Ty Allen Wigginton...married to Angela Nantz (1/12/02) and has three children: sons Chase Ellis (10/29/04) and Cannon Drew (12/20/06) and daughter Laila Faith (7/2/08)...attended the University of North Carolina-Asheville...was inducted into both the Big South Conference Hall-of-Fame and the UNC-Asheville Hall-of-Fame in 2011...graduated from Chula Vista High School (CA), where he played baseball and football, in 1995.
Appeared in just 47 games for St. Louis, fewest since 46 games during first year in Major Leagues in 2002...Made just seven starts and was released by Cardinals on July 9, clearing waivers on July 11...Final game with Cards was July 5 vs. Miami (PH, 0x1)...Had two multi-hit games, both against San Francisco. First was on April 7 at San Fran (2x5, RBI), second was on June 1 in St. Louis (2x3, 2 RBI).
Played in 125 games for the Phillies, making 77 starts and appearing at three different postions
Started 49 games at first base, 22 at third base and seven in left field. Reached base safely in his first 17 starts of the season and batted .322 in April(19-59). Scored 15 runs during the month of May, tied for third on the team behind Hunter Pence (24) and Carlos Ruiz (16). Started 58 of the Phillies' first 84 games (69%), but only 20 of the team's final 78 games (26%)Had a Phillies team-best 13-game hitting streak, 4/12-28 (.372,16-43, 2 HR, 7 RBI). Set a single-game career high with six RBI at NYM (5/28). In 7 games at Citi Field, batted .474 (9-19), 2 2B, 3 HR,10 RBI, 5 BB, .583 OBP, 1.053 SLG.
Spent the season with COL...Appeared at 4 different positions defensively; spent the
majority of the season at 3rd base (68 games, 62 starts)...Also appeared at 1st base (36 games, 17 starts), LF (21
games, 16 starts) and RF (6 games, 5 starts)...Belted a go-ahead, 3-run HR for his 1,000th career hit,
4/20 vs SF (Matt Cain); also had a season-high 4 RBI in
that game...Was on the 15-day DL, 4/27-5/13 (right oblique strain);
rehabbed with Colorado Springs (AAA) on 5/12...Hit safely in a season-best 9 straight games, 5/24 (gm 2)-
6/1 (.344, 11-32, 3 HR, 5 RBI)...Had 6 HR and 10 RBI in a 7-game stretch, 6/22-29, which
included a pair of 2-HR games, 6/22 at CLE & 6/26 at NYY...Posted season highs in hits (4) and runs (4), 9/25 at HOU...38 of his 97 hits went for extra bases (39%)...Hit 13 HR and had 37 RBI in 73 games prior to the All-Star
break; had 2 HR and 10 RBI in 57 games after...Appeared in 120-plus games for the 3rd straight season
(2009-11); has done so in 7 of his 10 career MLB seasons.
Was selected to his first All-Star team and played one inning of defense at third base for the AL...According to STATS, he was the fifth player since 1993 to make the All-Star team after being released
and non-tendered in his career, joining Kent Bottenfield (1999), John Burkett (2001), Mike Williams (2002
and 2003) and Ronnie Belliard (2004)...According to Elias, Wigginton was one of eight players in the big leagues in 2010 to homer while playing
three different infield positions...Served a two-game suspension 7/26-27 as a result of ejection due to bumping of umpire Gary Darling
on 7/22...Hit 20 of his 22 home runs against right-handed pitching...Hit 10 of his 22 home runs against the AL East (Boston-4, New York-1, Tampa Bay-4 and Toronto-1)...Hit eight of his 22 home runs against teams that made the postseason...Batted .243 (50-for-206) with eight homers and 26 RBI in 54 games against teams that reached the postseason
and batted .251 (94-for-375) with 14 homers and 50 RBI in 108 games against non-playoff clubs...Finished third on the team with 52 extra-base hits and 241 total bases...Tied-3rd on the club (with Luke Scott) with 35 multi-hit games...Started 90 games at first base, 35 at second base, 19 at third base and seven as the designated hitter...Set a career-high by driving in a run in five straight games (9/18-22) tying Adam Jones (6/23-27) for the
longest RBI streak of the year for the Birds...Reached base safely in a team-high in 26 straight games 7/19-8/16 (second longest streak of his career
as he reached in 31 straight games 9/22/02-4/30/03)...Had a season-high 11-game hitting streak from 8/4-14 (tied for third-longest hitting streak of career)...Hit two homers in a game three times: 4/13 vs. Tampa Bay, 5/1 vs. Boston and 5/15 vs. Cleveland (now
has 12 career multi-homer games)...76 RBI were fewest by an Oriole team leader in a non-strike season since Gus Triandos drove in 72 in
Started 38 games at first base, 35 at third base, 23 as the designated hitter and four at second base...Appeared at shortstop for the first time in his major league career May 21 at New York in his 819th career game...Recorded the Orioles' first pinch-hit of the year on May 21 with a two-run double...O's were 0-for-16 as pinch hitters previously...Had a pair of two-homer games: June 14 against Atlanta (eighth multi-homer game of his career) and September 19 against
Boston (ninth)...Hit a pinch-hit homer September 30 at Tampa Bay...Was the third pinch-hit homer of his career...Hit nine of his 11 home runs at Oriole Park...Batted .361 (13-36) with two homers and five RBI in five Interleague games...Batted .299 (56-187) with seven homers and 21 RBI against the AL East, with four of the seven homers coming against Boston...Hit just .205 (16-78) with one homer and eight RBI in 20 April contests...Hit .405 (17-42) in 14 June contests...Hit .292 (56-192) after the All-Star break...Batted .298 (92-309) in his last 92 games to raise his average from .198 to .273
Hit .285 (110-386) with 23 home runs and 58 RBI in 111 games for the Houston Astros...23 home runs were one shy of his
career high of 24, set in 2006...Hit 20-plus home runs for the third consecutive season (2006-08)...Hit a career-high .343 (62-181)
at home...Had seven homers and 15 RBI in last 22 games of the season...Hit .333 (17-51) with eight home runs and 16 RBI in 13
games from the No. 2 spot...Hit .340 (34-100) with eight homers in 28 day games...Hit .338 against NL West clubs...Missed eight
games from Sept. 7-16 with a left groin strain...Hit 12 home runs during the month of August, tying for the most in franchise history
during the month (set by Jeff Bagwell in 2000)...Led the Majors in homers and slugging (.806) in August while ranking second in
the NL in RBI (26; A. Ramirez led with 27)...Batted .379 (39-103) for the month...Was named the co-National League Player of
the Week (along with the Mets' Johan Santana) for his efforts during the week of Aug. 11-17...Hit .571 (16-28, 4 HR, 11 RBI) in
seven games during the week...Posted a career-long, 15-game hitting streak, August 3-18, batting .491 (27-55) with five doubles,
a triple, seven home runs and 17 RBI...Recorded 45 RBI in his last 60 games with an at-bat and slugged .644 beginning July 30...
Hit .300 (95-317) with 22 homers and 54 RBI in 92 games after May 22...Missed 22 games with a fractured left thumb (April 6-30).
Hit a combined .278 (152x547) with 22 home runs, 33 doubles and 67 RBI in 148 games with Houston and Tampa Bay...recorded career highs with 152 hits (146 in 2003) and 55 extra-base hits...finished two home runs shy of his career high (24 in 2006)...hit 33 doubles, his most since recording 36 doubles in 2003...acquired by Houston along with cash considerations from Tampa Bay in exchange for RHP Dan Wheeler on July 28...hit .284 (48x169) with six home runs and 18 RBI in 50 games for the Astros...ranked third on the Astros in hits (48), second in doubles (12), tied for third in home runs (6) and fifth in RBI (18) in 50 games after his acquisition on July 28...played five different positions (1B-18, 2B-39, 3B-80, LF-1, RF-1), including 15 games as a DH, and started three different positions in the field (1B-15, 2B-37, 3B-76) in his time with Houston and Tampa Bay...overall in 2007, batted .304 (45x148) as a second baseman...hit .270 (107x397) at all other positions (1B, 3B, LF, DH)...compiled a career-high 13-game hitting streak from June 6-19 (July 2004)...batted .460 (23x50) with eight doubles, two HR and eight RBI during the stretch...Houston had a 5-0 record when Wigginton hit a HR and the club went 8-7 when he drove in at least one run...started 47 games for Houston at 3B and the club posted a 21-25 record in those games...committed only three errors with Houston, logging a .977 fielding percentage as an Astro...3x5 with his 22nd HR (sixth as an Astro) on Sept. 16 vs. PIT...2x3 with two HR on Sept. 15 vs. PIT, his third multi-HR game of the year (sixth career multi-HR game)...also went 3x5 with a double on Sept. 16 vs. PIT, giving him three 30-plus-double seasons for his career and his first since hitting 30 in 2004 (36 doubles in 2003)...had a seven-game hitting streak from Sept. 1-11 (.435, 10x23), his longest hitting streak since joining the Astros on July 28...recorded career hit No. 600 on Sept. 1 at CHI with a 2x3 effort...hit safely in 18 of 21 games from Aug. 25-Sept. 23 and posted a .325 average in that span (25x77)...1x3 with a game-winning, two-run HR in the eighth inning on Aug. 26 vs. PIT (Astros, 5-4)...walked and scored the winning run in the 10th inning on Aug. 6 vs. CHI (Munson walk-off single, Astros 2-1)...made his Astros debut on July 29 vs. SD and went 2x5...scored six runs in his first six games with the Astros and had three multi-hit efforts in his first four games with Houston...went 2x4 with his first home run as an Astro on Aug. 12 vs. MIL (off C. Vargas)...matched his career-high with four hits on July 15 (4x4) and July 17 (4x4) in consecutive games...recorded a hit in eight consecutive at-bats during that span...registered his fifth career multi-HR game on May 18 vs. FLA...marked his second of the season and third as a Devil Ray...was ejected (3rd base umpire Jim Hoye) on May 11 at BAL for arguing a play at third base, marking the first Tampa Bay player ejected in 2007.
Did not sign with the Rays until January then went on to lead the team and set career highs in
home runs (24) and RBI (79)...Also led the club with 25 doubles and 30 game-tying or go-ahead
RBI...Thirty-eight percent of his RBI were game-tying or go-ahead, 7th best pct. in the AL...15 of his 24 home runs were game-tying or go-ahead and 18 were at home, tying the club
mark for most home runs at Tropicana Field in one season (also Fred McGriff in 1999)...Was enjoying his best month of the season when he was hit by a pitch from New York's Shawn Chacon on July 29 and suffered a fractured bone (5th metacarpal) in his left hand...Missed 30
games...Was batting .317 (19-60) in July and riding a 10-game hitting streak when he was injured...Batted .313 (30-96) when he returned in September and .326 (25-128) after the All-Star Break...Reinstated off the DL on September 1 and that night he delivered a "walk-off" pinch-hit RBI
single in the 9th inning to give the Rays a 2-1 win over Seattle....Not only did the hit extend his hitting streak to a career-high 11 games, but it made him only the second player in the last 15
years to deliver a game-winning pinch hit in his first game back from the DL...The only other
player to do it since 1990 was Barry Larkin for Cincinnati on May 6, 2003 against St. Louis...Hit a pair of home runs off Josh Beckett on July 3 to support Scott Kazmir's 2-hit, 3-0 win
over the Red Sox...Was the 3rd multi-homer game of career, first as a D-Ray...Batted .312 (49-
157) the rest of the season...Of the 7 times the Rays hit back-to-back home runs in 2006, Wiggy was involved in 5 of them...Batted .303 (20-66) with runners in scoring position and two outs...Started 116 games at five different positions: 1B-37, 2B-37, 3B-32, LF-5, RF-5...he was the
only player to start at least five games at five different positions...Also DH'd one game...
Handled 182 chances without an error at 2B...Drove in 24 runs in April tying the club mark also held by Fred McGriff (1998)...Was leading the
AL in RBI as late as May 5, the first Ray to ever lead the league in RBI at any point in the season...He and Jonny Gomes combined for 19 home runs and 47 RBI in April, the most productive
duo in the AL in the season's first month...In a 13-game span between April 11-25, Wiggy
and Gomes combined for 15 home runs and 32 RBI...Ty had 7 home runs and 16 RBI in an 11
game span, April 11-22.
Was Pittsburgh's Opening Day starter at third base...Went 3-for-22 in his first six games...Collected
first RBI in seventh game on 4/11 @Milwaukee...Snapped an 0-for-16 streak with a double in final at
bat on 4/27 vs. Houston...Went deep for the first time and reached base safely in five plate
appearances on 5/8 @Arizona (also scored four times in Pittsburgh's 16-2 win)...Homered twice in 11-5
loss @St. Louis on 5/25, his second career multi-homer game...Hit third home run in two starts on
5/28 @Cincinnati...Was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on 6/5...Went deep in first game with the
Indians on 6/6 vs. Charlotte...Homered for the second time in four games and collected four RBI on
6/9 @Scranton...Hit safely in 11 of his first 14 games with the Indians...Had four consecutive
multi-hit contests from 6/16-19 (8-for-17) and went deep in three straight games from
6/19-21...Reached base safely in 41 straight contests from 6/24 thru 8/8, the third-longest streak in
the International League...Hit just .228 (21-for-92) in 23 games during the month of June, but
rebounded to hit .303 (30for-99) in 26 games the following month...Produced a 13-game hitting streak
from 7/10-27 (game one), going 16-for-50 (.320) with four homers, 12 RBI and nine runs scored...Hit a
grand slam on 7/10 vs. Durham...Homered in back-to-back games on 7/10 and 7/14...Was successful in
each of his last eight stolen base attempts with Indy from 7/18 thru 8/19...Hit safely in final eight
games at Triple-A from 8/15-22, going 15-for-29 (.517) with three homers and eight RBI...Batted .349
(30-for-86) in 22 games during the month of August while playing with Indianapolis...Made 55
appearances @third base, 11 @first base and five @second base while playing at the Triple-A
level...Was named the International League Batter-of-the-Week for the week of August 15-21 after
hitting .519 (14-for-27) with three homers, eight RBI, 11 runs and a .926 slugging percentage for the
week...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 8/22...Started at third base on 8/23 vs. St. Louis and went
2-for-4 with a three-run triple in his first at bat...Hit a three-run homer @Milwaukee on 8/31, his
first with the Pirates since 5/28...Recorded lone sac bunt on 9/4; his third career and first since
6/1/04...Hit .388 (19-for-49) with two homers and 14 RBI in first 17 games upon his return from
Triple-A thur 9/13...Made just six starts in September...Went 3-for-4 in his final start on 9/12 @St.
Louis. ...Appeared in just five of the club's final 17 games and went 0-for-3 with two walks...Made a
total of 40 appearances (36 starts) at third base, three starts at first base and one at second base
while playing with the Pirates...His lone start at second base came on 9/12 @St. Louis...Committed
all nine errors (eight fielding/one throwing) while playing third base...Went 1-for-13 with an RBI as
a pinch hitter, with his lone hit and RBI coming on 9/13 @St. Louis.
Hit .261 with 30 doubles, 17 home runs and 66 RBI in 144 combined games with New York (NL) and Pittsburgh...Began season with Mets...Homered and knocked in four runs in third game on 4/8 @Atlanta...Hit just .188 (9-for-48) in 13 games during the month of April...Was on 15-day disabled list due to abdominal problems from 4/21 thru 5/7...Went 3-for-8 in two rehab games with St. Lucie on 5/5 and 5/6...Returned to action with New York on 5/8...Had career high five hits (5 AB) on 5/19 @Arizona...Homered in back-to-back games on 5/29-30 @Florida and batted .305 (22-for-72) during the month of May...Hit safely in career-high tying eight straight games from 5/26 thru 6/3 (12-for-29, .414)...Went 25 games without a home run from 5/31 thru 6/27...Homered twice on 7/4 vs. New York (AL)...Went 5-for-8 with three homers and five RBI in back-to-back games against the Yankees on 7/3 and 7/4...Batted .340 (32-for-94) with five home runs and 13 RBI in 25 games during the month of July while playing with the Mets...Hit safely in 21 of his last 27 games with New York, including a 9-for-16 (.563) clip in his final four games...Made a total of 66 appearances @third base, 25 @second base and five @first base with the Mets...Was acquired by Pittsburgh on 7/30...Went hitless in first two games with the Pirates before hitting safely in four straight...Hit just .136 (6-for-45) in first 13 contests before first multi-hit game and home run with Bucs on 8/17 @Arizona...Was involved in home plate collision with Arizona's Koyie Hill in 4th inning, which left Hill with a fractured right ankle...Went 6-for-41 (.146) with one extra-base hit (double) and three RBI in next 13 games, dropping average with Pittsburgh to .156 thru 8/30...Hit safely in five straight games from 8/31 thru 9/4...Hit second home run with Pirates on 9/2 @Milwaukee...His average with Pittsburgh went above .200 for the first time in his 40th game on 9/12 and reached a high of .224 on 9/24...Picked up four RBI on 9/18 vs. New York...Homered in back-to-back games on 9/27 and 9/28 (game one) @Philadelphia...Hit safely in five of his last six games and batted .283 (26-for-92) with three homers and 17 RBI in final 30 games, beginning on 8/31...Made 51 starts @third base with the Pirates and committed six errors. ...Made a total of 22 errors during the year; 18 @third base, three @second base and one @first base...Hit .373 (31-for-83) with three homers and 11 RBI in his 25 games as a second baseman.
Spent his first full major league season with the New York Mets in 2003...Was named to the Topps All-Rookie squad and Baseball Digest's All-Star Rookie Team...Received one third-place vote in the National League Rookie of the Year voting...Made 156 appearances, the second-most games played by a New York rookie (Lee Mazzilli played in 159 in 1977)...Established Mets rookie records in hits (146), doubles (36), extra-base hits (53) and at-bats (573)...Led NL rookies in RBI (71), extra-base hits and doubles...Made all 155 defensive appearances (153 starts) at third base...Was the first New York rookie to start on Opening Day since Rey Ordonez in 1996...Started each of the first 21 games; the second-longest streak by a Mets rookie to begin a season (Lee Mazzilli started the first 38 games in 1977)...Had a four-hit game on May 2 @MIL...Had a pair of three-run triples on May 12 and May 13 @COL, becoming the first Mets player to accomplish that feat in consecutive games (the last Major League player to do so was Lenny Harris with LAD in 1990 on May 24 and May 26)...Established club rookie record with 29th double on Aug. 17 @COL...Had his fourth career four-hit game on Sept. 7 @PHI.
Began the year with Norfolk (AAA) of the International League ... His contract was purchased by the Mets on May 15th.
Made his major league debut as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning on May 16th at San Diego ... Struck out.
Became the 124th third baseman in Mets history when he entered the May 17th game at San Diego in the seventh inning.
Collected his first major league hit, a pinch-hit single in the bottom of the fifth inning, on May 29th vs. Philadelphia.
Was optioned to Norfolk on May 31st ... Was recalled from Norfolk on August 4th.
Collected his first major league home run, a three-run shot off the Diamondbacks' John Patterson, on August 4th at Shea ... Also picked up his first big league RBI and double in the contest ... It was also his first major league start (second base) ... Became the first major league player since the Rockies' Derrick Gibson on September 8, 1998 to have four hits in his first big league start ... The four hits and three RBI were career-highs.
Went 3-4 with an RBI and his first major league stolen base, August 6th at Milwaukee.
Was optioned to Norfolk on August 24th ... Recalled again on September 3rd for his third stint with the major league club.
Hit his first pinch-hit home run in the majors on September 4th vs. Florida (Mairena).
Had a career-high five-game hitting streak, September 8th-September 11th (Night Game).
Over his last 20 games with an at-bat, he hit .351 (20-57) with seven doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI.
Made seven starts at first base, nine starts at second base and 11 starts at third base ... Also played two games in the outfield: leftfield at Montreal on September 13th and in rightfield at Philadelphia on September 25th.
For the year, he had nine multiple-hit games, six games with two hits, two games with three hits and the one game with four hits.
Also had one game with two RBI and two games with three RBI.
Hit .324 (11-34) with two home runs and five RBI vs. lefthanded pitching and .293 (24-82) with four home runs and 13 RBI vs. righthanded pitchers.
Batted .280 (53-189) with 11 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 37 RBI in 47 games for Gigante of the Dominican Winter League.
Was on the Disabled List from May 11th-June 20th after undergoing right elbow surgery.
After the surgery he played three games with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League and eight contests with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League, before rejoining Norfolk (AAA) of the International League on July 2nd.
With the Tides, he caught one game, played five games at first base, 24 games at second, 44 games at third and one contest in leftfield.
Finished fourth in the Eastern League in home runs, 10th in RBI, sixth in slugging percentage (.490) and fifth in extra-base hits (50) and home runs per at-bat (one every 22.65 at-bats).
Named the Topps Eastern League Player of the Month for August ... For the month, Ty hit .336 with eight home runs and 34 RBI.
Was also selected the EL's Player of the Week for the period ending August 13th.
Picked to the Florida State League's mid-season All-Star team.
Set a then St. Lucie record with 21 home runs.
Finished third in the FSL in total bases (229) and home runs and led the League's second basemen with a .974 fielding average.
Tied for second in home runs, fifth in hits, tied for fifth in runs, tied for fourth in doubles, tied for seventh in triples, tied for sixth in stolen bases and 10th in RBIs among Mets short-season hitters.