Shawn David Green graduated from Tustin (Calif.) High School in 1991...Was a first-team selection on the *USA Today* All-USA High School team...Offered a baseball scholarship by Stanford University, but he chose to sign with Toronto on Sept. 25, 1991...Was a 2005 inductee in the National Jewish Baseball Hall of Fame...Also was the 2004 recipient of the Hank Greenberg Sportsmanship Award by the American Jewish Historical Society...On June 29, 2003, he was honored as the Baseball Man of the Year at the Cedar-Sinai Sports Spectacular for raising money for the hospital's genetic defects unit...Was inducted into the Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame in 2003...In 2000, he received the Bart Giamatti Award for his off-the-field community involvement at the Baseball Assistance Team's annual "Going-to-Bat for BAT" fundraising dinner.
Recorded the 2,000th hit of his career on September 25th vs. Washington with a single in the fifth inning...Was the 246th major
league player to reach that plateau...Hit .326 (107-328) vs. right-handed pitchers...Batted .296 (59-199) at Shea...Constructed a .339 (64-189) against National League East opponents...Batted .355 (33-93) in April and .407 (24-59) in September...Hit a home run in consecutive games, September 17th-September 18th at Washington...With his solo home run on September 18th
off Joel Hanrahan, he moved into a tie for 91st place with Mo Vaughn on the All-Time Home Run List with 328 career home
runs...Hank Greenberg and Moises Alou are tied for 89th place with 331 home runs...Drove in the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the eighth inning on September 12th vs. Atlanta in New York's 4-3 win...Delivered the game-winning RBI with his two-run single in the eighth inning on August 19th at Washington...His hit snapped a
2-2 tie in New York's 8-2 victory...Hit safely in nine consecutive games with an at-bat from July 27th-August 8th...Was 12-35 (.343) with four runs scored, four
doubles, a home run, three RBI and two walks in that span...Registered his second career walk-off home run, June 25th vs. St. Louis (Russ Springer)...His solo home run led off the bottom of
the 11th inning and gave the Mets a 2-1 win...Started at first base on June 24th vs. Oakland...It was his first start at first since August 16, 2006, with Arizona at Colorado...
Appeared in 17 games at first base and made 10 starts...Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on May 29th, retroactive to May 26th, with a chip fracture on the base of the first metatarsal
of the right foot....Suffered the injury on May 25th at Florida...Was reinstated on June 11th...It was the first time in his career that
he had been placed on the DL...Collected his 1,900th career hit with a three-run double in the sixth inning on April 25th vs. Colorado...Had a 10-game hitting streak from April 22nd-May 2nd...Hit .425 (17-40) during that stretch...Donated $180 to the UJA-Federation for each RBI during the year...The Mets Foundation and Steiner Sports matched the
contribution...The total donation was $24,840.
Had two home runs and seven RBIs in his last six contests...Was 5-9 (.556) with four runs scored in his final two games...Hit .291 (75-258) with runners on base...Tied a club record, done many times, with two hits in the same inning on Sept. 23 vs. Washington (fifth inning) and again on Oct. 1 at Washington (second inning)...Cracked a home run in both games of the Sept. 6 doubleheader vs. Atlanta (off Macay McBride and Ken Ray)...Had six hits and three RBIs in those games...His solo home run in Game One of the doubleheader (off Macay McBride) was his first as a member of the Mets...Had a hit in 21 of his last 26 games at Shea Stadium...Is 31-95 (.326) during that stretch (dating back to 2003)...Acquired by the Mets along with cash considerations for Minor League left-handed pitcher Evan MacLane on Aug. 22...Recorded his 1,000th career RBI on July 21 with Arizona at Colorado...Collected his 400th career double on June 30 with Arizona at Oakland, becoming just the 12th active player to have 300 or more home runs and 400 or more doubles...Had an 11-game batting streak from May 24-June 5 (15-41, .366)...Batted .374 (37-99) with three home runs and 15 RBIs in May (26 games)...Registered a season-high four hits, May 2 with the D-backs vs. the Dodgers...Constructed a 10-game hitting streak from April 29-May 4 (20-39, .513)...Also hit in 14 of 15 contests from April 29-May 10...Scored his 1,000th career run, April 20 with Arizona vs. San Francisco.
POSTSEASON: Reached base safely in his last eight postseason games...Also had at least one hit in six of his last eight contests (.357,
10-28)...Had two doubles and two RBIs in Game Three of the NLDS at Los Angeles...Also caught the final out (Ramon Martinez) of the game to complete the three-game sweep in the Mets' 9-5 triumph...Tied the club record for extra-base hits in a Division Series game with his two doubles in Game Three...Edgardo Alfonzo and David Wright each also had two extra-base hits in a single Division Series contest.
Shawn's first year as a Diamondback began in his familiar role as the everyday rightfielder, but he made a smooth transition
as the starting centerfielder for the final 2 months of the season...all told, he started 109 games in right and 40 games
in center...played 155 errorless games in the outfield (149 starts) with 317 total chances and 4 outfield assists...he led the
D'Backs with 158 games played, 581 at bats, 166 hits and 49 multi-hit affairs and tied for the top spot with 37 doubles...he
tied for fourth in the N.L. with 8 sacrifice flies...he reached base via a hit or walk in 123 of 158 games, while hitting safely in 102 games...of his 49 multi-hit games, 35 were 2-hit affairs, 13 3-hit and a 4-hit game...Shawn recorded 12 multi-RBI
games with a 5-RBI tilt, a pair of 4-RBI affairs, a 3-RBI game and eight 2-RBI contests...he collected his 900th RBI on May
3 against San Francisco...he had a season-high 8-game hitting streak from May 18-27, batting .323 (10-for-31) with 5 doubles...
he was the N.L. Player-of-the-Week for June 6-12 after batting .414 (12-for-29) with 5 doubles, a triple, 3 home runs
and 12 RBI over 7 games...Green drove in a season-high 5 RBI, his ninth career game with at least 5 RBI, while posting his
28th career multi-homer game on June 10 vs. Kansas City...his third inning, solo homer snapped a homerless drought of 106
at bats...he combined with Tony Clark for back-to-back homers on June 11 vs. the Royals...Shawn hit .412 (14-for-34) with
8 runs, 3 doubles, 5 home runs and 11 RBI during a 7-game hitting streak from June 10-17...included was a stellar series
against Kansas City (June 10-12) during which he went 8-for-15 (.533) with 6 runs, 3 doubles, 3 homers and 7 RBI...he
homered twice on June 26 against Detroit, his second 2-homer game of the year, 29th career multi-homer affair...hit a 2-run
homer in the opening frame and a 2-run shot in the fourth inning...Shawn delivered his first career pinch-hit home run, a
solo blast in the fifth inning, on June 30 off of San Francisco southpaw Noah Lowry...he went 4-for-4 in his first start in
centerfield as a Diamondback on July 28 at Wrigley Field...he was 7-for-11 (.636) with 4 runs, 2 homers and 3 RBI during
a 3-game series in Atlanta from August 12-14...Green hit his 300th career home run on August 24 against the Mets, a 2-run
blast in the eighth off of Aaron Heilman...Shawn, his wife, Lindsay, and daughter, Presley, welcomed another girl, Chandler
Rose, on August 26, then in his first game back on August 28 vs. Philadelphia, he went 3-for-5 with his ninth career grand
slam, a third-inning shot off of Vicente Padilla...on September 10 at Colorado, Shawn followed a Troy Glaus homer for the
ninth back-to-back roundtrippers for the club in '05.
Shawn made the move from right field to first base...he recorded 86 RBI, his fifth consecutive year of at least
85 RBI...Green's .995 fielding percentage was fourth among National League first baseman...he was the starting first baseman
on Opening Day after 4 consecutive starts in right field, one shy of the L.A. record...he clubbed his first career Opening
Day home run off of San Diego's Brian Lawrence on April 5, his 800th career RBI...Green had a season-high 4 hits on April
14 against the Padres, including a pair of doubles to give him 304 extra-base hits with Los Angeles, surpassing Davey Lopes
on the all-time list...Shawn clubbed his seventh career grand slam on July 15 off of Arizona's Randy Choate, his 145th
roundtripper as a Dodger, moving him past Dusty Baker for eighth on the all-time Los Angeles list...Green collected his
336th extra-base hit for Los Angeles with a triple on July 30 at San Diego, surpassing Baker for eighth place on another alltime
Los Angeles Dodger list...his 2-homer game on August 19 against Atlanta, his 25th career multi-homer game, gave
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mark the first time that a pair of Dodgers went deep twice in a game since June 30, 1996, when Eric Karros and Raul
Mondesi accomplished the feat...Green had a 2-homer game on August 21 vs. the Braves, featuring his eighth career grand
slam, seventh off of a lefthander, and finished with 5 RBI...in observation of the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, he did not
participate in the September 25 game in San Francisco...he tied his career high with 4 walks the following day against the
Giants. 2004 POST-SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Shawn appeared in the post-season for the first time in his career, snapping
the longest active drought among Major League position players at 1,514 career regular season games...he set a Dodger
Division Series record with 3 solo homers in the series against St. Louis, though L.A. lost 3 games to 1, hitting .250 (4-for-
16) in the 4-game set...he was the 17th player to homer 3 times in Division Series history, first since Todd Walker in the '03
set between Boston and Oakland...Green and Milton Bradley went back-to-back in Game #2, the first set of consecutive
homers for L.A. in post-season play since October 25, 1981, when Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager homered in Game #5
of the World Series...Shawn's 2 homers in Game #3 at Dodger Stadium made him the sixth player to record a multi-homer
game in Dodger history, joining Duke Snider (1952 & '55 World Series), Charlie Neal (1959 World Series), Steve Garvey
(1974 & '78 NLCS), Davey Lopes (1978 World Series) and Eric Karros (1995 NLDS).
Battled through a shoulder injury while having his toughest offensive season since 1997...tied for fourth in the National League with 160 games played...tied for second in NL with 49 doubles, setting a Los Angeles Dodger record and putting him second on the all-time single season franchise list behind Brooklyn's Johnny Frederick (52) in 1929...led the Dodgers with 49 multi-hit games, including three four-hit games and eight three-hit games...from July 1 through the end of the year (80 games), batted .309 (93-for-301) with 11 homers and 46 RBI...batted .435 (10-for-23) with a runner on third base and less than two outs...tied for 10th in the National League with nine outfield assists...led the team with 21 multi-RBI games, including two four-RBI games...was 4-for-4 with a double, homer, walk and three RBI on April 2 at Arizona...went 4-for-5 with three runs and two RBI on April 20 vs. San Francisco in Dodgers' 16-4 victory...on first anniversary of his four-homer game in Milwaukee on May 23, went 3-for-5 with four RBI, including game-winning three-run homer in seventh inning...had a 10-game hitting streak from May 21- 31 during which he batted .375 (15-for-40)...had game-winning single with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning in Dodgers' 1-0 victory on July 24 vs. Colorado...left the Aug. 20 game vs. Montreal after the fourth inning with spasms in the left side of his neck...the same injury caused him to miss the Aug. 21 game vs. Montreal, the first game he missed all season...also missed the Aug. 22 game vs. New York...doubled on Aug. 29 vs. Colorado for his 44th two-bagger of the year, equaling his total in 2000, which ranked second on the all-time Los Angeles list...doubled on Sept. 2 vs. Houston for his 45th double of the year, tying his career high and moving him into sole possession of second place on the all-time Los Angeles single-season list...went 2-for-5 with a double, homer and a Dodgers' season-high five RBI on Sept. 6 at Colorado...the double set his career high with 46...hit his sixth career grand slam on Sept. 8 at Arizona off Stephen Randolph...homered in three straight games from Sept. 6-8, a Dodger season high...slugged his 250th career home run on Sept. 12 vs. San Diego's Kevin Jarvis, a solo shot...doubled on Sept. 19 vs. San Francisco to tie Wes Parker for the L.A. Dodger single-season record with 47 doubles... doubled on Sept. 27 at San Francisco to break the L.A. Dodgers' all-time single season record.
CAREER SUMMARY: Has belted 134 home runs in his four-year Dodger career, including a franchise-record 49 in 2001...has 110 homers over the last three seasons, the second-most by a right fielder in baseball during that time, trailing only Sammy Sosa (153)...his 91 homers over 2001 and 2002 are the most in back-to-back seasons in Dodger history, eclipsing Duke Snider's total of 85 he combined for in 1955 and 1956...has 23 multi-homer games...his combined 230 RBI in 2001 and 2002 are the most in back-to-back campaigns by a Dodger since Tommy Davis drove in a combined 241 in 1962 and 1963...has slugged 211 home runs and collected 646 RBI over his last six campaigns, an average of 35.2 homers and 108 RBI per season...has hit 42 or more homers three times and driven in 100 or more runs on four occasions...in his 11 big league seasons, including seven with the Toronto Blue Jays (1993-99), has amassed 253 homers, 799 RBI and 134 stolen bases...has made four Opening Day starts in right field for the Dodgers, one shy of the L.A. Dodger record shared by Ron Fairly, Mike Marshall and Raul Mondesi...his 136 home runs and 300 extra-base hits both rank 10th on the all-time Los Angeles list...was just the fifth player in Major League history to sock 40 or more homers in a season in both leagues, having hit 42 for Toronto in 1999...on May 23, 2002 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, he turned in perhaps the best single-game offensive performance in Major League history...on that record-setting afternoon, he went 6-for-6 with four home runs, a double, single, six runs scored and seven RBI...he became just the 14th MLB player to hit four homers in a game while setting a new single-game MLB mark with 19 total bases...the six runs scored and five extra-base hits also tied Major League records...set a Major League mark with seven home runs in three consecutive games from May 23-25, 2002...his nine homers in a week (Sunday to Saturday) from May 19-25, 2002 set a National League record...named to the American League All-Star team in 1999 and to the National League All-Star squad in 2002...ranks eighth all-time with 85 doubles at Dodger Stadium...his 62 homers at Chavez Ravine rank 10th all-time...made his Major League debut on Sept. 28, 1993 at Milwaukee...collected first big league hit on June 13, 1994 at Cleveland off Mark Clark...connected for his first Major League home run on May 14, 1995 at Milwaukee off Cal Eldred.
Finished his third season with the Dodgers batting .285 (166-for-582) and topping the club in home runs (42), RBI (114) hits (166) and runs scored (110) as well as adding 31 doubles...ranked fourth in National League in homers, RBI and runs scored, sixth in total bases (325) and ninth in extra-base hits (74)...hit at a .308 (61-for- 198) clip over the last two months of the season with 14 homers and 41 RBI, including a .316 (31-for-98) mark in September...was selected to play in his second career All-Star Game and was 1-for-3 with a stolen base in the game on July 9 at Milwaukee...led the team with 27 multi-RBI games and finished second with 42 multi-hit contests... recorded double-digit home run months in May (10), June (12) and August (10) while also having three 20- plus RBI months in May (22), June (24) and August (29)...in June, led Majors in runs scored (27) and tied for first in homers (12) with Paul Konerko of the Chicago White Sox...ranked third in the NL and fifth in the big leagues with his 29 RBI in August...batted .333 (17-for-51) with runners in scoring position and two outs with two home runs and 24 RBI...season was highlighted by his record-setting afternoon on May 23 at Milwaukee when he went 6-for-6 and became the 14th player in Major League history to slug four home runs in a game and only the second player in Dodger franchise history to accomplish the feat, joining Brooklyn's Gil Hodges (May 31, 1950 vs. Boston Braves)...his third homer that day came off Brian Mallette and marked the 200th of his career...during that game, he also collected a single and double to give him 19 total bases, which broke the MLB mark of 18, set by Joe Adcock of the Milwaukee Braves on July 31, 1954...connected for his fourth homer with two outs in the ninth to become the second fourhomer player to do so, joining Bob Horner (July 6, 1986)...the five extra-base hits also tied a MLB record accomplished by four others and last done by the Dodgers' Steve Garvey on Aug. 28, 1977 (three doubles and two homers) while the six runs scored also tied a MLB mark, having been done last by New York Met Edgardo Alfonzo on Aug. 30, 1999...the seven RBI matched a career high he established on Aug. 15, 2001 vs. Montreal...the six hits tied the Dodger franchise mark for most hits in a game achieved by seven others...Green followed his big afternoon in Milwaukee by belting a round-tripper the next night at Arizona and then two more in the next game on May 25 at Arizona, giving him an MLB-record seven homers in three consecutive games...also slugged a pair of homers in the May 21 series opener at Milwaukee...the nine home runs in a week (Sunday-Saturday) from May 19-25 set an NL record...was selected as NL Player of the Week for May 20-26, when he hit .593 (16-for-27) with nine homers, two doubles, one triple, 14 runs scored and 17 RBI...had a nine-game hitting streak from May 19-28, batting .487 (19-for-39) with 10 home runs, 18 RBI and 15 runs scored...homered in his final two-at-bats on June 14 vs. Anaheim and then hit dingers in his first two atbats the following night against the Angels, becoming the 22nd player in Major League history to hit a homer in four straight at-bats over two games...the last player to achieve the feat was Barry Bonds who did it on May 19- 20, 2001 at Atlanta..that also gave him 17 home runs in a 23-game span...only three other players, Barry Bonds, Roger Maris (twice) and Sammy Sosa (twice) had ever hit that many homers in a 23-game stretch....doubled home Adrian Beltre with the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to defeat Florida 4-3 on Aug. 21...collected the 700th RBI of his career on Aug. 24 vs. Atlanta...clouted his 40th homer of the season on Sept. 4 off Arizona's Randy Johnson to become the first L.A. Dodger with back-to-back 40-homer seasons and first Dodger to accomplish the feat since Duke Snider did it five consecutive seasons from 1953-57 in Brooklyn...collected a pinchsingle in the ninth inning of the regular-season finale on Sept. 29 vs. San Diego, making his first pinch-hitting appearance since Sept. 14, 1996 vs. the New York Yankees as a member of the Blue Jays.
Finished with one of the greatest offensive seasons in the history of the Dodgers...established career-highs in both home runs (49) and RBI (125)...the home run mark set a new franchise record, formerly shared by Duke Snider (1956) and Gary Sheffield (2000) with 43 round-trippers...the RBI mark broke the previous Los Angeles Dodger record for RBI by a left-handed batter (99), which had been shared by Green (2000) and Darryl Strawberry (1991)...the last left-handed Dodger batter with more RBI in a season was Snider with 136 in 1955 while Green's 125 also marked the second-highest RBI total in L.A. Dodger history behind Tommy Davis' 153 in 1962...also led the team in games played (161), runs scored (121), hits (184), total bases (370), doubles (31) and slugging percentage (.598)...his 370 total bases and 84 extra-base hits established new L.A. Dodger records...the 84 extra-base hits tie him with Duke Snider (1953) for third-best on the club's all-time single-season list...his 121 runs were nine short of the L.A. Dodger single-season record set by Maury Wills in 1962...was leading all active Major Leaguers in consecutive games played with 415 before missing the Sept. 26 contest vs. San Francisco in observance of Yom Kippur...recorded six multi-homer games, including a three-home run contest vs. Montreal on Aug. 15..in that game he went 3-for-5 and also collected seven RBI to set a new career high...the last Dodger to record seven RBI was Mike Piazza on Aug. 27, 1995 at Philadelphia...reached base five times on April 22 with a home run, three singles and a walk vs. San Diego on Jewish Community Day at Dodger Stadium...made his first career appearance at first base, making the start on June 27 at San Francisco during the club's 7-3 victory...hit home runs in five consecutive games from July 21-26 which set an L.A. Dodger record and marked the most homers in consecutive games by a Dodger batter since Roy Campanella also hit home runs in five straight, June 11-17, 1950...Green's previous career high for consecutive games with a homer was four, which he accomplished from April 5-9, 1998 while with Toronto...was 1-for-3 with a three-run round-tripper on July 27 vs. Colorado during the club's 4-2 victory to give him 29 homers, surpassing Darryl Strawberry's (28 in 1991) record for home runs by an L.A. Dodger left-handed batter...was 3-for-5 with a double and two-run homer on July 28 vs. Colorado to give him seven home runs in his previous eight games and 30 for the season to become only the fourth left-handed batter in Dodger history to hit 30 or more home runs in a season, joining Duke Snider (1950, 1953-57), Dolph Camilli (1941) and Babe Herman (1930)...was 1-for-3 with a home run to increase his RBI total to 100, setting a new L.A. Dodger record for RBI by a left-handed batter on Aug. 18 vs. New York...the last Dodger left-hander with 100 RBI was Duke Snider, who drove in 101 in 1956...hit home run No. 40 at Atlanta off Tom Glavine on Aug. 24 to become just the fifth player in Major League Baseball history to hit 40 or more home runs in both leagues, having hit 42 in 1999 with Toronto...others to accomplish the feat are Darrell Evans, Ken Griffey, Jr., David Justice and Mark McGwire...slugged a first-inning homer on Sept. 6 at Colorado for No. 43 of the season, which tied the single-season franchise mark...set club record one night later at St. Louis as he homered twice (Nos. 44 and 45) to go with a pair of singles, three runs scored, three RBI and a stolen base...belted his 46th homer on Sept. 8 at St. Louis, giving him four dingers in three days...recorded his 48th home run of the season on Sept. 25 in the club's 9-5 victory over the Giants...the homer was also his 78th extra-base hit of the season, which broke the L.A. Dodger record...hit his 49th homer on Oct. 5 at San Francisco to become only the fifth left-handed batter in National League history to hit 49 or more homers in one season joining Barry Bonds (49 in 2000 and 73 in 2001), Luis Gonzalez (57 in 2001), Johnny Mize (51 in 1947) and Larry Walker (49 in 1997)...batted .307 and connected for 29 home runs with 61 RBI in 73 games after the All-Star break...only Sammy Sosa (35) and Barry Bonds (34) had more home runs after the break.
Batted .269 with 44 doubles, four triples, 24 home runs, 99 RBI and 24 stolen bases in his first National League season...was the only Dodger to play in all 162 games, tying him for the NL lead with Arizona's Luis Gonzalez and Colorado's Neifi Perez...on Sept. 11 at Arizona he swiped his 20th base to become the seventh Dodger ever to steal 20 or more bases and hit 20 or more homers in the same season... reached base safely via hit or walk in 53 consecutive games from April 25-June 23...his 99 RBI were the most by a Los Angeles Dodger left-hander since Darryl Strawberry also had 99 RBI in 1991...ranked seventh in the National League with 610 at-bats...had 33 two-hit games and 11 three-hit games...also collected two RBI in a game 10 times, three RBI seven times and four RBI three times...batted .309 with five home runs and 15 RBI in April and .367 with five home runs and 24 RBI in May...hit two home runs on April 30 vs. Florida and July 23 vs. San Francisco...hit his third career grand slam home run on May 21 at Florida off Vic Darensbourg and his fourth career grand slam on May 29 vs. the New York Mets' Al Leiter...hit .467 (7-for-15) with three doubles, two home runs and 21 RBI when batting with the bases loaded.
Proved his breakout 1998 season was no fluke, backing it up with a .309 batting average, 190 hits, 45 doubles and 134 runs scored, all career highs, along with 42 home runs, 66 walks, 361 total bases, a .384 on-base percentage and a .588 slugging percentage...ranked among the Top 10 AL batters in nine of 15 offensive categories...led all AL batters in total bases, doubles and extrabase hits (87), tied for second in runs, fifth in slugging percentage, tied for fifth in homers, tied for sixth in RBI, tied for eighth in multi-hit games (56), tied for ninth in hits and was 10th in homers per at-bat (14.6 AB per HR)...in the Blue Jays' single-season record book, set franchise record in extra-base hits and runs scored, was second in doubles and total bases, third in RBI and fourth in slugging percentage...hit in a careerhigh and franchise-record 28 straight games from June 29-July 31 (.366/41-for-112, 12 HR, 27 RBI)...was the longest streak in the AL...led AL right fielders in fielding percentage at .997 (1 E/347 TC) and won his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award...committed only error, June 28 at Tampa Bay after 147 total chances...was selected to his first career All- Star Game, being named as a reserve by Yankees' Manager Joe Torre for the game at Fenway Park...singled off Houston's Jose Lima in the contest... also participated in the home run derby...opened the season hitting .324 in April and tied the club record for homers in that month with nine...on April 22, became the second player to homer into the right field fifth deck at SkyDome...stole a career-high three bases on April 27 in Anaheim...had his first of three multi-homer games on the season at Anaheim on April 28...continued hot streak in May, posting a .327 average with 28 RBI, his best RBI month of the season...suffered a fracture of the pisiform bone in his left wrist on May 28 after being hit by New York's Andy Pettitte -- missed 10 starts during which time the club was 2-8...played June 4 but was removed after two at-bats...pinch-ran on June 9...returned to the lineup for good on June 11...did not homer in nine games upon return until June 21 vs. Kansas City, when he posted his second two-homer game and drove in five runs...collected 100th career homer on July 4 off Tampa Bay's Rick White at SkyDome...was also his third multi-homer game of the season after hitting 99th career homer earlier in the game...collected extra-base hits in nine straight games from July 17-25 during his hit streak, two short of the club and AL record set by Jesse Barfield...had 25 home runs at the All-Star break, the second-most ever by a Blue Jay (George Bell had 29 in 1987)...became the fifth player in franchise history to reach 40 home runs in a season on Sept. 22 against Boston's Mark Portugal...matched season high with his second five RBI game of the season Sept. 28 at Tampa Bay...joined slugging percentage ranked third in Blue Jays history and his .286 average tied for fifth with Bell.
In his breakout Major League season, became the first player in Blue Jays' history to collect 30 stolen bases and 30 home runs in the same season and only the ninth in AL annals...was also the eighth player in club history to reach 20/20...finished the season with 35 home runs, 33 doubles, 100 RBI, 106 runs scored and a career-high 35 stolen bases...among AL batting leaders, finished fifth in at-bats (630), ninth in total bases (321) and tied for 10th in homers and games played (158)...started the season 0-for-11 at the plate and then tied a club record by homering in four consecutive games April 5, 7-9...finished the season starting 147 games, 115 in right field and 32 in center field...hit leadoff July 12 at Detroit, a career first...hit his first career grand slam July 17 against Yankees' left-hander Mike Stanton as part of a two-homer, five-RBI day...first career four-hit game came on Aug. 2 at Minnesota...set a new club mark with 10 homers in August...homered Sept. 27, the season finale, to reach 100 RBI and become the seventh player to also score more than 100 runs in the same season in Blue Jays' history...was fourth in the AL with a career-high 14 outfield assists.
Played in 135 games and hit .287 with 16 homers, 22 doubles and 53 RBI...started 114 games, 44 in right field, 37 in left field and 33 at designated hitter...led all AL designated hitters in batting average at .355 (44-for- 124) and slugging percentage at .629...collected first career multi-homer game on April 25 vs. Seattle, hitting two solo home runs against Dennis Martinez...recorded six outfield assists.
Hit .280 in 132 games, including a .337 mark after the All-Star break...homered in consecutive games for the first time in his career April 24-25 vs. Oakland...after compiling a .211 average through June 7, hit .324 (83-for-256) the remainder of the season... tied a Major League record with two outfield assists in one inning on July 21 vs. Detroit...led the Blue Jays and tied for eighth in the AL with 10 outfield assists...was third in the AL in fielding percentage among right fielders (.992)...started 115 games, 114 in right and one as the designated hitter.
In his full rookie season, made 97 starts in right field and batted .288 in 121 games...slugged first Major League round-tripper on May 14 at Milwaukee off Cal Eldred...tied Blue Jay single-game record for putouts by an outfielder with nine on July 18 at Minnesota...ended an 0-for-9 pinchhitting streak with his first career pinch-homer on Aug. 19...legged out three doubles on Sept. 21 to give him 31, the most ever by a Blue Jays rookie...hit in 14 consecutive games from Aug. 29-Sept. 12 (20-for-51, .392), tying a Blue Jays rookie record set by Alfredo Griffin in 1979...his nine outfield assists tied him with Joe Carter for the club lead and sixth in the AL...his 50 extra-base hits set a Blue Jays rookie record..led the club with a .509 slugging percentage, the highest mark by a Blue Jays rookie.
Enjoyed his second taste of Major League action after winning Triple-A Syracuse Most Valuable Player honors as he captured the International League batting title with a .344 mark...also ranked third in the IL in runs scored (82), hits (149) and on-base percentage (.401) and fourth in slugging percentage (.510)...ranked first among outfielders with a .996 fielding percentage...was the Blue Jays' Minor League Player of the Month in May after batting .350 with four homers and 16 RBI...called up to Toronto on June 10 and hit just .091 in 14 games...collected his first big league hit on June 13 at Cleveland off Mark Clark...was optioned back to Syracuse on July 9...participated in the International League All-Star Game and was named to the Baseball America Triple-A All-Star team...voted the International League's best batting prospect, best outfield arm and most exciting player in Baseball America's "Tools of the Trade" poll of league managers.
In just his second pro season, made the jump to Double-A Knoxville where he played in just 99 games due to a broken right thumb suffered in early June...recovered from the injury and was called up to Toronto for the first time in his career on Sept. 24, going hitless in six at-bats in three games...averaged better than a hit per game at Knoxville (102 hits, 99 games)...named by Baseball America as one of the Southern League's Top 10 outfield prospects.
In his first pro season, broke in with Single-A Dunedin and was selected to the Florida State League All- Star team...compiled an 18-game hitting streak from April 28-May 13...fractured his left thumb on June 24 while sliding into second base.