Ruben Sierra

Ruben Sierra #21

  • RF
  • B/T: S/R
  • 6' 1"/220

Ruben Sierra MLB Career Stats

.268 306 1322 142 .765

Ruben Sierra Bio

  • Full Name: Ruben Angel Sierra
  • Born: 10/6/1965 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • High School: Liceo Interamericano Castro, Rio Piedras, PR
  • Debut: June 1, 1986
  • Ret., Final Game: 7/9/2006
  • Relationship(s): father of Ruben Sierra
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MLB Career Stats 8044 1084 2152 306 1322 142 .268 .315 .765


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Ruben Sierra Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
1989 Texas AL
1991 Texas AL
1992 Texas AL
1994 Oakland AL

AL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
1989 Texas AL

Home Run Derby Winner

Year Team League
1989 Texas AL

Home Run Derby Participant

Year Team League
1989 Texas AL
1994 Oakland AL

AL Player of the Month

Month Team League
06/1989 Texas AL
05/1991 Texas AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
09/08/1991 Texas AL
05/02/2004 NY Yankees AL

MLB Players Choice AL Comeback Player

Year Team League
2001 Texas AL

Rangers MVP

Year Team League
1987 Texas AL
1988 Texas AL
1989 Texas AL
1991 Texas AL

Ruben Sierra Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
1989 .306 10th in AL
1991 .307 11th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1987 30 18th in AL
1988 23 20th in AL
1989 29 6th in AL
1991 25 16th in AL
1993 22 21st in AL
1994 23 10th in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
1987 109 7th in AL
1988 91 15th in AL
1989 119 1st in AL
1990 96 5th in AL
1991 116 3rd in AL
1992 87 16th in AL
1993 101 14th in AL
1994 92 6th in AL
1995 86 23rd in AL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
1991 16 25th in AL
1993 25 11th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
1989 .889 4th in AL
1991 .859 14th in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
1991 .357 25th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
1989 .543 1st in AL
1991 .502 10th in AL
1992 .443 24th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
1987 97 14th in AL
1989 101 3rd in AL
1991 110 4th in AL
1992 83 22nd in AL
1994 71 21st in AL


Season H Rank
1987 169 15th in AL
1989 194 5th in AL
1990 170 13th in AL
1991 203 3rd in AL
1992 167 18th in AL


Season 2B Rank
1987 35 10th in AL
1988 32 19th in AL
1989 35 8th in AL
1990 37 7th in AL
1991 44 3rd in AL
1992 34 14th in AL
1995 32 11th in AL


Season 3B Rank
1986 10 2nd in AL
1989 14 1st in AL
1991 5 20th in AL
1992 7 7th in AL
1993 5 15th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
1987 158 9th in AL
1988 156 14th in AL
1989 162 1st in AL
1990 159 6th in AL
1991 161 4th in AL
1993 158 7th in AL
1994 110 18th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
1987 643 1st in AL
1988 615 5th in AL
1989 634 6th in AL
1990 608 9th in AL
1991 661 2nd in AL
1992 601 15th in AL
1993 630 3rd in AL
1994 426 19th in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
1987 696 5th in AL
1988 668 15th in AL
1989 689 9th in AL
1990 666 16th in AL
1991 726 3rd in AL
1992 656 22nd in AL
1993 692 6th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
1987 302 10th in AL
1988 261 18th in AL
1989 344 1st in AL
1990 259 14th in AL
1991 332 3rd in AL
1992 266 17th in AL
1994 206 17th in AL


Season SO Rank
1987 114 18th in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
1986 8 21st in AL
1987 11 9th in AL
1994 5 25th in AL

Ruben Angel Sierra Bio Info

Ruben Angel Sierrra played baseball, basketball and volleyball at Liceo Interamericano Castro High School in Rio Piedras, PR...Graduated in 1983...Was elected to the Texas Hall of Fame in 2001...Owns Paso Fino show horses and has entered them in a number of national competitions...Has recorded three music CD's. 2006 Began the year in the Twins' Extended Spring Training...Had his contract was selected by Minnesota on April 18...Placed on the Disabled List with a ruptured left bicep, April 30...Was reinstated on June 16...Made seven starts as the Designated Hitter for the Twins, the last on July 2 vs. Milwaukee...Had two hits and two RBI vs. the Cubs on June 25...Was released on July 10. 2005 Hit .229 (39-for-170) with 4 HR and 29 RBIs in 61 games with the Yankees in 2005 (seven starts in RF, six starts in LF, and 23 starts at designated hitter). ... With 306 career home runs, ranks sixth among Major-League switch-hitters behind only Mickey Mantle (536), Eddie Murray (504), Chili Davis (350) Chipper Jones (331) and Reggie Smith (314). ... Hit game-winning three-run HR in the seventh of 4/9 win vs. Baltimore. ... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list from 4/22-5/19 (missed 24 games) with a partial tear of the biceps muscle of the right arm. ... Delivered game-winning sac fly in 10th inning of 6/3 win at Minnesota after entering game in eighth as PH. ... Played in 32 games (15 starts) between DL stints (from 5/20-7/18), batting .291 with 17 RBIs. ... Was placed on the 15-day DL from 7/19-9/1 with a strained left hamstring. ... Hit .138 (9-for-65) with 1 HR and 4 RBIs in 20 games (15 starts) after being reinstated from the 15-day DL on 9/1. 2004 Thrived in a variety of roles, batting .244 (75-for-307) with 17HR and 65RBI in 107 games with the Yankees in 2004 (20 starts in right field, two starts in left field, and 54 starts at designated hitter)...led all Yankees' pinch-hitters, hitting .385 (10-for-26) with 2HR and an American League best 11RBI...was tied for the Major League lead with his three grand slams...with 302 career home runs, ranks sixth among Major-League switch-hitters behind only Mickey Mantle (536), Eddie Murray (504), Chili Davis (350) and Reggie Smith (314) and Chipper Jones (310)...was named the American League's "Player of the Week" for the week of 4/26-5/2...led the league with 11RBI and a 1.067 slugging percentage in six games...he batted .467 (7-for-15) with 2HR, three doubles and a .500 on-base percentage...was the second weekly award of his career (also on 9/8/91 with Texas)...hit 3-run HR (#1) and grand slam (#2) and was 2-for-3 with 3R, 7RBI and 2BB in 5/1 win vs. Kansas City...tied single-game career highs with 2HR (16th time, last on 8/21/01 w/ Texas vs. New York) and 7RBI (second time, last on 8/8/95 w/ New York vs. Baltimore)...was also his seventh career grand slam...was 2-for-4 with 1 double and solo HR-his second HR in as many games-in 5/29 win at Tampa Bay...pinch hit for Gordon in ninth inning of 6/19 win at Los Angeles and singled to snap 0-for-19 stretch...was his longest such streak since he went 0-for-20 in August, 1996...hit pinch-hit solo-HR (#8) in 7/5 win vs. Detroit...was the third pinch-hit home run of his career and first since 6/1/01 w/ Texas vs. Minnesota...hit two-run pinch-hit HR in 7/19 loss at Tampa Bay...was his second pinchhit HR of the season (also 7/5 vs. Detroit)...hit "walk-off" solo HR in the bottom of the ninth inning on 7/22 vs. Toronto, the fourth "walk-off" HR of his career and his first since 4/9/89 (with Texas) vs. Toronto...hit seven home runs in 14 games (35AB) from 6/27-7/24...hit six home runs in 10 games (28AB) from 7/ 8/13 win at Seattle, hit second grand slam of the season (also on 5/1 vs. KC) and the eighth of his career, going 2-for-5 with 1 double and 5RBI...became the 102nd player to reach the 300th home-run with his ninth-inning grand slam (#15) in 8/28 win at Toronto...was 2-for-6 with 2R and 5RBI...was his third grand slam of the season (also on 5/1 vs. KC and 8/13 at Seattle) and the ninth of his career...hit game-winning RBI single in the eighth and was 1-for-3 with 2RBI and 1SF in 9/24 win at Boston...hit .273 (9-for-33) with 1HR and 5RBI in eight postseason games...hit a game-tying three-run HR in the eighth inning of Game Four of the Division Series at Minnesota...hit .333 (7-for-21) in five games vs. Boston in the League Championship Series. 2003 Proved to a be valuable mid-season acquisition for the Yankees, batting .270 (83-for-307) with 9HR and 43RBI in 106 games with Texas and the Yankees(10 starts in right field, 24 starts in left field, 41 starts at designated hitter) 63 games with the Yankees, hit .276 (48-for-174) with 6HR and 31RBI (27 starts at designated hitter, eight starts in right field, and six starts in left field)...with Texas, hit .263 (35-for-133) with 3HR and 12RBI in 43 games (18 starts in LF, 14 starts at DH, two starts in RF)...ranks sixth all-time among Major-League switch-hitters with 285 home runs-the most among active players-behind only Mickey Mantle (536), Eddie Murray (504), Chili Davis (350), Reggie Smith (314), and Bobby Bonilla (287)...played in his 2,000th game, recorded his 2,000th hit and scored his 1,000th run this season...scored the 1,000th run of his career on 4/30 (w/ Texas) at Toronto, going 2-for-4 with 2R...was acquired by the Yankees on 6/6 from the Texas Rangers for OF Marcus Thames...started at DH and was 1-for-4 in 6/10 win vs. Houston, his first start since rejoining the Yankees...hit solo-HR-his first as a Yankee this season-and was 2-for-4 with 2R in 6/13 win vs. St. Louis...hit solo-HR-his second in as many games-and was 2-for-4 with 2R, 2RBI and 1BB in 6/14 win vs. St. Louis...recorded the 2,000th hit of his career with an 11th inning single (off Graeme Lloyd) in 6/22 win at NY Mets...hit game-winning three-run HR in seventh (#6/#3 w/ Yankees) and was 2-for-4 in 6/30 win at Baltimore...hit game-winning solo-HR (#8/#5 w/ Yankees) in 9/13 Game 1 win vs. Tampa Bay...was 1-for-4 with 1R and a threerun triple in 9/21 win at Tampa Bay, playing in his 2,000th Major-League game...played in nine postseason games, batting .250 (2-for-8) with 1 HR and 3 RBI...hit a ninth-inning pinch-hit home run in Game Four of the ALCS at Boston...was the Yankees' ninth pinch-hit home run in postseason history, the second in ALCS play (also Ricky Ledee on 10/17/99 in Game Four at Boston) was the Yankees first postseason pinch-hit home run since David Justice in Game Five of the 2001 ALDS against Oakland. 2002 Batted .270 (113-for-470) with 13 HR and 60 RBI in 122 games with Seattle...finished 4th on the Seattle Mariners in RBI and ranked fifth in homers...started 53 games in left field, 49 as the designated hitter, and one in right field...his 122 games were his most in a season since 1996 (142)...hit .429 (24-for-56) in his first 17 games and .371 (36-for-97) over first 27 contests through 5/5...was hitting .311 through 7/ 2 but hit just .187 (26-for-139) with 2 homers and 9 RBI in final 48 games...had a 12-game hitting streak, his longest since 1994, from 4/11-23 at .463 (19-for-41)...also hit safely in 11 straight games from 5/12-24...tied Mariners club record with his second career 5-hit game on 5/14 at Texas...had a pair of grand slams on 4/12 at Texas and 6/21 at Houston, becoming 33rd player in major league history to have a slam with four different teams...drove in season best five runs on 6/21 at Houston...started 44 games when Edgar Martinez was disabled from 4/12-6/12...overall, hit .248 (50-for-202) with 7 homers and 35 RBI in DH role and was 3-for-17 as a pinch-hitter...strained left quadriceps muscle on 8/19 at Detroit and played in just two of next 12 games...had a .979 (2 e/94 tc) fielding percentage in 60 games in the outfield. 2001 Was purchased from Oklahoma on Sept. 5 and made 12 starts as the designated hitter the rest of the season...Was 2-8 as a pinch-hitter...Singled on Sept. 6 vs. Chicago for 1st hit as a Ranger since Aug. 28, 1992, also against the White Sox...Homer on Sept. 28 at Seattle was 1st in majors since May 19, 1998 against Boston and 1st with Texas since Aug. 25, 1992 vs. Kansas City...Was his 154th career homer as a Ranger, tying Dean Palmer for 4th on all-time list...Went 9-25 (.360) from Sept. 20-28 to raise average from .160 to .260...Drove in 4 runs, Sept. 28 at Seattle. 2000 After combining for a .329 (165-for-501) average with 21 HR and 94 RBI in 128 games at Cancun and Oklahoma, spent final month with Texas...was a non-roster invitee in Cleveland's spring training camp before being released on 3/20...signed with Cancun of the Class AAA Mexican League in April and batted .355 in 16 games...was signed by Texas organization on 5/1 and went on to lead Oklahoma in homers (18) and RBI (82)...ranked 11th in the Pacific Coast League in batting (.326)...played in the Triple-A All-Star Game on 7/12 at Rochester...was purchased by the Rangers on 9/5 and made 12 starts as the designated hitter the rest of the season...singled on 9/6 vs. Chicago for 1st hit as a Ranger since 8/28/92, also against the White Sox...his homer on 9/28 at Seattle was first in majors since 5/19/98 against Boston and first with Texas since 8/25/92 vs. Kansas City. 1999 Played for Atlantic City Surf in Independent Atlantic League and was second in the league in homers (28) and tied for 4th in RBI (82)...was named to league post-season all-star team...appeared in 42 games in right field and 70 as the DH...homered 25 times in final 76 games...was with Bayamon in Puerto Rican winter league, batting .316 with 4 HR and 31 RBI in 42 games. 1998 Started season with Chicago White Sox, making starts at DH (5), right field (11) and left field (1)...batted .216 (16-for-74) with 4 HR and 11 RBI in 27 games...was 2-for-5 with a double, triple, and 2 RBI in first game on 4/3 at Tampa Bay...had 12th career 2-homer game on 5/6 at Seattle...was designated for assignment on 5/25 and released on 5/29...signed with New York Mets organization on 6/20 and appeared in 28 games at Norfolk the rest of the year. 1997 Combined to hit .232 (32-for-138) with 3 HR and 12 RBI in 39 games with Cincinnati and Toronto...started season with the Reds, appearing in 24 games in the outfield and batting .244 before being released on 5/10...signed with Toronto the next day and played in eight games at Syracuse before joining Blue Jays on 5/23...Started six games each in left and as DH and one in right before release on 6/16...did not play the remainder of season...led Puerto Rican winter league in RBI (52) and was second in homers (16) at Santruce. 1996 Hit .247 (128-for-518) with 12 HR and 72 RBI in 142 games with the Yankees and Tigers...tied for sixth in A.L. in intentional walks (12) and tied for 8th in sacrifice flies (9)...began season with New York, appearing in 61 games as the DH and 33 in the outfield...became 10th switch-hitter in history with 1000 career RBI on 7/17 at Boston...was traded to Detroit on 7/31 and started 22 games in the outfield and 20 as DH the rest of the year. 1995 Hit .263 (126-for-479) with 19 HR and 86 RBI in 126 games with Oakland and New York...appeared in 62 games in the outfield and seven as a DH with the A's...had the first career stint on the disabled list from 7/6-22 with tendinitis in his right knee...was traded to the Yankees on 7/28...Batted .324 with 21 RBI in final 27 games with New York...drove in 28 runs in August, most by a Yankee for a month since Dave Winfield (29) in April, 1988...that includes career high 7 RBI on 8/8 vs. Baltimore...hit .174 (4-for-23) with a pair of homers in Division Series vs. Seattle. 1994 Led Oakland in homers (23) and RBI (92) and tied for lead in hits (114)...batted .268 (114-for-426) in 110 games...had most RBI ever in a month (31) in June...joined Wally Schang (9/8/16) as only A's player ever with right and lefthanded homers in one game on 6/7 at Milwaukee...hit 200th career homer on 7/29 at Detroit...played in his fourth All-Star Game. 1993 Batted .233 (147-for-630) with 22 HR, 101 RBI and a cereer-high 25 SB in 158 games...was 3rd in the A.L. in at bats (630) and 4th in sac flies (10th)...also led Oakland in runs (77), HR and RBI...Was seventh player in history with 100+ RBI and average below .240 (.233)...played in 150 or more games for the seventh consecutive season. 1992 Combined to hit .278 (167-for-601) with 17 HR and 87 RBI in 151 games for Texas and Oakland...appeared in 27 games for the Oakalnd after being acquired from Texas on 8/31...batted .333 (8-for- 24) with 1 HR and team-high 7 RBI in the 6-game ALCS vs. Toronto...was the Rangers' all-time leader in homers, RBI, total bases, doubles, and runs at time of trade to Oakland...led club in batting (.278), doubles (34), and triples (7)...became the only Ranger to ever homer in an All-Star game with blast off Bob Tewksbury in San Diego. 1991 Named Rangers Player-of-the-Year, batting a career-best .307 (203-for-661) with 25 HR and 116 RBI in 161 games...finishing 2nd in the A.L. in at bats (661), 3rd in RBI, total bases (332), and doubles (44), and tied for 3rd in hits and sac flies (9)...played in his second All-Star Game...ranked seventh in the American League Most Valuable Player voting. 1990 Batted .280 (170-for-608) with 16 HR and 96 RBI in 159 games...tied club records for game-winning RBI (17) and intentional walks (13)...placed among league leaders intentional walks (T4th), RBI (5th), games (T6th), and doubles (T7th, 37)...had an extra-base hit in a club record eight straight games from 6/27-7/5, two shy of the A.L. record. 1989 Was one of three AL players to play in all 162 games, batting .306 (194-for-634) with 29 HR and 119 RBI...led the majors in triples (14) and led A.L. in RBI, total bases (344), slugging (.543), and extra base hits (78), all club records at the time...also ranked among league leaders in runs (T3rd, 101), at bats (6th), hits (5th), homers (6th), doubles (T8th, 35), and batting average (10th)...was named as A.L. Player of the Year by The Sporting News and USA Today and finished 2nd in BBWAA A.L. MVP voting to Milwaukee's Robin Yount...won third straight Rangers player of the year award...started All-Star game in right field. 1988 Won his second straight Rangers Player-of-the-Year Award, batting .254 (156-for-615) with 23 HR and 91 RBI in 156 games...led or tied for team lead in 11 offensive categories, including hits, homers, and RBI. 1987 Batted .263 (169-for-643) with 30 HR and 109 RBI in 158 games for Texas...topped the A.L. in at bats and sac flies (12) and was among the leaders in extra base hits (T6th, 69), RBI (T7th), total bases (10th, 302), and doubles (T10th, 35)...was sixth player in history with 30 homers and 100 RBI before 22nd birthday...was club's Player of the Year. 1986 Joined Rangers for 1st time on 6/1 and homered in second big league at bat for first hit off Charlie Leibrandt in Kansas City that day...went on to set then club record for triples (10), 2nd most in A.L....was leading the American Association in homers (9), RBI (41), and total bases (98) in Oklahoma City at time of recall. 1985 Played the entire season for Tulsa in the Texas League, batting .253 (138-for-545) with 13 HR and 74 RBI in 137 games...led the league in at bats, games and triples (8). 1984 Spent the season at Burlington and hit .263 (127-for-482) with 6 HR and 75 RBI in a league-leading 138 games. 1983 In his first professional season batted .242 in 48 games for Sarasota.