Full name is Phillip (Phil) Joseph Nevin...married to wife Kristin...has three children: daughter Koral and sons
Tyler and Kyle...participated in the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 Padres' Winter Caravans...started at third base forTeam USA
during the 1992 Olympics, batting .219 with 2 home runs and 6 RBI during the tournament...had 3 hits, including a homer and 3 RBI
in a 10-9 win over Chinese Taipei...won the 1992 Golden Spikes Award as the nation's top amateur baseball player after batting .402
with 22 home runs and 86 RBI for Cal State Fullerton...was named MVP of the College World Series despite the fact the Titans lost
the championship game...also honored as the third baseman on The Sporting News All-American Team...batted .439 (25-57) in postseason
play during his Fullerton career, hitting safely in 15 of 16 games...additionally, lettered for three years as a place kicker on the
Fullerton football team...on September 23, 1989, kicked a game-tying field goal as time expired, lifting the Titans to a 41-41 tie with
San Diego State at then-Jack Murphy Stadium...the Aztecs were quarterbacked by Mark McGwire's younger brother Dan...graduated
from El Dorado High School in Placentia, CA, where he was a teammate of major leaguer Bret Boone...was originally drafted by
Los Angeles in the 3rd round of the 1989 June draft, but chose to attend Cal State Fullerton...signed by Astros scout Ross Sapp.
Split the 2006 season between Texas, the Cubs and Minnesota ... the Twins acquired Nevin August 31 from Chicago in exchange for Minor League pitcher Adam Harben . . . started the season with Texas and hit .278 with seven home runs in April with the Rangers . . . drove in a season-high five runs April 4 vs. Boston . . . hit just .139 in 21 games in May and was traded to the Cubs on May 31 in exchange for infielder Jerry Hairston Jr. ... hit a home run in his first at-bat back in the National League on June 3 at St. Louis . . . went on to hit six homers in June and drove in 11 . . . tied a season high with a five-game hitting streak from June 6-14 when he hit .409 (9-22) ... best month came in August when he hit .346 (18-52) in 22 games with the Cubs . . . recorded his first hit with the Twins on September 2 at New York . . . had his first multi-hit game (2-3) and rbi as a Twin, September 8 vs. Detroit . . . homered for the first time as a Twin September 24 at Baltimore.
Acquired by Texas from San Diego on July 30 in exchange for RHP Chan Ho Park...batted .237 with 12 home runs and 55 RBI in
102 games with the Padres and Rangers in 2005.
Texas: Batted .182 (18-99) with 3 home runs and 8 RBI in 29 games with Texas...was acquired by the Rangers on July 30, joining
the team that day in Toronto...made Rangers debut on July 31 at Toronto, going 0-4 in a start as designated hitter...doubled in the
first inning on August 3 vs. Tampa Bay to record first Texas hit...went 3-4 with HR, double, RBI and career-high 4 runs scored on
August 4 vs. Tampa Bay...was first American League homer since August 17, 1998 vs. Chicago (AL), while with the Angels...hit safely
in 7 straight games from August 3-9 after going 0-8 in first 2 games with the Rangers...went 8-62 (.129) in last 20 games...made
lone start in the field at first base on September 4 at Kansas City...struck out in only at-bat on September 11 vs. Oakland and was
ejected by home plate umpire Gary Darling...started 25 games as designated hitter and one at first base...started just 7 of last 38
games...was 1-3 as a pinch hitter for Texas.
San Diego: Batted .256 (72-281) with 11 doubles, 9 home runs and 47 RBI in 73 games for San Diego...appeared in 71 games at
first base and 2 as catcher...started final 2 games with the Padres at catcher, his first starts at the position since August 9, 1999 at
Montreal...hit .167 (7-42) over first 10 games in 2005...batted .302 (52-172) with 6 HR and 36 RBI over 45 games from April 16-June
5 to raise average to .276...recorded career-high 13-game hit streak from April 16-29...tallied exactly one hit in first 12 games of the
streak, becoming first major leaguer with one hit in 12 consecutive games since Richie Sexson from July 1-12, 2003...also recorded
a 12-game hit streak from May 24-June 5...hit .194 (13-67) in final 18 games with San Diego to lower average from .276 to
.256...recorded 1,000th career hit with a triple in the 6th inning on May 31 vs. Milwaukee...on the disabled list from June 26-July 17
with a strained oblique muscle in his left side...finished Padres career ranked among all-time franchise leaders in home runs (2nd,
156), slugging percentage (2nd, .503), RBI (3rd, 573), strikeouts (3rd, 669), hits (5th, 842), doubles (T5th, 158), batting average (6th,
.288), run scored (7th, 428), at-bats (7th, 2928), on-base percentage (8th, .359), walks (8th, 325) and games played (9th, 806).
Led the Padres in home runs (26) and RBI (105) while batting .289 (158-for-547) in 147 games... his 105 RBI ranked 12th in the National League... opened the season with his seventh career grand slam, and sixth with the Padres, April 5 at Los Angeles... tied a career-high with his sixth four-hit game (4-for-5) April 10 vs. San Francisco... had a season-high 10-game hitting streak (15-for-37; .405) from June 21-July 2... placed on the 15-day disabled list due to fraying of cartilage in his right knee July 5... activated from the 15-day disabled list on July 21... homered and drove in a season-high five August 23 at New York (NL)... batted .318 (34-for-107) with four home runs and 25 RBI, his most in any month, in August... legged out his only triple September 15 at Los Angeles, his first three-base hit since May 18, 2000... hit his team-leading 26th home run September 22 vs. Los Angeles... ranked ninth among NL leaders in batting average against lefties (.324; 55-for-170)... batted .310 (89-for-287) with 14 home runs and 65 RBI in 73 road games... walked 66 times, the second highest total of his career.
RUN PRODUCER: Notched his 100th RBI after driving in one September 15 at Los Angeles... tallied his third 100-RBI season becoming the first Padre to do so... his 105 RBI were the 11th highest single-season total in franchise history... drove in three and passed Nate Colbert for sole possession of third place on the Padres all-time RBI list August 6 vs. Pittsburgh with his 482nd as a Padre... finished the season with 527 as a Padre, trailing Dave Winfield by 100 RBI for second place among the club's all-time leaders.
MATINEE IDOL: Finished third among National League leaders in day-time batting average with a .390 (49-123) mark.
MULTIPLE MAN: Had two multi-homer games, the 10th and 11th of his career, July 2 vs. Kansas City and September 12 at Los Angeles... his second home run on July 2 tied him with Tony Gwynn for third place on the Padres all-time home run list with 135... finished the season with 147 as a Padre, seven behind Dave Winfield (154) for second place and 16 behind Nate Colbert (163) for first place.
BEHIND THE DISH: On August 15 at Cincinnati, replaced an injured Miguel Ojeda behind the plate for 4.0 innings... the stint marked his first appearance at catcher since August 9, 1999 at Montreal... became just the 13th Major Leaguer, and third active (B.J. Surhoff and Todd Zeile) to play 100 or more games each at catcher, first base and third base.
HIGHLIGHTS: Battled through an injury-plagued season, batting .285 with 12 home runs and 57
RBI...began the season as the Padres fi rst baseman (36 games, 36 starts), but shifted to third base (71 games, 71
starts) for good on May 27 vs. Colorado.
OH DOCTOR!!: Endured two trips to the disabled list...was placed on the 15-day DL on May 16 (retroactive to
May 12) with a strained left elbow, missing 14 games...returned to action as the Pa dres' third baseman because
of Sean Burroughs' injury, on May 27 vs. Colorado...played in three games before suffering a fractured left humerus while diving for a Todd Zeile infield single on May 29 vs. Colorado...was placed on the 15-day DL on May
31 (retroactive to May 30)...returned to action on July 12 vs. St. Louis after missing 35 games...despite winning
their first four games with out their three-time team MVP, the Pa dres'
record during Nevin's two DL stints was 17-33 (.340).
INJURY ANALYSIS: Likely suffered his first injury-a strained left
elbow-diving for a ball during the Padres' three-game series at
Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium, April 23-25...entered the se ries bat-
ting .397 (27-for-68) with four doubles, four home runs and 14 RBI in
19 games...plagued by injuries, hit .263 (89-for-339) with 12 doubles,
eight home runs and 43 RBI in 88 games thereafter...enjoyed a pre-injury
slugging percentage of .632...after the injury, slugging percentage
fell to .369.
HARDLY APRIL SHOWERS: Hit .358 with five doubles, four home
runs and 15 RBI in April...recorded 5 of 17 multi-RBI efforts in April...led
the team in batting, hits (34) and on-base percentage (.421)...tied for the
team lead in doubles, home runs and walks (11) with Ryan Klesko.
NEED A HERO: Blasted a game-ending solo homer to lead off
the ninth inning as the Padres nipped the Giants, 4-3, on April 15
at the Q...the game-winning long ball came off lefthander Jason
Christiansen...homered in back-to-back games, July 17-18, at Dodger
Stadium to trigger a Padres' two-game mini-sweep of their division
CLIMBING THE CHARTS: In only 4 seasons, has climbed into 4th
place on the Padres' all-time batting average list at .293 and into 5th place with 108 homers and 7th with 318
RBI...Nevin's .525 slugging percentage as a Padre tops the club's career list...his 108 doubles are 11th and his
289 runs scored are 12th.
SITUATIONAL SYNOPSIS: Batted .350 with six doubles, six home runs and 20 RBI in only 35 days games...hit
.252 (68-for-270) with 10 doubles, six home runs and 37 RBI in 72 night games...went 34-for-101 (.337) with five
home runs against left-handed pitching...at Qualcomm Stadium, batted .328 (66-for-201) with five homers and
CLEAN-UP RECAP: Batted only third (33 times) or fourth (74 times) for Bruce Bochy...hitting third, hit .376
(47-for-125) with five home runs and 19 RBI, as opposed to .245 (69-for-282) with seven homers and 38 RBI while
in the clean-up spot.
REHAB RENDEZVOUS: Played in a pair of games for Lake Elsinore of the Single-A California League, July
9-10, at High Desert (Brewers)...went 2-for-6 with a double, homer and 6 RBI during the 2-game stint.
OTHER NOTES: Recorded his 9th multi-homer game in an 11-inning win, July 31 at Wrigley Field...has 8 career
2-homer games, one 3-homer effort (October 6, 2001 vs. Colorado)...hit .258 (31-for-120) with 2 homers with
runners in scoring position, including 6-for-12 (.500) with the bags loaded...saw 1,712 pitches or an average of
3.8 pitches per plate appearance...8 of 12 home runs were of the solo variety...when putting the first pitch in play,
hit .383 (18-for-47)...7 of his 12 home runs came after the count reached 2 strikes...half of his 12 home runs came
after the 6th inning...recorded 4th career 4-hit game, August 27 at Houston, to match his career high.
Posted one of the most prolific offensive seasons in Padres history, earning his first career invitation to the All-Star Game and winning team MVP honors for the 3rd consecutive year...captured his 2nd straight team Triple Crown with a .306 batting average, 41 home runs (7th in the N.L.) and 126 RBI (tied for 7th in the N.L.)...his career-best home run and RBI totals rank as the 2nd-highest in club history, while his career-high .588 slugging percentage was 3rd-highest in a season by a Padre and 11th-best in the N.L. in 2001...led the club and set career highs in games played (149), hits (167) and on-base percentage (.388)...his 31 doubles led the club, while his career-best 97 runs scored were 2nd to only Ryan Klesko (105)...averaged a homer every 13.3 at-bats, tied for the 7th-best ratio in the N.L...averaged an RBI every 4.3 at-bats, tied for 5th in the league...72 of his 167 hits (43 percent) went for extra bases...posted career highs with 71 walks and 4 stolen bases.
With teammate Ryan Klesko, was named to the National League All-Star team by N.L. skipper Bobby Valentine...flew out to right field off Troy Percival in his only at-bat in the 8th inning of the N.L.'s 4-1 loss in the July 10 Mid-Summer Classic at Safeco Field in Seattle.
ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER MVP AWARD:
Named team MVP by the San Diego Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America for the 3rd consecutive season, a feat previously achieved by only Tony Gwynn (1986-88)...only Gwynn (7) has won as many or more team MVP honors in the Padres' 33-year history.
Led the club in batting (.306), home runs (41) and RBI (126) for the 2nd straight year...is one of 3 Padres to lead the club in all 3 Triple Crown categories, and all 3 did so in back-to-back seasons...Dave Winfield turned the trick in 1978 (.308-24-97) and 1979 (.308-34-118), and Terry Kennedy repeated the feat in 1982 (.295-21-97) and 1983 (.284-17-98).
CLIMBING THE CHARTS:
In only 3 seasons, has climbed into 5th place on the Padres' all-time home run list with 96 and into 9th place in club history with 318 RBI...Nevin's .556 slugging percentage as a Padre tops the club's career list...his 92 doubles are 16th and his 236 runs scored are tied for 19th.
Became the 3rd Padre to hit 40 homers in a season and the 2nd to top 120 RBI...only Greg Vaughn (50 in 1998) has hit more long balls in a season for San Diego, while only Ken Caminiti (130 in his 1996 MVP season) has driven in more runs in a season in club annals.
Batted .310 (92-for-297) with 21 homers and 72 RBI in 82 games before the All-Star break and .301 (75-for-249) with 20 homers and 54 RBI in 67 games after the break...homered at least once against 17 of 19 opponents, all except the Braves (4 at-bats) and the Mets (24 at-bats)...hit .344 in April, .308 in May, .294 in June, .315 in July, .302 in August and .273 in September/October...hit .312 with 22 homers with the bases empty, .300 with 19 long balls with runners on and .398 with 12 homers with men in scoring position.
Nevin (41) and Ryan Klesko (30) gave the Padres a pair of 30-homer men for only the 2nd time in club history...Ken Caminiti (40) and Steve Finley (30) turned the trick in 1996...the most homers in a season by a pair of Padres is 79 by Greg Vaughn (50) and Ken Caminiti (29) in 1998...Nevin (126) and Klesko (113) combined for 239 RBI, the most ever by 2 Padres teammates...the old mark was 225 by Ken Caminiti (130) and Steve Finely (95) in 1996...they are the 2nd pair of Padres to drive in 100 runs in the same season...the first was Fred McGriff (104) and Gary Sheffield (100) in '92.
In addition to 3 games with 2 home runs, enjoyed his first career 3-homer game in a 10-4 win October 6 vs. Colorado...Nevin went 3-for-4 with 6 RBI, hitting a grand slam off Scott Elarton in the first and solo shots off Elarton in the 6th and Chris Nichting in the 7th...the 3-homer game was the Padres' 6th all-time, their first-ever at Qualcomm Stadium...6 opponents have gone deep 3 times in a game at The Q: Lee May in 1973, Jim Wynn in 1974, Johnny Bench in 1980, Gary Carter in 1985, Glen Davis in 1987 and Andres Galarraga in 1995.
A GRAND TIME HAD BY ALL:
Set a club record and led the majors with 4 grand slams, running his Padres career total to 5, tying Nate Colbert's franchise record...no other Padre had hit more than 2 bases-loaded homers in a season...batted .524 (11-for-21) with 4 homers and 30 RBI with the bases loaded, 6th-best in the N.L. and best in all of baseball among players with at least 20 bases-loaded at-bats...his slams came June 14 vs. Oakland off Chad Bradford, July 28 at Milwaukee off Allen Levrault, September 27 at Colorado off Kane Davis and October 6 vs. Colorado off Scott Elarton.
Recorded a team-high 45 games with 2 or more hits: 29 games with 2 hits, 14 games with 3 hits and a pair of 4-hit efforts...his 16 games with 3 or more hits were 8th-most in the N.L...led the club with 33 multi-RBI efforts: 18 games with 2 RBI, 8 games with 3, 2 games with 4, 3 games with 5, one with 6 (October 6 at Colorado) and one with a career-high 7 (September 27 at Colorado).
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Was honored as the first N.L. Player of the Week of 2001 (for the week of April 2-8)...he hit safely in each of San Diego's first 6 games, batting .440 (11-for-25) with 4 doubles, 3 homers, 10 RBI, a .960 slugging percentage and a .517 on-base percentage...Nevin slugged decisive 3-run homers in the Padres' wins April 7 and April 8 in Colorado...went on to hit safely in each of the club's first 7 games, going 12-for-28 (.429) with 5 doubles, 3 homers and 10 RBI...after hitting safely in his last 4 games of 2000, the season-opening streak gave him a career-best 11-game tear over 2 seasons...Nevin had been honored as N.L. Player of the Week once before, for the week of May 15-21, 2000.
Of his 41 homers and 126 RBI, 8 homers (19.5 percent) and 29 RBI (23 percent) came in 71 at-bats against the Rockies...hit 5 homers and drove in 22 runs in 10 games at Coors Field, including a career-best 7-RBI game September 27...helped the Padres to their first-ever 3 game sweep in Denver, going 6-for-13 with 2 doubles, 2 homers, 9 RBI and 5 runs scored in the 3 games April 6-8...hit a 3-run homer off John Wasdin in the 6th to erase a 9-8 deficit in a 14-10 win on April 7...slammed a 3-run shot to snap a 3-3 tie in the 6th off Craig Dingman in an 11-3 win the following day...hit 3 homers and knocked in 6 runs October 6 vs. Colorado.
SUCCESS THE AMERICAN WAY:
Hit .404 (23-for-57) with 8 home runs and 18 RBI in 15 interleague games against the A.L. West...among all major leaguers, ranked 5th in interleague batting, tied for 2nd with Tampa Bay's Fred McGriff in home runs (behind Cleveland's Jim Thome, 10) and tied for 6th in RBI.
His 147 strikeouts were 2nd-most ever by a Padre, 3 shy of Nate Colbert's 1970 club mark...batted .329 (51-for-155) with 12 doubles, 9 homers and 27 RBI off lefthanders (8th-best in the N.L.) and .297 (116-for-391) with 19 doubles, 32 homers and 99 RBI off righties...hit .306 (81-for-265) with 19 homers and 55 RBI at home and .306 (86-for-281) with 22 homers and 71 RBI on the road...batted .469 (23-for-49) with 6 homers when hitting the first pitch, 2nd to only Cincinnati's Ken Griffey Jr. (27-for-52, .519) in the N.L...led the N.L. with a .394 batting average in day games...in the majors, only Cleveland's Juan Gonzalez (.397) hit for a higher average during the day...saw 4.06 pitches per plate appearance, 8th-most in the N.L...had 31 go-ahead RBI, tied for 9th-most in the N.L., and 16 game-winning RBI, tied for 6th in the league.
MORE 2001 NOTES:
Hit his 100th career double April 14 vs. Los Angeles...went 3-for-5 with a homer, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored April 24 vs. Philadelphia and finished the 4-game series 9-for-17 doubles, a homer, 4 RBI and 4 runs scored...had at least 2 hits in each of the 4 games...went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored in an 8-1 win April 28 vs. Pittsburgh...the next afternoon, went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer, 3 RBI and 3 runs scored as the Padres won 6-1...homered for the 3rd straight game and knocked in 4 May 1 at Chicago, giving him 3 homers and 10 RBI in 3 games April 28-29 and May 1...slugged a one-out grand slam off Chad Bradford in the bottom of the 8th to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 6-4 win June 14 vs. Oakland...finished the day 2-for-4 with 5 RBI, also slugging a solo homer in the 7th...went 4-for-5 with a homer, 3 RBI and a run scored in an 11-9 win June 17 vs. Seattle...finished 3-for-5 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI in a 9-6 win June 22 at Los Angeles...trailing 9-8 with 2 outs in the 9th, delivered a game-tying RBI single off Jose Jimenez June 27 at Colorado...the Padres lost 10-9 in the bottom of the inning...posted his 3rd career 4-hit game, his 2nd of 2001, July 17 Anaheim...finished 4-for-5 with a run scored in the 8-7 loss...provided all the offense in a 2-0 win vs. Cincinnati on August 4...hit a solo home run in the 5th and an RBI single in the 6th.
ON THE DEFENSIVE:
Recorded a .930 fielding percentage in 145 games (144 starts) at third base, charged with 27 errors in 387 total chances...his 27 errors were most by any major league third baseman, although he made only 8 miscues after the All-Star break...posted a .906 fielding percentage in his first 77 games at third base (through July 6) and a .956 fielding percentage (8 errors in 182 total chances) in his final 68.
Agreed to a 4-year contract extension through the 2006 season on November 15.
The first overall pick in the 1992 draft, Nevin has emerged as one of the most productive third basemen in the game in 3 Padres seasons, the only player in all of baseball to improve his batting average, home run total and RBI total every season since 1998...after batting .230 (176-for-764) with 27 home runs and 94 RBI in 253 games over parts of 4 major league seasons with the Astros, Tigers and Angels, Nevin has hit .295 (433-for-1,467) with 96 homers and 318 RBI in 420 games the last 3 years for San Diego, earning team MVP honors as selected by the San Diego chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in each of the 3 seasons...he has averaged 32 homers and 106 RBI the last 3 years.
In his first full season as a major league regular, earned Padres team MVP honors for the 2nd consecutive season...led the club with a .303 batting average, 34 doubles, 31 home runs, 107 RBI and a .543 slugging percentage in 143 games...among N.L. third basemen, only Colorado's Jeff Cirillo (115) and Atlanta's Chipper Jones (111) drove in more runs...ranked 4th in the National League with a .685 slugging percentage against left-handed pitching, while his road batting average (.348) ranked 5th in the N.L.
31 HOMERS, 107 RBI:
Reached the 30-homer plateau August 31 at Chicago, 2 days after hitting the 100-RBI mark at Wrigley Field...his 31 homers tied Fred McGriff (1991) for 9th-most in a season in Padres history (before he surpassed the total in 2001), while his 107 RBI were 7th-most (before he and Ryan Klesko both surpassed the total in 2001).
Named team MVP by the San Diego Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America for the 2nd consecutive season...only 3 other players had previously won back-to-back team MVP awards (Randy Jones in 1975-76, Dave Winfield in 1978-79 and Tony Gwynn in 1986-88 and 1994-95).
PEAKS AND VALLEYS:
Batted .347 with 12 homers and 37 RBI in 45 games through May 24...hit .180 (24-for-133) with 4 homers and 23 RBI in his next 33 games through July 2, dropping his average to a season-low .273...batted .364 (71-for-195) with 14 homers and 44 RBI in his next 51 games through August 31 before managing just a .233 average, a homer and 3 RBI in his final 14 games starting September 1, battling a strained abdominal muscle much of that time...his .346 average (74-for-214) after the All-Star break was 9th-best in all of baseball.
Went 3-for-4 in San Diego's 2-1 Opening Day loss to the Mets at Shea Stadium, providing San Diego's first hit and first run of the season with a leadoff homer off Al Leiter in the 2nd...hit .417 (10-for-24) with 2 homers and 5 RBI on the club's season-opening 6-game trip to New York and Montreal, and hit safely in each of the club's first 8 games at a .364 clip (12-for-33).
Reached base safely via hit or walk in 49 consecutive games July 3-August 29...hit .360 (67-for-186) with 14 doubles, 13 home runs and 40 RBI during the 49-game run, recording a .484 on-base percentage...the 49-game streak was 4 games shy of Shawn Green's major league season high of 53.
Became the 27th player (the 14th Padre) to reach the 2nd deck in left field at Qualcomm Stadium with a 411-foot 2-run home run off the Mets' Pat Mahomes in a 16-1 win on August 22...when John Mabry followed 3 pitches later with the first ever Loge Launch to right, the pair had teamed for the first back-to-back Loge Launches in stadium history.
Wearing the Padres' camouflage uniform for Military Opening Day, homered twice and drove in 3 runs in a 5-4 loss to Arizona April 13 at The Q...Nevin's jersey was donated to the Baseball Hall of Fame, where it is displayed in a Baseball and the Military exhibit...was 3-for-4 with 2 homers and 5 RBI in a 7-3 win at Florida on May 16...went 2-for-4 with a 7th-inning grand slam off Kevin McGlinchy and a career-best 6 RBI in an 11-7 win at Atlanta on May 19...drove in 6 runs in the final 2 innings in an 8-2 win August 28 at Chicago...hit a 3-run homer to snap a 2-2 tie in the 8th, then drilled a 3-run double in the 9th...went 4-for-5 with his 30th homer and 4 RBI in an 11-5 win at Wrigley Field on August 31, his first career 4-hit game...finished the 4-game set 9-for-18 with 3 homers and 12 RBI.
MORE 2000 HIGHLIGHTS:
Named National League Player of the Week for the first time in his career for the week of May 15-21 after going 14-for-21 (.667) with 4 homers and 14 RBI in 6 games at Florida and Atlanta...posted multi hits in each contest...slammed a 3-run homer off Dustin Hermanson with 2 outs in the bottom of the 8th to give the Padres a 4-2 win over the Expos on May 27...drove in San Diego's only runs off Randy Johnson in a 3-2 loss June 19 at Arizona...hit a solo homer in the 3rd and an RBI double in the 5th...doubled home 2 runs in the first in a 4-1 win over the Mariners July 15 at The Q...hit his 2nd game-winning home run in as many games July 31 as the Padres topped the Phillies 4-1 at The Q...broke a scoreless tie with an opposite-field 2-run shot off Bruce Chen with 2 outs in the 6th...the day before, hit a tie-breaking homer in the 9th to complete a 9-8 comeback win in Pittsburgh...missed 13 games September 7-21 due to a lower abdominal strain...did not collect an extra-base hit or an RBI in his final 8 games after returning to the lineup.
Led the club with 25 multiple-RBI games, including 7 games with 3 RBI, 3 games with 4 RBI, a 5-RBI game and a pair of then career-best 6-RBI efforts...trailed only Eric Owens on the club with 45 multi-hit games, including 13 games with 3 hits and a 4-hit night...homered twice in a game on 2 occasions (April 13 vs. Arizona and May 16 at Florida).
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Ranked 5th in the National League with a .348 road average...added 18 homers and 62 RBI in 71 games away from home...hit .256 with 13 homers and 45 RBI in 72 games at Qualcomm Stadium...hit .342 with 13 homers and 35 RBI in 146 at-bats off lefthanders and .288 with 18 homers and 72 RBI in 392 at-bats of righthanders...his 13 homers off lefties led the N.L...went 7-for-15 (.467) with 2 doubles and a home run when batting with the bases loaded...of his 31 homers, 12 were hit to the opposite field, 4 went to center field and 15 to left...his .394 average (41-for-104) in August was 2nd-best in baseball behind only Colorado's Todd Helton (.476)...drove in 29 runs in August, the 2nd-highest monthly total of his career...registered 31 RBI in August of 1999...posted a .929 fielding percentage at third base, committing 26 errors in 364 total chances.
After being acquired from Anaheim during the final week of Spring Training, posted then career highs in virtually every offensive category, including 24 home runs and a team-leading 85 RBI in 128 games to earn Padres Most Valuable Player honors from the San Diego chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America...took over the everyday third base job and moved into the clean-up spot for good on August 1 and responded by batting .288 (63-for-219) with 17 doubles, 12 home runs and 47 RBI in 59 games the rest of the way...tied Reggie Sanders for the club lead with a .527 slugging percentage, and ranked 2nd to Sanders in homers and extra-base hits (51)...made 67 appearances (62 starts) at third base in addition to 31 games (20 starts) behind the plate, 11 games (10 starts) at first base, 9 games (5 starts) in right field and 5 games in left...signed a 2-year contract with an option for 2002 on September 7.
FIRST AT THIRD:
In 67 games (62 starts) at third base, Nevin hit .285 (65-for-228) with 17 doubles, 13 homers and 48 RBI...all other San Diego third basemen combined to hit .240 (87-for-362) with 14 doubles, 8 homers and 42 RBI in 100 starts...Nevin averaged a homer every 17.5 at-bats and an RBI every 4.8 at-bats, while other third baseman averaged a long ball every 45.2 AB's and an RBI every 8.6 for the Padres.
CLEANING UP HIS ACT:
Nevin hit .291 (78-for-268) with 19 doubles, 18 homers and 65 RBI in 72 games as the Padres' clean-up hitter...he averaged a home run every 14.9 at-bats and an RBI every 4.1 at-bats when batting 4th...all other Padres clean-up hitters combined to bat .254 (85-for-334) with 17 doubles, a triple, 13 homers and 50 RBI in 90 games...other No. 4 hitters averaged a long ball every 25.7 at-bats and an RBI every 6.7 at-bats.
A TALE OF TWO SEASONS:
Hit .231 (28-for-121) with 8 doubles, 8 homers and 22 RBI in 51 games (27 starts) through the end of June before exploding to hit .286 (75-for-262) with 19 doubles, 16 homers and 63 RBI in 77 games the rest of the way...in 39 games between August 1 and September 10, batted .320 (47-for-147) with 10 doubles, 12 home runs and 40 RBI, lifting his average to .280 from .244...hit .306 (34-for-111) with 8 doubles, 10 homers and 31 RBI in 30 August contests.
Snapped a 3-3 tie with a 2-run single in the 7th, as the Padres topped the Giants, 6-3 September 19...went 3-for-4 with a homer and 4 RBI in a 7-6 win August 15 vs. Florida...hit a 3-run shot in the first, as the Padres raced out to a 6-0 lead through 4 innings...snapped a 1-1 tie with a 2-run single to ignite a 5-run 8th, as the Padres topped Texas 6-2 July 11 at The Q...capped a 3-run 8th with a 2-out RBI single to give the Padres a 4-3 win over the Braves May 7 at The Q...gave the Padres a short-lived 3-2 lead over the Mets with his 2nd RBI double of the night in the 8th inning April 28 at Shea...New York came back to win with 2 in the bottom of the 9th...drove in Reggie Sanders with a tie-breaking pinch-hit double in the bottom of the 8th, lifting San Diego to a 4-3 win over the Dodgers in the rubber game of a 3-game set April 18 at The Q.
Batted .600 (6-for-10) with 12 RBI with the bases loaded, 3rd in the majors behind Fernando Tatis of the Cardinals (.692, 9-for-13) and Ellis Burks of the Giants (.625, 5-for-8)...hit .303 (36-for-119) with men in scoring position and .304 (55-for-181) with men on base...hit 8 of his homers from the 7th inning on...went 6-for-20 (.300) with a double, 2 homers and 8 RBI as a pinch hitter...hit pinch homers in the 9th inning July 2 at Colorado off Dave Wainhouse and in the 9th inning July 23 at Houston (in the completion of the June 13 suspended game) off Billy Wagner.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Led the club with 24 multiple-RBI games, including 4 games with 3 RBI, 2 games with 4 RBI and a 5-RBI game September 10 vs. Montreal to match Reggie Sanders' June 30 team season high...batted .413 (19-for-46) with 5 homers when hitting the first pitch...batted .293 (54-for-184) with 12 homers and 48 RBI in 62 games at Qualcomm Stadium and .246 (49-for-199) with 12 homers and 37 RBI in 66 road games...posted a .982 fielding percentage in 67 games at third base, committing 3 errors in 170 chances...did not commit a miscue in his final 40 games at third...appeared in 31 games (20 starts) at catcher...Padres pitchers posted a 4.89 ERA (102 ER/287.2 IP) with Nevin behind the plate...caught 5 of 19 potential base stealers (26.3 percent).
MORE '99 HIGHLIGHTS:
Went 2-for-4 with a pair of homers and a then career-high 5 RBI in a 10-3 win over the Expos, September 10 at Qualcomm Stadium..slammed a 3-run homer to ignite a 6-run first inning in a 7-3 win over the Cubs August 31 at The Q, one of 3 first-inning 3-run homers he hit in 1999...a day after going 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and 4 RBI vs. Florida, broke up an Octavio Dotel no-hit bid and erased a 2-0 deficit with a 3-run homer in the 7th August 16 vs. New York...had 14 RBI in 10 games (24 at-bats) July 2-16...went 4-for-9 (.444) with 3 homers, 6 RBI and 5 runs in a 4-game set at Colorado July 2-4...opened the season on the 15-Day Disabled List with a strained left hamstring suffered in Spring Training...made his Padres debut with a pinch-hit single April 17 vs. Los Angeles...hit .333 (8-for-24) with 3 doubles, 3 homers and 9 RBI in 10 April contests.
In his lone season with the Angels and his first full major league campaign, Nevin batted .228 with 8 homers and 27 RBI in 75 games...hit safely in 41 of the 72 games in which he batted, including a 3-hit game and 11 two-hit efforts...posted 8 multi-RBI contests, including a 3-RBI performance April 2 vs. New York...recorded a .989 fielding percentage (5 throwing errors in 436 total chances) in 69 games (64 starts) behind the plate...gunned down 18 of 72 runners attempting to steal (25 percent)...led A.L. catchers with 20 passed balls...matched his then-career high with 3 hits (4th time) June 5 vs. Colorado...was ejected from 2 games: June 2 at Kansas City for charging the mound in the 7th inning after being hit by a pitch for the 2nd time in the game (Chris Haney, then Jim Pittsley) and July 9 at Seattle by home plate umpire Larry Barnett, following a called 3rd strike in the 6th inning...served a 3-game suspension June 12-14 after the June 2 ejection...went 7-for-19 (.368) during a season-best 5-game hitting streak June 18-27.
Opened his final season in the Tigers chain on a rehab assignment at Single-A Lakeland due to a sprained left wrist, the only time in his career he played below Double-A...after going 5-for-9 with a double, a homer and 4 RBI in 3 games, was transferred to Triple-A Toledo for 5 games...was reinstated by the Tigers on April 16 and went on to play in 93 games...appeared in 39 games in left field, 17 at third base, 7 at first base and one behind the plate...started 18 games as DH...went 8-for-16 (.500) with 6 RBI as a pinch hitter...his 8 pinch hits were the most by a Detroit player since Larry Herndon in 1987...came off the bench to slug a pinch-hit 2-run homer off Jesse Orosco to give the Tigers a 5-3, 10-inning win September 19 at Baltimore...the homer was his 3rd in as many games...hit in 8 straight (12-for-27, .444) June 17-28...posted 4-RBI games June 28 at Boston and September 18 at New York.
Recalled by the Tigers on August 3 after batting .294 with 24 homers and 69 RBI in 98 games at Double-A Jacksonville...appeared behind the plate for the first time since high school, catching 62 games for Jacksonville...debuted at catcher in the majors August 4 vs. Seattle...made his first start at catcher August 20 vs. Chicago...hit in 10 straight August 29-September 7...homered twice in a game for the first time in his M.L. career September 21 at Milwaukee...at Jacksonville, caught 62 games, made 12 appearances at third base and 11 in the outfield...led the Southern League with a home run every 14.33 at-bats...ranked 4th in the league with a .561 slugging percentage and was 10th with a .294 batting average...batted .379 in May...homered twice in a game 2 times: April 26 vs. Knoxville and June 18 vs. Orlando.
After opening the year at Triple-A Tucson, got his first taste of the major leagues in 18 games with the Astros...debuted with a 1-for-5 effort June 11 vs. Cincinnati...was dealt to the Tigers August 15, and split the remainder of the season between Triple-A Toledo and Detroit...September 3 vs. Cleveland, clubbed his first M.L. home run off the Indians' Albie Lopez...hit in 7 straight, September 23-29, going 9-for-25 (.360).
Spent his 2nd consecutive full season at Tucson, ranking among team leaders with 12 homers and 79 RBI in 188 games...hit in 15 straight April 22-May 8, batting .404.
After spending the summer of 1992 with the U.S. Olympic Team in Barcelona, Spain, made his pro debut at Triple-A Tucson and hit .400 with 29 RBI in August...was selected by the Houston Astros with the first overall pick in the 1992 Free Agent Amateur draft after an All-American career at Cal State-Fullerton...among the players who followed Nevin in the first round of the '92 draft were Derek Jeter (6th overall pick by New York), Jason Kendall (23rd overall by Pittsburgh) and Charles Johnson (28th overall by Florida).