...Made ninth career appearance at first base on 8/17 vs. Seattle after Mike Sweeney and Ken Harvey both were injured, his first appearance at that position since playing for the Tigers on 7/22/98 @New York (AL). ...Connected off Ryan Franklin for 100th career home run on 8/29 @Seattle...Became first player in American League history to produce six hits and six runs in a game in Kansas City's 26-5 victory on 9/9 @Detroit (game one)...Also became third player in team history to collect six hits in a game (also Bob Oliver on May 4, 1969 and Kevin Seitzer on August 2, 1987) and first Royals player to score six times (also matched a major league record - 16th time overall and eighth time since 1900)...Teamed with both Angel Berroa and David DeJesus to tie an A.L. record for most runs scored in a game by two players (10), matching mark set by Cleveland's Bill Bradley (five) and Harry Bay (five) on September 2, 1902 vs. Baltimore and the Kansas City Athletics Chico Carrasquel (five) and Minnie Minoso (five) on April 23, 1955 vs. Chicago...Earned Kansas City's Player-of-the-Month honors in September after hitting .316 with two home runs, 14 RBI and a team-high 21 runs scored.2003Led all major league third basemen with a .980 fielding percentage, making just seven errors in 347 chances...Also established club record for fielding pct. by a third baseman (minimum of 90 games)...Hit safely in 19 of his 20 games played from 4/4 to 5/2, compiling an eight-game hitting streak and an 11-game streak during that stretch...Homered in back-to-back games on 4/20 and 4/22 (the first time he homered in consecutive games since July 19-20, 1999)...Snapped an 0-for-19 slump on 5/15...Batted just .152 (15-for-99) during the month of May...Became Royals all-time record holder for consecutive games at third base without an error on 6/13 vs. San Francisco; it was his 70th straight errorless game, surpassing record held by Bill Pecota in 1991...Snapped club record of 75 straight errorless games by committing two errors on 6/20 vs. St. Louis...Left game on 7/2 with tightness below his left rib cage...Was on disabled list from 7/8-22 with a strained left oblique muscle...Hit a team-best .344 after the All-Star break, the third-highest mark among American League players behind Chicago's Magglio Ordonez (.346) and Toronto's Vernon Wells (.344) and 10th-best in the majors...Produced season-high 16-game hitting streak from 8/17 to 9/3, going 28-for-62 (.452) with 10 mulit-hit efforts...Hit safely in 23 of his 24 games from 8/17 thru 9/12 (40-for-99, .404).2002Established a Royals record for fielding percentage by a third baseman (.972), making just 10 errors in 352 chances. ...Led the club in sac flies and HBP...Picked up 1,000th career hit on 8/9 vs. Tampa Bay and 500th career RBI on 8/16 @Tampa Bay...Appeared in 1,000th career game on 8/28 vs. Oakland...Tallied 200th career double on 7/21 vs. Cleveland.2001Led American League third basemen in double plays (31) and ranked second in fielding percentage (.966)...Hit .358 with 20 RBI during the month of May...Produced third career five-hit game on 5/12 @Minnesota...Connected off Tampa Bay's Esteban Yan for first career grand slam on 5/16, a walkoff shot that gave Kansas City a 9-5 victory (was the first 9th-inning walkoff grand slam in club history and the Royals' first since Rey Palacios hit one in the 10th inning of a 9-5 victory on 5/14/90 vs. Boston).2000Established career highs in games and RBI in second full season with Kansas City...Teamed with Mike Sweeney and Jermaine Dye to become just the second trio in club history to drive in 100 runs in the same season (Dye, Sweeney and Carlos Beltran accomplished the feat in 1999)...Hit all 15 home runs off right-handed pitchers.1999Set career highs in at bats and hits...His hit total was the sixth-highest in the American League and fifth-highest total in club history...Batted .358 with 16 RBI in June and .442 with six homers and 19 RBI in July...Homered off Boston's Pedro Martinez in first plate appearance of the year...Stole home on the front end of a double steal on 5/10 @Minnesota...Tied club record with two triples on 6/8 vs. St. Louis...Established club record with 10 consecutive hits from 6/8-12...Was named American League Player-of-the-Week for week of 6/7-13 after leading the league in slugging (1.083), on-base percentage (.593), runs (10) and total bases (26)...Was also named A.L. Player-of-the-Month for July after becoming only the third Royals player to produce 50 hits in a month (George Brett, 52 in August 1980; Willie Wilson, 51 in July 1982)...Also led A.L. in hits (50) and batting (.442) during the month of July...Batted .486 during career-high 18-game hitting streak from 7/1-21...Led all major league players with a .508 average during interleague play...Led A.L. third basemen in putouts, assists, total chances and double plays.1998Spent entire season with Detroit...Posted a .976 fielding percentage, the second-best mark in the American League and tied for third-best in the majors...Put together a 40-game errorless streak from 4/30 to 6/13...Was named A.L. Player-of-the-Week for week of 9/7-13 after batting .476 with two homers and six RBI...Was one of only two right-handed batters to homer off Toronto's Roger Clemens all season (did so on 9/26).1997Spent first National League season with Pittsburgh...Tied for third in the National League and established a career high in triples...Led the club by hitting .317 with RISP...Was on disabled list from 6/28 to 7/26 with a fractured left pinky finger (suffered injury on 6/27 while sliding head first into a base)...Was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third round of MLB's expansion draft on 11/18, but was traded to the Tigers later in the day.1996Spent first full season in the majors with Kansas City...Did have a brief rehab assignment with Omaha (AAA)...Was on D.L. from 5/5-26 with torn cartilage in his left knee...Picked up first career stolen base (third) on 4/9 @New York...Made 92 appearances @third base, 15 @second base and two @first base.1995Began season with the Royals...Singled off Mark Langston for first major league hit on 5/14 vs. California after going hitless in first 10 at bats...Connected off Dave Fleming for first big-league home run on 5/16 vs. Seattle...Was optioned to Omaha on 7/4...Made 64 appearances at Triple-A before returning to Kansas City on 9/12...Participated in the Arizona Fall League and batted .275 (41-for-149) with 24 runs scored and 23 RBI for Sun Cities.1994Spent entire season with Omaha...Led American Association third basemen in games (126), chances (433), putouts (85), assists (324) and double plays (28)...Played for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League and ranked sixth in hitting (.318).1993Was a Southern League post-season All-Star and played in the Double-A All-Star Game while spending entire season with Memphis (Royals' AA)...Ranked ninth in the league in batting.1992Split season between Appleton (Royals' A) and Baseball City (A)...Selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star Game. ...Was promoted to Baseball City on 7/4...Combined to hit .290 with six homers and 55 RBI in 123 games with the two clubs.1991Spent first professional season with Eugene and earned unanimous MVP honors in the Northwest League...Was a Baseball America short-season All-Star and a TOPPS short-season All-Star...Led Midwest League in hits, total bases (150) and on-base percentage (.438)...Also led league third basemen in fielding percentage (.923).