Robert William Mackowiak (Rob)...last name is pronounced mah-KOW-vee-ack...wife's name is Jennifer...has one
son, Garrett...is a 1994 graduate of Oak Lawn (IL) High...played baseball at Oak Lawn and at South Suburban (IL).2007Split season with CWS and SDP, hit .263 with 14 doubles, 6 homers, 38 RBI and 26 walks in 113 games, but season
ended prematurely in midst of Friars' chase for post-season berth...hit only .196 after being acquired by SDP on July
31...underwent season-ending sports-hernia surgery, performed in Philadelphia, on September 26.
With SDP: Batted .296 in first 7 games with SDP...hit .308 during a season-high 6-game hit streak, August 2-7.
With CWS: Hit .278 with 11 doubles, 6 homers, 36 RBI, 34 runs scored and 23 walks in 85 games with CWS...in July,
ranked among AL leaders in batting (2nd, .391), SLG (3rd, .688) and OBP (5th, .444)...notched 4 hits and one RBI, July
6 vs. MIN...July 24 vs. DET, tallied 3 hits, including a double and homer, and 2 RBI in CWS' 8-7 win.2006Hit a career-high .290 (74-255) with five
home runs and 23 RBI in his first season with the White
Sox ... his .290 average was .018 higher than his 2005
mark with Pittsburgh (.272), but his games played
(112), at-bats (255), hits (74) and RBI (23) were less ...
hit .309 (50-162) in the first half, and .258 (24-93) after
the break ... made 63 starts (51 in center field, seven
in right, two in left, two at third base and one as
designated hitter) ... hit a career-best .308 (62-201) vs.
right-handers, compared to .222 (12-54) vs. lefties ...
batted .344 (45-131) on the road (.234 at home) ... was
49-147 (.333) with the bases empty and 25-108 (.231)
with men on base ... four of his five home runs were solo, with two each vs. Minnesota and Oakland ... had at least
one at-bat in all but the No. 2 position in the lineup ... was 7-20 (.350) as a pinch hitter ... the seven pinch hits tied
teammate Ross Gload and Kansas City's Esteban German for the American League lead ... tallied 17 multihit efforts
... batted .357 (15-42) in interleague play ... made his White Sox debut as a defensive replacement on Opening Night
vs. Cleveland ... reached base five times on 5/1 at Cleveland, going 3-3 with two walks ... hit a game-tying, pinch
two-run homer in the eighth inning on 5/22 vs. Oakland off Huston Street ... homer was his first since 8/4/05 vs. San
Diego and fourth career pinch blast ... ranked ninth in the AL with a .344 (22-64) average in May ... tied his career
high (third time) with four hits on 6/18 at Cincinnati ... scored the winning run in the 10th inning on 6/24 vs. Houston
... played infield for the first time with the Sox on 7/4 vs. Baltimore (third base) ... scored the winning run in the 19th
inning on 7/9 vs. Boston ... his career-high, 11-game hitting streak ended on 7/15 at New York (.417, 15-36) ...
recorded his 500th career hit on 7/28 at Baltimore, a pinch single off Chris Ray ... average was at .300 on 8/26, but
batted just .229 (8-35) over his last 17 games.2005Spent his second straight full season (third
overall) with Pittsburgh ... established career highs in average (.272) and hits (126) ... made 50 starts at third base, 31 in center field, 17 at second and 13 in right ... also made three appearances at first base, including
his first career start on 7/19-1 vs. Houston ... recorded four outfield assists ... went 3-16 (.188) as a pinch hitter, but was hitless in his last eight pinch at-bats ... hit .275 (19-69) vs. left-handers and .272 (107-394) vs. righties ... all nine home runs came off right-handers ...
was successful in 8 of 12 stolen base attempts ... had at least one at-bat in all positions in the batting order except leadoff ... eight of his nine homers came before the All-Star Break ... made the Pirates' Opening Day roster for the fourth straight year ... collected one hit in his first 12 at-bats before hitting safely in five straight games (11-18, .611) from 4/10-16 ... tied his career high with four hits on 4/11 at Milwaukee ... his start at second base on 4/7 at San Diego was his first at that position since 9/19/03-2 vs.
Chicago ... went 6-9 in back-to-back games at Houston on 5/3-4 ... hit .500 (11-22) during a six-game hitting streak from 5/3-9 ... posted a career-high tying seven-game hitting streak from 5/17-27 ... combined for six RBI in back-to-back contests on 5/26-27 ... ranked second in the majors in May with a .391 average (25-64) and .494 on-base percentage ... hit his second career grand slam on 6/1 vs. Florida (Guillermo Mota) and tied his career high with five RBI (also, 5/29/04 vs. the Cubs) ... hit safely in six straight games from 6/5-11, going 14-24 (.583) but collected just
one hit in his next 17 at-bats ... hit a 460-foot home run off Washington's John Patterson into the Allegheny River on 6/22 ... hit just .139 (5-36) in his first 13 games following the All-Star Break ... homered eight times in his first 68 games (221 AB) thru 6/29 but just once in his last 74 games (242 AB) ... snapped a streak of 89 consecutive
at-bats without a home run on 8/4 vs. San Diego (off Adam Eaton) - his last home run of the season ... collected just two extra-base hits (both doubles) in his last 30 games ... left game on 8/9 at Colorado with an injured left knee ... fell a home run shy of hitting for the cycle on 8/24 vs. St. Louis.2004Set career highs in virtually every offensive category with the Pirates ... made 51 starts at third base, 40 in right field, 16 in left and 15 in center ... led the club with nine outfield assists ... grounded into just three double
plays in 491 at-bats; the second-toughest player in the National League to double up (163.7 AB) ... ranked second on the club in stolen bases ... hit all 17 of his home runs off right-handed pitchers ... homered in back-to-back games on 4/24-25 at Cincinnati ... fell a double shy of hitting for the cycle on 5/13 at Colorado ... posted his third career two-homer game and drove in four runs on 5/16 at San Francisco ... was 5-8 with a double, three home runs and six RBI in back-to-back games 5/16-19 ... compiled a career-high, seven-game hitting streak from 5/22-29, going
10-26 (.385) with three home runs and 12 RBI ... hit a game-ending grand slam off Joe Borowski in the first game of a doubleheader vs. the Cubs on 5/28 - approximately nine hours after the birth of his first child (son Garrett) ... followed that performance in the nightcap with a game-tying, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning off Francis Beltran (Pittsburgh won the game in the 10th) ... homered for the third straight game and tallied a career-high five RBI on 5/29 vs. Chicago ... earned National League co-Player of the Week honors (with teammate Daryle Ward) for 5/24-30 after hitting .304 with three home runs and a major-league leading 12 RBI ... made his second career appearance at first base on 6/12 at Oakland ... homered just once (6/17 vs. Anaheim) in 38 games after his three-homer series against the Cubs ... hit just .165 (21-127) in his final 48 games (32 starts).2003Split the season between Pittsburgh and Class AAA Nashville ... made 19 appearances at third base with the Pirates, 15 at second base, 14 in right field, eight in center and eight in left for the Pirates ... hit .334 (32-95) when playing in the infield and .196 (11-56) as an outfielder ... appeared at five different positions in his first 10 games (RF, CF, LF, 2B and 3B) ... start on 4/13 at the Cubs was his first in left field since 2001 ... had two hits in 38 at-bats (.053) from 4/11-5/9 and produced just one extra-base hit in 25 games from 4/30-6/7 ... was in a 1-21 slump
before being optioned to Nashville on 6/8 ... was recalled on 8/19 ... collected a career-high four hits, including his second career multihomer game, on 8/20 at St. Louis ... hit his third career pinch home run on 9/10 at Cincinnati, a two-run, game-winning shot in the ninth inning ... went 18-47 (.383) from 9/9-27 ... hit .348 (32-92) with five home runs and 17 RBI in 33 games following his recall ... underwent surgery on his left knee on 10/7.2002Spent first full season in the major leagues, hitting .244 (94-385) with 16 home runs and 48 RBI ... tied for third on the Pirates in home runs ... made 76 appearances in right field, 42 in center, 26 at third base, three at second and two in left ... hit .302 (13-43) off lefties ... went 8-24 (.333) with two home runs and nine RBI as a pinch hitter ... had at least one at-bat in every position in the lineup ... made first career start in center field on 4/13 vs. the Cubs (also hit leadoff for first time in career, going 1-4) ... hit his first career pinch home run on 4/16 at Milwaukee off Mike DeJean ... made his first career start at third base on 4/19 vs. Philadelphia ... homered in back-to-back games on
5/23-24 ... posted first career two-homer game on 6/4 at Montreal ... batting average reached a season-high .265 following the action on 7/4, but then went hitless in 19 at-bats from 7/5-13 ... hit just .187 during July, including an 0-17 streak from 7/24-31 ... suffered a strained left oblique on 8/3 vs. San Francisco and missed the next six games.2001Played in 83 games with Pittsburgh after his contract was purchased from Class AAA Charlotte on 5/18 ... made 30 starts in right field, 19 at second base and six in left ... also played in one game at first base (6/3-1 vs. Atlanta) and two at third ... made his major-league debut at second base on 5/19 vs. Milwaukee, going 0-3 with an
intentional walk ... collected his first RBI on 5/20 vs. Milwaukee ... collected his first major-league hit on 5/24 at Philadelphia (single off Robert Person) ... went 3-5 with his first home run on 5/30 vs. Florida (off Braden Looper)
... hit .396 (19-48) in 17 games from 6/7-27, raising average from .192 to .324 ... delivered a 12th-inning, game-winning hit in 7-6 victory on 6/26 vs. Milwaukee ... was placed on 15-day disabled list on 7/20 with a patella
subluxation of his left knee (injured kneecap) suffered the previous day vs. the Cubs ... went 8-38 (.211) with four RBI during a nine-game rehab assignment with Nashville from 8/9-17 ... was reinstated from disabled list on 8/18
... played winter ball in the Dominican and hit .286 (34-119) with two home runs and 15 RBI with Escogido.2000Spent entire season with Altoona (AA)...Established minor league career highs in every offensive category...Ranked 10th among Eastern League leaders in hitting...Also ranked second in hits and tied for fourth in RBI...Made 71 appearances at second base, 38 in right field, 23 at third base, two at shortstop and one in left field...Hit .359 (52-for-145) with runners in scoring position...Hit three grand slams (5/5 at Bowie, 5/21 vs. New Britain and 6/25 at Erie)...Batted just .214 in 20 games during the month of April, but earned Altoona Player-of-the-Month honors in May after hitting .368 with five homers and 33 RBI...Went 7-for-8 on the final two days of May...Posted season-high 12-game hitting streak from 5/26 thru 6/9 (20-for-46, .435)...Named Eastern League's Player-of-the-Week for the week of 7/3-9 after hitting .407 (11-for-27) with six RBI...Recorded an 11-game hitting streak from 7/28 thru 8/8 (17-for-43, .395)...Homered in back-to-back games on 8/17-18...Played winter ball in Venezuela and hit .269 with seven home runs in 58 games for Occidente...Led club with 57 hits.1999Split season between Lynchburg (A) and Altoona...Hit a combined .286 with 10 home runs and 57 RBI in 127 minor league games...Hit just .232 in 19 games during the month of April, but rebounded with a .333 average in both May and June...Went 16-for-36 (.444) with seven multi-hit games over an eight-game span from 6/16-28, raising average to .317...Homered in back-to-back games on 6/27-28...Was promoted to Altoona on 7/6 and hit safely in 15 of his first 17 contests (25-for-70, .357)...Hit just .208 (26-for-125) in his final 36 games.1998Split season between Augusta (A) and Lynchburg and hit .268 with four homers and 39 RBI in 111 games with the two clubs. ..Ranked second in Lynchburg club in triples.1997Spent entire season with Erie, helping the SeaWolves to a first-place finish. ..Ranked second on club in doubles.1996Spent first professional season with Bradenton after being selected by Pittsburgh in the 53rd round of the June draft (Pirates made 56 selections that year).