Full name is Mark Charles Teixeira...he and his wife, Leigh, have two sons, Jack and William, and daughter, Addison...met his wife, an industrial-design major, as a freshman at Georgia Tech...signed by Zackary Hoyrst (Rangers)...is an avid golfer...his favorite team growing up was the Baltimore Orioles and his favorite player was Don Mattingly...is of Portuguese descent...his father, John, is a former Navy pilot who played high school baseball with Bucky Dent...his uncle, Pete, played in the Braves minor league system...In 2006, Mark and his wife established the Mark Teixeira Charitable Fund that supported six $5,000 scholarships at three high schools in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area...in 2007, he increased the number of scholarships to 12...following the 2007 season, he held the first Tex's Holiday Hold 'Em poker tournament that raised over $55,000 for his foundation...other community groups that have been helped by the Teixeiras include Cook Children's Medical Center, the Arlington Boys & Girls Club and the Arlington Police Department, where they worked to start a local Police Athletic League (PAL) for the youth of Arlington...won the 2006 "Harold McKinney Good Guy Award" as voted on by the Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter of the BBWAA...received a 2012 Thurman Munson Award for his on-field excellence and community service...Received the "Joan Payson Award" for community service at the annual BBWAA dinner on 1/24/15 in Manhattan, as selected by members of the New York chapter of the BBWAA...In May 2010, Mark and Leigh partnered with Harlem RBI, making a $100,000 donation to the Harlem RBI Futures Fund to support its college-bound seniors...Harlem RBI is a nonprofit organization in East Harlem, N.Y., that provides more than 1,700 boys and girls with year-round academic, sports and enrichment programs...has made personal visits to the Harlem facility, reading to students and providing them with baseball instruction...in addition, Mark signed up as a member of the Harlem RBI Board of Directors and serves as co-chair of Harlem RBI's $20 million Capital Campaign...is also the chair of its Home Run Leadership Council and continues to work with Major League Baseball to connect fellow Major League Baseball players in support of local RBI programs around the country...since Teixeira joined the organization, Harlem RBI has expanded its efforts to reach Mott Haven in the South Bronx, with special attention on the Paterson Houses...Announced on 4/6/11 that he made a $1 million donation to Harlem RBI and called on fans to help raise additional funds through his Dream Team campaign...the fundraising campaign was designed to help the organization build a state-of-the-art facility for the children that Harlem RBI and its partner, DREAM Charter School, serve each year...the groundbreaking project included a 450-seat public charter school facility, a new community center, 87 units of low income housing and a rebuilt public park...all are designed to serve as a model of urban development...In 2011, was honored at Harlem RBI's "Bid for Kids" gala, which helped raise $2.25 million...since then, has chaired the event each of the last four years as it has raised a combined $14.8 million...With teammates Brett Gardner and Alex Rodriguez, participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge along with Harlem RBI youth in August 2015...On 2/7/13, Harlem RBI broke ground on a $78.5 million building in East Harlem that will be home to a DREAM Charter School and an affordable housing complex...construction on the facility, which will be called the East Harlem Center for Living and Learning...On 5/14/13, Prince Harry of Wales visited Harlem RBI's "Field of Dreams" in East Harlem as the organization celebrated its new partnership with The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge...at the event, Prince Harry took batting practice with Teixeira pitching, with the duo also working together to give pitching, hitting and fielding lessons to students in attendance...Hosted a YES Network segment called "Foul Territory"...served as a MLB Network guest studio analyst for the 2013 playoffs...along with CC Sabathia, appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in January 2014...rang the Opening Bell at the NYSE on 8/12/13...made a cameo in the Broadway hit "Rock of Ages" on 1/29/13...Was named the Yankees' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award in both 2012 and '15, given annually to the player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement...Teamed up with Coppertone's "Help Strike Out Sun Damage" program in 2009 as a spokesman for the National Foundation for Cancer Research...named the 2011 March of Dimes Sportsman of the Year...honored with the J. Walter Kennedy Memorial Award at the 2012 Multiple Sclerosis Dinner of Champions...Is a natural right-handed hitter...decided to become a dedicated switch-hitter at the age of 13...was inducted to the Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame in 2012...Batted .409 (216-for-528) with 36HR and 165RBI in 140 games in three seasons at Georgia Tech...became just the second player in Atlantic Coast Conference history to have a career .400 average, joining Wake Forest's Bill Merrifield (.400 from 1981-83)...batted .419 (26-for-62) with 5HR and 20RBI in 16 games for the Yellow Jackets as a junior in 2001...fractured right ankle in season's seventh game on 2/23 vs. Elon...Won the Dick Howser Trophy as the "National Collegiate Player of the Year" in 2000, hitting .427 (103-for-241) with 18HR and 80RBI in 66G...selected as "National Player of the Year" by Baseball America and the Sporting News, was the ACC "Player of the Year" and was a consensus first-team All-American...led the ACC in average, runs (school-record 104), HR, walks (67), slugging pct. (.772) and on-base pct. (.547)...was a three-time ACC "Player of the Week"...named to all-tournament team in NCAA regional in Atlanta with 2HR and 7RBI...Hit .387 (87-for-225) with 13HR and 65RBI in 58 games in 1999, and was named ACC "Rookie of the Year," as well as a first-team all-conference selection...picked as "National Freshman of the Year" by Collegiate Baseball...set Georgia Tech freshman records for hits and RBI and tied the doubles mark (18)...led Tech in batting, becoming the first freshman to do so since 1978...Spent the summer of 2000 with the USA National Baseball Team, leading the club with a .385 BA, 26R, 46H and 23RBI...hit .289 with 7HR and 26RBI for Orleans in the Cape Cod League in 1999...earned team MVP in league All-Star Game and received Robert A. McNeese Award as Cape League's most outstanding pro prospect...Established the Mark C. Teixeira Athletic Scholarship Fund at Georgia Tech and makes annual donations to the school's baseball scholarship fund, including a $500,000 pledge in Feb. 2009...Played baseball, basketball and soccer at Mt. St. Joseph's High School in Baltimore (graduated 1998)...set Maryland state records with 29HR, 105RBI and 128R...in 1998, earned first-team High School All-American honors from Baseball America, USA Today/Sports Weekly, Collegiate Baseball, and the American Baseball Coaches Association, hitting .548 with 12 homers and 36 RBI...was named Maryland "Player of the Year" in 1997 and 1998...also played in the Babe Ruth League and American Legion programs...endowed a scholarship at Mt. St. Joseph in the name of his friend, Nick Liberatore, who was killed in a car accident while the two were in school.
Hit .255 (100-for-392) with 57R, 22 doubles, 31HR and 79RBI in 111 games (105 starts at 1B, three at DH) with the Yankees...reached 30HR for the first time since 2011...surpassed his 2014 totals in runs scored (56 in 2014), doubles (14), home runs (22) and RBI (62), despite playing 12 fewer games (123)...Ranked third in the Majors behind Chris Davis and Bryce Harper with a career-best 12.65 AB/HR (392AB/31HR) ratio (min. 300AB)...of his 31HR, 15 either tied the game (five) or gave the Yankees the lead (10)...Collected 15HR and 40RBI through his first 50 games of the season (4/6-6/2)...according to Elias, the only year he had higher totals in either category through his first 50 games of a season was 2009 (16HR/47RBI)...Had 20HR through the team's first 81 games of the season, marking the most HRs by a Yankee in the first half of the season (first 81 team games) since 2012, when Curtis Granderson hit 23HR and Robinson Cano hit 20HR...Was named to his third career All-Star Game (also 2005 and '09)...went 0-for-2 in 7/14 AL win in Cincinnati, entering the game defensively in the sixth inning at 1B...Finished April with 8HR and 18RBI, his most HR in a calendar month since June 2011 (9HR) and his most RBI in a month since May 2014 (19RBI)...marked his most home runs and RBI ever in the month of April...Of his first 12H, 11 went for extra bases (4 doubles and 7HR)...joined Adam Dunn (6 doubles, 1 triple and 4HR for the Reds in 2005) as the only Major Leaguers in the Modern Era (since 1900) to have at least 11 of their first 12H of a season go for extra bases-credit: Elias...Played all 19 innings of 4/10 loss vs. Boston at 1B, hitting a game-tying solo HR-his second HR in as many games-in the 16th and going 1-for-6 with 2BB/1IBB...was his third career extra-inning HR (also an 11th-inning solo HR on 7/15/07 and a 12th-inning solo HR on 8/3/06, both at Los Angeles-AL w/ Texas)...although it is credited to the game on 4/10, the home run was hit on 4/11, his 35th birthday...marked the latest a Yankee had homered in a game since Alfonso Soriano and Jorge Posada both homered in the top of the 17th inning of a 10-9 win on 6/1/03 at Detroit...according to Elias, was the latest, in terms of innings, game-tying HR in franchise history (previous latest was hit by Roy Smalley, Jr. on 5/11/84 in the 14th inning versus Seattle)...Recorded an RBI in a career-high-tying seven straight starts from 4/18-25, collecting 13RBI in those games (also 9/21-28/07)...Was named AL "Player of the Week" for the period from 4/20-26, hitting .333 (8-for-24) with 6R, 1 double, 5HR and 10RBI in seven games...was his fifth career AL "Player of the Week" award and sixth overall weekly honor...Reached 10HR in his 25th game of the season (5/5 at Toronto)...marked his fewest games into a season needed to reach the plateau, surpassing his previous best from 2009 (35 games)...Drove in at least one run in five straight games (also 4/9-14) from 6/1-6, collecting 3HR and 10RBI over the stretch...Hit his ninth career grand slam-and first since 6/3/13 vs. Cleveland-in 6/1 win at Seattle...Made a throwing error on 6/12 at Baltimore, snapping a streak of 109 consecutive errorless games at 1B...was the longest such streak of his career and the second-longest by a Yankees 1B in franchise history (Don Mattingly - 155)...Reached base safely (via hit, walk or HBP) in a season-high 24 straight games from 7/8-8/7, his longest since reaching safely in a career-high 42 straight games from 6/6-7/26/10...Had four straight multi-hit games (7/18-22), batting .563 (9-for-16) with 4R, 4 doubles, 2HR and 3RBI over the stretch...was his longest multi-hit game streak since 5/25-28/12 (also four games)...Hit 5HR over a four-game span from 7/30-8/2, including 2HR on both 7/30 at Texas and 7/31 at Chicago-AL...marked the second time in his career he had consecutive multi-HR games (also 8/19/07 vs. Arizona and 8/20/07 at Cincinnati w/Atlanta)...his multi-HR game on 7/31 was the 41st of his career and final of four in 2015...was his second consecutive two-homer game, the fifth time a Yankee has accomplished the feat since 1975 and first since Alfonso Soriano on 8/13-14/13...Hit grand slam and two-run HR and drove in a season-high six runs in 7/31 win at Chicago-AL, going 3-for-4 with 1 double and 2BB...homered from both sides of the plate for the 14th time in his career, establishing a Major League record (later tied by Nick Swisher)...was his 10th career grand slam and second of the season...was the 400th grand slam in Yankees franchise history...was his eighth career game with at least 6RBI...Hit his 30th home run of the season on 8/7 vs. Toronto, reaching the plateau for the ninth time in his career and first since 2011 (39HR)...Missed seven games from 8/18-24 after being removed from 8/17 win vs. Minnesota when he fouled a pitch off his right leg...was diagnosed with a bruised right lower leg (precautionary X-rays were negative)...Started at 1B on 8/25 and pinch-hit on 8/26, both vs. Houston...missed the following six games (8/28-9/2) before being placed on the 15-day disabled list on 9/4 (retroactive to 8/27) with a right shin bone bruise...missed the remainder of the season after undergoing an additional MRI on 9/11, revealing a fracture.
Hit .216 (95-for-440) with 14 doubles, 22 HR and 62 RBI in 123games (116 starts at 1B, four at DH) with the Yankees... Was placed on the D.L. from 4/5-20 with a right hamstringstrain, missing 14 team games…was removed from 4/4win at Toronto in the bottom of the second inning with the injury... Homered in four games over a ﬁve-game stretch from 4/27-5/3 (4HR total), doing so for the ﬁrst time since 6/25-30/11 (also 4HR)... Collected his 1,000th RBI in the AL with a ﬁrst-inning,two-run single in 5/18 Game 1 win vs. Pittsburgh... Missed 6/14 loss at Oakland with tightness in his left ribcage area... Hit his 150th home run as a Yankee in the fourth inning of6/21 loss vs. Baltimore... Hit solo HR and three-run HR and was 2-for-6 in 7/9 win atCleveland…was his 37th career multi-HR game and ﬁrst since 7/13/12 vs. Los Angeles-AL... Missed seven games from 7/21-28 with a left lat strain…was scratched from the starting lineup just prior to 8/4 win vs.Detroit after experiencing lightheadedness before the game... Missed three games (8/7-9) with laceration to left pinkyﬁnger (suﬀered injury sliding into home plate on 8/6)... Hit his 361st career HR in 8/17 win at Tampa Bay, tying Joe DiMaggio for 80th place on Baseball's all-time list... Hit game-tying solo HR in the ninth and was 2-for-4 in 9/4 win vs. Boston…was his ninth career HR to tie the gameor give his team the lead in the ninth inning or later andsecond of the season (also 5/11 at Milwaukee, solo HR oﬀFrancisco Rodriguez to tie the game in the ninth inning)... His ﬁrst-inning single in 9/6 win vs. Kansas City was his1,500th AL hit... Missed two games (9/21-22) with a sore right wrist…alsomissed 9/16 loss at Tampa Bay with the injury.
Hit .151 (8-for-53) with 1 double, 3HR and 12RBI in 15 games (14 starts at 1B, one at DH) with the Yankees... Began the season on the 15-day disabled list with a right arm torn ECU sheath suffered on 3/5 while hitting off a tee with Team USA in Arizona… was diagnosed with the injury in New York on 3/6 after seeing Yankees Team Physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad along with Dr. Melvin Rosenwasser… was placed on the 15-day D.L. on 3/31 (retro. to 3/22) and transferred to the 60-day D.L. on 5/12… was reinstated from the 60-day D.L. on 5/31, missing 53 team games… made his season debut in 5/31 win vs. Boston... Played in his 1,500th career Major League game on 6/2 vs. Boston… reached the games played mark with 338HR and 1,101RBI… among switch-hitters all time, marked the most RBI for any player through his first 1,500 games and the second-most such home runs (Mickey Mantle-359HR)... Homered in back-to-back games (6/3 and 6/4 vs. Cleveland)… marked his first time homering in consecutive home games since 7/25-26/11 vs. Seattle… overall, hit 3HR in a four-game stretch from 6/3-6... Hit his eighth career grand slam in 6/3 win vs. Cleveland off Justin Masterson… was his fourth grand slam as a Yankee and first since 9/28/11 at Tampa Bay off David Price... Left 6/15 loss at Los Angeles-AL in the bottom of the fourth inning with an aggravated right wrist… was examined on 6/16 in New York by Yankees Team Physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad and diagnosed with inflammation of his right wrist… underwent an MRI with dye contrast on his right wrist… following the test, Dr. Ahmad, along with Dr. Melvin Rosenwasser and two other New York-based hand specialists (Dr. Michelle Carlson from the Hospital for Special Surgery and Dr. Keith Raskin from NYU) confirmed that the sheath had not adequately healed and surgery was recommended to repair the tear on the tendon sheath of his wrist... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 6/18 (retroactive to 6/16) with right wrist inflammation… underwent surgery on 7/1 to repair the tendon sheath in his right wrist… the surgery was performed by Dr. Keith Raskin at NYU Hospital… was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 7/6, missing the remainder of the season (94 team games)... Appeared in five spring training games with the Yankees, batting .286 (4-for-14) with 1 double and 2RBI before reporting to Arizona to play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic
Hit .251 (113-for-451) with 66 R, 27 doubles, 24 HRs, 84 RBIs and 54 BBs in 123 games (117 starts at 1B and four starts at DH) with the Yankees...among all Major League switch-hitters, ranked fourth in RBIs (second in the AL), and tied with Nick Swisher for fourth in home runs (second in AL)...Had 10 HRs in 175 ABs vs. left-handed pitching and 14 HRs in 276 ABs vs. right-handed pitching...batted .277 (69-for-249) with 12 HRs and 51 RBIs on the road and .218 (44-for-202) with 12 HRs and 33 RBIs at home...Hit five home runs to tie the game or put the Yankees ahead in the seventh inning or later, marking his most such homers in a single season in his career...the only Yankee to compile more home runs in those circumstances in a season over the last 12 years is Alex Rodriguez (six such homers each in 2009 and '10)...Committed just one error in 1,055 total chances (a Major League-leading .999 fielding percentage) to earn his fifth Gold Glove, third as a Yankee...is one of just three Yankees first basemen to earn the honor at least three times with the club (also Joe Pepitone - 1965-66, '69; and Don Mattingly, 1985-89, '91-94)...Made his 10th career Opening Day roster (fourth as a Yankee) and ninth Opening Day start at 1B...Recorded his 34th career multi-HR game (31st 2 HR game) in 4/21 win at Boston, driving in six runs...homered from both sides of the plate for the 13th time in his career (first since 8/2/11 at Chicago-AL), further extending his Major League record...was his third time hitting a home run from both sides of the plate vs. Boston (also 5/8/10 at Fenway Park-3 HR and 5/4/09 at Yankee Stadium-2 HR)...marked his most RBIs in a game since 6 RBIs on 8/20/07 at Cincinnati (w/ Atlanta)...Recorded his 500th hit as a Yankee with a third-inning double in 5/3 loss at Kansas City...appeared in his 500th career game as a Yankee in 5/10 win vs. Tampa Bay...Collected his 1,500th career hit with a sixth-inning single in 5/16 loss at Toronto...along with his 319 HRs and 1,037 RBIs at the time of the hit, became the 12th player all-time to reach the totals in his first 1,410 games and the fourth active player: also Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols and Manny Ramirez (credit: Elias Sports Bureau)...Recorded his 35th career multi-HR game - and second of the season - in 5/26 win at Oakland...went 4-for-5 with 5 RBIs in the game, tying his career high in hits (22nd time, first since 8/24/10 at Toronto)...Hit .298 (25-for-84) with 17 R, 5 doubles, 7 HRs and a Major League high-tying 27 RBIs in July...Batted in the second spot in the lineup in 7/7 Game 1 win at Boston, hitting second in the order for the first time since 9/28/03 w/ Texas at Anaheim...Collected his 36th career multi-HR game - and third of the season - in 7/13 win vs. Los Angeles-AL...was his third game with at least 5 RBIs in 2012, all of which were multi-HR contests...Missed five games with a sore left wrist (7/31-8/1 and 8/17-19)...Hit the first of back-to-back HRs with Chavez in the eighth inning of 8/9 win at Detroit...were the first back-to-back home runs by the Yankees in the eighth inning or later on the road - with the first one tying the game and the second giving them the lead - since 8/24/55 when Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle hit consecutive homers in the ninth inning of a 3-2 win also in Detroit...Missed 30 games over a 31-game stretch (8/28-9/30) - including 20 straight from 9/9-30 - with a left calf strain...his only game played over the span was a 9/8 loss at Baltimore in which he reinjured the calf on the final play of the game legging out a double play groundout...Hit two-run HR in 10/1 win vs. Boston, in his first game played since 9/8 at Baltimore...Went 0-for-6 in 10/2 win vs. Boston, marking just the fifth time in his career he went hitless with at least 6 ABs (first since 6/16/11 vs. Texas - 0-for-6 in a 3-2, 12th-inning win)...Batted .281 (9-for-32) with 2 R, 1 double and 1 RBI in nine postseason games, including a .353 (6-for-17) mark in the ALDS vs. Baltimore.
Hit .248 (146-for-589) with 90R, 26 doubles, 39HR, 111RBI and 76BB in 156 games (144 starts at 1B and nine at DH) with the Yankees...tied for third in the Majors in home runs and tied for seventh in RBI...against left-handed pitchers, ranked second in the Majors with 15HR and ranked third with 41RBI...hit .302 (57-for-189) vs. lefties overall and .223 (89-for-400) vs. right-handers...Tied the Dodgers' Matt Kemp for the Major League lead with 21HR with runners on base (16 two-run HR, three three-run HR and two grand slams)...was his highest such single-season total since a career-high 29HR with runners on base in 2005 for Texas...Recorded four multi-HR games (all two-HR contests)-6/5 at Los Angeles-AL, 6/15 vs. Texas, 8/2 at Chicago-AL and 9/28 at Tampa Bay...homered in three straight games four times (3/31-4/2-3, 5/19-21, 5/25-27-28 and 6/25-28)...Hit 25HR in the first half of the season, tied for his most ever before the All-Star break (also 2005)...over the last 50 years (1962-2011), only three Yankees hit more home runs prior to the All-Star break-Alex Rodriguez (30HR in 2007), Tino Martinez (28HR in 1997) and Jason Giambi (27HR in 2006 and 26HR in 2003)...Made his ninth career Opening Day roster (third as a Yankee) and eighth Opening Day start at 1B...homered in his first official AB of the season in 3/31 win vs. Detroit (BB in first PA)...Homered six times in the first month of the season, matching his career high for March/April (also 2005)...Homered in each of the Yankees' first three games of the season (3/31-4/3 vs. Detroit), becoming just the second Yankee to homer in each of the team's first three games of a season (also Dave Winfield in 1983 at Seattle's Kingdome-credit: Elias)...homered in three straight games for the first time since 5/31-6/2/08 w/ Atlanta...did not hit his third home run of 2010 until a three-HR game on 5/8 at Boston...according to STATS, LLC., became the first player to hit a three-run HR (or grand slam) in each of his team's first two games of a season since Barry Bonds in 2002...according to Elias, also became the first player in Yankees history to drive in at least three runs in each of the team's first two games of a season...Hit his fourth HR of the season in 4/5 loss vs. Minnesota, becoming just the fourth Yankee all-time to total 4HR through the first five team games of a season (also Mickey Mantle-1956; Moose Skowron-1957; and Alex Rodriguez-2007)...was his third three-run homer of the year, becoming just the fourth player in Baseball history to hit at least three three-run home runs over their team's first five games of a season, joining Charles Johnson (2000 Orioles), Mark McGwire (1998 Cardinals) and Brant Alyea (1970 Twins)-credit: Elias...Elias also notes he became the fourth Yankee since 1920 with at least 10RBI in the team's first five games...Went hitless over his next 18AB following his 4/5 homer, one at-bat shy of his longest single-season hitless stretch as a Yankee (0-for-19 in September 2010)...Drove in at least one run in six consecutive games from 5/24- 30, marking the second-longest streak of his career (longest was seven straight games from 9/21-28/07 w/ Atlanta)...Hit ninth-inning "walk-off " RBI single and was 2-for-4 with 1RBI and 1BB in 5/24 win vs. Toronto...was his fourth career regular-season "walk-off " hit and first as a Yankee...Hit 15HR through 5/28...with Curtis Granderson (16HR), became the first Yankees teammates to each hit at least 15 homers in the team's first 50 games of a season since Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris did it in 1961, according to the Elias Sports Bureau...overall, are the third set of Yankees teammates to accomplish the feat: also Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth (1928 and '30) and Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle (1956)...Stole home for the first time in his career in the sixth inning on 5/31 at Oakland as part of a double steal with Alex Rodriguez, who was caught between first and second...Had 25RBI in June, tied for third-most in the Majors during the calendar month, trailing only Milwaukee's Prince Fielder (27) and the Mets' Carlos Beltran (26)...Reached the 20HR plateau in his 65th game of the season (on 6/15 vs. Texas), marking his second-fewest games needed to reach 20HR in a season behind 2009 when he hit his 20th homer in game No. 57 on 6/12...Hit his 300th career HR in 6/30 win vs. Milwaukee (153 w/ Texas, 97 w/ the Yankees, 37 w/ Atlanta, 13 w/ Los Angeles-AL)...according to Elias, became the 13th player to hit his 300th Major League homer while playing for the Yankees...Elias also notes since Mickey Mantle hit his 300th home run (in 1960), the eight players to reach the mark in a Yankees uniform all joined the team after beginning their careers with other clubs: Reggie Jackson, Graig Nettles, Dave Winfield, Darryl Strawberry, Cecil Fielder, Ruben Sierra, Jason Giambi and Teixeira...Hit his sixth career grand slam in 7/22 win vs. Oakland...snapped a 70AB homerless stretch dating back to 6/30 vs. Milwaukee...Hit his 100th home run as a Yankee and was 2-for-4 in 7/26 win vs. Seattle...Homered from both sides of the plate in a game for the 12th time in his career (seventh time as a Yankee) and second time in 2011 (also 6/15 vs. Texas) in 8/2 win at Chicago-AL, surpassing Chili Davis and Eddie Murray to establish a Major League record...marked his 32nd career multi-HR game, 29th career two-HR game and third in 2011 (also 6/5 at Los Angeles-AL and 6/15 vs. Texas)...Reached the 30HR plateau in the Yankees' 108th game (on 8/2)...reached the 1,000RBI plateau in 8/19 win at Minnesota...Missed two games (9/2-3) after leaving 9/1 win at Boston in the seventh with a bruised right knee after a sixth-inning hit-by-pitch...Batted fifth in the starting lineup for the first time as a Yankee-and first time since 2004-in 9/27 loss at Tampa Bay, going 1-for-4 with 1 double...Recorded his fourth multi-HR game of the season (33rd of his career) in 9/28 loss at Tampa Bay, going 2-for-4 with a grand slam (the seventh of his career) and a season-high 5RBI in the final regular season game...Hit .167 (3-for-18) with 2 doubles and 1RBI in five-game ALDS loss vs. Detroit.
Hit .256 (154-for-601) with 113R, 36 doubles, 33HR and 108RBI in 158 games (148 starts at 1B, nine at DH) with the Yankees ... was one of nine Major Leaguers in 2010 with at least 100R and 100RBI ... led the AL and ranked second in the Majors in runs scored, trailing only the Cardinals' Albert Pujols (115).Was awarded his fourth Gold Glove Award, becomingthe Yankees' first repeat winner at first base sinceDon Mattingly won four straight awards from 1991-94 ... committed just 3E in 1,310 chances, a .998 fieldingpercentage ... marked the second-fewest errors andsecond-highest fielding percentage among qualifyingMajor League first basemen, behind only Seattle's CaseyKotchman ... recorded 54 putouts on foul balls, the mostfor any . elder in 2010-credit: Elias. ... Hit .245 (102-for-417) with 23HR as a left-handed batterand .283 (52-for-184) with 10HR as a righthandedbatter ... owned a .533 batting average (8-for-15) with1 double, 1HR and 22RBI with the bases loaded. ... Over his final 101 games of the season (from6/8), batted .283 (107-for-378) with 25HR and74RBI ... ranked second in the AL in HRs and tied forfourth in RBI over the stretch ... began the seasonbatting just .211 (47-for-223) with 8HR and 34RBI overhis first 57 games. ... Made his eighth career Opening Day roster (secondas a Yankee) and seventh Opening Day start at 1B. ... Was hitless in his first 17 at-bats to start the season,the longest hitless streak to begin a season of hiscareer ... snapped streak with a . fth-inning RBI doublein 4/10 win at Tampa Bay ... was 3-for-4 with 2R, 1double, 1RBI and 1BB in the game ... following the4/10 game, again went hitless in his next 17AB beforesnapping the stretch with a second-inning single in4/17 win vs. Texas. ... Hit his first HR in 4/18 win vs. Texas, snapping a 40AB homerless stretch to start the season ... marked thesecond-longest such stretch of his career behind a 76AB homerless span to start the 2007 season. ... Collected 33H and 25RBI in 29 games in May after having 11H and 9RBI in 22 games in April. ... Recorded his 26th career multi-HR game and third three-homer game in 5/8 win at Boston ... became thefourth player in Major League history to have a 3HR game with three di. erent teams, (also Johnny Mize-Cardinals, Giants, Yankees; Dave Kingman- Mets, Cubs, Athletics; and Alex Rodriguez-Mariners, Rangers,Yankees) ... became just the second Yankee in franchise history to hit 3HR in a game vs. Boston (also LouGehrig on 6/23/27 at Boston). ... Went 10 games without an RBI from 5/18-28, one game shy of a career-high 11-game span without drivingin a run from 5/7-21/04. ... Hit his 250th career home run in 5/31 win vs. Cleveland, snapping a 56AB homerless stretch. ... Was removed from 6/1 win vs. Baltimore in the top of the fourth inning with a bruised left foot, su. ered ona foul ball in his first-inning at-bat ... did not miss a game. ... Struck out five times in 6/5 loss at Toronto, tying his career high (second time, also 8/18/03 at Detroit) ... becamethe sixth Yankee to strike out five times in a game and first since Melky Cabrera in July 2007. ... Reached base safely (via hit, walk or hit-by-pitch) in a career-high 42 straight games from 6/6-7/26 ... markedthe longest such streak by a Yankee since Alex Rodriguez reached safely in 53 straight from 4/18-6/17/04. ... Made his first error of the season-and first since 10/2/09-in 6/13 win vs. Houston, snapping a 64-gameerrorless stretch.Hit his fifth career grand slam and was 1-for-3 with 1BB in 6/20 win vs. the Mets ... was his first grand slamsince 8/3/08 w/ Los Angeles-AL at Yankee Stadium (o. Edwar Ramirez). ... Hit safely in a season-high 12 straight games from 6/18-7/1, batting .292 (14-for-48) with 8R, 3HR and 11RBI. ... Batted .344 (33-for-96) with 26RBI and 20BB in 26 games in July, collecting 11 multi-hit contests ... 18 of his33H (54.5%) went for extra bases (10 doubles, 8HR). ... Homered from both sides of the plate for the 10th time in his career-and second in 2010-in 7/9 win atSeattle ... homered six times in a nine-game stretch from 7/31-8/9. ... Missed two-game series in Texas on 8/10 and 8/11 for the birth of his son, William Charles ... played the finalmonth with a broken right pinky toe suffered on 8/31 (hit by pitch). ... Was named AL "Player of the Week" for the period ending 9/5 ... hit .476 (10-for-21) with 3 doubles, 2HR and8RBI during the week ... marked his fifth career weekly award and first since 2007 with Texas.Became the first player to record both 100R and 100RBI in 2010, reaching the totals in 9/10 loss at Texas. ... Appeared in seven postseason games (.148, 4-for-27) ... hit game-winning homer in ALDS Game 1 atMinnesota in the seventh inning ... suffered a torn right hamstring in the ninth inning (running to firstbase) of the Yankees' ALCS Game 4 loss vs. Texas and missed the Yankees' final two playoff contests.
Batted .292 (178-for-609) with 103R, 43 doubles, 39HR and 122RBI in 156 games (150 starts at 1B, five at DH) in his first season with the Yankees... hit .282 (122-for- 432) with 30HR as a left-handed batter and .316 (56-for-177) with 9HR as a right-handed batter... earned his third Gold Glove Award and third Silver Slugger Award...From 5/8 (when Alex Rodriguez returned to the lineup) through the end of theseason, batted .310 (159-for-513) with 89R, 39 doubles, 34HR, 107RBI and 62BB in131G (the Yankees were 88-43 in those games)... led the AL in home runs and RBIover the span... prior to Rodriguez's return, Teixeira hit .198 (19-for-96) with 14R, 4doubles, 5HR, 15RBI and 19BB in 25G...Led the American League in RBI and tied Tampa Bay's Carlos Pena for the lead inhome runs... led the Majors in home runs (24) and RBI (71) at home... led the AL ingo-ahead RBI (31) and ranked second in go-ahead home runs (13)...With 103R, 43 doubles and 39HR, was one of only two players in the Majors to collectat least 100R, 40 doubles and 35HR, joining St. Louis' Albert Pujols (124R, 45 doubles,47HR)...Became just the second player ever to lead or tie for the AL lead in home runs in hisfirst season with the Yankees, joining Babe Ruth in 1920 (54HR)-credit: Elias SportsBureau... Elias also noted Teixeira was one of three Yankees to lead the AL in RBI in their first season with the club, joining Ruth (136RBI) and Roger Maris (112 in 1960)... became one of just threeplayers to reach 39HR and 122RBI in their first season with the Yankees, joining Babe Ruth in 1920 (54HR,136RBI) and Jason Giambi in 2002 (41HR, 122RBI)-credit: Elias...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the eighth player to hit at least 30HR in his first season with theYankees (did so in his 112th game of the season), joining Babe Ruth (1920), Roger Maris (1960), Bobby Bonds(1975), Reggie Jackson (1977), Jason Giambi (2002), Alex Rodriguez (2004) and Gary Sheffield (2004)... onlytwo of those players hit their 30th homer fewer games into the season than Teixeira (Maris in 82 games andRuth in 88 games)...Became the fifth Yankee to reach 100R, 40 doubles, 35HRand 100RBI in a season (also Babe Ruth-1921 and '23; LouGehrig-1927, '30 and '34; Don Mattingly-1985 and AlfonsoSoriano-2002)... is the only player to do so in his first seasonwith the club...With teammate Nick Swisher, became the third set ofYankees teammates over the last 50 years to each hit atleast 25HR in their first full season in pinstripes (also AlexRodriguez/Gary Sheffield in 2004 and Jason Giambi/RobinVentura in 2002)-credit: Elias...Homered from both sides of the plate three times in2009 (5/4 vs. Boston, 5/18 vs. Minnesota and 9/19 atSeattle)... became the 11th Yankee all time to accomplishthe feat and one of three in 2009 (also Melky Cabrera andNick Swisher)... is one of five Yankees to homer from bothsides of the plate in multiple games during a single season,joining Mickey Mantle (1955 and '56), Bernie Williams (2000),Jorge Posada (2007) and Swisher (2009)... along with Swisher(2007 and 2009), tied Tony Clark (1998 w/ Detroit) for themost switch-hit homers in a single season...His 43 doubles were the most by a Yankees first basemanin a season since Don Mattingly had 53 in 1986... 85 of his 178 hits (47.8%) went for extra bases (43 doubles,3 triples and 39HR)... batted .355 (22-for-62) with 31RBI with RISP and two outs...Was voted as the AL's starting first baseman in the 2009 All-Star Game... went 0-for-3 in the AL's 4-3 win in St.Louis on 7/14, playing five innings at 1B... was named the starting AL All-Star at 1B for the second time in hiscareer (also 2005)... was the first Yankee 1B to start an All-Star Game since Jason Giambi in 2004... becamethe sixth Yankee to start an All-Star game in his first year with the club after signing as a free agent and firstsince Hideki Matsui in 2003 (credit: Elias)...Batted .200 (14-for-70) with 3HR and 10RBI in April... hit at a .304 (164-for-539) clip over the remainder of theseason... was 0-for-4 with 1BB in 4/6 Opening Day loss at Baltimore, making his seventh career Opening Dayroster and sixth Opening Day start at 1B... missed three games (4/11-13) with left wrist tendinitis...Collected the 1,000th hit of his career with a third-inning infield single in 4/24 loss at Boston...Tied a career high with 5BB in 4/25 loss at Boston... also walked five times on 9/23/04 w/ Texas vs. Oakland... isthe only current Major Leaguer to walk five times in two games (credit: Elias)... Elias also noted he became thefirst player to draw 5BB in two nine-inning contests since Mel Ott who had three (1929, 1943 and 1944)... werethe most walks drawn by a Yankee since Roger Maris drew 5BB in a 12-inning game against the Angels on5/22/62... were the most walks by a Yankee in a nine-inning game since Russ Derry drew 5BB in Game 1 of adoubleheader on 9/6/45 vs. Detroit... according to Yankees records, the 5BB tied a club mark for a nine-inninggame, now done eight times...Hit 13HR in May, tying a career-high for his most HRs in any calendar month (also July 2004) )...were the mostby a Yankee since Alex Rodriguez hit 14HR in April 2007... led the Majors in HR and RBI (34) during May and,according to Elias, matched the most RBI for a Yankees player in a calendar month over the past 20 years:Tino Martinez (April 1997), Bernie Williams (August 1999) and Alex Rodriguez (April 2007 and June 2007)...Both he and Alex Rodriguez each hit 4HR over a four-game span from 5/16-19, becoming the first pair ofYankees teammates since 1977 (Reggie Jackson and Bucky Dent) to accomplish the feat (credit: Elias)...Hit safely in a career-high 14 straight games from 5/18-6/1... during the stretch, hit .397 (23-for-58) with 14R, 5doubles, 8HR and 20RBI... was scratched from the lineup with a bruised right ankle prior to 6/3 loss vs. Texas...Had 47RBI through his first 50 games with the Yankees, matching Harry Rice, Joe Gordon and Roger Marisfor the third-most for any player in franchise history over his first 50 games with the team since 1920 whenRBI became an official statistic... only Babe Ruth (57) and Joe DiMaggio (56) had more through their first 50games (credit: Elias)...Made ninth-inning throwing error in 7/2 loss vs. Seattle, snapping a 72-game stretch at 1B to start the seasonwithout committing an error... had been the longest errorless streak in one season for a Yankees first basemansince Tino Martinez went 82 straight games without an error in 1996 (credit: Elias)... also snapped a 106-gameerrorless stretch at 1B overall, dating back to 8/20/08...Snapped a career-long 95AB homerless stretch with solo-HR in 7/9 win at Minnesota...Hit game-winning solo-HR in the eighth-the second of back-to-back homers with Johnny Damon-andwas 2-for-4 on 8/9 vs. Boston... was the sixth time he and Damon hit back-to-back HR, setting a franchiserecord for consecutive homers by Yankees teammates and breaking a tie with Gary Sheffield/Alex Rodriguez(5, 2005), Lou Gehrig/Joe DiMaggio (5, 1936) and Gehrig/Babe Ruth (5, 1927)-credit: Elias...Drove in his 100th run of the season with a three-run home run in 8/30 win vs. Chicago-AL in his 126th gameof the season... according to Elias, only four players reached the 100RBI milestone fewer games into theirYankees career than Teixeira: Babe Ruth in 1920 (97 games), Joe DiMaggio in 1936 (102), Roger Maris in 1960(118) and Tony Lazzeri in 1926 (125)...Hit three-run HR and solo-HR and tied a career-high with four hits in 9/19 win at Seattle, finishing a double shy ofthe cycle... was 4-for-5 with 1 triple and a season-high 5RBIbefore being removed defensively in the ninth... accordingto Baseball Reference, became the first Yankee to record 2HRand 1 triple in a game since Elston Howard in 1962... was hisfourth multi-HR game of the season (also 5/4 vs. Boston, 5/18vs. Minnesota and 9/7 vs. Tampa Bay-Game 2) and the 25thof his career (23rd two-HR game)...Collected three triples over a 15AB span from 9/14-19, afterhaving no triples in his previous 1,289 regular season at-batsand just three triples over his previous three seasons (2006-08)...Batted .180 (11-for-61) with 2 doubles, 2HR and 8RBI in the2009 postseason... hit "walk-off" solo home run off JoseMijares in 11th inning in Game 2 of ALDS vs. Minnesota,marking his first career postseason home run and first career"walk-off" HR (regular and postseason)... was the Yankees'second "walk-off" homer in ALDS play (also Jim Leyritz in1995 vs. Seattle)... scored a run in five of the six World Seriesgames... was hit by a pitch three times in the WS, joining AlexRodriguez (also 2009) and Pittsburgh's Max Carey (1925) as theonly players to get plunked three times in a single Series.
In 157 combined games with Atlanta and Los Angeles (AL), batted .308 (177-for-574) with 41 doubles, 33HR and 121RBI... ranked sixth in the Majors in RBI...Marked his fifth consecutive season with 30HR and 100RBI, making him one of only three Major Leaguers to reach the totals in each of the last five seasons (alsoAlbert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez)... according to theElias Sports Bureau, is one of only three first basemenall time to have hit more than 30HR and driven in morethan 100 runs for five consecutive seasons by the ageof 28 (also Jimmie Foxx and Albert Pujols)...Over the last five seasons (2004-08), ranks third in theMajors in extra-base hits (379), fourth in RBI (592), is tiedfor sixth in home runs (177) and ranks 10th in doubles(194)...Owns 203 career home runs, marking the most ever bya switch-hitter in his first six seasons... among activeplayers, only Albert Pujols (250) hit more home runsin his first six Major League seasons...Hit 20 home runs for the Braves and 13 with the Angelsin 2008, a year after hitting 13 homers for the Rangersand 17 for the Braves... according to Elias, he becamethe first player in history to hit at least 30 home runs ineach of back-to-back seasons while playing for morethan one team in both years...Has compiled a .9962 (31E, 8,065TC) career fieldingpercentage in 853 games at first base, ranking secondamong active qualifiers by a fraction behind DougMientkiewicz (.9963)...Batted .366 (83-for-227) with 18 doubles, 16HR and 52RBI in 64 games after the All-Star break, ranking third in the Majors in batting average behind Manny Ramirez(.388) and Albert Pujols (.368)... hit .271 (94-for-347) with 23 doubles, 17HR and 69RBIin 93 games prior to the break...Carried a .402 (70-for-174) batting average in day games and a .268 (107-for-400)mark in night games... hit .615 (8-for-13) with the bases loaded, marking the secondhighestaverage (min. 10AB) in the Majors behind Jay Payton (.636)...Opened the season with Atlanta, hitting .283 (108-for-381) with 27 doubles, 20HRand 78RBI in 103 games prior to being dealt... at the time of the trade, ranked fifthin the NL in walks (65) and tied for 10th in doubles (27)...Compiled 134RBI in 157 games with the Braves over 2007-08... according to theElias Sports Bureau, only one Major League player had as many RBI in so few careergames for one team - Juan Gonzalez, who had 140RBI for the Indians in 141 games(140 games in 2001 and one game in 2005)...Recorded his second career three-homer game in 6/22 win vs. Seattle, homeringfrom each side of the plate for the fifth time in his career... became the first Bravewith a three-homer game at Turner Field...Was acquired by the Angels on 7/29 in exchange for 1B Casey Kotchman and RHP Steve Marek... hit .358(122-for-393) with 14 doubles, 13HR and 43RBI in 54 games with Los Angeles (AL), reaching base safely in49 of those contests... recorded the highest average, on-base percentage (.449) and slugging percentage(.632) in the AL following the trade, the sixth-most RBI, tied for the sixth-most home runs and tied for theninth-most hits and extra-base hits...Collected 66H in his first 50 games with Angels, tallying the fourth-most base hits by an Angel in their first50 contests with the club behind Johnny Ray (79), Alex Johnson (71) and Vladimir Guerrero (70)...Hit his first homer as an Angel in 8/3 loss at Yankee Stadium,an eighth-inning grand slam... was just the third player inclub history whose first homer as an Angel was a slam...Hit .386 (39-for-101) in August, ranking fifth in the AL andmarking his highest average for any month in his career...Connected for his 200th career home run on 9/14 vs. Seattleoff Felix Hernandez...Saw his first career postseason action, batting .467 (7-for-15) with 4R, 1RBI and 4BB in four Division Series gamesagainst Boston.
Mark joined the Braves at the 7/31 trade deadline and solidified the first-base position by hitting .317 with 17 HR and 56 RBI in 54 games with Atlanta...Clubbed 30th HR (17th w/ATL) with a solo shot 9/27at PHI. Homered three straight games from 9/25-27...Hit 30+ HRs in four consecutive seasons (hit 26 in 2003). He was one of just eight players to have a .300 avg with 30 HR and 100 RBI and he did it in the fewestat-bats (494) and games (132). BOS's D. Ortiz had the second-fewest at-bats (549) and games (149). Since 2004, his 365 extra-base hits rank fifth in the majors. His .405 avg. with RISP (53-for-131) was third in the majors with a minimum 100 at-bats. Collected an RBI (56 total) in 32 of his 54 Braves games. He had a five-game RBI streak from 8/7-11. With Atlanta, he had 21 multi-hit games and 14 multi-RBI games, three of them 4+ RBI games. He hit safely in 33 of his last 38 games and in 43 of 54 games with the Braves. Hit .357 off LHP with 6 HR and 36 RBI and .282 with 24 HR and 69 RBI off RHP. Was a .382 hitter during the day and .278 hitter at night. Hit .339 in "close and late" situations. Batting averages by month: April .231, May .349, June .364, July .281, August .315 and September .320. Tied his season-high with 12-game hit streak (9/7-19) snapped 9/20 (19-for-45, .422, 3 HR). He also hadan 11-game streak (8/19-29) in which he hit .435 with 5 HR and 17 RBI. Named NL August Player of the Month, hitting .315 (35-for-111) with MLB-leading 32 RBIs and tying for theMLB lead with 10 home runs. Named NL Co-Player of the Week (with Jason Isringhausen) for 8/20-26. Hit .414 (12-29) with 3 HRs, 11RBIs, 8 runs and a .514 on-base pct. He had the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning on 9/22 vs. MIL. Had multi-homer games on both 8/19 & 8/20 to become the fourth player in Atlanta history withback-to-back multi-homer games (last: C. Jones, 7/6-7/03). He also had a two-homer game on 5/20 atHOU while with Texas (4-for-6, 2 HR, 3 RBI). He had a season-high six runs batted in during that 8/20 game at CIN (3-for-4, 3 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI). Homered in each of his first three ATL games, 8/1-4 (last: Sheffield, 4/1-4/02). Went 1-for-4 with a HR and 4 RBI in his ATL debut on 8/1. His first-inning walk with the bases loaded washis 500th career RBI. Hit .297 with 13 HRs and 49 RBIs in 78 games with the Rangers prior to his 7/31 trade to Atlanta. Tied for 2nd in the AL in May with 27 RBI and 19 extra-base hits while hitting .348 with 7 HRs for the month.His 38 hits were a career-high for any month. Matched his career-high with four hits on 5/10 at NYY and 5/20 at HOU. He had three doubles in the 5/10game, setting a new career high. Had a season-best 12-game hitting streak 5/3-14 (.417, 20-48, 3 HR, 12 RBI). Was on the DL from 6/9-7/13 with strained left quadriceps. Missed 27 games.
He finished with 33 home runs, tied for 14th in the American League, and was the fourth player in club history to record three consecutive seasons of 30-or-more home runs. With 110 RBI on the season, 11th in the American League, he recorded his 3rd consecutive 100-RBI season, the fourth player in club history to drive in at least 100 runs in 3 consecutive seasons. Teixeira led the American League with 24 homers after the All-Star break and was 2nd with 61 RBI. His 24 home runs post-All-Star break is tied for sixth, and the 61 RBI are tied for ninth in club history. He has hit more HR in his first four years (140) than all but 3 players in MLB history (Ralph Kiner, 168; Albert Pujols, 160; Eddie Mathews, 153). He has played in 446 consecutive games, 2nd in club history (Alex Rodriguez, 482) and 2nd among active ML players behind Baltimore's Miguel Tejada (1,078). His 240 extra-base hits since 2004 are 3rd-most in the majors behind David Ortiz (264) and Albert Pujols (262). A 2005 Gold Glove winner, he committed only 4 errors this season and was second among AL first basemen in fielding percentage .997. He led AL with 19 game-winning RBI and set a career-high with 89 walks, ninth in the American League. He was tied for fifth in AL with 45 doubles. He has hit 20-plus homers in each of his first 4 major league seasons, the first Ranger to do that since Pete Incaviglia (1986-90). His 140 career HR is 8th-most in Rangers' franchise history, 9 home runs behind 7th all-time (Larry Parrish, 149).
Mark led the American League in total bases (370)...ranked among AL leaders in games (T1st, 162), extra-base hits (2nd, 87), RBI (T2nd, 144), home runs (4th, 43), multi-hit games (4th, 59), slugging percentage (5th, .575), hits (T6th, 194), doubles (7th, 41), runs (T7th, 112) and on-base percentage (10th, .379)...set a club record for home runs and RBI as a first baseman...established majorleague record for RBI by a switch hitter in a single season...established career-highs in nearly every offensive category...started all162 games; 154 at first base and 8 as designated hitter...is on the United States' provisional roster for the World Baseball Classic.
Batting: Hit .208 (11-53) over first 13 games through April 17, including an 0-22 stretch from April 6-10...hit safely in 36 of 45 gamesfrom April 18-June 9, hitting .332 (62-187) with 14 HR and 42 RBI during that span to raise average to .304...batted .234 (48-205) innext 51 games to drop from .304 to .272...hit .367 (73-199) with 13 HR and 55 RBI in final 53 games to finish the season at.301...recorded career-high 12-game hit streaks on 2 occasions, from April 26-May 8 and August 14-27...batted .366 (59-161) withrunners in scoring position, 2nd in the AL...hit .334 (104-311) with 30 HR and 88 RBI in 81 games at home, 4th-best home averagein the AL...ranked 8th in the AL with a .311 (136-438) average in 111 night games...switch-hitter batted .292 (50-171) with 6 HR and29 RBI against left-handers and .304 (144-473) with 37 HR and 115 RBI against right-handers...matched career-high with 4 hits onJuly 9 vs. Toronto, July 27 at Baltimore and August 7 vs. Baltimore...drew season-high 3 walks on September 13 vs.Baltimore...recorded season-high 3 extra-base hits on 3 occasions-June 9 at Philadelphia, June 18 vs. Washington and August 30(G1) vs. Chicago (AL)...batted .356 (37-104) with 9 HR and 35 RBI in 27 games in September.
Home Runs: Hit 43 home runs, 40 as a first baseman, to set aclub record for homers as a first baseman...previous mark was38, set by Teixeira in 2004...was 4th-highest home run total in MLhistory by a switch-hitter...became 4th player in club history torecord a 40-homer season, joining Juan Gonzalez (5, 1992-93,1996-98), Rafael Palmeiro (3, 1999, 2001-02) and AlexRodriguez (3, 2001-03)...hit his 100th career home run onSeptember 6 at Minnesota, joining Ralph Kiner, Albert Pujols,Eddie Mathews and Joe Dimaggio as only the 5th player in majorleague history to reach 100 HR in their first 3 seasons...hit 100thHR in 430th career game and is one of 4 active major leaguersto reach 100 career home runs in 430 or fewer games as AlbertPujols (415 games), Mike Piazza (422) and Juan Gonzalez (423)also accomplished the feat...is just the 5th batter in club historywith multiple 30-homer campaigns...switch-hitter hit his first 27home runs from the left side of the plate, the most ever by aswitch-hitter from one side of the plate to begin a season...wasthe first major leaguer to reach 20 homers in 2005...is just the30th player in ML history with 20 or more home runs in each ofhis first full major league campaigns...averaged a home runevery 15.0 at-bats, the 8th-best ratio in the AL...led the majorleagues with 8 homers in interleague play...recorded multiplehome runs in 7 games in 2005, all 2-HR contests...recorded ahomer from both sides of the plate for the 2nd time in his careeron September 18 vs. Seattle (also July 4, 2004 atHouston)...homered in 3 consecutive games on 3 occasions...hitat least 6 homers in every month, including 9 in June andSeptember...5 of his last 9 homers went for 3 runs and 9 of hislast 11 went for 2 or more runs.
RBI: Recorded 144 RBI, the most by a switch-hitter in majorleague history...the single-season record for RBI by a switch-hitterwas previously held by George Davis, who had 136 RBI forthe New York Giants in 1896...Ken Caminiti (1996) and MickeyMantle (1956) held the modern era (since 1900) record with 130RBI...144 RBI matches 3rd-highest single-season total inRangers history...registered 133 RBI as a first baseman, leadingall major leaguers and breaking his own club-record of 112 RBI as a first baseman, set last season...is just the 5th player in Texas history to record consecutive 100-RBI seasons...had the AL's 3rd-best RBI ratio, one every 4.5 at-bats...recorded season-high 6 RBI on July 9 vs. Toronto and August 30 (G1) vs. Chicago (AL), matchingmost by a Texas batter this season...surpassed 300 career RBI on August 30 (G1) vs. Chicago (AL)...led the majors with 35 RBIin September, the highest Sept. RBI total for a major league player since Don Mattingly had 37 RBI in Sept. 1985...matches the 2ndhighestSept. RBI total since divisional play began in 1969, as Carlton Fisk also recorded 35 RBI in Sept. 1977...posted 26 RBI in 19games against Oakland, the 2nd-highest total against the A's in Oakland history...led Rangers with 26 go-ahead RBI and ranked T3rdon the club with 8 game-winning RBI
All-Star: Made All-Star Game debut on July 12 in Detroit, starting and playing first 6 innings at first base...went 1-3 with a 6th inninghome run off Florida's Dontrelle Willis...home run came from the right side, first right-handed HR in any game (including spring training)in 2005...was elected to start in the Midsummer Classic by fan voting...received 2,187,115 votes, 660,899 more than theYankees' Tino Martinez...was the first Texas first baseman elected to start an All-Star game and the first to appear at the positionsince Rafael Palmeiro in 1999...participated in the home run derby on July 11 and homered twice.
Gold Glove/Silver Slugger: Earned first career Rawlings Gold Glove Award...joins Rafael Palmeiro (1999) as the only Texas firstbasemen to claim the fielding award...was also named to the AL Silver Slugger team for the 2nd consecutive year...is the only Texasfirst baseman to win the award since its inception in 1980...is the 5th player in club history to win both awards in the same season,joining Buddy Bell (1984), Ivan Rodriguez (1994-1999), Palmeiro (1999) and Alex Rodriguez (2002-2003)...Palmeiro won the GoldGlove at first base in 1999, but was named to the Silver Slugger squad as designated hitter.
Fielding: Led all qualifying American League first basemen with a .998 fielding percentage (3 E/1483 TC), trailing only Cincinnati'sSean Casey among major league first basemen...is the 8th best fielding percentage by a first baseman since 1986...led AL first basemenin total chances (1483), putouts (1378) and innings played at the position (1358.0)...ranked 2nd among AL first baggers with102 assists...went 88 games and 785 total chances between errors on June 26 at Houston and October 2 vs. Los Angeles ofAnaheim...also went 87 games spanning 803 TC without an error between fielding miscues in 6th inning on Sept. 8, 2004 vs. Chicago(AL) and 6th inning on June 15, 2005 vs. Atlanta.
2005 Notes: Named American League Player of the Week for May 16-22 and August 29-September 4 by Major LeagueBaseball...ranked among AL leaders in at-bats (T6th, 644) and strikeouts (T9th, 124)...has appeared in each of the Rangers' last 284games (250 straight starts) dating back to May 19-20, 2004, when he missed consecutive games with a bruised left hand sufferedwhen hit by a pitch on May 18, 2004...his current streak is the 3rd-longest consecutive streak in club history...is also the 3rd-longestactive streak in the majors...finished 7th in American League Most Valuable Player voting following the season.RBI:b
Mark ranked among American League leaders in home runs (5th, 38), extra base hits (5th, 74), slugging (6th, .560), OPS (6th, .929) and runs batted in (7th, 112) in his second major league season...led Texas batters in each of those categories, as well as on-base percentage (.370), and ranked among team leaders in doubles (2nd, 34), walks (2nd, 68), runs (3rd, 101), total bases (3rd, 305) andhits (4th, 153)...set a club record for home runs and RBI by a first baseman...finished 2nd among qualifying Rangers with a .281average...established career highs in nearly every category except games played (145), one fewer than his rookie campaign...made138 starts at first base, 4 in right field and 2 as designated hitter.
Batting: Had a .280 average over first 7 games through April 12 before going on disabled list...returned from DL on April 29 and hada .220 season average (26-118) through June 1, span of 33 games...batted .331 (52-157) over next 41 games from June 2-July 20,raising season mark to .284...hit safely in 34 of 41 games in that stretch, going hitless in consecutive contests just once...hit .167(14-84) over next 22 games through Aug. 12 to fall to .256...posted .328 average (61-186) over final 49 games to finish at .280...went10-21 (.476) in last 5 contests...compiled career-high 11-game hit streak from Aug. 21-Sept. 1, batting .444 (20-45) in that span...alsoposted pair of 9-game hit streaks...established career high with 4 hits on Aug. 17 vs. Cleveland and Sept. 13 at Oakland...both gameswere of significance, as first career 4-hit game was for the cycle...in other 4-hit game, all 4 hits went for extra bases on Sept. 13 atOakland...matched a club record with those 4 extra base hits, 6th-ever occurrence and first time it had been accomplished since1998...drew club record 5 walks on Sept. 23 vs. Oakland, first major leaguer with 5 walks in a 9-inning game since Ivan Rodriguezon April 8, 2003 vs. New York Mets...San Francisco's Barry Bonds drew 5 walks in a 9-inning game just 2 days after Teixeira, theonly other instance in '04...had a .313 (51-163) average batting righthanded and hit .267 (102-382) from the left side...hit .314 (43-137) with runners in scoring position.
Cycle: On August 17 at Ameriquest Field in Arlington,became the 2nd player in Rangers history to hit for thecycle in a game...joined Oddibe McDowell as onlyRangers to accomplish the feat...over first 5,169games in Rangers history, McDowell was the onlyplayer to cycle in a Texas uniform when he did so onJuly 23, 1985 vs. Cleveland at ArlingtonStadium...Teixeira struck out in the first inning anddoubled in the third off Tribe starter Cliff Lee...homeredin the 4th inning and tripled in the 5th off Clevelandreliever Rick White...completed his cycle with a 7th inning single off reliever Cliff Bartosh before being removed for a pinchrunner...was one of 6 players to hit for the cycle in 2004...it was the 245th time that a player hit for the cycle in major league history,223rd in the modern era (since 1900)...became the youngest player to hit for the cycle (24 yrs., 5 mos.) since Oakland's EricChavez on June 21, 2000 (22 yrs, 6 mos.)...recorded 7 RBI in the game, most in a cycle game since Boston's Rich Gedman on Sept.18, 1985...became the 14th switch-hitter in to hit for the cycle, first since former switch-hitter Jose Valentin did so on April 27, 2000...is6th switch-hitter with a cycle in AL history...had 2 hits from each side of the plate in his cycle, just the 3rd known switch-hitter to doso...Mickey Mantle and Wes Parker were the only other switch-hitters with a pair of hits from both sides of the plate as part of theircycle.
Home Runs: Hit all 38 home runs while playingfirst base, a club record for theposition...previous record had been held byRafael Palmeiro, who hit 37 HR as a firstbaseman in 1993...was the 9th-highest homerun total in ML history by a switch-hitter, themost for a player as young as 24 yearsold...his 38 home runs surpassed MickeyMantle's 37 home runs in 1955 at age 23...ledthe AL with 33 home runs after June 1...became 12th player in club history to record a 30-homer season, joining Ruben Sierra (1987)and Mickey Tettleton (1995) as the only switch-hitters to do so...averaged a home run every 14.3 at-bats, the 5th best ratio in theAL...hit 13 home runs in July, the 4th-highest total in club history for a single month behind 3 players who have had 15...homered 12times in a span of 18 games from June 28-July 19, including home runs in 5 consecutive games from July 11-19 to match a clubrecord...also matched the 2nd-longest home run streak ever by a switch-hitter...hit 5 home runs in span of 4 games from Sept. 10-13, with 7 homers in 8 contests from Sept. 10-17...recorded 2-homer games on July 4 at Houston and Sept. 12 vs. Toronto...hit grandslams on July 4 at Houston and July 18 vs. Toronto...homered from both sides of the plate in July 4 contest for first time in hiscareer...slam on July 18 came in 8th inning and capped a Rangers' comeback to secure series sweep vs. Blue Jays...had 8 threerunhomers, 12 two-run blasts and 16 solo shots...hit home runs in final 6 games against Toronto, all at home, with 7 total long ballsin that span, all against different hurlers...homered 27 times from left side of plate, 11 times righthanded...hit 50th career home run onJuly 29, becoming the 4th-youngest switch-hitter in major league history to reach that mark...homered 14 times in 42 games againstAL East clubs.
RBI: Recorded 112 RBI, all as a first baseman to set a club record for the position...previous mark had been Rafael Palmeiro's 105RBI as a first baseman in 1993...was first career 100 RBI campaign...marked the 2nd highest RBI total among major league firstbasemen behind Albert Pujols' 122 RBI at the position...had the league's 10th best RBI ratio, one every 4.9 at-bats...recorded 90 RBIin 94 games from June 4-Sept. 15...posted career-high 7 RBI in cycle game on Aug. 17 vs. Cleveland, a season high among Texasbatters...posted 6 RBI on July 4 at Houston, 5 RBI on Sept. 12 vs. Toronto and had 4 RBI on 3 occasions...hit walk-off RBI single in9th inning on Aug. 24 vs. Minnesota...ranked T4th in AL with 27 go-ahead RBI and T7th with 13 game-winning RBI...tied Hank Blalockfor club lead in both categories...tied for ML lead with 30 RBI in July.
Fielding: Had a .992 fielding percentage (10 E/1318 TC) in 142 games at first base, 11th among qualifiers...led AL first basemen inassists (98) and ranked 2nd in total chances...had just one error in final 35 games and 311 chances in the field...did not commit anerror in 8 chances in the outfield.
Injury: Was on the disabled list from April 13-28 with a strained left oblique muscle...played one rehab game with Frisco on April 27at El Paso, going 0-3...took batting practice with Rangers in Kansas City the next day and was activated on April 29.
2004 Notes: Named American League Player of the Month for July...batted .300 in July and tied for major league lead in homers,RBI and runs scored...became first Texas player other than Alex Rodriguez to win the monthly award since 1999...named AL Playerof the Week for week ending July 4...also named Rangers player of the month for July...for the year, ranked T5th in AL with 12 intentionalwalks...also ranked 8th among league's hardest to double up, averaging 90.8 at-bats per GIDP...named to AL Silver SluggerTeam for first time following the season, only Texas first baseman to win the award since its inception in 1980...hit safely in 11 of final12 games against AL East at .422 (19-45)...missed time during spring training with a sprained neck ligament.
In his first season in the major leagues, led all major league rookies with 26 homers and 60 extra base hits...third on the club in triples (5), fourth in homers, RBI (84), doubles (29) and games (146), and ranked fifth in at-bats (529), runs (66), hits (137), and total bases (254)...started 104 games at first base and was also in the starting lineup at third base (11), left field (10), right field (8) and DH (5)...his 26 homers tied for the third most ever by a rookie switch-hitter and were second highest ever for a Texas first-year player behind Pete Incaviglia (30) in 1986...ranked second to Yankees Hideki Matsui (106) among big league rookies with 84 RBI and was also among the AL rookie leaders in walks (2nd, 44), slugging (3rd, .480), hits (4th), total bases (4th), triples (4th), runs (5th) and doubles (5th)...set a club record for spring training homers (8) and opened season with just 86 professional games, fewest for a Ranger since Incaviglia went directly from college to the majors in 1986...started at DH in major league debut on April 1 in Anaheim...hitless in first 16 at-bats before double off Mark Mulder on April 9 against Oakland...batted .292 (21-72) in next 22 games, improving to .241 through May 13...had a .209 (18-86) average in next 26 games, dropping to .225 through June 13...hit .327 (34-104) in next 29 games before a .206 (29-141) dip in 36-game span dropped to .244 through August 28...had a .315 (35-111) mark in final 28 contests...hit safely in season-high 10 consecutive games, July 8-20...had 3 hits in a game on 8 occasions...batted .298 (82-275) at The Ballpark in Arlington...homered twice in first 32 games before 24 in final 114 contests...connected for first major league homer off Ted Lilly on April 10 vs. Oakland...had 2 homers in a game twice, August 1 vs. Cleveland and September 1 against Kansas City...grand slam off Baltimore's Rick Helling on May 25 was first for a Texas rookie since Mike Stanley, July 3, 1987 at New York...homered in back-to-back games 4 times...had 4 RBI on 4 occasions...drove in 14 runs in 8 games, May 21-29...selected as the first baseman on Baseball Digest's and Topps Major League All-Star Rookie teams...named Rangers Rookie of the Year by local BBWAA chapter...ranked fifth among AL first basemen with .996 (4 E/1006 TC) percentage in 116 games...did not commit an error in final 36 games at first beginning August 20...of final 58 starts beginning July 27, 57 were at first base...had 17 putouts at first, September 1 vs. Kansas City...fielded .811 (7 E/37 TC) in 15 games at third and .967 (1 E/30 TC) in 25 contests in the outfield...tied club record with 5 strikeouts, August 18 at Detroit...ranked 10th in the AL in hit by pitches (14) and strikeouts (120).
Combined to bat .318 (102-321) with 19 homers and 69 RBI in 86 games at Charlotte (A) and Tulsa (AA) in his first pro season...despite missing the first 2 months of the season, he was selected as the first team third baseman on Baseball America's overall minor league all-star team at season's end...selected Rangers Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America...sustained a ruptured tendon in his left elbow and forearm while attempting to catch a foul pop in March and opened the season on the Charlotte DL...activated on June 1 and batted .320 with 9 homers and 41 RBI in 38 starts at third base for the Rangers...2-4 with 2 doubles in pro debut on June 1 vs. Vero Beach and hit safely in first 12 games at .354 (17-48)...the Topps Florida State League Player of the Month for June at .324 with 7 homers and 28 RBI in 27 games...hit first pro homer on June 5 vs. St. Lucie...batted .302 (13-43) from the right side and .327 (35-107) left-handed...named the Florida State League's best prospect by Baseball America...promoted to Tulsa on July 12 and hit .316 with 10 homers and 28 RBI in 47 starts at third base and one as the DH...tied for fourth on the club in homers...had a .389 (37-95) average in a 27-game span from July 26-August 24, improving from .255 to .331...hit .368 (14-38) right-handed and .301 (40-133) from the left side...had a .243 (9-37) average with a homer and 4 RBI in 10 Texas League playoff games...selected as Baseball America's top prospect in the Texas League at season's end...played for Peoria in Arizona Fall League, batting .333 (33-99) with 7 homers and 23 RBI in 27 games...ranked among the league leaders in slugging (2nd, .616), homers (T3rd), RBI (T4th) and average (5th) despite missing the last 2 weeks of the season with a strained abdominal muscle.
The fifth overall pick in the nation by the Rangers in the June, 2001 amateur draft, Texas' highest selection since 1989...signed a 4-year contract through 2006 on August 22, 2001...participated in Rangers Florida Instructional League program, batting .246 with a team high 13 RBI in 20 games.