Is one of nine children...Has six children of his own: Vladimir Jr., Vlaimis, Migueito, Vleidi, Pablo, and Vlady...Lived with mother and brother Wilton when brothers both played in Montreal...Was featured in national Pepsi ads that debuted in 2005 with NASCAR's Jeff Gordon, MLS' Freddy Adu and X-Games athlete Shaun White...Was featured on cover of MLB 2006 video game for PlayStation2.
Became all-time major league hits leader (2,587) among Dominican-born players with an RBI single off Josh Beckett on September 26, passing Julio Franco...Recorded the 2,500th hit of his career with a sixth inning double June 16 at Toronto...Set a career-high with seven consecutive multi-hit games May 14-21...Hit his 449th career home run on September 18 against Los Angeles to tie Jeff Bagwell for 35th place all-time on the major league home run list...is also third all-time in home runs by a Dominican-born player behind Sammy Sosa (609) and Manny Ramirez (555)...Did not play an inning of defense for the first time in his career...Batted .311 (84-270) against the AL East, including six of his 13 home runs...Recorded 43 multi-hit games, good for fourth on the club...Batted .400 (16-40) in 10 starts in the #5 spot in the lineup...Batted .349 (38-109) in 28 September contests...Batted .342 (25-73) in 18 games against the Yankees...Recorded a season-high four hits July 30 at New York...Hit in a season-high 14 straight games May 14-29, going 22-for-61 (.361)...Did not draw his first walk of the season until his 116th plate appearance of the year on May 3 at Kansas City...It was the longest streak without a walk to start a season in Orioles franchise history and his 104 PA in April without a walk also set a franchise record for one month...Hit .349 (15-43) in 0-2 counts...Batted just .186 (13-70) with two outs and runners in scoring position...Batted .364 with five homers and 20 RBI in 66 spring training at-bats.
Played in the postseason for the sixth time in the last seven years (missed in 2006) ... Played in his 8th, 9th and 10th postseason series as he helped the Rangers to the World Series (now has played in 6 ALDS, 3 ALCS and a World Series) ... Served as Rangers' primary designated hitter, batting .300 (178-593) with 29 home runs and 115 RBI in 152 games for Texas ... Ranked among AL leaders in RBI (4th), total bases (9th, 294), home runs (T9th), hits (13th, 178), and slugging (13th, .496) ... Batted .306 (160-523) with 25 home runs and 106 RBI in 129 games as a designated hitter in 2010...Had highest average and most RBI of any DH in 2010, 2nd-most home runs ... Became just the 5th different player over the last nine seasons (2002-10) with at least 29 homers and 115 RBI at the age of 35-or-older, joining Gary Sheffield (2004-05), Vinny Castilla (2004), Manny Ramirez (2008), and Carlos Delgado (2008) ... Set a franchise record with four straight multi-hit games to open his Rangers career, the 2nd longest streak by any Texas batter at the start of any season (five by Pete O'Brien in 1988) ... At the end of June, ranked among A.L. leaders in average (5th, .339), slugging (5th, .580), and total bases (6th, 164) ... Beginning July 1, hit .265 (82-310) over final 79 games to finish at .300 as he combined for a .240 (49-204) average in July and
August, but then hit .323 (31-96) in September ... Recorded a season-high 13-game hit streak May 30-June 17, one of 3 hit streaks of at least 10 games ... His 29 homers tied him for 9th in the AL and marked his 12th career season of 25-or-more home runs as he joined Alex Rodriguez (14), Jim Thome (14), Manny Ramirez (13), and Carlos Delgado (12) as the only active players with 12 or more 25+
homer seasons ... Hit just 9 homers in his final 71 games, including span of one HR in 34 games July 10-Aug. 21 ... Became the 32nd player to homer against all 30 MLB franchises with his long ball on May 18 vs. LAA ... Hit a pair of grand slams, May 4 at Oakland and June 30 at LA of Anaheim ... Had 3 multi-homer games, (May 6 vs. Kansas City, May 25 at Kansas City and June 30 at LA of Anaheim) ... Now has 42 career multi-homer games, 5th-most among active players behind only Alex Rodriguez (58), Manny Ramirez (54), Carlos Delgado (49), and Jim Thome (46) ... Homered in 3 straight plate appearances spanning 4 total pitches May 6-7 vs. Kansas City ... Hit a pair of go-ahead homers, both in the 6th inning or later, on May 6 vs. KC, marking the first time a Texas batter had pulled that trick since Juan Gonzalez on July 28, 1992 at Boston (solo HR in 6th and 10th for a 2-1 Texas win) ... Is one of just four active players with 10-or-more 100-RBI seasons, joining Alex Rodriguez (14), Manny Ramirez (12), and Albert Pujols (10) ... Is one of 16 players in the modern era with 10 seasons of 100+ RBI (since RBI were tracked in 1920)...Is the first player in
major league history to compile at least nine 100-RBI seasons, then post a season of 50-RBI-or-less, and return with another season of at least 100 RBI ... Had an A.L.-best 32 go-ahead RBI, 2nd-most in majors (Joey Votto-38) and led the majors with career-high 52 two-out RBI this season ... Was Texas' Player of the Month in May as he batted .330 (36-109) with 10 home runs, 31 RBI (led majors), and 18 runs scored over 27 games ... May marked the first time in his career that he had at least 10 home runs and 30 RBI in the same month and it marked the 7th time a Rangers player had at least 10 HR and 30 RBI in a month, first since Mark Teixeira in July 2004 ... Played just 18 games in the field (16 starts, 15 in RF and one in LF) and threw out Cody Ross trying to stretch a single into a double June 17 at Florida (his only previous ML action in LF had come in two All-Star games (2000, 2006), as only other regular season games anywhere other than right were single games in center field in both 1996 and 1997 with Montreal ... Selected to his 9th career All-Star team this season, his 6th as an elected starter, by receiving 3,926,103 votes to outdistance
the Angels' Hideki Matsui by over two million votes in the designated hitter fan balloting ... In a three-game series June 29-July 1 in Anaheim, his first visit to the Big A since leaving the Angels, went 6-for-11 with 3 HR, a double, and 8 RBI and the Rangers' lone win in that series was Guerrero's 4-for-4, 2-HR, 5-RBI effort.
Batted .295 with 15 home runs, 16 doubles, and 50 RBI over 100 games in his 6th and final season with LA of Anaheim while enduring a pair of disabled list stints...ended stretch of 11 consecutive seasons to bat at least .300 with 25-or-more home runs, a streak which had matched the longest in major league history (also Lou Gehrig, 1927-37)...posted his lowest totals in nearly every major offensive category since 1997, his first full season in the majors, a year also beset with injuries...averaged nearly 3 strikeouts
for every walk, easily the worst ratio of his career...started 96 games, 94 as DH and just 2 in right field...had 16.0 total innings in the
outfield for the year...batted .307 (103-335) over his final 88 games...hit .369 (41-111) in the 7th inning and later, highest figure in majors among players with at least 120 plate appearances...hit .347 (17-49) in close and late situations...did not participate in World Baseball Classic after right knee surgery after the 2008 season.
Marked 12th full season in Majors and fifth with Angels...Batted .303 (164/541) with 31 doubles, three triples, 27 home runs and 91 RBI in 143
games...Logged over a .300 average with at least 25 home runs for the 11th consecutive campaign, joining Lou Gehrig (1927-37) as the only two
players in MLB history to do so..Hit .412 (28/68) in September to raise average from .288 to .303 to secure batting .300-or-higher in each of his 12
full seasons...Rod Carew (13 straight, 1971-83) & Tony Gwynn (17 straight, 1983-99) are the only other players in last 50 years to hit .300 in that many consecutive seasons...Collected 2,000th career hit April 26 at Detroit...Hit came in 6,171st career at-bat, 4th fewest by players who entered MLB in 1950-or-later (Wade Boggs - 5,832, Carew - 5,965 & Gwynn - 6,094)...The trio of Boggs, Carew and Gwynn combined for 345 career home runs while Guerrero has 392 career homers...Logged third multi-HR game of season September 25th at Seattle (36th of career, 17th as an Angel)...Angels were 20-4 when he homered...Just fourth Angel player with at least five consecutive 20-HR seasons...Others are
Tim Salmon (6; 1993-98), Brian Downing (5; 1984-88) and Garret Anderson (5; 1999-2003)...Tied for AL-lead with 27 GIDPs (most in club history; previously 26 by Lyman Bostock in 1978)...Led AL for fourth consecutive season with 16 intentional walks...Had season-best 16-game hit streak June 8-27 (.426; 26/61; 16 R, 6 HR, 13 RBI)...Logged eight outfield assists.
Batted over .300 with 25+ home runs for
10th straight season...Guerrero, Alex Rodriguez
and Andruw Jones are only active players with 10
consecutive seasons with at least 25 home runs
(1998-2007)...His .324 average ranked 8th in AL (2nd among AL outfielders) and 125 RBI ranked third in the circuit...Logged his ninth 100-RBI campaign...Became second Angel to post four consecutive 100 RBI seasons (G. Anderson, 2000-03)...Finished in top 10 in AL in 14 major offensive categories...Tied career-best with 45 doubles which ranked T4th in AL...His last 15 starts of season came as DH (inflamed right triceps)...Connected for two home runs and four RBI Sept. 11 at Bal., his fourth multi-HR game of season and 33rd of career...Hit .354 (58/164) with RISP...Led AL with 28 intentional walks, breaking his own club record of 26 IBB in 2005...Won All-Star HR Derby July 9 at AT&T Park, third Angel to do so (Anderson in 2003 & Joyner in 1986)...His 17 home runs averaged 435 feet, longest of any of the eight participants...Made his 8th All-Star appearance (5th career start), his fourth consecutive appearance with Angels to join Rod Carew (1980-84) as only Angels to make four consecutive All-Star starts...Top vote-getter among AL outfielders with 3,151,387 votes...Hit 9th career walk-off HR (6/3 vs. Bal.), his second as an Angel...Posted fifth career grand slam, May 1 at KC.
Guerrero led the Angels in home runs (33), RBIs (116) and batting average (.329), among other categories. He now has hit .300 or better in all 10 of his full seasons in the Major Leagues. Guerrero was named the Gene Autry Trophy recipient for 2006 as Angels MVP as voted by teammates. The right fielder recorded 200 hits for the fourth time in his career and became the only Angel to reach the barrier in two separate seasons (2004 as well). Guerrero's eight seasons of at least a .300 average, 30 home runs and 100 RBIs are the most among active players outside of Barry Bonds and Manny Ramirez (nine each). He was elected to start in the All-Star Game for the fourth time in his career and made his seventh appearance. Guerrero hit a solo home run off Brad Penny in the second inning of the game, the fourth Angels player to homer in the Mid-Summer Classic. He made 11 errors in the field in 2006, his most in five seasons and the most among American League outfielders. Guerrero batted an American League-best .401 against left-handed pitchers. He posted a 20-game hitting streak from Aug. 13 to Sept. 3. He reached 1,000 RBIs in his career with a run-scoring single against the Devil Rays on July 15 in his 1,389th game, becoming the seventh-fastest active player to reach the milestone. Guerrero recorded the first inside-the-park home run of his career on May 26 against the Orioles.
One of three players in club history with consecutive 30 HR/100 RBI seasons (T. Glaus, M. Vaughn)...3rd in AL hitting .317, 5th with .394 OBP and 6th with .565 slugging pct...T9th in AL with 108 RBI despite missing 18 games on DL...Second hardest to fan in AL 12.4)...Registered 4th multi-HR game of season Sept. 15 vs. Detroit, 27th of career (8th as Angel)...Hit 300th career HR Sept. 2, becoming one of just 11 players in ML history to reach plateau before age 30 (Andruw Jones became 12th player)...26 intentional walks established most single-season in club history (previously 14 by four players) and 21 of 26 IBB came after ASB...Named AL Player of Week (8/8-8/14) after hitting .500 (11/22) with 5 HRs and 13 RBI in six games of road trip...Has won weekly award in every season since 1998...Voted as starting outfielder for AL (3,006,512 votes) and made second consecutive ASG start (third overall)...Sixth ASG appearance (1999-2002, 2004-05)...Posted two grand slams (8/9 @ Oak. & 7/21 vs. NYY)...Led ML batting .443 (35/79, 7 HR, 20 RBI in 19 games) in June, setting new club record for June (previously, Lyman Bostock, .404 in 1978)...Connected for 8th career walk-off HR (first as Angel), June 18 vs. Florida...First time Angels won a 2-1 game with multi-HR game by same player...Placed on DL May 21 with partial separation of left shoulder...Left May 20 game at LAD in 5th inning after jamming left shoulder on head-first slide at home plate...Hit .351 in April - 18th time in career he's hit over .340 for a full month (June marked 19th time and Aug. the 20th time)...HR in three straight games (April17-19), 10th time done so in career...Hit solo HR in 1st inning on first swing of season, April 5 vs. Texas - 4th career Opening Day HR.
Named American League Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA), the second Angel player to be honored in franchise history (Don Baylor - 1979)...Finished with total of 354 points (21 first place votes, five second place votes, one third place vote and one fourth place vote)...Finished 100 points ahead of second place finisher Gary Sheffield...He is the sixth player in major league history to be named MVP in first year after switching leagues and the fifth free agent MVP in first year with new club (first since
Barry Bonds in 1993 with SF - SEE CHARTS)...He is the fourth player born in the Dominican Republic to receive the award (George Bell, Toronto - 1987; Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs - 1998 & Miguel Tejada, Oakland - 2002)...Also named recipient of Gene Autry Trophy (Team MVP) by teammates and to Sporting News' and Baseball America's AL All-Star teams at season's end...Recipient of Louisville Silver Slugger Award (his 4th honor)...Led AL with 124 runs which set new club record...Also led AL with 366 total bases which tied club record (Erstad-2000)...His .337 avg. set a club record for a right-handed batter and 126 RBI are third most in a season in club history...39 HRs rank T3rd in season in Angels' history and .598 slugging pct. ranks 2nd...Hit .536 (15/28) with 10 runs scored, three doubles, six home runs and 11 RBI over final seven games to help Angels overcome three-game deficit in AL West...Batted .371 (39/105) with 24 runs scored, six doubles, a triple, 10 home runs and 23 RBI in Sept. and was named AL Player of the Month (also named AL Player of the Week for final week of season)...Also stole five bases and posted a .733 slugging percentage and a .431 on-base percentage for the month...17th time he's batted over .340 for a full month and 11th time batting .360 or better...Collected fourth multiple home run game of season (2nd in three games) and
23rd of career, Sept. 30 at Texas...Tied club record with 10 home runs in Sept. (Mo Vaughn, 1999)...Posted five 4-hit games (15 times in career)...Posted 206 hits, equaling career-best and reached 200 hits for third time (206 in 2002 and 202 in 1998)...Hit safely in 31 of final 35 games and 40 of last 45 contests...Club went 25-10 when he homered as he reached 30 HRs for sixth time in career...Second player in club history with .300/30/100 numbers - Tim Salmon
(.330/34/105) is only other player to complete the trifecta in 1995...Also became just second player in club history to post at least 120 runs and 120 RBI in same season (Don Baylor, 139 RBI and 120 runs in MVP campaign in 1979) and second player with 200 hits, 100 runs and 100 RBI in season (Erstad - 2000)...Among AL leaders, finished in top 10 in 20 major offensive categories...Angels were 67-21 when he scored a run (19-43 when he didn't score)...T1st in AL with 13 outfield assists...Missed three games (July 24-26) with swollen right hand and wrist suffered when HBP, July 23 at Seattle (X-rays proved normal)...Made fifth All-Star appearance and finished 1-for-4 in Houston...Led AL outfielders with 3,024,870 votes and finished second in total AL votes to Alfonso Soriano (3,466,447)...First Angel outfielder to be voted as starter since Reggie Jackson in 1984...Set Angels' club record with nine RBI, June 2 vs. Boston (previously eight RBI done four times - last by Adam Kennedy in 2000)...Nine RBI were most in ML game in 2004...Posted 30 RBI in June, surpassing club record for the month (29 - three times, last time - Cecil Fielder in 1998)...Collected career home run No. 250, June 20 at Houston...Led Angels batting .368 in May (39/106)...Homered in three straight games for ninth time in career, May 22-24...2004 Post-Season...Made post-season debut in ALDS vs. Boston...Tallied two-run single in 5th inning of Game 2 to give Angels 3-1 lead...Connected for first post-season HR in Game 3 at Fenway Park, a grand slam to tie game at 6-6 in 7th inning...Slam was first in Division Series play since Troy O'Leary in 1999 with Boston and first slam in Angels' post-season history...Led Angels with six RBI in series.
In final year of five-year contract with Montreal, batted .330 with 25 home runs and 79 RBI in 112 games...Missed significant time in May, June and July due to back pain, which was caused by a herniated disk...Missed 40 games on disabled list...Injury did not require surgery...Played in three games for Brevard County during a rehab stint, July 17-20...Went 3-for-6 with a home run and one RBI...Despite missed time, marked sixth straight season he collected at least 25 home runs and first campaign he didn't post at least 34 home runs since 1997...Nearly won Expos' Triple Crown, but Orlando Cabrera posted one more RBI (80 to 79)...Batted .301 with eight HR and 33 RBI in 50 games before injury, hit .353 with 17 HR and 46 RBI in 62 contests after return...With 454-foot homer off Odalis Perez, August 21 at Dodger Stadium, moved past Andre Dawson (225) into sole possession of first place on Expos' all-time home run list...Passed Dawson in 1,945 fewer at-bats...Named National League Player of Month in August...Marked fifth player of month honor in career...Hit .349 (37-for-106) with eight doubles, one triple, 10 home runs and 25 RBI...10-homer month was sixth of career...Drove in 25 or more runs in single month for eighth time...Despite playing in only 112 games, ranked fourth in baseball with 22 intentional walks...Only Barry Bonds (61), Manny Ramirez (28) and Carlos Delgado (23) owned more...Played in 1,000th big league game on September 23 at Atlanta...Hit 7th-inning two-run homer on September 14 vs. New York (NL) to complete the cycle, Expos' sixth cycle in 35 National League seasons....Hit 502-foot home run, July 28 vs. Atlanta off Mike Hampton...Blast was longest home run hit to left field in 27-year baseball history of Olympic Stadium...Expos management erected a "502" sign/marker where ball landed...On March 25, MLB President and COO Bob DuPuy reduced his suspension from three games to two stemming from March 10 Expos-Marlins contest that included first inning on-field fracas...Sat out Expos' first two games of season, March 31-April 2, at Atlanta...Batted .393 with nine home runs in 84 at-bats against left-handed pitchers...Hit .314 with runners in scoring position (33/105)...Hit .375 (57/152) with 13 home runs and 48 RBI at Olympic Stadium...Batted .440 (37-for-84) with eight home runs when putting first pitch in play...Posted season-high five RBI in first of two games played, April 19 vs. Cincinnati...Hit game-ending three-run shot off Jaret Wright in 10th inning of 12-9 win, May 7 vs. San Diego, his seventh career walk-off HR.
Ranks among Expos all-time leaders in every offensive category...In 2002, became one of five players in major league history to record a .300 batting average, 30 HR, 100 RBI and 100 runs in five straight seasons, doing so from 1998-2002...Joined Lou Gehrig (nine seasons, 1929-37), Babe Ruth (seven, 1926-32), Jimmie Foxx (five, 1932-36) and Frank Thomas (five, 1993-97)...Four-time All-Star enters 2004 as career .323 hitter in 1,004 major league games...His 234 home runs in eight seasons with Montreal stands as club record...Since 1998, has averaged a .325 clip with 99 runs, 37 home runs, 110 RBI, 20 stolen bases and 12 assists per season...Single-season career bests include .345 average and 44 home runs in 2000, 131 RBI in 1999 and 206 hits in 2002...Became second youngest active player to reach 200 home runs in 2002 when he reached mark at exactly same age as Ken Griffey Jr. (26 years, 182 days)...In 2002, became fifth player in history with consecutive 30/30 seasons (also Willie Mays 1956-57, Bobby Bonds 1977-78, Ron Gant 1990-91 and Barry Bonds 1995-97)...In 1999, was the youngest of four players to have 30 homers and a 30-game hitting streak in same season, joining Rogers Hornsby (1922), Joe DiMaggio (1941) and Nomar Garciaparra (1997)...Three-time Louisville Silver Slugger recipient...At 22, became youngest Expos player to reach 30 HR mark, 200 hits and 100 RBI plateau...Only two players in major league history - Mel Ott and Joe DiMaggio - had a season in which they matched or surpassed Guerrero's numbers in each of those three categories before turning 23...Fell one home run short of becoming just fourth ever player to enter elite 40/40 club in 2002 (39 HR, 40 SB)...Has been named NL Player of Month five times and Player of Week six times...Owns 130 career intentional walks and 84 career outfield assists...Has seven career "walk-off" HR...Owns 19 two-HR games in his career.
Named team captain during spring training and earned honor of Expos' Player of Year for fourth time in five years...Joined Gary Carter as only four-time winners of award...Set team record with 206 hits...Came one HR short of becoming fourth member
of baseball's 40/40 Club, hitting 39 HR and stealing 40 bases while missing only one game...Totaled 14 outfield assists to tie Larry Walker for National League lead, third best in majors...Reached 100-RBI and 100-run plateau for fifth consecutive season...Ranked in NL's Top 5 in 14 offensive categories...Voted to Sporting News
' NL All-Star team completing outfield with Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa and voted to USA Today Sports Weekly's
Team as best right fielder in majors...Received Silver Slugger Award for third time as voted by managers and coaches...Runner-up to Alex Rodriguez for Hank Aaron Award recognizing best overall hitter in each league...Finished fourth in NL MVP vote, being named on 31 of 32 ballots for 168 points behind Bonds (448), Albert Pujols (276) and Lance Berkman (181)...On second-last day of season against Reds, hit very top of right field wall, missing homer by inches...Only three players in MLB history have hit at least 40 HR and have stolen a minimum of 40 bases in same season: Jose Canseco (42 HR/40 SB in 1988 with Oakland), Barry Bonds (42/40, 1996 with San Francisco) and Alex Rodriguez (42/46, 1998 with Seattle)...According to Elias Sports Bureau, only one other player has missed the elusive 40/40 mark by one HR...Bobby
Bonds hit 39 HR and stole 43 bases with San Francisco Giants in 1973...Was only NL player and one of only three players in majors to top 200-hit plateau in 2002, joining New York Yankees' Alfonso Soriano (209) and Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki (208)...In addition to leading league in hits (206), also paced NL in total bases (364)...Finished second in multi-hit games (60), batting versus right-handed pitching (.347) and intentional walks (32), while recording second-longest hitting streak in majors (26 games)...Streak was second-longest in franchise history - behind his own 31-game streak posted in 1999...Joined FLA's Luis Castillo and BOS' Nomar Garciapparra as only active players to collect 30- and 20- game hitting streaks in their career...Hit safely in 33 of 35 games, July 30-September 6, hitting .383 (51/133) during that time.
Became second-youngest active player to hit 200 career HR before age of 27 (26.182), hitting a solo shot off Mike DeJean in ninth inning August 9 at Milwaukee...Achieved mark at exactly same age as Ken Griffey, Jr., while trailing Alex Rodriguez (25.290)...HR was also his 30th of season, marking his fifth straight 30+ HR season...Was elected to start All-Star Game for first time in career...Gained 1,307,622 votes, placing third among outfielders, behind Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa...Was 1-for-2 with a single and a run scored at July 9th game at Milwaukee's Miller Park...Was his fourth All-Star Game...His first-inning single off FLA's Brad Penny July 20 at Florida marked 1,000th hit of his career...Became fifth-youngest active player to reach mark (26 years, 162 days), trailing only Roberto Alomar (25.190), Ken Griffey Jr. (25.268), Alex Rodriguez (25.283) and Derek Jeter (26.92)...Became ninth repeat 30/30 member in ML history, August 30, stealing 2B versus ATL's John Smoltz & Javy Lopez...Set team record, September 4 versus Philadelphia, with 27th intentional walk, breaking Expos' old mark (26, Tim Raines, 1987)...Finished with 32 IBB...Hit two walk-off HR (vs. ARI's Curt Schilling August 1 & vs. ARI's Byung-Hyun Kim July 30)...Collected five multi-HR games (April 16 vs. CHI, April 28 vs. STL, May 1 @ HOU, July 11 vs. ATL, July 17 vs. NYM)...Homered in three straight games, July 11-13 against visiting Atlanta...Named NL Player of Month for April...28 RBI set a team record for most RBI in April, breaking old mark of 27 (Henry Rodriguez, 1996; Guerrero, 2000)...Named NL Player of Week for April 22-28...Hit .520 (13/25), two 2B, three HR, six RBI, six runs, four SB, .960 slugging, .613 on-base, 24 total bases and three assists.
Hit .307 with 107 runs scored, career-best 45 doubles, 34 home runs and 108 RBI in 159 games with Montreal...Was third in NL in stolen bases (37) and outfield assists (14), sixth in doubles, eighth in multi-hit games (56), ninth in extra-base hits (83) and 10th in hits (184)...Became first Expos' player in team history to attain 30 HR and 30 SB in same season, September 1 at Philadelphia...Stole second base off Robert Person and Johnny Estrada in sixth inning of a 4-1 loss at Veterans Stadium...Named to NL All-Star team for third consecutive year...Bat barrel hit Tommy Lasorda coaching third base...Hit first career grand slam, July 1 off Pirates' Jimmy Anderson in third inning at Olympic Stadium...His two-run HR off Marlins' Josh Beckett September 19 gave him 101 RBI, marking fourth straight year with 100+ RBI...Finished season with 108 RBI and 107 runs, marking fourth straight season with 100+ RBI and runs...Set career-high and tied club record with three doubles, June 2 vs. Phillies, to cap four-hit, six-RBI night.
Experienced another record-breaking season with Montreal, completing his second straight campaign with at least 40 HR and 120 RBI and his third straight with at least 35 HR and 100 RBI...Joined Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and Jimmie Foxx as only players with 30 home runs, 100 RBI and .300 BA in three consecutive years before the age of 25...Ranked among NL Top 10 in 13 categories...Finished tied for 2nd in NL in triples (11); 3rd in total bases (379); batting (.345) and slugging (.664); 4th in home runs (44), multi-hit games (58) and hits (197); 5th in RBI (123) and extra base hits (83)...Finished tied for 5th with 12 outfield assists...Rewrote club record book in seven different offensive categories: Batting average (.345), home runs (44), total bases (379), home runs at home (25), extra bases on long hits (179), home runs, month (13 in September) and slugging percentage (.664)...Received Silver Slugger Award for second time, as voted by managers and coaches...Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa completed the outfield...Named to AP Major League All-Star Team for first time and to Sporting News
All-Star team for second straight season...Started in LF in Midsummer Classic at Atlanta as a replacement for injured Barry Bonds...Went 1-for-2 with a single in third spot of the order...Was first Expo to start All-Star Game since Marquis Grissom (LF) in 1993...Participated in Home Run Derby.
NL Player of Month for April after leading the league in BA (.410), total bases (66) and slugging (.795)...Tied a club record for most RBI in month (27), set by Henry Rodriguez in 1996...Was runner-up to Rockies' Todd Helton for Hank Aaron Award recognizing best overall hitter in each league...Finished sixth in NL MVP voting...Hit two homers on April 3 (Opening Night) vs. L.A., connecting for his 500th career hit - a HR in 5th off Kevin Brown...Also hit solo HR in 8th off Terry Adams...Became second Expo to homer twice in season opener (Al Oliver, 1983 at Chicago)...Clubbed 100th career homer (solo) off Colorado's Julian Tavarez, April 26...Was 436th career game - 16th-fastest in ML history...Went 3-for-5, 3B, 2 HR and four RBI August 8 at Arizona...11 total bases were a career high...Hit two home runs in back-to-back games for first time in his career, Sept 17-18...Connected for a franchise record 24th HR at home on September 19, hitting a solo shot off Florida's Reid Cornelius, surpassing his previous record of 23 set in 1999...Hit total of 25 round-trippers at home in '00...Hit franchise record 43rd HR off FLA's A.J. Burnett on September 21, surpassing his previous mark of 42 set in 1999...Also went 1-for-3, 2 BB, IBB in game, setting club record for most total bases in a season with 368, surpassing his previous mark of 367 set in 1998...Connected for HR # 44 (452 ft.) off Ryan Demspter on September 26 at Pro Player Stadium...Set club record with 13 HR in September, eclipsing previous mark of nine.
The first season of his new five-year contract with Expos, established seven offensive club records while finishing among NL Top 10 in 11 different categories...131 RBI set new Expos record and stands as career-best, eight more than Tim Wallach's 123 set in 1987...Also finished season with 366 total bases, one less than his own club record set in 1998...Became first in franchise history to hit 30 or more homers and drive in at least 100 runs in two consecutive campaigns...Finished second in NL in total bases (366); 4th in extra base hits (84) and intentional walks (14); 5th in homers (42), tied with Astros' Jeff Bagwell in RBI (131), and hits (193)...Finished tied for third with 15 outfield assists...Hit safely in 31 consecutive games from July 27-August 26, going 49-for-127 (.386) with 12 doubles, one triple, 11 homers, 10 walks, four stolen bases and 27 RBI...Streak set a franchise record, surpassing Delino DeShields' 21-game streak set from June 28-July 21, 1993...Was also longest hitting streak in majors in 1990's...Was fifth-longest streak since 1949...Out of 31 games, 15 of them were multi-hit affairs...24 of 49 hits went for extra bases, as he compiled a .756 slugging percentage during stretch...He is youngest of four players to have 30 homers and a 30-game hitting streak in the same season, joining Rogers Hornsby (1922), Joe DiMaggio (1941) and Nomar Garciaparra (1997)...Joined Joltin' Joe and Hornsby in baseball history to have 30-game streak, along with at least 30 homers and 100 RBI in the same season...42 homers is co-highest total by a player with at least a 30-game hit streak...Rodgers Hornsby also hit 42 home runs to go along with a 33-game hitting streak in 1922.
Sat out on August 31 at Arizona with a bruised left knee to snap a 276 consecutive games appearance streak...Was first game missed since April 19, 1998 at Houston, ending third-longest consecutive game streak in majors...His 84 extra-base hits were two more than his club record set in 1998...His .600 slugging pct. surpassed .592 set by Moises Alou in strike-shortened 1994 season and his own .589 mark set in 1998...Named to The Sporting News year-end All-Star team...Became first Expos' player to win award since Moises Alou in 1994...Claimed Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award, becoming first Expo such honored since Alou and Wil Cordero in 1994...NL Player of the Month for August after batting .355 with 12 home runs and 29 RBI while also collecting 10 doubles and compiling a slugging percentage of .742...Was also named NL Player of the Month in July, 1998...Hit two homers in a game three times: May 16 at PIT (6th and 7th inning), August 10 vs LA (5th and 7th inning) & on October 2 at Philadelphia (1st and 6th inning)...Homered in three straight games from October 1-3 at Philadelphia...Represented Expos at All-Star Game in Boston...Grounded in to FC in only at-bat in what was first All-Star Game appearance...Tied club record for most RBI in August with 28, set by himself in 1998...Also tied the franchise mark for most HR in a month (12), set by Rusty Staub in August, 1970...Went 2-for-4, 2 HR, and a career-high 6 RBI October 2 at Philadelphia...In that contest, He and his older brother Wilton homered...Vladimir went deep twice and collected six RBI while Wilton hit a grand slam off Paul Byrd...The Guerreros hit three homers and set a major league record by combining for 10 RBI by brothers in same game.
Spent first full season in majors with Expos...Ranked near top in 10 different major offensive categories...Was one of only 10 players to reach 200-hit plateau...Edited six franchise records for home runs (38), extra base hits (82) and total bases (367)...Finished 3rd in NL in multi-hit games (63), 4th in total bases (367), hits (202) and extra base hits (82, tied with Greg Vaughn), 6th in HR (38, tied with Moises Alou and Jeromy Burnitz)...At 22, became youngest Expos player to reach 30 HR mark, 200 hits and 100 RBI plateau...Only two players in major league history - Mel Ott and Joe DiMaggio - had a season in which they matched or surpassed Guerrero's numbers in each of those three categories before turning 23...Voted National League Player of Month for July after batting .385 with 11 homers and 27 RBI while compiling a .771 slugging percentage...Named NL Player of Week (July 20-26) for first time in his career, hitting .433 with 5 HR, 13 RBI in 8 games...Went 2-for-3, with two HR April 2 vs Pittsburgh at Olympic Stadium, first multi-HR effort of career...Homered in four straight games from July 22-24, fifth player in franchise history to homer in four straight contests, joining Moises Alou, Andre Dawson (twice), Henry Rodriguez & Mitch Webster...When Wilton joined his brother, they became third of four brother combinations in Expos' history...Became first brothers to actually play with Montreal at same time...On August 15 at Cincinnati, both Vladimir & Wilton homered in same contest...Marked first time brothers homered for same team in same game since May 28, 1996 when Cal Ripken (3 homers) and Billy (1) connected at Seattle...Hit two doubles in 7th inning on June 11 vs. Yankees...200th hit came on a single, September 26 at St. Louis to become just third different Expo to reach plateau.
Was favored to be NL Rookie of Year when he reported to spring training for Montreal, but several key injuries sidelined hopes...Missed total of 52 games due to three DL stints...Selected by Montreal chapter of BBWAA as Rookie of Spring Training Camp after batting .358 with four doubles, two triples, four HR and 11 RBI during Grapefruit League schedule...Was only rookie to make club out of spring training...Spring came to sudden end on March 30, as he was placed on DL with fractured left foot after hitting foul ball off of it...Plagued by injuries through entire year, limiting him to 85 starts in 90 games...Appeared in 45 games prior to All-Star break and 45 afterwards...Made first appearance of season, May 3 at S.D., and homered following day...Pulled right hamstring, June 5 and was DL'd from June 6-20...Suffered hairline fracture in fifth metacarpal bone in left hand, July 11 at Cincinnati, after getting hit by a pitch...Did not return to play until July 27...Was hitting safely in 15 of his last 17 games prior to injury, going 26-for-67, .388 with three doubles, two triples, four HR and 13 RBI during span...Missed two games with strained right quadricep muscle after running from first to third in the 7th inning at Coors Field on July 30...Missed two games August 28-29 with a strained back...Suffered strained left
quadricep muscle while running to first base in his first at-bat in a game on September 9...Went 4-for-4 on June 27 at Florida for first career four hit effort...Collected three hits off Kevin Brown and drove in a run with bases-loaded single in 8th frame in a 2-0 win...Hit HR off Pat Hentgen on his first interleague pitch seen, June 30 at SkyDome...Hit game-winning, two-run HR in 10th inning off Red Sox' Joe Hudson, September 1...Homered in consecutive games for first time in his career, Sept. 4-5.
Started season at single-A West Palm Beach, batting .363 with five HR, 18 RBI in Florida State League...Called up to Harrisburg and became Eastern League's youngest position player on his way to becoming youngest player ever to win batting title with .360 average...Led all minor league baseball in batting average...Hit safely in 25 of first 26 games...Named Eastern League Batter of the Week after hitting .440 (11/25) in his first week...Hit in 19 straight games from May 9-29, going 31-for-70, .443, nine doubles, five HR, 17 RBI...Named to League All-Star team...Named Expos' Player Development Player of Month three consecutive months, from April-June...Also named TOPPS Player of the Month in June after batting .398, eight doubles, four HR and 26 RBI in 30 games...Selected as Sporting News
Minor League Player of the Year, Eastern League MVP and Rookie of the Year, Baseball America's
Double-A Player of the Year, and Eastern League All-Star (OF) after helping Harrisburg win Eastern League championship...Also named Rawlings' Rookie of the Year and 1996 All Star (OF)...His contract was selected by Montreal from double-A Harrisburg on September 12, 1996 after Senators captured Eastern League title...Debut came September 19 at Atlanta, going 1-for-5...Singled to center off Steve Avery in second at-bat for first ML hit...First HR and RBI came off Mark Wohlers September 21 - a 1st-pitch solo shot off the right field fair pole...Started four straight games in Atlanta series, going 4-for-17 against likes of Avery, Glavine, Neagle and Smoltz...Batted .258, two HR, nine RBI with Estrellas in the Dominican Winter League.
Claimed South Atlantic League batting crown...Hit .333 for Albany, adding 21 doubles, 10 triples and 16 homers...Named to SAL mid-season All-Star team and post-season All-Star squad...Selected Expos Player Development Player of Month for April and May...Named by Baseball America
as Expos' best prospect and second best in South Atlantic League...Had surgery on left knee to repair a torn
meniscus, August 29 by Dr. Larry Coughlin at Montreal.
Had one of greatest half-season performances in 10-year history of Dominican Summer League, hitting .424 with 12 HR and 35 RBI (.935 slg. pct.) in 25 games, prompting Expos to move him to Rookie Gulf Coast team in Florida...Was named TOPPS Player of the Month for August after batting .288 with five doubles, four HR and 14 RBI...Tied for third among GCL hitters in extra base hits (21) and tied for fifth in doubles (13)...Named GCL MVP.
After signing in March, made professional debut at age of 17 in Dominican Summer League and hit .333 (35/105) in 34 games.