December 16, 1992

Benito Santiago



Player most similar to | Tony Pena
Career statistics | 217 HRs, 920 RBIs, .263/.307/.415
Career year (1996) 30 HRs, 85 RBIs, .264/.332/.503

Teams | Padres (1986-92), Marlins (93-94), Reds (95), Phillies (96), Blue Jays (97-98), Cubs (99), Reds (2000), Giants (01-03), Royals (04), Pirates (05)

Acquired | Signed by the Padres as an amateur free agent on Sept. 1, 1982.

Gone | Signed a two-year, $7.2 million contract with the Marlins on Dec. 16, 1992.

Resume
• NL Rookie of the Year (1987)
• Five-time All-Star (1989-92, 2002)
• Three Gold Glove awards (1988-90)
• NLCS MVP (2002)

Records
• Longest hitting streak, catcher (34 games, 1987)
• Longest hitting streak, NL rookie (34 games, 1987)
• Most home runs, consecutive at-bats (4, Sept. 15-16, 1996)

March 27, 1992

Gary Sheffield



Player most similar to | Reggie Jackson
Career statistics | 509 HRs, 1,676 RBIs, .292/.393/.514
Career year (1996) 42 HRs, 120 RBIs, .314/.465/.624, 118 runs, 142 walks

Teams | Brewers (1988-91), Padres (92-93), Marlins (93-98), Dodgers (1998-2001), Atlanta (02-03), Yankees (04-06), Tigers (07-08), Mets (09)

Acquired | Traded by the Brewers with Geoff Kellogg to the Padres for Ricky Bones, Matt Mieske and Jose Valentin on March 27, 1992.

Gone | Traded by the Padres with Rich Rodriguez to the Marlins for Trevor Hoffman, Andres Berumen and Jose Martinez on June 24, 1993.

Resume
• Nine-time All-Star (1992, 93, 96, 1998-2000, 03-05)
• Top 10 in MVP voting (1992, 96, 2000, 03-05)

League leader
• Batting average (1992)
• On-base percentage (1996)

The Gary Sheffield Library
Can’t Take Nothin’ Off Nobody | Ricky Reilly, Sports Illustrated (Sept. 14, 1992)