Selected by the Red Sox in the fourth round of the June 1989 draft after playing three years at the University of Hartford...hit better than .400 in each of his three seasons at Hartford and had a .413 career batting average...hit safely in 87 of 112 collegiate games...a two-time ECAC Player of the Year...was inducted into the university's Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 25, 1997...received the Middlesex County (CT) Chamber of Commerce Role Model of the Year award on "Jeff Bagwell Day" on January 29, 1999...also had his uniform No. 9 retired by his alma mater, Xavier (CT) High, that day...named New England Player of the Year by Boston media in 2001 for the sixth time in his career (also 1993, '94, '97, '99, 2000, '01)...in 1999, he was selected by a panel of experts as the first baseman on the franchise's All-Astrodome team...hosted 5,700 area youths and their families for "DK57" day through the Jeff Bagwell Foundation in 2002, honoring the memory of Darryl Kile...elected to the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame on Nov. 12, 2004, and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on Feb. 9, 2005.
Hit .250 (25x100) with three home runs and 19 RBI in 39 games in 2005. missed 115 games after undergoing capsular release surgery on his right shoulder...placed on the 15-day DL on 5/4 andactivated on 9/9. ranks 52nd all-time with 1,517 runs scored, tied for 51st in doubles with 448, tied for 40th in RBI with 1,529, 30th in extrabasehits (969), and 24th in walks (1,401)...is Houston's all-time leader in all of those categories, with the exception ofdoubles (Craig Biggio, 604). homered in consecutive games on 4/9 (Paul Wilson) and 4/10 (Eric Milton) at CIN...also homered on 4/29 vs. CHI (GregMaddux)...has seven career home runs against Maddux, tied for his most against pitcher (Pedro Astacio, Bobby J. Jones). hit an RBI sacrifice fly on 9/29 at STL...drove in a run with an RBI groundout on 10/1 vs. CHI. went 3x12 (.250) as a pinch-hitter with four RBI since being activated on 9/9...drove in a run with a pinch-hit single on 9/21 at PIT...drove in the game-winning run with a pinch-hit, RBI single on 9/16 in a 2-1 win over MIL, his first pinch-hit single since 6/22/02 vs. SEA...walked in a pinch-hit appearance on 9/14 vs. FLA...struck out on 9/9 at MIL, in his first pinch-hit appearance since being activated from the DL leads the Houston franchise with 449 career home runs...ranks 28th all-time, three away from 27th-place CarlYastrzemski...ranks second in club history with 2,314 hits. leads the Houston franchise with 31 career multi-homer games. joins Frank Thomas and Cal Ripken as the only players since 1972 to hit 400 or more home runs while playing their entirecareers with the same team...the Astros are 265-150 (.639) all-time when he homers. one of only 10 players and the only first baseman with 400 home runs and 200 stolen bases in his career...only of six 1Bwith 300+HR and 100+SB...one six 1B with 1500+ and 1500+ runs scored in a career...one of just four Major Leaguerswith 300 HR and 150 SB since 1995 (Bonds, A. Rodriguez, Guerrero). recorded career hit No. 2,300 on 4/17 at CIN. streak of 12 consecutive seasons with 20 or more home runs ended. started on Opening Day at first baseman, his 15th consecutive year as the club's Opening Day 1B...teams with CraigBiggio to form the active leaders in pro sports in teammate tenure with 15 seasons.
Ranked 10th in the National League with 96 walks...started 151 games at first base and one as the DH in his 14th season with the Astros...scored 104 runs...marked his ninth career season scoring 100-plus runs...is the franchise career leader in home runs (446), RBI (1510), walks (1383), total bases (4175), extra-base hits (962), and strikeouts (1537)...ranks 41st on the career RBI list (1,510), tied for 55th in doubles (484), 25th in walks (1,383), and tied for 58th in runs (1,506)...thrid in MLB since 1994 in hits (1,795)...is the only first baseman in Major League history with more than 400 home runs and 200 steals...one of only six 1B with 300+ home runs and 100+ steals...has 202 career steals...recorded his 200th steal on Aug. 30 at Cincinnati to become the 10th player in MLB history with 400 homers and 200 steals...batted 3x6 with two RBI, including the game-tying RBI single in the ninth in Game 6 of the NLCS vs. St. Louis...recorded his first multi-hit game of the NLCS in Game 4, going 2x3 with a run and an RBI double...hit two home runs in the NLDS vs. Atlanta, including his first career postseason home run in Game 2 (Hampton)...also homered in Game 5 of the NLDS (Reitsma)...set a franchise record with four extra-base hits in the NLDS...hit his 27th home run of the season on Oct. 1 vs. Colorado, his 446th career home run...ranks 28th on the MLB all-time list...leads Frank Thomas by 10 homers among active players who have spent their entire career with one team...the Astros were 18-9 when he homered in 2004 and are 263-149 (.638) all-time...recorded his 12th consecutive 20-homer season...one of four active players with 12 or more consecutive seasons with 20 or more homers (Bonds, Palmeiro, Sosa)...streak of eight consecutive 30-homer seasons ended....ranks first in home runs as a first baseman since 1994 with 392 homers and 1,238 RBI...Mark McGwire is second in home runs during that time span at the position with 343...joined Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez as one of just three Major Leaguers with at least 300 home runs and 150 steals over 10 seasons from 1994-2004...collected his 1,500th career RBI with a single in the third inning Sept. 18 vs. Milwaukee...with his home run in the fifth inning on Sept. 18 (Glover), scored his 1,500th career run...became the first Astro to drive in 1,500 career runs...is the first Astro and 29th player in MLB history to both score and drive in at least 1,500 runs...hit his sixth home run of the year on May 21 at Cincinnati (Van Poppel)...marked first home run in May and first since April 21, a span of 95 at-bats...had 13 RBI in 16 games from May 16-June 4...tied club record with his sixth career grand slam on April 9 at Milwaukee (Kieschnick)...marked his 14th consecutive season as the club's Opening Day first baseman...he and Craig Biggio are the active leaders in teammate tenure in professional sports at 14 seasons, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
In his 12th season with the club, hit .291 (166x571) with 31 home runs and 98 RBI...reached the 30-homer and 100-walk plateaus for the seventh consecutive season...ranked eighth in the NL in walks and fourth in the league in sacrifice flies (9)...also ranked tied for sixth in games played (158)...has missed only eight of the club's 648 games from 1999-2002.
- named the first recipient of the Darryl Kile Award, presented to the individual who reflects the qualities of decency and character represented by the former Astros pitcher, by the Houston chapter of the BBWAA.
- ranks 46th on the Major League career home run list...ranks eighth among active players...is seventh among active players with 1,321 career RBI and sixth with 1,199 walks.
- extended his lead as the Majors' active leader in career home runs all with one team, as his 380 eclipses the White Sox' Frank Thomas (376).
- Major League-record streak of six consecutive seasons with 30 homers, 100 runs scored, 100 RBI and 100 walks ended.
- leads all active Major League players with 859 runs scored since 1996.
- has 12 consecutive seasons with at least one double-digit hitting streak,the Majors' second-longest active streak (Roberto Alomar - 14 consecutive years), and the most consecutive seasons with a double-digit streak in club history.
- hit safely in 22 of 27 September games (.343; 34x99)...collected 11 multi-hit games during the month, including three consecutive from Sept. 3-5...had a 10-game hitting streak from Sept. 7-17 (.385, 15x39).
- hit .324 (94x290) with 19 home runs and 58 RBI from July 1 to the end of the season.
- hit two homers on Sept. 11 vs. Colorado, his 26th career multi-homer game and third in 2002...tied his season high with five RBI (third time).
- season-high, 15-game hitting streak (.305, 18x59) lasted from Aug. 10-24...streak included four home runs and 12 RBI.
- hit .349 (30x86) in July with six homers and 23 RBI...hit safely in 22 of 30 games in August (.286; 30x105), including seven homers and 21 RBI.
- 85th player in MLB history to reach 1,300 RBI...reached the plateau on a two-run home run at the Cubs on Aug. 15 (Prior).
- extended his club record for most 20-homer seasons to 10 (1993-2002) with a solo home run on Aug. 7 vs. Florida (Burnett)...has 30-or-more homers in seven consecutive seasons.
- was 2x4 with a homer and a season-high tying five RBI on July 24 vs. Pittsburgh.
- hit the back end of back-to-back homers with Lance Berkman (Wells) on July 6 at Pittsburgh.
- homered twice with five RBI at Cincinnati on July 3...second of two homers on May 3 vs. New York (NL) was 435 feet.
- hit game-winning, pinch-hit single in the 12th inning on June 22 vs. Seattle.
- homered in consecutive games on June 11 (Bere) and June 12 (Prior) against the Cubs.
- batted fourth from May 24 to the end of the season...had previously not hit fourth since Sept. 27, 1998.
- had three consecutive multi-hit games from April 14-17...collected 10 multi-hit games in April.
- started for the Astros on Opening Day for the 12th consecutive year.
Led the team in homers (39, 8th in NL), RBI (130, T-5th), runs (126, 5th), and walks (106, 3rd)...was second inat-bats (600), doubles (43, T-8th), total bases (341, 10th), extra-base hits (86, 7th) and steals (11).
- finished seventh in the National League MVP voting (received three first-place votes).
- finished in the top ten in club single-season history in homers (T-5th), RBI (3rd), runs (4th), walks (T-7th), doubles (6th), total bases (3rd), and extra-base hits (2nd).
- played in a team-high 161 games...did not play on September 5 at Cincinnati, the first game he missed since October 1, 2000 vs. Milwaukee.
- the Opening Day first baseman for 11 consecutive years.
- recorded his 100th walk on September 30 at Chicago, becoming the only player in Major League history with 30 homers, 100 RBI, 100 runs scored, and 100 walks in six consecutive seasons (1996-2001).
- scored two runs including his 100th run on August 24 at Pittsburgh...joined Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, and Babe Ruth as the only players in MLB history to have 30 homers, 100 RBI, and 100 runs in six consecutive seasons.
- had a double-digit hitting streak (12 games, August 9-21) for a 11th straight year, the Majors' second-longest active streak (Roberto Alomar-14 consecutive years).
- hit a three-run homer on August 19 vs. Pirates for 32 homers and 100 RBI, his sixth consecutive season (7th overall) with 30 HR-100 RBI...becomes the eighth player in MLB history with six consecutive 30 HR-100 RBI seasons.
- is also the only Houston player to have 100-or-more RBI in six consecutive seasons...he has driven in 100-plus runs seven times in his career (1994; 1996-01).
- had third career steal of home on August 18 vs. the Pirates (also May 25, 1992 at MON; June 22, 1993 at LA)...was first by an Astro since Craig Biggio on April 9, 1999 vs. MIL.
- NL Player of the Month for July...hit .333 with nine homers and 36 RBI in July...his 36 RBI set club record for a month, breaking his old mark of 34, set in August of 2000.
- hit for the cycle on July 18 in a 4x5, five-RBI performance vs. St. Louis...just the fourth Astro and first since Andujar Cedeno on August 2, 1992 vs. STL to do it...became the first Astro to hit for the cycle at Enron Field.
- solo homer on July 16 vs. Cleveland was his sixth in seven games (July 7-16).
- hit two home runs on July 13 vs. San Diego, his only multi-homer game of the year (23rd career)...was his fourth straight game with a home run (July 7-13), one shy of Cliff Johnson's club-record five set in 1975.
- collected a club-record tying seven RBI on July 7 at Kansas City for the second time in his career (fourth time in club history; last-Bagwell, August 13, 2000 at PHI).
- hit a grand slam on May 21 vs. San Diego, his second slam of the year (5/6 at Montreal) and the fifth of his career...his two slams tied the club season record (done 10 times prior, most recent: Sean Berry in 1996).
- played in his 1,517th career game on May 19 vs. the Reds to pass Terry Puhl (1,516, 1977-90) for third place on the Astros all-time games played list.
- his first triple of the season on May 15 at the Cubs was the 700th extra-base hit of his career.
- hit a three-run homer on May 4 at Montreal for his 1,660th hit to pass Cesar Cedeno (1,659; 1970-81) for third place on the clubb
Finished among the league leaders in home runs (3rd-47), RBI (3rd-132), runs (1st-152), walks (3rd-107), home batting average (6th-.353), on base percentage (T6-.424), total bases (4th-363), slugging percentage (8th-.615), extra base hits (4th-85), vs. lefty average (8th-.366), games played (T8-159), RBI ratio (T7-4.5), home run ratio (5th-12.6) and hit by pitch (T5-15) ... Was voted team MVP by the Houston chapter of the BBWAA for the second straight year and the sixth time overall ... The Opening Day first baseman for 10 consecutive years ... Reached base in all but 13 of his 159 games played ... only twice did he go consecutive games without a hit (September 24-26; July 13-14) ... Had a record breaking month of August, setting the club single-month record for RBI (34) while batting .380 (38x100) with seven doubles and 12 homers ... scored 31 runs and had an .810 slugging percentage ... Notched a career-high 183 hits.tied his career-long hitting streak of 18 games (1994) from August 2-20 ... Had three other 10-game hitting streaks, the fifth season during which he had multiple double-digit hitting streaks.has had a hit streak of 10 or more games every year of his 10-year career, the most consecutive seasons with a double-digit hit streak in club history ... Did not play on May 21 at Montreal to break a streak of 312 consecutive games player dating back to May 27, 1998 ... Set a single-season franchise record with 47 homers, passing his previous record of 43, which he reached in 1997 ... Scored 152 runs on the year, passing Craig Biggio's previous franchise record of 146 runs in 1997 ... His 152 runs scored tied him for the fourth highest runs total in NL history and the 10th highest total in major league history.the other players to score at least 152 runs in a season include Lefty O'Doul (1929), Woody English (1930), Al Simmons (1930) and Chuck Klein (1932). ..Is the first player in NL history and only the fifth in ML history to post a 45-homer, 100-RBI, 150 run season ... the others: Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Jimmie Foxx and Lou Gehrig ... Set a club record with 28 homers hit at home.shattered his previous record of 23 Houston homers in 1994 ... Is the first Astro and just the 32nd major leaguer to record five straight 30-homer seasons (1996-2000) ... Drove in a career-high seven runs on August 13 at Philadelphia, tying the club record (Rafael Ramirez, August 29, 1989; Pete Incaviglia, June 14, 1992) ... was 4x5 in that game with two homers and three runs scored ... Had four, two-homer games to bring his career total to 22 ... his final two-homer game of 2000 occurred on August 19 vs. the Brewers, when he bashed his 299th and 300th career longballs ... Is the 17th major league player overall and just the third since 1950 to score 500 runs over a four-year period, joining teammate Craig Biggio (1995-98) and Mickey Mantle (1954-57; 1955-58) ... his 528 runs scored since 1997 are the most by a major league player over a four-year period since Williams' 541 from 1946-49 ... Logged his 300th career home run on August 19 to become just the 87th player in major league history to reach such a feat ... Has posted five straight 30-homer, 100-run, 100-RBI seasons and becomes just the eighth player in major league history to do so ... the list includes six Hall of Famers (Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Ralph Kiner, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays) and two active players (Frank Thomas, Bagwell) ... Joins Aaron, DiMaggio, Frank Robinson and Williams as the only five players to ever have recorded 300 homers, 1,000 RBI and 1,000 runs in their first 10 years of Major League Baseball.
Set franchise records during the 1999 season for career home runs (263), RBI (960), road home runs (137), extra-base hits (598) and walks (878) ... Notched his second career 40-homer season (also 43 in 1997) with a three-run shot on 9/8 at Philadelphia in a 10-2 Astros win over the Phillies ... is the only Houston player to have hit 40 or more home runs in a single season ... Is the only player in franchise history to have five, 30-homer seasons ... Tied a major league record with six walks (two intentional) on 8/20 at Florida and surpassed Jimmy Wynn's club record of 847 career walks ... .walked twice during the last game of the regular season on 10/3 to pass Wynn (148 in 1969) for the single-season franchise record ... Hit 42 homers and stole 30 bases to mark the second time in his career he has reached the "40-30" mark (also 1997) ... he remains the only Astro to have accomplished the "30-30" feat ... Is one of only seven major leaguers to have reached the 40-30 mark ... Bagwell and Barry Bonds (1996 & 97) are the only players in MLB history to have done it twice ... Broke Wynn's 1967 franchise record of 22 single-season road home runs with the first of two homers on 7/31 at San Diego (Miceli) ... tied the major league mark with 21 road homers before the All-Star break ... had 30 road home runs in 1999 ... Had four multiple home run games to bring his career total to 18 ... Reached extra base hit number 562 with a double in the third inning on 6/29 against St. Louis to break Cesar Cedeno's career franchise record ... tied the mark with his 24th home run on 6/27 vs. Cincinnati ... Hit three home runs in successive at-bats and collected six RBI on 6/9 at the Chicago White Sox, the fourth, six-RBI game of his career ... became just the 13th player in MLB history and the first Astro to have a pair of three-homer games in a single season ... also hit three homers with six RBI on 4/21 at the Chicago Cubs ... With three homers vs. the Cubs on 4/21 and three vs. the White Sox on 6/9, he became only the third player in major league history ever to hit three home runs in two games in the same city in the same season ... he joined St. Louis' Johnny Mize, who did it for the Cardinals in Sportsman's Park in 1938, and Ralph Kiner, who also had a pair of three-homer games for the PIrates at Forbes Field in 1947 ... Holds the Astros record with a career total of three, three-homer games ... his other three-homer game was on 6/24/94 vs. Los Angeles ... Hit his 224th career home run on 4/21 at Chicago (NL) to pass Wynn (223; 1963-73) for the most career homers by a Houston player ... Drove in six runs on 6/9 to mark the fourth time in his career he has recorded six RBI in a single game ... Fell just shy of tying a major league record as he hit a home run in 17 of 19 stadiums (14 NL parks, three AL) ... he homered in every ballpark he played in with the exception of Pittsburgh and Montreal ... the major league record for homers in different ballparks is 18, set by Sammy Sosa in 1998 when he hit a homer in 16 NL and two AL parks.
Became the first player in the history of the Houston franchise to hit 30-or-more home runs in four seasons and in three consecutive years ... his 221 roundtrippers make him only the second player in franchise history to hit 200-or-more home runs trailing only Jimmy Wynn, who hit 223 from 1963-73 ... He also became the first player in club history to have 100-or-more RBI in three consecutive seasons ... he has now driven in 100-plus runs four times in his career (1994; 1996-98) ... With 835 career RBI, he now ranks second only to Jose Cruz on the club's all-time list ... Cruz had 942 RBI for Houston from 1975-87 ... Scored a career-high 124 runs ... it marked the third straight season and fourth time in his career (also 1994) in which he scored 100-or-more runs and drove in 100-or-more runs ... He had three multiple home runs games to raise his career total to 14 (3 once; 2, 13 times) ... he hit two home runs on June 24 at Colorado, July 30 versus the White Sox and on August 7 against the Phillies ... Belted the first grand slam of his career on September 8 in the Astrodome against Cincinnati, a third inning shot off Rick Krivda ... the slam was the 218th homer of his career and was part of a six-RBI game, which matched his career-best (also 6 on June 24, 1994 against Los Angeles) ... Started the season slowly, batting only .237 in March/April (23x97) and .234 in May (11x47) ... at the end of the second month, he had only seven homers and 22 RBI ... Suffered a severe laceration on his right knee in a home plate collision with Florida's Charles Johnson on May 12 in the Astrodome ... was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 13 and missed 15 games before returning to the lineup on May 29 at Colorado ... Came to life in June, batting .337 (35x104) with 10 doubles, 10 homers and 28 RBI in 27 games ... he had at least one hit in 23 of the 27 contests, including a season-best, 13-game hitting streak from the 12th-24th, over which he batted .400 (20x50) ... He had the first of his three, five-RBI games on June 24 at Colorado ... he also had five RBI on August 7 at home against the Phillies and on August 18 at Philadelphia ... He had an 11-game hitting streak from July 31-August 11, batting .439 in those games (18x41) with four homers and 12 RBI.
Was named winner of The Sporting News Silver Slugger Award as the best offensive player at his position in a year which saw him establish club single-season records for home runs (43), RBI (135), total bases (335 - since broken) and extra-base hits (85) ... he also became the first "30-30" player in franchise history on September 22 at Cincinnati when his first inning steal of third base gave him 30 for the season ... he finished with a career-high 31 stolen bases ... he became the first b
Established then club single-season records for doubles (48), extra-base hits (81), total bases (324) and RBI (120) ... finished the season ranked among NL leaders in batting (8th-.315), RBI (T6-120), RBI ratio (6th-4.7), doubles (1st-48), extra-base hits (4th-81), total bases (T9-324), slugging (6th-.570), on-base (3rd-.451), walks (3rd-135), intentional walks (3rd-20) and hit by pitch (T9-10) ... became only the sixth "20-20" player in club history with his 31 home runs and career-high 21 stolen bases ... he stole his 20th base on August 24 against St. Louis ... led the club in RBI for the sixth straight year ... joined teammate Derek Bell (113) as the first two players in club history to have 100-or-more RBI in the same year ... collected his 500th RBI on May 7 at Philadelphia in a game in which he belted two home runs and had four RBI ... started every game and played in 162 games for only the second time in his career (also 1992) ... named to the NL All-Star team for the second time in his career (also 1994) ... named NL Player of the Month for May when he hit .360 (36x100) with 10 homers and 31 RBI in 28 games ... tied a major league record with four doubles in a game at San Francisco on June 14 ... it was the 37th time it had happened, the 20th in NL history ... reached base 324 times in 162 games (179 hits, 135 walks, 10 hit by pitch) ... he failed to reach base in only 11 games.
Ranked among NL leaders in walks (5th-79) and on-base percentage (6th-.399) ... he and Bell set a club record with 31 RBI apiece in July ... the previous mark was 29, which was shared by Jimmy Wynn (June 1967), Jose Cruz (June 1984) and Bagwell (July 1994) ... collected 16 homers and 70 RBI over his final 78 games of the season.
Was a unanimous selection by the Baseball Writers Association of America in 1994 as National League MVP, the first player in Houston franchise history to win the award ... only two other National League players had been unanimous selections since the honor was established in 1931 (Orlando Cepeda in 1967 and Mike Schmidt in 1980) ... earned further recognition as The Sporting News, USA TODAY Baseball Weekly, Baseball Digest and Associated Press Player of the Year ... became the first player to finish first or second in his league in average, runs, RBI and homers since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 (the last National League player was Willie Mays in 1955) ... was the first player to lead the National League in runs scored and RBI since Schmidt in 1981 ... became one of eight NL players to win both MVP and Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards, accomplishing the feat in just four seasons (only two have done it in less time: Jackie Robinson and Johnny Bench earned MVP honors in their third seasons) ... set a club record with 39 homers (including 23 at the Astrodome, also a record), despite appearing in just 110 games ... set the home run mark by hitting his 38th in just 106 games and blasted a round-tripper an average of once every 10.3 at-bats ... became the first player in franchise history to lead the league in RBI (116), runs (104), total bases, slugging (.750) and extra-base hits ... also finished among NL leaders in batting average (2nd-.368), hits (T2-147), on-base percentage (2nd-.451), multi-hit games (T5-41), walks (5th-65) and sacrifice flies (3rd-10) ... earned his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award, leading all major league first basemen with 120 assists ... shattered the franchise record for homers in a month by blasting 13 in June to go along with his .394 average and 28 RBI ... was the first major leaguer since 1980 and just the fifth in National League history to play in more than 100 games and average more than one RBI per contest.
Finished sixth in the NL in batting (.320) despite missing the final 20 games of the season with a broken bone in his left hand ... also ranked among league leaders in doubles (9th-37), multiple-hit games (T5-54), sacrifice flys (T2-9) and slugging percentage (9th-.516) ... suffered his season-ending injury on September 12 at Philadelphia when he was hit by a pitch from Ben Rivera ... the pitch fractured the fifth metacarpal bone in his left hand ... the injury ended his streak of consecutive games played at 304, which included every game of the 1992 season and the first 142 of 1993.
Ranked among league leaders in RBI (6-96), walks (7-84) runs (T9-87) and sacrifice flies (1-13) ... also ranked among the league's top 10 in intentional walks (T7-13), at-bats per RBI (T8-6.1) and hit by pitch (2-12) ... hit only the seventh Club Level (press box level) home run in the history of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium on July 29 off Tom Glavine (est. 440 feet).
First Houston player ever to win the BBWAA's National League Rookie of the Year award, capturing 23-of-24 first place votes ... was also named the club's Most Valuable Player after leading the Astros in home runs (15), RBI (82), walks (75), slugging (.437) and on-base (.387) percentage ... named Baseball America's Major League Rookie of the Year, the top rookie position player on The Sporting News post-season All-Star team and was part of the TOPPS Major League Rookie All-Star team ... hit only the ninth homer into the upper deck at Three Rivers Stadium on May 5 against Bob Kipper in a pinch-hitting appearance.