Season Higlights

September 10, 1996

1996

Dealt to Orioles by Indians for Kent Mercker on July 21.

In first game in Baltimore as an Oriole again, hits Homer No. 492 on July 22.

In the ninth inning against Chicago, hits 18th career grand slam on Aug. 10.

Hits 496th and 497th homers in Orioles' 8-5 victory over Milwaukee on Aug. 15.

Hits his 500th homer, into the right-field bleachers at Camden Yards, off the Tigers' Felipe Lira in the seventh inning on Sept. 6.

1995

Became 20th member of the 3,000-hit club on June 30 at Minnesota.

Drove in 75 or more runs for the 19th consecutive year, equaling Hank Aaron's record and setting a record for consecutive 75-RBI seasons to start a career.

Became 14th player in history with 1,800 RBIs on Aug. 29 at Toronto.

Drove in the winning run in Game 3 of the World Series to give the Indians their first World Series victory since 1948.

1994

Became baseball's all-time leader among first basemen in games played when he started at first on Opening Day in Cleveland.

On April 21, he homered from both sides of the plate for the 11th time in career, passing Mickey Mantle and setting a major-league record.

Became the 10th player in history with 450 homers and 100 stolen bases by stealing a base on Aug. 26.

1993

Led the Mets in batting average (.285), games (154), hits (174), doubles (28) and RBIs (100).

Reached 100 RBIs for the sixth time in his career and first time since 1985.

1992

Led the Mets in games (156), runs scored (64), hits (144), doubles (37) and RBIs (93).

Hit two grand slams during the season and batted .667 (10-for-15) with the bases loaded, the best average in the National League.

Became baseball's all-time run producer among switch-hitters with two RBIs June 6 against Pittsburgh, passing Mickey Mantle.

Hit his 400th home run on May 3 against Atlanta's Marvin Freeman.

Broke Keith Hernandez's mark for assists by a first baseman.

1991

Finished 11th in the NL with 96 RBIs.

Selected to the All-Star team for the eighth time in his career.

Collected 2,500th career hit off San Diego's Dennis Rasmussen on Sept. 30.

1990

Batted a career-high .330, finishing second in the NL.

Won his third career Silver Slugger Award.

Named to The Sporting News NL All-Star Team.

Posted a .992 fielding percentage at first base and had a streak of 123 straight games without an error that ended April 21.

1989

Led the Dodgers in home runs (20), RBIs (88), runs (75) and games (160).

Led all NL first basemen with a .996 fielding percentage.

Went 127 at-bats without a home run, the longest such streak of his career.

Hit his first career pinch-hit homer on July 27 off Houston's Dave Smith.

1988

Led the Orioles in home runs (28), RBIs (84) and batting average (.287), the fifth time he led the Orioles in all three categories.

Led the team in homers for the sixth time and led it in RBIs for the ninth time.

Played in every game for the fourth time in his career.

Ended his first stint with the Orioles as the team's all-time leader with 333 home runs and was second with 1,190 RBIs and 2,021 hits.

1987

Surpassed Boog Powell's Orioles record for career home runs with his 304th, off Boston's Bruce Hurst on Sept. 12.

Became the only major-leaguer in history to homer from both sides of the plate in consecutive games, connecting on May 8-9 at old Comiskey Park in Chicago.

1986

Led Orioles in batting for a record sixth time by hitting .305.

Missed a career-high 27 games with a hamstring injury.

Placed on the disabled list on July 10 for the first time in his career.

1985

Drove in a career-high 124 runs, finishing second in the AL.

Named Orioles MVP for a record sixth time.

Finished 10th in the league with a .297 average, sixth with 31 homers and third with 111 runs scored.

Tied three club records on Aug. 26 in California by hitting three home runs, collecting nine RBIs and compiling 13 total bases.

1984

Led the AL with a .410 on-base percentage and 19 game-winning RBIs; led the majors with 107 walks.

Won his third straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award at first base.

Finished eighth in the league with a .306 average, ninth with 29 homers and fifth with 110 RBIs.

Hit safely in a career-high 22 straight games from Aug. 17 to Sept. 10, batting .442 (34-for-77).

Played every inning of every game during the season.

1983

Helped the Orioles to the World Series by leading the team with a .306 average, 33 home runs and 111 RBIs.

Scored a career-high 115 runs, finishing second in the league.

Finished third in the AL in slugging percentage and game-winning RBIs, fourth in homers and total bases and fifth in RBIs.

Hit a pair of homers off Philadelphia's Charles Hudson in the decisive Game 5 of the World Series.

Finished second in the MVP voting to teammate Cal Ripken, with 290 votes to Ripken's 322.

1982

Led the Orioles in average (.316), homers (32) and RBIs (110).

Set a team record with 20 game-winning RBIs.

Finished second in AL MVP voting to Milwaukee's Robin Yount.

1981

Led the AL with 78 RBIs (in a strike-shortened season) and tied for the league lead with 22 homers.

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