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Travis Hafner MLB Career Stats

.273 213 731 11 .874

Travis Hafner Bio

  • Full Name: Travis Lee Hafner
  • Nickname: Pronk
  • Born: 6/3/1977 in Jamestown, ND
  • Draft: 1996, Texas Rangers, 31st rd. (923rd overall)
  • College: Cowley County CC
  • Debut: August 6, 2002
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/29/2013
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MLB Career Stats 4058 619 1107 213 731 11 .273 .376 .874


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Travis Hafner Awards

AL Player of the Month

Month Team League
06/2005 Cleveland AL
08/2006 Cleveland AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
09/25/2005 Cleveland AL
08/06/2006 Cleveland AL

Cleveland BBWA Man of the Year Award

Year Team League
2005 Cleveland AL

Indians Gordon Cobbledick Golden Tomahawk Award

Year Team League
2006 Cleveland AL

Travis Hafner Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2004 .311 10th in AL
2005 .305 9th in AL
2006 .308 17th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2004 28 16th in AL
2005 33 9th in AL
2006 42 3rd in AL
2007 24 17th in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2004 109 9th in AL
2005 108 9th in AL
2006 117 6th in AL
2007 100 15th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2004 .993 2nd in AL
2005 1.003 2nd in AL
2006 1.097 1st in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2004 .410 3rd in AL
2005 .408 3rd in AL
2006 .439 2nd in AL
2007 .385 18th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2004 .583 4th in AL
2005 .595 3rd in AL
2006 .659 1st in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2004 96 20th in AL
2005 94 20th in AL
2006 100 14th in AL


Season BB Rank
2004 68 21st in AL
2005 79 7th in AL
2006 100 4th in AL
2007 102 4th in AL


Season 2B Rank
2004 41 6th in AL
2005 42 5th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2007 152 24th in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2007 661 19th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2004 281 23rd in AL
2005 289 19th in AL
2006 299 14th in AL


Season SO Rank
2004 111 21st in AL
2005 123 11th in AL
2006 111 20th in AL
2007 115 19th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2003 10 19th in AL
2004 17 1st in AL
2005 9 19th in AL
2006 7 25th in AL
2010 12 5th in AL
2012 9 11th in AL

Travis Hafner Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 25, 2013 New York Yankees activated DH Travis Hafner from the 60-day disabled list.
September 10, 2013 New York Yankees transferred DH Travis Hafner from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Right rotator cuff strain.
July 28, 2013 New York Yankees placed DH Travis Hafner on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 27, 2013. Right rotator cuff strain.
February 1, 2013 New York Yankees signed free agent DH Travis Hafner.
November 3, 2012 DH Travis Hafner elected free agency.
September 19, 2012 Cleveland Indians activated DH Travis Hafner from the 15-day disabled list.
August 9, 2012 Cleveland Indians placed DH Travis Hafner on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 6, 2012. Lower back inflammation.
August 4, 2012 Cleveland Indians activated DH Travis Hafner from the paternity list.
July 4, 2012 Travis Hafner roster status changed by Cleveland Indians.
June 27, 2012 sent DH Travis Hafner on a rehab assignment to Columbus Clippers.
May 30, 2012 Cleveland Indians placed DH Travis Hafner on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 24, 2012. Sore right knee.
September 11, 2011 Travis Hafner roster status changed by Cleveland Indians.
August 22, 2011 Cleveland Indians placed DH Travis Hafner on the 15-day disabled list. Strained right foot.
June 17, 2011 Cleveland Indians activated DH Travis Hafner from the 15-day disabled list.
June 14, 2011 sent DH Travis Hafner on a rehab assignment to Akron Aeros.
May 20, 2011 Cleveland Indians placed DH Travis Hafner on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 18, 2011. Strained right oblique.
August 15, 2010 Cleveland Indians activated DH Travis Hafner from the 15-day disabled list.
August 3, 2010 Cleveland Indians placed DH Travis Hafner on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 29, 2010. Right shoulder inflammation
June 5, 2009 Cleveland Indians activated DH Travis Hafner from the 15-day disabled list.
May 15, 2009 Cleveland Indians sent DH Travis Hafner on a rehab assignment to Columbus Clippers.
April 29, 2009 Cleveland Indians placed DH Travis Hafner on the 15-day disabled list. Right shoulder soreness.

Travis Lee Hafner Bio Info

Full name TRAVIS LEE HAFNER...Married, wife's name is Amy...One son, Blake Lee...Played 2 seasons at Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, KS (graduated '97)...Earned junior college all-American honors in 1997 and was MVP of JUCO World Series, hitting 3-run homer in 4-2 win over Seminole (OK) JC in the championship game...Played basketball and ran track at Sykeston (ND) High School (graduated '95)... Earned all-region honors in basketball and finished 3rd in state in discus and triple jump in senior year...Participated in Little League, Babe Ruth League, and American Legion baseball programs...Nickname is "Pronk"... Named Upper Midwest Player of the Year by the Minnesota BBWAA Chapter in 2005...Inducted into the North Dakota American Legion Hall of Fame in 2006...Travis is committed year-round to the Cleveland community... Around the holidays; has held annual Pronkta Claus toy drive, in which fans can exchange a new or unwrapped toy for an autograph...In January 2010, Travis and his wife Amy invited 20 teenage kids from Beech Brook, an east-side foster care agency, to a local mall and provided them with American Express gift cards to go shopping...He was honorary spokesman for the Cleveland Indians Charities Continental Cup, an international youth baseball tournament hosted by the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission...Travis and Amy support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland, through a Youth of the Year sponsorship program and an educational outreach program called "Pronk's Peeps" designed to address self-esteem and life-skills for 7th-grade students...Travis was the club's 2007 recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award and is a regular contributor to Cleveland Indians Charities...Active in 2011 Snow Days Macy's Make-A-Wish Event. 2012 Was limited to 66 games with the Indians, batting .228 (50-for-219) with 23 R, 6 doubles, 12 HRs and 34 RBIs...also recorded 2 triples, his first since 2007...Batted .295 (18-for-61) in 18 games in April before hitting just .197 (14-for-71) over 21 games in May...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right knee soreness on 5/24...underwent surgery on 5/31 to clean up damaged was performed by Dr. RIck Parker at the Cleveland Clinic...played in three rehab games with Triple-A Columbus, going 1-for-10 (.100)...was reinstated from the DL on 7/4...Missed three games on the paternity list from 8/1-3 for the birth of his second son, Trip John...Hit his 200th career home run on 8/5 at Detroit off the Tigers' Joaquin Benoit...Was again placed on the 15-day disabled list on 8/6 with lower back inflammation...was reinstated from the DL on 9/19 and appeared in six games, batting .111 (2-for-18) with 1 HR and 2 RBIs...Hit his third career pinch-hit HR on 10/2 vs. Chicago-AL off Jake Peavy...was his 200th home run as an Indian. 2011 Season got off to a solid start before a pair of disabled list stints beginning in mid-May derailed his season...Was hitting .345 (39-113) thru the first 32 games of the season with 8 2B, 5HR & 22 RBI thru May 17 (.958OPS)...Placed on 15-day DL on May 18 after injuring his right oblique in batting practice in Chicago that night...Was activated on June 17...After activation he hit .245 (52-212) with 8 2B, 8 HR & 35 RBI in 62 games thru the end of the season (.732OPS)...Was also on the 15-day DL from August 22-September 10 with a strained tendon in his right foot which bothered him at various points throughout the season and forced him to miss several games in late April/early May... Following his second stint on the DL he hit .273 (12-44) with 8RBI in 12 games (.801OPS)...He has now been on the DL 7 times in his career and has at least one stint in four straight seasons...Hasn't played more than 119 games since 2007...Played in his 1000th Major League game on July 22 and had two walk-off home runs on the season; May 13 vs. Seattle and July 7 vs. Toronto...The July 7 grand slam walk-off erased a 4-1 Blue Jays lead...Was his 12th career grand slam which is 2nd most in club history behind Manny Ramirez...25th time in MLB history for a walk-off grand slam with a 3-run deficit..Remains the club's all-time leader in home runs (176) and RBI (617) as a DH and is 10th in club history with 188 home runs behind Rocky Colavito (190) for 9th place...Collected his 1000th career hit on Sept. 22 vs. Chicago-AL (Addison Reed)...Hit .325 (53-163) in the first half w/9 2B, 8HR & 35 RBI (.934OPS) and .235 (38-162) with 7 2B, 5HR & 22 RBI in the second half (.685OPS)...OPS vs. RHP was .886...Hit .339 (42-124) w/8 2B, 5HR & 26 RBI in 33 starts in the 5-spot in the order, .359 (52-145) with runners on base, .383 (31-81) with RISP. 2010 Progressed offensively the second half of the season and made it through the year healthy save for a two and half week stint on the DL in early August as he became another season removed from shoulder surgery. ...Got better as the season went along, hitting .329 (51-155) in the second half with 15 2B, 5HR & 21 RBI in 44 2nd half games...He had a second half OPS of .932 (.409OB/.523SLG)...He was 4th in the AL in batting average & 11th in OPS in the 2nd half (min 150PA)...Season OPS was .823 (would have been 21st) & on-base % would have been 11th in AL w/enough PAs...Was 15th in the AL in clean-up slugging % (.433). ...Is the club's all-time leader in HR (163) & RBI (562) as a DH...Ranks 10th in franchise history in HR w/175 (Rocky Colavito 9th w/ 190)...Hit two grand slams on June 9 vs. Boston and August 16 vs. Seattle, giving him 11 for his career which is 2nd in club history behind Manny Ramirez' 13...Is 8th in club history in slugging % (.519) and OPS (.906) and 9th all-time in on-base % (.386). ...Had a pair of 4 hit games to equal his single-game career high (July 25 vs. TB, August 30 vs. CWS, 3 2B to equal a career-high)...Made 109 starts at DH and reached base safely in 93 of 118 games and was 1 for 7 as a pinch-hitter, mainly during interleague play in NL parks. ...Was on the 15-day DL from July 29 thru August 14 with right shoulder inflammation, his 5th career stint on the DL and the 3rd straight season he went on the DL with shoulder soreness...Following his activation from the DL he hit .302 (38-126) with 4HR, 17 RBI in 36 games and an .881OPS...Was T5th in the league with 12 HBP...From August 27th on he hit .314 (30-96, .926OPS) with 11 2B, 3HR & 11 RBI in 27 games and over his last 11 games he was 14 for 38 (.368) 2HR & 7RBI. ...On the year hit .230 (43-187) with runners on base and.321 (67-209) with the bases empty...Made 77 starts at cleanup and 15 in the 5-hole hitting .296 (16-54) w/2HR & 6RBI (.943OPS)...Hit .324 (11-34) batting 6th w/a .979 OPS in 9 starts. 2009 Showed signs of regaining his previous form as he battled back from 2008 shoulder surgery and hit .272 (92-338) in 94 games while compiling an on-base+slugging % of .825...Remains the club's all-time leader in home runs (150) and RBI (513) as a designated hitter...Is now in 11th place on the franchise all-time career home run list with 162 (Ken Keltner is 10th with 163)...His career .529 slugging % is 7th highest in club history and his .388 career on-base % is 9th...Was on a managed playing schedule the entire season and did not play more than four games consecutively in 2009 in the first year back from October 2008 shoulder surgery...Made 88 starts at DH on the year and reached base safely in 76 of 94 games...Was 3-for-5 as a pinch hitter with 1 RBI and homered in 3 straight games from April 9-12...Soreness in the shoulder forced him onto the 15-day disabled list from April 29-June 4...Rehabbed in AAA Columbus over 12 games from May 15-June 3, hitting .333 (13-39) w/ 6 RS, 4 2B, HR & 8 RBI (458 OBP/ .513 SLG)...Upon activation from the DL he hit .273 (75-275) with 14 doubles, 12 HR and 41 RBI in 77 games (.352OBP/.455 SLG/.806 OPS)...Had a season-high 4 RBI on August 24 at KC (3-for-5, 2B, HR)...From August 19 thru the end of the season he hit .277 (31-112) with 7 2B, 5HR & 18 RBI in 30 games (.835 OPS)...Over his last 9 games from Sept. 20th on he hit .313 (10-32) with 2 2B, 1 HR & 7RBI...Was T14th in the AL with 6 intentional walks and T11th with a .267 (8-30) average with an 0-2 count...Hit .259 (42-162) with runners on, .237 (23-97) with RISP and .146 (6-41) with RISP-2 outs...HR increased from 5 in 2008 to 16 in 2009 while his slugging/OPS went from .323/.628 to .447/.825 from 2008 to 2009. 2008 Season and production were curtailed due to a right shoulder injury that put him on the disabled list for 106 days from May 26-Sept. 8 and required surgery after the season...Hit .208 (20-96) in April with 3 2B, 3HR & 15RBI in 25 games and was hitting .217 (34-157) w/9 2B, 4HR & 22RBI in 46 games on the season before being placed on the 15-day DL on May 30 (retro to May 26) with instability, inflammation & weakness in the right shoulder joint...Strengthened the shoulder for 2 months in Cleveland before beginning a 20-day rehab assignment at AAA Buffalo on August 18 (.318, 7-22) and later joined AA Akron in the Eastern League playoffs (2-6, 2HR, 6RBI, 2G)...Activated off the DL on Sept. 9 and over the last 3 weeks of the season he hit .122 (5-41) w/1 2B, 1HR & 2RBI in 11 GS at DH (.217 OB%, .220SLG, .437OPS)...Was 1 for last 22... Enters the season ranking 7th in club history in career slugging % (.537), 8th in on-base % (.392) and 12th in home runs (146)...Overall on the year he made 54 starts at DH and reached base safely via hit or walk in 42 of 57 games...Was 1 for 2 w/a HR, RBI and hit his 2nd career PH HR on May 16 at Cincinnati...Remains the club's all-time leader in home runs (134) and RBI (465) as a DH, assuming the top RBI spot from Andre Thornton (459) in May...Hit .244 (21-86) with runners on base and .310 (13-42) with runners on and 2 outs...Underwent right shoulder surgery on October 14 in Birmingham, AL by Dr. James Andrews at St. Vincent Hospital... The procedure entailed Dr. Andrews successfully performing an arthroscopic debridement (clean out) of Travis' right shoulder joint...Travis is expected to make a full recovery by the beginning of the 2009 Championship Season when it opens on April 6 in Arlington, Texas. 2007 Had an up and down offensive season by his standards, but began to turn things around as the regular season concluded and eclipsed the 100RBI mark on the last day of the season... Finished 4th in the American League in walks (102), 2nd in the AL in int'I walks (17), 13th in RBI (100) and T17th in HR (24) ... Also ranked among the AL offensive leaders in on-base % (.385, 18th) and times on base via hit or walk (254, T11th) ... SEPT-Productivity increased late in the season, hitting .316 (31-98) in September with 5HR & 23 RBI in 27 games and .373 (22-59) w/3HR & 13 RBI in 17 games from September 11th-on ... Made 137 starts at DH and 10 starts at first base for Eric Wedge... Hit his 9th career grand slam on May 7 at Baltimore off Jamie Walker. .. Reached base safely in 124 of 151 games via hit or walk and reached base safely in 10 straight plate appearances from April 19-21 ... Had an 11-game hitting streak from June 29 to July 13 (13-44, .295, 2HR, 6RBI) Equaled his career-high w/4 walks on April 4 at Chicago and equaled career-highw/4 hits on April 23 at Minnesota... Enjoyed his 13th career multi-HR game on Sept. 4 at Minnesota (only 2HR game of season) and equaled his season-high w/4RBI that night in the 'Dome (3rd time).... On Sept. 4 @MIN he became the club's all-time career leader in HR by a DH with 126, passing Andre Thornton (125) ... Now has 130 career HR as the Indians DH... ls 2nd to Thornton (459) in career RBI as an Indians DH w/442... Endured an 0 for 21 stretch from July 21-26... Hit .279 (93-333) with runners on... Signed a four-year contract extension through the 2012 season with a club option for the 2013 campaign on July 12... 2006 Had an incredible offensive season as he continues to rank as one of the game's top hitters...Set new singleseason club records for HR (39) and RBI (110) as a DH, breaking Andre Thornton's 1982 club records (32/109)... Travis' 42 home runs are tied for the 8th highest total in club history w/Trosky ('36) & Colavito ('59) as he became just the 2nd Indian EVER w/40HR, 100BB, 100RS & 100RBI in same season (Thome '97, '01-02)... His .659 slugging % was the 6th highest total in club history as his career .590 slugging % as an Indian is now 2nd highest in club history among batters with at least 1000AB...Finished 8th in the AL MVP balloting with 64 points...Was the 7th Indian to hit 40HR in a season despite missing the last 29 games of the season... Finished the season tied for 3rd in the American League in HR (42), 6th in RBI (117), T4th in BB (100), 2nd in OBP(.439), T5th in extra base hits (74) while leading the league in slugging % (.659)...His 3.9 AB/RBI ratio was1st in AL and 10.8 AB/HR was 2nd (3rd in club history)...Was T4th in the AL with 16 int'l walks...His .308 average was 17th in the AL...His on-base + slugging % of 1.098 was 1st in the AL ahead of Manny Ramirez' 1.058...Missed the last 29 games of the season after suffering a broken right hand (4th metacarpal) on Sept. 1 at Texas after being hit with a CJ Wilson pitch (was on pace for 51HR, 143RBI at time of injury)...At the time of the injury he was 2nd in the AL in HR, RBI, walks and extra base hits...Hit his 100th career HR on July 4 vs. NYY...Had four 2-homer games to bring his career total to 11 2HR games (12 career multi-HR games)...Tied his career-high for the 4th time with 6RBI on June 3 vs. LAA...Tied the Major League single-season record with 6 grand slams, tying Don Mattingly's 1987 record of 6 on August 13 vs. KC (Hudson)...Now has 8 on his career after hitting slams on May 1 vs. CWS, May 17 vs. KC, June 3 vs. LAA, July 1 at CIN, July 7 vs. NYY and August 13...The grand slam on July 1 @CIN was his first career PH HR (Broussard hit 2 PH GS in 2005)...Was the first player since 1968 to hit 4 slams before the break...On the year he was 8 for 14 (.571) with a club record 6HR & 30 RBI w/the bases full...Owns 8 career slams...Named AL Player of the Month in August after hitting .361 (35-97) w/a league-best 13HR & 30RBI in 28G...Hit in a career long 14 games from August 10-24...Hit in 12 straight from July 3-12...Hit in 26 of last 31G: .346 (37-107) 13HR, 34RBI and safely in 18 of his last 20G batting .368 (25-68) w/8HR & 22RBI...According to ELIAS Hafner reached 7HR in fewer games (11) than anyone in the 106-year history of the ballclub...The old record was held by Ken Keltner (7 in 13G in 1948)...Reached base in 11 consecutive plate appearances from April 5-8, the longest known streak by an Indian since divisional play began in 1969...The Major League record is 16 by Ted Williams in 1957...Made 122 starts at DH and 4 at first base...Hit safely in 90 of 129G and reached safely in 115 of 129G...Had an RBI in 59 of 129G... His 28RBI in May were tied for most in the AL...49 of his last 84 hits were for extra bases (21 2B, 28HR)...His 16HR off LHP were 2nd in the AL (Ortiz 18) as was his .658 slugging % off LHP...His .442 on-base % off LHP was 4th in the AL (hit .321 off LHP overall)...Tied his career-high with 4 hits on April 7 vs. MIN (6th time) and scored career-high 4 runs on April 7 and July 4 vs. NYY... Walked career-high 4 times on April 27 vs. Boston...HR'd in 4 straight games 2 times (May 1-4; August 2-5) and homered in back-to-back games 13 times...Hit 1st career "walk-off" HR on May 16 vs. KC...Had 102RBI over his last 106 games and 31 RBI over his last 29 games...Has 23HR over his last 58 games and 7HR in his last 13 games prior to being injured...Hit .324 (71-219) with runners on base (17th in AL) and .341 (43-126) from the 7th inning on (4th in AL)...Hit .327 (86-263) with 23 HR & 67RBI in 76 starts in the #4 spot in the order...Had a .673 slugging % in the second half...His 4.20 pitches seen per AB were 6th in the AL... His .662 slg % in the #4 spot was 1st in the AL among clean-up hitters with 146PA in that spot (M.Ramirez 2nd @.621) 2005 Had a tremendous offensive season, putting himself into elite status among the Major League's best hitters as he was named Tribe "Man of the Year" by the Cleveland BBWAA and finished 5th in the AL MVP voting (highest finish since R.Alomar's 4th place in 2001)... Became the 10th hitter in franchise history to hit at least .300 with 30HR & 100RBI as he finished 3rd in the American League in on-base (.408) and slugging % (.595) while his combined on-base+slugging % (OPS of 1.003) ranked 2nd behind Alex Rodriguez' 1.031 (ahead of Oritz/1.001 & M. Ramirez/.982)...Again drove in 106 runs as a DH, which was 2nd in the AL behind David Ortiz' 141 and is tied for the 2nd highest season ever by an Indians DH with his 2004 campaign (Andre Thornton still holds the club record w/109 in 1982)...His 32HR as a DH tied Ellis Burks' 2002 single-season club mark...Finished in the Top 10 in several other department among AL hitters, including: batting average (.305, 9th), doubles (42, T5th), walks (79, 7th), RBI ratio (4.5 per at bat, 4th), HR ratio (14.7 per at bat, 7th), extra base hits (75, 8th), RISP average (.333, 10th), average vs. RHP (.321, 7th) and clean-up slugging % (.589, 3rd behind Ramirez/Guerrero)...Homered in a career-high 6 straight games from Sept. 18-24, the 2nd longest streak in the history of the franchise behind Jim Thome's 7 straight in 2002 and the longest in MLB in 2005...The streak was the longest in the big leagues since Barry Bonds in 2004 and the longest in the AL since Thome's club record...At one point during the stretch he had a string of 10 straight hits that went for extra bases... Since 1980 (according to Elias), only two other Cleveland players have had streaks in double digits: Albert Belle (11 straight in 1995) and Jim Thome (12 in 2001)...Also homered in 3 straight games two other times...Indians were 43-16 (.729) in games he recorded an RBI...Made 129 starts at the DH spot and 1 start at first base on June 8 at San Diego...Reached base safely in 122 of 137 games...Did not homer until his 95th at bat of the season on April 30 vs. Kansas City, the longest such streak of his career...Hit his 2nd career grand slam and equaled his single-game career high w/6RBI (3rd time) on June 28 at Boston (off Keith Foulke)...Enjoyed three two homer games on the year (7/4 vs. DET-N, 8/26 @TOR, 9/21 @CWS), now giving him seven 2HR games for his career...In total, he has 8 career multi-HR games...Had several impressive streaks throughout the season, hitting .310 (139-449) with 38 2B, 33HR & 103RBI in 126 games from April 18 thru the end of the season and .324 (100-309) with 26 HR & 85RBI from June 10 thru the end of the season (85 games)...Was named American League Player of the Month for June, hitting .345 (30-87) with 10 2B, 8HR & 29RBI in 24 games...Followed up June by winning AL Player of the Week, July 4-10, after hitting .480 (12-25) with 4HR & 12 RBI in 8 games, including a memorable day/night DH vs. Detroit on July 4 (6-10, 3HR, 6RBI)... From June 1 thru the end of the season he hit .321 (106-330) with 32 2B, 28 HR & 88 RBI in 92 games...Was hit in the face on July 16 by Chicago-AL's Mark Buehrle in the 1st inning and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 26 (retro to 7/17) due to post-concussive symptoms...Was activated from the DL on August 4 and following his activation he hit .296 (59-199) with 15 HR & 45 RBI in 54 games...Was on fire to end the season, hitting .351 (20-57) from Sept. 17 thru the end of the season with 6 2B, 8 HR & 20 RBI in 15 games and at one point HR'd in 6 straight games (see above) and at one point from Sept. 18-24 had 10 straight hits go for extra bases (3 2B, 7HR)...Overall he hit .270 (27-100) in September with 4 2B, 11HR & 26 RBI in 29 games...Was named AL player of the week for the 2nd time in 2005, Sept. 19-25 (10-26, 6HR, 16RBI, 7G)...From August 25th on he had 13 HR in 30 games (29RBI)...Reached base safely in 74 of his last 81 games...Hit .348 (56-161) w/10HR & 40RBI in the #3 hole (44 starts) in the order and .283 (91-321) with 23 HR & 67 RBI in the #4 hole in the order (86 starts)...Hit .339 (20-59) on the first pitch...His .311 (47-151) average from the 6th inning on was the 15th best average in the AL...Signed a long-term contract on April 13 thru the 2007 season (2008 club option)...Hit .306 (71-232) with runners on base (18HR, 93RBI) and .328 (20-61) w/RISP-2outs...Spent the off-season in Cleveland. 2004 Enjoyed a breakout offensive season, compiling one of the finest offensive seasons in the history of the organization by a designated hitter...Finished 2nd to Boston's David Ortiz in RBI by a DH (109 to 106) as his 106RBI as a DH were the 2nd most in franchise history behind Andre Thornton's 109 in 1982...Overall for the year his 109RBI were 9th among all American League hitters and after the season he received a 9th place vote on the AL MVP ballot and was runner-up to Ortiz in the AL DH Award balloting (Edgar Martinez Award). Also ranked 3rd in the league in on-base % (.410), 4th in slugging % (.583), 7th in extra base hits (72), 10th in batting average (team-high .311), 4th in RBI ratio (4.4 per at bat) and tied for 6th in doubles...His OPS of .993 was 2nd in the American League only to Manny Ramirez (1.009)...Led the AL in slugging (.690) and on-base % (.433) while his .344 batting average was 4th off RHP. Hit above the .300 mark in each month with the exception of August (.274, 26-95) and enjoyed his most success in July (31-86, .360, 8HR, 28RBI) when he received consideration for AL Player of the Month honors...Tied the franchise record for RBI in consecutive games with 11 on July 19-20 at Anaheim...Hall of Famer Earl Averill initially set the record in 1930...Had a career day on July 20 against the Angels, going 4 for 4 w/3HR, 6RBI and 3RS...The 3HR established a new career-high as did the 6RBI, a mark he equaled on August 4 at Toronto (4-5, 3RS, 2HR, 6RBI)...On the year he had three 2-homer games and one 3-homer game, giving him 4 career 2HR games and 5 career multi-HR games in his career (4 in 2003)...Overall he had seven (7) 4-RBI games in 2004. On the year he made 121 starts at DH and 10 starts (12G) at first base...Did not make an error in his 90 total chances at first...Did not start at first from 4/12-6/4 and his last appearance at first came on July 3 at Cincinnati (his last 68G of season)...Hit first career grand slam in the home opener of April 12 vs. Minnesota (off Lohse)... First grand slam on home opener since 2002 (Travis Fryman vs. MIN)...Equaled career-high with 4RBI...Received consideration for AL player of the week in season's opening stanza, leading the league in total bases for the week (21)...Set a new career-high with 3 doubles on May 16 vs. Tampa Bay. Tied club record by getting hit by 17 pitches, which was tied for first in the AL w/Kevin Millar...Minnie Minoso was also hit by 17 in 1959...Was 2 for 5 w/2RBI as a PH...His 18HR in the 2nd half ranked T8th among AL hitters...His 21 road HRs ranked 2nd in the league as he hit just 7HR at Jacobs Field in 252 at bats...His road batting average of .322 was 7th best in the AL and his .344 batting average against RHP was 5th highest in the junior circuit... Hit in 86 of last 123 G as he is 134-428 (.313) w/24HR, 99RBI (4/25)...Had 95 RBI over his last 114 games...Over his last 103 games he hit .324(115-355) 23 HR & 83RBI since 5/22. Season ended a tad prematurely, missing the final 7 games of the season with right elbow inflammation...The condition in his right elbow, which bothered him periodically throughout the season, required surgery following the season on October 6th to remove bone spurs and loose bodies from the elbow joint...Hit .306 (75-245) with runners on base, .312 (69-221)...Favorite spot in the order was the #6 hole (.414, 24-58, 6HR, 20RBI, 16GS)...Also hit .312 (69-221) in the #5 slot (10HR, 52RBI 60GS)...Only hit .250 (40-160) batting 3rd (9HR, 29RBI, 43GS)...Loved hitting against the California teams ...Hit .560 (14-25) vs. Oakland (2HR, 14RBI) & .552 (16-29, 7HR, 16RBI) vs. ANA...His 3.96 pitches seen per PA were 15th among AL hitters. 2003 Made a positive impression in his first season in the Indians organization, spending most of the season in the big leagues save a stint on the disabled list followed by a stint in AAA Buffalo...Was the Tribe's opening day first baseman and became just the second North Dakota-native to play for the Indians (Floyd Stromme, 1939)...He and Darin Erstad are the only big leaguers to be born in Jamestown, ND & is one of 14 players in Major League history born in North Dakota...Hit .206 (20-97) over his first 30 games (6 2B, 4HR, 11RBI) of the season before suffering a broken left big toe in Texas on 5/9 after being hit by a pitch in the foot...Was placed on the 15-day DL on 5/10 and was activated and optioned to AAA Buffalo on 5/26 after short rehab assignment with the Bisons...Was recalled to Cleveland on 7/12 when Matt Lawton went on the DL and spent the remainder of the season with the Indians...Thru the remainder of the season after his recall he hit .278 (54- 194) with 13 2B, 10 HR & 29 RBI in 60 games...Hit .321 (26-81) in August with 5 HR & 14 RBI in 25 games... Homered in back-to-back games on 8/6 & 8/7...Hit his 1st career HR off a LHP on 9/14 vs. Minnesota off Eric Milton...Travis hit for just the 7th cycle in club history on 8/14 in Minnesota, going 4 for 5 w/a 2B, 3B, HR, 3RS & 2 RBI...Tripled in the 8th inning off James Baldwin to complete the cycle...It was the first Indians cycle in 25 years after Andre Thornton last did it on 4/22/78 at Boston...Was a season-high 4 hits and just his 2nd career 4-hit game...Was just the 3rd Indians cycle since the 1953 season...Made his 1st career opening day start on 3/31 @BAL and enjoyed a 3-hit afternoon...Went through an 0 for 27 string from April 2-13...Collected his first career 2-HR game on 8/23 at Tampa Bay...Made 40 starts at first base (42G) and 43 starts at DH...Among AL rookies he finished 2nd in slugging % (.485) and 7th in on-base % (.327). 2002 Spent most of the year at AAA Oklahoma and began the season on the active roster after recovering quicker than expected from off-season surgery on his right wrist...Hit .272 (22-81) in April with 3 HR & 11 RBI before exploding from 4/30 thru the rest of his tenure in AAA, hitting .363 (118-325) w/19 HR & 71 RBI over the season's final 89 games...Hit .365 (35-96) in June w/4 HR & 21 RBI in 25 games (hit safely in 22 of them) and .375 (33- 88) in July w/7 HR & 19 RBI in 24 games...Overall he finished 3rd in the Pacific Coast League in batting average (.342), 1st in on-base percentage (.463) and 4th in slugging percentage (.559)...Went 3 for 5 w/2 HR & 5 RBI on 4/30 vs. Nashville and 5 for 5 w/4 RS, a triple, homer and 3 RBI on 6/21 at Iowa...Appeared in 65 games at first base and 45 at designated hitter at Triple A...Hit .351 (33-94) off lefties w/5 HR & 13 RBI and .339 (104-307) off RHP with 16 HR & 64 RBI...Hit .325 (38-117) w/5 HR & 51 RBI with RISP and after the season was named to the Sportsticker PCL All-Prospect Team...Was recalled by Texas to the big leagues for the first time on 8/6 and made his debut that night at Detroit, striking out in his first at bat...Hit safely in his next 5 games after his debut (.450, 9-20) and collected his first ML hit and RBI with an RBI triple at Detroit on 8/7 off Mark Redman (4th inning)...Had a career day at Cleveland on 8/11, going 4 for 5 w/2 2B, his first major league homer (off Jason Phillips) and a career-high 3 RBI...Was thrown out at third base in the 7th inning that robbed him of a cycle...Went 2 for 28 over the next 8 games at was optioned back to Oklahoma on 8/27, appearing in 6 games at Triple A before being recalled again by Texas on 9/9. 2001 Had surgery on 3/12 to remove hamate bone from right wrist and began season on Tulsa's disabled list...Was activated on 5/11 and went on to finish 3rd in the Texas League in slugging (.545) and 4th in on-base percentage (.396)...His HR to at bat ratio of 1 per 16.15 AB was 4th best in the league...Led the Drillers in walks (59) and was 2nd on the club in homers (20), RBI (74), and doubles (25)...Tied for 3rd in Texas minor league system in homers...Started 78 games at 1st base and 10 as the DH...Was 14-42 (.333) with 3 homers and 10 RBI in 1st 11 games, then hit just .200 (13-65) in next 16 contests...Had a .296 (64-216) average in final 61 games...Was the Rangers minor league player of the month for July, batting .330 (34-103) with 8 homers and 24 RBI...Had 3 homers and 7 RBI on 8/17 at Round Rock, drove in 6 runs on 7/13 vs. Wichita...Walked 4 times on 8/23 vs. Round Rock...Batted .343 (36-105) against lefthanders...Hit .348 with a homer and 5 RBI in 6 games at Peoria in Arizona Fall League before being sidelined with wrist injury... Underwent arthroscopy surgery on right wrist on 10/24 to remove torn cartilage and scar tissue from right wrist. 2000 Won the Florida State League batting title (.346) and topped league in on-base percentage (.447) at A Port Charlotte...Was 2nd in the FSL in RBI (109) and slugging (.580), 3rd in runs (90), total bases (253) and extra base hits (57), and 4th in homers (22) and doubles (34)...Had the highest average among all Texas minor leaguers (250 or more plate appearances), was 2nd in RBI, and placed 3rd in homers...Appeared in 59 games at 1st base, 45 as DH and 18 at 3rd base...Was selected as 1st baseman on FSL post-season all-star team and was a Baseball America High Class A All-Star...Played in FSL all-star game...Hit over .300 in all 5 months of season, including .378 (92-251) in final 70 games beginning June 1...Was the Rangers minor league player of the month in June (.364, 7 HR, 27 RBI) and July (.352, 3 HR, 24 RBI)...Was FSL player of the week, 6/26-7/2 and 7/24-30... Was on the DL from 8/5-22 with a broken right toe...Played for Carolina in Puerto Rican winter league but was sent home in late December due to a sore left wrist...Batted .303 with 5 homers and 19 RBI. 1999 Led the South Atlantic League in RBI (111) and slugging (.546) and tied for 1st in homers (28) at A Savannah...Was also 2nd in the league in total bases (262), 3rd in extra base hits (62) and 4th in the league in runs (94)...His 151 SO were 4th in the league and his HR/AB ratio of 1 per 17.14 AB led the SAL...Topped Rangers' minor league players in RBI and tied for 1st in home runs...Was selected as 1st baseman on SAL post-season all-star team...Started 108 games at 1st, 23 as DH, and 3 at 3rd base...Had a 16-game hitting streak, 6/17-7/11. 1998 Was Savannah team leader in RBI (84) and walks (68) and ranked 2nd in homers (6). 1997 Saw action at 1st (66 games), 3rd (24), and outfield (1)...Was among Gulf Coast League leaders in runs (T-3rd, 38), doubles (T-4th, 14), and homers (T-5th, 5) in 1st pro season...Was selected to the GCL all-star squad...Went 11- 15 in 1st 4 pro games...Was 5th in the league with 19 extra base hits.Saw action at 1st (66 games), 3rd (24), and outfield (1)...Was among Gulf Coast League leaders in runs (T-3rd, 38), doubles (T-4th, 14), and homers (T-5th, 5) in 1st pro season...Was selected to the GCL all-star squad...Went 11- 15 in 1st 4 pro games...Was 5th in the league with 19 extra base hits.