Name is pronounced AW-bree huhf. ... Married (Barbara Baubi Heaton, January 27, 2007)...has 2
sons (Jayce, Sept. 4, 2008 and Jagger, Sept. 15, 2010). ... Graduated from Brewer High School in Fort Worth, TX. ... Was an all-district baseball selection but was better
known for his basketball prowess. ... Attended Vernon College in North Texas and had 17 home
runs after never hitting more than 2 in high school. ... Transferred to University of Miami and became 2nd-team
All-America selection by Baseball Weekly and Collegiate
Baseball as junior in 1998...set UM record his final year
with 95 RBI, record that still stands...also led Hurricanes
as senior in HRs (20), 2Bs (20) and total bases (172)...was
teammate of former Giants outfielder Pat Burrell. ... Selected by Tampa Bay in 5th round of 1998 First Year
Player Draft and was signed by then Devil Rays' and now
current Giants' scout Rudy Santin.2011Struggled in his 2nd season in Giants uniform, batting .246 (128-for-521) with 12 HRs and 59 RBI
in 150 games...his 12 HRs were his lowest total in season since hitting 8 in 2001 with Tampa Bay
and his 59 RBI were his fewest since 2002 (59).
> Was lone Giants player to spend entire season with team
and qualify for batting title, although his .246 avg. ranked
as 15th-lowest among National League players with at
least 500 plate appearances.
> Hit .270 (37-for-137) against left-handed pitchers, but
.237 (91-for-384) vs. righties, his lowest avg. of his career
against right-handed pitchers for single season and 8thlowest
mark in NL in 2011.
> His .306 on-base pct. was lowest since 2001 with Tampa
Bay (.288) and his .370 slugging pct. was lowest figure of
> Batted .229 (33-for-144) with runners in scoring position
and just .188 (12-for-64) with runners in scoring position
and 2 outs.
> Became 1 of only 4 Giants to have at least 275 plate
appearances at home and hit 3-or-fewer HRs at AT&T Park
(Omar Vizquel did not HR at AT&T in 2005 and hit 2 HRs
in both 2006-07; Randy Winn hit 1 HR in 2009; and Bill
Mueller hit 3 HRs in 2000).
> Had 9th-lowest OPS in NL (.676).
> Started 136 of Giants' 162 games (119 at 1st base; 13 in
right field; 2 in left; 2 as DH).
> Committed just 5 errors at 1st base, tied with James
Loney and Gaby Sanchez for 2nd-fewest among NL 1st
baseman (min. of 100 starts)...Todd Helton committed 3
errors in 113 starts at 1st.
> Hit 10th inning HR on May 3 at New York-NL that snapped
an 0-for-20 slump and broke 6-6 tie...became 3rd player
over last 20 years to snap hitless drought of 0-for-20 or
worse with an extra-inning home run...Franklin Stubbs
(0-for-23) accomplished it for Brewers in 1992 and Adam
LaRoche (0-for-25) did it for Pirates in 2008 ... Recorded game-ending RBI in SF's 2-1 win on May 20 vs.
Oakland...his one out single against Brian Fuentes in 10th
inning was Giants' only 5th hit of game, but gave club
their 6th walk-off victory at home.
> Hit 3 home runs on June 2 at St. Louis for his 1st
3-HR game of his career and 1st by Giants player
since J.T. Snow accomplished feat on Aug. 13, 2004 at
Philadelphia...marked 15th time in SF-era history that
Giants player hit 3+ HRs in game and Huff became 8th
player to achieve feat, joining Barry Bonds (4x), Willie
Mays (3x), Willie McCovey (3x), Gary Matthews, Darrell
Evans, Kevin Mitchell and Snow (all once).
> His 6 RBI in that June 2 contest matched his career-high
for 2nd time (also: Aug. 9, 2006 vs. Pittsburgh).2010Was one of San Francisco's most valuable players in his 1st season with World Champions, establishing himself as formidable presence in middle of batting order, hitting .290 (165-for-569) with 35 2Bs, 26 HRs and 86 RBI in 157 games ... Huff, who finished 7th in MVP voting, led team in nearly every offensive category, including batting avg., home runs, RBI, hits, walks (83), on-base pct. (.385) and slugging pct. (.506) ... Also ranked 10th in NL in on-base pct. plus slugging (OPS ) with an .891 mark and was 5th in league with 28 go-ahead RBI and 7th with 14 game-winning RBI ... Played in total of 157 games, 4th-straight season and 7th time in last 8 campaigns he played in 150 or more ... Registered 30+ 2Bs for 4th-consecutive season and for 5th time in his career ... 2010 campaign was his 4th with at least 25 HRs and 6th time he has driven in 80-or-more runs ... His 26 HRs was 4th-highest total by player in his 1st season with Giants since team moved to San Francisco in 1958...only Barry Bonds (46 HRs in 1993), Jeff Kent (29 in 1997) and J.T. Snow (28 in 1997) had more in their 1st years with club ... Made an impact on team just with his versatility in field, playing exceptional defense in both left and right field after silencing skeptics by playing good defense at 1st base...started 154 of 162 games (97 at 1st base, 33 in RF and 24 in LF) ... Did not record an error while playing in OF (1.000 FPCT, 0er, 131tc) and made just 3 miscues all year at 1st base...began year as SF's starting 1st baseman, but was moved to outfield for 1st time since 2006 to keep Andres Torres' hot bat in lineup...was 1 of 5 NL outfielders with perfect 1.000 fielding pct., joining NYM's Carlos Beltran, SD's Tony Gwynn, WSH's Michael Morse and teammate Aaron Rowand (minimum of 500.0 innings in OF) ... Had at least one extra base hit in 7-consecutive games from July 1-8 (3 2Bs, 3B, 5 HRs), marking longest extra base hit streak by Giants player since April 2004, when Barry Bonds had an 8-game skein ... Posted his 3rd multi-HR game of season and 12th of his career on July 23 at Arizona, hitting pair of solo clouts off starter Edwin Jackson...prior to game, Huff had complained about having bad batting practice and said, "I'm going to go 0-for-4 with 4 Ks tonight" ... Recorded his 1,500th career hit on July 28 vs. Florida (off Alex Sanabia) ... Batted as high as .313 (113-for-361) with 20 HRs and 65 RBI through July 30, which at time was 5th-highest average among NL leaders...hit just .250 (52-for-208) with 6 HRs and 21 RBI from July 31-end of season.
In his 1st career postseason, batted .268 (15-for-56) with HR and 8 RBI in 15 games to help Giants win their 1st World Series in San Francisco history and 1st overall since 1954 ... Ended 2010 regular season having played in 1,479 games without reaching postseason, which at time was 3rd-longest postseason drought ... Hit safely in 10 of 15 postseason games...drove in 7 runs over final 9 games after having just 1 RBI in 1st 6 contests ... Completed Division Series vs. Braves by going 4-for-15 (.267) with one RBI, 3 BBs and 6 Ks...provided key 2-out game-tying single in 9th inning in Giants' 3-2 victory over Atlanta at Turner Field in Game 3 ... Gave Giants 2-0 lead in Game 4 of World Series at Texas, hitting 2-run HR off Tommy Hunter.2009Appeared in 110 games in his 3rd season with Orioles before being traded to Detroit Tigers on August 17 in exchange for Minor League RHP Brett Jacobson...played in total of 150 games, 3rd-straight season and 6th time in last 7 campaigns he played in 150 or more...hit 30 2Bs, his 3rd-consecutive season of 30+...collected his 9th career multi-HR game, April 21 vs. Chicago-AL...had season-high 4 hits, April 13 at Texas, among 28 multi-hit games in 110 games with Orioles...collected season-high 4 RBI, April 21 vs. Chicago-AL...started 93 games at 1st base and served as designated hitter in 16 other games for O's...hit safely in season-high 8-straight games 3 times, May 9-17 (.333; 10-for-30), May 23-30 (.370; 10-for-27) and June 12-20 (.394; 13-for-33)...hit .214 (46-for-215) with .609 OPS in 67 2nd half games after batting .259 (83-for-321) with.751 OPS in 83 games before break...batted .313 (70-for-224) with 12 HRs, 55 RBI and .970 OPS in 65 team wins and .189 (59-for-312) with 3 HRs, 30 RBI and.492 OPS in 85 losses...went 4-for-12 as pinch hitter...hit .306 (41-for-134) with an .891 OPS with runners in scoring position compared to .196 (55-for-281) with.554 OPS with bases empty...batted .321 (9-for-28) with 28 RBI in 37 plate appearances with runner on third and less than 2 outs...hit .361 (22-for-61) with.994 OPS in 16 Interleague games...10 of his 13 HRs hit with O's came at Camden Yards and O's went 9-3 in the 12 games in which he homered...batted .189 (20-for-106) with 2 HRs, 13 RBI and.567 OPS in 40 games with Tigers...drilled 3-run HR as pinch-hitter Sept. 14 vs. Toronto, 1st home run of his career as pinch-hitter.2008In his second season with the Orioles, was named Most Valuable Oriole after leading the league in extra-base hits and set-
ting new career-highs with 48 doubles and 96 runs scored...Won the Louisville Slugger "Silver Slugger" Award as designated hitter for the American League...Named to the Sporting News' 2008 American League All-Star team as the designated hitter...Led the American League with 82 XBH, finished 3rd with 330 TB and tied for 3rd with 48 doubles and a .321 batting averageagainst right-handed pitching...Was 5th in the American League in slugging percentage (.552), 6th in RBI (108), 9th in home runs (32), 10th in daytime bat-
ting average (.333) and tied for 10th in hits (182)...His .304 average was good for 12th in the AL, and he finished tied for 16th in the loop in at-bats (598), runs (96) and inten-
tional walks (7)...His 154 games played were good for 17th place in the AL...Was named American League Player of the Week twice (weeks ending July 6 and August 31)...Has won the award three times
in his career (also August 1, 2005 with Tampa)...LHit 32 home runs to become the first Oriole to hit 30 or more home runs in a season since Miguel Tejada hit 34 in 2004...
14 of those homers either tied the game (2) or put Baltimore ahead (12)...Hit in a career-high 19 straight games, July 22-August 11, going 30-for-77 (.390), with five doubles, a triple, five HR, 14 R and 15 RBI... &
YTopped the 100 RBI mark for the third time in his career (also 2003 and 2004)...Started 98 games as the designated hitter, 31 at third base and 23 at first base...Hit the fourth grand slam of his career and drove in four runs for the 4th time in 2008 on September 8 vCLE...After June 10, batted .346 (125-361) with 33 2B, 23 HR, 62 R and 77 RBI...Hit in 14 straight games, August 27-September 14, going 23-for-56 (.411) with 9 2B, 3 HR, 11 R and 14 RBI...Homered in consecutive games eight times (April 28-29, May 25-26, June 15-17 and 19-20, July 2-3 and 28-29;
August 10-11 and 17-18)...Posted five four-hit games to give him 16 in his career. Had three four-hit games in a span of 13 games, June 10-26...Batted .386 (39-101) with eight 2B, 3B, eight HR and 26 RBI in 26 July contests2007Played 151 games in his first season with the Orioles, making 142 starts at three positions: DH (78), 1B
(49) and 3B (15)...Has hit 15 or more home runs in 6 consecutive seasons...Was third on the team with 54 extra-base hits (34 doubles, 5 triples and 15 home runs)...Batted .365 (23-63) and hit 7 of his 15 homers vs. Tampa Bay, including a walk-off solo home run in the
10th inning on May 9...Had two season-high 10-game hitting streaks: May 4-13, during which he batted .357 (15-42) and June
4-15, over which he hit .474 (18-38)...Had 4 straight multi-hit games, June 12-15...Batted .406 (13-32) on that nine-game homestand...Went 1-for-4 with a 3-run home run on June 27 vs. New York to snap a career-long 143-at-bat homerless
streak...His previous homer had come on May 10 vs. Tampa Bay...Joined Brooks Robinson and Cal Ripken as only the 3rd Oriole to hit for the cycle, going 4-for-4 with 3
runs & 3 RBI on June 29 vs. the LA Angels...Tripled for his 1,000th career hit & collected his 200th double
before adding a homer and single in that game...Is the only Oriole to accomplish the feat at home...The June 29 game marked his 10th career 4-hit game and 10th time he has scored 3 runs in a game,
both matching career-highs...Batted .346 (62-179) with a .424 on-base percentage, .592 slugging percentage, 9 home runs and 28
RBI in 52 games beginning August 1...Had 19 RBI in a 22-game span, August 3-29...Went 2-for-3 with a grand slam, 5 RBI & a walk on August 14 at New York...Was his 3rd career grand
slam, the other two coming in 2005...Went 10-for-26 with 4 home runs & 6 RBI on a 10-game homestand from August 21-30...Went 4-for-4 with a double and RBI on September 15 at Toronto, his second 4-hit game of the season
and the 11th of his career...Matched his career-high with 3 runs scored on September 16 at Toronto.2006Combined to hit .267 with 21 home runs and 67 RBI in 131 games between Tampa Bay and
Houston...Began his 7th major league season with the Devil Rays before being traded to the Astros on July 12...Is one of only 10 players to hit at least 25 doubles and 20 homers in each of the last five seasons (2002-
06), along with Lance Berkman, Carlos Delgado, Carlos Lee, David Ortiz, Albert Pujols, Manny Ramirez,
Alfonso Soriano, Miguel Tejada and Vernon Wells...Is one of 17 players to hit at least 20 homers in each of the last five seasons....Hit at least 21 homers
each year, averaging 26...Hit .453 (29-64) vs. the National League in interleague play, the 2nd best interleague average in the
majors last year...Made his first career trip to the disabled list, April 12-May 4, after suffering a strained left knee in a collision
with teammate Nick Green on a foul ball on April 11 vs. the Orioles...Missed 21 games, and his 131
games played was the fewest of his major league career...Despite missing 21 games in '06, has averaged 92 RBI over the last four seasons.
wAfter hitting .182 in April and .175 in May, he batted a team-high .359 in June, matching his 2nd best
month ever (also August 2003)...Was 8th in the AL in batting for the month...His first home run of the season was his first career walk-off shot on May 19 vs. Florida off Yusmiero
Petit in the 10th inning...Hit safely in 20 of his last 23 games (.433, 39-90) with the Rays to raise his average from .186 to
.283...Collected 16 RBI, 18 XBH (2B-13, HR-5) and 12 multi-hit games during the stretch...Had just 7
extra base hits through his first 42 games...Went 3-for-3 with 3 doubles on June 30 at Washington, becoming the first player to collect 300 extra
base hits in Tampa Bay history...Homered in his final game with Tampa Bay on July 9 to ignite a 6-run rally in a 6-5 win over the New
York Yankees...Was traded to Houston at the All-Star break in exchange for INF Ben Zobrist and RHP Mitch
Talbot...Started 60 games, all at third base, for Tampa Bay, but split his starts with the Astros between
third base (25 games) and right field (34)...Hit a 3-run home run in his Astros' debut on July 13 at Florida...Went 3-for-4 with 2 homers and a career-high 6 RBI on August 9 vs. Pittsburgh...Hit 2 solo home runs on August 21 at Cincinnati, his 2nd multi-homer game of the season...The 2nd
homer marked his 900th career hit...His 23 RBI in August were the most by a Houston left-handed batter in one month since Luis Gonzalez
had 23 RBI in May 1991...Drove in 34 runs in his last 52 games of the season...Had Astros' only hit in their 2-1 win vs. the New York Mets on September 3...His 8th inning solo HR snapped a 3-3 tie and gave Houston a 4-3 win on September 8 at
Milwaukee...Ten of his 21 homers on the season came in the 7th inning or later...Reached base in 7 consecutive plate appearances, September 24-26...Is Tampa Bay's all-time career leader in games (798), at-bats (3,016), runs (399), hits (868), doubles (173), home runs (128), extra-base hits (307) and RBI (449)...Played in 649 of 688 Rays games after his permanent arrival on 5/28/02.2005Finished the season with the Devil Rays at .261 with 22 HR and 92 RBI...avg. and home runs were his lowest
since 2001 and his RBI total his lowest since 2002...Started 148 games (95-RF, 33-DH, 18-1B, 2-3B), the fewest of his three full seasons...Ten of his 22 HR were either three-run shots or grand slams...only one of his 22 came in the
7th inning or later...His home run April 18 at Yankee Stadium (off Jaret Wright) was the 100th of his career
passing Fred McGriff for most in club history...Had 14 home runs after the break, tying Jonny Gomes for most on the club...Also had 44 RBI after the break, 2nd to Jorge Cantu's 61...Hit 8 home runs in July tying the club record for most HR in that month by a Ray (also Huff-2004, G.Williams-2000)...also recorded 25 RBI, 2nd most in the AL in July (Gary
Sheffield-26)...Belted two grand slams in 5 games (July 22 and 26), the first slams of his career: July 22 vs.
BAL (Bruce Chen) and July 26 vs. BOS (Chad Bradford)...those two home runs were part of
a stretch which he finished the season 3-for-5 with the bases loaded following a 0-for-17
skid that dated back to 2003...Was named the AL Player of the Week for July 25-31, the only Ray to win the award in
2005...batted .409 (9-22) with 2-HR, 10-RBI, 18-TB, 6-R and an .818 SLG pct. hitting safely in
all six starts...Was the first career weekly award for Huff, and the 8th Ray to win the award...After a .320 July (32-100) batted .244 (49-201) the rest of the season...Hit .271 in April (23-85)...entered season a career .229 hitter in April, his worst month...Hit just 2 home runs in April, one in May and 2 in June...only once since he began playing
regularly in 2002 has he hit as few as 2 in one month (June 2003 when he hit one)...Endured a 32-game, 114-AB homerless, stretch from April 19-May 27, the 2nd longest of his career (37G/137AB in 2001)...Season's best spurt was a 19-game stretch from July 15-Aug. 5 in which he batted .342 (26-76) with 7 HR and 23 RBI upping his avg. from .252 to .270... Gave the Rays the 4-3 "walk-off" win July 25 vs. the Red Sox with a 10th-inning double off
Curt Schilling...was his first career walk-off RBI...His 13 intentional walks were 3rd in the AL behind Vlad Guerrero (26) and Ichiro (23).2004Led the Rays in batting (.297), home runs (29) and RBI (104) for the second straight season...Became just the 2nd Ray to have two 100-RBI seasons...Joined Fred McGriff (1999 and
2000)...Made club-high 155 starts, tied with Julio Lugo for the club lead: 3B-85, DH-32, 1B-30, LF-7, RF-1...His apps in LF were the first of his career...Played a total of 87 games at third base, the most he's ever played there...For the third straight year his main position was a different position...In 2002 it was 1B (45 games), in 2003 it was the OF (102 games)... Missed 3 games Aug.24-26 with the back injury that ended his consecutive games streak at 398
(since he joined the Rays from AAA Durham on May 28, 2002)...was the longest in club history
and the 2nd-longest streak in the majors to Miguel Tejada who has played in 700+...Also
missed a game at New York on September 6 when he was unable to leave his house due to the floods from Hurricane Frances...Was unable to make the team flight and joined the team in New York the next day...Was batting .186 (HR-3, RBI-9) in 28 games thru May 8, but batted .320 (159-498) the rest of the season in 129 games with 26 home runs and 95 RBI...Had a 15-game hitting streak May
22-June 8, longest on club this season...Batted .393 (24-61) over the streak...Homered off both of the AL's 20-game winners Minnesota's Johan Santana and Boston's Curt Schilling in their home parks and both home runs were game-winners...His 3-run home run off Santana in the 6th inning on June 3 wiped out a Twins 2-1 lead and propelled Tampa Bay to a 5-4 win and his 2-run homer off Schilling in the 5th broke a 1-1 tie in the Rays' 8-3 win on Aug. 9...Hit safely in a club record eight straight plate appearances (1B-6, 2B-1, HR-1), Sep 22-24...Matched the longest such streak in the majors in 2004 along with Ichiro and SF's Deivi Cruz...Had his string snapped on Sep 24 on a diving catch by Toronto's Reed Johnson in leftcenter field...Batted over .300 vs. left-handed pitching for the 3rd straight season: 2004 (.304)...2003 (.318)...2002 (.307)...Batted .323 (20-62) with runners in scoring position and two outs...Batted .315 (148-471) when he wasn't DH'ing...Batted only .236 (30-127) as a DH...Batted .323 (43-133, RBI-25) during the Rays' 26-7 run, May 20-June 26...Finished Aug. with a .385 avg. (37-96), the 2nd-best monthly avg. in club history behind .422 by McGriff in July, 1999...Batted .325 (93-286) with 17 home runs and 53 RBI in 74 games vs. the
AL East...On September 20 became the Rays all-time leader in games played passing Fred McGriff (578)...He is two HR shy of becoming the first to hit 100 home runs as a Devil Ray (Fred
McGriff hit 99)...In the Boston series (Aug. 9-12) became Rays all-time leader in runs (278)
and hits (603) surpassing McGriff (277, 602 respectively)...Is hitless in his last 14 at-bats with the bases loaded since getting an infield hit on Sep 3, 2002 vs.Anaheim...Was 0-for-10 in 2004...Collected 5 RBI May 12 vs.Texas tying his career high - also Sep 19, 2001 at Boston.2003In 2003, had what stands as the best offensive season in club history...Set franchise
records for RBI (107), batting average (.311) and tied the mark for home runs with 34 (tied
Jose Canseco's total in 1999)... Also set club records for hits (198), doubles (47), extra
base hits (84), total bases (353), runs (91), intentional walks (17) and slugging (.555)...He and Toronto's Vernon Wells were the only 2 players in the AL's top 10 in all 3 triple
crown categories and Gary Sheffield and Albert Pujols were the only two in the NL...Huff
was 9th in the AL in batting and home runs and tied for 8th in RBI...Finished 4th in the
majors with 84 extra base hits, 21 more than any Rays player has ever had...Only Pujols (95),
Todd Helton (87) and Wells (87) had more...Was also 3rd in the AL in doubles, 4th in total
bases, tied with Nomar Garciaparra and Alfonso Soriano for 5th in hits and 7th in slugging...
Only Manny Ramirez (28) and Carlos Delgado (23) had more intentional walks than Huff (17)
in the AL...Also reached base 259 times, 6th most in the AL...Only 11 players in ML history (5 in the AL) matched Huff's numbers for hits (198),
doubles (47), home runs (34) and RBI (107)...That list is Chuck Klein (1930, 1932),
Babe Herman (1930), Rogers Hornsby (1929), Albert Pujols (2003), Lou Gehrig (1927),
Todd Helton (2000), Alex Rodriguez (1996), Don Mattingly (1985), Frank Robinson (1962),
Albert Belle (1998) and Hank Greenberg (1937)...Made 102 starts in right field, his first games in the outfield since his junior year at the
University of Miami... His 6 errors tied for most among AL rightfielders (tied with Anaheim's
Tim Salmon)...On Sept. 6 vs. Oakland, became just the 3rd Devil Ray to steal home, but the first that didn't
involve a double steal.2002In 2002, he did not join the Rays until the 49th game of the season and ended up 9 plate
appearances shy of qualifying with the AL's 7th best average at .313...Would have set the
club record for highest average in a season...Became the first player since Detroit's Tony Clark in 1996 to lead his team in home runs after starting the season in the minor leagues...Only 4 others in the AL matched his numbers in home runs (23) and batting average (.313):
Manny Ramirez, Mike Sweeney, Magglio Ordonez and Jason Giambi...Had 97 hits from July 19 through the remainder of the season, tops in the major leagues...His 103 hits after the All-Star Break tied Bernie Williams for most in the majors...Had the 2nd longest hitting streak in club history - 17 games -that ended Sept. 11 against
Pedro Martinez...Set the club record for hits in a month (44) in August, breaking Randy Winn's mark of 42 set in June...ranked 2nd in the AL to NYY Bernie Williams (47).2001As a rookie in 2001, he started 108 games: 71 at 3B, 20 at DH and 17 at 1B...Led the Rays with 20 errors (tops among AL rookies)... Also ranked T-3rd among AL rookies with 34 extra-base hits.