Eric Chavez #3

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  • 6' 1" /215

Eric Chavez MLB Career Stats

5518 .268 260 902 50 .818

Eric Chavez Bio

  • Full Name: Eric Cesar Chavez
  • Born: 12/7/1977 in Los Angeles, CA
  • Draft: 1996, Oakland Athletics, 1st rd. (10th overall)
  • High School: Mount Carmel, San Diego, CA
  • Debut: 5/8/1995
  • Last Game: 6/8/2014
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MLB Career Stats 5518 816 1477 260 902 50 .268 .342 .818


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Eric Chavez Stats

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Eric Chavez Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
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Eric Chavez Statcast Events


Eric Chavez Awards

AL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
2002 Oakland AL

Rawlings AL Gold Glove

Year Team League
2001 Oakland AL
2002 Oakland AL
2003 Oakland AL
2004 Oakland AL
2005 Oakland AL
2006 Oakland AL

AL Player of the Month

Month Team League
09/2001 Oakland AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/25/2002 Oakland AL
06/06/2005 Oakland AL

Athletics Dave Stewart Service Award

Year Team League
2004 Oakland AL

Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year

Year Team

SOU Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
1998 Huntsville SOU

Eric Chavez Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2001 .288 23rd in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2001 32 12th in AL
2002 34 7th in AL
2003 29 14th in AL
2004 29 14th in AL
2005 27 16th in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2001 114 10th in AL
2002 109 9th in AL
2003 101 16th in AL
2005 101 12th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2001 .878 18th in AL
2002 .860 18th in AL
2003 .864 22nd in AL
2004 .898 13th in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2004 .397 5th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2001 .540 13th in AL
2002 .513 15th in AL
2003 .514 20th in AL
2004 .501 20th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2003 94 18th in AL
2005 92 21st in AL


Season BB Rank
2004 95 1st in AL
2006 84 11th in AL


Season H Rank
2003 166 25th in AL
2005 168 23rd in AL


Season 2B Rank
2001 43 4th in AL
2003 39 10th in AL
2005 40 8th in AL


Season 3B Rank
2003 5 20th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2002 153 22nd in AL
2003 156 19th in AL
2005 160 8th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2002 585 21st in AL
2003 588 21st in AL
2005 625 12th in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2002 653 25th in AL
2003 654 25th in AL
2005 694 12th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2001 298 17th in AL
2002 300 12th in AL
2003 302 13th in AL
2005 291 18th in AL


Season SO Rank
2002 119 15th in AL
2005 129 6th in AL

Eric Chavez Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
July 30, 2014 3B Eric Chavez retired.
June 29, 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks transferred 3B Eric Chavez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Sprained left knee
June 9, 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks placed 3B Eric Chavez on the 15-day disabled list. Sprained left knee
December 20, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks signed free agent 3B Eric Chavez.
August 26, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks activated 3B Eric Chavez from the 15-day disabled list.
August 22, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks sent 3B Eric Chavez on a rehab assignment to AZL D-backs.
August 11, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks placed 3B Eric Chavez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 10, 2013. Left knee strain.
June 28, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks activated 3B Eric Chavez from the 15-day disabled list.
June 24, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks sent 3B Eric Chavez on a rehab assignment to Reno Aces.
May 31, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks placed 3B Eric Chavez on the 15-day disabled list. Right oblique strain.
December 8, 2012 Arizona Diamondbacks signed free agent 3B Eric Chavez.
November 3, 2012 3B Eric Chavez elected free agency.
May 11, 2012 New York Yankees activated 3B Eric Chavez from the 7-day disabled list.
May 3, 2012 New York Yankees placed 3B Eric Chavez on the 7-day disabled list. concussion
October 30, 2011 3B Eric Chavez elected free agency.
July 26, 2011 New York Yankees activated 3B Eric Chavez from the 60-day disabled list.
July 19, 2011 sent 3B Eric Chavez on a rehab assignment to Tampa Yankees.
June 8, 2011 New York Yankees transferred 3B Eric Chavez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
May 6, 2011 New York Yankees placed 3B Eric Chavez on the 15-day disabled list. Broken left foot.
March 28, 2011 New York Yankees selected the contract of Eric Chavez from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
February 11, 2011 New York Yankees signed free agent 3B Eric Chavez to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
February 10, 2011 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees signed free agent Eric Chavez.
November 7, 2010 DH Eric Chavez elected free agency.
August 23, 2010 sent 3B Eric Chavez on a rehab assignment to AZL Athletics.
July 7, 2010 Oakland Athletics transferred DH Eric Chavez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
May 22, 2010 Oakland Athletics placed DH Eric Chavez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 21, 2010. Neck spasms.
November 6, 2009 Oakland Athletics activated 3B Eric Chavez from the 60-day disabled list.
May 19, 2009 Oakland Athletics transferred 3B Eric Chavez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
May 1, 2009 Oakland Athletics placed 3B Eric Chavez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 25, 2009. Strained right forearm.

Eric Cesar Chavez Bio Info

Eric Cesar Chavez...Married to Alexandra...has 3 children: Diego, Dolce and Cruz...Is a 1996 graduate of Mount Carmel (San Diego, Calif.) High School...was a 2-time Baseball America High School All-America selection...Supports former Major League pitcher Dave Stewart's Ante Up for Autism event...served as a member of the Oakland Action Team, a national youth volunteer initiative administered by Major League Baseball.


Batted .281 (64-for-228) with 14 doubles, 9 homers and 44 RBI in 80 games in his fi rst season with the D-backs... Led all third basemen (min. 50 G) with a .993 fielding percentage (1 E)... Averaged 1 RBI per 5.18 at-bats, his best mark since 2001 (4.84)... 1,500th career game played on April 17 @ Yankees... 250th career home run on April 22 @ Giants... Stolen base on May 7 @ Dodgers was his fi rst since June 24, 2007 @ Mets... On 15-day disabled list from May 31-June 28 with a strained right oblique... On 15-day disabled list with a strained left knee from Aug. 11 (retro to Aug. 10) to Aug. 26... Collected fifth career walk-off hit on Aug. 31 vs. Giants (single off Sandy Rosario), snapping an 0-for-17 streak.

2012 Hit .281 (78-for-278) with 12 doubles, 16 home runs and 37 RBI in 113 games with New York-AL...His 16 homers were 14 more than his 2011 total and 11 more than his output from 2008-11 combined (5)...113 games were the most since 2006 with Oakland (137)...Homered every 17.38 at-bats, his best mark since 2004 (16.38)...Made 64 appearances at third base (50 starts) and 10 at first (6 starts)...hit .307 (59-for-192) with 12 homers at first and third base, compared to .278 (15-for-54) with 3 homers as designated hitter...On 7-day concussion disabled list from May 3-11 after sustaining whiplash and concussion symptoms while diving for J.J. Hardy's double on May 2 vs. Orioles (removed in the middle of his at-bat the following inning)...Batted .333 (27-for-81) with 5 home runs and 12 RBI in 28 games while Alex Rodriguez was on the 15-day disabled list from July 25-Sept. 2...Hit back-to-back home runs with Mark Teixeira on Aug. 9 @ Tigers, the first pair of Yankees teammates to do so in the eighth inning or later on the road to first tie the game and then take the lead since Aug. 24, 1955 @ Tigers (Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle)...POSTSEASON: Was hitless in a combined 16 at-bats, going 0-for-8 in the ALDS vs. Orioles and 0-for-8 in the ALCS vs. Tigers. 2011 Hit .263 (42-for-160) with 16R, 7 doubles, 2HR, 26RBI and 14BB in 58 games (33 starts at 3B, five starts at DH and two at 1B) with the Yankees ... batted .316 (6-for-19) with 5 doubles with 3RBI as a DH and .262 (33-for-126) with 2HR and 20RBI as a 3B ... went 3-for-11 (.273) with 2RBI as a pinch-hitter. ... Did not make an error during the regular season, handling 86TC at 3B and 13TC at 1B without a miscue ... was the only player to appear in at least 40 games at 3B without an error. ... Batted .415 (17-for-41) with 22RBI with runners in scoring position. ... Appeared on his 12th career Opening Day roster, fi rst with the Yankees ... made his Yankees debut in 4/2 win vs. Detroit, going 0-for-1 after entering the game defensively in the eighth at 3B. ... Made his fi rst start of the year in 4/9 win at Boston, going 3-for-5 with 1R, 2 doubles and 1RBI as DH ... collected his fi rst hit as a Yankee with his second-inning double ... marked his fi rst three-hit game since 6/15/08 at San Francisco (w/ Oakland) and tied a career high in doubles (18th time, fi rst since 5/8/07 at Kansas City w/ Oakland). ... Hit go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning of 4/17 win vs. Texas, going 2-for-4 with 1R and 1RBI ... became the fi rst Yankees third baseman other than Alex Rodriguez with a tie-breaking hit in the eighth inning or later (regular or postseason) since Aaron Boone¡¦s 11th-inning "walk-off" home run vs. Boston in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS (credit: Elias). ... Left the Yankees¡¦ 5/5 loss at Detroit with a left foot injury while legging out a triple (his first triple since 6/9/07 at San Francisco) in the fourth inning ... returned to New York for X-rays and was placed on the 15-day disabled list the next day with a small fracture in the fi fth metatarsal in his left foot ... was transferred to the 60-day D.L. on 6/8 ... Appeared in six rehab games (three starts at 3B and three starts at DH) with Single-A Tampa, batting .333 (7-for-21) with 4R, 2 doubles, 1HR, 3RBI and 2BB ... was returned from rehab and reinstated from the 60-day disabled list on 7/25 (missed 71 team games). ... In 41 games after coming back from the disabled list, batted .252 (32-for-127) with 11R, 5 doubles, 2HR and 20RBI ... hit safely in 22 of those games with nine multi-hit contests. ... Hit two-run HR, his first as a Yankee, and was 3-for-6 with 4RBI in 8/3 win at Chicago-AL ... was his first home run since 5/11/10 at Texas, snapping a 73AB homerless stretch ... had at least 4RBI in a game for the fi rst time since 5/10/07 at Kansas City. ... Was 2-for-4 in 8/23 loss vs. Oakland in his first career game against his former club ... snapped an 0-for-11 stretch with a second-inning single. ... Attended spring training with the Yankees as a non-roster invitee, batting .395 (17-for-43) with 5R, 4 doubles, 1HR and 4RBI in 18 games ... led the team in batting average (min. 35AB) and was tied for second in hits. ... was signed to a Major League contract and selected to the 25-man roster on 3/28. 2010 Limited to just 33 games (.234, 1HR, 10RBI) after landing on the disabled list on 5/22 with neck spasms, marking his fourth straight season with a stint on the D.L...had a one-game rehab assignment with the Arizona Rookie League Athletics on 8/23 (1-for-3) but would not play again for the remainder of the season...made his 11th Opening Day start on 4/5 vs. Seattle, tying Jimmy Dykes for second most in Athletics franchise history 2009 Had season-ending surgery for the third consecutive season, appearing in just eight games before having microdiscectomy surgery on his back June 23...the surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles and it was his fifth surgery since Sept. 5, 2007, the second on his back (Oct. 9, 2007)... has also had three shoulder surgeries (Aug. 13, 2008; Nov. 16, 2007; Sept. 5, 2007)...appeared in just 23 games in 2008 and 90 in 2007 for a total of 121 games over the last three years...has a .233 batting average, 17 home runs and 61 RBI over that span...went 3 for 30 (.100) with one RBI in eight games in 2009...appeared in just 11 games during Spring Training as he continued rehabbing from shoulder surgery...was on the A's Opening Day roster for the 10th time in the last 11 years...made his Athletics record 10th career Opening Day start at third base April 6 at Los Angeles...the previous record was nine by Sal Bando and Carney the eighth Athletic to make 10 or more Opening Day starts at any position, the second Oakland Athletic (Rickey Henderson, 12)...was 0 for his last 15 when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list May 1 retroactive to April 25 with a strained right forearm...had back spasms May 10 and an MRI May 11 revealed a bulging disk in his back...was transferred to the 60-day DL May was his sixth career stint on the DL, his fourth in the last three years. 2008 Was limited to just 23 games in 2008 and has now played just 113 games over the last two seasons...missed the first two months of the season rehabbing from off-season back surgery and played a little over a month before going on the disabled list for a second time on July 2 with a right shoulder inflammation...had season ending surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder on August was his fourth surgery in less than a year as he had three surgeries over a 10-week span in late 2007...batted .247 with two home runs and 14 RBI in his limited time with Oakland...was 8 for 24 (.333) against left-handed pitching and 14 for 65 (.215) against right-handers...went 8 for 17 (.471) with runners in scoring position after batting .203 with RISP over the previous two seasons...was 0 for 3 with the bases loaded and is 11 for 67 (.164) with one grand slam with the bases loaded over his last six years after hitting four grand slams in his first four seasons...hit .234 with two strikes in the count and had 11 of his 22 hits for the season in that situation...committed one error in 15 games at third base for a .978 fielding percentage and also batted .129 (4 for 31) in eight games at designated hitter...the A's won both of the games in which he homered in 2008 and are now 162-52 (.757) when he homers in his career. 2007 Appeared in just 90 games as he spent the final two months of the season on the disabled list...those were the fewest games played of his nine full seasons in the Majors...was placed on the DL on August 3 retroactive to July 27 with lower back spasms but ended up having surgery to repair a torn labrum on his right shoulder on September 5...also had microdiscectomy surgery on his back on October 9...hit a career low .240, marking the fourth consecutive season his average has decreased...also had career lows in at bats (341), runs (43), hits (82), RBI (46), walks (34) and on-base percentage (.306) and matched his low in doubles (21) and total bases (152)...his 15 home runs were his fewest since 1999 when he had 13...the six-time American League Gold Glove Award winner committed just six errors in 88 games at third base for a .9751 fielding percentage...did not qualify for the league leaders but his percentage was second best among AL third basemen with 81 or more games (Iwamura, TB .9753) was also the second best mark of his career...started a team leading 87 games at third and now has 1210 career games as a third baseman...that is second most in A's history to Sal Bando who played 1395 games at third in an Oakland uniform and 1446 total in an A's uniform...ranks among the top 10 in nearly every category on the Oakland career second in doubles (266), third in extra base hits (513), fourth in home runs (227) and total bases (2212), fifth in hits (1225) and RBI (762), sixth in games played (1256), at bats (4553), runs (710) and strikeouts (866) and seventh in walks (550) and slugging percentage (.486) sixth in Athletics history in home runs, seventh in extra base hits and strikeouts, ninth in total bases, tied for ninth in RBI and 10th in doubles and slugging...10 of his 15 home runs came in Oakland and he now has 114 career home runs at home, which ranks fourth on the all-time Coliseum list...has 221 career home runs as a third baseman, which is an on-going Athletics franchise record...since 1999, his first full season in the Majors, only Troy Glaus has more home runs as a third baseman (257)...12 of his home runs in 2007 came off right-handed pitching, 10 were solo shots and nine were with two strikes...the A's were 10-5 in games in which he homered and are now 160-52 (.755) when he homers in his career.

Hit .204 with runners in scoring position and now has a .203 (46 for 227) average with RISP over the last two seasons...was 1 for 10 with the bases loaded and is now 2 for 20 (.100) with the bases full over the last two seasons...batted .197 (36 for 183) against a pitcher the first time he saw him in a game and .291 (46 for 158) after that...was batting .230 (43 for 187) with five home runs and 21 RBI over his first 46 games through May 27...then hit .297 (19 for 64) with seven home runs and 12 RBI over a 17-game span from May 28 to June 15...finished the season by batting .222 (20 for 90) with three home runs and 13 RBI over his final 27 games...made the A's Opening Day roster for the ninth consecutive season and also made his ninth consecutive Opening Day start...that ties the Oakland record for consecutive Opening Day starts held by Bando (1968-76) and Terry Steinbach (1988-96)...the nine Opening Day starts also tie for second most in Oakland history to Rickey Henderson (12) and tie Bando and Carney Lansford for the most by an Oakland third baseman...batted .186 in May, which was his second lowest average ever in a month to his .179 in June of 2006 (min. 50 at bats)...went 1 for 31 with runners in scoring position from May 12 to June 8...hit his second career walk-off home run in the A's 5-4 win over Boston on June 4, a solo shot with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning off Kyle Snyder...his other came on June 20, 2001 against was his fourth career game-ending hit...went 0 for 6 with his first career four-strikeout game on June 12 at Houston...then homered in three consecutive games from June 13 to 15, the fourth time he has done that in his was the first time since August 26-28, 2004...had a season best eight-game hitting streak from June 27 to July 4 (11 for 29, .379)...started each of the A's first four games after the All-Star Break...then missed the next four games from July 16-20 and made just three starts over the A's final 17 games before going on the DL on August 3...pinch ran on July 24 at Los Angeles, his first appearance as a pinch runner since July 31, 2000 against Toronto...also pinch ran the next day and scored both times...missed 60 games while on the was his third career stint on the DL, but his first since missing 33 games with a broken right hand in 2004...was transferred to the 60-day DL on September 1. 2006 Chavez stayed off the disabled list in 2006, but he was hampered by a left hamstring strain and forearm tendinitis most of the season. His offensive numbers suffered, as he hit .241 (lowest of his career) with 22 homers and 72 RBIs (worst since 1999). Chavez was kept in the lineup because of his stellar defense, and he had just five errors in 134 games. His .987 fielding percentage (five errors in 391 chances) broke the previous mark of .980 by Carney Lansford in 1987 for an A's third baseman. It was the fourth-best fielding percentage by a third baseman in American League history. He led the Majors with 43 double plays and set an Oakland record for an errorless streak of 65 games from May 1-Aug. 4. Chavez got off to a great start, batting .298 from Opening Day to May 18, and had 12 homers and 29 RBIs on May 31. But Chavez hit .176 in June, and never batted over .250 in the next three months. 2005 Won his fifth consecutive American League Gold Glove award at third base, joining Brooks Robinson (16), Buddy Bell (6) and Robin Ventura (5) as the only AL third basemen with five or more Gold Gloves...he and Dwayne Murphy (6) are the only Athletics with four or more Gold Gloves...led the A's in nearly every offensive category including games (160), at bats (625), runs (92), hits (168), doubles (40), home runs (27), RBI (101), walks (58), strikeouts (129), total bases (291), extra base hits (68) and sacrifice flies (9)...the games, at bats, hits, strikeouts and sacrifice flies were career highs...however, batted just .269 with a .329 on-base percentage and a .466 slugging percentage...the on-base percentage was a career low and his average and slugging percentage were his lowest since 1999 (.247 and .427)...his 27 home runs were his fewest since hitting 26 in 2000...has led or tied for the team lead in home runs in each of the last four seasons to become the first Athletic to lead his team in home runs four straight years since Norm Siebern led the Kansas City A's from was his sixth consecutive season with 25 or more home runs and he is one of two players in Athletics history to with at least six straight seasons of 25 or more home runs...Jimmie Foxx had seven from 1929- one of five players in Athletics history with six 25-homer seasons (Mark McGwire 8, Foxx and Reggie Jackson 7, Bob Johnson 6)...had at least 100 RBI for the fourth time in his career to become the fifth player in Oakland history to reach the 100 RBI plateau at least four times Most Gold Gloves, (Canseco 5; Giambi, McGwire and Tejada, 4)...his 58 walks were the fewest by an A's team leader since 1997 when McGwire also had 58...tied for the A's team lead with four intentional walks which were the fewest ever by an Oakland team leader...his 40 doubles tied for eighth in the AL and tied for sixth most in Oakland history...also tied for fourth in the AL in sacrifice flies, ranked sixth in strikeouts and was tied for eighth in games played...had 71 two-strike hits which were sixth most in the AL and 28 go-ahead RBI which tied for sixth has 221 career doubles which ranks fourth on the Oakland career list...also ranks fifth in Oakland history in home runs (190) and extra base hits (427), sixth in strikeouts (690), seventh in RBI (644), total bases (1849) and slugging (.496), eighth in batting (.275), ninth in walks (432) and 10th in runs (593)...his 190 home runs rank ninth in Athletics history and 96 of his home runs have come in Oakland which is fifth most in McAfee Coliseum history...has hit 184 home runs as a third baseman which is seven short of Sal Bando's franchise record of 191...since 1999, his first full season in the Majors, only Troy Glaus has hit more home runs as a third baseman (204) and his 619 RBI are second only to Scott Rolen (638)...the A's were 21-3 in games in which he homered and are now 135-41 (.767) when he homers in his career...batted .309 (111 for 359) with 24 of his 27 home runs and 82 of his 101 RBI in A's victories and .214 (57 for 266) in A's losses...ranked sixth among AL third basemen with a .966 fielding percentage (15 errors in 438 total chances)...committed 12 errors in 83 games before the All-Star Break for a .949 fielding percentage but then made just three errors in 70 games after the break for a mark of .985...ranked second among AL third basemen in total chances (438) and tied for second in double plays (28)...has now played 988 games at third base in his career which is third most in Athletics franchise history behind Sal Bando (1446) and Carney Lansford (1096)...was just 3 for 14 (.214) with the bases loaded but did hit his fifth career grand slam on June 2 against was his second career slam against the Blue Jays and his five slams are tied for eighth most in Oakland history...made a team leading 104 starts batting clean-up and hit .293 (120 for 409) with 22 of his 27 home runs hitting fourth...hit .223 (48 for 215) in 55 starts in the three spot...batted .321 (50 for 156) when leading off an inning and now has a .304 (255 for 839) career average when leading off an inning...batted .190 (27 for 142) with two home runs and 11 RBI over his first 37 games, .321 (110 for 343) with 19 HR and 64 RBI over his next 87 games from May 16 to August 24, and .221 (31 for 140) with 6 HR and 26 RBI over his final 36 games...hit .194 in April, the third time he has hit under .200 over a full month (.188 in May, 2000 and .190 in June, 2001)...hit .379 in June, which was his best one month average ever, topping his .370 in September, 2001...went into the All-Star Break with a .272 batting average, matching his best mark ever at the break (2000)...then hit .265 after the break, the first time in his career he had a higher batting average before the break than after the break...made his seventh consecutive Opening Day start at third base...only Bando and Lansford, with nine each, have more in Oakland history...went 13 consecutive games without an extra base hit from May 1 to 15, matching the longest such streak of his career...homered in back-to-back games on May 17 and 18 to snap a 25-game, 103-at bat homerless streak...went 14 games and 64 plate appearances without a walk from May 9 to 27, the second longest such streak of his career (20 games and 67 plate appearances from July 23 to August 14, 2000)...was named AL Player of the Week for the second time in his career for the week of May 30 to June 5 when he hit .357 (10 for 28) with three home runs, nine RBI and seven runs scored...was a perfect 5 for 5 with a double, two home runs and four RBI on June 12 at was his first career five-hit game and he tied the Oakland record for hits in a game (25th time)...joins Reggie Jackson (June 14, 1969 vs. Boston) as the only two players in Oakland history to collect two home runs in a five-hit game...ended up batting .333 (23 for 69) with four home runs and 10 RBI in 18 interleague games...started all three games of the New York Mets series from June 14-16 at designated hitter, his first starts at DH since September 21, 2002...batted .280 (7 for 25) in six games at DH for the season...had a four-hit game at Seattle on June 23 to start a season high-tying seven-game hitting streak (16 for 31, .516)...tied for the AL lead in extra base hits in June (18), tied for second in runs (26), was third in hits (39) and fifth in batting (.379)...doubled on July 1 against Chicago for the 200th double of his career...had his second two-homer game of the season on July 25 against Cleveland...appeared in each of the A's first 123 games before missing the game on August 23 at Detroit...was not with the club that day following the birth of his first child Diego (7 lbs., 2 oz.) on August was the longest consecutive games played streak of his career, topping the 120 from July 4, 2003 to May 22, 2004...singled off Scot Shields in the eighth inning on August 31 at Los Angeles for the 1000th hit of his came in his 1000th career game...batted .298 in August and now has a .308 (215 for 697) career average in the month with 43 home runs and 134 RBI, all his best one-month figures...had back-to-back four RBI games on September 7 against Seattle and September 9 at Texas...had two home runs and five RBI on September 18 at was his seventh career game of five or more RBI and his 14th career multi-homer game. 2004 Won his fourth consecutive American League Gold Glove award at third base...appeared in just 125 games as he was on the disabled list from June 2 to July 9 with a broken bone in his right hand...that marked the first time he played in fewer than 151 games since appearing in 115 games in 1999...despite the limited playing time he led the AL with a career high and team leading 95 walks, topping his previous high of 65 in 2002...also led the A's with 29 home runs...tied for fifth in the AL with a career high .397 on-base percentage, besting his previous high of .355 in 2000...was also tied for fifth in the AL in grounded into double plays (21) and ranked eighth in pitches per plate appearance (4.05)...had just 77 RBI, ending his string of three straight 100 RBI seasons...the A's were 20-7 in games in which he homered...12 of his home runs came with two strikes which was sixth most in the AL...his 29 home runs equaled the third best total ever by an Oakland third baseman and fell three short of the record of 32 that he set in 2001...tied for eighth in the AL with a team leading 10 intentional walks...batted .306 (56 for 183) against left handed pitching and .257 (75 for 292) against right-handers after entering the season with a .221 career average against southpaws and .297 against righties...hit .403 (31 for 77) against left handed pitchers from July 9 to September 3, his first 49 games after returning from the DL...batted exclusively in the three spot in the batting order...appeared in 125 games at third base, all starts, and ranked second among AL third basemen with a .968 (13 errors in 402 total chances) fielding percentage... was second in total chances (402) and double plays (31) and tied for second in assists (276)...committed six errors over his first 40 games and then had a career high 47-game errorless streak from May 21 to August 22...that equaled the sixth longest errorless streak by a third baseman in Oakland history and was the longest since Carney Lansford had a 47-game streak from June 7 to August 18, 1992...had the errorless streak snapped on August 23 against Baltimore and committed seven errors over his final 38 addition to his games at third base, he also made his second career appearance in the outfield on April 19 at Seattle when he played left field (also played left on May 7, 2002 vs. Boston)...had his best batting average in July when he hit .338 (25 for 74)...agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension through 2010 with a club option for 2011 on March 18...was on his sixth straight Opening Day roster and made his sixth straight Opening Day start at third base...went 35 consecutive games without a double from April 14 to May 22 and finished the year with just 20 doubles, his fewest over a full season...had his 10th career two-homer game on May 4 against New York...drove in the 500th run of his career on May 29 at Cleveland...was batting .246 with 13 home runs, 35 RBI and a .372 on-base percentage in 49 games when he was hit by a Damaso Marte pitch in the 11th inning on June 1 against Chicago...the pitch broke a bone in his right hand and he missed 33 games...ranked second in the AL in home runs at the time of the injury...made a three-game rehab appearance with Triple-A Sacramento from July 5-7 (4 for 13, .308) and was reinstated from the DL on July 9...hit .295 with 16 home runs, 42 RBI and a .413 on-base percentage over his final 76 games...reached base safely via hit or walk in 28 consecutive games from May 20 to July 29 and hit .340 (35 for 103) with a .478 on-base percentage over that span...had his 11th career two-homer game on August 20 at Tampa Bay...homered in three straight games from August 26 to 28...scored the 500th run of his career on September 25 at Anaheim...struck out at least once in 12 consecutive games from September 15 to 27 (18 total). 2003 Won his third consecutive American League Gold Glove award at third base...led AL third basemen with 101 RBI and tied with Texas' Hank Blalock for the lead with 29 home runs...drove in 100 runs for the third consecutive season and is one of nine players in Athletics history with at least three straight 100 RBI seasons (Baker, Canseco, Foxx, Giambi, Johnson, Simmons, Tejada, Zernial)...the A's were 18-9 in games in which he homered...posted career highs in runs (94), triples (5) and total bases (302) and matched his best in stolen bases (8)...led the A's with a .282 batting average, the lowest average by an Oakland team leader since Jeff Burroughs hit .277 in 1982...also topped the club in home runs, multiple hit games (46), total bases and extra base hits (73)...tied for 10th in the AL in doubles (39) and was tied for eighth in intentional walks (10)...tied for ninth in the AL with 26 go-ahead RBI and 12 of those came in the first inning...batted .220 against southpaws compared to .312 against right-handers...hit nine of his 29 home runs against left handed pitching after entering the season with 16 career home runs off southpaws...hit .333 (37 for 111) when leading off an inning...saw most of his action batting third where he made 65 starts but he also batted fourth 40 times, sixth 25 times and fifth 23 times...set an Oakland record for assists by a third baseman with a Major League leading 343, topping the mark of 337 by Sal Bando in 1972...also led Major League third basemen and posted career highs in total chances (482) and putouts (125) and tied for the lead in double plays (33), also a career best...committed 14 errors and finished third in the AL with a .971 fielding percentage, the second best mark of his career...his total chances were second most in Oakland history to Bando's record of 523 in 1969 and his 33 doubles play trailed only Bando's record of 36 in 1969 and 1975...appeared in a career high 154 games at third base, the most by an Athletic since Sal Bando in 1976 (155)...was batting .257 with 17 HR and 50 RBI in 87 games at the All-Star Break but then hit .313 with 12 HR and 51 RBI in 69 games after the break...made his fifth consecutive Opening Day start at third base...his first home run of the season on April 2 came on a 3-0 pitch and it was the A's first 3-0 homer since Matt Stairs on August 1, 1999...homered in three straight games at Seattle, April 15-17, the first time he has homered in three straight games in his career...did it again on June 24-26 at Texas...did not commit an error in his first 23 games and 74 chances before making his first miscue on April 29 at Chicago...that snapped a 26-game errorless streak dating back to September 25, 2002...had a season high four hits on August 2 against New York, falling a home run short of the cycle...also had four hits on September 4 at Baltimore...had his first two homer game of the season on August 6 at Detroit and added five RBI...added a second two-homer game on September 11 against Anaheim...had a 28-game errorless streak from August 15 to September 13...committed just one error over his final 41 games...batted .322 in August and .313 in September...then went 1 for 22 with no RBI in the ALDS against Boston...started the series 0 for 17...committed two errors in Game 3, both in the second inning which tied a postseason record for errors in an inning by a third baseman...became the first third baseman to commit two errors in an ALDS game. 2002 Named to The Sporting News American League All-Star team as the third baseman and also received the AL Silver Slugger award for third basemen...also won the AL Gold Glove award at third base for the second consecutive season...reached the 30 home run and 100 RBI plateau for the second consecutive season as he hit a career high 34 home runs and added 109 RBI...matched his career best in stolen bases (8)...led the A's in stolen bases, extra base hits (68) and strikeouts (119) and tied for the lead in home runs...tied for seventh in the AL in home runs and was ninth in RBI...also ranked sixth in the AL with a career high 13 intentional walks...had 29 home runs and 100 RBI as the A's third baseman and five home runs and eight RBI in eight starts at designated hitter...ranked fourth among Major League third basemen in home runs and third in RBI...the A's were 23-7 in games in which he homered...11 of his 34 home runs gave the A's the lead and another five tied the game...16 came with men on base, including 11 two-run, four three-run and one grand slam on May 11 against the eighth player in Athletics history to hit 30 home runs in back-to-back seasons (Canseco, Foxx, Giambi, Kingman, McGwire, Simmons, Tejada)...batted .209 against left handed pitchers and .301 against right-handers...his average against lefties was sixth lowest in the AL...batted .311 with runners in scoring position but just .208 with RISP and two outs...was 9 for 22 (.409) with the bases loaded...committed 17 errors which was fifth most among AL third basemen...had a .961 fielding percentage which was fifth best in the AL as he led the circuit in total chances (438), putouts (120) and assists (301)...hit his first career Opening Day home run on April 1 against Texas...had his first of four two homer games on April 9 at Texas...also homered twice on June 4 against Seattle, August 1 against Detroit and August 19 at Cleveland...did not reach base on April 11, snapping a string of 37 consecutive games reaching base dating back to August 28, 2001...homered on April 14 at Anaheim but the A's lost, snapping a streak of 23 consecutive A's wins in games in which he homered... that equaled the fourth longest such streak in Major League history...made his professional debut in the outfield on May 7 against Boston when he played left field...was hitting .271 with 20 HR and 58 RBI in 81 games at the All-Star Break...batted .302 with 41 HR and 126 RBI in 150 games from the All-Star Break in 2001 to the All-Star Break in 2002...snapped a career long 0 for 26 streak on July 18 against was the longest hitless streak by an Athletic since Ryan Christenson went 0 for 29 in 1999...his home run on July 31 against Cleveland snapped a 27-game, 103 at bat homerless streak, his longest homerless streak since he began his career with a 45- game, 135-at bat homerless streak...hit .300 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI in 28 games in August, the best one month home run and RBI total of his career...earned AL Player of the Week honors for the week ending August 25 when he hit .367 with four home runs, 13 RBI and 10 runs scored...including a two home run, five RBI performance on August 19 at Cleveland...hit his 100th career home run on August 20 at Cleveland off Jake Westbrook...had a season high 26-game errorless streak from August 24 to September 22...put together his best batting average against Minnesota (.406)...then hit .381 in the Division Series against the Twins and had a team leading five RBI...including his first career postseason home run, a three-run shot off Joe Mays in the first inning of Game 2...hit safely in all five games...played in the 2002 All-Star Series in Japan following the season and hit .294 with a home run and three RBI in seven games. 2001 Hit 32 home runs to break Sal Bando's franchise record for home runs by a third baseman (31 in 1969)...topped Bando's Oakland record for RBI by a third baseman with 114 (Bando 113 in 1969)...his RBI total was second among Major League third basemen to Phil Nevin (SD, 124)...finished second among AL third basemen in home runs (Glaus, 41) and his .289 batting average while playing third base was the best among AL third basemen with 75 or more games...also won the Gold Glove Award for AL third baseman to become the seventh Athletic to win the award, the first third baseman...led AL third basemen with a .972 fielding percentage, 433 total chances and 321 assists...committed just 12 errors...joins Carney Lansford as the only Oakland third basemen to lead the league in fielding (Lansford did it three times: .980 in 1987, .979 in 1988 and .970 in 1990)...had career highs in batting (.288), doubles (43), RBI and stolen bases (8)...ranked fourth in the AL in doubles, tied for ninth in extra base hits (75) and 10th in RBI...put up his best numbers during the second half of the season as he hit .340 with a team leading 21 home runs and a team leading 68 RBI in 69 games after the All-Star Break after batting .245 with 11 home runs and 46 RBI in 82 games before the break...saw most of his playing time batting fifth (37 starts), seventh (48) and eighth (40)...was 7 for 20 (.350) with a grand slam with the bases loaded...18 of his 32 home runs came with men on base (8 two-run, 9 three-run, 1 slam) and 13 came in the seventh inning or later...the A's were 25-4 in games in which he homered...had his first career two homer game on April 26 at Chicago and added six RBI...hit his first career game ending home run on June 20 against Seattle, belting a two-out, three-run home run off Sasaki in a 6-4 A's win...tied his career highs with four hits, two home runs and six RBI on July 20 at Kansas City and also scored a career high four runs in the game...had a 21-game errorless streak at third base from June 29 to July 27 and, after making an error on July 28, he went another 21 games before his next error...had his first career four walk game on July 29 against Kansas City...made his first career appearance at first base on August 21 against Cleveland...had a 14-game hitting streak from August 4 to 19 and a 13-game hitting streak from September 10 to 30...reached base safely via hit or walk in each of his final 31 regular season games beginning on August 28...had his third career two homer game on August 30 at Baltimore and drove in eight runs, a new career high...hit his third career grand slam in the eighth...hit .370 in September with eight home runs and 26 RBI and was named American League Player of the Month...went 3 for 21 (.143) with a double in five starts at third base in the ALDS against New York. 2000 Was having a roller coaster season the first four months of the year before picking up the pace following the injury to Olmedo Saenz on July 31 ... hit .310 in April, .188 in May, .355 in June and .226 in July ... was hitting .270 with 14 home runs and 47 RBI in 98 games through July 31 ... started 82 of the A's 105 games at third base the first four months of the season then started 53 of final 56 games ... hit .320 in August and batted .289 (56 for 194) from August 1 until the end of the season with 12 home runs and 39 RBI in 55 games ... finished the season with a .197 (24 for 122) average against left handed pitching which ranked lowest in the American League and second lowest in the majors (Rivera SD, .188) ... hit .303 (115 for 379) with 23 of his 26 home runs against right handers ... now has a .195 (34 for 174) career average against left handers ... appeared in a total of 146 games at third base, the most by an A's player since Carney Lansford had 151 in 1984 ... finished the season with 26 home runs which ranked third among American League third basemen in 2000 behind Glaus (46) and Batista (41) ... it was the fourth best total in Athletics (1901-2000) history for a third baseman ... the A's compiled a 19-7 record in games in which he homered and are 28-11 in his career when he homers ... now has 39 career home runs, fourth most in Athletics history (1901-2000) by a player before his 23rd birthday ... had career highs in every offensive category ... homered off the Indians Chuck Finley on April 10, his first career home run off a left handed pitcher ... had a career high five RBI on April 14 at Boston when he hit his second career grand slam (Brian Rose) ... batted .381 (8 for 21) with the bases loaded and is a .412 (14 for 34) career hitter with the bases loaded ... had his average at .382 on April 20 but then hit .165 (17 for 103) over his next 31 games which dropped his average to a season low .241 on May 26 ... started a career high 15-game hitting streak the next day, hitting .386 (22 for 57) with three home runs and 12 RBI during the streak which lasted through June 18 ... grounded into just one double play in his first 202 at bats and then hit into two double plays on June 16 at Kansas City ... hit for the cycle on June 21 against Baltimore for his first career four-hit game ... it was the first cycle in Coliseum history by any player, the third in Oakland history and the 14th in Athletics history ... at the age of 22 years, 197 days, he became the eighth youngest player in major league history to hit for the cycle ... agreed to a four-year contract extension two days later on June 23 ... went into a career long 0 for 20 slump from June 25 to July 7 ... snapped the hitless streak with his 13th home run of the season on July 7 against Arizona, equaling his total from his rookie campaign of 1999 ... hit his 14th home run in the first game after the break on July 13 at San Francisco ... had an inside the park home run on August 8 at Yankee Stadium, the 19th in Oakland history and the second of the season by an A's player (Christenson, May 21 against Minnesota) ... finished August with six home runs and 22 RBI, both his best figures ever in a month ... matched the home run total in September ... homered three times in the four-game series at Baltimore, September 18-20, and hit five home runs against the Orioles in 2000 ... saw most of his action in the lower third of the order as he was 42 for 136 (.309) with 6 home runs and 21 RBI when hitting seventh and 88 for 324 (.272) with 19 home runs and 60 RBI when hitting eighth ... was 9 for 41 (.220) with one home run and five RBI in all other spots in the order ... finished the season with 18 errors in 146 games at third base after committing nine errors in 105 games at third in 1999 ... his .951 fielding percentage ranked seventh among American League third basemen. 1999 The A's rookie third baseman got off to a slow start offensively but began to get back on track after the All-Star Break before a foot injury interrupted his season in mid-August ... Finished the year with a .247 batting average but tied for third among American League rookies with 46 walks ... Also ranked seventh in home runs (13), eighth in RBI (50) and extra base hits (36) and 10th in total bases (152) ... His .961 fielding percentage was second to the Yankees Scott Brosius (.962) among A.L. third basemen with 100 or more games ... Led the A's with 98 starts at third base ... Had errorless streaks of 39 and 21 games ... Was the A's Opening Day starter at third base and at the age of 21 years, 119 days, he was the A's youngest Opening Day starter since Rickey Henderson in 1980 (21 years, 106 days) ... Started slowly as he hit just .214 in April with one RBI in 21 games ... Made his professional debut at shortstop on April 29 against Cleveland ... Then hit .281 in 20 games in May with two home runs and 10 RBI ... Had his first career three-hit game on May 8 at Chicago ... Hit his first major league home run on May 15 against Minnesota off LaTroy Hawkins in his 136th career at bat ... The home run was a two-run shot and it broke a 3-3 tie ... Each of his first seven home runs gave the A's the lead ... Left handed pitchers were an early season nemesis as he went just 1 for 25 (.040) against south paws before the All-Star Break, contributing to a .229 (49 for 214) average overall ... Then hit .275 (39 for 142) after the break which included a .333 (8 for 24) mark against left handed pitching ... For the season, he hit .184 against left handers and .257 with all 13 of his home runs against right handers ... Got off to a quick start following the break as he homered in consecutive games on July 20-21, including his first career grand slam on the 21st at Seattle off Ken Cloude ... Hit .462 (6 for 13) with two walks and 16 RBI with the bases loaded for the season ... Was 33 for 102 (.324) with six home runs and 18 RBI in his first 31 games after the break before landing on the disabled list on August 21 with torn plantar fascia in his right foot ... Was sent to Vancouver on a rehab assignment during the Pacific Coast League Championship Series against Oklahoma and hit .462 with a home run and two RBI in four games ... Returned to Oakland on September 19 and ended up hitting .150 (6 for 40) over his final 13 games with no home runs and six RBI ... Was 6 for 13 (.462) with six RBI as a pinch hitter ... Tied for fourth among American League pinch hitters in RBI ... His .462 pinch batting average was second among A.L. pinch hitters with at least 10 at bats to the Twins Corey Koskie (6 for 10, .600) ... Hit .301 (58 for 193) when batting eighth with 9 HR and 31 RBI and .184 (30 for 163) with 4 HR and 19 RBI in all other spots in the order. 1998 Was named Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball Americaand also received the J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps/NAPBL Minor League Player of the Year...made his Major League debut with Oakland in just his second season of professional baseball...batted a combined .327 with 33 HR and 126 RBI in 135 games at his two minor league stops in Double-A Huntsville and Triple-A Edmonton...the RBI total ranked third in all of minor league baseball as did his 79 extra base hits...also ranked tied for second in total bases (319), tied for fifth in doubles (45) and ninth in home runs and slugging (.603)...was brought up to Oakland at the conclusion of Edmonton's season on September 8 and struck out as a pinch-hitter for Mike Blowers in his Major League debut that night against Baltimore...started the next day at third base against the Orioles and collected his first Major League hit with a second inning single off Juan Guzman...went 4 for 25 (.160) with an RBI over his first nine games before collecting five multiple hit games in his last five starts...finished the year 10 for 20 (.500) with five RBI over his last seven games to up his final Oakland batting average to .311...including .455 with runners in scoring position...started the year at Huntsville and was batting .328 with 22 HR and 86 RBI in 88 games when he was promoted to Edmonton on July 18...still finished second on the Stars in home runs and third in RBI and was named as the third baseman on the Southern League Post-Season All-Star Team...finished third in the Southern League in batting, second in slugging (.612) and tied for fourth in home runs (22)...was also named to the Topps/NAPBL Double-A All-Star team and the Howe Sportsdata All-Star team...played for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League and hit .311 with a home run and eight RBI in 11 games. 1997 Was named to the California League Post-Season All-Star Team at third base in his first professional season...drove in 100 runs for Single-A Visalia which led the team and tied for fourth in the Cal was fifth most in the A's farm system...also led the Oaks with 18 home runs and 141 hits and tied for the team lead with 30 doubles...was 0 for 6 in two playoff games for Visalia...was rated as the best defensive third baseman in the Cal League by Baseball America.