December 16, 1992

Benito Santiago


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]

How he was acquired | The Padres signed Santiago as an amateur free agent on Sept. 1, 1982.
How he left | Santiago signed as a free agent with the Marlins on Dec. 16, 1992.

Player most similar to | Tony Pena
Career year [1996] 30 home runs, 85 RBIs, .264 batting average, .332 on-base percentage, .503 slugging percentage.

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

Records |
Longest hitting streak by a catcher [34 games, 1987]
Longest hitting streak by an NL rookie [34 games, 1987]
Most home runs in consecutive at-bats [4, Sept. 15-16, 1996]