Graduated in 1988 from Diamond Bar (Calif.) High School, where he lettered in baseball, football and soccer...batted .548 as a senior and was voted California 5-A Co-Player of the Year...after his junior season he was selected to play for the United States High School Baseball All-Star squad against the Japanese High School All-Stars in Tacoma, Wash...committed a $1 million contribution to Cardinals Care over the course of his last contract with the Cardinals...appeared in an episode of the sixth season of HBO's hit series Entourage with basketball star LeBron James and actor Matt Damon...has his own retaurant, Fifteen, in downtown St. Louis...resides in southern California with his wife, Allison, and has four children.
Played in 86 games (starting 43 in CF), starting the season with Milwaukee and playing 73 games after signing as a free agent on 1/28. Was traded to CIN on 8/9 and played 13 games as a member of the Reds...Hit 11 home runs, his lowest season total since 1994 when he hit five home runs through 55 games with the Angels...Led MLB in slugging (.778) during the month of July and ranked 7th in the NL in batting .378 (17-45) with 5 HR and 12 RBI...Missed 16 games from 5/16-5/31 on Milwaukee's disabled list with a strained left oblique...Was traded from Milwaukee to Cincinnati for outfielder Chris Dickerson on 8/9...Hit home run at MIL (9/21) off David Bush in the second inning before suffering a strained right lower leg while running the bases and missed the rest of the season...Went 2-for-22 in nine games (5 starts) for CIN before he went on the 15-day DL (8/24) with a strained right oblique...Reinstated and came off the DL on 9/10, but didn't play until a pinch-hitting appearance on 9/16 vs ARI...Played in his 2,000th Major League game on 8/10 vs STL.
Did not play professionally.
Started the season with the San Diego Padres, but was released on 5/14 after 26 games, then signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs on 5/15...played in 111 games combined, 26 for SD (started 24 in CF) and 85 for CHI (started 75 in CF)...was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf (3/28- 4/4), causing him to miss the first five games of the season...started the season on a six game hitting streak for SD (.305, 8-26) from 4/5-11...hit 20 home runs on the season, his highest total since 29 with the Cardinals in 2005...Cubs went 41-34 (.547) in games he started, including a 15-5 mark (.750) from July 27-August 29....posted his best month in June batting a club leading .319 (23- 72) with 6 HR and 19 RBI...batted .429 (3-7) in bases loaded situations with a grand slam (David Bush), the seventh of his career, as part of a 2 HR, 5 RBI day at MIL (7/31)...posted three multi-home run games, with the second coming vs. STL (8/8) with two solo home runs off Braden Looper; and his third multi- HR game vs. CWS (6/21) with two solo home runs in the same inning (4th) the first off Jose Contreras and the second off Boone Logan...hit five home runs over the course of seven days (6/21- 27), three against the White Sox...tallied a five-game RBI streak 6/11-15.
Batted .200 (2-10) with a double, RBI and run scored in three games against the Dodgers in the NLDS...scored one of the Cubs two runs in Game 1...knocked in one of the Cubs three runs in Game 2 with a double.
Season was slowed by a variety of injuries, including recovery from off-season surgeries for his right shoulder and hammer toe...led the team's outfielders in assists (8)...24 of his 53 RBI (45%) came with two-outs, ranking third on the team behind Albert Pujols (29) and Chris Duncan (25)...drove in at least one run in five-straight games (5/20-26) including three RBI on 5/26 vs. WSH...had an RBI in three straight games 6/2-5, giving him an RBI in 12 games over a 20-game stretch...had his season-high seven-game hit streak (.286) snapped on 6/10 vs. LAA...was activated from the 15-day DL (lower back) on 7/19 after missing 27 games from 6/16 to 7/18...had three of St. Louis' five hits 8/7 vs. SD, including his 1,000th career hit as a member of the Cardinals...matched career high with four hits on 8/14 at MIL and had a season-high three RBI...it was his 18th career four-hit game and first since 7/31/04 at SF...snapped his 24-game homerless streak (86 AB) on 8/15 at ML his first since 6/9...it was his longest streak since going homerless in 24 straight games from 6/27-7/26/01...made just one start after 9/17 (groin injury).
ONE-K CARD: Appeared in this 1,000th career game with the St. Louis Cardinals on 4/17, becoming the 28th player in franchise history to reach the milestone.
Started just four times over the final six weeks of the season (three of those in final week) after leaving game on 8/15 with dizziness (post concussion syndrome)...the post concussion symptoms were from 6/21 at CWS, trying to catch Joe Crede HR at the wall in the third inning...batted .263 (62-for-236) with 10 home runs and 47 RBI before the All-Star Break; .247 (28-for-114) with nine home runs and 23 RBI after the break...made first appearance since 8/26 on 9/25 vs. SD and belted a three-run, pinch-hit homer that tied game at 5-5 (third career pinch-hit homer)...tied for third in the NL with nine July home runs and his 19 RBI ranked T-11th...homered in five of nine games 7/17-26...homered in all three games vs. AL 7/17-19...belted a pinch-hit homer 7/1 vs. KC in the ninth to tie the game, his second career pinch homer and first since 7/28/96...made first centerfield start since 5/26 on 6/10 at MIL...had started four games at first base from 6/4-7...made just one appearance (PH 5/28) from 5/26-6/3 due to abdominal wall strain...his 11-game streak 5/3-16 was his longest since an 11-gamer from 7/3-18/03.
Made 11 defensive gems while committing just two errors in route to winning his eighth Rawlings Gold Glove (sixth consecutive selection)...Was voted by fans to his 4th All-Star Game and made his 3rd All-Star start (CF)...Jim went 0-1 with a walk, playing both center
and right field...Ended the season with 89 RBI, just two shy of 1,000 for his career...Second on the team wih 91 walks, which was tied for eighth in the N.L. Had 47 walks in his last 70 games...Went his first 368 AB's without grounding into a double play, but had his first two GIDP in back-to-back games (8/25-26)...Ranked eighth in N.L. among hardest players to double up...His 29 home runs and 89 RBI were 2nd on team. Fell just one homer shy of his fifth 30-HR season in six years with St. Louis...Most of his starts came hitting fourth for the team (78) but did make 34 starts out of the second spot in the lineup...Thirteen of his 20 hits over the final month were for extra-bases...Reached base in all but two of his 26 May starts, hitting .300 (27-for-90) with 21 runs scored and was 10-for-28 (.357) with RISP in May. Scored his 1,000th career run 5/18...Clubbed a three-run homer in the first inning Opening Day (4/5) and had four RBI, his third career Opening Day home run...Had career hit #1,500 on 4/12 vs. CIN, a solo homer in the sixth inning...Belted a three-run homer in the ninth inning 5/2 at CIN, making the score 9-8 as Cards completed their biggest comeback...Had four RBI 5/27 vs. WSH, going 3-for-3 with a home run and two doubles...Hit his 100th career home run at Busch 5/28 vs. WSH and homered in his third-straight game on 5/29. Homered in four of five
home games from 5/27-6/7...Made first start since 6/12 on 6/22 at CIN after missing eight games due to a hairline fracture of left middle rib...Hit two, two-run home runs on 6/24 for first multi-homer game of the season, 22nd career...Enjoyed an eight-game hitting streak 6/7-25 (12-for-30, .400, 3 HR)...Ended an 0-for-13 slump with a solo home run in the first inning on 7/6 at ARI and had two of the team's three hits in a 2-1 win...Reached base four times 7/18 vs. MIL with two singles and two walks and scored 4 runs...Matched his career high with five RBI 7/28 at SD, going 2-for-4 with a three-run homer. It was Jim's1st multi-RBI game since
6/29 vs. CIN (21 games) and 1st multi-RBI effort on the road since 5/2 at CIN (64 games)...Hit his 200th home run as a Cardinal on 7/30 at LA...Followed that with a game-winning homer 7/31 in the 11th at LA. Had four
home runs in a span of seven games 7/24-31 (three in the first inning)...Ended a season-high nine-game hit streak on 8/6 vs. ATL (12-for-31, .387, 4 HR)...His RBI-bunt single in the first inning was game-winning hit 8/16 vs. ARI. Plated tying and winning runs in 9th on 8/20 vs. SF
with a 2-out double...Stole home in 8/28 win at WSH, one of five stolen bases all season...Hit two home runs and doubled 9/2 at HOU for his second multi-HR game of the season...Teamed with Albert Pujols for back-to-back home runs on 9/5 vs. CHI. Had RBI's in a season-high four-straight games 9/2-5....Batted .267 in nine postseason games...set the pace in Game 1 of the Division Series vs. SD going 3-for-4 with a first-inning solo home run and double...also doubled in Game 3 at SD...had four hits in six League Championship games.
Had an MVP-type year, batting .301 and tying his career high in HRs (42) and setting a career high with 111 RBI...Earned his first-ever Silver Slugger Award and was named to the Sporting News
NL All-Star team. Received 31 votes in
the NL MVP voting to finish fifth overall behind teammates Albert Pujols (third) and Scott Rolen (fourth)...Ranked first among all centerfielders and fourth overall in the N.L. with a 1.061 OPS (.643 SLG + .418 OBP). His .643
SLG Pct. ranked third in the N.L. and .418 OBP was sixth...83 of his 150 hits (55%) went for extra bases. Finished tied for second in
NL (Helton-COL) in XBH...His 42 HR's were T-5th in NL and his 111 RBI ranked sixth in the league.
Of his 42 HRs, 26 were solo shots, including 14 of the last 26...His 4.5 ratio of AB/RBI ranked tied for third in the N.L. and his 11.9
AB/HR ratio was second in league...Ranked first on the team with 101 walks, ninth in the N.L. His 12 intentional walks were tied for sixth in the league. Had 41 walks in his last
45 starts...Led the Cardinals with 11 outfield assists, tied for sixth-best in the NL...
Committed four errors (1 throwing, 3 fielding). Was rewarded with his seventh career Rawlings Gold Glove award...Ranked as the fourth hardest to double up in the N.L., doing so once every 124.5 AB's...His 320 total bases were second on the team and sixth in the league and his eight sac. flys ranked T-7th in the N.L...Had a .317 batting mark at Busch Stadium with 24 HRs and 55 RBI...Batted .313 at night and .330 vs. lefthanders (7th in league)...Posted two nine-game hitting streaks on the season...Ended the year hitting safely in 46 of final 68 games (.335, 71-212)...
Finished four hits shy of 1,500 mark for his career...Hit 40 homers as a CF, one shy of matching the Cards' record of HR by
a CF he set in 2000...Also was one HR shy of equaling club mark for home runs by LH batter (Johnny Mize, 43 in 1940)...Hit 21 HR's following the All-Star break and has hit 181 of his 302 career HRs with St. Louis...Earned NL Player of the Month Honors for July, capturing the triple
crown batting .381 with 13 HR & 27 RBI. Also was the NL Player of the Week twice, 7/26 -8/1 and the week of 8/30-9/5...Smacked fifth career grand slam (HR #3) on 4/21 at HOU, snapping an 0-for-11 skid...Belted sixth career walk-off HR (Telemaco) on 4/29 in 13th inn. of 5-4 win vs. PHI...For the second time in the season followed a Pujols HR with solo shot 5/21 at CHI (also on 4/25 at MIL)... Has partnered
w/ Pujols on nine career back-to-back homers...Had four RBI 6/5 vs. HOU. Finished the season with 14 RBI in 18 games vs. HOU in '04...On 6/9 at CHI made his first appearance as a first baseman since 6/6/01. HRed twice and had three hits and four RBI...Hit his 20th double of the season 6/11, his 9th season with 20 or more doubles...Had 3 hits 6/19 vs. CIN including solo HR (#15)...Had non-starts on 6/27-30 and 7/2 due to left groin strain...PH on 6/29 & 30...Ended a streak of homering in five straight games 7/15...streak matched
team record--also done by Jim Bottomley in 1929 and Ripper Collins in 1935...Had OF assists 7/17 and 7/18 at CIN, getting runners at plate...robbed LaRue
(CIN) of HR in 9th inn. 7/16 and stole a HR from Dunn on 7/6...Crushed a 2-run HR 7/26 and solo blast 7/27 then HRed for 3rd-straight
game 7/28 - all at CIN...Closed the month of July matching his career high with four hits 7/31 at SF
(HR, two doubles and four RBI) - his 13th homer of the month...his 13 home
runs were one shy of his career high for a single month (14-June, 2003)...Earned N.L. Player of the Month Honors for July, capturing the triple crown
batting .381 w/ 13 HR & 27 RBI...Earned N.L. Player of Week for week ending 8/1...batted .591 (13-22) with 4
HR, 12 RBI, 10 R, 4-2B, 3B, 1.409 slg. pct. and batting .750 (6-8) with RISP...Ended a seven-game hit streak 8/4 (14-24, .583, 5 HR)...Belted HR #30 on 8/5, his 5th 30-HR season and 4th in 5 years with STL...Hit GW home run 8/10 at FLA in the 10th (#31) - a game in which the Cards
were 2-1 victors over the Marlins on two hits (solo homers by Pujols &
Edmonds)...Streak of reaching in 47 straight games ended on 8/26 at CIN...Hit five HR's in his five games played on the 8/24-29 roadtrip with 10 RBI...Tripled, doubled and walked in Gm #2 on 8/20 vs. PIT. Homered on 8/24 vs.
CIN, his first HR since 8/10...Season-high 9-game hit streak ended on 8/26 at CIN (.407, 11-27, with 8 RBI)...Had pair of HR's on 8/27 at PIT and matched career high with 5 RBI. Also
had two home runs on 8/31 vs. SD...Reached the 100-RBI plateau with a 2-4, 3-RBI outing on 9/2, his 4th 100-RBI season...Batted .455 (10-22) 8/30-9/6 with five doubles, four HR's, seven runs and 10 RBI earning his 2nd Player of the Week award...Connected for 300th career HR on 9/4 vs. LA's Kaz Ishii, a 2-run shot in the
2nd inning...Had two walks 9/7 at SD, ending a 5-game walkless streak, his longest since
6/19-25...Hit HR #41 on 9/11 at LA and reached base four times 9/12 at LA with two
hits and two BBs...Ended his 2nd nine-game hit streak this year (season high) on 9/14, hitting
.455 (15-33) with 3 HR during the stretch...Belted his career tying 42nd home run 9/15 vs. HOU...Matched his career high of 110 RBI (2001) on 9/17 vs. ARI with a game-winning triple in the 9th inning. Had sac. fly 9/21.
Jim had an incredible first half, totaling 28 home runs (T2nd in the N.L. with FLA's Mike Lowell) and 67 RBI prior to the All-Star break. He batted .303 (93-for-307) in the season's second half...Was named to the N.L. All-Star team for the second time in his career and drew start in CF, going 1-for-2. He also took part in the home run hitting contest during the All-Star week festivities...Was bothered for much of the season's second half by a right shoulder injury that he suffered in mid-June at MIL and later reaggravated during the All-Star Home Run contest...Finished the year with 39 homers (T7th in N.L.), the second-highest total of his career. He finished fourth in the N.L. in slugging (.617) and was fifth in OPS (1.002)...His 12 outfield assists ranked second among CF's and he led N.L. centerfielders with an average of 2.95 putouts per nine innings, earning his sixth career Gold Glove Award...Following the season, Jim underwent a successful surgical procedure on his left shoulder to remedy discomfort that he began experiencing during the course of his off-season workout program. The procedure, performed on 12/4, involved the debridement of the A.C. joint in his left shoulder and distal clavicle resection.
Completed another fine season by batting a career-high .311 with 28 home runs and 83 RBI. Posted a .300 batting average for the fourth time in his career...Won his fifth career Rawlings Gold Glove Award and placed 17th (six points) in balloting for National League MVP...He ranked eighth in the N.L. in OPS (.981; .561 slg + .420 on-base)...Led the club in walks (86), intentional walks (14), strikeouts (134) and on-base percentage (.420). Jim's 23 multi-RBI games were second on the squad and his 11 game-winning RBIs ranked third...Twenty-two of his 83 RBI came with two out...Paced Cardinals outfielders with 11 outfield assists. Committed five errors on the year (one throwing and four fielding)...Posted three eight-game hitting streaks on the season, most recently 6/27 to 7/4.
..Seven of his 28 home runs came vs. HOU...Reached base four times on Opening Day (4/1) vs. COL, going 2-for-2 with two walks and an RBI..Hit two home runs on 4/12 vs. HOU - his 15th career multi-HR game...Hit his fourth career grand slam on 4/17 at ARI off Curt Schilling...Had his first pinch hit as a Cardinal 4/27 at MON and went 2-for-2 off the bench with an RBI...Smacked his 200th career homer off FLA's A.J. Burnett on 4/30...Matched his career high (12th time) with four hits on 5/14 vs. CHI. He also had three RBI...Clubbed 12th HR on 5/26 at PIT, a 438-foot blast that bounced into the Allegheny River...Missed 12 games when he was sidelined from 6/1 to 6/15 because of an injury to his right wrist...Was activated from the 15-day D.L. on 6/16 and stroked a double in his first at-bat...Homered (#13) 6/18 vs. ANA, his first game played against former Angels teammates...He batted .341 with 20 RBI in July and hit safely in 21 of 26 games played for the month...Drilled a 457-foot homer (#15) into the RF upper deck and singled 7/1 vs. SD...Homered (#17) for the fourth time in six games with a solo shot on 7/4 vs. LA...Had three-hit game 8/19 vs. PIT, including HR #24...Popped his 25th HR on 8/31  at CHI, giving him seven seasons with 25 or more home runs...Delivered all three STL runs on 9/3 vs. CIN with a two-run homer (#26) and a sacrifice fly...Singled and had three walks 9/17 at COL...Ended the season by hitting safely in 12 of his last 15 games...2002 POSTSEASON: Batted .355 with two home runs and six RBI in eight postseason games...Jim has homered in each of the five postseason series he's played in during his career...went 3-for-4 in Game 1 of the Division Series, with a two-run homer off Randy Johnson in the first inning...went 0-for-7 in Games 2 & 3...batted .400 (8-for-20) in the League Championship Series vs. San Francisco and hit safely in all five games...homered in Game 3 off Russ Ortiz.
Completed another fine season by batting .304 with 30 home runs and a career-high 110 RBIs...Was named the centerfielder on Baseball Weekly's Team 2001...Garnered his fourth career Rawlings Gold Glove Award, committing just six errors on the year (three throwing and three fielding). His 12 outfield assists led Cardinals outfielders...Posted a .300 batting average for the third time in his career and also notched 100 RBIs for the third time...Became the first Cardinal, other than Mark McGwire, to have back-to-back 100-RBI seasons since Ted Simmons did so in 1974-75...Was hitting .292 with 13 HRs and 48 RBIs at the All-Star break, then posted an outstanding second half in which he batted .317 with 17 HRs and 62 RBIs...Batted .336 (46-for-137) with five home runs with runners in scoring position. Had 46 two-out RBIs...Batted .230 in May, .254 in June and .253 in July before rebounding for a .327 average in August and a .368 mark in Sept./Oct. Jim drove in 32 runs in August and added another 23 RBIs in Sept./Oct...Finished the season on a high note, batting .373 with 15 doubles, 14 homers and 46 RBIs in his last 44 games...Had just 52 RBIs in his first 92 games, then collected 57 RBIs in his last 58 games...Became the first player to hit two upper deck home runs in one game at Coors Field on 4/4... Had a season-high eight-game hitting streak, 5/10-18. Batted .364 (12-for-33) during the streak, which included four straight two-hit games, 5/10-13...Had a pair of HRs (#11 & #12) on 6/22 vs. SF, his 14th career multi-HR game...Notched three straight multi-hit games 7/4-6 and batted .462 (6-for-13) in 7/3-5 series at MIL...Collected his 1,000th career hit on 7/17 off the Twins' Kyle Lohse...Went 8-for-11 with seven RBIs in 8/13-16 series vs. CIN, including HR #17 and a season-high four RBIs on 8/15...Matched season high with four RBIs on 8/29 vs. SD, going 3-for-5 with a 1B, 2B and HR...Hit his third career grand slam off LA's Chan Ho Park on 9/9, matching his season high with four RBIs...Hit a two-run homer on 9/24 for RBIs #100 and #101.
- Hit two home runs and scored three runs in the five-game Division Series loss to Arizona...batted .235 (4-for-17) in the series...clubbed a fourth-inning, two-run homer off Miguel Batista in Game 3 and smacked a second-inning solo shot off Albie Lopez in Game 4.
In his first year in a Cardinals uniform, established career highs and paced the Club in home runs (42), RBI (108), runs scored (129), walks (103) and strikeouts (167)... became just the fourth player and first outfielder in Cardinals history to hit 40 home runs in a season. His 42 homers tied Rogers Hornsby (1922) for fourth on St. Louis' all-time single-season list... set a Cardinals record for HR by an outfielder. Forty-one of his homers this year came as a CF and one came while he was playing 1B. Bested Ray Lankford's 1997 Club record of 31 HR by a CF... led the Club with 19 game-winning RBI and tied for first in multi-homer games (4)... his 167 strikeouts established a Club record and ranked second in the NL... reached safely via hit, walk or HBP in 124 of his 144 starts. He and McGwire homered in same game nine times, including three times back-to-back... fell one homer shy of the Club mark for a left-handed batter (Johnny Mize, 43 in 1940)... had 16 RBI in his last 20 starts and hit 10 HR in his last 35 starts... batted .324 (11-for-34) with two homers and seven RBI in nine games vs. SF... led the Club with 19 RBI in September and tied for the team lead with six homers... four of his 10 hits vs. NY this year went for homers, including two game-winners (9/1 and 9/3)... his 40th homer was also his 100th RBI on 9/15, making him just the second Cards outfielder to hit 39 HR (Stan Musial, 39 in 1948)... delivered a pair of game-ending HR in 9/1-3 weekend series vs. NY, including a solo blast in the 11th inning on 9/3... won 9/1 game with a ninth-inning solo HR... hit just .188 in August and batted .232 (41-for-177) from 7/6 to 9/2 (while M. McGwire was out of the lineup with patella tendinitis)... posted his fourth multi-homer game (12th career) on 8/24 at ATL, with four RBI... parked a pair of HR (No. 31 and 32) on 8/2 at MON, his third multi-HR game of the season and 11th career... also matched a career high with five RBI (third time)... hit 30th HR on 7/29 at NY, becoming just the fourth Cardinal player to hit 30 HR in his first full season with the Club (D.Allen-1970, R.Gant-1996, M.McGwire-1998)... was selected to his 2nd All-Star team (1995) and started in CF for the NL... enjoyed a two-HR game (No. 23 and 24) 7/4 vs. CIN with four RBI... hit HR No. 21 on 6/20 vs. SF and made a spectacular catch to rob E. Burks of a HR... smacked two solo homers on 6/16 at LA (No. 19 and 20) for his ninth career multi-homer contest... scored four runs and batted .364 (4-for-11) in three games vs. CLE on 6/2-4... pounded a 442-foot homer into the upper deck at Philly on 5/16. It marked only the 16th time in Veterans Stadium history that a player hit one into the RF upper deck... homered in three-straight games, 4/11-13. Had a nine-game hitting streak, 4/5-13... tied a Club record (Chick Hafey, 1929) on 4/12 by reaching base safely in his 12th consecutive plate appearance. Hit safely in nine straight at-bats, just one shy of the franchise record, before being fanned in the seventh inning... matched a career best with a 4-for-4 game 4/10 at HOU.
Began the season on the disabled listb&was placed on the 15-day DL on 4/4 (retroactive to 3/30), with a strained right groin and irritated right shoulderb&underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair torn labrum and tighten capsule in shoulder on 4/22b&was transferred to the 60-day DL on 6/16...was activated from the DL on 8/2...batted a career-low .250 with 34 runs, 17 doubles, five home runs and 23 RBIs in just 55 gamesb&finished the year among Angelsb all-time leaders in batting average (.290), runs scored (368), total bases (1,316), doubles (161), home runs (121), extra-base hits (294) and RBIs (408)...tied club record two base hits in an inning, 10/2 vs. TEX (7th inning)...equaled career best with four hits and established career high with two stolen bases on 8/5 vs. BOSb&also had four hits 8/30 at BOS...posted 13 multiple-hit contests and four multiple-RBI contestsb&longest hitting streak was five games, 9/16-20 (.300; 6-for-20)...hit .277 (39-for-141) against righthanders and .190 (12-for-63) against leftiesb&all five homers came against RHP...majority of at-bats came in second position of batting order, batting .228 (28-for-123)...posted a .992 fielding percentage and four assists in outfieldb&was involved in one double play.
Began fifth full season with Angels and fourth as the clubbs Opening Day center fielder...batted .307 with 115 runs scored, 42 doubles, 25 home runs and 91 RBIs in 154 games...received second consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove Awardb&committed five errors in 407 total chances for a .988 fielding percentage in 150 startsb&totaled 10 assists and was involved in one double playb&became the seventh Angel to win Rawlings Gold Glove Award multiple times and the third outfielder to accomplish the feat...fielding percentage ranked eighth among center fielders in A.L., while errors total ranked tied for second at his position...set then-career bests in average, games, at-bats, hits, doubles and stolen bases (7)b&led club in average, runs scored, hits, total bases (303), doubles, RBIs, strikeouts (114) and GIDPs (16)...among A.L. leaders, ranked tied for eighth in multiple-hit games (54), sixth in runs scored, 10th in hits, and sixth in doubles...equaled club record for doubles, shared by Doug DeCinces (1982) and Johnny Ray (1988)...tied club record with three doubles in a game, 6/13 at TEX...equaled career-best four runs scored, 6/13 at TEX and five RBIs, 5/21 vs. OAK...equaled career-best four hits, 5/21 vs. OAK and 6/13 at TEX...posted 100th career home run, 5/21 at OAK (off Blake Stein)...collected first career leadoff home run, 9/13 at BAL (off Rocky Coppinger)...posted two multiple-HR games (5/21 vs. OAK & 8/26 at NY )b&homered in consecutive games, 5/16-17 and 9/17-18...posted season-best 12-game hitting streak, 6/11-22 (.392; 20-for-51)b&also posted two 11-game streaks and one 10-gamer.
Began fourth full season with Anaheim and third as clubbs Opening Day center fielder...batted .291 with 82 runs, 27 doubles, 26 home runs and 80 RBI in 133 games playedb&was the recipient of his first Rawlings Gold Glove Awardb&committed five errors in 325 total chances for .985 fielding percentage in 115 games (111 starts)b&totaled nine assists and was involved in two double playsb&on 6/10 at KC, made bThe Catchb - a spectacular defensive play in which he dove toward straight-away center field with his back to home plate for the final out of fifth inning (off the bat of David Howard)...was placed on disabled list 8/4 (retroactive to 8/1), due to strained lower right rib cageb&was activated 8/16...posted his 500th career hit, 8/19 vs. NY (double)...homered on Opening Night and for second consecutive year...had a pair of four-hit games (6/12 vs. SD and 9/19 vs. TEX)...drew four walks (two intentional) 4/4 vs. CLE, equaling a club record previously set by Chad Curtis (5/28/93)...homered in three-straight games played, 7/30-8/16b&recorded a pair of multiple-HR games, 5/18 vs. MIL and 9/23 at SEA...his longest hitting streak was 14 games, 5/12-26 (.439), posting eight multiple-hit games (three 3-hit), six home runs and 15 RBIsb&scored run in first 11 games of streak (19 total), two shy of his own club record...posted a .567 slugging percentage as a cleanup hitter - the third best in mark in the AL...was named American League Player of the Week for period of 5/12-18b&batted .481 (13-for-27) with 11 runs scored, a double, five home runs, 10 RBIs and two walks, hitting safely in all seven gamesb&underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair torn cartilage in both knees on 10/16.
Began third full major league season and second as Angelsb Opening Day center fielder...batted .304 with 73 runs scored, 28 doubles, 27 home runs and 66 RBIs in 114 games....was on the 15-day disabled list twice during season, marking the first DL stints of his big-league career....was placed on the 15-day DL 6/4 (retroactive to 5/26), due to a strained abdomen and groinb&was activated from the DL on 6/10, but his second stint came 6/13 (retroactive 6/12), due to sprained medial collateral ligament in his right thumbb&made rehab assignment to Lake Elsinore (A), batting .400 (6-for-15) with four runs scored, two doubles, one home run, and four RBIs in five games...led the club with a .571 slugging percentage...equaled a club record when he struck out four times 8/24 at BAL. ...hit just .189 (23-for-122) with two home runs vs. LHP, the second lowest average in the AL, and .350 (108-for-309) with 25 HRs vs. RHP...hit in a season-best 12-straight games, 8/7-19 (.425, 4 HR, 9 RBI)...posted four-hit games, 5/6 vs. KC and 8/16 at BOS...collected his first career grand slam, Opening Night (4/2) vs. MIL off Ricky Bones...hit a pair of solo HRs 8/8 vs. MINb&made first appearance as designated hitter 9/8 at MINb®istered first career pinch-hit home run 7/28 vs. MIL (9th inn.; solo off Mike Fetters...posted a .997 fielding percentage, committing just one error in 287 total chancesb&his fielding percentage tied for third best among AL outfielders.
Began second full major league season and first as Californiabs Opening Day center fielder...batted .290 with 120 runs, 33 HRs and 107 RBIs in 141 games...ranked third among league leaders in runs scored; tied for sixth in total bases (299); tied for seventh in RBIs and extra base hits and ninth in HRs...his .558 slugging percentage ranked eighth in league...also struck out 130 times - fourth most in circuit...scored more than half the time after reaching base (55%), the best ratio in league...led the Angels in runs, tying the club mark set by Don Baylor in 1979...his HRs and club-high RBIs both ranked as fifth-most in Angelsb history...did not hit his first HR until 5/15 at MIN, his 59th at-bat and clubbs 18th game of the season (his longest drought of the campaign)...became the 10th Angel to hit 30-or-more HRs in a season...became fourth Angel in club history to connect for 30+ HRs, score 100+ runs and register 100+ RBIs in the same seasonb&owned a 23-game hitting streak from 6/5-29b&batted .410 (41-for-100) during the streak, which marked the second-longest in club history at the time and matched Coloradobs Dante Bichette for longest in streak in the majors that season...earned AL bPlayer of the Weekb honors for 6/12-18 when he went 12-for-24 (.500) with five runs, two HRs and nine RBIs...named AL bPlayer of the Weekb again for 7/17-23, when he batted .483 (14-for-29) with four HRs, 11 RBIs and 13 runsb&had three multi-HR contests (5/23 vs. NY, 7/16  at DET and 7/22 vs. DET)...tied club record with two hits in first inning, 6/29 at TEX...had four 4-hit contests (6/29 at TEX, 7/16  at DET, 8/20 vs. NY and 10/1 vs. OAK)...posted a career-best five RBIs in 7/16 contest at DET...homered in three straight games, 7/22-24 (four HRs) and 8/7-9 (three)...scored a run in 13 straight games (22 total), 7/9-24, establishing an Angelsb record...his fielding error 8/11 at MIN was his only miscue of the season, snapping string of 94 consecutive games without an error...ranked second among AL outfielders with .998 fielding percentage, trailing only Oaklandbs Stan Javier (1.000)...Jimbs 34 July RBIs were the most by an AL player in any month, and were second only to Dante Bichettebs 35 in same month...was selected to the AL All-Star team for the first time in his careerb&entered contest at The Ballpark in Arlington as pinch-hitter for Kenny Lofton in seventh inning and struck out in lone at-batb&remained in contest in center field.
Began the season on the 25-man roster for first time in his careerb&earned a spot on the club by hitting .351 (20-for-57) in 25 spring training contests...was the only Angels rookie to spend entire the season on major league roster...appeared in 94 games, third most among A.L. rookies...was one of two Angels (Rex Hudler) to start at four different positions (first base and each outfield position)...collected nine outfield assists, including three in one game vs. NY on 7/22 (one shy of M.L. record)...connected for first M.L. home run 5/11 at Texas (two-run HR in first inning off Rick Helling)...registered two hits in same inning (first inning double and triple), 7/18 vs. BOS...missed five consecutive contests after being struck on left side of neck by errant throw by Mike Gallego, 4/26 at Yankee Stadium.
Appeared as a member of Californiabs 40-man roster in spring trainingb&in eight spring contests, batted .429b&was returned to minor league camp for reassignment, 3/19 and optioned to Triple-A Vancouver the same day...spent entire the campaign with the Canadians, batting .315 with 28 doubles, four triples, nine home runs and 74 RBIs in 95 games...led the club in batting and RBIs and ranked second in doubles and triples...was 6-for-6 with three runs, a double and two RBIs 4/22 vs. Calgary...also posted a pair of five-hit games (6/17 & 8/12)...was recalled from Vancouver on 9/7 and made his M.L. debut 9/9 at DET as left fielderb&in his first M.L. at-bat, struck out swinging against Bill Gullickson and finished the game 0-for-4b&recorded his first career outfield assist by throwing out Tony Phillips at home plate in first inning on his first M.L. chance...collected first big-league hit, a pinch-hit double off Torontobs Duane Ward, 9/10 at SkyDome...collected first career RBI in seventh inning off Seattlebs Roger Salkeld, 9/14 at Kingdome.
Began the campaign at Midland (AA), hitting .313 (77-for-246) with eight home runs and 32 RBIs in 70 games...connected for three solo home runs vs. Wichita on 7/7...registered 19 multiple-hit games, including two four-hit contests and one five-hit performanceb&the five-hit game was the last in a season-best 12-game hitting streak...was promoted to Triple-A Edmonton on 7/14, and posted a .299 batting average with six home runs and 36 RBIs in 50 games.
Played second season at Palm Springs, hitting .294 in 60 games, with two home runs and 27 RBIs...was placed on disabled list twice during season (4/10-5/7) with contusion of right knee and 7/23 until seasonbs end with a strained right knee.
Played 91 games at Palm Springs (A) and batted .293 with 56 RBIs...hit .469 (30-for-64) in July and won California League bPlayer of the Weekb honors for 7/15-21, when he hit .571 (12-for-21).
Appeared in only 31 games for Quad City (A), the result of a season-ending shoulder injury that forced him onto DL 6/19 until the completion of the campaign.
Was selected by California in the seventh round of the June draft and appeared in 35 games for Rookie-level Bend in his first professional season.