Grady Sizemore III… Married Brittany Binger (5/12/14)… 2000 graduate of Everett Cascade High School (WA)… Had a 3.85 GPA… During his senior year, hit .457, 10 2B, 7 HR, 20 RBI and 24 SB… Was Everett Cascade's all-time leading rusher in football with 3,081 yards and set a school record with 16 career interceptions… Also played basketball and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds… Was recruited by the University of Washington to play both football and baseball… Was also recruited by Arizona State, Clemson, California and Washington State… Was CLE's recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award for his contributions to the community in 2008… Was involved with the KeyBank High Achievers Kids Club in Cleveland, providing support to students as a reward for doing well in school via reading, attendance and grades… Served as CLE's youth baseball spokesman beginning in 2007 and partnered with Cleveland Indians Charities to host events at Progressive Field to start the local RBI season… Was also involved with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund's equipment drive and the Dick's Sporting Goods "Shop with a Pro" community event and made significant annual financial contributions to Cleveland Indians Charities… Signed by: Scott Golby.
Was the Opening Day CF for BOS and went 2-for-4, HR, RBI... Prior to Opening Day, his last ML hit came on 9/22/11 vs CWS (single) and his last HR came on 7/15/11 at BAL... Made 22 starts in LF, 14 in RF and 12 in CF... Batted .343 (12-35), 2 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, .571 SLG % through his first 10 games... Hit .300 (9-30) 2B, 3B, 3 RBI in eight interleague games... Designated for assignment on 6/17 and released the next day... Signed by the Phillies on 6/25 and assigned to Lehigh Valley (AAA)... Had his contract selected on 7/11... Collected his first NL hit, 7/11 vs WSH (single)... Began his Phillies career with a seven-game hitting streak... Singled for his 1,000th career hit, 7/25 vs ARI... Slugged his first career pinch HR, 8/27 vs WSH (Ross Detwiler)... Had two hits in his final 40 at-bats (.050)... Batted .304 (38-125) through his first 44 games as a Phillie and .081 (3-37) in his final 16 games... Made 36 starts for the Phillies: 19 in LF, 11 in RF and 6 in CF; hit safely in 25 of those 36 games
Missed the year recovering from micro-fracture surgery in his right knee.
Missed the season following lower back surgery to repair an injury suffered during a February workout...Had surgery to repair a damaged disc in his lower back on 3/1 in Miami…Was performed by Dr. Barth Green of the University of Miami School of Medicine...Did not appear in a game because of the back injury and then persistent knee soreness...On 8/21 the Indians announced he no longer would participate in baseball-related activities.
Season never got going with three trips to the Major League disabled list...Grady is the only hitter in Indians franchise history with at least 200 doubles, 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases...Season extra base total in 2011 was 32 compared to 8 the previous season...OPS jumped from .560 to .706...Began the season on the 15-day DL recovering from June 2010 left micro-fracture knee surgery...Hit .353 (6-17) w/ 2RS, HR & 4RBI in 5G on rehab assignment between AA Akron and AAA Columbus...Was activated from the DL on April 17 and was outstanding the rest of April, hitting .378 (17-45) with 8 2B, 4HR & 9 RBI in 11 games (1.251OPS)...Surpassed his 2010 extra base total of 8 by collecting 9 extra base hits in his first 8 games of the season...Homered in first game back on April 17 vs. Baltimore (2-4, 2B, HR), his first game since May 16, 2010 and his first homer since August 27, 2009 at Baltimore...Was placed on the DL for a second time with a right knee contusion after injuring his right knee sliding awkwardly into second base on May 10 vs. Tampa Bay, injuring his right knee and right groin on the play...Was on the DL from May 11-26 and was never right, hitting a combined .177 (25-141) in May/June combined with 9 2B, 3HR & 11 RBI in 36 games (.569OPS)...Led off game of May 10 with a home run, the 22nd time in his career he has done so to extend his franchise record...Was hitting .283 (13-46) in July w/4 2B, 3HR & 9RBI (.911OPS) when he injured the right knee again running out a double at Baltimore on July 17 and was placed on the DL for a third time the next day...Underwent surgery for a sports hernia in his right groin area dating back to the May 10 slide vs. Tampa Bay on July 21 in Philadelphia, PA (Dr. Bill Meyers)...Grady was on the DL for a third time from July 18-September 4 and hit .139 (5-36) with 2RS, 3RBI in 10 games upon his return in September ...Also rehabbed briefly at AA Akron and AAA Columbus from August 31-Sept. 3...Is 52 hits shy of 1,000 for his career (has 948)...Attempted only 2 steals in 71 games (0SB/2CS)...Was shut down for season with continued soreness in the knee joint on September 22 and missed the final 6 days of the season and underwent an arthroscopic procedure in Vail, CO (Dr. Richard Steadman) on the knee joint on October 3 (6 to 8 week recovery time)...2012 club option declined on Oct. 31 and re-signed to one-year deal on November 23.
Season never quite got started as he was limited to just 33 games due to a left knee injury that eventually required season-ending surgery in June...Originally injured the knee in an exhibition game on April 1 in Los Angeles againstthe Dodgers and it bothered him the entire year...Final game came on May 16 in Baltimore after re-aggravating theinjury sliding back into a base....Placed on the 15-day DL on May 19 with a bone bruise in his left knee and did not play again the rest of the season...Underwent micro-fracture surgery on his left knee on June 4 in Vail, Colorado by Dr. Richard Steadman with the intentionof being ready for the beginning of the 2011 regular season...Was scratched from the lineup on April11 at Detroit withmid-back soreness and played again 3 days later....On the year he made 31 starts in center field, making just 1 error in 65 total chances....Error on May 14 ended a 157-game errorless streak dating back to 2008...Made all 31 starts in the #2 spot in the order, mainly hitting behind AsdrubalCabrera...At the time of his injury he was tied for second in the AL with 2 triples...Did not homer on the season, butdid homer off Detroit's Jeremy Bonderman on May 7 that was nullified by a rainout...Reached base safely in 22 of 33games...Hit .263 (15-57) with runners on, .276 (8-29) with RISP and .266 (21-79) off RHP.
Injuries took their toll on Sizemore's season, which forced him onto the disabled list for the first time in his career in May and shutdown his season four (4) weeks prematurely on Sept 4... Was placed on the disabled list on May 31 with inflammation in his left elbow, which he originally injured in spring training...At the time ofthe injury he was hitting .223 (46-206) w/11 2B, 9HR & 31 RBI in 49 games (.309OB/.417SLG/.726OPS)...Following his activation on June 23 he hit .270 (62-230) w/9 2B, 5 3B, 9HR & 33 RBI in 57 games (.373OB/.470SLG/.843OPS) to raise his average from .223 to .248...From July 3rd until his season ended on Sept. 3 hehit .281 (56-199) with 8 2B, 4 3B, 8HR & 24RBI in 49 games (.386OB/.482SLG/.869OPS), percentages whichmet or exceed the totals from his 2007 and 2008 campaigns...Had left elbow surgery on Sept. 9 at the Cleveland Clinic by Dr. Mark Schickendantz to remove the inflammationand another surgery on Sept. 16 in Philadelphia (Dr. Bill Meyers) to address instability in his lower leftabdominal wall (athletic pubalgia) that initially shut him down in spring training for a week and bothered himthe entire regular season...The injury in spring training also forced him to withdrawal from the World BaseballClassic....Was limited to 13 steals in 21 attempts (62%) due to the groin soreness...Had a pair of two-homer games, giving him 8 on his career (last coming on July 7 @CWS)...Also led off gameswith home runs 3 times, giving him a franchise record 21 lead-off homers (Kenny Lofton is 2nd with 18)...Lastlead off HR came on August 27 at BAL...Hit his 3rd career grand slam on April 16 at New Yankee Stadium vs.the Yankees, the first slam ever in the new park...Did not make an error in 92 games in the field (92GS in CF) and owns a 128-game errorless streak dating backto August 18, 2008...Also made 14 starts at DH...STATS- Reached base safely in 92 of 106 games via hit orwalk...From August 9 thru the end of the season he hit .307 (27-88) with 18RS, 4 2B, 2 3B, 3HR & 7RBI in 22games (.402OB/.500SLG/.902OPS)...Hit lead off in 77 games, in the #2-hole in 28 games and in the 3-holeone time...Was T14th in the league with 6 triples...Was the 6th hardest player in the AL to double up (109ABper GIDP).
Had another outstanding season offensively as he joined Joe Carter (1987) as the only two players in club history to hit 30HR and steal 30 bases...Compiled a career-high 33 home runs (T6th in the AL) and 38 steals (5th in the AL)...10th American League player (14th time) to hit 30HR and steal 30 bases (33rd player/53rdtime)...Hanley Ramirez did it in the NL this year and Alfonso Soriano in 2005 was the last AL player...FirstIndian since "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (1911-14) to lead the team in hits in 4 straight seasons (2005-08)...Won his second consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove Award (Lofton in 1995-96 last Tribe OF with consecutiveawards) and won his first career Silver Slugger Award, the first by a Tribe OF since Juan Gonzalez in 2001...At26 was the youngest Tribe SS winner since Jim Thome in 1996... Also named to the Sporting News Post-SeasonAll-Star Team w/Cliff Lee...Made 151 starts in CF, making just 2 errors in 386 total chances (.995 fielding % was 8th among AL outfieldersand 2nd best among AL CFs for the 2007 Rawlings Gold Glove winner)...Made 6 starts at DH...Hit his 100th home run (July 5 at MIN) and stole his 100th career base (July 8 @DET) to become just the 2ndplayer in club history along with Carter to hit 100 career HR and steal 100 career bases as an Indian...OnlyIndian in 108-year history of the franchise to hit 30 doubles, 30HR and steal 30 bases within the same season...His 32 HR as a CF tied Earl Averill (1931-32) and Larry Doby (1952, '54) for the most in a single season byan Indians CF .....Finished 6th in the league in total bases (318), t2nd in extra base hits (77), 3rd in walks (98), 14th in slugging% (.502), 15th in on-base % (.375), 12th in on-base+ slugging % (OPS of .876), 10th in runs scored (101) andt17th in RBI (career-high/ team-high equaling 90)...Was 7th in the league w/a .548 slugging % vs. RHP and9th w/a .386 OB% off RHP...His home BA of .322 was 10th in the league...Had a career-best 7RBI on August21 vs. KC (4-5, 3B, HR)...Indians were 48-30 when he scored a run...Hit in 11 straight games, July 20-31, andwas 0 for 26 from Sept. 5-12...Had five 2HR games in 2008 (most in AL) to give him 6 for his career, the last of which came on August 25 atDetroit (hit 30th HR that night off Galarraga)...Led off 7 games with home runs (4/30, 5/10, 5/14, 5/30, 6/14,7/22, 8/25) to give him 18 for his career...Tied with Kenny Lofton for the career franchise lead in lead-off homeruns....Also had 5RBI on May 10 vs. Toronto...From Sept. 12 thru the end of the season he hit .315 (23-74)...Led Major League lead- off hitters in HR (33) and RBI (90)... Reached base safely in 139 of 157 games...Wassuccessful on 38 of his 43 stolen base attempts (88%, 4th best % in the AL)...Equaled career-high w/3 stealson August 23 @TEX (season-high by an Indian)... Was the 2nd hardest player in the AL to double up (1GIDP per126.8) behind TB's Iwamura...Also finished 3rd in the AL with 18 intentional walks...Decreased his strikeouts155 in 2007 to 130 in 2008...Played in 382 straight games from 8/26/2005-4/26/2008 before streak was snapped on April 27 after spraininghis right ankle the day before vs. New York-AL while running the bases...At the time it was the longest activestreak in the Majors and was the longest by an Indian since Toby Harrah (473G) from 1979-83... STATS- Hadan OPS above .800 in every month of the season except September (.695)...Hit .333 (32-96) in July w/6 2B,8HR & 18RBI in 24 games (.448OB/.667SLG/1.115OPS)...Was also T14th in the AL in doubles (39) and his3043 pitches seen led AL hitters...Was 11th in the AL with 4.08 pitches per PA...
Had another outstanding season offensively and ranked among the American League leaders in several categories... Finished 4th in the league in runs scored (118), 5th in walks (101), T6th in stolen bases, (career-high 33 in 43 attempts, 77%), T17th in home runs, 14th in total bases (290), T16th in extra base hits (63) and 5th in HBP(17)... Doubles went from 53 in 2006 to 34 in 2007 (EB hits from 92 to 63) ... Amassed singleseasoncareer highs in homers, steals and walks.... Stole a career-high 3 bases on April 10vs. LAA ... Joined OF Joe Carter is just the 4th Indian with at least 20 home runs and 25stolen bases in the same season...JOE CARTER (1986-88), ROBERTO ALOMAR (1999,2001) & BOBBY BONDS (1979) had done it previously... It's also the 3rd consecutive yearthat he has at least 20HR and 20SB...Joe Carter is the only other Indian to post thosenumbers in 3 straight campaigns... Hit lead-off in the first 118 games of the season beforestarting in the #3 spot on August 14 vs. Detroit. ..Was the first time he did not start in thelead-off spot since May 13, 2005... Hitting in the #3 hole he hit .258 (8-31) with 7RS, 2 2B 2HR & 4 RBI in 8 games Moved back to the lead off spot on August 25 as the Indians went26-9 from that point on Made 150 starts in the lead-off spot, 157 starts in CF and 1 start atDH...Was 0 for 2 as a pinch hitter in his non-starts...Among Major League lead-off hittershe was T4th in HR (22), 2nd in RBI (74) and 6th w/a .388 on-base %...Has now played in358 straight games since August 26, 2005... lt is the longest consecutive games playedstreak by an Indian since INF Toby Harrah played in 473 straight from 1979-83 and 2nd longest active streak in the Majors (Juan Pierre 434) ... Made 2 errors in 405 total chances (.995), the 4th best fielding % among AL outfielders (4 assists) ... HOT STARTLed off the season with a HR, becoming the 30th Major Leaguer to hit a lead-off homer on opening day and the third Indian along with Julio Franco (1988) and Charlie Jamieson (1925) ... Sizemore also became the first player in the club's 107-year history to homer in each of the franchise's first three games of the season... Lead-off games with home runs 4 times (last on 6/9 @cin), giving him 11 for his career (T2nd most in club history) ... Had a career-high 3 steals on April 10 vs. LAA... Hit his 2nd career inside the park HR on April 27 vs. Baltimore... Had a season-high 4 hits four times on the year, last of which came on 9/23 vs. OAK... Hit in 12 straight games (equaled a career-high) from July 23 to August 4 (.370,17-46, 12RBI) ... Played in his 2nd straight/career All-Star Game on July 10... Collected his 500tFicareer hit and 2nd career grand slam on July 2 vs. Tampa Bay off AI Reyes ... Enjoyed 2nd career inside-the-park HR on April 27 vs. Baltimore... Reached safely in 143 of 162 games... From Sept. 19 thru the end of the season he hit .371 (13-35) 11 games...Was also 3rd in times on base (292), 1st in most pitches seen,12th in pitches per at bat (4.14) and 16th in on-base plus slugging %(.852)...Hit .303 (66-218) with runners on base and .318 (21-66) with RISP-20uts... When Sizemore scored a run: 59-26 (.694).
Had an historic season on the club and Major League level as he became just the 2nd Major League Player, and first Indian/AL player, with 50 doubles, 10 triples, 20 homers and 20 steals in the same season (HOF OF Chuck Klein in 1932 for Philadelphia is the only other player to ever do it)...Became just the 4th player in MLB historywith 50 doubles, 10 triples & 25 homers in the same season and the first to do it since Joe 'Ducky' Medwickin 1937...Lou Gehrig (1927) & Chuck Klein (1932) also did it (all three are in the Hall of Fame)...Finished 11thin the American League MVP voting...Won the Cleveland "Man of the Year" Award...His American League-best 53 doubles were the3rd highest single-season total in franchise historybehind only Ed Burns & Tris Speaker as he becamethe first Indian since Albert Belle in 1995 to lead theAL in doubles & extra base hits...Most doubles byan Indian since 1926 (Ed Burns club record 64)...Also led the AL/MLB with 92 extra base hits, the 3rdhighest single-season mark in club history behindAlbert Belle (103 in 1995) & Hal Trosky (96 in 1936)as he became the first Indian since Belle in 1995 tolead the league in EB hits...The 92 extra base hitswere a club record out of the lead-off spot and werethe highest total in the Majors out of the #1 hole dating back to at least the 1957 season...Was just the 3rdIndian in club history (Tris Speaker, 3x, '20-21-23) & Odell Hale in '36) to hit 50 2B & 10 3B in the same seasonas his 11 triples ranked 3rd in the AL...Also led the American League/Majors in runs scored (134), the 5th highest total in club history (R. Alomar lastIndian to lead league in RS-138 in 1999)...Last Major Leaguer to lead his league in doubles, runs & extra basehits was STL 1B Albert Pujols in 2003...Also finished 2nd in the league in total base (349), 5th in average vs.RHP (.329), T7th in hits (190), T8th in multi-hit games (55), T11th in steals and was the 2nd hardest player inthe AL to double up (hit into first GIDP in 7/30 vs. SEA in 420th AB)...The 2GIDP were the fewest by an Indiansplayer in club history over a full season...Became the first Indian since Joe Carter in 1989 to play in all 162 games and now owns a consecutive gamesplayed streak of 196, the 4th longest active mark in the big leagues and the longest by an Indian since 1994(Albert Belle, 208 games)...Last game he did not play was August 25, 2005 at TB...He is also the first Indianin club history w/2 seasons of double digit totals in 2B, 3B, HR & SB (2005 & 2006) and just the 3rd Indianshitter with two seasons of 20HR & 20 SB (Joe Carter, Roberto Alomar)...Led off 4 games with home runs (5/6, 5/19, 7/16, 9/2) and now has 7 career lead-off home runs...Hit hiscareer-best 25th homer on Sept. 21 at Oakland...Enjoyed his first career 2-HR game on Sept. 24 @Texas,including his first career inside-the-park HR...22 of his 28 homers were solo shots...His 28 HR out of the #1hole finished 1st in the AL...HR'd in a career-high 3 straight games, May 18-20...Played an outstanding defensive centerfield, leading ALL Major League Outfielders in total chances (419)while compiling the 9th best fielding % among AL outfielders while recording 7 assists (2E, 419TC) in 159starts/160 games...Made 1 start at DH and PH on two occasions...Had a pair of 11-game hitting streaks, thelast of which came from July 15-26...Reached base via hit or walk in 136 of 162 games, including 112 of hislast 135...Scored 123 runs over his last 143 games and 103 runs over his last 124 games...Hit .329 (143-435) off RHP (5th in the AL) and .214 (47-220) off LHP with 10HR & 25RBI...Hit .262 (34-130)with RISP and was 6 for 12 with the bases loaded...Lowest monthly total in terms of average was August (.259,23RS in 28G)...Scored at least 20RS in every month except July (18RS)...Was T1st in games (162), 3rd in theAL strikeouts (153) & at bats (655)...His 655 at bats were the 5th most in a single-season in Indians franchisehistory...Scored a season-high 4 runs on April 27 vs. Boston & June 3 vs. Chicago-AL to equal a career-high (3rdtime)...Had a season-high 4 hits on 6/28 @STL...Hit a career-high 3 doubles on July 22 vs. Minnesota...Scored63 runs in 75 second half games...From Sept 16 on he hit .306 (19-62) with 3 2B, 4HR & 7RBI in 16 games(12RS)...His .374 on-base % was 3rd best among AL lead-off hitters...His .586 slugging % vs. RHP was 6thbest in the AL...Slugging % in the 2nd half was .553....Signed a long-term contract thru the 2011 season onMarch 29 w/a club option for 2012.
Had a breakout season, his first full season in the Major Leagues, as he established himself as one of baseball's up and coming stars...Became just the 2nd Cleveland Indian to record 20 doubles, 10 triples, 20 HR & 20 SB in sameseason, joining Roberto Alomar 2001 and was the only player in MLB to accomplish it in 2005 (Abreu in 2000 &Durham/Beltran/Alomar in 2001 only players to do it in this decade)...Was just the 7th Cleveland Indian to hit 20HR& steal 20 bases in same season and one of just five big leaguers in 2005 to do it...All-Stars Bobby Abreu, AlexRodriguez, Jason Bay & Alfonso Soriano also did it...Most hits (185) and runs (111) by an Indian sine Robbie Alomar's 193/113 in 2001...His 185 hits led all 2nd yearMajor League Players, just ahead of PIT Jason Bay (183)...Finished T9th in the American League in runs scored(111 w/Ichiro) and finished 5th in the Majors in RS in the 2nd half (58)...Among AL centerfielders, only Toronto'sVernon Wells had more HR and RBI (28/95) than Grady's 22/81...Also finished 11th in the AL in hits (185), 9th intotal bases (team-high 310), 3rd in triples (11), 4th in road average (.324), T10th in multi-hit games (52) & T10thin extra base hits (70)...His 103 road hits were the most by an Indian since at least 1959 (home/road splits onlygo back to 1959)...Had more total bases than Paul Konerko, Gary Sheffield, Richie Sexson and Vlad Guerrero...Assumed the lead-off spot on May 15th and never looked back hitting .290 (155-534) in 126 starts in the #1 slotwith 101 runs, 19HR & 68 RBI...Led off games three times (last on Sept. 9 vs. Minnesota) with homers, the firstlead-off HR's of his career...Hit in a career-high 12 straight games from June 10-22 and from June 1 thru the endof the season he hit .299 (138-462) with 93 RS, 18HR & 60 RBI in 109 games...Hit his first career grand slam anddrove in a career-high 5 runs on August 10 at KC (off Greinke in 6-1 win)...Scored a career-high 4 runs on June 28at Boston...Indians were 56-21 (.727) when he scored a run...Had a then career-high 4 hits on June 4 @CWS before totaling a career-high 5 hits on Sept. 22 at Kansas City(5-6, 2RS, 2RBI, 2 2B), the only Indian in 2005 to record a 5-hit game...His 22 stolen bases ranked T11th in theAmerican League and his 10 CS (69 SB%) ranked T5th...Had a straight steal of home on August 26th at Toronto(Vizquel last to do it in 2003 @DET) ...Had three 2SB games, the last of which came on August 26 to equal a newcareer-high...Overall made 152 starts in centerfield for Eric Wedge, compiling a fielding % of .992 (379TC, 3E, 3 assists) as heended the season with a 62-game errorless streak (last error on July 24 @SEA)...The .992 fielding % ranked 10thamong all AL outfielders...Was sixth in the majors and fourth in the AL in putouts (373) and total chances (379) asa centerfielder...From May 1 thru the end of the season he hit .296 (168-567) after hitting .233 (17-73) in April...Best month came in June when he hit .377 (40-106) w/4HR & 16RBI in 25 games...Hit .295 (36-122) with 7 2B, 1HR & 15 RBI over the final month of the season (Sept/Oct)...From August 5th on he hit .305 (67-220)...Was originally slated to open the season in AAA Buffalo after being optioned at the end of spring training on March28 to AAA Buffalo...Was recalled 3 days later on March 31 when Juan Gonzalez was DL'd...His team-high 132strikeouts were the T4th most in the American League (was 9th w/640 AB)...Hit .324 (73-225) with runners onbase, .279 (56-201) after the 7th inning and .279 (19-68) with RISP-2outs...The .324 average w/men on base was17th in the AL...Was also 11th in the league with 2682 pitches seen.
Split the season between AAA Buffalo and the big leagues, making his major league debut in July before returning to Buffalo to lead the Bisons to the International League championship after leading AA Akron to the Eastern League crown in 2003...Got off to a slow start at AAA Buffalo after a late spring stomach illness causedhim to lose almost 15 pounds...Hit .228 (34-149) over the season's first 39 games w/2HR & 19RBI from 4/8-5/19as he battled to regain strength and weight from illness that forced him to spend several days in Winter HavenHospital...Thru the rest of the Triple A season he hit .320 (86-269) with 6HR & 32RBI over his final 62 games...Hit.344 (43-125) in June with 10 2B, 2 3B, 2HR & 14 RBI in 28 games (27 runs scored) Was recalled from Buffaloon 7/20 when the Indians returned home from a West Coast trip and made his major league debut on 7/21 vs.Chicago-AL as a defensive replacement...Made his first start the next night and recorded his first major leaguehit & RBI on 7/23 vs. Kansas City off Mike Wood (RBI double)...Had the game winning hit in the night game of aday/night DH on 7/24 vs. KC in the 9th inning off Rudy Seanez that broke a 3-3 tie...Hit first major league homerun on 7/25 vs. KC off Zack Greinke and stole first base on 7/28 vs. Detroit...Had game-winning double on 8/5 atToronto & recorded a 3-hit game on 8/9 at Chicago-AL (3-5, RS, season-high equaling 2RBI)...Went 2 for his next33 from 8/10 before being optioned back to AAA Buffalo on 8/30 to get more at bats thru regular and post seasonafter Coco Crisp established himself in centerfield...Spent remainder of regular season with the Bisons before hitting.333 (10-30) w/5RS, 2HR & 7 RBI in 9 playoff games for the IL champions...Hit .327 (49-150) in the leadoff spot...Hit .306 (57-186) with runners on base and .298 (34-114) with RISP...Finished tied for 6th in the IL with 8 triples...Was recalled again on 9/18 and spent remainder of the season w/the Tribe, hitting .306 (15-49) with 2 2B, 2 3B,2HR & 9 RBI in 13 games to conclude the season, raising his average from .213 to .246...Enjoyed his 2nd career3-hit game on 9/26 vs. Minnesota (3-4, 2B, 2RBI) and again on 10/2 at Minnesota (3-5, career-high 3 runs scored,RBI) and came within a double of the cycle...With the Tribe he made 38 starts in centerfield (42G) and made just1 error in 106 total chances (.991 fielding %)...Did not record an extra base hit off a LHP w/Cleveland (8 singles,.178 slg %)... Had a .516 slg % off RHP.
Had an outstanding season at AA Akron in his first full season in the Indians organization, winning the Lou Boudreau Award as the organization's top position player...Led the organization in runs (96) and hits (151), finished 3rd in average (.304) and tied for third in RBI (78) among Indians farmhands...Hit 13 HR in 496 at bats after enteringthe season with 6 career HR as a professional in 1084 at bats...Finished tied for the Eastern League lead in triples(11) and tied for second in the EL in runs scored (96)...In addition to being named to the EL Post-Season All-StarTeam, he won the Eastern League Rookie of the Year Award and was runner-up for league MVP...Won the Larry DobyAward as the MVP in the RadioShack All-Star Future's Game, which ended with the U.S. defeating the World, 3-2,inChicago's U.S. Cellular Field...Sizemore was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI (RBI single in the first inning offRich Harden, HR to lead off 3rd)...Also went 1 for 2 in the Double A All-Star Game, starting the contest in CF...Tieda pair Akron franchise records, going 5 for 6 w/4RS & 2 2B on 4/8 vs. Harrisburg to tie the club record in hits and equaled the club record with 2 triples on 8/11 at Harrisburg (2-4, 3RS)...Also had three 4-hit games, including a 4for 5, 3RS, 3 2B, 5RBI performance on 7/31 vs. Altoona...Scored a run in 12 consecutive games from 7/25-8/8...Began the season with an 84-game errorless streak before his first error on 7/9...Best month came in August,hitting .330 (30-91) with 2 2B, 5 3B, 4HR & 16RBI in 25 games (22RS)...From 6/1 thru the end of the season hehit .314 (90-287) with 14 2B, 8 3B, 7HR & 38RBI in 75 games...Had 40RBI over his first 53 games...Continued historrid ways in the Eastern League playoffs, hitting .412 (14-34) in 7 games for the EL champs with 1 3B, 1HR, 7RS& 7 RBI...Was consistent vs. both LHP & RHP, hitting .306 (44-144) off LHP w/4HR & 26RBI and .304 (107-352)off RHP with 9HR & 52RBI...Was named to the Team USA 2004 Olympic qualifying team after the season and wasselected to the 24-man final roster after hitting .442 (19-43) with 12RS, 2 3B, 1 HR & 7 RBI in 13 games againstArizona Fall League teams during the try-out portion...Entered 2003 season as the 7th best prospect in the Indiansorganization according to Baseball America
Split the season between A Brevard City and A Kinston after being acquired in late June in a 6-player deal that included Bartolo Colon...Named to the Sportsticker All-Teen Team after hitting .343 (59-172) with 9 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR & 20 RBI in 47 games with Kinston, stealing 14 bases in 21 attempts...Underwent left wrist surgery on9/13.
Spent the season at A Clinton of the Midwest League, stealing 32 bases in 43 attempts in 123games...Finished 2nd in the league with 81 walks.
Signed first pro contract with Montreal on 6/16...Played first pro season for the Gulf Coast League Expos...Was 5th in the league in games (55) and 5th in at bats (205).