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#25            JASON GIAMBI            1B

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QUICK FACTS:


Full Name: Jason Gilbert Giambi

Nickname(s): Giambino

Birthplace: W. Covina, CA

Birthdate: 1/8/1971

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 230

B/T: L/R

 

2005 STATS:


G: 139                                             AB: 477                             R:74

H: 113                                             HR: 32                               RBI: 87

OBP: .440                                       SLG: .535                          AVG: .271

 

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS:


  • 2005 AL Comeback Player of the Year
  • 4 time All-Star (‘00-’02, ’04)
  • 2000 AL MVP
  • 2 Silver Sluggers (‘02-’01)
  • AL Player of the Month (July ’03, July ’05)

BIOGRAPHY

 

Was signed by Ed Crosby...played Little League baseball in the West Covina area...graduated from South Hills High School (1989) in West Covina...lettered three seasons in baseball, three in basketball and two as a quarterback in football earning all-league honors in each sport...was the league basketball MVP his senior season...drafted by Milwaukee (43rd round) out of high school but elected to attend Long Beach State University where he played baseball and majored in business...was the Big West Conference Freshman of the Year in 1990 and earned all-league first team honors twice...as a sophomore led the Big West Conference in hitting with a .407 average and for his college career hit .397...was a member of the 1991 All-College World Series team....was a member of the bronze medal winning U.S. baseball team at the 1991 Pan Am Games in Havana, Cuba, and a member of the U.S. Olympic club that competed in Barcelona in the summer of 1992...lists offroading and the WWF as two of his hobbies...launched "Operation Gumby" in 1999 which reaches out to children across the country to deal with the issue of bed-wetting...is also a spokesman for CAP Cure which helps raise money and awareness in the fight against prostate cancer...has also sponsored the Oakland Special Olympics Soccer Team and is involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters...received the Dave Stewart Community Service Award and the Fred Hutchinson Award in 2000...grew up a Yankees fan and his favorite baseball player is Mickey Mantle...brother Jeremy plays for the Red Sox. 

 

2005 CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

 

Hit .271 (113-for-417) with 32 HR and 87 RBIs in 139 games with the Yankees (78 starts at 1B, 58 at designated hitter). ... Ranked first in the American League with a .440 on-base percentage and 108 walks, and fourth with 19 HBP. ... Was batting a season-low .195 (15-for-77) with 3 HR and 6 RBIs in his first 27 games of the season. ... Hit .288 (98-for-340) with 29 HR and 81 RBIs in final 112 games (5/13-10/1). Hit two-run walk-off HR in the 10th in 6/15 win vs. Pittsburgh. Was his third career walk-off home run (second as a Yankee, last on 5/17/02 vs. Minnesota). ... Hit two solo-HRs in 7/4 win vs. Baltimore. His solo HR in the second made him the 33rd player to hit 100 home runs as a Yankee. ... Hit two solo home runs in 7/21 loss at Los Angeles -- his second straight multi-home-run game and third of the season. Became only the second Yankee in the last 30 years to hit two or more home runs in two consecutive games, joining Paul O'Neill in 1998. ... Hit solo home runs in the second and seventh (18th and 19th) -- his fourth multi-homer game of the season in 7/31 win vs. Angels. The second homer that day was No. 300 of his career. ... Was named the American League Player of the Month for July, batting .355 with 24 RBI while leading the league with 14 homers, a .974 slugging percentage, a .524 on-base percentage, and 74 total bases. ... The 14 home runs in July were the most in a month by a Yankee since Mickey Mantle hit 14 in July 1961. ... Had four multi-homer games over a 14-game span from 7/20-8/4. Only five other players in Major League history had four multi-homer games over a span of 14 team games (Mel Ott, Harmon Killebrew, Frank Howard, Albert Belle and Barry Bonds). ... Equaled his single-game career high with seven RBI in 8/28 win vs. Kansas City, going 3-for-3 with 2 HR. Recorded his 1,000th career RBI with a third-inning, three-run HR and his 1,500th career hit with a fifth inning two-run HR.

 

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