Travis Reynolds Lee...makes his off-season home in Henderson, NV with wife, Andrea Clark, and son, Dane...a 1993
graduate of Capital (WA) High in Olympia...attended San Diego State University...there earned the 1996 Golden
Spikes Award as the nation's top collegiate baseball player...was the 1B for Team USA in the 1996 Olympic Games in
Atlanta...hit .382 during the tournament, and .427 during pre-Olympic tour...set a USA Baseball single-season record
for most home runs with 17...committed only 2 errors in 350 total chances...Travis's brother Taber was a third-round
selection of Pittsburgh in 2002, and split the 2006 season with Triple-A Indianapolis and Double-A Altoona.2006In final season with TBR, was the top fielding 1B in MLB with a .998 fielding percentage (2 errors in 916 total chances)...
offensively, batted just .224 with 11 home runs and 31 RBI in 114 games...was released by TBR on September 11...
batted only .197 in 71 games before the All-Star break, but rebounded in the 2nd half by hitting .264 in 43 games...
belted 4 homers in the season's first 10 games, including 3rd career Opening Day homer, a 2-run shot off Rodrigo
Lopez at BAL...became the 3rd Ray in franchise history to hit at least 3 homers in the season's first week, joining Greg
Vaughn (2000) and Jorge Cantu (2005)...after initial surge, went homerless in his next 56 games or 176 at-bats...hit 7
homers in final 38 games with the D-Rays...7 of his 11 homers came off lefthanders...before '06, had not gone deep off
a southpaw since Aug. 11, 2003 vs. BAL (Eric DuBose)...batted .329 with 3 homers when leading off an inning.
Game-By-Game Highlights: 7th-inning solo home run on April 9 at TOR tied the score at 2-2 (TBR eventually won,
5-2)...posted a season-high 3 hits, April 12 vs. BAL...last appearance before September 11 release was as a defensive replacement on September 1 vs. SEA.2005Re-signed with the Rays after being limited to just 7 games with the Yankees in 2004
(left shoulder surgery)...Was the Rays' first baseman against right-handed pitching and a primary pinch-hitter...Season was a tale of two halves...started slow batting just .240 at the break with 2 HR and
19 RBI...hit to a .306 clip in the second half with 10 HR and 30 RBI...Nine of those 10 second-half homers came in a 25-game stretch from July 31 to Sep 3...Hit all 12 of his home runs off righties...Did not hit his first HR until June 13 vs. Milwaukee (Ricky Bottalico), the first pinch-hit HR of his career...came in his 135th AB of the season...was his first HR since Sep 27, 2003 for the Rays at Tropicana Field off Boston's Jeff Suppan...Led all AL pinch-hitters with a club-record successful 10 hits...was also tops with 7 RBI...he and TEX David Dellucci were the only AL players with two pinch-hit home runs...His 2nd pinch-hit HR, a 9th-inning blast Aug. 14 at CLE (Bob Wickman), provided the game's
lone run...It was only the 3rd time in major league history a 1-0 game was decided by a
pinch-hit home run...His .476 pinch hit average was the highest by a major leaguer (min. 20 AB's) since
Philadelphia's Alex Arias (.545) in 1999 and the best by an American Leaguer since KC's
Kevin Seitzer (.550) in 1991...Belted his 100th career home run Aug. 26 vs. LAA (Kevin Gregg)...Had 24 RBI in his last 33 games from Aug. 22 (season-high 4 RBI Aug. 24 vs. CLE)...had just 25 on the SEASON before that...Hit a team-best .368 in August (28-76)...Committed just 4 errors on the season and tied the White Sox' Paul Konerko (.996) for the
3rd-best percentage among AL first basemen behind TEX Mark Teixeira (.998) and LAA Darin Erstad (.997)...Made his first error on June 19 vs. St. Louis after going 170 games without...was actually just 8 games shy of the AL record for consecutive errorless games by first basemen - Mike Hegan went 178 consecutive games with Milwaukee and Oakland from 1970-73...Rays were one strike from their 6th straight loss when he hit an 0-2 pitch from Toronto's
Miguel Batista over the right field fence to give the Rays the 3-2 win on Sep 3 at Rogers
Centre...was the first time a Ray hit a 2-out, 2-strike pitch for a game-winning HR in the final
inning...Gave the Rays the 6-5 "walk-off" win Sep 11 over Toronto with a fielder's choice...was his 4th
"walk-off" RBI as a Devil Ray tying Fred McGriff and John Flaherty for the most in club history...His triple May 27 vs. Seattle banged off the "B" ring catwalk (which is in play), just the 14th
fair ball in 8 seasons to hit off the second ring from the top...Was the club's top hitter at Tropicana Field in 2005 at .312 (62-199)...Spent a stint on the DL May 2-19, with a strained right groin, missing 16 games...was
batting .299 at time of the injury...Signed with the Devil Rays on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 6), exactly two years to the day he signed his first contract with the club.2004After the Rays and Lee mutually agreed that the option in his contract for 2004 would not be
exercised on Oct 30, 2003, Lee signed with the Yankees on March 2, 2004...Suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder and made two trips to the disabled list...Appeared in only 7 games (4 starts) all season...Was first placed on the DL on March 29 and returned to active duty on April 17.Two weeks later (May 1) he returned to the DL and underwent season-ending surgery on May 11...The surgery was performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum.2003Started 141 games at first base for the Rays in 2003- 3rd most in the AL- and had the 2nd
highest fielding percentage among major league first basemen just behind Chicago's Paul
Konerko (.9979 to .9977). Led the Rays in walks (64) and was 2nd in on-base pct. (.348),
doubles (37), home runs (19) and extra base hits (59)...His 37 doubles were a career-high...
Drove in 26 game-tying or go-ahead runs, tied with Rocco Baldelli for 2nd most on the
club...Had 59 extra base hits, only 3 American League first basemen had more...The Rays' 10 "walk-off" wins were 2nd most in the AL and Lee was responsible for driving home the winning run in three of them...Only Fred McGriff - with 3 in 2000 - has produced that many walk-off RBI in one season for the Rays...Batted a club-high .344 (31-90) in July, the Rays' first ever winning mark that month...Had a career-high 12-game hit streak Sep 2-13 when he batted .314 (11/35)...Was on the DL from April 14-28 (strained right oblique)... Injury occurred April 13 at New York...Missed 13 games.2002His .996 fielding % (1343 TC, 6 E) in 2002 with Philadelphia was 3rd-best among NL 1st
basemen...Did not make his first error until June 18 vs. CWS, 67th game of the season.2001Reached career highs in G (157), R (75), 2B (34), RBI (90) and BB (71) ... Tied for 8th in NL in sacrifice flies (9) ... Hit 2 HR, May 11 at ARI (first game at Bank One Ballpark since being traded) ... Hit GW, 2-out, 0-2, 3-run HR off Ugueth Urbina in 9th inning May 25 vs. MTL ... Had 2 season-high 9-game hit streaks, June 10-20 (.432, 16-37, 3 HR, 8 RBI) and July 19-27 (.400, 12-30, 1 HR, 6 RBI) ... Hit 2 GW HR (9th and 10th inn) during a 3-game series at BAL, July 6-8 ... Hit .297 (30-101), 7 2B, 3 HR, 15 RBI in July ... Had season-high 4 RBI, Aug 11 vs. LA and Aug 14 at MIL ... Hit 1st grand slam of season (3rd career) in 1st inning, Aug. 11 vs. LA (Eric Gagne) ... Went 4-for-4, 2 HR, Sept. 23 vs. FLA; 2nd HR was game-tying shot in 9th ... Ranked 3rd among NL 1st basemen with a .996 fielding %, but ranked 2nd in putouts (1332) and 4th in total chances (1413) ... MISC: Has 41 steals in 53 attempts (77%) in his career.2000Began season with ARI, playing mostly RF ... Placed on DL May 25, with a strained right groin ... Hit .200 in 3 rehab games with El Paso (AA) ... Reinstated from DL, June 9 ... Last game for ARI was July 15 vs. TEX ... Optioned to Tucson, July 16 ... Hit safely in last 5 games at Tucson, .526 (10-19) ... Went 5-for-5 on July 24 vs. Memphis ... Traded to PHI with three others, July 26, for Curt Schilling ... Made PHI debut July 28 vs. LA, entering LF in top of 6th inn ... Had season-high 4 RBI, Aug. 6 at COL ... Hit 1st HR as a Phillie, Sept. 21 vs. NYM ... Had a season-high 4 hits (and 2 2B), Sept 27 at CHC ... Made 52 starts for Phils, 43 at 1st base, 9 in LF.1999Led all NL 1st basemen in fielding % (.997) ... Hit first career grand slam, April 12 vs. LA (Chan Ho Park); 3rd career 5-RBI game ... Hit 2nd grand slam, May 18 at SF (Rich Rodriguez) ... Stole all 17 bases before All-Star break; did not attempt a steal in 2nd half ... Scored at least one run (17 total) in 11 straight games, May 30-June 9 ... Had 3rd 2-HR game of career, June 7 vs. CHC ... Had 0-30 drought, July 18-Aug. 2 ... Severely sprained his left ankle during batting practice at Bank One Ballpark on Aug. 15, disabling him through Sept. 9 ... Played 1st ML game in outfield Sept 25 at SF ... Due to injury, he was not on Division Series roster.1998Made jump to majors after just one season in the minors ... Finished 3rd in NL Rookie of the Year balloting behind Kerry Wood and Todd Helton ... Led NL rookies in walks (67); finished 2nd in HR (22), on-base % (.346) and total bases (241); 3rd in runs (71), hits (151), multi-hit games (40) and slugging % (.429) ... Had 1st major league hit March 31 vs. COL's Darryl Kile - 1st in Diamondbacks history ... Hit 1st ML HR in same game (Kile) in 6th - 1st HR, RBI and run in Diamondbacks history ... Hit 2 HR twice, June 13 vs. STL and June 26 vs. SEA ... Had 5 RBI twice, June 13 vs. STL and Sept. 14 vs. SF ... Strained left groin during rundown July 24 at LA ... On DL July 25-Aug. 8 ... His 3 errors were 2nd-lowest total among NL 1st basemen, behind only J.T. Snow.