Engaged to Jennifer...Graduated from Greenfield High School (MA)...Hobbies include reading and going to the movies.
Bergeron spent the entire season at the AAA level as Edmonton's leadoff hitter and batted a career high
.302 (117-for-388) in 110 games to help the Trappers to the PCL Northern Division title...did not appear in a major league
game for the first time since 1999...started the campaign on the right foot with a season-high eight-game hitting streak,
April 12-21, going 16-for-36 (.444) with one home run and six RBI to raise his average to .378...went 6-for-6, including a
three-run homer, stole two bases, scored three runs and drove in three more to help the Trappers defeat Sacramento, 14-8, April 20...became the first player in the league with six hits in a game since Brent Butler of Colorado Springs on April
29, 2002 and tied a club record for most hits in a game set by Jason Wood on April 24, 1997 vs. Colorado Springs...had
a hit in eight consecutive at-bats, April 19-21...on June 29 vs. Tacoma, tied a club mark with two triples in a game... was
5-for-6 with a pair of doubles and two RBI vs. Salt Lake, August 16 was 4-for-5 with a triple and two RBI vs. Portland, August
31 ...batted .330 (66x200) at home and .271 (51x188) on the road...hit .307 (98x319) against righthanders and .275 against
southpaws (19x69)... started 96 games in centerfield and one in left field.
Bergeron spent most of his year with AAA-Ottawa... After starting the season with the Expos was optioned to the Lynx on May 7... At the major-league level, from Opening Day on, played 31 games with the Expos, batting just .187 (23x123) with seven RBI and 24 runs... With the Lynx, batted .291 (99x340) in 104 games, splitting most of his time at the left and center field positions... Hit one HR and added 29 RBI while scoring 51 runs... Enjoyed his greatest success with the Lynx in June, batting .337 (30x89), including his only HR of the season, along with 11 RBI and 16 runs – both season highs for a month... Took part in 53 games in left field, 46 in centerfield and four in right field.
- CENTER STAGE: Made 30 starts in center field over his 31-game stay with the Expos... Pinch-ran May 4 in the sixth inning at Arizona's Bank One Ballpark, while remaining in the game in center field...
- LEADING OFF: Batted in the leadoff spot 29 times... Hit in the eighth spot May 3 at Arizona for his only start not in the leadoff spot...
- GOOD BEGINNINGS: Started the season on the right foot, going 4-for-8 over his first two games, adding two doubles, four runs and two walks... Would finish the month of April with 23 runs, 22 walks and seven RBI in 26 games for an on-base percentage of .341 but batted only .202 (21x104) with five extra-base hits (three doubles, two triples) and 33 strikeouts...
- JUST MISSED: His four strikeouts April 24 versus Milwaukee and again on May 3 at Arizona fell one shy of the team record (Pepe Mangual vs SF, August 11, 1975; Delino DeShields @ NYM, September 17, 1991, second game of DH)...
- COVERING HIS BASES: Reached base via a hit or a walk in his first 15 games of the season... Went hitless in four at-bats April 18 against the visiting New York Mets to end the streak...
- THREE AMIGOS: His three RBI April 17 against the visiting Chicago Cubs equalled his career high, now set four times in his career (last – July 27, 2001 vs ATL)...
- LYNX TRACKS: Hit safely in nine straight games for the Lynx May 27-June 7, while also collecting a hit in 10 of 11 games through June 8...Only home run hit on June 2 vs Durham.
Bergeron played through ups and downs during the 2001 season in his second year in the majors... Enjoyed success at the plate while also battling disappointing stretches... Starred defensively on a routine basis, patrolling the centerfield position on a daily basis... Played a total of 102 games with Montreal during the season, hitting .211 (79x375), adding three HR, 16 RBI and 53 runs... Spent a portion of the season in AAA-Ottawa, being optioned down April 25 and being recalled June 23... Banged off a career-high 19-game hitting streak with the Expos July 1-23, tying him for the third-longest streak in franchise history... Tied career highs for most hits and RBI in a game.
- SLOW START: Began the season with the Expos, playing 20 games... Hit .121 (8x66) with one double, one HR, one RBI and 10 runs before being optioned to AAA-Ottawa April 25...
- JULY: Ripped through July with a .324 (34x105) batting average in 25 games... Collected five doubles and one triple, while knocking in seven runs and scoring 19 more...
- FANTASTIC FOUR: Went 4-for-6 with two runs scored and one RBI July 7 in a 9-8 loss in 11 innings at SkyDome... Tied his career high for most hits in a game, set twice previously, including June 24 @ Pittsburgh's PNC Park...
- THREE CHEERS: His three RBI July 27 vs the Braves equaled a career high, set twice previously (last, September 18, 2000 vs Florida)... Doubled twice in the 7-3 loss vs Atlanta at the Big O... Marked his only multi-RBI game of the season...
- FEELING STREAKY: Hit safely in a career-high 19 straight games July 1-23, batting .383 (31x81) with four RBI and 19 runs scored... Doubled three times while hitting one triple... Broke his previous personal best of seven games, set twice before (last, September 4-11, 2000)... His streak of 19 consecutive games with a hit tied the third-longest streak in team history... Tied the mark set by Warren Cromartie (April 7-May 1, 1979) and Andre Dawson (July 17-August 4, 1980)... Was the fourth-longest streak in the NL during the season.
- HOMER AT HOME: Hit a solo homer in the home opener April 6, belting a 3-1 pitch by the Mets' Brian Rose in the fourth inning of a 10-6 Expos' win...
- MULTI-MAN: Rapped out four consecutive multi-hit games July 4-7... Hit 12-for-20 (.600) in that stretch, hitting two RBI and scoring 7 runs... Increased his totals rapidly, collecting two, three, three and four hits, respectively, in the four games...
- TRIPLE THREAT: Tripled off Ryan Dempster September 17 in a 10-6 loss vs the Marins... Marked his second straight game with a triple... Finished the season second on the Expos with four triples, tied with Vladimir Guerrero and two behind Orlando Cabrera's six...
- IN THE MINORS: Batted .238 (49x206) in 52 games with the AAA-Ottawa Lynx... Hit five doubles and three triples, while driving in eight runs and scoring 29 times... Hit .291 (23x79) in 21 games in June, hitting four doubles, four RBI and collecting 13 runs.
Bergeron quietly put together a solid rookie campaign while establishing himself as one of the top young CF in the game... Went along with his business and finished among the NL Top 10 in 14 different rookie categories... Led in OF assists (NL leader with 16) and triples; 2nd in runs (80); 3rd in BA (.245), hits (127), total bases (181), stolen bases (11), walks (58), OBP (.320), SLG (.349) and extra-base hits (37); 4th in multi-hit games (30); 8th in HR (5) & RBI (31)... Became the 4th Expos rookie to start in CF Opening Day: Marquis Grissom in 1990, Andre Dawson in 1977 & Don Hahn in 1969.
- FOR THE RECORD: Became the first freshman to lead the NL in outfield assists since Florida's Mark Kotsay, who had 20 in 1998 (tied with Atlanta's Andruw Jones)... Bergeron set an Expos rookie record, surpassing the previous mark of 12 set by Ellis Valentine (1976) and Larry Walker (1990).
- LEADING IT OFF: His 482 plate appearances from the lead-off slot was the most by a NL rookie since Giants Marvin Benard with 537 in 1996... Led off 102 games and made 102 starts in CF, 26 in left.
- WINTER BALL: Played for Mayaquez in the Puerto Rican Winter League.
- FIRST CAREER HR: Hit first career homer off Kevin Jarvis (3-run) on May 2 at Colorado... Was first start of the season batting second.
- SECOND HR: Solo homer off Arizona's Armando Reynoso in 4th inning on May 17.
- LEAD-OFF HR: Hit a HR to lead-off the May 20 game vs Houston off Scott Elarton... Was first time in career leading off a game with a HR.
- 4-HITTER: Collected a career-high four hits on May 31 at Cincy, going 4-for-5.
- LEAD-OFF: Led a game with a hit in five consecutive starts from July 18-23.
- RUNS: Went 2-for-4, 2 BB, RBI with a career-high four runs scored on July 22 at Florida.
- ON BASE: Reached base four times July 30 vs Cincinnati, going 1-for-2, SB with a career-high three walks.
- GET IT ON: Reached base safely in 10 straight games by either a hit or walk from July 29-August 8... Went 9-for-32 with seven walks.
- STREAK: Hit safely in seven straight games from September 4-11 going 10-for-26 (.421) 2 2B, 2 3B, HR, RBI, 3 BB.
- INSIDE THE PARK HR: Hit the Expos 25th inside the park HR on September 18 off Florida's Ricky Bones in 8th, driving in three runs... Was the first inside-the-park HR since Orlando Cabrera (7/21/98) vs Philadelphia.
Bergeron, a future candidate for the lead-off spot, showed his patience at the plate and flashed his quickness in his brief stint with the Expos after having his contract purchased on September 7 from the AAA Ottawa Lynx... Scored 12 runs in 12 starts in left field with the help of 11 hits (two doubles) and nine walks... Appeared in 16 games and batted second 11 times... Made his Major League debut the night of his call-up vs the Rockies and went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and two runs scored while reaching base four times... His first hit was a solid single in the 8th inning off Jerry Dipoto... Hit safely in his first four games from September 7-10, going 5-for-13 with three walks and four runs scored... Collected his first RBI on September 13 at L.A., grounding out to second base... Went 2-for-4 vs Kevin Brown on September 14 in a 3-0 win at Dodger Stadium... Scored three runs on October 2 at Philadelphia... After suffering through bouts of shoulder tendinitis most of the season, he underwent a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test on September 21 at Jupiter Medical Center... Underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder on October 6 at Montreal's St. Mary's Hospital... The surgery, which was performed by Dr. Larry Coughlin, showed a slight rotator cuff tear... Spent part of the offseason rehabilitating at the Expos Jupiter complex with strength and conditioning coordinator Sean Cunningham.
Bergeron started the season at AA Harrisburg where he batted .327 in 42 games... Moved up to AAA Ottawa on May 28 where he batted .314 in 58 games... Batted .322 (58-for-180) in 44 games as the Lynx lead-off man... Batted a combined .320 (114-for-356) in 100 games in the Minors... Was limited to pinch-hit and designated hitter duties from August 5-27 due to right shoulder tendinitis... Won the silver medal as a member of the U.S. team in the Pan-American Games in Winnipeg from July 25-August 2 along with Harrisburg's Milton Bradley... Harrisburg's Jeremy Ware was the other Expos representative, playing for team Canada... Batted .217 (5-for-23), double, RBI, four walks and a stolen base in the tournament... Played in the inaugural Future Stars Game at Fenway Park on July 11... The game, which was part of the All-Star Game festivities, featured the best young players in the game from North America vs the best players from the rest of the World... Walked in his only plate appearance... Joined five other Expos who made their debuts at the age of 21: Michael Barrett ('98) Jeremy Powell ('98), Javier Vazquez ('98), Ugueth Urbina ('95) and Rondell White ('93)... Vladimir Guerrero was 20 when he made his debut in September 1996.
Bergeron, who was named the Dodgers 11th-best prospect coming into the 1998 season by Baseball America
, was playing for the Dodgers AA team in San Antonio when he was traded to Montreal... Was the third youngest player at the Double-A All-Star game... Named Best Defensive Outfielder in Texas League by Baseball America
in mid-season managers poll... A line-drive hitter, was hitting .317 with eight homers, 54 RBIs and 33 stolen bases at the time of the trade... Joined Harrisburg and contributed to the Senators third consecutive Eastern League championship... Played in the Arizona Fall League... A polished bunter, had 44 infield hits among his 165 hits.
In 1997, played in South Atlantic League All-Star game.
In 1996 at Class A Yakima, finished first among outfielders with a .990 fielding percentage and was rated the best athlete and fastest runner drafted by the Dodgers by Baseball America
... Clocked at 3.61 to first base on a bunt and 3.96 on a ground ball.