Married to Pam and has two daughters, Briana and Kenley, and two sons, Bryson and
Kaleb Braxton...Resides in Alpharetta, GA...Attended University of Richmond where he played baseball and
football and was a sociology major...Was named All-America and all-conference in football...Named all-conference
in baseball... A graduate of Milford HS in Baltimore, MD...Inducted into the Milford Mill HS Sports Hall
of Fame in 2002 when he appeared at the school to award two $16,000 college scholarships as part of his
Brian Jordan Back to the Future Foundation...Played baseball, football and basketball in high school...As a
defensive back in football, was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 1989 NFL draft...Released during training
camp and picked up by the Atlanta Falcons...Spent three seasons (1989-91) with the Falcons and was
named an alternate on the 1992 Pro Bowl team.
Spent the season's first 10 weeks platooning at first base with Adam LaRoche. He broke his right clavicle on June 16, and didn't return until September, during which he got just seven at-bats. Hit two of his three homers in consecutive games (May 7 and 9).
Battled through inflammation in his left knee throughout the season and was limited to just 76 games.
... His best month came in September, when he posted a .274 (5-for-18) average.
... Hit a grand slam (seventh career) on 4/9 off NYM's Aaron Heilman.
... Had a season-high three hits to go with three runs scored 5/8 vs. HOU.
... Snapped an 0-for-17 spell with his ninth-inning infield hit 5/18 at SD.
... Had season-high seven-game hitting streak (8-for-25, .320), 5/18-30.
... His HR on 6/29 snapped a 127-at-bat homerless stretch.
... Went on the DL 7/4 with inflammation in his left knee and missed 51 team games.
... Played in five rehab games with Rome (A), 8/11-15 and hit .500 (8-for-16) with a home run and seven RBI.
... Was activated off the 15-day DL on 9/1 (walked in only PA).
... Went 1-for-3 on 9/11 at PHI - his first start since 6/29 at FLA (RF).
... Went 2-for-5 with a triple on 9/28 vs. COL.
... 2005 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (Hou.): Doubled off Roger Clemens in the 17th inning
of Game Four...Went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter in Game Three and went 0-for-3 starting in LF in Game One.
Began year on the disabled list with a sprained left MCL and was activated on 4/27, going 0-for-3 at Kansas
City in his Texas debut...Had a .990 fielding percentage (1 E/96 TC) with one assist in the outfield...Started 40 games in right field and 17 as designated hitter...Was also on DL from 5/24 to 7/22 with left knee inflammation, missing 60 days in that stretch...Played rehab games with Frisco during both stints, going combined 3-for-19 in six games. Had rehab
assignment to Oklahoma during second DL stint, batting .385 (10-for-26) with eight RBI in seven games...Hit .102 (5-for-49) in first 15 games before going back on disabled list; was activated on 7/23...From 7/23-9/26, batted .278 (42-for-151) with five home runs and 18 RBI in 42 games, raising season
average from .102 to .235. Hit safely in season-high six straight games twice in that stretch...Recorded season-high three RBI on 8/8 at Baltimore.
Had his season cut short by knee surgery on July 11 to repair a partially torn tendon in his left knee...tweaked the knee for the last time on June 24 at San Francisco...placed on 15-day DL retroactive to June 25...batted .397 (23-58) with 4 homers and 12 RBI against left-handed pitchers...batted .333 (36-108) in road games...had strong month of May, batting .342 (25-73) with 9 RBI...batted .306 (30-98) with runners on base and .292 (19-65) with runners in scoring position...made starts at all 3 outfield positions, posting record of 23-20 in left field, 8-5 in center field and 2-1 in right field...also had a 2-0 record when he served as a DH...had a .372 on-base percentage, tops among Dodgers with 200 or more at-bats...when he went down with the injury, the Dodgers were just a game out of first place in the National League West...homered and had 3 RBI in season opener on March 31 at Arizona against Randy Johnson...had 3 homers in the first 4 games of the season...had a 6-game hitting streak from April 2-7 and a 7-game streak from April 10-18...his collision at home plate with San Diego's Gary Bennett dislodged the ball and helped spark a Dodger victory on April 16...missed 7 consecutive starts from April 25-May 1 due to a virus...3-4 with the game-winning RBI on May 7 at New York...went 3-3 with a run scored on May 22 vs. Colorado...had a hit in 5 consecutive games (9-17, .579) entering May 28 game in which he injured his left hand after being hit by a Shawn Chacon fastball at Colorado...missed just 2 games with that injury, returning on May 30...snapped a 43-game homerless streak with a homer on June 1 vs. Milwaukee.
Finished the season batting .285 with 18 home runs and 80 RBI in 128 games... in the final month of the season, he batted .347 (34-for-98) with five home runs and 30 RBI to earn NL Player of the Month honors for September... was activated from the disabled list on Sept. 1, after having missed 13 games with a strained lower back and went on to drive in a Major League-high 30 runs in September, after not having driven in his 30th run until June 1 in the club's 55th game... hit .467 (14-for-30) with runners in scoring position in September... hit a month-high six homers in May while also batting .313 (25-for-80) in 21 games... batted .303 (33-for-109) vs. left-handers with six homers and 28 RBI... finished the season with a .307 batting average (67-for-218) with 12 home runs and 74 RBI with runners on and .304 (17-for-56) with five homer and 28 RBI with runners in scoring position with two outs... hit at a .429 clip (6-for-14) with the bases loaded with two homers and 22 RBI... hit two grand slams this season, vs. Colorado on April 6 and vs. San Francisco on Sept. 16... batted .292 (67-for-218) with 16 doubles, 11 round-trippers and 41 RBI away from Dodger Stadium and .331 (44-for-133) with eight homers and 33 RBI in 37 day games... recorded a team-leading 10 outfield assists, tied for eighth best in the NL and giving him 76 for his career... recorded 40 multi-hit games and 25 multi-RBI contests... recorded his first RBI as a Dodger on April 5 vs. Colorado with a run-producing double... connected for his fifth career grand slam off Colorado reliever Todd Jones at Dodger Stadium on April 6, a 9-2 LA victory... his run scored on the grand slam marked the 600th of his Major League career... recorded his first multi-hit effort with two hits in four at-bats on April 12 at San Diego in a 3-0 win... put together a seven-game hitting streak from April 10-17, batting .370 (10-for-27) with three multi-hit efforts in the five games... had a five-game hitting streak from April 19-25 during which he batted .421 (8-for-19) and followed with a seven-game streak which was snapped on April 17 at Colorado... had a streak of having reached base via hit or walk in 20 consecutive games from April 5-28, during which he batted .304 (24-for-79) with 13 runs, five doubles, one triple, three homers, eight walks and 13 RBI... the Dodgers were 16-4 during his streak... had a dramatic return to Atlanta on May 7, going 4-for-7 with two home runs, including a home run in the ninth to give Los Angeles a 5-4 lead in an eventual 6-5 win in 16 innings... the two home runs and four hits (later matched) marked season highs... went 3-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored on May 21 at Milwaukee after missing six games with a strained oblique muscle... batted .381 (8-for-21) during the club's road trip from May 21-26... recorded a season-high nine-game hitting streak from May 25-June 5, during which he batted .455 (15-for-33) with two home runs and 10 RBI... had a two-run double and scored on an error in the sixth inning on July 2 at Arizona to break open a 1-0 game... went 34-for-98 with five home runs, 30 RBI, seven doubles and 10 runs scored in 26 games played during the month of September... his 30 RBI tied him for second with Mike Marshall (1985) on the all-time Los Angeles Dodger RBI list for the month of September, one behind Kal Daniels, who had 31 in 1990... compiled a slugging percentage of .571 and an on-base percentage of .396 during the month and hit .467 (14-for-30) with runners in scoring position... went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the club's 19-1 win at Arizona on Sept. 2... recorded a double, homer, two runs scored and four RBI on a 2-for-4 day during the club's 16-3 win at Colorado... was 1-for-4 with his sixth career grand slam off starting pitcher Jason Schmidt with two outs in the third inning of the club's 7-6 win vs. San Francisco on Sept. 16... connected for a three-run double off starter Livan Hernandez in the third inning of the club's 6-3 win vs. San Francisco on Sept. 19... went 4-for-4 with a double, runs scored and three RBI on Sept. 28 vs. San Diego in the club's 14-2 win, matching his season high for hits in a game...
Posted a .295 batting average with 32 doubles, 25 home runs and 97 RBI...his 25 home runs tied a career-high set in 1998, seven of those which were three-run homers along with one grand slam...has compiled a .287 batting average with 149 home runs and 656 RBI in 1,077 games over his 10-year Major League career with the St. Louis Cardinals and Braves....on Opening Day, had two hits, including a double and scored two runs at Cincinnati...finished strong by hitting .400 in the final nine games with three home runs and 11 RBI...had a career-high 14-game hitting streak from April 23-May 8 (.346, 28-for-81)...hit dramatic two-out grand slam home run in bottom of the ninth, capping a seven-run rally giving the Braves a 8-5 win on Sept. 29...was his fourth career grand slam...scored a run in seven consecutive games, June 21-27...hit .179 through the first 17 games of the season, but batted .309 the remainder of the season...hit .322 (88-for-273) at Turner Field...batted .305 (82-for-269) with runners in scoring position...had monthly best eight home runs and 25 RBI in July...hit .344 in day games (55-for-160)...recorded a season-high four hits on July 8 at Boston...had a .991 fielding average in 144 games committing just three errors in 355 total chances...in 16 interleague games, hit .344 (22-for-64)...hit five home runs each against NL East opponents Philadelphia and New York..ranked ninth in NL with 11 outfield assists...was 2-for-11 in three NL Division series games against Houston...in five NLCS games versus Atlanta, batted .190 (4-for-21 with three RBI)...
Slowed during the year by a multitude of injuries, yet spent only April 4-19 on the DL with a strained right rib cage muscle, after going 0 x 4 on Opening Day, April 3 vs. Rockies. . .Besides the rib cage ailment, he was bothered at various times by sore shoulders (underwent off-season arthroscopic surgery to repair), sore knees, sore ankles and a sore right hand. . .Finished second in the NL and third in the majors with a .402 BA vs. lefties. . .Enjoyed a productive first half (.296, 13 HR, 50 RBI) before ailments took toll after All-Star break (.223, 4 HR, 27 RBI)b&May: .337, 9 HR. 21 RBI; June: .298, 3 HR, 23 RBI. . .Had 9-game hitting streak May 12-23 (21 x 34, .618, 7 HR, 14 RBI) and a 7-game streak June 3-10 (11 x 27, .407, 1 HR, 10 RBI). . .His 7 RBI May 21 vs. SD are a career high and most by a Brave in a game since Jeff Blauser had 7 May 11, 1996, at Philadelphia. . .Had 3 2-HR games, all over an 8-game stretch: May 12 at Philadelphia, May 16 vs. SF and May 21 vs. SD. . .Has 9 career 2-HR games. . .Hit .304 with 12 HR, 48 RBI, 24 BB and a .365 OBP while batting fifth, compared to .222, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 7 BB and a .274 OBP while hitting fourth. . .Had 12 RBI with the bases loaded (4 x 16). . .Hit .271 with 7 HR and 51 RBI with RISP. . .Recorded 2 assists Aug. 5 at St. Louis, his 3rd career 2-assist game. Stolen base vs. Rockies Opening Day was 100th of his career; enters 2001 with 109 SBs.
2000 POST-SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:-Division Series: Went 4 X11 with 1 2B and 4 RBI in 3 games... Drove in 4 of Braves' 9 runs in series... Has a .400 BA (16X40) in 10 career Division Series contests, with 2 HR and 14 RBI.2000 POST-SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:--Division Series: Went 4 X11 with 1 2B and 4 RBI in 3 games. Drove in 4 of Braves' 9 runs in series. Has a .400 BA (16X40) in 10 career Division Series contests, with 2 HR and 14 RBI.
Established a career high with 115 RBI and matched his best output with 100 runs (also scored 100 runs in 1998)...Had remarkable first half, batting .295 with 17 HR, 71 RBI, a .507 SLG% and .357 OB% before the All-Star break...Hit .356 with 6 HR and 22 RBI in April...Slowed down in the second half of season after being hit on the right hand by a pitch from the Expos Mike Thurman June 22...Dropped off to a .266 BA with 6 HR, 44 RBI, a .405 SLG% and .330 OB% after the break, but had 7 RBI last week of season...Hit grand slam May 19 off Pirates' Francisco Cordova...Had a 12-game hitting streak (15 x 46, .326, 2 HR, 9 RBI) June 28-July 9...Career-best is a 13-gamer in August of 1995...Played in first All-Star game this year, getting a single and walk in 2 plate appearances...Performed well in clutch, posting a team-high .317 BA with RISP, a .299 BA with RISP and 2 out and a team-best .500 BA with 1 HR and 16 RBI with the bases loaded...Hit .386 (39 x 101) when putting the first pitch in play to rank 5th in the NL...Had season-high 4 RBI May 19 vs. Pirates, June 5 at Boston and July 31 vs. Phillies...HR July 3 at Mets was No. 100 of career...Only 2-HR game this year came Aug. 15 at LA (6th of career).
1999 POST-SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:-Division Series: Led the Bravesb offense in the first round with a .471 BA (8 x 17) with 1 homer (the only Bravesb HR in the NLCS) and 7 RBIb&Three-run blast with 2 outs in the top of the 6th of Game 3 at Houston erased a 2-0 Astros lead, before adding 2-out, 2-run, go-ahead 2B in the top of the 12thb&His 5 RBI accounted for all the Bravesb scoring in 5-3 victoryb&NLCS: Batted .200 (5 x 25) with 2 HR and 5 RBIb&Smacked 2-run HR in the bottom of the 6th of Game 2 in Atlanta, tying the score at 2-2 (Eddie Perez followed 2 batters later with a 2-run shot of his own)b&Also hit solo HR in Game 4 at NYb&World Series: Stymied by Yankees pitching, recording only 1 hit in 13 AB (.077).
Posted an outstanding season in 1998, leading St. Louis in batting average (.316), at-bats (564), hits (178) and multi-hit games (52)... Scored a career-high 100 runs and drove in 91...Batted .333 (97x291) with nine homers and 51 RBIs at home...Batted .339 with 15 homers and 56 RBIs before the All-Star break...Matched his career high and tied for eighth in National League with seven triples...His .351 batting average vs lefthanders ranked fifth in the NL....Was second on the Cardinals with 44 two-out RBIs and 15 game-winning RBIs...Led St. Louis with 18 GIDP... Was named NL Player of the Week for May 11-17, when he batted .556 (15x-27) with three HRs and 10 RBIs in seven games...It marked the third time in his career he won the award...Had his first career five-hit game and had four RBIs 5/15 vs FLA, with a home run (#8), double and three singles...Had four hits on 5/23 vs SF...Went 3-for-6 and hit two-out, two-run home run in the 10th on 8/15 vs Pit to tie the score at 7-7....Also played third base for first time in his career in that game...Had a career-best 11 outfield assists...Homered in both games of 8/20 DH at NY...Had 13 three-hit games.
Began the season on the active roster but was hampered by injuries, managing just three extra-base hits among his first 22 hits...Was placed on the disabled list 5/7 with a bulging disc in his lower back...Returned to the active roster on 6/13 and played in 11 games before returning to the DL for a second time on 6/27... Returned to the roster on 8/10 but appeared in just 10 games before going on the DL for the final time on 8/25...Doubled twice, stole third base and scored the game's only run in the opener of a 4/19 double-header vs. SD at Honolulu...Was errorless in 84 outfield chances...Was hit by six pitches, tying for the Cardinal team lead despite playing in just 47 games...Underwent surgery on his left wrist in September...Worked with noted personal trainer Bob Kersey during the off-season to improve his back and overall strength and conditioning.
After missing first two weeks with wrist injury, began making contributions...Matched his then career high with four hits 4/23 at Mtl (and 7/14 at Chi.)...Meanwhile, got outstanding defensive season off and running with three assists in seven games 4/21-27...Hit first homer of season 4/30 at Chi, triggering 11-game hitting streak hit .420 (34x81) and slugged .691 with 27 RBI over 22 games 6/11-7/5...Had career-high six RBI in 9-2 win 6/24 at AtlL...Drove in six runs for second time in month with two-run homer in first and his second career grand slam in 6th inning 7/13 at Chicago...Drove in 11 runs in last three games of that series (with seven straight hits with runners in scoring position) , 18 in seven-game RBI streak, and 22 with RBI in 10 of 11 outings, adding an eighth straight hit with RISP before streak ended at Cin...Batted .514 (19x37) with RISP over 27 games, 6/24 - 7/23...Hit .326 (30x92) in July with 33 RBI in 21 games...Had two assists 8/21 at Col...Recorded 16 consecutive steals, 6/21 - 8/26, before being caught 8/31 vs Col...Compiled 10-game hit streak 8/29 - 9/8, batting .500 (20x40) and slugging .700...Hit sac fly 9/9 at SF, giving him 12 RBI in 11 games.Equalled known modern record with 13 bases-loaded hits, set by Mike Devereaux in b89b&Hit .684 with 31 RBI in bases-loaded situations and led NL with .422 BA with RISPb&Hit .343 (37x108) vs. LHPb& Hit .338 (53x157) after the sixth inning and .341 (91x267) at Buschb&Was named NL Player-of-the-Week three times, twice in July and once in Septemberb&Finished 3rd in NL with .994 fielding percentage (2 errors in 320 TC), the second best mark for right fieldersb&Hit his second career grand slam, had third career 2HR game and equalled career high for RBIs with six, 7/13 at Chi.
1996 POST-SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:-Division Series: Hit two-run HR in ninth inning 10/5 at SD to complete 7-5 win and three-game Division Series sweep.Had three hits and three RBI in finale.NLCS: Completed St. Louis comeback in Game 4 10/13 vs ATL with eighth-inning homer for 4-3 victory.
Given the chance to play on a regular basis and without injury, Jordan showed that he has the ability to become a future star...Battled Ray Lankford neck-and-neck for the St. Louis home run and RBI leadership while also keeping his batting average near .300 for much of the season...Finished with a .296 BA and led the team in runs scored (83), hits (145), triples (4) and stolen bases (24)...Finished second on the club in HR's and RBIs and established career highs for nearly every offensive category...Teamed with Lankford to give the Cards their first 20-homer tandem since 1980...Hit in a career-best 13-straight games (17x47; .362) from Aug. 9-22...Batted .313 with 14 home runs & a team-leading 53 RBIs at Busch...Batted .321 with runners in scoring position and .365 with a runner on third...Ranked second among NL outfielders in fielding (.996) and narrowly missed joining Curt Flood as the only Cards outfielder to go errorless for an entire season...Had two 2-homer games, including 9/16 contest vs LA when he had nine total bases...Finished 2nd on the club in both multi-hit (42) & multi-RBI (19) games...Led the Cards with his 23 infield hits.
Season was ended by a rib injury in early July...Was one of the hottest hitters in spring training, batting .323 while leading the team with 19 RBI and tying for lead with four homers...Struggled from the outset of the regular season, striking out 22 times in his first 60 at-bats...Was hitless in first 24 at-bats with runners in scoring position...Batted .344 with RISP in '93 but slipped to .042 (2x48) in '94...Was 2-for-4 with a homer 4/14 vs. LA...Hit two-run pinch homer 6/28 at NY, helping St. Louis to an 8-6 win...Hit in nine straight games 6/16 - 6/28, increasing average from .227 to a season-high .261...Suffered season-ending injury 7/9 at Atl when he collided with Todd Zeile while chasing pop foul and fractured four ribs...Made only one error in 111 chances (.991)...Appeared in one game at first base.
Began the year as the Cardinals starting left fielder but was optioned to Louisville on 4/25 when his playing time was reduced following a slow start...In two months at Triple-A, Brian batted .378 with 5 HR's and 35 RBI in 38 games...Was recalled on 6/25...Batted .337 (64x190) with 10 HR's & 43 RBI in 54 games following his return...Hit a grand slam homer and had five RBIs in Cards' 14-5 win vs PHI 7/1...Had two-homer games on two occasions, 7/19 at Atl & 8/10 at Pit...26 of his 69 hits (38%) went for extra bases...Injured left shoulder limited his availability late in the year...Made just three starts after 9/1...Last appearance was on 9/5 and he underwent arthroscopic surgery in September to repair cartilage damage and "tighten" shoulder...Batted .365 vs. LHP, .344 with runners in scoring position.
Was slated to start the season at Louisville (AAA), but was recalled on 4/8 when Andres Galarraga went down with injury...Had two hits and four RBIs in his ML debut 4/8 vs NY...Hit his first ML homer on 4/29 at SF (T.Wilson)...Had three doubles in 4/18 contest vs Chi...Hit in 9 of 11 games between 5/1 and 5/15, raising his BA from .197 to .248...Hit three-run first-inning homer in 6-4 win on 5/12 vs CIN...In his first 109 at-bats, 18 of 40 hits went for extra bases...Made just one error in 106 outfield chances for .991 fielding pct...Was disabled 5/23-6/22 with hamstring injury...Agreed to exclusive three-year baseball contract in June, foregoing football career...Was optioned to Louisville on 7/12...Hit .290 with four HRs and 16 RBIs in 43 games with the Triple-A club...Sat out final month of the season after injuring shoulder when he crashed into outfield wall...Played winter ball for Arecibo, P.R.
Opened season strong at Louisville (AAA), hitting safely in 16 of first 19 games for a .301 average (22x73) from 4/24-5/22...Included during that span was a season-best six-game hit streak (5/10-5/15)...Drove in three runs 5/12 at Denver...Had a .321 spurt in late June (9x28)...Finished season with a .264 average in 61 games when he left for Atlanta Falcons training camp 7/3...Had two hits, including a solo homer, in last game with Louisville 7/2 vs Nashville.
Played just 25 games between Arkansas and St. Petersburg...Was invited to Cards' Major League spring training camp and began the season at Arkansas (AA)...Hit in six straight games from 4/22-28...Went on the disabled list with right wrist injury from 5/6-17...Was sent down to St. Petersburg (A) after returning to the active list on 5/17...Wrist injury continued to give him problems and was diagnosed as a broken navicular bone on 6/7...Injury caused him to miss the remainder of the season.
Played in only 11 games during his second season of professional baseball...Was slowed by ankle injury that he suffered while playing football in the Senior Bowl...Showed much promise in those 11 games, however, hitting safely in 10...Homered, tripled and drove in five runs on 7/9 vs Port Charlotte...On 7/13 vs Sarasota, Jordan belted the first homer of the year by a St. Pete player at AI Lang Stadium...It came in the club's 45th home game...Posted a .628 slugging average and was errorless in the outfield.
Was selected by St. Louis in the supplemental round of the 1988 free-agent draft...Was additional compensation pick for the loss of free-agent Jack Clark...Spent first pro season at Hamilton (A)...Had impressive debut on 7/8 vs Little Falls with three hits and and two outstanding defensive plays in CFb&Hit his 1st professional homer on 7/10 vs Oneontab&Added another 3-hit game on 7/13b&Suffered a bone bruise on his right heel 7/27 and played in only one game following the injury, before returning to Richmond for his final season of college football.