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Robin Ventura


This page is dedicated to my favorite 2001 Met, Robin Ventura - #4. Robin is a great inspiration to fans. He has a very positive and calm attitude, and is, surprisingly, rather quiet. A great role model, Robin is a warm guy who actually cares about his fans, especially children. I've read many fan encounters with Mr. Ventura, where he had provided great support and caring to his fans in times of trouble. Robin Ventura is an a very talented hitter and third baseman. He is a six-time Gold Glove winner. baseman. He was on the Chicago White Sox from 1989 until 1998, when he then came to the New York Mets. He is one of the most accomplished and likeable players in the game, which is why he is admired and adored by so many.


Robin's Biography from

Yahoo! Sports

Biography

Third base had been a revolving door for the Mets until Robin came aboard in 1999. A six-time Gold Glove winner (five in the American League and one in the National), he's a disciplined hitter who gets goose bumps with the bases loaded. Robin entered 2001 with 14 career grand slams, tied for first among active players and tied for ninth on the all-time list. No Mets fan will ever forget his "grand single" in Game 4 of the 1999 National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves. With the bases loaded in the 15th inning, Robin hit the ball over the fence, but the "slam" was ruled a single because his joyous teammates prevented him from touching all the bases.

Robin had one of baseball's top amateur careers at Oklahoma State University. He won numerous Player-of-the-Year awards and garnered national publicity for his 58-game hitting streak as a sophomore. A member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1988, Robin hit .409 in Seoul to help his club win the gold medal. He began his Major League career with the Chicago White Sox the following year and quickly became a stalwart at the Hot Corner. Robin spent a decade with the Pale Hose, twice knocking in 100 runs and hitting more than 20 homers on five occasions. He hit 32 and 24 home runs in his first two seasons with the Mets, recording career-highs in both RBIs (120) and batting average (.301) in 1999.

Robin's Vital & Batting Stats
from Yahoo! Sports
player photostats graphBats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 6-1
Weight: 198 lbs
Positions: 3rd Baseman, 1st Baseman
Born: July 14, 1967, Santa Maria, California
College: Oklahoma State


Batting - last 3 years
YEARTEAMG ABRH 2B3BHR RBIBBIBB KSBCS OBPSLG AVG
1999
2000
2001
NYM
NYM
NYM
161
141
123
588
469
395
88
61
61
177
109
91
38
23
13
0
1
0
32
24
18
120
84
49
74
75
75
10
12
8
109
91
87
1
3
2
1
5
5
.379
.338
.352
.529
.439
.400
.301
.232
.230
Career
 
1679
5994
868
1621
293
13
245
994
892
116
946
21
37
.363
.446
.270