He and his wife DeLeon reside in Tampa, FL during the off-season...he has six children: Gary, Jr., Jaden, Ebony,
Carissa, Noah and Christian...His wife DeLeon is a gospel recording artist and has sung the National Anthem at both Yankee Stadium and Dodger Stadium...Is the nephew of former major league pitcher Dwight Gooden...Led his Belmont Heights team to the 1980 Little League World Series...Graduated from Hillsborough High School in Tampa in 1986 -- earned All-State honors during his senior season and was selected the top high school player in the nation by Gatorade...Founded the Gary Sheffield Foundation in 1997, which provides children with an environment for personal, professional and spiritual growth...Received the 2003 Outstanding Professional Award presented by the Tampa Sports Club to the professional athlete who has most distinguished himself/herself in a particular sport while being a local resident or playing one year locally as an amateur...Was the recipient of the 2004 Thurman Munson Award which recognizes excellence on the field and philanthropic efforts off the field -- received the award at the 25th Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner on February 1, 2005...Actively participates with Play Baseball Detroit, Tigers Dreams Come True and the Detroit Tigers Autographed Memorabilia Donation Program, sponsored youth baseball teams during the annual Negro Leagues Weekend and served as a spokesman for the "Be A Tiger for Kids" ticket fundraising program in partnership with Cornerstone Schools Association.2009Released by the Detroit Tigers on March 31st...Signed as a free agent by the New York Mets on April 3rd...Made his Mets debut as a pinch hitter on April 9th at Cincinnati...Was struck out by Francisco Cordero in the top of the ninth inning...Hit his 500th career home run in the seventh inning on April 17th against Milwaukee's Mitch Stetter...Became the 25th member of the 500 home run club and first since May 31, 2008, when Manny Ramirez reached the mark with the Red Sox at Baltimore (off Chad Bradford)...Became the first member of the 500 club to reach the milestone as a pinch-hitter...It was only the second pinch-hit home run of Sheffield's career...His other pinch-hit blast came on July 20, 1994, with Florida off Cincinnati's Jeff Brantley...It was also the first pinch-hit home run in the history of Citi Field...Is the fourth player to hit his 500th home run in New York, joining Alex Rodriguez (2007 at Yankee Stadium), Mickey Mantle (1967 at Yankee Stadium) and Mel Ott (1945 at the Polo Grounds)...Became the third player in major league history to hit a home run as a teenager and as a 40-year-old, joining former Mets outfielder Rusty Staub and Detroit's Ty Cobb...Sheffield's 500th blast came against the team he made his major league debut with (1988)...Jimmie Foxx is the only other member of the 500 home run club who hit his 500th home run against the team he broke in with...Foxx accomplished the feat with the Red Sox vs. the Athletics on September 24, 1940...His 500th home run was his first home run as a member of the Mets, marking the first time in major league history that a player's first home run was also the 500th of his career...The fewest number of home runs that a player has hit for his team at the time of his 500th home run was seven by Eddie Mathews of the 1967 Astros...One of six players in major league history to hit 500 or more home runs, record 1,500-or-more RBI, collect 2,500-or-more hits, and swipe 200-or-more bases...The others are: Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds, Willie Mays, Frank Robinson, and Reggie Jackson...Hit .333 (43-129) with 18 runs scored, eight doubles, five home runs and 23 RBI over his last 36 starts...Compiled a .367 (19-49) batting average with 13 runs scored, two doubles, five home runs and 10 RBI in 15 games during Interleague play...Went 2-4 on May 9th vs. Pittsburgh to collect his first multi-hit game of the season...Started his first game in the outfield since May 16, 2008 with Detroit in Arizona when he played left field for the Mets on April 15th vs. San Diego...It was his first start in left field since July 21, 2007 with the Tigers vs. Kansas City...Had four consecutive multi-hit games from May 13th-May 16th...It was the first time since April 15-April 21, 2006 when he had five straight multi-hit games with the Yankees that he accomplished the feat...Hit .500 (8-19) with nine runs scored over the May stretch...Collected his first multi-RBI game with the Mets on May 25th when he drove in three vs. Washington...Had an eight-game hitting streak from May 22nd-May 31st...Hit .400 (10-25) with nine runs scored, three home runs, eight walks and 11 RBI over this span....Scored at least one run in each of these games (nine total)...Scored at least one run in nine straight games from May 22nd-June 1st...The only other player 40-and-older in Mets history to score a run in eight straight games was Rickey Henderson in July 1999...Connected on the 505th home run of his career on June 12th at New York (AL) to move him past Eddie Murray and into sole possession of 24th place all-time...Hit his first home run at the new Yankee Stadium on June 12th...It was the 42nd different ballpark that he has hit a home run in which is the fourth most all time, trailing Sammy Sosa (45), Ken Griffey Jr. (44) and Fred McGriff (43)...Collected the 1,465th walk of his career on June 28th vs. New York (AL)...Moved past Willie Mays and into 19th place in major league history...Left the game on July 17th at Atlanta with a cramp in his right hamstring...Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on July 25th...Was activated on August 3rd and went 0-2 while serving as a pinch-hitter/defensive replacement.2008Completed his second season with the Tigers organization in 2008, belting 19 home runs in 114 games...Moved into 25th place on the all-time home run list during the season, passing Lou Gehrig (493) and Fred McGriff (493)...Moved into 27th place on the all-time RBI list during the season, passing Al Kaline (1,583), Harmon Killebrew (1,584),Rogers Hornsby (1,584), Andre Dawson (1,591), Mike Schmidt (1,595), George Brett (1,596), Nap Lajoie (1,599),Goose Goslin (1,609) and Harold Baines (1,628)...Served as the designated hitter on Opening Day (March 31 versus Kansas City), marking the 20th straight season he has been in the starting lineup on Opening Day -- the streak, dating back to 1989, is the longest among active major league players...Drew four walks, matching a career high, on March 31 versus Kansas City -- most walks in a game by a Tigers player since Bobby Higginson walked four times on May 24, 1999 versus Toronto...it marked the most walks by a player on Opening Day since Boston's Manny Ramirez drew four walks on April 1, 2002 versus Toronto...Drew the 1,400th walk of his major league career on May 13 at Kansas City -- became the 26th player in major league history to reach the plateau...Sidelined May 27-June 24 with a left oblique strain -- assigned to Single A Lakeland for an injury rehab assignment on June 16...saw action in five games with Lakeland, batting .154 (2x13) with two home runs...Collected a season-best four hits on June 25 versus St. Louis -- equaled the high with four hits on July 30 at Cleveland...Equaled a career high with two home runs on August 12 versus Toronto -- matched the high with two home runs on
September 8 versus Oakland and September 26 versus Tampa Bay...according the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the third Tigers player to belt multiple home runs in a game at age 39-or-older, joining Ty Cobb (1926) and Darrell Evans (twice in 1986, once in 1987)...Belted his 13th career grand slam on September 8 versus Oakland...Ejected from the game on September 19 at Cleveland after charging the mound from first base -- received a four-game suspension from Major League Baseball for his aggressive actions leading up to and during the incident...served the four-game suspension September 22-25...Tied for sixth in the American League with six home runs in September.2007Saw action in 133 games during his first season with the Tigers, although he was hampered by a sore right shoulder for much of the season's final 10 weeks...Ninth in the American League with 107 runs scored, while he tied for 10th with 84 walks...Homered once every 19.8 at-bats, tied for ninth-best in the American League...Belted 25 home runs, marking the 14th season in his career he hit at least 20 home runs -- tied for 14th in major league history with 14 20-or-more home run seasons...Became the fifth player in Tigers history to collect at least 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in a single season -- joined Curtis Granderson in accomplishing the feat in 2007...Moved into 27th place on the all-time home run list during the season, passing Jose Canseco (462), Dave Winfield (465), Willie Stargell (475) and Stan Musial (475)...Moved into 36th place on the all-time RBI list during the season, passing Mickey Mantle (1,509), Sam Crawford (1,525), Tris Speaker (1,529), Jeff Bagwell (1,529), Joe DiMaggio (1,537), Harry Heilmann (1,539), Willie Stargell (1,540), Fred McGriff (1,550), Willie McCovey (1,555) and Jake Beckley (1,575)...Scored a run in nine straight games April 20-30, scoring a total of 14 runs -- longest such streak by a Tigers player since Dean Palmer scored a run in nine straight games June 6-15, 1999...Collected a season-high four hits on May 2 versus Baltimore...equaled the high with four hits on June 10 versus the New York Mets...Batted .367 (18x49) over a 12-game stretch May 23-June 3, scoring 15 runs and collecting three doubles, five home runs and 11 RBI...Matched a career high with two home runs on May 29 at Tampa Bay -- collected a season-high five RBI in the game...Ejected from the game on May 31 at Cleveland by home plate umpire Greg Gibson -- received a three-game suspension from MLB, which was reduced to two games following his appeal...served the two-game suspension June 30-July 1 versus Minnesota...Hit .321 (35x109) with 24 runs scored, five doubles, 10 home runs and 22 RBI in 27 games during May -- tied for the lead in the American League with 10 home runs, while he tied for fourth with 24 runs scored and 70 total bases, finished ninth with a .642 slugging percentage, tied for ninth with 15 extra-base hits and tied for 10th with 22 RBI...marked the 11th time in his career he has hit 10-or-more home runs during a single month...Equaled a career best with two home runs on June 6 at Texas -- matched a season high with five RBI in the game...Shared American League Player of the Week honors for June 4-10 with New York's Alex Rodriguez -- batted .417 (10x24) with six runs scored, a triple, three home runs and 11 RBI in six games during the week...tied for the league lead with four home runs during the week, while he was second with 11 RBI...Scored the 1,500th run of his career on June 26 versus Texas -- 63rd player in major league history to do so...Hit safely in 11 of his 12 games June 28-July 15, batting .444 (20x45) with 15 runs scored, three doubles, five home runs and 12 RBI...Fourth in the American League with a .607 slugging percentage during June, while he tied for fourth with 23 runs scored and 22 RBI, tied for fifth with six home runs and seventh with a .450 on-base percentage -- hit .337 (30x89) in 25 games during the month...Connected for his 12th career grand slam on July 13 at Seattle...Swiped home on July 15 at Seattle, becoming the first Tigers player to do so since Matt Walbeck on April 11, 1997 versus the Chicago White Sox...Missed two games July 25-26 at U.S. Cellular Field against the White Sox due to a sore right shoulder -- missed five more games with the injury August 3-7...Collected the 2,500th hit of his major league career on July 31 at Oakland, a single in the third inning off Dan Haren -- 85th player in major league history to reach that plateau...Batted .301 (28x93) in 24 games during July, scoring 20 runs and collecting five doubles, five home runs and 15 RBI -- tied for ninth in the American League with 20 runs scored during the month...Sidelined August 22-September 6 with a sore right shoulder...Hit .303 (93x307) in 82 games prior to the all-star break -- second in the American League with 78 runs scored before the break, while he was third with 21 home runs, sixth with 52 walks and a .560 slugging percentage, tied for sixth with a .410 on-base percentage, seventh with 172 total bases and 10th with 58 RBI...batted .203 (38x187) in 51 games after the break, scoring 29 runs and collecting six doubles, four home runs and 17 RBI.2006Limited to 39 games due to a left wrist injury in his third season with the New York Yankees...Hit safely in 14 of his 16 games April 12-May 4, batting .406 (26x64) with 12 runs scored, a double, three home runs and 14 RBI...Batted .341 (31x91) in 22 games during April, scoring 13 runs and collecting four doubles, four home runs and 18 RBI...Landed on the disabled list with a contusion and sprain of the left wrist and hand on May 6...Assigned to Double A Trenton on May 22 for a one-game rehab assignment...Reinstated from the disabled list on May 23, he hit safely in five of his six games before being forced back to the disabled list on May 30 with a torn ligament and dislocating tendon in his left wrist...Underwent surgery on his left wrist on June 13, a procedure performed by Dr. Charles Melone...Returned to action on September 22 -- batted .250 (7x28) with two home runs and six RBI in nine games during September...saw action at first base in all nine of his games in September -- marked the first time in his career to play that position.2005Selected to the American League's all-star squad with the Yankees in 2005, marking the ninth time he has participated in Major League Baseball's All-Star Game...Earned his fourth career Silver Slugger Award...Fifth in the American League with 123 RBI, tied for sixth with one RBI every 4.7 at-bats and eighth with 34 home runs and 78 walks...Reached base safely via a hit or walk in 43 of his 45 games April 30-June 22...Tied for eighth in the league with 31 hits during April -- batted .330 (31x94) with 13 runs scored, six doubles, two home runs and 15 RBI in 24 games during the month...Tied for fifth in the league with seven home runs in May, while he tied for eighth with 21 RBI -- hit .318 (28x88) in 25 games during the month...Equaled career highs with two home runs and seven RBI on June 21 versus Tampa Bay -- connected for two home runs on September 27 at Baltimore to match the career best...Hit safely in 14 of his 15 games July 1-19, batting .351 (20x57) with 17 runs scored, six doubles, seven home runs and 20 RBI...Named the American League Player of the Week for July 11-17 after hitting .500 (8x16) with four runs scored, four doubles, two home runs and five RBI in four games...Posted a 14-game hitting streak July 23-August 7, batting .351 (20x57) with nine runs scored, three home runs and 11 RBI...Batted .301 (31x103) with 22 runs scored, six doubles, eight home runs and 26 RBI in 26 games during July -- led the league with 26 RBI during the month, while he tied for fourth with eight home runs...Tied for fourth in the league with seven home runs during August -- hit .287 (31x108) with 20 runs scored, three doubles and 19 RBI in 28 games during the month...Belted a grand slam on September 20 versus Baltimore...added a second grand slam on September 27 at Baltimore -- tied for third in the league with two grand slams...Batted .364 (59x162) with runners in scoring position, third-best in the American League...Led the league with a .359 batting average (56x156) against lefthanded pitchers...hit .266 (114x428) with righties on the mound.2004Finished second behind Anaheim's Vladimir Guerrrero in the American League Most Valuable Player voting in his first season as a Yankee...hit .290 (166-for-573) with 117 runs, 36HR and a team-high 121RBI in 154 games with the Yankees (136 starts in right field and 18 starts at designated hitter)...earned his third Louisville Slugger "Silver Slugger" Award...ranked second in the American League with 92 walks, third with 117 runs, was tied for fourth with 11 outfield assists, tied for sixth with 36HR, was eighth with a .393 on-base percentage and ninth with a .325 average with runners in scoring position...joined Fred McGriff as only the second player in Major-League history to hit at least 30 home runs in a season for five different teams...has had 30-home-run seasons with San Diego, Florida, Los Angeles, Atlanta and the Yankees...reached the 100-RBI plateau for the seventh time in his career and became the first Major-League player-since runs batted in became an official statistic in 1920-to drive in 100 runs with five different teams...has 415 career home runs for sole possession of 36th place on Baseball's all-time list...hit 19HR at Yankee Stadium this season, tying the single-season record for a right-handed batter (Joe DiMaggio in 1937)...was selected to the 2004 American-League All-Star Team, the eighth All-Star selection of his career and first for the American League (1992-'93, 1996, 1998-2000, 2003-'04)...is the first player in Major-League history to represent five different teams in the All-Star Game (San Diego, Florida, Los Angeles, Atlanta and the Yankees)...snapped an 86AB homerless streak in 5/5 win at Oakland, his longest such streak since he went 118 at-bats without a home run over the 1991 and 1992 seasons...hit game-winning walk-off double in the 10th inning and was 1-for-5 with 1BB in 5/11 win vs. Anaheim...was named American League "Player of the Week" for the period 5/31-6/6, batting .563 (9-for-16) with 5R, 3HR and 7RBI...also had a 1.250 slugging percentage and a .667 on-base percentage...was his 10th career "Player of the Week" award (first in A.L.)...was 4-for-5 with three-run HR (#4), a season-high 6RBI and 1BB in 5/26 win at Baltimore...did not play on 6/6 vs. Texas because of stomach virus...had season-high 11-game hitting streak from 5/25-6/8, hitting .541 (20-for-37) with 12R, 5HR and 16RBI during the stretch...did not play in three games from 6/22-24 with slight bursitis in left shoulder...was 1-for-3 with 1R and 1RBI in 6/26 Game Two win vs. the Mets before being ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the bottom of the fourth inning by home plate umpire Bill Hohn...was 0-for-4 with 2HBP in 7/1 win vs. Boston...moved to third the 13th inning, his first appearance at 3B since 9/30/93 w/ Florida vs. Montreal...hit 400th home run of his career in ninth inning of 7/27 win at Toronto...struck out in three consecutive games (8/8-10) for the first time in his career...hit 3-run HR in the fifth and solo-HR in the ninth (#29, 30) and was 3-for-4 with 3R, 5RBI and 1BB in 8/19 win at Minnesota...was his second two-home run game as a Yankee (also on 6/4 vs. Texas) and the 29th of his career...hit .292 (14-for-48) with 2HR and 7RBI in 11 postseason games.2003Resumed his place as one of the most-feared hitters in baseball following an injury-plagued 2002, batting .330 (190-for-576) with 39 HR and 132 RBI in 155 games...his 132 RBI broke the Atlanta record of 127 set by Hank Aaron in 1966 (Eddie Mathews holds the modern Braves franchise record with 135 in 1953)...ranked in the top 10 in the NL in 13 categories: was first with a .342 road batting average, second with 132 RBI, third with 348 total bases and a .379 BA with RISP, fourth with 126 runs, tied for fourth with a .330 BA, fifth with a .604 slugging percentage, tied for fifth with 78 extra-base hits, sixth with a .419 on-base percentage, seventh with 190 hits, and tied for seventh with 39 HR...had a career-high 24-game hitting streak from 7/26-8/20...hit .407 (37-for-91) with 8 HR and 23 RBI during the streak...reached the 2,000 career hit mark on 9/20 vs. Florida...batted over .300 for sixth straight season...stole his 200th career base on 9/6 vs. Pittsburgh, enabling him to become the 17th Major Leaguer to hit at least 300 homers and steal at least 200 bases...set career highs with 132 RBIs and 126 runs; previous career bests were 120 and 118, respectively, for the Marlins in 1996...hit .330, matching his highest season batting average set with the Padres in 1992, when he won the batting title...over his final 58 games, starting on 7/26, batted .347 (75-for-216) with 15 HR and 56 RBI...his five hits on 7/18 vs. Mets matched his career high, set twice previously (last with Marlins on 9/17/95 at Colorado...reached base safely in 29 straight games from 7/22-8/21...his 2-HR game on 7/18 vs. NY was his second of season (also on 6/19 at Philadelphia)...has 27 twohomer games in his career...went 0-for-1 with 1 R and 1 BB in All-Star Game; selected by the fans as a starting NL All-Star outfielder (he was also elected in 1993 and made the team in 1992, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000)...had a 16-game hitting streak from 4/3-19 and a 12-game streak from 5/12-24...was named the NL's Player-of-the-Week for 5/12-18, batting .462 (12-for-26) with 2 HR, 12 RBI...marked the ninth time he's won the award...went 3-for-4 with a homer (his ninth career grand slam) and 5 RBI on 5/17 at San Diego.2002Reached base via a hit, walk or hit by pitch in 52 consecutive games May 28-July 27, breaking Dale Murphy's Atlanta record of 48 set May 6-June 28, 1987; Phillies stopped Sheffield's streak July 28...During the streak, reached base in 25 games with a hit(s) only, 9 with a walk(s) only, 2 with HBP only and 16 with hit(s) and walk(s)...Facts about the streak: .337 BA (63 x 187), 15 2B, 12 HR, 43 RBI, 30 R, 29 BB, 3 HBP, .428 OB%, .610 SLG%...Hit .359 with 10 HR and 38 RBI in 61 games after the All-Star break, compared with .265 with 15 HR and 46 RBI in 74 games prior to the break...Batted .367 (40 x 109) with 6 HR and 18 RBI in last 32 games, starting Aug. 9 at Houston; hit in 11 of last 12 games (.447)...Grand slam June 28 against the Mets at New York was 8th of his career; previous one had come off Marlins' Joe Strong May 20, 2000, at Fla...Had two 2-HR games this year: June 1 at Cinci and Aug. 21 at SD; has 25 2-HR games in career; had 5 RBI in each of his 2-HR games, matching his career high...Had a 10-game hitting streak (18 x 37, .486, 3 HR, 11 RBI) July 5-17...His 4 hits June 8 at Texas were season-high...Became 1st Brave in franchise history to homer in team's 1st 3 games of season...Led the NL with 23 game-winning RBI and ranked 3rd with a .336 road BA and 4th with a .367 BA with RISP...Missed 10 of 12 games April 16-28, including 7 straight April 22-28, because of sprained left wrist; did not play in 9 straight games Aug. 27-Sept. 4 because of sprained left thumb.2001Sheffield, who played a major part of the year with a sprained left index finger, had another solid season for the Dodgers, hitting .311 (160-for-515) with 28 doubles, 36 home runs, 100 RBI and a .583 slugging percentage in 143 games...Placed on 15-day DL May 28 (retro to May 24); activated June 8...Finished second in the league with 17 outfield assists, one behind Philadelphia's Pat Burrell...His 17 outfield assists marked the second highest total in L.A. Dodger history behind Frank Howard's 19 in 1962....Led the Dodgers to three 1-0 victories in 2001 with solo home runs on April 2 vs. Milwaukee, May 7 vs. Florida and May 12 vs. Atlanta, marking the first time in major league history one player has hit a home run to win 1-0 games three times in a season...23 of his 36 home runs gave the Dodgers the lead or tied the game...Became only the second L.A. Dodger to hit 30 or more home runs in three consecutive seasons when he connected for his 30th homer on Aug. 25 at Atlanta....Finished with 36 homers, joining Raul Mondesi (1995-97) as the only Dodgers to accomplish the feat...Went 2-for-2 with two walks and 439-foot home run to deep center field in the sixth inning off starter Jamey Wright to give the Dodgers a 1-0 victory on April 2 in the club's home opener vs. the Milwaukee Brewers...Became the 29th player in Qualcomm Stadium history to hit a homer into the second deck and the first player to hit a Loge level homer as a Padre and as an opponent when he connected for a 437-foot blast to left field on April 13 at San Diego...He did it as a Padre on May 26, 1992, the year he won the National League batting title (.330)...Went 8-for-18 (.444) with eight runs scored, five home runs, nine RBI and five walks over six games from April 9-15 to win N.L. Co-Player of the Week honors, sharing the award with Cincinnati pitcher Chris Reitsma...Threw out two runners at home plate on back-to-back plays in the first inning on April 25 in the club's 6-5 victory vs. Pittsburgh, tying the major league record for the second time in his career...He also accomplished the feat on July 3, 1998 at San Francisco...Went 4-for-5 with a run scored on May 1 at Cincinnati after a four-game absence with a strained index finger in his left hand...The four hits were a season high (also accomplished July 2 vs. SF)...Hit a game-ending solo home run to center field off of reliever Matt Whiteside to give the Dodgers a 1-0 win over the Braves on May 12...Connected for two home runs on July 21 at Colorado during the club's 22-7 victory to mark his 300th and 301st round trippers of his Major League career and 21st and 22nd of the season...The homers allowed Sheffield to extend his streak of consecutive 20+ homer seasons to 10, while the multi-homer effort marked his fourth of the season (also April 11 at ARI, April 14 at San Diego and July 19 vs. MIL) and 23rd of his career...Homered in four consecutive games from Aug. 17-21, including one off the Florida Marlins (Aug. 21), which gave him 66 career home runs at Pro Player Stadium, the most by any player...Was 3-for-3 with a double, triple, two walks and two RBI on Aug. 23 at Florida to extend his hitting streak to a season-high seven games (.609, 14-for-23)....Hit a homer in the fourth inning of the club's 5-1 loss vs. St. Louis to give him 1,000 RBI for his career...Batted .342 (83-for-243) over his last 64 games, including 29 multi-hit games, with 18 home runs, 56 RBI and 46 runs scored.2000Put together one of the best offensive seasons in Dodger history... became the first Dodger ever to record a .300 average, 30 HR, 100 RBI, 100 runs and 100 BB in two seasons...set a Los Angeles Dodgers record with 41st homer of the season on September 8, surpassing Mike Piazza, who had 40 in 1997...tied Duke Snider's franchise record for homers in a season set in 1956 with his 43rd home run on September 29 at San Diego... set record for most homers at Dodger Stadium in a single season with 23 when he connected on September 26 vs. San Francisco, passing Mike Piazza's total of 22 in 1997... named N.L. Player of the Week twice, June 12-18 (.542, 3 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI) and July 9-16 (.417, 4 HR, 6 RBI)...reached base by hit, BB or HBP in 123 of 141 games...finished the season ranked among the N.L. leaders in average (.325, 9th), walks (101, 6th), home runs (43, 6th), on-base percentage (.438, 3rd), slugging percentage (.643, 4th), road average (.341, 7th), average vs. RHP (.339, 6th), and average with runners in scoring position (.357, 4th)...his .643 slugging percentage set a Los Angeles Dodgers record, surpassing Mike Piazza's mark of .638 in 1997...had just 71 strikeouts, the least among any major leaguer with 40 or more home runs...had second best home run ratio in the N.L., hitting one every 11.7 at bats (Barry Bonds hit one every 9.8 at bats)...had 30 RBI in June, the most RBI in a month by a Dodger since Steve Garvey had 30 in June 1977...his 12 HR in June were tied for the most since Pedro Guerrero hit 15 in June of 1985...hit .334 with 27 home runs, 71 RBI and 64 runs scored in first half...prior to contracting a viral illness on August 21, was batting .331 with 40 homers and 96 RBI...hit 29th and 30th home runs on July 14 becoming the quickest Dodger to reach 30 homers in franchise history, breaking Duke Snider's mark, set on July 16, 1955...the earliest he had reached 30 home runs in his career was on August 5, 1996...had an RBI in six straight games from June 17-23, and homered in four straight games from June 20-23, both tying him for the longest such streaks by a Dodger in 2000...was lone Dodger to score four runs in a game when he did so on June 21 at Houston...hit in 13 straight games from June 10-July 13, during which he hit .500 (25-for-50) with eight HR...reached base safely in 10 straight plate appearances from September 9-11... after collecting a triple, double and homer in his first three at bats on July 24, the Rockies did not give him a chance to complete the cycle-he was hit by the first pitch he saw in the 7th and was walked on four pitches in the ninth.1999In his first full season with Dodgers, batted .301 with 34 home runs and 101 RBI in 152 games...became the first Dodger outfielder to play in consecutive All-Star Games since Dusty Baker in 1980-81...also selected to All-Star teams as a member of Padres in 1992 and Marlins in 1993 and 1997...joined Eric Karros and Raul Mondesi as the first Dodger trio to each hit at least 30 homers in one season since they had 4 players in 1997: Mike Piazza (40), Karros (31), Todd Zeile (31) and Mondesi (30)...coming off offseason shoulder surgery, batted .171 (6-for-35) during spring training with one homer and 2 RBI in 16 games...became 6th Opening Day left fielder in the 1990s, joining Kal Daniels (1990-91), Eric Davis (1992-93), Henry Rodriguez (1994), Billy Ashley (1995) and Todd Hollandsworth (1996-98)...reached the 30th home run plateau for the 3rd time in his career on September 25 vs. San Diego, a 2-run shot off Woody Williams...also hit a career-high 42 home runs with Florida in 1996 and 33 with San Diego in 1992...ended season on powerful note with home runs in 4 of his last 6 contests, 5 of 8, 6 of 10 and 8 of his last 13...went 2-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBI at Houston October 1, raising batting average from .299 to .301...hit 11 home runs in September...walked a season-high 4 times on September 20, which tied a career high for the 5th time...slugged his 6th career grand slam on August 22 at Philadelphia against reliever Steve Montgomery...drove in 6 runs for the 2nd time in his career (also June 18, 1992 at San Francisco)...hit 2 home runs May 21 vs. St. Louis, giving him 2 in a game for the 14th time in his career and the 3rd time in 1999...solo homer in 10th inning off Arizona's Brian Anderson gave Dodgers 3-2 victory over Arizona on April 6...had a team-high 101 walks, the most by a Dodger since Brett Butler's 108 in 1991...among N.L. batters, ranked 6th in walks, 9th in on-base percentage (.407) and tied for 3rd in sacrifice flies (9) in 1999.1998Saw action in 130 overall contests with Florida and Los Angeles and batted .302 with 27 doubles, 2 triples, 22 home runs and 85 RBI despite missing the last 25 games of the season because of injury...led the Dodgers in batting average, slugging percentage (.524), on-base percentage (.428) and walks (69)...after being acquired from Florida in a 7-player trade on May 15, he batted .316 in 90 games with the Dodgers and collected 16 doubles, a triple, 16 home runs and 57 RBI...batted .272 with 11 doubles, a triple, 6 home runs and 28 RBI in 40 games with the Marlins...stole 22 bases and hit 22 home runs, marking the first time in his career that he reached the 20-homer/20-steal plateau...was one of 12 major league players to accomplish the feat in 1998...started 126 games in right field (89 as a Dodger) and committed a career-low 2 errors in 228 total chances for a career-best .991 fielding percentage...collected 9 outfield assists, including 6 with the Dodgers to tie for the club lead...among N.L. leaders, he ranked tied for 4th in sacrifice flies (9), 5th in on-base percentage, tied for 5th in walks (95) and 7th in intentional walks (12)...was the 7th toughest batter to fan among N.L. players, striking out just once every 11.9 plate appearances (46 times in 549 trips to the plate)...threw out 2 runners from right field on July 3 at San Francisco...was a member of the N.L. All-Star team for the 4th time in his career, but first as a Dodger...in the Mid-Summer Classic on July 7 at Denver, he popped out as a pinch-hitter in his only at-bat...missed 3 games from August 4-6 at Montreal as the result of an N.L.-ordered 3-game suspension following an altercation with Pittsburgh's Jason Kendall on June 28...severely sprained his left ankle during a run-down in the 8th inning on August 30 vs. New York, missing the Dodgers' final 25 games.1997Led the World Champion Marlins with 121 walks and a .424 on-base percentage, ranking 3rd and 5th respectively among N.L. leaders...ranked among team leaders with 21 homers (2nd), 86 runs and 71 RBI (3rd) and 111 hits, 22 doubles and 11 stolen bases (4th)...tied for 3rd among N.L. outfielders with 14 outfield assists...had a .320 batting average (16-for-50) with 3 home runs, 7 RBI and 20 walks in 16 postseason games on the way to winning his first World Championship...he and Moises Alou slugged grand slams on April 28 vs. San Diego, tying a major league record...added another grand slam, and the 5th of his career, on September 28 at Philadelphia...became the first Marlin and 34th major league player to slug 2 home runs in one inning on July 14 vs. Philadelphia...homered off Mark Leiter and Reggie Harris during the 4th inning...collected his 1,000th major league hit on July 25 at St. Louis, a single off Alan Benes.1996Established career-best numbers with 42 homers, 120 RBI, 118 runs, 163 hits, 142 walks and 161 games in his 4th season with Florida and his first full season without visiting the disabled list...re-wrote the Marlins' record book, setting single-season franchise marks with 42 home runs, 120 RBI, 118 runs scored, 76 extra-base hits, .625 slugging percentage, .465 on-base percentage, 142 walks, 76 extra-base hits, 324 total bases and 19 intentional walks...placed in the N.L. top 10 in 9 offensive categories, including 5 top 5 rankings...ranked first in on-base percentage, 2nd in walks and slugging percentage, tied for 2nd in home runs, 5th in runs scored, 7th in RBI, 8th in extra-base hits, tied for 9th in total bases and 10th in batting average...tied a then-major league record with 11 home runs in April...the bat he used to slug his 11th April homer is on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY...selected to the All-Star Game for the 3rd time in his career and 2nd time as a Florida representative...named N.L. Player of the Week for the 3rd time in his career August 5-11...batted .375 (9-for-24) with 4 homers, 10 RBI, 2 doubles, 8 runs and 5 walks...set a club record with 30 RBI in August.1995Despite missing most of the season with a torn ligament in his left thumb, batted .324 in 63 games and ranked among team leaders with 55 walks (3rd), 19 stolen bases (3rd), 16 home runs (4th) and 46 RBI (5th)...suffered the thumb injury on June 9 vs. Pittsburgh...Dr. Charles Melone repaired the torn ulnar collateral ligament in Sheffield's left thumb during surgery on June 14 in New York...missed 75 games prior to being reinstated from the disabled list on September 1...crushed the first pitch he saw after his return for a 426-foot home run off Houston's Greg Swindell...tied a career high after collecting 5 hits in 5 at-bats and scoring 4 runs in a 17-10 win at Colorado on September 16...set club marks on September 18 at Philadelphia when he drove in 7 runs, collected 8 consecutive hits and reached base in 9 consecutive plate appearances over a 2-game span...named N.L. Player of the Week for the 2nd time in his career from September 18-24 after hitting .471 with 3 home runs and 10 RBI...tied a club record with 3 stolen bases on May 4 vs. Atlanta...swiped 3 bases again on May 13 vs. Colorado...set a club record when he drew 3 intentional walks on May 27 at Chicago.1994Set a Marlins' club record after slugging 27 home runs despite playing in only 87 games during the strike-shortened season...he would eventually break his own record in 1996 with 42 homers...among league leaders, ranked 9th with a .584 slugging percentage and 5th by averaging a homer every 11.9 at bats...missed 28 games while spending time on the disabled list on 2 separate occasions (May 10-25, May 28-June 12) with a bruised rotator cuff and irritated labrum in his left shoulder...suffered the injury attempting to make a diving catch on May 10 at Pro Player Stadium...aggravated the injury with another diving catch on May 25 at Candlestick Park...went back on the disabled list 3 days later...started in right field on Opening Day, his first start out of the infield in 580 career major league games...set the Marlins' single-season home run record with the organization's first-ever pinch-hit homer, a 2-run game-winning roundtripper off Jeff Brantley on July 20 at Cincinnati...selected as the N.L. Player of the Week for the period April 25-May 1 after hitting .462 (12-for-26) with 6 home runs and 14 RBI.1993Started the season with the San Diego Padres before he was traded to the Marlins along with Rich Rodriguez for Trevor Hoffman, Andres Berumen and Jose Martinez on June 24...was the youngest of the 6 defending batting champions to be traded in the last 60 years...Bill Madlock was the last to be traded after winning a title, going from the Cubs to the Giants for Bobby Murcer in 1977...made history when he was voted onto the N.L. All-Star team, making him the first player from a first-year expansion team to start an All-Star Game...hit a home run off Angels' Mark Langston in his first at-bat.1992Made a serious run to become the first N.L. Triple Crown winner since Joe Medwick in 1937...led the N.L. in hitting (.330) and finished 3rd in home runs (33) and 5th in RBI (100)...finished 3rd in the MVP voting...was named The Sporting News Player of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year and was selected to its Silver Slugger team...became the youngest batting champion since Los Angeles' Tommy Davis in 1962...was also the first right-handed batter to win a batting title since Bill Madlock in 1983...his 33 home runs were the most by a batting champion since Fred Lynn hit 39 to go with his .333 average in 1979...it is also the best figure in the N.L. since 1972 when Billy Williams hit .333 with 33 homers...his average stood at .295 on May 5 when he started a career-best 18-game hit streak that raised his average to .345 on May 25...named N.L. Player of the Month for August...sat out the last 6 games of the season with a fractured index finger.1991Was limited to just 50 games with the Brewers due to wrist and shoulder problems...injured his left shoulder while sliding into third base at Baltimore on April 28, an injury that hampered him for the rest of the season...then injured his left wrist on a checked swing on May 19 and was limited to only 4 games before getting back into the lineup on May 28...after struggling with the wrist injury he was placed on the disabled list from June 12-July 2 with a displaced extensor tendon in his left wrist...returned on July 3, batting .348 in his final 15 games before returning to the disabled list on July 26 for the remainder of the season due to shoulder problems...Dr. Frank Jobe performed surgery to repair an impingement in Sheffield's left shoulder on August 23.1990Set then personal highs with a .294 batting average, 125 games, 487 at-bats, 67 runs, 143 hits, 67 RBI, 30 doubles, one triple, 10 homers, 44 walks and 25 steals...led the team in steals, the first Brewer other than Paul Molitor to accomplish the feat since Robin Yount (14) in 1984...also led the club with a .350 on-base percentage and a .352 average with men on base.1989Was named to the Toppsb Rookie All-Star Team as a shortstop...was the Brewersb Opening Day shortstop, but played 6 games at third base in April because of a leg problem suffered in spring training...was optioned to Triple-A Denver on July 14...while there, was diagnosed with a broken sesamoid bone in his right foot and was placed on the disabled list on July 26 (retroactive to July 14)...came off the disabled list on September 9 and played third base for the remainder of the season.1988Named Co-Minor League Player of the Year by The Sporting News...began the year at Double-A El Paso before being promoted to Denver on July 6 and once again to Milwaukee on September 2...compiled a .314 batting average with 32 homers and 131 RBI in 158 games at all 3 stops...belted a home run off Seattle's Mark Langston on September 9 for his first big league hit.1987Led Stockton to the Northern Division crown of the California League...led the league with 103 RBI and led all league shortstops with 77 double plays...was named to leaguebs mid- and postseason All-Star teams and voted the league's Rookie of the Year...voted the best hitting prospect and the most dangerous hitter by league managers.1986Batted .365 at rookie level Helena and led the league with 71 RBI...led the league's shortstops by turning 34 double plays.