Jose Angel Cetty Vidro...he and wife Annette have 2 children (Jose, Jr. and Anaie)...attended Blanco Morales High
School in Sabana Grande, PR...through the Jose Vidro Foundation, helps sick children and sponsors baseball
camps...showcased island of Puerto Rico as host of This Week in Baseball in 2003...hobbies include fishing, hunting,
movies and video games.
Didn't have right knee problems for the first time since the first half of the 2003 season, but he spent a month on the disabled list because of a strained left hamstring. Played first base eight times this season. Has a career .301 batting average.
Saw limited action during the month of September because of a sore right knee. ... Was on the disabled for two months because of a right ankle injury. ... Didn't collect 100 hits in a season for the first time since 1998.
Despite battling injuries-namely right patella tendinitis-for most of the season, once again posted solid offensive
numbers (.294 with 24 doubles, 14 home runs and 60 RBI)...agreed to terms on a 4-year contract extension, May
14...the deal, which runs through the '08 campaign, was announced after Montreal's 4-3 win at Bank One
Ballpark...finished season ranked among Expos all-time leaders in games (7th with 973), at-bats (7th with 3485),
runs (6th with 524), hits (7th with 1061), singles (7th with 694), doubles (5th with 294), home runs (tied for 7th with
101), RBI (7th with 471), total bases (6th with 1639), walks (9th with 325), sacrifice flies (tied for 10th with 26) and
times hit by pitch (10th with 32)...was vastly superior batting in the No. 3 hole (.311 with 10 home runs) than batting
No. 2 (.252 with 4 homers)...did not hit at least .300 for the first time in 6 seasons, or since batting .220 in 1998...started
slowly, hitting just .227 through the end of May, but caught fire in June (.388, 7 doubles, 5 home runs, 21 RBI)...led the
Expos in batting, doubles and RBI, as well as on-base (.438) and slugging percentages (.602) on the month...is now
a career .343 hitter (213-for-621) with 20 homers and 90 RBI in June...hit the 100th home run of his career in the 4th
inning in the opener of an August 18 doubleheader at SFG...had been stuck on 99 for 18 games, but became the
9th member of the Expos' 100-home run club...2-run shot came off SFG-starter Brad Hennessey...2 innings later,
laced game-winning RBI single off Hennessey to break 2-2 deadlock...with a 3-hit effort on June 17 vs. MIN,
became the 7th member of the Montreal Expos 1,000-hit club...all 7 members recorded their first 1,000 hits exclusively
wearing an Expos uniform...Jose joined the exclusive list with a 5th-inning infield single off Terry Mulholland
(hard liner off the pitcher)...was the first Expo to record his 1,000th hit at The Big O since Tim Wallach turned the
trick in Quebec on June 6, 1988 vs. PHI...hit safely in 19 straight games, June 12-July 2...went 32-for-73 (.438) with
4 doubles, 6 home runs and 17 RBI during the 19-gamer...19-gamer was his first streak in excess of 13 games
since he posted a career-high 21-game run, May 4-27, 2002...just missed posting the 5th hitting streak of 20 or
more games in Expos history...ranked 2nd on the Expos with 8 game-winning RBI (Tony Batista, 18)...hit .376 in
day games...batted .308 with runners on base...went 25-for-72 (.347) in 18 interleague contests...finished the season
with 99 career hits against ATL...7 of 14 homers came with 2 strikes...hit .301 after the All-Star break despite
increasing pain in the knee.
Game-By-Game Highlights: Played in final game at The Big O on August 15 vs. HOU (3-for-4, RBI)...drove in both
runs in the Expos' 2-0 win on May 8 vs. STL...posted the game-winning RBI in back-to-back games, April 20-21, at
Shea Stadium to provide the Expos with their first winning streak of the season...on April 20, led off the 8th inning with
a solo homer off David Weathers to snap a 1-1 tie in the Expos eventual 2-1 victory...24 hours later, lifted a 5th-inning
sac fly to plate Orlando Cabrera with the tie-breaking run as Montreal again won 2-1....9th-inning single on April 13 off
Tommy Phelps in Puerto Rico was his 100th career hit against FLA...the Marlins were the first team against which
Jose reached the century mark (added PHI later)...doubled, homered and posted 2 RBI in an Opening Day 4-3 loss,
April 6 at FLA.
Vidro once again produced offensively and defensively in his seventh season with the Expos despite battling
through a sore right shoulder during the first half and a nagging right knee injury after the All-Star break...still, played in
144 games and hit .310 with 15 home runs and 65 RBI...his season was rewarded by winning his first Silver Slugger Award
as picked for Louisville Slugger by Major League managers and coaches...earned a third All-Star invite...led National League
second basemen with a .397 on-base percentage...posted a career-high on-base percentage of .397, helped in large part
by a career-high 69 walks...spent much of the season ranked among the National League's top 10 in that category...finshed
12th.15 home runs were trumped by only Jeff Kent (22) and Marcus Giles (21) among National League second
baggers...finished second on the club with 44 multi-hit games...ranked third by USA Today Sports Weekly baseball experts
among the major leagues' top second basemen behind Bret Boone and Marcus Giles.
SILVER LINING: Was named to the 2003 National League Silver Slugger Team...was joined on the National League club
by Todd Helton, Edgar Renteria, Mike Lowell, Javier Lopez, Barry Bonds, Gary Sheffield, Albert Pujols and Mike
ALL-STAR AGAIN: Was named to his third National League All-Star team by Chicago (NL)-skipper Dusty Baker (also
2001 and 2002)...due to Marcus Giles injury, started his second Mid-Summer Classic...he went 0-for-2...was batting .332
with 11 home runs and 47 RBI at the All-Star break to earn the honor.
NAGGING KNEE: Battled a sore right knee for much of the season...sore knee resulted in 3 missed starts from June
14-22...thanks to All-Star invite, did not enjoy rest during the All-Star break...played through the pain in July and August,
but missed 4 consecutive starts, September 9-12...started only 3 of the Expos' final 7 contests of the season due to the
same sore knee.
DYNAMIC DUO: Vidro and Orlando Cabrera have started more games together (572) than any other current double-play
combo in baseball...Florida's tandem of Alex Gonzalez and Luis Castilla rank a distant 2nd with 485...the Vidro-Cabrera
double-play tandem is also the most frequent in Expos history...2B Mike Lansing and SS Mark Grudzielanek rank 2nd,
having started 318 games together from 1995-97.
CONSISTENTLY GREAT: Hit .300 or better in every month except September, when he batted .224...batted .323 in
March/April, .344 in May, .301 in June, .325 in July and .313 in August...has hit .300 or better in 10 of 12 months the last
2 seasons...the lone exceptions came in September of both 2002 and '03.
HOMETOWN HERO: Born in Mayaguez and attended Blanco Morales High in Sabana Grande, PR...batted .328 (22-for-
67) with 7 doubles, 3 home runs and 12 RBI in 21 games in his homeland of Puerto Rico this season...also posted
impressive on-base (.432) and slugging (.567) percentages at Hiram Bithorn Stadium...was named MVP of the Expos first
Puerto Rico homestand, April 11-20...hit safely in 9 of the 10 games, going 13-for-38 (.342) with 7 doubles, 2 homers and
STREAKER: Posted a trio of hit streaks of 10 or more games in '03, the longest of which lasted 13 games, July 3-
20...was 20-for-52 (.385) with 3 doubles, one homer and 6 RBI during the 13-gamer...also posted 12- (August 7-19) and
10-game (April 11-20) hitting streaks.
GRAND-IOSE OCCASION: September 19 at New York (NL), hit 3rd grand slam of his career, the first ever allowed by
Tom Glavine...matched career highs with 2 home runs and 5 RBI in the Expos' 7-1 victory.
PREFECT 10TH: Hit game-ending homer to lead off 10th inning, April 12 at Estadio Hiram Bithorn, off Mike Stanton...the
solo shot provided Expos with dramatic 2-1 victory.
MORE BIG GAMES: Doubled, homered and drove in 2 run in Montreal's 3-0 win on April 2 at Atlanta...posted back-toback
3-hit efforts, April 10 at Chicago (NL) and 11 at New York (NL)...strung together 4 straight 2-hit games, August 23-
26...had 2 hits, including a double, and 3 RBI in a come-from-behind 14-10 win, August 26 vs. Philadelphia.
MORE HIGHLIGHTS: Montreal was 69-68 (.504) with Vidro as its starting second baseman in 2003...led the Expos with
2 multi-homer efforts in 2003 (July 1 at New York-NL and September 19 at New York-NL)...now has 5 career multi-homer
games...hit above .300 against both left- (.315) and right-handed (.309) pitching...batted .332 on turf, .280 on grass...legged
out 13 of his 36 doubles by the end of April...went 3-for-5 as a pinch hitter...ranked 4th among National League second
basemen with a .983 fielding percentage...was ejected by home-plate umpire Mike Fichter in the 9th inning on September
2 at Philadelphia for arguing balls and strikes.
Vidro provided the Expos with a solid combination of potent offensive production, valued defense and strong leadership... Played 152 games, batting .315 (190x604), adding 19 HR and 96 RBI, while scoring 103 runs... Represented the Expos and the National League at the All-Star Game in Milwaukee, along with teammate Vladimir Guerrero... Was a back-to-back winner of the team's Molson Player of the Month Award in May and June... Finished in the Top 10 of several NL offensive categories... Set a career-long hitting streak, while collecting four hitting streaks of at least nine games (21, 13, nine twice)... Played the fourth-most games among Expos' players, one game short of Orlando Cabrera and Brad Wilkerson (153 each), and nine games shy of Guerrero (161)... Tied team season-high marks for runs (three), hits (four), doubles (two) and HR (two) in a game... His 54 multi-hit games were second on the team, behind only Guerrero's 60... Went hitless in just 30 of his 152 games played.
- AMONG THE BEST: Finished in the NL's Top 10 in several offensive categories, including: RISP batting average (T-second, .372), hits (third, 190), doubles (T-third, 43), multi-hit games (fourth, 54), longest hitting streak (fourth, 21 games), batting average (sixth, .315), home batting average (sixth, .335), runs (T-eighth, 103), sacrifice bunts (T-ninth, 11)...
- STREAK SHOW: Hit in a career-high 21 straight games May 4-27... Tied for the third-longest hitting streak in team history (Delino DeShields, June 28-July 21, 1993)... Broke his old mark of 14 games, set June 16-July 1, 2000 and tied July 4-20, 2001... Also hit safely in 13 straight games April 13-27, while stringing together nine-game streaks August 20-29 and September 7-17...
- RUN, JOSE, RUN!: Finished the season with 103 runs, scoring his 100th run of season September 24 versus Florida... Joined Vladimir Guerrero (106 runs) as the only Expos' teammates to twice score 100 runs or more in the same season... Both players scored 101 runs in 2000...
- YOU'RE AN ALL-STAR: Was chosen to his second career All-Star Game, having been elected for the first time as a starter along with teammate Vladimir Guerrero, marking the first time since 1984 the Expos were represented by at least two starters in an All-Star Game (C Gary Carter and P Charlie Lea)... Went 0-for-2 leading off... Also made the NL All-Star Team in 2002...
- FEELING STREAKY: Concluded the season with a hit in 16 of his last 17 games... Scored in nine straight games August 16-24 (11 runs)... Had an RBI in six of seven games June 16-23 (seven RBI)... Finished the season with an RBI in 11 of his last 14 games, driving in a total of 17 runs in that span... Collected five straight multi-hit games August 31-September 4 (10 hits)...
- IT'S A WINNER: Hit the game-winning three-run HR @ FLA's Toby Borland in the 14th inning September 17 to give Montreal an 8-5 win... Hit a GW solo HR in the 10th inning July 26 vs FLA's Vladimir Nunez to lift the Expos to a 6-5 win... Hit a winning three-run double in the ninth inning off John Smoltz to help Montreal over the Braves 4-3 May 29 at Atlanta...
- GRAND SALAMI: Hit a game-winning grand slam off PHI's Hector Mercado May 25 to win the game 13-9 in 10 innings at Olympic Stadium... Was his second career grand slam (last, August 6, 1999 vs SD's Carlos Almanzar)... Was the Expos' first game-winning grand slam since Henry Rodriguez pulled the feat July 21, 1997 vs COL's Darren Holmes (W 8-4 @ MTL)...
- FLYING HIGH: His four hits May 26 versus Philadelphia tied his career high for most hits in a game, reaching the mark for a fifth time (last – April 7, 2000 vs SD)... His two HR off SD's Jake Peavy August 18 marked his third career multi-HR game (last – July 3, 2000 @ ATL)...
- DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE: Hit his 30th double August 13 vs LA, marking his fourth straight season with at least 30 doubles...
- FLAVOR OF THE MONTHS: Was named Molson Expos' Player of the Month for both May and June... Hit .325 (38x117) with three HR, 23 RBI and 18 runs in May... Batted .352 (32x91) with three HR, 15 RBI and 16 runs in June...
- YOU'RE OUTTA HERE: Was ejected by HP umpire Alfonso Marquez in the seventh inning April 27 in a home game against St. Louis, arguing a third strike call... Was his first career ejection and marked the first Expos' ejection since Geoff Blum was ejected August 30, 2001 at Atlanta...
- SEVENTH HEAVEN: Flew out to RF in his first at-bat May 27 at Atlanta, ending streak of seven consecutive plate appearances reaching base (holds team record of nine straight PA, set July 4-5, 2001 vs FLA)...
- THE GLOVEB : Jose Vidro was involved in 15 putouts April 19 vs Mets including 11 assists, one less than the major league record for a second baseman shared by five NL players and three AL players. The last second sacker to tie the mark was Seattle's Harold Reynolds on August 27. 1986.
Vidro put together another solid campaign in 2001 despite missing 36 games due to various injuries... Led all NL second basemen with a .319 batting average, finishing ahead of SF's Jeff Kent (.306) and St. Louis' Fernando Vina... His BA was good for third among all ML second basemen, trailing only Cleveland's Roberto Alomar (.336) and Seattle's Bret Boone (.333)...Batted over .300 in four different months and took the NL by storm in July, leading the league with a .443 BA while being named the Expos' Player of the Month... Was hit in the head by a Roy Oswalt pitch on August 4 at Houston, suffering a concussion that would sideline him for 11 of the next 13 games... Would bat only .242 in 16 games in August, snapping a 1-for-17 drought on September 9 which dropped his average to .313... His bat and leadership were missed as the Expos went 12-24 in games which Vidro missed due to injury... His 51 multi-hit games were second only to Vladimir Guerrero's 56... Was the top hitter in the majors during late innings of close games, batting .417 under pressure, followed by Twins' Cristian Guzman at .467 and Jacques Jones at .423.
- CAREER STREAK: Hit safely in 14 straight games from July 4-20, batting .509 (28-for-55) with five 2B, five HR, 16 RBI and 17 runs... Tied his career best, set June 16-July 1, 2000... Collected 11 multi-hit games during the run...
- PLAYER OF THE MONTH: Named Expos' Player of the Month for July... Led the NL in batting at .443 (35-for-79), 7 2B, 5 HR, 16 RBI...
- INTERLEAGUE: Led all Major League hitters with a .456 (26-for-57) average in interleague action... Vidro was also 3rd in hits (26) in cross-over play...
- FOR OPENERS: Rapped out three hits, including a 2-run HR off Jon Lieber on his first pitch seen of the season on April 2 at Chicago...
- OUT: Missed his first start on May 20 with soreness in his left forearm before being placed on the DL on May 22... Reactivated on June 12 as the DH at Yankee Stadium... HOW GAUCHE: Hit three-run HR off the Yanks' Brian Boehringer in 7th June 14... Was first AB from the left side since returning from DL...
- HIT BY PITCH three times with the bases loaded – all against the Pirates... Was hit June 29 by Joe Beimel in the 4th inning... Plunked by Jason Schmidt in the 4th inning June 22 and again by Rich Loiselle in the 9th inning...
- GET IT ON: Reached base five times, going 3-for-3, BB, HBP on June 29 vs Pittsburgh... Reached base nine straight times July 4-5 vs Florida (5 hits, 3 walks, HBP)...
- THRICE IS NICE: Homered in three straight games from July 13-15, joining Guerrero as the only other Expos player to do so in 2001 (June 1-3 vs Phillies)...Hit his first two homers vs TB's Joe Kennedy and Bryan Rekar before connecting July 15 off Hideo Nomo... Two of the homers were from the left side of the plate...
- HBP: Missed the club's trip to the West Coast from August 14-19 after getting hit in the head by a Roy Oswalt pitch on August 4 at Houston ... Met twice with Dr. Karen Johnston (McGill University Health Centre - Mtl General Hospital) before receiving the green light to resume activities after tests showed that he was still suffering from a mild concussion.
Vidro experienced a magical season in 2000 in what was just his second full campaign at the Major League level... Established himself as one of the best players in the National League and one of the premiere second basemen in the majors – both offensively and defensively... Batted an extraordinary .330 and finished the campaign with 200 hits, 101 runs, 51 doubles, 24 homers and 97 RBI – all team records for a second baseman...Became the second second baseman in the last 60 years to post at least 200 hits, 50 doubles and a .300 average, the other being Craig Biggio in 1998... Is just the fourth player in franchise history to reach the 200-hit plateau in a season, falling just four shy of the record while his doubles total is second-best in team history, falling three shy of the mark... TOP 10B : 2nd in the NL in multi-hit games (60) & hits (200) behind batting champ Todd Helton (63/ 216); 3rd in doubles (51), behind Helton (59) and Jeff Cirillo (53); 5th in home BA (.369) and 6th for BA against lefties (.373); 7th in BA (.331)... Co-led the team with Vladimir Guerrero in runs (101) and trailed Guerrero in RBI (97) and total bases (327).
Vidro was selected to participate in his first All-Star Game, becoming the first second baseman in franchise history to make the squad...Went 0x1 in the game, which was played at Atlanta's Turner Field, pinch-hitting in the 8th inning before staying in the game at 2B...Made an error in the 9th after mishandling a grounder... Named the BBWAA Expos Player of the Month for May after batting .387 (41x106) with 11 2B, 3B, 5 HR, 25 RBI in 26 games...Was also named Player of the Month for June after batting .356 (32-for-90) with eight doubles, five HR and 15 RBI and for August after batting .333 (38x114) while leading the team in hits (38), homers (7), RBI (18) and runs (21)... Only Vladimir Guerrero (twice in '98-‘99), Pedro Martinez (1997), Andres Galarraga (1988) and Tim Raines (1985) have won the monthly award three times in the same season... RECORD BOOK: With 21st homer of the season off Jose Lima on August 26, broke the club record for most homers by a 2B, set by Mike Lansing in 1997... Tied the mark with a 2-run homer off Jay Witasick on August 20 at San Diego...Tied the club record for most RBI by a 2B (70) set by also Lansing in 1997 with a 2-run homer in the 9th off Octavio Dotek on August 5 at Houston.
Among NL second basemen batting .300 and more, Vidro ranked 3rd in average behind the Giants' NL MVP Jeff Kent and Marlins' Luis Castillo both at .334; was 3rd in home runs behind Kent (33) and Mets' Edgardo Alfonzo (25) and was 2nd in RBI behind Kent (125)...Defensively, led the majors with 442 assists at second base and was second among NL second basemen in double plays (102)...Ranked 3rd in the NL with a .986 fielding percentage (10 errors in 712 chances)...Fernando Vina led the league at .988 (7 E's in 593 TC) followed by Jay Bell at .988 (8 in 643)...Made first miscue on May 19, bobbling a ball that first hit pitcher Tony Armas...Was first error since September 24, 1999 vs the Braves, a streak running 44 games – 38 in 2000...Also went 22 games without an error from May 31-July 1...JAPAN: Joined the caravan of all-stars who toured Japan for Major League Baseball in November along with teammates Javier Vazquez...Was the star of the final game played at Tokyo Dome won 5-4 by the MLB squad...Singled home the winning run in the seventh inning after breaking a 1-1 tie with a home run in the sixth.
- FOR OPENERS: Went 3-for-4, with a career-high two stolen bases on April 3 vs Los Angeles in his second Opening Night start of his career (1998)...
- 4-HITTER: Went 4-for-5, 2 2B on April 7 vs San Diego, tying a career high for hits for the fourth time...
- WHAT A NIGHT: 3-for-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI on April 11 at Pittsburgh for first career 2-HR game... Homered in the 3rd (2-run) and 7th (2-run) off Kris Benson...
- 4 RUNS: Scored a career-high four runs on May 14 vs the Cubs, going 2-for-4, 2 BB in a 16-15 win...
- DOUBLES: Tied a franchise record on May 17 vs Arizona with three doubles for the 25th time... Was last accomplished on June 14, 1999 at STL (Wilton Guerrero)...
- SCRATCHED: Was sidelined for four straight games from June 3-6 with a sprained middle finger in his right hand.
- STREAKS: Hit safely in a career-high 14 straight games from June 16- July 1, going 21-for-58 (.362), 5 2B, 4 HR, 8 RBI during the run... Also had a 12-game hitting streak from May 1-14, going 20-for-48 (.417), 5 2B, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 5 BB...
- SWITCH HR: Became 4th Expo in franchise history to homer from both sides of the plate in the same game July 3 at Atlanta, connecting in the 3rd off Terry Mulholland before homering in 9th off Dave Stevens... Tied a career-high for 3rd time this year with four RBI and set a personal best with four runs scored... Was 2nd career 2-HR game after going 3-for-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI April 11 at Pittsburgh...
- GET IT ON: Reached base safely via a hit or a walk in 24 straight games from August 18 – September 24, going 27-for-85 (.318), 10 2B, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 11 BB...
- DEEP UP THE MIDDLE: Vidro and SS Orlando Cabrera both homered twice in on July 3 at Atlanta, marking the first time that middle-infielders each homered twice in the same contest since May 7, 1993 when Jeff Blauser and Mark Lemke accomplished the feat vs Colorado... Became the fourth pair in Expos' history to do so, first since Chris Widger and Mark Grudzielanek on May 13, 1998 at San Francisco... Jose Vidro became the first Expo to homer from both sides of the plate since F.P. Santangelo on June 7, 1997 vs CHI (Mulholland & Rojas)... The feat was accomplished three times before – all at the Big O...
- HITS: Rapped out hits #188 & 189, including his 46th double on September 20 vs the Marlins to establish a career high for doubles and the set a club record for most hits by a second baseman (Dave Cash in 1977)...
- RBI: Cleared the bases with his 47th double on September 21 vs the Braves' Andy Ashby to reach the 95-RBI plateau...
- 90 RBI: 2-run double off Bruce Chen on September 13 at Philly to reach 90 ribbies...
- 51st DOUBLE: Connected for his 51st double on September 29 at Shea Stadium off John Franco in the 7th inning... Was his 199th hit of the season and would later score his 100th run on a wild pitch... Pounded out 96 doubles over the last two seasons (45 in 1999)...
- 200th HIT: Solo homer to left field on September 30 off the Mets' Glendon Rusch in the 2nd inning for hit no. 200... Homer was also his 24th of the season and drove in his 101st run... Mets security retrieved the ball from the bleachers... Vidro then gave the ball to his grandfather, who was in attendance...
- HIT MEN: Finished with 200 hits, three more than Guerrero... The 2000 tandem collected 397 hits, setting the franchise record for most hits between two hitters, surpassing the tandem of Al Oliver (204 – a club record) and Andre Dawson (183) in 1982.
Vidro was without a doubt the Expos most pleasant surprise of the season after winning the second base job by mid-May... The 25-year-old switch-hitter completed his first full season in the Majors by making significant strides with both his defensive and offensive game... So much so that he was among the NL's Top 10 in several offensive categories by mid-June and finished second in the league with 45 doubles, tied with Arizona's Luis Gonzalez... His doubles total was the third-highest in franchise history, tied with Mike Lansing in 1997... Mark Grudzielanek holds the club record with 54 doubles in 1997 followed by Warren Cromartie with 46 in 1979.
Vidro finished second on the team with 38 multi-hit games... His 12 homers and 59 RBI ranked him 7th among his NL second base counterparts... Would have finished among the league's top hitters if not for an 0-for-26 slump to end the season, dropping his average from .321 to .304... Did not double in his last 12 games... Made 115 starts at second base, seven at first (first of his career on April 7 at Pittsburgh).
- IN ORDER: Batted in all slots in the order except eighth, used mostly in the three-hole (46 times)... Finished 7th in the NL with a .982 fielding percentage in 121 games, committing nine errors in 508 total chances.
- FIVE RBI GAME: Went 2-for-5 with a double, HR and a career-high five RBI on April 14 vs Milwaukee... Hit a three-run homer batting left-handed off Al Reyes in the 4th inning before hitting a two-run double as a right-handed hitter in the 6th.
- IN THE PINCH: Connected for first career pinch-hit homer on May 2 off the Cards Juan Acevido in the 9th to tie the game 6-6... Was 5-for-10 with a homer and 5 RBI in that role by May 11.
- STREAK: Put together a career-high 10-game hitting streak from May 25-June 6, going 15-for-35 (.429) with two doubles, two homers, four RBI and 10 runs scored.
- AVERAGE: Was 9th in the NL with a .327 batting average by June 24 after hitting safely in seven straight games (11-for-28, .393)... Climbed back to .327 as late as August 25 after batting at a .400 clip in his last 60 at-bats (24 hits).
- DOUBLES: Hit his 23rd double on June 26 vs Florida to move into 2nd place in that category... Would not relinquish that ranking for the remainder of the season.
- SLAMMED: Connected for first career grand slam off San Diego's Carlos Almanzar in the 6th inning on August 6 at Olympic Stadium... Was first Expos grand slam since August 27, 1998 (Chris Widger off Darren Dreifort at L.A. as a pinch hitter).
- FOUR-HITTER: Collected two four-hit games, three total in his career... The first four-hitter came in the second game of a doubleheader on August 13 at Colorado, going 4-for-5... In fact, he went 6-for-11 with two doubles and four RBI in the doubleheader... Second four-hit effort came on August 24 vs St. Louis, going 4-for-5 while driving in three runs for third time in career and second time in '99.
- COORS FIELD: Collected 10 hits, three doubles, one homer and seven RBI in 19 at-bats in the five-game series at Coors Field from August 13-15.
- LAST HR: Hit a solo homer in the 8th inning off John Johnstone on August 16 at San Francisco... Was 12th of the season and 11th as a left-handed hitter... His 12 homers drove in 23 runs.
- BACK-TO-BACK: Hit three back-to-back homers... The first was with Rondell White on April 18 at Shea Stadium off Allen Watson, the second was also with Rondell on May 12 at Arizona off Todd Stottlemyre and his third was with Orlando Merced on May 25 at Philadelphia off Chad Ogea.
- ON BASE: Reached base five times on September 1 at Arizona... Went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles, two walks (one intentional) and three runs scored as the Expos beat Omar Daal 8-1... Also reached the 40-doubles plateau that night (#40 & #41).
- SPECTACULAR: Showed the entire package in a game on September 14 at Dodger Stadium by going 2-for-4 with an RBI while hitting his 44th double... Made two spectacular plays at second base to help preserve Javier Vazquez's 3-0 shutout over Kevin Brown.
- 45th DOUBLE: Hit 45th double on September 18 at Atlanta off Greg Maddux, part of a 3-for-4 game and a 4-3 win.
- MONTH TO MONTH: Hit six doubles in April, seven in May, 11 in June, five in July, 10 in August and six in September.
- SLUMPED: Finished the season on an 0-for-26 note, dropping his BA from .321 to .304... Sat out last two games of the season at Philadelphia.
Vidro started the 1998 season with the Expos at second base on Opening Night... Had a .171 batting average in 29 games before he was optioned to AAA Ottawa on May 10 to make room for Robert Perez who was acquired in a trade... Batted .400 (18-for-45) with the Lynx and returned to the Expos on May 23... Was optioned to Ottawa on July 14, replaced by Orlando Cabrera at second base and eventually Wilton Guerrero... Recalled on September 4 for the remainder of the calendar... Participated in 83 games, starting 46 at second base and three at third... As a pinch-hitter, he recorded three hits, two walks and two RBI in 23 appearances... Played for Ponce in the Puerto Rican Winter League where he was a unanimous selection as the league's MVP... Won the batting title with a .417 average, the highest in the league since Edgar Martinez hit .424 in 1990... Flirted with the Triple Crown, finishing tied for 4th in home runs (10) and sixth in RBI (30).
- TARGET: Hit by a pitch twice in a game on May 24 at Philadelphia to tie a franchise record.
- 3 HITTER: Tied a season high with three hits in a game on June 6 at Tampa Bay and June 19 vs the Braves... Recorded four hits on August 7, 1997 vs the Dodgers for career high.
- BRING ON THE YANKS: Had two consecutive 2-for-4 performances vs the Yankees on June 9-10, including two doubles, a sacrifice fly and two RBI... Batted .444 (4-for-9) in the three game series.
- JUNE: Batted .325 in 25 games including 17 starts in June, going 26-for-80 with six doubles and 10 runs batted in.
- HERO: Lined a double off the center-field wall as a pinch-hitter with two outs in the bottom of the 9th in the Expos final home game on September 16 vs the Marlins... Expos went on to win 3-2.
Vidro spent two different stints with the Expos in 1997... Was first with Montreal from June 6-July 1, going 3-for-23 (.130) and then from July 21 to the end of the season... Had contract originally purchased June 6 to take the place of Vladimir Guerrero, who was DL'd with a pulled right hamstring... Appeared in 67 games, 36 as a starter at third base... Became the best pinch-hitter on the Club, going 9-for-20, .450 with four doubles and four RBI in that role... Has what manager Felipe Alou calls a "base-hit swing," especially from the left side of the plate... During second stay with the Expos from July 21 to the end of the season, he went 39-for-146 (.267) in 57 games with 10 doubles, a triple, two HR, 16 RBI... At season's end, played for Ponce in the Puerto Rican Winter League.
- FIRST HIT: Collected a pinch-hit double for his first Major League hit on June 8 vs Steve Trachsel and the Cubs in his ML debut... Later came around to score his first run.
- SECOND: Doubled off Kevin Brown on June 27 at Florida... His first two hits in the Majors were doubles.
- FOUR-HITTER: Went 4-for-5 August 7 vs Los Angeles for first career four-hit game... Three singles and a double, with three of the hits coming off Hideo Nomo.
- IN THE PINCH: Was 9-for-20, .450, with 4 RBI off the bench including four doubles, five singles, five runs... In last 16 pinch-hit appearances, went 8-for-16 with three doubles and four RBI.
- DESIGNATED HITTER: Went 0-for-7, walk, two strikeouts as the Expos first ever designated hitter June 16th and 17th at Baltimore... Was the youngest designated hitter (22-years-old) used that season.
- INTERLEAGUE: Went 3-for-9, 3 walks at Yankee Stadium and 1-for-5, 2B, RBI vs Boston, playing third base in the two series.
- CLEAN-UP: Went 1-for-3 batting clean-up on July 26 at Houston.
- FIRST START came at third base on June 18 at Baltimore, going 0-for-4 while batting 6th in the line-up.
- HOMERS: Hit first career home run (3-run) off Mel Rojas on September 11 at Shea Stadium... Hit second homer, a solo shot off John Smoltz, on September 19 at Atlanta to break up a shut-out in a 2-1 Braves win.
- TRIPLE: Hit his first career triple vs Garrett Stephenson of the Phillies on September 7.
In his first experience at the AAA level, Vidro played in 47 games at third base and 21 at second base with the Lynx in 1997... Batted .323 with 90 hits in only 73 games overall... Hit .293 in April and .348 in May, his only two complete months in the Minors... Started out with a bang going 3-for-3 with a double and a home run on April 3 at Toledo... Had a 12-game hitting streak from May 23 through June 4, going 24-for-54, .444 with two doubles, five home runs and 16 RBI... Named International League's Player of the Week for the period of May 26-June 1, hitting at a .500 clip with 13 hits in 26 at-bats... His hitting explosion placed him among the league leaders with a .328 average (8th), 38 RBI (5th) and 65 hits (3rd)... Virtually led the team in every offensive category when the Expos called him up for the first time... Played for Ponce in the Puerto Rican Winter League at season's end and batted .242 with nine RBI in 36 games.
In his only full season at AA level, with Harrisburg in 1996, paced the Senators with a career-high 82 RBI and added 18 home runs and 117 hits, second and third on the Club respectively... Continued to excel in the Eastern League playoffs, batting .467 with 14 hits to lead the Harrisburg club to the league championship.
Vidro started the 1995 season at Class A West Palm Beach and with a .325 average in the first 44 games, was promptly promoted to AA Harrisburg... Surpassed the 100-hit plateau for the second consecutive season.
In 1994, named as the Florida State League Player of the Week ending June 19... Tied for 3rd in the Expos organization in strikeout percentage (11%)... Ranked 4th in doubles (30), plate appearances (527), tied for 5th in games played (125) and stolen base percentage(80%)... Led the Class A West Palm Beach club in games and walks (51), 2nd in at-bats (465), runs (57), hits (124) and total bases (170).
In 1993, suffered through an injury-plagued season, but showed flashes of the offensive abilities that were present in his first season... Went on Class A Burlington disabled list on June 1 with a left wrist sprain... Came off the DL on June 15th... Wrist flaired back up and was put back on the disabled list on July 26th, where he ended the season.
Vidro was named in 1992 to the Gulf Coast Postseason All-Star team... Named Topps' Co-Player of the Month for August and Expos Organization Player of the Month... Finished 3rd among short-season switch-hitters in average (.330) and tied for third in the league in hits (66) and home runs (4)... Placed 5th in batting, tied for 6th in slugging (.440)... Batted .600 (9-for-15) over four games from July 11th.