|MLB Career Stats||4688||648||1284||170||699||7||.274||.358||.810|
|2004||.297||21st in AL|
|2003||96||24th in AL|
|2004||.857||23rd in AL|
|2004||.383||12th in AL|
|2006||.374||21st in AL|
|2007||76||16th in AL|
|2008||71||16th in AL|
|2001||39||13th in NL|
|2002||41||7th in NL|
|2004||36||20th in AL|
|2001||5||15th in NL|
|2003||108||17th in AL|
|2000||8||22nd in NL|
|2004||17||1st in AL|
|2005||8||24th in AL|
|2006||12||6th in AL|
|March 30, 2010||Chicago Cubs released 1B Kevin Millar.|
|February 4, 2010||Chicago Cubs signed free agent 1B Kevin Millar to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.|
|November 5, 2009||1B Kevin Millar elected free agency.|
A TALE OF TWO SEASONS: Millar was batting .269 (80-for-297) with 5 homers, 25 RBI, a .348 on-base percentage and a .384 slugging percentage in 85 games through July 19, but in 65 games the rest of the way, he hit .336 (71-for-211) with 13 homers, 49 RBI, a .429 on-base percentage and a .602 slugging percentage.
HOME, SWEET HOME: Excelled at Fenway Park, where he hit .350 with 12 homers and 53 RBI in 77 games...batted .242 with 6 homers and 21 RBI in 73 road games...his .350 home average was 3rd-best in the A.L. behind Baltimore's Melvin Mora (.356) and Detroit's Ivan Rodriguez (.354).
CLUTCH: Hit .313 (40-for- 128) with runners in scoring position, .339 (21-for-62) with men in scoring position and 2 outs and .350 (7-for- 20) with 18 RBI with the bases loaded.
BEAST OF THE EAST: 13 of his 18 homers and 47 of his 74 RBI came against A.L. East foes...batted .322 (19- for-59) with 5 homers and 10 RBI in 17 games against the Yankees...hit 4 homers and knocked in 14 vs. Tampa Bay, and went deep 4 times with 12 RBI vs. Baltimore...didn't homer but knocked in 11 in 19 games vs. Toronto.
GOOD THINGS COME IN THREE'S: Millar slammed 3 solo home runs July 23 vs. New York, becoming just the 24th player in Red Sox history to register a 3-homer game, the first since Bill Mueller July 29, 2003 at Texas...the 3-homer game was the 13th by a Boston player at Fenway Park, the first in exactly 2 years, since Nomar Garciaparra celebrated his birthday with 3 homers in game one of a July 23, 2002 doubleheader vs. Tampa Bay...Millar became just the 2nd Red Sox player to hit 3 home runs in a game against the Yankees...Mo Vaughn turned the trick May 30, 1997 at Fenway...the only New York player to ever slam 3 home runs in a Red Sox-Yankees game was Lou Gehrig in 1927...Millar homered in each of his last 3 at-bats, the 4th player in club history to go deep in 3 straight trips to the plate in the same game...also turning the trick: Ken Harrelson June 14, 1968 at Cleveland, Mo Vaughn September 24, 1996 vs. Baltimore and Nomar Garciaparra July 23, 2002 vs. Tampa Bay (game one).
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: 9 of his 18 homers were hit in 2-strike counts...batted .325 (77- for-237) with 11 homers and 42 RBI when playing first base...hit .273 (65-for-238) with 6 homers and 26 RBI in the outfield...posted a .349 average (37-for-106) with 4 long balls when leading off an inning...hit 5 homers and knocked in 25 in 81 games before the break and 13 homers and 49 RBI in 69 games after...the Sox were 33-11 (.750) when Millar had an RBI in 2004 and are 77-23 (.770) when he has an RBI over the last 2 years.
MORE 2004 HIGHLIGHTS: Matched his career high with 4 hits May 6 in Cleveland, his first 4-hit effort since June 24, 2003 vs. Detroit...posted a 9-game hitting streak from May 1- 10, during which he hit .485 (16-for-33)...hit a solo homer off Baltimore's Eddy Rodriguez May 31, his first long ball in 32 games and 116 at-bats since April 23, then went deep again off Anaheim's Bartolo Colon the next night...homered in 3 straight games July 21- 23 for the first time since August 19-22, 2001 with Florida with 5 blasts in that span...was named the American League co-Player of the Week for the week of July 19-25 after batting .583 (14-for-24) with 6 homers, 11 RBI, a .615 on-base percentage and 1.333 slugging percentage in 6 games...shared the honor with Baltimore's Miguel Tejada...had an RBI in 6 straight games from July 21-26 (13 RBI)...August 11 vs. Tampa Bay, matched his career highs with 4 hits and 3 runs...hit safely in a season-best 10 straight games August 9-18...batted .438 (14-for-32) with 10 runs, 2 homers, 5 doubles and 11 RBI during the tear...fell a triple shy of the cycle September 7 at Oakland, clubbing his 99th career home run and matching his career-high with 3 runs scored...crushed his 100th career homer September 15 vs. Tampa Bay as part of a 2-for-4 effort with a double and 2 RBI... September 16 vs. Tampa Bay, went 2-for-4 with a homer, double and 4 RBI (to match his season high) to cap a 3-game series vs. the Devil Rays in which he went 6-for- 11 with 2 homers, 3 doubles and 6 RBI...was the hero September 28 at Tampa Bay, slugging a 2-run homer off Tampa Bay's Danys Baez in the 11th inning to lead the Sox to the 10-8 victory.
IN THE POSTSEASON: Posted a .238 (10-for-42) average with 4 doubles, a home run, 6 RBI, 8 walks and 7 strikeouts in 14 post-season contests as the Red Sox won their first World Championship in 86 years...started the first 12 games of the postseason at first base before David Ortiz played first in Games 3 and 4 of the World Series in St. Louis, where there was no designated hitter...Millar went 3-for-10 (.300) with a homer, 4 RBI and 2 runs scored in the ALDS against the Angels...was 2-for-4 with a homer and 2 RBI in the Red Sox' 9-3 Game 1 win at Angel Stadium...his 2-run homer off Jarrod Washburn gave the Sox a 3-0 lead and ignited a 7-run 4th inning...went 1-for-3 with a run scored in Game 2...batted .250 (6-for-24) with 3 doubles, 2 RBI, 5 walks and 4 runs scored in 7 ALCS games against the Yankees...was 1-for-4 with a 2-run double off Mike Mussina to ignite a 5-run 7th in Game 1...went 2-for-13 in Games 2-5 before a 2-for-4 effort with a double and a run scored in Game 6...added a hit, a walk and a run scored in the pennantclinching Game 7 win in the Bronx...was 1-for-8 with a double and 2 runs scored in 4 games in the World Series vs. St. Louis...started Games 1 and 2 at first base before appearing as a pinch hitter in Games 3 and 4...his lone hit of the Series came in the first inning of Game 1, a double high off the Green Monster off Woody Williams, part of a 4-run inning that got the Sox off and running.2003 Millar begins his 2nd season with the Red Sox after playing for the Marlins from 1998-2002...enters the year a .290 career hitter in 648 big league contests...undrafted out of Lamar University, he made his pro debut with the St. Paul Saints of the independent Northern League in 1993 before signing with the Marlins in '94...Acquired from the Marlins for cash considerations on February 15, 2003, Millar enjoyed his finest major league season in his first Boston campaign...established career bests in virtually every category, including 25 home runs and 96 RBI...also registered personal bests with 148 games, 544 at-bats, 83 runs, 150 hits, 60 walks, 3 stolen bases and 9 sac flies (6th-most in the A.L.)...appeared in 148 games: 101 games (96 starts) at first base, 19 games (12 starts) in left field, and 12 games (10 starts) in right field...Singled in his first Red Sox at-bat March 31 at Tampa Bay, the 1,500th at-bat of his M.L. career...went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, 4 RBI and 2 runs in a 14-5 win April 3 at Tampa Bay...went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run in his April 12 Fenway Park debut vs. Baltimore...drove in 4 in his 2nd career 2-homer game in a 9-1 win June 8 at Milwaukee...hit a 3-run homer in the 3rd and a solo shot in the 8th...drew a career-high 4 walks June 12 vs. St. Louis...matched career highs with 4 hits and 5 RBI in a 10-1 win June 24 vs. Detroit...Posted a .996 fielding percentage at first base, charged with only 4 errors in 943 total chances in 101 games (96 starts)...came within 2 putouts of tying the major league record for putouts by a first baseman in a 9-inning game June 14 vs. Houstonwith Derek Lowe on the hill, Millar had 20the record is 22, shared by 4 American Leaguers (last by Seattles Alvin Davis on May 28, 1988) and a lone National Leaguer (Chicagos Ernie Banks on May 9, 1963)...made one error in 54 total chances in 31 games (26 starts) in the outfield, good for a .981 fielding percentage...had 3 outfield assists, 2 from left field and one from right...The Red Sox went 44-12 (.786) when he drove in a run with wins in 30 of his last 35 games with an RBI...hit .356 (21-for-59) with 6 doubles, a triple, 3 homers and 17 RBI in 16 interleague games...batted .289 with 5 homers vs. lefthanders and .268 with 19 homers vs. righthanders...hit .288 with 10 homers at Fenway Park and .258 with 14 long balls on the road...posted 36 multi-hit games, including 6 games with 3 hits and a 4-hit game...drove in 2 or more runs 26 times, including 5 games with 3 RBI, 3 games with 4 RBI and his 2nd career 5-RBI game June 24 vs. Detroit...hit 7 homers and knocked in 13 runs in 18 games vs. Toronto, and added 5 long balls and 12 RBI in 14 games against Tampa Bay...homered in back-to-back games 3 times: April 17 vs. Tampa Bay and April 18 vs. Toronto, June 7 and June 8 (2 homers) at Milwaukee and July 19-20 vs. Toronto...June was his finest month of the season, as he hit .373 (31-for-83) with 9 doubles, a triple, 5 homers and 24 RBI in 22 games...Appeared in all 12 post-season games against the Athletics and Yankees and hit .240 (12-for-50) with a home run and 3 RBI in his first career playoff action...batted .238 (5-for-21) in the ALDS vs. Oakland...hit .241 (7-for-29) with a homer and 3 RBI in the ALCS against New York...was 2-for-5 with an RBI in Boston's wins in Game 1 and 6...hit a 4th-inning solo homer off Roger Clemens to give Boston a 4-0 lead in Game 7. 2002 Played in 126 games, hitting .306 with a career-high 41 doubles, 16 HR, 57 RBI...Ranked seventh in the N.L. in doubles, the fourth highest total in Marlins history...Tied for 2nd in N.L. with 24 doubles after the All-Star break...Recorded a career-high 25 game hitting streak from 8/24-9/19, the third longest streak in the M.L (45-102, .441)) with 17 doubles, 3 HR and 17 RBI that included 18 multi-hit games...Had career-best six straight multi-hit games from 9/5-10...Reached base safely in 43 straight games from 8/10-9/28 with a .408 on-base pct. and .608 slugging pct....Ranked 8th in N.L. with .333 batting avg. at home...Hit .269 with 17 doubles, 5 HR and 19 RBI in 58 games before the All-Star break; hit .335 with 24 doubles, 11 HR, and 38 RBI in 68 games after the All-Star break...Hit .385 with RISP after 7/1...Recorded a hit in 29 of last 33 games...Raised batting avg. 57 points (from .249 to .306) over last 50 games...Was fifth different Opening Day RF for Fla. in last five years...Placed on D.L. from 5/4-27 with left abdominal strain...Had three-game rehab stint w/Portland (AA) 5/25-27...Had first career multi-HR game 7/15 at NYM...Matched career-high with four hits 9/14 vs. Atl.... Made 110 starts, including 87 in LF, 21 in RF, one at 1B and one at 3B...Acquired by Red Sox from Fla. for cash considerations on 2/15/03. 2001 Became first Marlin to receive two postseason awards from the So. Florida chapter of BWAA in same season as Most Improved Player and Charlie Hough "Good Guy," awarded annually to the player who best fosters positive relations with the media...Set career highs in many offensive categories, including avg. (.314), G (144), H (141), 3B (five), HR (20), RBI (85), R (62) and AB (449)...Had 39 doubles, second on the team...Surpassed his M.L. doubles total entering the season (31)...Led Fla. with a .368 batting avg. (39-106) with RISP, 7th in the N.L....Collected 64 extra-base hits, second on the team... Had 35 multi-hit games and 21 multi-RBI games...Collected season-high four RBI four times...Ranked 12th in N.L. with .320 (81- 253) batting avg. in 73 games after the All-Star break... Hit .306 (60x196) in 71 games prior to the break...Hit 20th HR on 10/2 vs. Mont. off T. Armas...Named N.L.'s Player of the Week for 7/9-15 when he hit .600 (9-15) with two HR and five RBI...Started 111 of Fla.'s final 128 games, splitting time at 1B, 3B, LF and RF...Overall, made 116 starts (65 in RF, 20 in LF, 15 at 1B, 10 at 3B and six as DH)...Led Fla. with a .412 batting avg. (28x68) in Interleague play, ranking 3rd in the M.L....Hit in 16 of 18 Interleague contests, including 8 multi-hit games...Had 12-game hitting streak from 8/27- 9/7 and hit .395 (17-43) with four HR, two doubles, one triple, and nine RBI... Hit in 20 of 21 games from 8/17-9/7...Hit first two grand slams of career (6/23 vs. Phil, A. Telemaco; 9/4 vs. CHC, J. Lieber)...Combined for a .993 fielding pct., including errorless apps. at 1B (123 TC), 3B (16 TC) and LF (50 TC). 2000 Set then career highs with 14 HR and 123 games, including 62 starts..Set new career high with four hits in Fla.'s'4-3 win over R. Johnson and Ariz.7/ 30...Started 62 games, including 31 at 1B, 12 at 3B, 13 in LF and six as DH...Hit safely in 12 of last 17 starts from 7/18-10/1, hitting .305 (18-59) with six HR, eight doubles and 14 RBI...Hit .375 (12-32) with two HR and six RBI in 20 games in July...Began season as Fla's Opening Day 1B after hitting .400 (22- 55) with a team-high five HR and 13 RBI in Spring Training. 1999 Reached base by hit or walk in first 18 M.L. games, including one game in 1998 and first 17 of 1999...Finished 5th in N.L. with .367 batting avg. with RISP...Had career-high five RBI 7/3 after two three-RBI games...Had contract purchased 5/21 from Calgary (AAA) and had double, triple, two RBI and run scored that night vs. Pitts...Hit two-out, two-strike, three-run, inside-the-park HR for game-winner in 9th of 6-5 win 5/24 at CHC, his first M.L. homer (off R. Aguilera)...Had 9-game hit streak from 7/23-31 (.455, 15- 33)...Played 36 G at Calgary (.301, 7 HR, 26 RBI)...Extended his streak of reaching base safely to 72 straight pro games from 7/11/ 97-4/19/99...Included final 46 games in 1997 at Portland (AA), one in 1998 with Fla., 14 in 1998 at Charlotte (AAA) and 11 in 1999 with Calgary...Streak was snapped 4/25 at Albuquerque...Hit .342 (94-275) over the 72-game streak. 1998 Contract purchased from Charlotte (AAA) 4/7...Made M.L. debut 4/11 at Pitts. as a PH and walked vs. F. Cordova in his first plate app....Stayed in game defensively and singled off R. Loiselle to lead off 9th inng. in first official AB...Made first start on 4/19 at Arizona...Fractured bone in left wrist while fouling off a ball in his first at-bat...Placed on D.L. on 4/20... Transferred to emergency D.L. 7/28...Played in 14 games at Charlotte from 6/14- 28 while on injury rehab assign. and hit .326 with four HR and 15 RB I...Hit grand slam in first game 6/14 vs. Columbus and hit four HR and 13 RBI in his first 5 G...Reached base safely in all 14 games. 1997 Named the Eastern Lg. Player of the Year and the Marlins Organizational Hitter of the Year...Came within five HR of becoming the fifth triple crown winner in the Eastern Lg.'s 75 seasons...Led the league in batting avg. (.342), RBI (131), hits (175), total bases (309), extra-base hits (68), doubles (34), on-base pct. (.423), assists (93), and double plays turned (116)...His 131 RBI were seven short of the league record set by Binghamton's Ken Harrelson in 1962...Named the MVP of the Eastern Lg. All-Star team..Hit safely in 18 straight games from 7/18-8/6...Reached base safely by hit or walk in 25 consecutive games from 4/25-5/21. 1996 Ranked fourth in the Eastern Lg. in hitting with a .318 average. 1995 Twice named Florida State League Player of the Week (6/19-25; 8/28- 9/1)...Tied for third in league with 32 doubles...Ranked fourth in the league in total bases (207)...Played for Navojoa in the Mexican Winter League. 1994 Selected to Midwest Lg. All-Star Game and Postseason All-Star Team...Led lg. with 240 total bases, finished second with 56 extra- base hits and seventh with a .302 batting avg. 1993 Played for the St. Paul Saints of the independent Northern League.