Gregory Stuart Dobbs...married to Heidi Reinhard and has a daughter, Taylor, and son, Brady...graduated from Canyon Springs High School (CA) in 1996...attended Riverside Community College (CA) and was a 2001 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, earning his degree in business...led Sooners as a senior with a .438 average, 104 hits, 25 doubles, 62 RBI and 12 steals.
Appeared in over 100 games for third consecutive season and fifth time in career (also 2007 & '08). Led Miami in pinch-hit at-bats (48) and pinch-hit RBI (7), while ranking second on Club in pinch hits (10), behind Juan Pierre (12)... Opened season 0x8 as pinch-hitter before going 10x40 (.250) for rest of year, with four walks (three ibb) and hbp... Was 3x3 with two RBI as PH in three-game set at San Francisco from June 21-23; those were final three games of a season-long, six-game hitting streak... Appeared in 114 games, with 55 appearances in the field (51 GS). Made 49 appearances in field (47 starts) in team's first 69 games; appeared in field just two more times (one start) over remainder of season... Had .998 fielding percentage in 51 games (47 GS) at first base (414 TC/1 E)... Also, had four starts as DH and one appearance in right field... On May 17 vs. Arizona, posted season-high three hits in 3x4 effort, with a double and two runs scored... Connected for three-run home run on June 2 vs. Mets to establish season best with three RBI... On Marlins all-time pinch-hitting list, ranks fourth in hits (31) and tied for second in RBI (23).
Appeared in over 100 games for second consecutive season and only fourth time in career (also 2007 & '08)...Led Miami in pinch-hit at-bats (41) and ranked second on Club in pinch hits (11), behind Austin Kearns (13)...Led Marlins with seven sacrifice flies, establishing a career high...Previous high was four, done in 2007 while with Philadelphia...Also established a career high with four stolen bases...Had previously stolen three in back-to-back seasons in 2007 & '08...On May 11 vs. Mets, knocked in game-winning run with two-out, ninth-inning single...Marked second career walk-off hit, also delivering on Sept. 13, 2005 vs. the Angels...Was tied for fourth on team with five game-winning RBIs...From June 24-July 8, posted a career-best 11-game hitting streak...Hit .371 (13-for-35)with a double, two home runs and seven RBIs over streak...Recorded two pinch hits to extend streak; a home run on July 5 at Milwaukee and double on July 7 at St. Louis...Posted season-high three hits on May 20 at Cleveland...Equaled high four other times; June 21 vs. Toronto, Aug. 15 vs. Philadelphia, Sept. 7 at Washington and Sept. 9 at Washington...Hit .315 (58-for-184) on road, compared to .244 (33-for-135) at home...Owned a 19-game road hitting streak between June 21 and Aug. 5, batting .393 (25-for-61) with two doubles, a home run, nine RBIs and a .406 OBP...From June 21 to end of season, his .349 road average (44-for-126) was fourth-best in Majors (min. 133 PA), behind only Buster Posey (.372/61-for-164), Howie Kendrick(.360/58-for-161) and Miguel Cabrera (.359/66-for-184)...Batted .268 (11-for-41) as a pinch-hitter, ranking 12th in MLB.
With retirement of Matt Stairs earlier in season, finished campaign as active leader
in pinch-hit home runs (nine). Broke a tie with Ross Gload with a pinch homer on
September 3 vs. Philadelphia, which was second, and final, pinch home run of season
for Marlins (also, Bryan Petersen on August 7 vs. St. Louis)...Is also active leader in pinch-hit RBI (60), ahead of Wes Helms (56), and is third in
doubles with 18, behind Helms (23) and Jason Michaels (20)...Was 10x27 (.370) as a pinch-hitter, good for second-highest batting average in
Majors among pinch-hitters (Miguel Cairo-.379). Had eight pinch-hit RBI, tied with
Matt Diaz and Mark Kotsay for fifth in Majors behind Matt Downs (15), Chris Heisey
(11), Brooks Conrad and Blake DeWitt (10 each)...Was second on Club in game-winning RBI with 10 (Stanton-11)...On August 26 at Philadelphia, had fourth four-hit game of career, tying career high.
All of his four-hit games have come at Citizens Bank Park (also, May 12 of 2007, July
13 of 2007 and July 6 of 2009, all as a member of the Phillies)...On July 26 at Washington, set a new career high with five RBI...Opened season batting .354 (46x130) with 11 doubles, two home runs and 21 RBI in
first 46 games, but was held without an RBI in final 29 games before All-Star break,
batting just .200 (17x85) with two doubles. However, after break, batted .382 (13x34)
with two doubles, two home runs and 13 RBI in first 14 games of second half.
Began his 10th professional season with the Philadelphia Phillies, splitting time between
Philadelphia and triple-A Lehigh Valley ... Appeared in only 16 games with Lehigh Valley, posting
a .210 average with three doubles, one triple, two home runs and nine RBI ... Made 31 starts with the Phillies: 28 at third base, one in right field, one at first base and one as the
designated hitter. As a starter, hit .240 (25x104) with three home runs and 10 RBI ... Was designated for assignment on June 22 and outrighted to Lehigh Valley on June 23 ... Had his contract selected on June 29 and hit .227 in 34 games before being designated for
assignment again on August 16 and outrighted back to Lehigh Valley on August 21 ... Batted .300 (15x50) with three home runs and eight RBI in his first 20 games back in the Major
Leagues from June 29-July 26 ... Had his contract selected for the second and final time of the season on September 3 ... Slugged his seventh pinch home run as a Phillie on September 13 at Florida, tying him for second
place in franchise history with Ricky Ledee and Matt Stairs. Hit first PH home run of the year on
July 18 at Chicago ... Finished the season with 51 career pinch-hits as a Phillie, the fourth-most in franchise history and
one shy of tying current Marlins broadcaster Tommy Hutton for third place on the Phillies All-Time
pinch hits list.
Finished the season with 45 pinch-hits as a Phillie,
ranking him T-5th on the all-time franchise list (Kevin
Jordan)...Slugged a pinch HR, 6/18 vs TOR (Brandon League),
giving him 5 as a Phillie, T-8th in club history (Gene
Freese, Bill Nicholson and Ryan Howard)...Made 27 starts: 11 in LF, 10 at 3rd base, 4 at 1st base
and 2 in RF...Batted .309 (29-94), 4 HR, 16 RBI in his starts...Was on the 15-day DL, 8/23-9/16 (right calf strain)...Appeared in 1 rehab game for Lakewood (A) during
the South Atlantic League championship series (0-2)...Hit .167 (9-54), 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 6 BB as a pinch-hitter
Set the Phillies' all-time single-season record in pinch-hits
(22); is T-9th in Phillies history with 36 pinch-hits...Led all ML players in pinch-hits (22), finished 2nd in RBI
(16), T-2nd in HR (2) and T-4th in doubles (3)...Was the 5th different player this decade to have 22
pinch-hits...Batted .355 (22-62), 3 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 16 RBI as a pinch-hitter...Singled in the winning run as a pinch-hitter in the Phillies' 1-0 win, 5/20 at WSH...Trailing 9-7, slugged the game-winning 3-run pinch HR,
7/26/08 vs ATL (Blaine Boyer) in the Phillies' 10-9 win...Made 46 starts: 42 at 3rd base, 1 at 1st base, 2 in LF
and 1 as DH...Hit a combined .500 (7-14) in 8 playoff games over all
Reached career highs in games (142), starts (78), hits (88), runs (45), 2B (20), 3B (4), HR (10), RBI (55),
walks (29) and total bases (146)... Led all ML players in pinch RBI (18), the most by a Phillie since
pinch hitting records were kept and the 2nd-most by any ML player since 1998 (Mark Sweeney - 23 in 2004)... Hit his 2nd
career pinch HR (3-run), 5/28 at ARI (Jose Valverde); the 300th pinch HR in Phillies history... The Phillies went 49-29 (.628) in
his 78 starts: 57 at 3rd base, 10 at 1st base, 1 in LF and 1 in RF... Hit .375 (12-32), 2 2B, 3B, HR, 4 RBI in 9 starts at 1st base while
Ryan Howard was on the DL... Had 2 career-high 4-hit games: 5/12 vs CHI and 7/13 vs STL... Slugged his 1st career grand
slam (pinch-hit), 9/16 at NYM.
Began the season with Tacoma (AAA)...Finished 9th in the Pacific Coast League in avg (.314)...Played 44 games at 3rd base, 31 at 1st base and 20 in the OF...Hit .538 (7-13), 2 HR, 4 RBI in his first 4 games...Recalled on 7/13 and started 2 games as DH before being optioned back on 8/16...Ended his triple-A season
with a 9-game hitting streak, 8/25-9/3 (.528, 19-36, 2 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI)...Recalled again on 9/8 and hit .500 (5-10) for the
remainder of the season, including hits in 5 consecutive plate appearances, 9/23-26.
Began season in Seattle, appeared in 27 games and hit .176 (6x34) with three doubles
and five RBI before being optioned to AAA Tacoma on June 17...in 50 games with Tacoma,
hit .321 (61x190) with nine doubles, three home runs and 22 RBI...recalled from Tacoma
on Aug. 20 and finished the season with Seattle...appeared in 59 games, making 28 starts
(23 at DH, 4 at first base, and one in LF)...after August 20 recall, hit .269 (29x108) with four
doubles, one triple, one home run and 15 RBI in 32 games...hit .300 (24x80) from Aug.
29 through the end of the season with three doubles, a triple and 10 RBI in 24 games...
career-high 10-game hitting streak, Sept. 11-21 (.382/13x34)...recorded career-high two
intentional walks Sept. 30 vs. Oakland...in 22 pinch-hit appearances, hit .250 (6x24) with
three doubles and five RBI.
Was one of 15 players to make their ML debuts for Seattle in 2004....homered in his first Major League at-bat on a 3-2 pitch in the 9th inning off Bob Wickman on Sept. 8 vs. Cleveland as a pinch hitter...first Mariner to hit a home run in
first ML at-bat...became the 20th player to hit a pinch-hit home run in first big league
at-bat...became the 88th player all-time to homer in his first ML at-bat and the 82nd to
homer in his first ML plate appearance...made 10 starts at third base, one start at DH
and five appearances as a pinch hitter...went 2x5 (.400) as a pinch hitter, with two runs,
a double, a home run and four RBI...hit safely in 10 of 18 games, including two multi-hit
games...committed two errors in 21 chances at third base...split season between San
Antonio and Tacoma, hitting .295 with 23 doubles, six triples and 13 home runs, nine
stolen bases and 53 runs combined between the two teams...started season with San
Antonio, hitting .325 with 23 multi-hit games...had a season-high 13-game hitting streak
from May 29-June 13...named to the Texas League All-Star team...promoted to Tacoma
on June 16 and hit .345 (19x55) in 14 games in June...went 4x6 with a double, a home
run and a season-high six RBI on June 28 at Sacramento...recorded 17 multi-hit games,
including two four-hit games (June 28 & Aug. 3).
Spent 2003 on the disabled
list after rupturing his left Achilles tendon during the second game of the season at San
Antonio, April 7...selected from Tacoma on Sept. 6, 2004 and made Major League debut
on Sept. 8 as a pinch hitter.
Split 2002 season between Wisconsin
and San Antonio, batting a combined .296 (123x416) in 113 games...began season with
Timber Rattlers and belted 2 home runs, including a grand slam, and had six RBI May
12 at Burlington...hit safely in 12 straight games from May 8-21, batting .522 (23x44)
during the streak...selected as a the starting third baseman on the Midwest League West
All-Star Team in June...promoted to San Antonio July 19, but was placed on the DL
July 20 with a strained left calf...reinstated Aug. 4, and hit .372 (32x86) with 13 RBI for
the month...played with Peoria in the Arizona Fall League.
Began pro career in 2001 with
Everett...named Northwest League Player of the Week of Aug. 6-12; batted .556 (15x27)
with four doubles, a home run and eight RBI...his 17-game hitting streak (July 28-Aug.
15) was tied for the league's longest streak of the season; hit .493 (34x69) 14 RBI over
that span...finished Aug. 47x110 (.427) with 11 doubles and 18 RBI...selected to the
league's postseason All-Star Team...promoted to San Bernardino Sept. 1...participated
in the Mariners Arizona Instructional League.