Thomas Bubba Trammell...Bubba and his wife Melissa have a daughter Madison (2/13/95) and a son Brandon (10/27/98)...was a 1994 All-American at the University of Tennessee, where he was also named All-Southeast Conference in 1993 and 1994...graduated from Central High School in Knoxville, TN, were he played baseball and golf...attended Cleveland State (TN) Community College for one year before transferring to Tennessee...was a high school and college teammate of Rockies first baseman Todd Helton.
In his first year with the Padres, enjoyed a breakout season, slamming 25 home runs and driving in 92 in 142 games, all career bests...ranked 3rd on the club in games played, hits, home runs and RBI...was rewarded in September with a 3-year contract extension (with an option for 2005)...started 124 games, 97 in right field and 27 in left field...was named Favorite New Padre by the Madres.
Agreed to terms September 30 on a 3-year contract extension through 2004 with a club option for 2005...celebrated by going 3-for-5 with a tie-breaking solo homer off the Giants' Tim Worrell in the 7th inning that day, lifting the Padres to a 5-4 win...was 11-for-26 (.423) in his last 7 games after the deal was announced.
Hit .294 (42-for-143) with men in scoring position and .296 (21-for-71) with runners in scoring position and 2 outs...batted .298 (68-for-228) with 12 home runs with runners on base and .229 (60-for-262) with 13 long balls the bases empty...12 of his 25 homers and 36 of his 92 RBI came from the 7th inning on.
AT HOME ON THE ROAD:
Batted .304 (75-for-247) with 13 doubles, 2 triples, 14 homers and 57 RBI in 67 road games and .218 (53-for-243) with 7 doubles, a triple, 11 homers and 35 RBI at Qualcomm Stadium.
GREAT START, GREAT FINISH:
Opened the season by hitting .474 (9-for-19) with 2 doubles, a triple, a home run, 6 RBI and 7 runs scored in his first 6 games before an 0-for-20 slide...lifted his average to a season-ending .261 from .252 over the season's last 8 games, going 11-for-23 (423).
A GRAND TIME HAD BY ALL:
Hit the first 2 grand slams of his career: July 4 vs. Colorado off Juan Acevedo and August 25 at Florida off Rickey Bones...into 2001, only 10 Padres had hit 2 grand slams in a season before Trammell hit 2 and Phil Nevin hit a club-record 4...overall, Trammell was 5-for-14 (.357) with a double, 2 homers and 17 RBI with the bases loaded.
Hit a pinch-hit sac fly with one out in the bottom of the 9th off Jeff Shaw to tie the Dodgers 4-4 April 13 at The Q...Padres went on to win 5-4 in 10...doubled home Phil Nevin with one out in the top of the 11th to give the Padres a 7-6 win over the Dodgers April 22 at Los Angeles...delivered a game-tying RBI single with 2 outs in the top of the 9th off Brett Prinz June 2 at Arizona, but the Padres lost 2-1 in the bottom of the inning...hit a pair of 2-run homers, including an 8th-inning game-winner in an 11-9 win June 17 vs. Seattle...went deep with a man on off Ryan Franklin in the 6th, then homered off Jeff Nelson with 2 outs in the 8th...the 2-homer game was the first of his career...hit a game-tying solo homer to lead off the 9th off Jeff Shaw September 19 in Los Angeles, then hit a game-winning 2-run single with 2 outs in the top of the 10th off Mike Trombley as the Padres won 4-3 to complete a 3-game sweep...finished the night 3-for-5.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Batted .245 (60-for-245) with 14 homers and 53 RBI before the All-Star break and .278 (68-for-245) with 11 homers and 39 RBI after...hit . 304 (49-for-161) with 11 homers and 35 RBI in 46 day games and .240 (79-for-329) with 14 homers and 57 RBI in 97 night games...averaged a homer every 14.6 at-bats during the day and one every 23.5 at night...went 4-for-12 (.333) with 2 RBI as a pinch hitter...posted 33 multi-hit games, 3rd on the club behind only Phil Nevin and Ryan Klesko...had 26 games with 2 hits and 7 games with 3 hits...his 22 multi-RBI games also trailed only Nevin and Klesko among Padres...had 6 games with 3 RBI, 4 games with 4 and one career-best 6 RBI contest May 19 at Montreal.
ON THE DEFENSIVE:
Played in 102 games (97 starts) in right field and 34 games (27 starts) in left field...overall, was charged with 4 errors in 270 total chances for a .985 fielding percentage...had 5 outfield assists.
MORE 2001 NOTES:
Collected his first Padres hit in his first at-bat April 4 at San Francisco off Kirk Rueter...slammed his first Padres homer off Colorado's Mike Hampton, a 428-foot solo shot in the 4th inning April 7 at Coors Field...went 6-for-13 with a double, a triple, a homer and 3 RBI in the Padres' 3-game sweep at Colorado April 6-8, collecting 2 hits in each game...went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and 2 RBI April 23 vs. Philadelphia...2 nights later, went 3-for-4 with a solo homer against the Phillies at The Q...went 2-for-4 with a homer and 3 RBI in an 11-5 win May 4 at Cincinnati...went 2-for-6 with a double, a homer 4 RBI and 3 runs scored in a 15-3 win at New York on May 17...May 19 at Montreal, went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, 4 runs scored and a career-best 6 RBI in a 20-7 win...matched his career high with a 9-game hitting streak June 20-29, batting .367 (11-for-30) with a double, 2 homers, 5 RBI and 8 runs scored during the tear...had previously hit in 9 straight September 17-27, 1999 with Tampa Bay.
Split his first full major league campaign between Tampa Bay and the Mets, appearing in a 102 games and batting .265 with 10 homers and 45 RBI...appeared in 37 games (21 starts) in left field and 40 games (28 starts) in right between the 2 stops.
WITH THE DEVIL RAYS:
Tampa Bay's Opening Night right fielder, Trammell hit .314 with 4 homers and 9 RBI in 19 games through May 13 before a 12-game 4-for-24 drought dropped his average to .267...hit .313 (26-for-83) with 2 homers and 13 RBI in his next 23 games through July 7...was 6-for-31 (.194) with 6 RBI in his next 12 games before being dealt to New York...appeared in 66 games for the Devil Rays, making 47 starts (21 in right, 20 in left and 6 as DH)...was 4-for-14 (.286) with 3 homers and 7 RBI as a pinch hitter.
WITH THE METS:
Hit .232 with 3 homers and 12 RBI in 36 games for New York, making only 8 starts (7 in right and one in left)...acquired by New York in a 4-player trade on July 28, Trammell homered in his first Mets at-bat, launching a 3-run blast off the Cardinals' Garrett Stephenson in the 2nd inning July 30 at Shea Stadium...the homer was the big blow in a 4-2 New York win...started 3 consecutive games upon joining the club, going 3-for-6 with a double, a home run and 4 RBI, but would start only 5 more contests the rest of the way, starting on back-to-back days only once more...went 7-for-22 (.318) with a double, 2 homers and 9 RBI in his 8 starts...appeared in 21 games a pinch hitter, going 3-for-18 (.167) with a homer, an RBI and 3 walks.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Hit .305 (25-for-82) with 4 homers and 17 RBI off lefties and .245 (40-for-163) with 6 homers and 28 RBI off righthanders...hit .293 (22-for-75) with runners in scoring position, including a .324 (11-for-34) mark with runners in scoring position and 2 outs...batted .298 (28-for-94) with 5 homers and 24 RBI from the 7th inning on and .245 (37-for-151) with 5 homers and 21 RBI in innings 1-6.
IN THE POST-SEASON:
Went 2-for-8 (.250) with 3 RBI in post-season play for the N.L. champion Mets...did not appear in the Division Series vs. San Francisco...was 0-for-3 with 2 strikeouts in 3 games in the NLCS vs. St. Louis...went 2-for-5 with a sacrifice fly and 3 RBI in 4 World Series games against the Yankees...trailing 2-0 in the 7th inning of the series opener, delivered a pinch-hit game-tying 2-run single off Andy Pettitte...in Game 3, lifted an 8th-inning pinch-hit sac fly off Mike Stanton to close out the scoring in a 4-2 Mets win...started in right field in Game 5, going 1-for-3 with a walk and a 4th-inning single off Andy Pettitte.
Split his 3rd consecutive season between Triple-A and the majors although he appeared in a then career-high 82 games for the Devil Rays...hit .290 with 14 home runs, tied for 3rd-most on the club...his 14 homers, 49 runs scored, 82 hits, 19 doubles and 43 walks were career bests at the time...Tampa Bay's final Spring Training cut, he opened the year at Durham, where, after batting .228 in April, he hit .337 (32-for-95) in his final 26 games...included in that stretch was a grand slam May 1 at Norfolk and a 5-hit effort May 30 at Ottawa...was recalled June 14 and started 77 of the Devil Rays' final 94 games (54 in left, 18 in right and 5 as DH)...posted a personal-best 9-game hitting streak September 17-27, hitting .417 (15-for-36) with 3 homers and 7 RBI during the tear...twice homered in consecutive games: August 14-15 at Kansas City and September 26-27 at New York...hit .307 (63-for-205) with 10 homers and 29 RBI after the All-Star break, including a .338 (26-for-77) mark, 4 long balls and 12 RBI in September...hit .309 with 10 homers and 30 RBI off righthanders.
Selected by Tampa Bay with the 11th pick in the first round of the Expansion Draft, Trammell was a member of the Devil Rays' first Opening Day roster...despite spending part of the year in Triple-A, ranked among A.L. rookie leaders with 12 homers (tied for 3rd), 18 doubles (7th) and 31 extra-base hits (5th)...with a homer every 16.5 at-bats, had the 3rd-best ratio among A.L. rookies behind New York's Shane Spencer (1/6.7) and Cleveland's Richie Sexson (1/15.8)...opened the season hitting only .176 (3-for-17) in 6 games through April 14 before being optioned to Durham...after hitting .290 with 16 homers and 48 RBI in 57 Triple-A games, was recalled July 6 and hit .297 (54-for-182) with 11 homers and 34 RBI in 53 games the rest of the way...his 11 homers tied Fred McGriff for the team lead after the All-Star break...batted safely in 8 in a row July 15-24, going 14-for-33 (.424) to lift his average to .316 from .167...added 6 doubles, 3 homers and 8 RBI during the tear...July 22, ripped a pair of doubles off Seattle's Randy Johnson...August 28, victimized his old team with a 9th-inning game-winning solo homer off Brian Moehler to lift the Devil Rays to a 4-3 win over Detroit...hit 4 three-run homers, including a game-winner September 21 at Boston, when he drove in a career-best 5 runs.
Made his M.L. debut as Detroit's Opening Day DH April 1 at Minnesota...2 days later, collected his first 2 M.L. hits, the first a single off the Twins' Scott Aldred...April 10 reached Aldred for his first M.L. homer at Tiger Stadium...appeared in 25 of the first 35 games, hitting .417 (10-for-24) in his first 9...after starting his career 0-for-4, collected 10 hits in his next 20 at-bats...hit .140 (6-for-43) in 15 games after April 10, and was optioned to Triple-A Toledo May 11...despite appearing in only 90 games, led the Mud Hens and ranked 4th in the International League with 28 homers, 9th-most in all of Triple-A...paced the club with 75 RBI...homered in 4 straight plate appearances in a 13-inning game August 9 vs. Richmond, the first Mud Hen to homer 4 times in a game...recalled by the Tigers August 29, he batted .214 (12-for-56) with 4 RBI in 19 games the rest of the way.
Named the Tigers' Minor League Player of the Year, a Baseball America Double-A All-Star and a member of Howe Sportsdata's All-Prospect team after batting .316 with 33 homers and 99 RBI in 144 games between Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A Toledo...named Detroit's No. 8 prospect by Baseball America...with Jacksonville hit .328 and registered a .675 slugging percentage, ripping 23 doubles, 2 triples, 27 homers and knocking in 75 runs in 83 games...reached base safely in 42 consecutive games April 23-June 9...hit in 17 straight April 27-May 14...honored as Southern League Player of the Month for June, hitting .320 with 8 long balls and 21 RBI for Jacksonville...appeared in 51 games for Toledo, batting .294 with 14 doubles, a triples, 6 homers and 24 RBI...following the season, was honored as co-MVP of the Arizona Fall League by Baseball America after hitting .328 with a league-high 7 homers and 41 RBI...posted a .531 slugging percentage.
Spent his first full campaign at Lakeland of the Single-A Florida State League, leading the Tigers with 129 hits, 32 doubles, 16 homers and 72 RBI in 122 games...stole 13 bases, still a career best.
Batted .298 with 5 homers and 41 RBI in 65 games for Single-A Jamestown...led the club in at-bats (235), hits (70), doubles (18), triples (6), home runs and RBI...had his Jamestown uniform No. 22 retired in a pre-game ceremony at Tiger Stadium as in 1997, as the first Jammer to reach the major leagues.