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)

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