Robin Ventura

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  • 3B
  • B/T: L/R
  • 6' 1"/200

Robin Ventura MLB Career Stats

.267 294 1182 24 .806

Robin Ventura Bio

  • Full Name: Robin Mark Ventura
  • Born: 7/14/1967 in Santa Maria, CA
  • Draft: 1988, Chicago White Sox, 1st rd. (10th overall)
  • College: Oklahoma State
  • Debut: September 12, 1989
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/2/2004
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MLB Career Stats 7064 1006 1885 294 1182 24 .267 .362 .806


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Robin Ventura Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
1992 Chi White Sox AL
2002 NY Yankees AL

Rawlings NL Gold Glove

Year Team League
1999 NY Mets NL

Rawlings AL Gold Glove

Year Team League
1991 Chi White Sox AL
1992 Chi White Sox AL
1993 Chi White Sox AL
1996 Chi White Sox AL
1998 Chi White Sox AL

AL Player of the Month

Month Team League
07/1991 Chi White Sox AL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/01/1999 NY Mets NL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/21/1991 Chi White Sox AL

Robin Ventura Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
1991 .284 24th in AL
1992 .282 24th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1991 23 20th in AL
1993 22 21st in AL
1995 26 18th in AL
1996 34 17th in AL
1999 32 22nd in NL
2002 27 19th in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
1991 100 8th in AL
1992 93 14th in AL
1993 94 21st in AL
1994 78 17th in AL
1995 93 17th in AL
1996 105 22nd in AL
1999 120 8th in NL
2002 93 24th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
1991 .810 24th in AL
1992 .806 20th in AL
1995 .882 21st in AL
1996 .888 23rd in AL
1999 .908 22nd in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
1991 .367 21st in AL
1992 .375 16th in AL
1993 .379 15th in AL
1995 .384 23rd in AL
2002 .368 19th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
1995 .498 21st in AL
1996 .520 23rd in AL
1999 .529 23rd in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
1991 92 16th in AL
1992 85 20th in AL


Season BB Rank
1991 80 14th in AL
1992 93 8th in AL
1993 105 6th in AL
1994 61 13th in AL
1995 75 14th in AL
1996 78 23rd in AL
1998 79 15th in AL
1999 74 24th in NL
2000 75 22nd in NL
2001 88 12th in NL
2002 90 6th in AL


Season H Rank
1991 172 16th in AL
1992 167 18th in AL
1999 177 15th in NL


Season 2B Rank
1992 38 6th in AL
1999 38 14th in NL


Season 3B Rank
1998 4 23rd in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
1991 157 14th in AL
1992 157 11th in AL
1993 157 11th in AL
1994 109 20th in AL
1996 158 8th in AL
1998 161 4th in AL
1999 161 5th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
1991 606 16th in AL
1992 592 19th in AL
1996 586 18th in AL
1999 588 22nd in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
1991 705 12th in AL
1992 694 13th in AL
1993 669 20th in AL
1994 474 22nd in AL
1996 674 20th in AL
1998 674 20th in AL
1999 671 23rd in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
1991 268 18th in AL
1992 255 21st in AL
1995 245 24th in AL
1996 305 17th in AL
1999 311 15th in NL


Season SO Rank
1995 98 18th in AL
1998 111 24th in AL

Robin Mark Ventura Bio Info


Robin Mark Ventura...he and his wife, Stephanie, have four children, Rachel Dana (7/29/92), Madison Elizabeth (10/7/93), Grace Alaina (8/24/95) and Jack Robert (10/29/98)...a 1985 graduate of Righetti High School (Santa Maria, CA)...signed by White Sox scouts Lou Snipp and Mark Snipp...has held an annual All-Star Bowling Tournament during the offseason...supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Sept. 12, 2003 when he met with several young children visiting Dodger Stadium...during the 2002-03 offseason, hosted the Robin Ventura All-Star Classic at Chelsea Piers to support the Chelsea Piers Scholarship Fund, which allows underprivileged youths to attend sports programs. 2004 Announced his retirement after 16th big league campaign...Ranked third in the National League in pinch-hit RBI (14) and tied for second with three pinch-hit homers...was one of nine National Leaguers to hit two or more grand slams in 2004, giving him 18 in his career which ties him with Willie McCovey for the third most in Major League history behind Eddie Murray (19) and Lou Gehrig (23)...during the season, surpassed Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Dave Kingman, Ted Williams and Jimmie Foxx on the all-time grand slam list...became just the ninth Dodger to hit three pinch-hit homers in a season, joining Dave Hansen (7, 2000), Johnny Frederick (6, 1932), Lee Lacy (5, 1978), Billy Ashley (5, 1996), Jay Johnstone (3, 1981), Jose Morales (3, 1983), Bill Skowron (3, 1963) and Olmedo Saenz (3, 2004)...his home run on Aug. 1 at PETCO Park in San Diego marked the 38th ballpark in which he has homered...was part of Major League history when, on Sept. 8, the day after he hit a pinch-hit grand slam, Saenz did the same, marking the first time that a team had a pinch-hit grand slam in back-to-back games...made 25 starts for the Dodgers, during which the team posted a 13-12 record...was one of the most clutch Dodgers hitters, as he batted .347 (17-for-49) with runners in scoring position and .480 (12-for-25) with runners in scoring position and less than two out...reached base in 21 of his 70 pinch-hit plate appearances, as he batted .271 (13-for-61) with eight walks, one sacrifice fly and seven runs scored...played in his 2,000th career game on May 18 at Philadelphia. 2003 Began the season with the New York Yankees and was acquired by the Dodgers on July 31 in exchange for outfielder Bubba Crosby and minor league pitcher Scott Proctor...appeared in 49 games with the Dodgers and collected five homers and 13 RBI, making 25 starts at first base and two starts at third...four of his homers were hit at Dodger Stadium...with the Yankees, he played 89 games and batted .251 with nine homers and 42 RBI...overall on the season, had 19 multi-hit games, including a fourhit game and four three-hit efforts...recorded his 1,000th career base on balls on April 21 off Minnesota's Rick Reed...had the 21st two-home-run game of his career and drove in four runs on April 18 at Minnesota...went 4-for-5 with an RBI on April 27 at Texas...batted .273 (21-for-77) with five home runs and 13 RBI during April...hit .300 (21-for-70) in May...from July 12-30, batted .440 (11-for-25) with five RBI...three days after he was acquired by the Dodgers, he hit first career inside-the-park homer on Aug. 3 at Atlanta...had three RBI, including a two-run homer, on Aug. 9 vs. Chicago...posted a six-game hitting streak, equaling his season high, from Aug. 3-Aug. 9, during which he batted .304 (7-for-23)...just missed his 17th career grand slam when his three-run double on Aug. 19 vs. Montreal hit off the top of the right field wall...finished the game 1-for-2 with two walks and three RBI...slugged a two-run homer off San Diego's Ben Howard on Sept. 14 in the Dodgers' 5-2 win... homered on Sept. 21 vs. San Diego, a solo shot that was followed by homers from Adrian Beltre and Jeromy Burnitz, marking the first and only time in 2003 that the Dodgers hit three consecutive homers.

CAREER SUMMARY: Has enjoyed a productive 15-year Major League career, having played for four different teams: the Chicago White Sox (1989-98), New York Mets (1999-2001), New York Yankees (2002-03) and the Dodgers (2003) 1,977 big league games, has amassed 1,848 hits, 289 home runs, 335 doubles and 1,154 RBI...has earned six Rawlings Gold Glove Awards at third base (1991-93, 1996, 1998-99)...has been named to the American League All-Star team twice (1992, 2002)...leads all active Major Leaguers with 16 grand slam home runs, tying him with Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Dave Kingman for sixth place on the all-time list...needs one to tie Jimmie Foxx and Ted Williams for fourth one of just 11 Major Leaguers to hit two grand slams in one game as he did so on Sept. 4, 1995 at Texas...finished sixth in National League MVP voting in 1999...has appeared in the postseason four times in his career, including three League Championship Series and one World Series (Mets, 2000)...Dodger Stadium last season became the 37th different ballpark in which he has homered...only four players in Major League history have homered in more parks: Fred McGriff (42), Ellis Burks (41), Mark McGwire (39) and Sammy Sosa (38)...has appeared at all four infield positions at various points during his big league one of 13 active Major League players to have drawn 1,000 walks in his career...was the 10th overall selection in the June 1988 First-Year Player Draft by the Chicago White Sox...played just one minor league season, 1989 at Double-A Birmingham...selected by Baseball America as College Baseball's Player of the Decade for the 1980s after a stellar threeyear career at Oklahoma State University, where he put together an NCAA-record 58- game hitting streak as a sophomore in 1987...member of 1988 United States Olympic team that won the gold medal in Seoul, South Korea...made his Major League debut on Sept. 12, 1989 at Baltimore and collected his first hit in his second plate appearance, a single off Olympic teammate Ben McDonald...also recorded his 1000th career hit off him on Aug. 17, 1996...his first big league homer came off Boston's Roger Clemens on April 18, 1990 at Comiskey Park. 2002 Provided stability and production from the third base position, batting .247 (115-for-465) with 27 homers and 93 RBI in 141 games (130 starts at third base)...his 27 home runs were the third-highest single-season total of his career...hit 16 of his 27 homers on the road...was selected by Manager Joe Torre to participate in his second career All-Star Game (also 1992 with the Chicago White Sox)...was fourth-inning defensive replacement at third base and was 0-for-1 on July 9 at Milwaukee...hit 250th homer of his career in April 4 win at Baltimore...hit two-run home run on May 17 vs. Minnesota, becoming the 19th player to hit a home run into the center field "black" section of remodeled Yankee Stadium in the regular season...pinch-hit for Ron Coomer in eighth inning on May 26 at Boston and hit three-run home run, his third career pinch-hit homer and first since May 21, 2000 vs. Arizona with the NY Mets...hit game-winning two-run homer in the 10th and was 1-for-3 with two walks on June 14 at Shea Stadium...hit 16th career grand slam on July 28 at Tampa Bay...hit solo homer and was 1-for-4 on Sept. 11 vs. Baltimore before being ejected by home plate umpire Angel Hernandez in the ninth inning after arguing a called third strike...hit .286 (4- for-14) with two doubles and a team-high four RBI in four Division Series games vs. Anaheim. 2001 Posted a .237 (108-for-456) average with 21 homers and 61 RBI in 135 games with the New York Mets...fashioned his 19th two-home run game (Rocker and Ligtenberg) at Atlanta on April 3...hit a pair of two-run home runs, the last one giving the Mets a 6-4 victory in 10 innings...became the first Mets' player to have two home runs on Opening Day since Bobby Bonilla on April 6, 1992 at St. Louis...hit his 15th career grand slam on May 1 vs. Houston (Powell)...his five grand slams as a Met tied him for first on the Mets' All-Time list...recorded his 1600th career hit with a home run off John Burkett at Atlanta on July 1...his solo home run against Rich Loiselle at Pittsburgh on Sept. 19 gave him the 1000th RBI of his his final 21 games, he was 19-for-66 (.288) with seven doubles, 10 runs scored, three home runs, 11 RBI and 13 walks. 2000 Batted .232 (109-for-469) with 24 homers and 84 RBI in 141 games...ended the season on a high note by hitting .320 (16-for-50) with three home runs and 13 RBI in his final 16 regular-season games...hit his 14th career grand slam on April 18 vs. Milwaukee (Navarro)...knocked in six runs at Pittsburgh on April 16 for his third time as a Met...had six RBI on June 28 at Florida and July 31 at Chicago...hit his second career pinch-hit home run (a solo shot off Mike Morgan) vs. Arizona on May 21...finished tied for eighth in the NL with 12 intentional walks...tied a Mets club record (done many times) with two sacrifice flies vs. Colorado on Aug. 17...batted .167 (8-for-48) with two homers and eight RBI in 14 postseason games. 1999 Played in 161 games in his first season with the Mets, batting .301 (177-for-588) with 32 homers and 120 RBI...had the lateral meniscus of his left knee debrided on Oct. 22...also had torn cartilage removed from his right shoulder on December 6...both surgeries were performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery by Mets Team Physician Dr. David Altchek...captured his first Rawlings Gold Glove in the National League and his sixth career Gold Glove...led all Major League third basemen with a .980 fielding percentage (nine errors in 452 chances)...became the first player in Major-League history to hit grand slams in each game of a doubleheader on May 20 vs. Milwaukee (Jim Abbott, Horacio Estrada)...hit his third grand slam of the season and the 13th of his career in the fifth inning at San Francisco against Livan Hernandez on Aug. 15...tied Alex Rodriguez and Fernando Tatis for the Major-League lead in grand slams...belted his 200th career home run on Sept. 1 at Houston...named the National League Player of the Week for the period of July 26-Aug. 1, batting .500 (12-for-24) with four homers and 11 RBI during the span...his slugging percentage for the week was 1.083...hit two home runs twice during the year: July 31 at Chicago and June 28 at Florida...his six RBI in the Florida game were the most by a Mets' player since current Dodger teammate Todd Hundley knocked in seven runs on May 18, 1996 at San Francisco...set a club record with 120 RBI by a left-handed batter...Darryl Strawberry held the record with 108 RBI in 1990...hit safely in his first 10 games as a Met from April 5-15, batting .375 (15-40) with 11 RBI...the last Met to open the season with a 10-game hitting streak was Rick Cerone in 1991...batted .153 (6-for-39) with one homer and three RBI in 10 postseason games...belted a grand slam home run in the bottom on the 15th inning in Game 5 of the NLCS to defeat the Braves, 4-3...the grand slam was ruled a single, as Ventura did not touch all the bases. 1998 Completed his 10th season with the White Sox, batting .263 (155-for-590) with 21 homers and 91 RBI while playing in a career-high 161 games...earned his fifth career Rawlings Gold Glove Award at third base...only Brooks Robinson (16) and Buddy Bell (six) have won the honor more times among American League third basemen...handled 447 total chances, most by A.L. third basemen...established a career-high with four triples...collected his 200th career double off Mariano Rivera on June 1 at New York. 1997 Returned from a severely dislocated and broken right ankle to appear in 54 games for the White Sox, batting .262 (48-for-183) with six homers and 26 RBI...suffered the compound fracture and dislocation sliding into home plate in the fourth inning of a Spring Training game vs. Boston on March 21 at Sarasota...was his first career trip to the disabled list...was reinstated from the 15-Day disabled list on July 24...made nine rehabilitation appearances with Single-A Nashville and Double-A Birmingham, batting (11-for-32) with three homers and seven RBI...connected for his 150th career home run on Sept. 18 at Kansas City. 1996 Hit .287 (168-for-586) with a career-high 34 homers and 105 RBI in 158 games with the White Sox...the 34 homers were the eighth-most in White Sox history and the most ever by a left-hander (surpassing Oscar Gamble's 31 in 1977)...won his fourth career Rawlings Gold Glove Award, tying him with Gary Gaetti for third place all-time among American League third basemen...posted a career-high .974 fielding percentage while committing a careerlow 10 errors...also turned a career-high 34 double plays...compiled a career-high 15-game hitting streak from June 23-July 7, batting .333 (19-for-57) during the stretch...collected his 1,000th career hit with a home run off Ben McDonald on Aug. 17 at Milwaukee...connected on his first career pinch-hit home run on May 28 at Toronto...started a 5-4-3 triple play on June 6 at Boston. 1995 Batted .295 (145-for-492) with 26 home runs and 93 RBI in 135 games...became the eighth player in Major League history to hit two grand slams in one game on Sept. 4 at Texas (first since Baltimore's Frank Robinson in 1970) and the fourth Major League player to connect in consecutive innings (the fourth and fifth innings)...the eight RBI were a career-high and matched the White Sox club record...the grand slams were his sixth and seventh with the Sox, setting a club mark...scored a career-high four runs on June 29 at Milwaukee...went 5-for-6 with three doubles on Sept. 23 at Minnesota...the five hits tied his career-high, also done on June 29 at Milwaukee and the three doubles set a career-high...made his first Major-League start at first base on May 7 vs. Kansas City. 1994 Compiled a .282 (113-for-401) mark with 18 homers and 78 RBI in 109 games...had 65 RBI at the All-Star Break...made his Major League debut at shortstop on May 20 at Oakland...hit two home runs for the second time in his career on April 24 vs. Detroit...both homers followed blasts from Julio Franco, marking the first time in franchise history that two players hit back-to-back home runs in the same game...his 22 double plays topped AL third basemen.