5. Luis Gonzalez
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 3, 1967 in Tampa, FL USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 04, 1990
  • Final Game: September 28, 2008
  • Silver Slugger - 2001
  • TSN All-Star - 2001
  • Branch Rickey Award - 2005
 
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Luis Gonzalez was a good baseball player before he was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks but it was in the desert where he became an All Star and the team’s premier offensive threat.

Gonzalez’ 1999 debut season with the D-Backs saw him post career highs in Hits (206) and Batting Average (,336) and it would be his first of three .300/.400/.500 Slash Lines.  It also marked the first of five consecutive RBI seasons. 

2001 was without a doubt the best season of his career.  “Gonzo” would blast 57 Home Runs with a Slash Line of .325/.429/.688 and finished third in MVP voting.  More importantly he would help the Diamondbacks win the World Series in 2001 and would have the Series winning hit. 

Luis Gonzalez would represent Arizona five times in the All Star Game and accrued 224 Home Runs over his career with the team.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Traded from the Detroit Tigers for Karim Garcia 6/9/09.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers 12/8/06.
  • Games Played: 1194
  • Major Accolades and Awards: 780 Runs Scored
    1,337 Hits
    310 Doubles
    27 Triples
    224 Home Runs
    774 RBI
    32 Stolen Bases
    .298/.391/.529 Slash Line
    30.0 bWAR
  • Other Points of Note:

    World Series Champion (2001)

    All Star (1999, 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2005)

    Silver Slugger (2001)

    Most Plate Appearances (2001)

    Most Hits (1999)

    Most Putouts by a Leftfielder (1999, 2000 & 2001)

    Most Total Zone Runs by a Leftfielder (1999)

    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Leftfielder (2000 & 2001)
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