Is a 1994 graduate
of Central High School in Miami, Fla....is married to Candida, with two children, Rachel and Ronnie, Jr.
Played in 82 games with the Dodgers and hit .216 (35-for-162)
with 10 doubles, 2HR and 19RBI...committed just three errors in 36 total chances combined at the first, second and third-base
Batted .277 with 10 homers and 39 RBI in a combined 110 games with Los Angeles and Washington...Was acquired from the Nationals on August 30 in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Luis Garcia and a player to be
named (minor league left-hander Victor Garate)...Batted .351 (27-for-77) with seven doubles, five homers and 17 RBI in 24 games with the Dodgers...started 19 games, including
nine at third base and 10 at second base...His pinch-hit RBI single on October 3 vs. Colorado in the seventh inning gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead and proved to be the gamewinning
RBI in the 5-0 win that clinched the Dodgers' National League West Division championship...Started all eight postseason games at second base, hitting .300 (9-for-30) overall and .316 (6-for-19) in the NLCS against the
Phillies...Did not start the club's last six regular-season games due to a strained left groin...his only appearance in that stretch was that
game-winning pinch-hit on October 3 vs. Colorado...Led the Dodgers in September/October with a .356 average (26-for-73), a .405 on-base percentage and a .616 slugging percentage...
ranked second with 16 RBI, three behind Andre Ethier...Homered in his first plate appearance as a Dodger on August 31 vs. Arizona, a solo shot in the second inning off Doug Davis...
became the fourth Dodger to homer in his first plate appearance, the first since Garey Ingram on May 19, 1994 at Colorado...also
Jose Offerman on August 19, 1990 vs. Montreal and Dusty Baker on April 9, 1976 at San Francisco...Went 1-for-3 (.333) as a pinch-hitter with the Dodgers and batted .257 (9-for-35) with a homer and seven RBI in 39 pinch-hitting
appearances overall...Hit his fourth career grand slam on September 19 vs. San Francisco...was part of a five-run first inning that gave the Dodgers a 5-1
lead en route to a 12-1 victory...Batted .355 (49-for-138) in his final 48 games since the start of August...With Washington, batted .246 with five homers and 22 RBI in 86 games...started only 39 games, including 36 at second base,
two at third base, and one at first base...Was the club's Opening Day second baseman on April 6 at Florida...Batted .361 (22-for-61) with 13 RBI in his final 24 games (14 starts) with the Nationals beginning August 2...Hit his third career grand slam on August 22 vs. Milwaukee
In 11th big league season, provided power and patience in Nationals lineup, despite missing nearly 2 months with
injuries...set career highs with .473 slugging and .372 on-base percentages...hammered 11 home runs in 96 games
(296 at bats)...ratio of 26.9 at bats-per-home run ranked 2nd among Nationals (Elijah Dukes, 21.2)...33 of 85 hits
went for extra bases...drew 37 walks, his highest single-season total since earning 60 free passes with CLE in 2004...
hit game-ending 2-run shot off George Sherrill with 2 outs and 2 strikes in 12th inning, erasing a 2-1 deficit, June 29
vs. BAL...not only salvaged a 3-3 split of the 3rd annual Battle of the Beltways series, but became first DC-based big
leaguer to hit a game-ending homer in the 12th inning or later since June 28, 1970 at RFK, when Senators pinch hitter
Rick Reichardt hit a 2-run homer off BAL's Eddie Watt, also in the 12th inning...led Nationals with .353 batting average
and .423 on-base percentage in season's 2nd half...notched single-month career-best 36 hits in August, hitting .391
with .429 OBP for the month...went on DL and missed 23 games from May 16-June 10 with left calf strain...season
ended prematurely by right-groin strain sustained on September 4 at ATL.
Game-By-Game Highlights: Blasted go-ahead 2-run homer off Scott Olsen, May 11 vs. FLA...in first game following
3-week stint on DL, blasted 2 homers in 7-6 win, June 10 at PIT...became first player to hit 2 homers in first game after
DL stint since SFG's Lance Niekro did so May 30, 2006 at FLA...notched 2nd career grand slam off Mark Hendrickson
to break open 9-6 win, July 1 at FLA...went 3-for-5 with a double, 2 home runs and 5 RBI in 10-0 win, July 11 vs. HOU...
went 4-for-4 with double and RBI, August 19 at PHI...notched 4 hits, including homer, August 22 at CHI...laced pinch-hit
RBI-single in 8th inning to snap 6-6 tie in eventual 9-7 win, September 3 vs. PHI.
In minor leagues: While rehabbing left calf strain, appeared in 3 games with Double-A Harrisburg, June 6-8, and one
game with Single-A Potomac on June 9.
After signing with Washington late in the off-season (February 18), batted .290 (148-for-511) with 35 doubles, 11
homers and 58 RBI in 147 games...earned roster spot despite entering camp as a non-roster invitee...ranked 2nd in
batting average among Nationals behind only Dmitri Young (.320)...solid play and team-first attitude earned a 2-year
contract extension, which was signed on July 23, through the 2009 season...entered 2007 primarily as a right-handed
bat off the bench, but became Manny Acta's regular 2B after injuries to Cristian Guzman (which in turn shifted Felipe
Lopez back to SS)...started 113 games at 2B, but also started games at SS (4), 1B (4) and 3B (1)...ranked 2nd among
National League 2B with a .989 fielding percentage (6 errors in 569 total chances)...made just one miscue in 77 games
(69 starts) from May 15-September 2...with 35, posted 30 or more doubles for 7th time in 8 seasons...was one of just
5 National League 2B to post 30 or more doubles (also Dan Uggla, Chase Utley, Freddy Sanchez and Jeff Kent)...
ranked 10th in the NL by hitting .251 after count reached 2 strikes...tied for 3rd among Nationals with 6 game-winning
RBI...with injury to Guzman, started 28 of Washington's first 29 games, all at 2B...hit safely in first 9 starts at a .400
(14-for-35) clip...batted .307 in 25 April contests...played regularly again while Guzman was on the DL from June 25
to the season's final week...hit .330 in 27 games in September...set a Nationals record with 36 hits in September...
notched 20 RBI in a 30-game stretch, June 30-August 4...16 RBI from September 8 until season's end tied Austin
Kearns for the club lead in that span...collected at least one RBI in a career high-tying 5 straight games, July 31-
August 4...went 4-for-18 (.222) with 4 RBI and a walk in 19 pinch-hitting appearances...hit .329 (46-for-140) against
opposing lefthanders...struck out just 72 times in 557 plate appearances, or once every 7.7 plate appearances...
recorded a team-leading 17 games with 3-plus hits, including a trio of 4-hit efforts...hit .419 with 8 doubles, 2 home
runs and 10 RBI during a season-best 11-game hitting streak, July 4-18...also hit safely in 10 straight games at a
.349 (15-for-43) clip with 3 doubles, 2 homers and 5 RBI, September 4-15...batted .313 (72-for-230) with runners on
base and .324 (11-for-34) in 16 interleague contests...posted 13 RBI in 17 games against NYM...on April 18 vs. PHI,
recorded 12 assists at 2B...prior to April 18, the last big league 2B to notch 12 or more assists in a single game was
Mark Loretta (13), May 7, 2003.
Game-By-Game Highlights: In first start against STL since helping the Cards win the '06 World Series, went 4-for-5
and hit a game-winning 2-run homer in a 7-2 win, May 27 at STL...accounted for game-ending RBI in 4-3 win, June 1
vs. SDP, via pinch-hit opposite-field RBI single...went 4-for-5 with a double and homer, July 6 vs. MIL...with pinch-hit 3-
run double on July 8 vs. MIL, became the first National to record at least 3 RBI in a single pinch-hit at-bat since Terrmel
Sledge legged out a pinch triple with the bases loaded, April 13, 2005 at ATL...2-run shot, August 23 at HOU off Juan
Gutierrez, capped 5-run first inning en route to 7-6 victory...broke up John Smoltz's no-hit bid with clean, opposite-field
single to lead off 8th inning, September 7 at ATL...hit game-winning 3-run homer off John Maine in eventual 9-8 win
vs. NYM, Sept. 18...doubled twice and notched 3 RBI, September 24 at NYM.
Helped STL to its first World Series Championship since 1982, starting 14 of 16 post-season games at 2B after being acquired from CLE in exchange for INF Hector Luna, July 30...hit a combined .272 with 30 doubles, 13 homers and 67
RBI in 147 games for the 2 clubs...was hitting .291 with 21 doubles, 8 homers and 44 RBI in 93 games with CLE at the
time of the trade...hit .320 with 18 RBI in 26 games in June for the Tribe...batted just .237 in 54 regular-season games
with STL...hit .321 with 4 homers and 10 RBI during a career-best 14-game hitting streak June 25-July 9.
Game-By-Game Highlights: Launched 4 homers in a 7-game span, June 27-July 4...posted a season-best 4 RBI
on 4 occasions: June 1 vs. CWS, June 11 at CWS, July 4 vs. NYY and September 11 vs. HOU...with his RBI double
September 29 vs. MIL, reached the 30-double plateau for the for the 6th time in 7 seasons, including 4 straight.
In the postseason: Hit .240 (12-for-50) with 4 RBI and 2 steals in 14 games in first career post-season experience...went
combined 12-for-38 (.316) in the NLDS and NLCS, but went hitless in 12 World Series at-bats vs. DET.
Has developed into one of the American League's best second baseman in his 2nd season with the Indians as
he continues to establish himself as one of the most consistent and underrated members of the club...Collected
career-highs in homers (17) and RBI (78) as he finished 3rd among AL second basemen in RBI and doubles (36)
and 4th in home runs...Overall he made 139 starts at second base for Eric Wedge and compiled the 5th best fielding % at .981 (683TC, 13E)...His 683 total chances were 3rd in the AL at second base behind Soriano (753) and Hudson (699)...Homered
in 3 straight games from April 21-23 (2nd time career) and hit a career-high 3 doubles on August 12 vs. TB (5th
time)...Had a season-high 4RBI two times, last on Sept. 14 vs. Oakland (3-run HR off Zito)...His other 4RBI game
came on August 25 at Tampa Bay after hitting his first career grand slam in his 872nd career game (off Travis
Harper)...Missed 4 games, Sept. 16-19, with a right abdominal injury...Hit in a season-high 9 straight games from April 20-30...From May 16 thru the end of the season he hit .295 (124-421) with 11HR & 63 RBI...Went 121 at bats/33 games from June 12-July 21 w/o a HR...Hit .292 (74-253) in the
6th spot in the order and .274 (68-248) with runners on base...Started in every spot in the order except clean-up...
Hit .280 or higher in every month of the season but August (.255) and hit .299 (29-97) in Sept/Oct... Hit .324 (34-
105) on the first pitch and .280 (49-175) after the 7th inning...Option for 2006 was exercised on November 3.
Enjoyed a fine season from an offensive standpoint, stabilizing the second base position after the club experienced
inconsistency at the position in 2003...Amassed career-highs in hits (169), doubles (48) and RBI (70) and also
set a new career-high w/12HR...Finished 2nd in the American League with 48 doubles, which represented the
highest total by an Indian since Albert Belle's 52 in 1995.
His .282 batting average at 2nd base led all AL second basemen...His 167 hits ranked 2nd and his 69 RBI placed
4th among league 2B...Earned his first trip to the All-Star Game after hitting .304 (103-339) in the first half with
5HR & 37 RBI in 84 games (was voted in by players)...Was 0-1 in the game in Houston, TX.
Got off to a torrid start, hitting .417 (35-84) w/11RBI in 22 games and was among the leaders in AL batting average
throughout the month... In the last 30 years only 3 Indians reached 50 hits faster than Ron Belliard's 35 games
in terms of team games played (Lofton in 1994, Gonzalez in 2001 and Harrah in 1982)...Hit in 13 straight games
to equal a career-high from July 30-August 12 (.353, 18-51, 4RBI)...Hit his first homer on June 4 at Anaheim off
Francisco Rodriguez, his first HR since 9/27/03 at SD (205AB w/o HR)...Had his 6th career HR to lead off a game
on June 21 at Chicago-AL (2x in 2004).
Had three doubles in a game twice to equal a career-high (4/19 vs. DET, 7/30 @KC)...Also had two 4-hit games
(4/6 @MIN, 6/16 vs. COL)...Homered in 3 straight games from June 21-23 at Chicago-AL for the first time in his
career...Six of his 12 HR this year were vs. CWS...Hit .294 (32-109) in June w/4HR & 18RBI in 26 games.
Enjoyed a solid defensive season, appearing in 151 games at second base, making 148 starts...Compiled a fielding
% of .981 (719TC, 14E), the 7th best fielding % among regular AL second basemen...Was 3rd in the AL in total
chances...Had a 36-game errorless streak from May 9-June 21...Made 1GS at DH...Cooled off in September after
hitting .308 (33-107) with 3HR & 15RBI in August...Hit .172 (15-87) in Sept/Oct. w/9RBI in 24 games to lower
his average from .301 to .282...Missed several games in September with a cold and dizziness...Over his last 4
games he was 7 for 17 (.412)...Was 0 for 21, 9/16-9/22.
Hit .303 (67-221) batting lead off w/20 2B, 7HR & 23 RBI in 51 appearances at the top of the order...His .384
leadoff on-base % was 3rd among AL leadoff hitters...Hit .287 (102-355) with no one on base...Hit .314 (27-86)
when hitting in the 7th spot in the order...Avoided arbitration and signed a 1-year contract on December 20 w/
a club option for 2006,
Was signed as a minor league free agent by Colorado on 1/17/03 after being non-tendered by Milwaukee
on 12/20 and became the first non-roster invitee in franchise history to start on Opening Day, getting the nod at
second base on 4/1 at Houston...All of his action this year came at 2B (113G) where he finished with a .973 fielding
% while committing a team-high 15 errors...Went 5-for-5 w/2 2Bs and 4RS on 5/29 vs. LA...The 5 hits set a career
high and fell one shy of tying the franchise record of 6 set by Andres Galarraga on 7/3/95 vs. Houston...It was
the 14th time a Rockies player has recorded 5 hits in a game, last done by Juan Pierre on 9/21/02 vs. Arizona...
Belliard's 4RS were a career best and tied the club season high...On 6/1 at SF, Ronnie sprained his right ankle
while trying to stretch a single into a double in the 6th inning...Was placed on the 15-day DL on 6/3 (retro to 6/2)
and later rehabbed at AAA Colorado Springs...Was returned from his rehab assignment and activated off the DL
6/23...His batting average stood at .318 as the month of July commenced but would see that slide to .270 by the
end of August after going 40-181 (.221)...Batted .234 July and .212 August...Belted his fifth career leadoff home
run on 9/11 at St. Louis, driving Sterling Hitchcock's second pitch of the game into the leftfield seats...It was the
first game-opening homer by a Rockie since 9/6/00...Was the catalyst in Colorado's 20-9 victory vs. Arizona on
9/23 in Denver, going 4-5 w/a 2B, 2HR and a club-record tying/career-high 8 RBI...Became only the third Rockie to
ever have 8 RBI in a single game, joining Galarraga on 6/27/96 vs. LA and Larry Walker on 4/28/99 at St. Louis...
It was the most RBI by a leadoff batter in a major league game since Detroit's Jim Northrup drove in 8 on 7/11/73
vs. Texas...Matched the National League high in 2003 done by Pittsburgh's Jason Bay on 9/19 vs. the Cubs...The
2 homers tied a career best for the third time.
Played second base (49 games) and third base (42 games) for Milwaukee...tied a career-best with 2 home runs on Sept. 2 at Wrigley in game one of a doubleheader...had three 3-hit games on the year...best month was April when he batted .271 (13-for-48) in 16 contests...was 6-for-23 as a pinch-hitter...made 10 errors, 6 at third base and 4 at second...did not commit an error from June 1-Aug. 1.
Set a career mark with 11 home runs and equaled a career-high with 30 doubles previously set in 2000...Was
Milwaukee's Opening Day second baseman...On 5/15 at Philadelphia, he went 4-for-7 with a club record-tying 3
doubles...Had another 4-hit game and scored 4 runs on 7/7 at San Francisco...Posted a season-high 8-game
hitting streak , 7/7-17, batting .429 (15-35)...Recorded his first career multi-homer game on 7/24 vs. LA...Suffered
a high left ankle sprain on 8/8 at New York in an attempt to turn a double play...Was placed on the 15-day disabled
list 8/10...Activated from DL on 9/30...Ended the season in an 0-for-22 slump with his last hit being a home run
off Atlanta's Jason Marquis on 8/3 at Miller Park...Made one error in his final 63 games.
Established career-marks in nearly every offensive category including games (152), runs scored (83), hits
(150) and doubles (30) while setting the Brewers' National League franchise record with career-high 9
triples...Those triples tied him for eighth overall in Brewers history and were tied for 5th in the National League...Hit in
10-or-more consecutive games twice during the season, including a career-high 13-game hitting streak, 5/9-23.
Belliard was named the Milwaukee Brewers Rookie of the Year...Began the season at Triple A Louisville
before being recalled on 5/11...Finished the season tops among National League rookies in almost every offensive
category, including batting average (1st), runs batted in (6th), multi-hit games (4th), runs (6th), hits (4th), total
bases (5th), doubles (2nd), triples (T-3rd), hitting streaks (T-5th), walks (1st), on-base percentage (1st),
slugging percentage (3rd) and extra base hits (4th)...Hit his first ML home run and drove in his first run with a
solo shot 5/15 vs. Florida off Brian Meadows in the fourth.
Named to the International League All-Star team after batting .321 (163-for-507) for Louisville...Led the
Redbirds with 163 hits and was second on the team with 32 stolen bases...Led the IL in runs (114), was 2nd in
hits, 4th in doubles (36), 5th in batting average (.321) and was named a Class Triple A All-Star...Recalled by
Milwaukee on 9/12 and made his major league debut as a pinch-runner that day at Chicago-NL...Singled as a pinch
hitter for his first ML hit on 9/16 at Cincinnati.
Hit .282 (125-443) in 118 games with Tucson of the Pacific Coast League...Had a 22-game hitting streak
from 7/27-8/21 in which he batted .347...Compiled a .325 average with 19 doubles, 3 triples, 2 home runs and
31 RBI over last two months of the season.
Assigned to AA El Paso of the Texas League out of spring training...Tied for fourth in the league in triples
and stolen bases...Posted a 23-game hitting streak, 4/21-5/17, the longest streak in the league...Named to the
Texas League All-Star Team.
Spent the entire season with A Beloit...Slugged 13 homers and drove in 76 runs...Tied for second on club
with RBI total...Ranked second on Snappers with 137 hits.
In his first professional season, he had the sixth-best average in the Arizona Rookie League (.294) with