Ryan Stewart Theriot Bio Info
Name is pronounced RIY-in TAIR-ee-oh ... Married (Johnnah Haik)...children (Houston, Macey and
Georgia Grace) ... Attended Broadmoor (Baton Rouge, LA) High School
in 1998 ... Played college baseball at Louisiana State University
under legendary coach Skip Bertman...helped lead Tigers
to 2000 NCAA College World Series Championship, in
which he scored winning run via walk-off single
by Brad Cresse ... Also played with current Giant Mike Fontenot on that
team and was named to College World Series all-
Tournament team ... Is co-founder of Hardt of Champions athletic complex in
Louisiana where goal of complex is to raise money for
families and children who are struggling, performing free
clinic for underprivileged children once a year with other
Was Opening Day shortstop for St. Louis and batted .271 (120-for-442) with 26 2Bs and 47 RBI; hitting
mostly in leadoff spot ... Was team's everyday shortstop through trade deadline,
played in 40 games in 2nd half, making just 18 starts, all
but 2 of those at 2nd base ... Made 87 starts at shortstop (91 games) and 17 starts at
2nd (35 games) ... Ranked 6th on team with 33 multi-hit games and 4th with
26 2Bs ... With 47 RBI, posted his 3rd 40-RBI season of his career ... Was ejected for 1st time in his career on July 17 at
Cincinnati for arguing call at 2nd base...served one game
suspension on July 21 ... Led team with 7 pinch RBI, 5 of which came in final two
weeks of season ... Batted .310 (39-for-126) vs. left-handed pitchers ... Posted career-high 20-game hitting streak from May
15-June 7, batting .326 (28-for-86) with 7 2Bs and 11 RBI ...
POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Batted .600 (6-for-10) with 2 2Bs and RBI in 3 game
against Philadelphia in NLDS, and finished
postseason with .242 avg. (8-for-33) in 12 games
for World Champion Cardinals.
Played in 150 games, starting with 96 games with the Cubs before a trade to the Dodgers on 7/31, where he finished the season playing 54 games for LAD...His 20 stolen bases in 2010 were tops among the N.L.'s everyday second basemen...Tied his career long with a 13-game hitting streak (11 were multi-hit games) from 4/21-5/4, batting .475 (29-61) over the period, the 2nd highest average (C. Gonzalez, .516, 16-game) during a National League hitting streak of 13-games or more...Also had hitting streaks of 11 games (with LAD) and eight games earlier in the season with CHI...Turned 69 double plays with 56 coming at second base, ranking 13th in the N.L. among second basemen...Ranked 6th among second basemen in the National League with a .986 fielding percentage...Batted .293 with 2 HR and 14 RBI against NL Central clubs, his highest BA against any NL division.
Ryan established numerous career marks and led the team with 154 games played and 602 at-bats ... his five triples, seven homers and 54 RBI also established career bests ... he made 147 starts at shortstop, the most for a Cub at that position since Shawon Dunston made 150 starts in 1988. ... Hit seven homers on the season, equaling the amount he hit from
2006-08... Hit three homers with eight RBI in a four-game span, May 1-4 ...
the three homers came in a span of 12 at-bats.
... Led the team with 21 stolen bases, his third-consecutive season with
more than 20 steals... Is the first Cub with three-consecutive 20-steal seasons since
Sammy Sosa (1993-95).
... Batted .306 (37-for-121) against left-handed pitching, compared to a
.279 mark (134-for-481) against righties.
... Led the team with 51 multi-hit games (40 two-hit and 11 three-hit).
... Batted .299 (99-for-331) prior to the All-Star Break compared to a .266
mark (72-for-271) after the break.
... Hit .283 (49-for-173) in 42 games in the lead-off spot.
... Twice tied his career high with three runs scored: April 26 at St. Louis and
September 15 vs. Milwaukee.
... Hit his first career grand slam May 1 vs. Florida, establishing a careerhigh
four RBI game ... later tied the mark with four RBI July 30 vs.
... Had eight hitting streaks of five or more games, including a season-high
10-game streak, June 13-24 ... batted .333 (14-for-42) during the run.
... Boasted three home hitting streaks of nine or more games: a 10-gamer,
May 13-31; a nine-gamer, June 13-July 3 and an 11-gamer, July 5-26.
... Appeared in the team's first 46 games (45 starts) before a day off
... Tied his then career high with two stolen bases April 30 vs. Florida - had
turned the trick five times.
... Finished April with a .317 batting average (26-for-82).
... His grand slam May 1 vs. Florida snapped a string of 620 at-bats since
his previous homer, April 15, 2008 vs. Cincinnati.
... Again went deep May 2 against the Marlins ... the last player to snap a
longer homerless streak by going deep in consecutive games was the
Cubs' Gene Clines in 1977 (1,079 at-bats).
... Collected his second career multi-homer game May 13, going 2-for-3
with two solo homers vs. San Diego - his previous multi-homer effort was
September 17, 2006 vs. Cincinnati.
... Matched his career high with three doubles May 25 vs. Pittsburgh.
... From May 25-June 7, batted .391 (18-for-46).
... Had two walk-off hits in a week: June 14 vs. Minnesota and June 19 vs.
... Nabbed a career-high three stolen bases and went 3-for-5 July 22 at
... Hit safely in 30 of 32 home games, May 13-July 26 (46-for-126/.365).
... Went 3-for-4 with a triple August 2 in Florida, establishing a career high
with his fifth triple of the season.
... Collected his career-high 46th RBI of the season with a single to center
in the fifth inning August 13 vs. Philadelphia ... his previous mark was
45, which was set in 2007.
... Set a career mark with four walks September 15 vs. Milwaukee ... again
drew four free passes September 29 vs. Pittsburgh.
Enjoyed a strong season as the Cubs regular shortstop, recording a team-leading .307 batting average - good for sixth in the
N.L. - and 58 multi-hit games (tied for fourth in the majors).
© His 58 multi-hit games were the most by a Cubs shortstop since 1954,
surpassing Ivan DeJesus and Don Kessinger who had 55 apiece in 1979
and 1969, respectively.
© His 154 singles ranked first in the N.L. and second in the majors behind
Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki (180).
© Started 141 of the club's 162 games at shortstop.
© Hit .300 or better in each of the first four months of the season: .323 in
March/April, .308 in May, .309 in June and .333 in July.
© Had more walks than strikeouts in every month of the season save for
July (10 K/10 BB), finishing the season with 73 free passes
compared to 58 strikeouts.
© Struck out once every 11.4 at-bats, the sixth-best mark in the N.L.
© The club was 56-9 (.862) in games he scored at least one run ... was
14-2 when scoring two or more times.
© Batted .308 against right-handed pitchers compared to a .305 mark
against lefty hurlers.
© Went a season-high 31-consecutive games without an error, July 13-
August 20, handling 88 total chances in that span.
© Batted .302 in day games .... had a .311 average in night contests.
© Had a .320 batting average (111-for-347) with a .394 on-base percentage
in the first half ... hit .288 after the All-Star break.
© Batted .368 (25-for-68) in 16 contests when at the top of the order.
© Reached base safely in a season-high 17-straight games, July 2-23.
© Turned in a season-high 13-game hitting streak, July 3-20, batting .439
(25-for-57) during the run.
© Had four consecutive multi-hit games three times: April 18-23 (10-for-
19/.526), June 22-26 (8-for-17/.471) and July 9-12 (9-for-18/.500).
© Drew a career-best 73 walks, surpassing his 49 free passes in 2007.
© Tied his career high with three RBI July 30 in Milwaukee ... finished the
game 3-for-3 with a triple, a run scored and two walks.
© Belted his lone homer of the season April 15 vs. Cincinnati's Todd Coffey.
© Fell one hit shy of his career high, going 4-for-5 April 20 vs. Pittsburgh ...
had a season-high two doubles.
© Batted .273 (3-for-11) in three games against the Dodgers in the NLDS.
Ryan broke camp with the Cubs and enjoyed his first full season in the majors, eventually taking over everyday shortstop duties
while setting career highs in numerous offensive categories.
© Led the club with 28 stolen bases in 32 attempts, becoming the first
Cubs infielder to steal at least 28 bases in a season since Eric Young
turned the trick twice, stealing 54 bases in 2000 and 31 in 2001.
© Had a .300 batting average (45-for-150) in 34 games at the top of the
order, including a .321 mark (26-for-81) in 19 games while Alfonso
Soriano was on the disabled list, August 6-26.
© Made 108 appearances at shortstop (101 starts), 37 at second base
(21 starts), eight at third base (four starts) and six in the outfield (one
© Hit .286 (36-for-126) off lefties compared to a .260 mark (107-for-411)
off right-handed hurlers.
© Hit two doubles for the first time in his career April 22 vs. St. Louis ... finished
the game 3-for-6 with a run scored.
© Recorded a career-high three walks April 30 in Pittsburgh.
© Notched a game-tying, ninth inning RBI-single May 6 vs. Washington,
helping the Cubs beat the Nationals, 4-3, in 10 innings.
© Had a then career-high nine-game hitting streak, May 6-15 ...
duplicated the streak August 31-September 8.
© Belted his first career pinch-home run May 29 vs. Florida ... the two-run
shot off Dontrelle Willis in the seventh inning was his first long ball of the
© June 11 vs. Houston, he formed a double play combination with Mike
Fontenot, reuniting the LSU college teammates for the first time at the big
league level ... the pair won the college World Series with LSU in 2000.
© Recorded a career-high three doubles July 1 vs. Milwaukee.
© His eighth-inning error at shortstop July 26 in St. Louis ended a streak of
346.0-errorless innings at the position since his previous error there
April 27 in St. Louis.
© Started at shortstop in each of the Cubs three NLDS games against
Arizona ... batted .250 (3-for-12) with a stolen base and an RBI.
Theriot made 30 starts at second base, and finished strong, batting .386 with 16 runs over his last 12 games of the season. On Sept. 17 against Cincinnati, he hit two home runs. Theriot spent most of the season at Triple-A Iowa, where he hit .304 in 73 games, with 11 doubles and five triples.
Ryan saw his first major league action, appearing in nine games after his contract was selected from West Tenn
(AA) September 12...made his major league debut September 13 against Cincinnati, entering the game in the 10th inning as a
pinch hitter...recorded his first major league hit the next day, tagging Cincinnati's Brian Shackelford for a pinch-infield single...saw his first defensive action September 21 at Milwaukee...entered the game as a pinch runner in the ninth inning and remained in at second base...spent the majority of the season at West Tenn (AA), batting .304 with 28 doubles and 24 stolen bases - was named the team's most valuable player at the end of the season...struck out 38 times in 448 at-bats (once every 11.8 at-bats) and grounded into just 9 double plays...had 32 multi-hit games, including 13 three-hit and 2 four-hit contests...had a season-high 10 game hitting streak June 1-14, going 16-for-38 (.421) with 1 home run, 4 RBI and 2 stolen
bases over the stretch.
Played in 103 games for Daytona (A), batting .273 with 14 doubles and 34 RBI...helped the Cubs to a split of the Florida State League Championship vs. Tampa that was canceled due to Hurricane Charlie...played his best baseball in August batting
.339 (19-56) with four doubles and eight RBI.
Split his 2003 season between Lansing (A) and
West Tenn (AA), combining to hit .249 in 111 games...hit safely in 45 of 58 games at Lansing and swiped 21 bases.
Led Class A Advanced Lansing with 32 stolen bases.
Began his professional career with Class A Daytona and hit .204 (21-for-103).