Ricardo Alberto Ledee...he and his wife, Theresa Kokinakos have two sons, Ricardo, Jr. (1/12/98) and Daniel (10/5/00) and a daughter, Teresa Paola (8/15/02)...is a 1990 graduate of Colonel Nuestra Sonora de Valvanera High School in Puerto Rico, where he played baseball, basketball and volleyball...played Little League and American Legion baseball...appeared in Universal Studios' "For Love of the Game" in 1999, a movie featuring Kevin Costner and Kelly Preston, as well as current Dodger Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully...his late father, Antonio, was the lead singer in one of Puerto Rico's top salsa bands before his death in 1985...enjoys training Paso Fino horses as a hobby...originally signed by Yankee scout G. Santiago.2007His contract was selected by the Mets from New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on June 8th...Was designated for
assignment on July 8th and outrighted back to New Orleans on July 11th...Made nine starts for New York in leftfield...Had his only home run of the season, a solo shot in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins' Juan Rincon June 18th at home...Had three games with two hits, June 9th at Detroit, June 18th vs. Minnesota and July 5th at Houston...At New Orleans he had 16 games with two hits, five games with three hits and one contest with four hits, April 24th vs.
Alburquerque.2006Claimed off waivers from the Dodgers in August, Ledee was expected to provide some pop in the lineup as a quality pinch-hitter, but he was unable to meet expectations. Ledee had a single in four at-bats in his second game with the Mets, but then had only two hits in 22 at-bats the rest of the season. Ledee did smack a pinch-hit homer against the Nationals in the seventh inning on Sept. 22.2005Appeared in 102 games for the Dodgers, the third-highest total of his career while compiling a career-high .278 batting average ... Ranked second on the team with 35 pinch-hit at-bats and led the team with 11 pinch-hits ... His .314 average off the bench (11-for-35) was the sixth-highest of any player in the Major Leagues with 25 or more pinch-hit at-bats ... Battled a strained left hamstring throughout the season that sent him to the disabled list from June 5-July 8 and caused him to miss numerous other games ... Led the Dodgers with six sacrifice flies ... Batted .286 (62-for-217) against right-handed pitchers ... Hit .278 (32-for-115) with 36 RBI with runners on base...hit .500 (4-for-8) with 11 RBI with the bases loaded ... Hit .321 (35-for-109) with two homers and 23 RBI on the road ... Registered a season-high seven game
hitting streak from May 3-10, during which he went 10-for-25 ... Was the Dodgers' Opening Day
starting left fielder on April 5 at San
Francisco and had a single, his first hit as a Dodger, in three at-bats ... Hit his first Dodger homer on April 16 vs. San Diego, a solo shot off Rudy Seanez that snapped a 47-game homerless streak for him, dating back to July 21, 2004 vs. Florida while with Philadelphia ... Singled to start ninth-inning rally on April 19 at Milwaukee in which the Dodgers overcame a six-run deficit
for the first time since 1999 ... Made a fielding error on May 31 vs. Chicago, his first error of the season and just his second error since the start of the 2002 season ... On July 10 at Houston, made a leaping catch against the wall in right field to rob Orlando Palmeiro of an extrabase hit...on the next play, threw out Jason Lane trying to score from second base on a single, his first outfield assist of the season ... Batted cleanup for the second time in his career on July 17 vs. SF (last time: Sept. 24, 2000 vs. Anaheim) ... Hit a game-tying three-run homer on July 31 vs. St. Louis in the bottom of the eighth inning.2004Was acquired by San Francisco from Philadelphia with minor league right-hander Alfredo Simon in exchange for right-hander Felix Rodriguez on July 30 ... Combined to hit .233 with seven homers and 30 RBI between the two teams ... Hit at .285 clip (35-for-123) with seven home runs and 26 RBI in 73 games with Phillies, but was just 6-for-53 (.113)
with four RBI in 31 contests with Giants ... Was among top pinch-hitters in the National League, tying for 16th in hits (11) and ranking fifth with 11 RBI ... Posted second career multi-homer game, while matching career high with five RBI in 11-6 victory on June 11 at Minnesota ... Was on the disabled list from June 23-July 8 while recovering from surgery to repair an intestinal problem.2003Logged 100 games for just the second time in career, playing in 121 contests for the Phillies ... Matched career high with 13 homers while batting .247 with 15 doubles, two triples and 46 RBI ... Belted a three-run homer in the fourth inning on April 13 at Cincinnati, capping the highest-scoring inning in ... Phillies' franchise history (13 runs) ... Homered in the first inning of Kevin Millwood's no-hitter on April 27 vs. San Francisco to account for only run of game, then caught the contest's final out ... Became the ninth player in Major League history to homer in a 1-0 no-hitter, the fifth since 1953 and first since Atlanta's Terry Pendleton went deep on Sept. 11, 1991 ... Hammered his third and fourth leadoff homers in consecutive starts on Aug. 15 vs. St. Louis and Aug. 26 at Montreal ... Tied for third in the National League with two pinch-hit clouts ... Posted second-straight errorless campaign while recording a career-high five outfield assists.2002Signed free agent deal with Philadelphia Jan. 29 and played in 96 games during inaugural NL campaign...although he had only .205 avg. as pinch-hitter, tied for senior circuit lead with 3 pinch homers and tied for 3rd in league with 10 RBI...in fact, belted walk-off, pinch-clout May 8 off Houston's Nelson Cruz...3 pinch homers were most by Phillie since Tony Longmire also collected 3 in 1995...was hitting just .190 before career-high 4-hit start in CF June 24 at Florida (3 runs, 2 2Bs and 2 RBI)...following that game, was moved into CF platoon role and hit .260 (38-for-146) with .390 on-base pct. for remainder of season...walked 15 times over 11-game span July 5-22, including career-high 4 free passes July 6 vs. Montreal...homered in back-to-back pinch-hit appearances, July 31 vs. SF (off Ryan Jensen) and Aug. 3 vs. LA (off Kevin Beirne)...clubbed 2nd career leadoff HR Aug. 30 at Shea Stadium, going deep off Mets' Pedro Astacio...played winter ball for Bayamon, Puerto Rico.2001Opened 1st full season with Texas on Disabled List after tearing tendons behind his left knee during March 10 Spring Training contest vs. Baltimore...underwent knee surgery April 13...made 4 rehab starts for double-A Oklahoma City before being activated June 13...played in 78 games rest of way, including 62 starts...drove in 18 runs over 15-game stretch July 28-Aug. 11...stole home on front end of double steal Sept. 23 vs. Anaheim...rapped out career-high 21 doubles...played for Bayamon, Puerto Rico during winter ball.2000Compiled career-best power numbers despite playing for three teams (Yankees, Indians and Rangers) ... Combined to set career standards in games (137), at-bats (467), runs (59), hits (110), triples (5) homers (13) and RBI (77) ... Hammered first career leadoff homer on June 5 at Montreal (off Dustin Hermanson) ... Was traded to Cleveland on June 29 and logged just 17 games in an Indians' uniform before being dealt to Texas on July 28 ... First homer for the Rangers was a grand slam on Aug. 12 vs. Boston (off Tim Wakefield), as he tied career-high with five RBI in contest.1999Made 1st Opening Day start of career, getting opening nod in CF for defending World Champion Yankees April 5 at Oakland...was optioned to triple-A Columbus May 9 after batting just .200 over his 1st 16 games...was recalled June 24 and hit at .293 clip (60-for-205) rest of way...compiled career-high 9-game hitting steak Aug. 8-19, going 16-for-36 (.444) with 2 HRs and 11 RBI...hit 1st career grand slam (off Brad Radke) and tied career-high with 5 RBI Aug. 20 at Minnesota...legged out 1st inside-the-park HR by New York player since 1990, circling bases Aug. 29 vs. Seattle...played in 6 games during New York's run to World Series title, going 4-for-18 (.222) with HR and 5 RBI...delivered big hit in Yanks' 6-run 9th inning that sealed 9-2 victory in Game 4 of ALCS at Boston, belting 3-run HR off Rod Beck.1998Was recalled by Yankees June 11 and concluded rookie season as post season hero for World Champs...singled in 1st ML at-bat (off Jaret Wright), June 14 at Cleveland...belted 1st big league homer June 15 at Baltimore, tagging Scott Erickson for 3-run clout...optioned back to Columbus July 18, but rejoined Yankees Sept. 8...finished 2nd on Columbus club with 19 HRs...was added to New York's post season roster and hit .400 (6-for-15) in 7 games...did not play against Texas in ALDS and was 0-for-5 against Cleveland in ALCS, but excelled in Yankees' 4-game sweep of San Diego in World Series...went 6-for-10 (.600) against Padres for 3rd-highest avg. ever for player participating in all games of Fall Classic and best for any rookie...became 1st Yankees rookie outfielder to start World Series game since Tom Tresh in 1962...immediately delivered, drilling 2-rundouble off Padres' Kevin Brown in 1st-ever Fall Classic at-bat...was rated 6th-best prospect in Yankees organization by Baseball America.1997Spent majority of injury-riddled season with Columbus, batting .306 with 10 HRs and 39 RBI in 43 games...played winter ball for San Juan, Puerto Rico, hitting .315 with 9 HRs and 24 RBI...tabbed as New York's 2nd-best prospect by Baseball America.1996Was named Yankees Minor League Player of Year...combined for .305 avg. with 29 HRs and 101 RBI in 135 games for double-A Norwich and Columbus...was named Eastern League Player of Month for May after batting .324 with 3 HRs and 20 RBI...was leading Eastern League with .365 avg. when promoted to Columbus May 22...finished 5th in International League in runs (79) and slugging pct. (.533), while tying for 2nd on Columbus club with 21 clouts...earned IL Player of Week honors for Aug. 19-25, hitting at .400 clip with 3 HRs and 7 RBI in 7 games.1995Spent entire season with single-A Greensboro, batting .269 with 16 2Bs, 6 3Bs, 14 HRs and 49 RBI...was named South Atlantic League Player of Week for July 2-8.1994Was among SAL's top hitters in 1st season with Greensboro...ranked among league leaders in walks (T2nd - 91), extra-base hits (T3rd - 54), triples (T4th - 9) and total bases (5th - 228)...SAL All-Star finished with .250 avg., 23 2Bs, 22 HRs and 71 RBI...spent winter ball campaign with Ponce, Puerto Rico.1993Logged only season for single-A Oneonta...tied for 2nd in New York-Penn League with 6 triples, while ranking 4th with .479 slugging pct....played winter ball for Ponce, Puerto Rico.1992Hit .229 with 2 HRs and 23 RBI in 3rd season with Yankees' affiliate in Gulf Coast League.1991Was .267 hitter during 2nd campaign in rookie ball.1990Began professional career in rookie-level Gulf Coast League, playing in just 19 games while batting .108 in 37 at-bats.