Michael Robert Lamb...married to wife Teresa and has a son, Andrew, and daughter,
McKayla...graduated from Bishop Amat High School (CA)...attended Cal-State Fullerton and was
a member of the College World Series Championship team in 1995...earned All-Big West
Conference honors in 1997...named to 2003 USA Baseball Olympic Qualifying Team.2009Spent 13th professional season with triple-A Buffalo in the New York Mets system, batting .261 with
29 doubles, five home runs and 53 RBI in 119 games. Ranked second on the club in RBI and third
in hits (115) and runs (44)...Over his first 44 games, posted just a .200 average (33x165) with two home runs and 14 RBI. Over
his final 75 contests, hit .298 (82x275) with three home runs and 39 RBI...His best month for average was August, as he batted .291 (34x117) with 10 doubles, one home
run and 17 RBI...Over the first half of the season, posted a .232 average (55x237), while in the second half he held
a .296 mark (60x203)...Tallied a season-high four hits on June 16 at Syracuse. Finished the season with 33 multi-hit games
(27 two-hit, 5 three-hit, 1 four-hit)...Hit safely in 11 consecutive games from June 8 to June 24, batting .415 (17x41) over his longest
hit streak of the season...Connected for first home run of the season on May 25 vs. Lehigh Valley. Also homered on May
29 at Durham, July 4 at Rochester, August 7 at Columbus and September 5 at Lehigh Valley...Drove in a season-best three runs on May 7 at Lehigh Valley. Equaled the mark on August 1 at
Toledo...In his 13 professional seasons, has yet to make a trip to the Disabled List at both the Major League
and Minor League levels.2008Split the 2008 campaign between Minnesota and Milwaukee, spending the majority of the year with the Twins...hit .233 in 81 games
with Minnesota before being released on September 4...signed with Milwaukee on September 5 and appeared in 11 games with
the Brewers, tallying three hits in 11 at-bats.2007The 2007 season marked his fourth with Houston...hit second career grand slam on June 17 vs. Seattle...hit sixth career pinch-hit
home run and third career grand slam on August 1 vs. Atlanta...recorded a hit in six consecutive at-bats and reached base safely
in seven consecutive plate appearances from June 15-16.2006Hit a career-best .307 (117x381) with 12 home runs and 45 RBI in 126 games...also hit 22 doubles and three triples...
posted career-high totals in on-base pct. (.361) and slugging (.475)...also scored a career-high 70 runs and drew a career-high
35 walks...hit .324 (105x324) with 11 of his 12 home runs against right-handed pitchers...hit .324 (57x157) at home and .293
(60x205) on the road...hit seven of his 12 home runs on the road...hit .303 (20x66) with two home runs and nine RBI in 15
Interleague games...hit .415 vs. the Cardinals in 2006, the highest average of any player vs. STL in 2006 (min. 30 AB's)...2x5 with
his 12th HR on Sept. 12 at STL...started 18 of the last 32 games at 3B...hit his second PH HR of the season on Aug. 4 at ARI...has
156 RBI in three seasons with Houston, the third-most for a left-handed hitter for the club since 1997...his 38 HR from 2004-
06 are also third-best for a Houston lefty since 1997...hit .330 (76x230) with eight of his 12 home runs while in the game as a
first baseman...appeared in 68 games at 1B in 2006...also played 36 games at third base, where he hit .280 (33x118)...hit .308
(62x201) while hitting in the No. 2 slot, .329 (27x82) while hitting third, and .339 (19x56) while batting fifth...hit .342 (69x202)
with eight home runs and 28 RBI in 65 games before the All-Star Break...hit .268 (48x179) in the second half...went 2x5 with his
100th career double on July 28 vs. ARI...hit a team-high .333 (29x87) with seven doubles, two triples, two HR, and 13 RBI in 22
games in July...hit .391 in May (third-best in the NL) with three home runs and 10 RBI...hit his first HR of the year on May 8 at SF...
posted consecutive three-hit games from May 25-26, including a 3x8 effort with two RBI on May 26 at PIT in an 18-inning loss...
homered in consecutive games from June 8-9 vs. ATL...was 4x6 with three doubles on June 24 at CWS.2005Hit .236 (76x322) with 12 home runs and 53 RBI in 125 games...hit 13 doubles with 22 walks and 65 strikeouts...started
games at four positions, including 46 at first base, 12 at third base, 11 in left field, and one in right field...hit .250 (8x32) in the
postseason with three home runs and four RBI...hit .500 (3x6) with a solo home run (in Game 3) of the NLDS...3x16 with one homer
and two RBI in the NLCS...homer was in Game 3 against STL's Matt Morris...hit (.200) with one home run and one RBI in the World
Series...homer in Game 1 was the first by an Astro in World Series history...overall, he played 67 games at first base, 15 at third
base, 12 in left field, and one in right field...hit .216 (8x37) with one home run and nine RBI as a pinch-hitter in 2005...started 18 of
the last 24 games of the season, hitting .338 (24x71) with five HR and 11 RBI...1x3 with his 12th homer of the season on Sept. 30
vs. CHI...1x5 with his 11th home run of the year on Sept. 28 at STL...3x5 with his 10th home run of the season on Sept. 21 at PIT...
finished September with a .319 average (22x69) with five homers and 11 RBI...the club was 10-2 when he homered in 2005 and
25-11 when he drove in a run...cracked a walk-off home run on July 26 vs. PHI, his second game-winning hit of 2005 (April 6 vs.
STL)...hit a pinch-hit, three-run home run on July 22 at WSH (Kim)...was his second career pinch-hit home run...homered in a career-best three consecutive games from July 20-22...hit a career-high five triples...his three triples in April tied the franchise record...
launched his first career grand slam on May 1 vs. CHI (Prior)...drove in 10 of his 53 runs against Pittsburgh and 11 against the Cubs...
hit his second homer of the year on May 29 at MIL (Capuano)...was his sixth career home run vs. a left-handed pitcher...started 15
consecutive games from April 27-May 12...drove in at least one run in a career-best eight consecutive games from April 29-May 6...
hit .364 (12x33) over that stretch with four doubles, two triples, one home run, 14 RBI, and six runs scored.2004Batted .288 with a career-high 14 home runs and a career-high 58 RBI in 112 games...walked 31 times, collected 14 doubles and three triples...started 53 games at third base, five games at second base, seven games at first base, and one as the DH...tied for seventh in the Majors with 10 pinch-hit RBI...appeared in six postseason games...made four pinch-hit apearances in the NLDS vs. Atlanta, including a sac-fly in Game 3...hit the second playoff pinch-hit homer in franchise history in Game 1 of the NLCS vs. St. Louis...missed Games 3 and 4 of the NLCS to be with his wife, Teresa, who gave birth to the couple's first child, son Andrew Michael (Oct. 16)...started at third base in Game 6 of the NLCS at St. Louis and hit a solo home run...started 21 consecutive games at 3B (Aug. 28-Sept. 18)...hit .293 (24x82) with five homers and 17 RBI during that span, and the club went 17-4...homered in consecutive games Sept. 16-17, his 13th and 14th home run of the season...tied career high with four hits (third time) on Sept. 5 vs. Pittsburgh...homered and drove in four runs...RBI double in the seventh was the difference in a 6-5 win on Sept. 4 vs. Pittsburgh...stole home on Aug. 19 at Philadelphia, the first steal of home for Houston since Aug. 18, 2001 vs. Pittsburgh (Bagwell)...hit his seventh homer of the season and his first vs. a lefty on July 22 at Arizona (Randolph)...cracked a pinch-hit homer on May 22 at Cincinnati - the Astros first pinch-hit homer of the year...went 4x5 and drove in a career-high six runs on April 23 at Colorado...the four hits tied his career high...acquired from the Yankees on March 25 in exchange for RHP Juan DeLeon.2003Split time between Texas and Triple A Oklahoma...hit .132 (5x38) in 28 games with Texas...made five starts at DH and one
in left field in his three stints with the Rangers...began the season with Texas and was 1x7 in five games before being optioned
to Oklahoma on April 12...recalled on April 29, going 1x11 in six games before returning to the Red Hawks on May 10...promoted
again on May 30 and hit .150 (3x20) in 17 games before being optioned back to Oklahoma on July 17 for the remainder of the
season...appeared in 73 games with Oklahoma and hit .288 (79x274) with 19 doubles, nine home runs and 46 RBI...batted .339
(20x59) vs. left-handers...posted his best month in April when he hit .326...drove in a season-best six runs after going 3x5 with a
double and home run at Nashville on Aug. 19.2002Recalled from Triple A Oklahoma on April 11 and played the remainder of the season with Texas, batting .283 (89x314)
with nine home runs and 33 RBI in 115 games...made starts at first base (38), DH (18), third base (13), left field (5), and catcher (1),
finishing fifth on the club in games played...tied for third in the AL in pinch-hit RBI (5) and walks (4) and tied for fourth in hits (6)...
saw action at first, second, and third base, left and right fields, and catcher, combining for a .980 (nine errors/451 total chances)
fielding percentage at the six positions...had never played a professional game at second base or in the outfield prior to 2002
with his only Major League action at third base in his first two seasons (2000-01)...appeared in three games behind the plate with
his lone start on April 25 vs. Toronto...only previous professional catching experience was in 1999 at Double A Tulsa...batted .286
(6x21) as a pinch-hitter...collected a career-high four hits on June 23 at Pittsburgh.2001Recalled from Triple A Oklahoma on June 17 and remained at the Major League level the duration
of the season...batted .306 (87x284) with four home runs and 35 RBI in 76 games for the Rangers...
posted the fourth-highest average on club...started 71 games at third base...led Texas regulars with a
.364 (24x66) average with runners in scoring position...fractured his right ring finger on Sept. 22 and
started just one of the next 11 games before playing in the season's final two contests...hit the 20th
inside-the-park homer in club history on Aug. 31 at Kansas City...posted a career-high, nine-game
hitting streak from June 30-July 12...double on June 28 at Anaheim was his first extra base hit since Sept.
1, 2000, snapping a string of 33 consecutive singles...started 69 games at third base for Oklahoma
before being recalled, batting .297 (81x273) with eight home runs and 40 RBI.2000Hit .278 (137x493) with six home runs and 47 RBI in 138 games with Texas...promoted
from Triple A Oklahoma on April 22 and started 129 games at third base and
two as the DH...named the Rangers Rookie of the Year
by the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the BBWAA and
was named as the third baseman on the Major
League Rookie All-Star team selected by
Baseball Digest and Topps...ranked among AL
rookies in several categories: third in on-base
percentage (.328) and multi-hit games (39), fourth in average, runs (65), hits, doubles (25) and walks (34),
and placed fifth in total bases (184), extra base hits (33) and RBI (47)...ranked third in the club in hits
(137) and fourth in games (138) and at-bats (493)...posted the second-highest batting average (.278)
ever for a Rangers qualifying rookie behind Bump Willis (.287) in 1977...appeared in 138 games, the
most for a Texas first-year player since Jeff Huson (145) in 1990...collected the most hits by a club
rookie since George Wright (147) in 1982...tied Anaheim's Troy Glaus for the Major League lead in
errors by a third baseman, the most in the Majors since St. Louis' Todd Zeile (33) in 1993...tied the
club record with a pair of three-double games on May 18 vs. Baltimore and Aug. 6 at Toronto...
connected for his first Major League home run on May 4 at Tampa Bay off Esteban Yan...made
his Major League debut in a start at third base on April 23 vs. Minnesota and singled in his
first at-bat off Brad Radke.1999Mike was named the Rangers' Tom Grieve Minor League Player of the Year after leading the minor league organization in runs (98), hits (177), extra base hits (77), total bases (301) and doubles (51), while ranking 3rd in rbi (100), 4th in batting average (.324), and 5th in home runs (21). He finished 3rd among all minor leaguers in doubles, tied for 4th in extra base hits, was 5th in hits and tied for 5th in total bases. Tied for 6th among all minor league 3rd basemen in batting average, Mike was 1st among Double A players in hits (176) and doubles, was 2nd in extra base hits and total bases (300), 7th in runs, tied for 7th in rbi and was 10th in average. He set career highs in games (139), at bats (546), runs, hits, doubles, triples (5), home runs, rbi and walks (54).1998Ranked among FSL leaders in hits (T2nd, 162), at-bats (3rd, 536), RBI (4th, 93), games
(T4th, 135), total bases (5th, 230), and doubles (T5th, 35) at Class A Charlotte...led all Texas minor league players in hits
and was 10th in batting (.302)...had a 21-game hitting streak from June 10-July 16...earned All-Star third base honors
in the Maryland Fall League at Frederick.1997In his first professional season, ranked among the Appalachian League
leaders in runs (T3rd, 59), batting (5th, .335), and doubles (T5th, 19) at Pulaski (Rookie)...named Rangers Minor League
Player of the Month in July with a .390 average, 32 runs, and 22 RBI in 25 games...hit safely in 20 consecutive games from
Jun 30-July 23.