Full name DAVID TRAVIS FRYMAN...Married, wife's name is Kathleen...The couple has two sons, Mason (4/23/
96) & Branden Michael (3/16/98)...Resides in Molino, FL...His younger brother, Troy, played six seasons in the
White Sox system after being selected in the ninth round of the 1991 June draft...Troy spent the second half of
the 1996 campaign with the Cubs organization...Graduated from Tate (FL) High School where he was an All-America
and all-state selection in baseball...Honorary co-chairman of the United Way Home Run Derby along with
Jim Thome during his three seasons in Cleveland...Taped a PSA in 1999 for the Ohio Department of Public Safety
cautioning against the hazards of underage drinking...Is an avid bow hunter...He is also on the national board of
directors for the Baseball Chapel.
Rebounded from an injury-plagued 1999 to arguably post the finest offensive season of his career while
providing Gold Glove caliber defense along the way...Collected a career-best 106 RBI while hitting a career-high
.321 on a career-best 184 hits and won his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award after the season...His 2000
efforts earned him the Tribe's 2000 Man of the Year Award as voted on by the Cleveland chapter of the
BBWAA...Also earned a tie for 17th place for the AL MVP with one 9th place vote.
Hit his 200th career home run on June 12 vs. Chicago (off Eldred) and collected a season-high 4 hits and 4
RBI on April 10 at Oakland...Had 4 hits on two occasions this year, the last of which came on Sept. 21 at Boston
(N)...Hit in 98 of his last 130 games of the season from May 6th on, hitting .329 (158-481) with 33 2B, 17 HR
& 89 RBI...Travis hit .321 in both the first and second halves, but hit .387 (36-93) with runners in scoring
position after the All-Star Break...His .335 mark with runners in scoring position was the 11th second best total
in the league...Enjoyed his 9th & 10th career two-homer games on June 10 vs. Cincinnati and on August 16
vs. Oakland...On the year he had four 4-RBI games.
Had career high 60-game errorless streak from April 18 to July 4, the longest single-season streak by a 3B since
'98 (John Valentin-65G; Vinny Castilla-61G)...On the year he compiled a major league best fielding % of .978
among third basemen (363TC, 8E) and won his first American League Rawlings Gold Glove Award after the
Made 1st career start (replaced Ripken) in his 5th career All-Star Game (1-2, w/RS) after being named a reserve
by AL Manager Joe Torre...He hit a team-best .359 (37-103) in August with 29 RBI in 28 games...Made his first
professional appearance at first base on June 11 in an extra inning game vs. Cincinnati.
His .422 on-base % against left-handed pitchers was the 8th highest mark in the American League...He hit .345
(29-84) with RISP and 2 outs this year...Hit .338 (72-213) when batting 7th in the batting order...Made 1 start
at DH on the year and 153 starts at third base on the year (154 games overall at third base in 2000)...Had a team-high
25 at bats with the bases loaded in 2000.
Spent much of his second season with the Cleveland Indians on the disabled list...Was on the disabled
list on two separate occasions in 1999, marking the first time in his professional career that he was placed on
the DL...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 6/6-25 with lower back spasms and on the 60-day DL from 7/
4 to 9/1 with a torn posterior collateral ligament in his right knee.
He injured the knee attempting to leg out
an infield hit on 7/3 vs. Kansas City (night) after colliding with Jeremy Giambi behind the first base bag after
a throw from Joe Randa took Giambi from the bag...Was placed on the DL the next day...Overall he spent 80
days on the DL in 1999...Did not have surgery on the knee and immediately began rehab. in Cleveland under
the supervision of Jim Mehalik & Fernando Montes...Was sent on a 20-day rehab. assignment to AA Akron (3-
12, .250, 4G, HR, 4RBI) & AAA Buffalo (2-11, .182, 3G, HR, 2RBI) on 8/24 and was activated off the 60-day
DL on 9/2, making an appearance as a defensive replacement at third in the 9th inning against Anaheim...He
appeared in 23 games after his return from the knee injury, hitting .241 (19-79) with 2 2B, 2 HR & 6 RBI in 22
starts at third base...Over his last 12 games he hit .341 (15-44) w/2 2B, 2HR & 6 RBI...Hit .267 (4-15) w/a homer
and 4 RBI in the Division Series vs. Boston in 5 games.
Hit first career homer in game 5 off Bret Saberhagen
and broke a 2-2 tie in game 1 with a 1-out, 9th inning single off Rich Garces, his first career post-season RBI...Is
a career .196 (10-51) hitter in 15 post-season games with 1 HR & 4 RBI over the last two seasons...Enjoyed
his 8th career two-homer game on 5/5 vs. Seattle (both off Fassero), his first since 4/4/[email protected]
he also equaled his single-game career-high with 5 RBI (3rd career, previous 4/13/93 vs. OAK)...His .969
fielding % (146TC, 6E) would have led AL third basemen if he would have played 100 games...1999 Gold Glover
Scott Brosius led the AL w/a .962 mark...He hit .244 (30-123) in May & June w/6 2B, 5 HR & 24RBI in 30 games
from 5/1 to 6/5 before being shelved with back spasms...Hit .295 (31-105) w/1 HR & 15 RBI batting 7th , .299
(46-154) with runners on base and .298 (28-94) w/men in scoring position.
Was one of the Tribe's most consistent producers over the last 5 months of the season, connecting for
a career-high 28 home runs...His efforts got him one 9th place vote in the AL MVP voting to put him in a tie
for 18th place with 2 points...Hit .188 (18-96) in April and hit .308 (142-461) the last 5 months of the season
with 26 HR & 86 RBI in 120 games...From 5/13 thru the end of the season he hit .315 (134-425) with 27 2B,
25 HR & 82 RBI in 111 games...Hit his 150th career homer (off Allen Watson) and notched his 7th career two-homer
game on 4/4 at Anaheim (fist since 4/4/96)...Hit in 11 straight games from 7/16-25 and homered in a
career-best 3 straight games from 7/10-12 (2nd time, last 5/96 w/Detroit)...Made his first start at SS since 9/
28/96 vs. Milwaukee on 4/6 at Oakland...Finished 5th among AL 3B with a .963 fielding % (351TC,
13E)...Missed 4 games in late July/early August with lower back spasms...Missed 2 games, 8/26-27, after
breaking his nose and suffering a bruised right shoulder after running into the tarp vs. Seattle on 8/25...Missed
5 of the last 6 games of the season after again being sidelined with lower back spasms...Hit a combined .167
(6-36) with 1 2B & 0 RBI in all 10 post-season games...Entered his first post-season having the 3rd longest
current tenure in the majors without a post-season appearance behind Dave Martinez and Sammy Sosa.
Set a career-high with 102 RBI and tied his career-best with 22 homers in his 8th and final season with
the Detroit Tigers...Paced AL third basemen and tied for first in the majors with STL Gary Gaetti with a .978
fielding mark (10E, 448TC)...Also finished 2nd to Jeff Cirillo (463) among AL third basemen with 448 total
chances...Also set a career-best with 16 stolen bases (19 attempts), bettering his prior high by three...Placed
in a tie for fifth in the AL with 11 SF...Was acquired by the Arizona Diamondbacks minutes after the Expansion
Draft on 11/18 in exchange for INF Joe Randa, INF Gabe Alvarez and RHP Matt Drews...Signed a five-year
contract with a club option for 2003 campaign on 12/15 after his acquisition by the Indians on 12/1.
Posted a career-high 100 RBI to lead the team and recorded his 1,000th career major league hit...Earned
Tiger Player of the Year as voted by the Detroit chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America...Tied
his career-high with two homers on 4/4 vs. Oakland at Las Vegas (6th time)...Had a string of 270 consecutive
games played snapped on 4/22, the third-longest streak in the majors at the time...Missed the game to attend
the birth of his first child...His 10 errors marked the fewest in his career...Was hit on the left foot by a Kenny
Rogers pitch (vs. New York) on 6/8...He returned to the lineup on 6/14 after missing just four games even
though x-rays taken on 6/17 revealed fractures of the third through fifth toes...Played in his fourth All-Star
Game on 7/9 at Philadelphia (also appeared in three straight from 1992-1994)...Drilled his fourth career grand
slam on 8/2 vs. Seattle, his first since 1995...Appeared at shortstop on 8/28 vs. Cleveland for the first time since
the 1993 All-Star Game (7/13/93), breaking a string of 453 straight games in the field at third base...Started
all but one of the final 30 games at shortstop and made just two errors...Collected his 1,000th career hit on 9/
20 at Milwaukee off Scott Karl...Became the fifth youngest Tiger to accomplish the feat at 27 years, five months
and 26 days, trailing only Ty Cobb (23), Al Kaline (24), Alan Trammell (27 yrs, 2 mos.) and Harvey Kuenn (27
yrs, 5 mos., 12 days)...Was ranked in Baseball America's bTools of the Tradeb as the third-best defensive third
baseman in the American League with the second-best arm among infielders...Tied for fourth in the AL with
10 sacrifice flies.
Was one of just two Tigers (Chad Curtis) to start every game during the 1995 season...Was second on
the team with 81 RBI and 79 runs scored...Knocked in four runs on four occasions, two times on grand slams
(5/5 vs. Boston and 9/25 at Boston)...Played exclusively a0t third base the entire season, making 14 errors in
144 games...Struck out 100 times, his lowest major league total since playing a half season in his rookie
year...Fanned just 28 times in his final 272 at-bats (once every 9.7 at-bats).
Was named to his third consecutive All-Star team in his fourth full major league season...Was among
league leaders in RBI (T10-85), doubles (T3-34), and extra-base hits (4th-57)...Tied for the circuit lead with
13 sacrifice flies...Led the league with 464 at-bats and 128 strikeouts...Became the first player since
Minnesota's Zoilo Versalles in 1965 to lead the league in both categories...Posted a career-best 15-game hitting
streak from 5/30-6/14, batting .525 (32-61)...Tied his career high with five hits on 6/1 at Baltimore...Notched
four, four-RBI games.
Posted his first career .300 season and reached a career-high with 22 homers...Named as the third
baseman on The Sporting News AL Post-Season All-Star Team...Joined Al Kaline (1955-57) as the only Tigers
in franchise history to post three consecutive 20-homer, 90-RBI seasons before their 25th birthday...With 311
RBI, he became only the fifth Tiger in history to notch 300 before reaching the age of 25...Joined Ty Cobb (622),
Al Kaline (544), Hank Greenberg (412) and Harry Heilmann (323)...Hit for the cycle on 7/28 vs. New York, going
5-5...Became the first Tiger to hit for the cycle since Hoot Evers on 9/7/50...Tied his career-high with five RBI
on 4/13 vs. Oakland...Tied his career-high with two homers on 6/17 vs. Cleveland and again against Cleveland
on the road on 8/4...Was named to his second straight All-Star Game, going 0 for 1 at Baltimore...Began the
season at shortstop but moved to third after the All-Star Game on 7/13...On 7/15 game at Texas marked the
first of 453 consecutive games played at third...Made 19 errors at short but just four at third (70 games)... Made
just one error after 7/28, coming on 8/18 (57 total games with one error).
Earned his first All-Star selection, splitting the season between shortstop and third base...Was also
named to The Sporting News All-Star team, won the Hillerich & Bradsby Silver Slugger Award as a shortstop
and participated in Major League Baseball's post-season All-Star tour of Japan...Led the Tigers in games (161),
hits (175), total bases (274) and at-bats (659)...Began the season at third base and hit .305 with six homers
and 16 RBI through 5/13, making just one error in 33 games...Took over at short when Alan Trammell fractured
his right ankle on 5/15...Did not miss a start at the position after Trammell's injury...Was 1 for 1 with a walk
and a run scored in the All-Star Game at San Diego.
Finished second on the team with 91 RBI, his first full season on the major league level...With 21 homers,
he became the youngest Tiger (at 22) to amass 20 home runs and 90 RBI in a season since 20 year-old Al Kaline
had 27 roundtrippers and 102 RBI in 1955...Was one of five Tigers to hit 20 roundtrippers on the
season...Began the season at third base, starting 61 of the Tigers first 67 games at the position...Saw his first
action of the season at short on 7/1...From 8/13 through the end of the season, he switched almost nightly
between positions, the exception being an eight-game stretch at short from 9/1-13...Was the only AL player
with more than 38 appearances at shortstop (86) and third base (71).
Earned the Detroit Broadcasters Association's Tiger Rookie of the Year Award...Made his major league
debut at shortstop on 7/7 vs. Kansas City at just 21 years of age...Recorded his first big league hit on 7/8, a
three-run, seventh inning homer off Royals closer Jeff Montgomery in a 10-4 win...Played third base that night,
his first pro action at the position... Started 46 games at third base and 14 at shortstop...Scored four runs on
8/22 vs. California... Was selected to the 1990 International League (AAA) All-Star squad as a shortstop, but
was called up to Detroit three days before the league's alliance game...Was named the league's fifth-highest
rated prospect by Baseball America...Was third on the Toledo club with 22 doubles, 10 homers and 53 RBI
despite appearing in just 87 games.
Originally selected by the Tigers with the Sandwich Pick in the 1st round of the Amateur Draft, out of Tate High School in Pensacola, FL. Pick was awarded as compensation, after the Phillies signed Lance Parrish.