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Season started slowly offensively, hitting just .133 through his first 10 games (6-for-45)...he returned from his maternal grandmother's funeral in North Carolina on April 18 and had a 3-hit game against the Rockies, igniting an 8-game hitting streak.
Opened the month of May with a 3-hit effort in Milwaukee on May 2 which triggered a career-high 24-game hitting streak, the longest in the N.L. during the 2000 season, matched in July and August by Houston's Tony Eusebio...Womack batted .360 (40-for-111) during his streak with 23 runs scored.
Hit his fourth career game-opening home run on May 14 in San Diego.
Finished the first triple play in franchise history on May 31, taking Damian Miller's throw and tagging out Edgar Renteria of St. Louis at third base after Mark McGwire's fly ball was caught by Steve Finley and relayed to Miller, catching Placido Polanco as he tried to score.
Had a 10-game hitting streak in mid-June, his second of 4 streaks of at least 10 games during the 2000 season...had another 10-game streak from July 2-14, then had a 12-gamer from August 3-15.
Recorded his 10th career 4-hit game on June 21 against the Padres, highlighted by a pair of triples, tying his own club record...Womack is the only Diamondback to triple twice in a game.
Established a franchise record with 4 stolen bases vs. the Braves on August 3, tying a personal best established while with Pittsburgh in Cincinnati on September 6, 1997.
Matched personal high for any month by stealing 17 bases in August...was caught stealing only once during the month and had 15 consecutive successful steals...finished the year by making good on 25 of his last 27 theft attempts.
Most dramatic of his 7 home runs was the first walk-off homer of his career staking Randy Johnson to a 3-2 win over the Cardinals on July 20, hitting a game-ending 2-run shot off of Dave Veres.1998 Tony's second full season with the Pirates, he led the National League in stolen bases for the second straight year, pilfering 58 bases, the second in the majors to Rickey Henderson (66), the first Pirate since Omar Moreno (1978-79) to lead the league in thefts in consecutive seasons...he was the second toughest to double-up in the N.L., hitting into just 4 double plays, a 1 in every 164 at bat ratio (Andy Fox led the league with just 2 GDP's in 502 AB's)...Tony established a major league record by going 918 at bats without grounding into a double play (May 27, 1997 to August 5, 1998), spanning 220 games and 980 plate appearances...Tony led the Pirates with 56 multi-hit games, 10th best in the N.L....he had 32 infield hits, including 11 bunt hits...he was Pittsburgh's opening day second baseman for the second straight year, but closed the year with 5 starts in centerfield...his first homer of the year on June 1 vs. the Mets was also his third career leadoff blast...he tied a career-high with 4 hits on July 5 at Wrigley Field...Tony had a career-best 16-game hitting streak from July 3-22, the longest streak by a Buc in '98, hitting a sizzling .507 (34-for-67), raising his season average from .241 to .284...he had the second inside-the-park homer of his career on July 13 vs. the Cubs, the 500th in franchise history...he swiped 20 consecutive bases from July 5-August 16, the second best streak of his career...he was 50-for-56 (89%) when attempting to steal second base and 8-for-10 when trying to take third. 1997 His first full season in the majors, Tony led the National League in stolen bases (60), the 3rd best mark among big leaguers in '97...he ranked 8th in the N.L. in hits (178) and 3rd in at bats (641)...he was the 6th toughest to double-up, grounding into 6 DP's, a 1 in 106.8 AB ratio...all 6 GDP's came before May 28...he led the Pirates with 51 multi-hit games, 8th best in the league, and had a team-high 28 infield hits, including 9 bunt hits...his 60 thefts were the most by a Pirate since Omar Moreno swiped 60 in 1982 (Moreno was also the last Pirate to lead the N.L. in steals with 77 in 1979)...Tony stole a club record 32 in a row between April 6 and July 4, breaking Max Carey's mark of 31 in 1922...he was named to the National League All-Star squad, just the 5th Pittsburgh 2nd baseman to be named to the team, joining Carlos Garcia (1994), Phil Garner (1980-81), Bill Mazeroski (1958-59, 1962-64 & 1967) and Frank Gustine (1946)...hit his first major league homer on April 16 at San Diego off of Dario Veras...had a team-high 13-game hitting streak from April 30-May 14, hitting .436 (24-for-55)...collected first career inside-the-park homer on May 26 vs. the Cubs...Tony hit his first career leadoff homer on July 27 at San Francisco, hitting Mark Gardner's first pitch of the first game of a doubleheader...he then set a career-high with 4 hits in the 2nd game of the twinbill...added another 4-hit effort on August 3 vs. the Rockies, including a 2-run homer...he hit his 2nd game-opening homer on August 19 off of San Diego's Pete Smith in Three Rivers...he went 4-for-4 with a club record tying 4 stolen bases on Sept. 6 at Cincinnati (Moreno was also the last Pirate to swipe 4 in a game on June 2, 1980)...he closed the year with 13 consecutive thefts...he was 44-for-49 (90%) when attempting to steal 2nd base, and 16-of-18 (89%) when swiping 3rd...Tony swiped 2nd and 3rd in the same inning 6 times...he had off-season surgery to repair soft tissue injury in his left knee. 1996 He spent the full-season with Calgary (AAA), earning the fans' vote as the Cannons' Most Popular Player...he ranked 2nd in the PCL in stolen bases (37), while his 11 triples were the 2nd most in team history...he hit safely in 23 of the 25 games in April...went 5-for-5 on July 21 vs. Tacoma, tying the club mark for triples in a game with 2...he played 79 games at shortstop, 40 at 2nd base and 16 in centerfield...Tony led the PCL in sacrifice hits with 14...his contract was purchased by Pittsburgh on Sept. 4, and he made his first major league start in centerfield on Sept. 8 in Los Angeles...he was just 1-for-10 in first 8 games as a Pirate, then had 2 hits with 3 RBI on Sept. 15 at San Francisco in the 2nd game of a doubleheader...he made 3 starts in center and 2 at 2nd with the Pirates, while also playing rightfield on Sept. 27 at Chicago. 1995 Opened the year on the Calgary roster, but was optioned to Carolina (AA) on June 3...despite abbreviated season with Carolina, he led the club with 31 stolen bases...he stole home on August 7 at Port City...Tony homered on July 25 at Jacksonville, his first pro homer since May 24, 1993. 1994 Began the year with Buffalo (AAA)...he swiped 3 bases on April 17, the first Bison to steal 3 in a game since John Cangelosi on Sept. 4, 1990...he duplicated the 3-theft feat on May 2 at Louisville...he was recalled by the Pirates on May 31, appearing in 2 games for the Bucs, going 1-for-6...was optioned back to Buffalo on June 8...he had 3 RBI on July 7 vs. New Orleans, his only multi-RBI game of the year...was recalled again on July 20, going 3-for-6 in 3 games for the Pirates...included was a 2-hit game on July 21 at Houston...he was optioned once again on August 2, finishing the year with Buffalo...he led the club and ranked 2nd in the American Association in stolen bases with 41...set a Buffalo franchise record for most at bats in a year without a home run (421), breaking Felix Fermin's mark in 1988 (352 at bats)...led the Bisons with 30 infield hits, including 14 bunt singles...he also led the league in sacrifice hits with 12. 1993 Split the year between Salem (A) and Carolina, combining the 2 stops for a .301 mark with 41 RBI and 49 stolen bases in 132 games...was 2-for-19 in first 5 games with Carolina, then hit .320 (73-for-228) over his final 55 games with the Mudcats...his contract was purchased by the Bucs on Sept. 8 and he debuted 2 nights later as a pinch runner vs. Colorado...Tony made 5 starts at short for the Pirates and collected his first major league hit on Sept. 21 off the Mets' Dave Telgheder...picked up his first 2 major league stolen bases on Sept. 29 vs. Philly. 1992 Spent the entire year with Augusta (A), swiping 50 bases in 75 tries, ranking 4th in the league in thefts. 1991 His first professional season, Tony signed as a 7th round pick by the Pirates and spent the year with Welland (Rookie)...he tied for 4th in the league with 26 stolen bases (32 attempts).