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Career Facts

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Red for on the St Louis Cardinals

At the age of 8 hit a home run to Right Field in his first official Little League AB (1971)
For 20 years held the Claremont (Calif.) Little League record for home runs with 13 (1974)
At game against Ganesha High School hit a 320+ ft Home Run (1981)
Named Baseball MVP in High School along with Mike Alexander (1981)
Holds USC Trojan record with .718 career slugging percentage (1982,1983,1984)
Holds USC Trojan record with 54 career home runs (1982,1983,1984)
Led USC Trojans with 19 HRs (1983)
Led USC Trojans with 39 RBIs (1983)
Holds USC Trojan single season record with 216 total bases (1984)
Led USC Trojans with .387 batting average (1984)
Led USC Trojans with 96 hits (1984)
Led USC Trojans with 80 RBIs (1984)
Led USC Trojans with 75 runs scored (1984)
Led USC Trojans with 20 doubles (1984)
Led USC Trojans with 50 walks (1984)
Led USC Trojans with .871 slugging percentage (1984)
Led USC Trojans with 67 games played (1984)
Led USC Trojans with 32 HRs and set Pac-10 Conference record that still stands (1984)
NCAA home run King in 1984 with 32 home runs (1984)
Was on the 1984 Olympic Team (1984)
Led Olympic Team with 13 doubles (1984)
Ranked 3rd on Oly Team in home runs, RBIs, and BA (1984)
Named college player of the year in by The Sporting News (1984)
Named 1st baseman on The Sporting News college All-America team (1984)
Tied for Class A California League lead in home runs and RBIs (1985)
Was California League's "Rookie of the Year" (1985)
Led California League third basemen with 239 assists and 354 total chances (1985)

Had 1st major league hit on 24 Aug vs. the Yankees Tommy John (1986)
Hit 1st home run on 25 Aug 1986 off Walt Terrel, Detroit Tigers (1986)
Holds record for home runs for a rookie season with 49 (1987)
Holds record for extra bases on long hits for a rookie season with 183 (1987)
Holds record for highest slugging percentage for an A.L. rookie season with .618 (1987)
Was second player in history to be selected unanimously as Rookie of the Year (1987)
Was first rookie ever to hit 30 home runs before the All-Star Break (1987)
Was first rookie ever to hit 5 home runs in two-consecutive games (1987)
Broke the Oakland Athletics home run and RBI record with 47 home runs and 118 RBIs (1987)
Hit 39th home run on 14 Aug 1987, breaking the 57 year-old rookie season home run record (1987)
Hit 49th home run on 04 Oct 1987, setting highest rookie season home run mark (1987)
Tied record for most home runs in 2 consecutive games with 5 on 27/28 JUN 1987 and 10/11 JUN 1995
Tied Andre Dawson for Major League HR lead with 49 (1987)
Named to the A.L. All-Star Team (1987)
Hit 1st career Grand Slam on 11 Aug 1988 off of Dwayne Buice of the California Angels (1988)
Hit game winning home run off Jay Howell in 9th inning of Game 3 in the World Series (1988)
Named to the A.L. All-Star Team (1988)
Reached 100 home runs in 2nd fewest ABs in history (1989)
Hit 100th home run on 05 Jul 1989 off Charlie Liebrandt, Kansas City Royals (1989)
Led Athletics with 33 home runs (1989)
Led A.L. with one home run every 14.8 AB's (1989)
Member of the 1989 World Series Champion Oakland Athletics (1989)
Named to the A.L. All-Star Team (1989)
Led Athletics in RBIs with 108 (1990)
Led Athletics in games played with 156 (1990)
Led the Major Leagues in walks with 110 (1990)
Won A.L. Golden Glove Award at 1B (1990)
Named to the A.L. All-Star Team (1990)
Was only player in history to hit 30+ home runs each of his first 4 seasons (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990)
Named to the A.L. All-Star Team (1991)
Hit 200th home run on 10 JUN 1992 off Chris Bosio, Milwaukee Brewers (1992)
Won UPI A.L. Comback Player of the Year Award (1992)
Won A.L. Silver Slugger Award at 1B (1992)
Led the major leagues averaging one home run every 11.1 ABs (1992)
Led the A.L. with a .585 slugging percentage (1992)
Won the Home Run Derby with 12 Home Runs (1992)
Named to The Sporting News and UPI All-Star teams (1992)
Named by UPI as the Comeback Player of the Year (1992)
Led the Athletics with 104 RBIs (1992)
Led the Athletics with 29 multi-RBI games (1992)
Hit a Home Run at least once verse every A.L. team (1992)
Named to the A.L. All-Star Team (1992)
Won the Home Run Derby (1992)
Season total of 9 homeruns was the 2nd best in history for a player in 100 or fewer at-bats (1993)
One of two players in history to have more RBIs than Hits (1995)
His 39 home run season total were most ever by a player with fewer than 392 at-bats (1995)
Average home run distance of 418 feet was best in the majors (1995)
Led Athletics with 90 RBIs (1995)
Had a career-high 18-game hitting streak from 5/3 to 5/21 (1995)
Hit 269th home run of his career on 9/14 vs Kansas City breaking Oakland's career club record (1995)
Hit 300th home run on 25 JUN 1996 off Omar Olivares, Detroit Tigers (1996)
Holds Oakland Athletics record for home runs in a season with 52 (1996)
Holds Oakland Athletics record for Slugging % in a season with .730 (1996)
Holds Oakland Athletics record for On Base % in a season with .467 (1996)
Won Silver Slugger Award at 1B (1996)
Set record for lowest single season ABs per home run with one every 8.13 ABs (1996)
Hit a home run at least once a series in 20 consecutive series's (1996)
Tied record for most home runs in an inning with 2 (1996)
Hit a league leading 52 home runs, the most hit since 1977 (1996)
Was 14th player in history to hit 50 or more home runs in a season (1996)
Only player to hit 50 home runs and play in fewer than 140 games (1996)
Led majors in slugging percentage with .730 (1996)
Led majors in on-base percentage with .467 (1996)
Led Athletics in BA with .312 (1996)
Had career high 116 BBs (1996)
Had career high 104 Runs (1996)
Had three doubles in a game tying an A's club record (1996)
Named to the Silver Slugger Team (1996)
Named American League Player of the Month for June (1996)
Name to the Associated Press All-Star Team (1996)
Set Athletics record by reaching base in each of his first 48 games and 62 straight dating back to 9/16/95 (1996)
Hit the 9000th home run in Athletics history on 5/28 vs. Boston (1996)
Broke Athletics career record by driving in his 790th career run on 6/16 at Milwaukee (1996)
Named American League Player of the Month in June (1996)
Broke Athletics career home run record on 7/2 with his 303rd career home run (1996)
Hit his 30th home run on 13 July at Texas giving him seven 30-homer seasons, tying Foxx's all-time A's record (1996)
Got his 1000th career hit on 7/22 at Chicago off Tapani (1996)
Hit 40th home run 8/12 vs. Minnesota, making him and Foxx the only two Athletics with three 40-homer seasons (1996)
Hit his 40th in his 294th AB breaking Ruth's record for fewest ABs to 40 homers (1996)
Broke Reggie Jackson's Coliseum career home run record of 144 on 8/18 vs. Baltimore (1996)
Hit a home run at least twice against every team (1996)
Holds career Oakland Athletics home run record with 363 (1986-1997)
Holds career Oakland Athletics RBI record with 941 (1986-1997)
Holds career Oakland Athletics Extra Base hits with 563 (1986-1997)
Holds career Oakland Athletics Slugging % with .551 (1986-1997)
Tied with Jimmie Foxx and Sam Chapman with nine career grand slams for an Athletic (1997)
Holds record for most home runs hit in a month by an Athletic with 11 in April (1997)
First player to hit a home run off of the Jacobs Field Scoreboard (1997)

Only player to hit 20 or more home runs for two teams in one season (1997)
Hit 1st N.L. home run on 08 AUG 1997 (1997)
Holds record for hitting home runs in 17 different Major League ballparks in a single season (1997)
Holds Busch Stadium record for longest home run at 545ft (1997)
Holds record for longest home run at 545ft (1997)
Tied record for most BBs in a 9-inning game with 5 (1997)
Named Player of the Month for September (1997)
Only player to hit 50 home runs while on two different teams in one season (1997)
Became first player to hit two upper-deck homers at the Florida Marlins' Pro Player Stadium on 8/22 (1997)
Only 2nd player in history to hit 50 or more home runs in two consecutive seasons (1997)
Had average of one home run every 11.94 ABs second in history to Ruth's 11.76 ratio (1997)
Had career high 123 RBIs (1997)
Had career high three stolen bases (1997)
Hit a home run against every opponent except Baltimore (1997)
Had a Major League leading 58 home runs (1997)
Tied the major league record for most home runs in one season by a righthanded batter with 58 (1997)
Named the National League's Player of the Week 8/11-17 (1997)
Named the National League Player of the Month for September (1997)
Was named Sportsman of the Year by The Sporting News (1997)
Was Players Choice "Man of the Year." (1997)
Hit 400th home run on 08 MAY 1998 off Rick Reed, N.Y. Mets (1998)
Fastest player to reach 400 home runs with 4,726 ABs (1998)
Holds St. Louis Cardinals team record for home runs in three consecutive seasons with 158 (1997, 1998, 1999)
Holds St. Louis Cardinals team record for home runs at Busch Stadium for a season with 38 (1998)
Holds N.L. record for most home runs at home with 38 breaking Ted Kluszewski's 34 in 1954 (1998)
Holds St. Louis Cardinals team record for home runs in away games for a season with 32 (1998)
Tied Babe Ruth's 1927 record for most homers hit on the road with 32 (1998)
Holds N.L. record for most homers hit on the road with 32 breaking George Foster's 31 in 1977 (1998)
Only Cardinal to hit a Grand Slam on Opening Day (1998)
Tied Willie Mays record (1971) for hitting 4 home runs in first 4 games of the season (1998)
On 4/14 became only Cardinal to hit three home runs in one game (1998)
Tied record for three-homer games in a season with two on 4/14 and 5/19 (1998)
Set Cardinal record for most RBIs by a first baseman with 145 (1998)
Only player to have 2 3-home run games in both the N.L. and A.L.
First player to hit ball completely out of Bank One Ballpark on 12 June 1998 during BP (1998)
Tied for fastest player to hit 20 home runs in a season in 41 games (1998)
Fastest player to hit 40 home runs in a season in 90 games (1998)
Fastest player to hit 50 home runs in a season 125 games (1998)
Fastest player to hit 60 home runs in a season (1998)
Fastest player to hit 70 home runs in a season (1998)
Oldest player to hit 50 home runs in a season on 20 AUG 1998 doing it in 34 years and 324 days (1998)
Tied record for most home runs in the month of May with 16 (1998)
Tied record for most home runs before the All-Star Break with 37 (1998)
Holds record for most home runs through the month of May with 27 (1998)
Holds record for most home runs through the month of June with 37 (1998)
Holds record for most home runs through the month of July with 45 (1998)
Holds record for most home runs through the month of August with 55 (1998)
Holds record for home runs through the month of September with 70 (1998)
Holds St Louis Cardinal home run record for most in September with 15 (1997, 1998)
First player to have 3 consecutive seasons of 50 or more home runs each (1996, 1997, 1998)
Led MLB in home runs in a season with 70 (1998)
Holds record for most home runs in a season with 70 (1998)
Holds N.L. record for most home runs in a season with 70 (1998)
Holds records for most home runs by a right-handed batter with 70 (1998)
Holds records for most home runs by a National League First baseman with 70 (1998)
Holds record for most walks in a season for the N.L. with 162 (1998)
Won N.L. Silver Slugger Award at 1B (1998)
Holds record for lowest single season ABs per home run with one every 7.27 ABs (1998)
Led MLB in slugging average with .752 (1998).
Hit 33 solo homers, 28 two-run homers, seven three-run homers and two grand slams. (1998)
Hit HRs against 65 different pitchers. (1998)
First player to hit a home run into Busch Stadium's "Big Mac Land" on 5/22 (1998)
Was named American Legion Graduate of the Year (1998)
Was named N.L. Player of the Week 3 times (1998)
Was named N.L. Player of the Month for April (1998)
Was named N.L. Player of the Month for May (1998)
Was named N.L. Player of the Month for September (1998)
Was named "American of the Year" by AOL (1998)
Was named, along with Sammy Sosa, Sports Illistrated "Man of the Year" (1998)
Was named, along with Sammy Sosa, The Sporting News "Sportsman of the Year" (1998)
Was named The Associated Press's "Male Athlete of the Year" (1998)
Was named "Hero of the Year" by Time Magazine (1998)
Was named "Most Mannered Person of 1998" by The National League of Junior Cotillions (1998)
Was named Baseball America's "Player of the Year" (1998)
Was named The Player's Choice Awards "Player of the Year" (1998)
Was named Baseball Weekly's "Player of the Year" (1998)
Was named ABC Wide World of Sports "Man of the Year" (1998)
Was named St. Louis Baseball "Man of the Year" (1998)
Was named Missouri Athletic Club "Personality of the Year" (1998)
Was one of People Magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of the Year" (1998)
Was named one of Vanity Fair's "People of the Year" (1998)
Was named one of Barbara Walters' "10 Most Memorable People of 1998" (1998)
Received ESPY award as Professional Baseball Performer of the Year (1998)
Received ESPY award as Male Athlete of the Year (1998)
Was named "Showstopper of the Year" (1998)
Holds record for most home runs in a single round of the Homerun Derby with 13 (1999)
Has hit a Homerun un every Major League Park he has played in (1986-1999)
Fastest player to reach 500 home runs with 5486 ABs (1999)
Named N.L. Player of the Month for July (1999)
Named N.L. Player of the Week once (1999)
Only player in history to hit 50 or more home runs in 4 consecutive seasons (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999)
Oldest player to hit 50 home runs in a season (1999)
Holds record for most home runs in two consecutive seasons with 135 (1998, 1999)
Holds record for most home runs three consecutive seasons with 193 (1997, 1998, 1999)
Holds record for most home runs in four consecutive seasons with 245 (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999)
Set Cardinal record for most RBIs by a first baseman with 147 (1999)
Led MLB with 65 Home Runs (1999)
Led N.L. with 65 Home Runs (1999)
Holds home run record for the most hit in a month on the St. Louis Cardinals with 16 (1999)
Named one of GQ Men of the Year (1999)
One of only two players to hit 60+ a season twice (1998, 1999)
Set record for most home runs while playing first base (1999)
Had his 1,500 Career Hit (a home run) on 09 APR (2000)
Fastest player to reach 20 home runs in a season doing it in 35 games on 24 MAY (2000)
Selected for the All-Star team 11 of his 14 seasons (9 A.L. and 2 N.L.)
Since measuring has the 3 longest home runs ever hit
Since measuring holds the record for longest home runs in 7 parks
Has part of Interstate Highway 70 named after him. Click Here for pictures.

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