Todd Ralph Hundley...has four children, Heather Quinn (11), Justin Randolph (8), Emma Foster (4) and Josh Hogan (3)...always active in the community, with his endeavors including the "Hundley's Heroes" community program, assisting autistic children, fighting breast cancer and aiding the Make-A-Wish Foundation...for his many contributions to the community, he received the Thurman Award at the annual Thurman Munson Dinner in New York in 1997...received the Good Guy Award following the 1996 season from the New York Press Photographers, New York Baseball Writers and New Jersey Sportswriters...had a familiar feeling playing for the Cubs as he was a frequent Wrigley Field guest as a youngster when his father, Randy, played with Chicago from 1966-73, 1976-77...has appeared in 1,096 games at catcher during his Major League career, while his father saw action in 1,061 games (1,026 appearances behind the plate) for four teams from 1964-1977...the Hundleys were just the seventh father/son combination in Cubs history and one of just eight father/son catcher combos in big league history... when Todd was born on May 27, 1969, the Cubs and Randy were on a West Coast trip in San Francisco...upon hearing the news of Todd's birth, Randy hit a grand slam in his next game (May 28 off the Giants' Ray Sadecki)...began his Cubs career wearing No. 99 before switching to No. 9 during the 2001 campaign...the highest jersey number in Cubs history had been the No. 96 worn by Bill Voiselle in 1950...graduated from Fremd High School in Palatine, IL in 1987, where he was an all-conference and all-area baseball selection.
Did not appear in any games for the Dodgers in 2004, as he began the season on the disabled list following offseason back surgery...underwent right hip surgery on May 11 to repair torn cartilage...he suffered that injury while he was rehabilitating from the back surgery, which took place on Nov. 25, 2003.
In his second tour of duty with the Dodgers, suffered a back injury that required surgery to remove a floating disc fragment in his back on June 5...came back to serve as the Dodgers' back-up catcher and a left-handed hitter off the bench...was on the disabled list from May 3-Sept. 1 due to the back injury...had two pinch-hit homers and seven RBI in 13 pinch-hit at-bats...batted .357 (5-for-14) with runners in scoring position and went 3-for-7 (.429) with runners in scoring position and two outs...made his first start of the season on April 3 at San Diego and went 0-for-1 with three walks...in second start of the season on April 6 at San Diego, drilled a two-run double in Dodgers' 4-3, 13-inning victory...had his second three-walk game on April 13 at San Francisco, collecting two of the three by Dodger batters during the season...drilled a three-run pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning on April 17 vs. San Diego to give the Dodgers a 4-3 victory...delivered an RBI pinch-single in Dodgers' 5-2 win at Pittsburgh on April 25...went 2-for-24 (.083) with an RBI in a seven-game rehab stint with Single-A Vero Beach...slammed a pinch-hit three-run homer on Sept. 5 at Colorado to help L.A. come back from season-worst five-run deficit in a 8-7 win...the homer was his 50th in a Dodger uniform...batted .342 (13-for-38) with one homer and seven RBI in 17 games during Spring Training.
CAREER SUMMARY: Has hit 202 homers during his 14 Major League seasons with the Mets (1990-1998), Dodgers (1999-2000 and 2003) and Cubs (2001-2002)...during his time with the Mets, he set a big league record in 1996 for most homers by a catcher (41) surpassing Hall of Famer Roy Campanella's mark of 40, set with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1953 (was broken by Javy Lopez in 2003) and was a National League All- Star in 1996 and 1997...ranks fifth among active big league switch-hitters with 202 homers, trailing Ruben Sierra, Chipper Jones, Bernie Williams and Roberto Alomar...ranks 16th on the all-time list for home runs by a switch-hitter...earned NL Player of the Week honors once...homered in four straight season-opening games (from 1994-1997), a feat matched by only Yogi Berra (1955-1958) and Gary Carter (1977-1980)...he and his father, Randy, have combined to hit 284 home runs in the Major Leagues, the 11th highest father-son combination in history and two homers shy of Buddy and David Bell...made his Major League debut on May 18, 1990 at San Diego and recorded his first hit in that game, a double off Bruce Hurst...hit his first Major League home run on Sept. 26, 1991 vs. Pittsburgh off Bill Landrum, a 14th-inning pinch-hit blast.
In his second season with Chicago, batted .211 with 16 home runs and 35 RBI in 92 games...appeared in 79 games at catcher, including 71 starts...finished the season strong, batting .256 (22-for-86) with six home runs from Aug. 1 through the end of the season and hit .315 (17-for-54) in his last 16 starts...the Cubs' pitching staff had a 4.29 ERA, but a 4.02 ERA when Hundley was behind the plate...made his ninth Opening Day start and first with Chicago, joining his father, Randy, who made five as a Cubs' Opening Day starter...was on the disabled list from May 6-28 with a left thumb contusion...the switch-hitter homered 14 times as a left-handed batter and twice from the right-hand side...recorded his 16th career two-homer game on June 14 vs. the Chicago White Sox, hitting solo homers off Jon Garland and Keith Foulke...his home run batting right-handed on Aug. 12 off Houston's Pedro Borbon was his first from the right side of the plate since May 10, 2000...slugged his 200th career home run on Sept. 18 at New York, a solo blast off Steve Trachsel...batted .360 (9-for-25) on the first pitch and .308 (8-for-26) on 1-1 counts...threw out 20 of 77 runners attempting to steal with him behind the plate.
Batted .187 with 12 homers in 79 games during his first season with the Cubs...began his Cubs career strictly as a left-handed batter...officially returned to switch-hitting on Aug. 23 when he batted right-handed off Milwaukee's Ray King (drawing a walk)...up to that point, he had gone 5-for-19 vs. southpaws with two doubles and five RBI...hit his first two Cubs homers on April 21 at Pittsburgh -- a gametying two-run shot in the seventh inning off Todd Ritchie and a gamewinning solo round-tripper in the ninth off Mike Williams...also had two home runs in a game on Sept. 2 at Atlanta and Sept. 22 at Houston....equaled his career high with a nine-game hitting streak from April 14-April 27 (10-for-34, .294)...hit his fifth career pinch-hit homer on April 25 off Colorado's Jose Jimenez...had hit 11 homers at Wrigley Field as a visiting player...his two-run homer on Oct. 4 off Cincinnati's Jose Acevedo gave the Cubs a 2-0 victory...was on the disabled list from June 19-July 26 with a lower back strain...returned to the Cubs after making injury rehab stops at Double-A West Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa.
Appeared in 90 games for the Dodgers and batted .284 with 24 homers and 70 RBI...hit .299 (73-for-244) with 21 homers and 59 RBI as a left-handed batter...from the right side of the plate, he went 12-for-55 (.218) with three homers and 11 RBI...abandoned switch-hitting for the season on Aug. 22, solely batting from the left side for the remainder of the season...was 6-for-21 batting left-handed vs. southpaw hurlers with one homer (Aug. 22 off Montreal's Scott Forster) and six RBI...his playing time was limited due to a pair of stints on the disabled list (May 31-June 26 with a strained right oblique muscle, July 9-July 27 with a fractured right thumb)...hit a pair of grand slams (May 6 off Houston's Octavio Dotel and Sept. 30 off San Diego's Matt Clement)...the Sept. 30 blast was the Dodgers' ninth grand slam of the season, establishing a franchise record...became the first visiting player to homer into McCovey Cove outside of Pacific Bell Park on June 30 (off Robb Nen).
Was Los Angeles' Opening Day catcher in his first year with the Dodgers...appeared in 114 games and batted .207 with 24 homers and 55 RBI...hit all of his homers as a left-handed batter...gave up switch-hitting for the season on Aug. 13 after going 4-for-44 from the right side of the plate with two RBI...hit a grand slam on July 19 off Pittsburgh's Jose Silva.
Appeared in only 53 games for the Mets while recuperating from elbow surgery performed the previous season... was activated off the disabled list on July 11...made 34 starts in left field and two starts behind the plate...also was utilized as a pinch-hitter 17 times...when he made his season debut on July 11 with a start in left field vs. Montreal, it was his first big league appearance in the outfield...returned to the injured list on Aug. 28-Sept. 12 with a right elbow soreness...hit a pinch home run off Houston's Sean Bergman on Sept. 16 to give the Mets an 11-inning win.
Reached the 30-homer mark for the second straight season before his campaign was cut short due to an injured right elbow...batted .273 in 132 games with 30 homers and 86 RBI...when he hit his 30th homer on Sept. 8 off Philadelphia's Mike Grace, he became the third Met (following Dave Kingman and Darryl Strawberry) to record back-to-back 30-homer campaigns... was selected to the National League All-Star team for the second consecutive year, but did not appear in the Midsummer Classic...earned NL Player of the Week honors for the week ending May 11...reached base during 10 straight trips to the plate May 5-May 6 at Colorado (three homers, four walks, two singles, one double)...homered from both sides of the plate in the May 5 contest...also accomplished the feat on July 20 vs. Cincinnati...stole home as part of a double steal (with Butch Huskey) on June 16 at Yankee Stadium...set a Mets team record by drawing three intentional walks on June 28 at Pittsburgh...hit a grand slam on Aug. 23 off San Diego's Sean Bergman...had just seven at-bats from Sept. 9-23 before being sidelined for the rest of the season...on Sept. 26, he underwent surgery in which Dr. David Altchek arthroscopically removed bone spurs and bone chips from his right elbow...during the surgery, the medial collateral ligament in his elbow was reconstructed using a tendon from his right wrist...also underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder on Nov. 6 (Dr. Altchek).
Set the then-Major League single-season homer record for catchers by going deep 41 times...surpassed Hall of Famer Roy Campanella's mark of 40, set with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1953...his record-setting round-tripper was a three-run blast off Atlanta's Greg McMichael on Sept. 14...became the first Mets batter to reach the 40-homer mark...the club mark of 39 had been set by Darryl Strawberry (1987 and 1988)...also was the first NL switch-hitter to reach the 40-homer plateau...was fourth in the NL in homers and ranked seventh in the league with a career-high 112 RBI...homered from both sides of the plate on May 18 at San Francisco and June 10 vs. Atlanta...in the May 18 affair, he had a career-high seven RBI...in the June 10 contest, he went 4-for-4 with five RBI...appeared in 153 games including a big league-high 150 behind the plate...became the 18th ML backstop to catch 150 or more games in a season...saw his first All-Star Game action, flying out in his only at-bat...after the season, he had surgery to remove a bone spur from his left wrist (Nov. 18, Dr. Richard Eaton).
Hit a pair of grand slams on Opening Day (April 26) off Colorado's Billy Swift and on May 4 off Montreal's Bryan Eversgerd...the blast off Eversgerd came as a pinch-hitter in the 10th inning, giving the Mets a 5-1 win...missed most of the second half after being injured in a home plate collision with Colorado's Eric Young on July 22 in Denver...was out of action with a broken left wrist until Sept. 1...underwent arthroscopic surgery on the wrist on Oct. 9 (Dr. Richard Eaton) to remove a bone spur and to close up the fracture.
Had 16 homers and 42 RBI in 91 games during the strike-shortened season...homered from both sides of the plate for the first time in his career on June 18 at Florida, going deep off right-hander Pat Rapp and off southpaw Jeff Mutis...had his first career two-homer game on May 1 vs. Los Angeles...hit a pinch homer on July 24 off San Francisco's Rich Monteleone.
Appeared in 130 games, including 123 behind the plate, and batted .228 with 11 homers and 53 RBI...on Sept. 2 against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, he hit his first ML grand slam (off Jose Guzman) in an 8-3 victory...on Sept. 12 against the Cubs in New York, he had his first career four-hit game...fractured his left hand in a home plate collision with Florida's Rob Natal on Oct. 1...established a Mets' record for catchers by playing 113 consecutive errorless games (July 8, 1992-June 17, 1993).
Committed just three errors in 121 games behind the plate (98 starts) for a .996 fielding percentage, a Mets' record for catchers (minimum 100 games)...as a batter, he hit .209 with seven homers and 32 RBI.
Went 8-for-60 in 21 late-season games for the Mets after spending the minor league campaign at Triple-A Tidewater, where he earned midseason and postseason International League All-Star honors...at Tidewater, he batted .273 in 125 games with 14 homers and 66 RBI...along with playing in 110 games behind the plate, he appeared in one contest at first base...after being recalled on Sept. 6, he made 17 starts behind the plate...connected for his first ML homer on Sept. 26 vs. Pittsburgh, a pinch-hit 14th-inning round-tripper off Bill Landrum.
Appeared in 36 games, including 19 starts behind the plate, during his first big league action...had three stints on the Mets' roster...made his ML debut on May 18 at San Diego and recorded his first hit in the contest, a double off Bruce Hurst...spent most of the year at Double-A Jackson where he batted .265 in 81 games and led Texas League catchers by throwing out 48.3 percent of the runners who attempted to steal off him (42-for-87).
Was a South Atlantic League midseason and postseason All-Star at Single-A Columbia, SC...led league catchers in total chances (930) and putouts (826).
Played in 52 games for Single-A Little Falls and in one for Single-A St. Lucie.
Made his professional debut at Little Falls, appearing in 34 contests.