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Nomar Garciaparra: Records and Awards

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Nomar has won several awards throughout his career. These are a few I know of

Member of 1992 USA Olympic Team.

1992 ACC Rookie of the Year

1993 Smith Super Team And NCBWAs First Team All American

Boston Red Sox first round pick in 1994 MLB Draft. 12th pick overall

Voted best defensive shortstop and best baserunner in Double A Eastern League in 1995

Member of Minors Eastern League All-Star Team in 1995

Major League debut August 31, 1996. First Major League hit: Home Run

Member of 1997 AL All Star Squad. Only Rookie to play in game

Won first ever Rookie Home Run Derby at 1997 All Star Game, Participated in the Home Run Derby (had 0 homeruns)

1997 Unanimous AL Rookie of the Year. Only sixth unanimous vote in history

1997 Silver Slugger Award sponsored by Louisville Slugger

1998 ESPY award for breakthrough athlete of the year

American League Co-Player of the Week for June 15-21 1998(.400BA, 2DB, 1TR, 3HR, 6RBI)

125x125downloadeveryAmerican League Player of the Week for July 27 to August 2 1998(.462BA, 1DB, 3HR, 12RBI)

Runner up to Juan Gonzalez for 1998 American League MVP honors

MLB Player of the Month for May 1999

Voted in as starting shortstop in 1999 All-Star Game (went 0 for 2)

Participated in the 1999 All Star Home Run Derby (had 2 homeruns in 1st round, did not advance)

American League Player of the Week September 13-19, 1999(.560BA, 2DB, 4HR, 7RBI)

1999 American League batting champion (.357 average)

Member of the Associated Press MLB All-Star Team 1999

American League Player of the Week for May 24 to June 4 2000(.619BA, 3DB, 2HR, 6RBI)

2000 American League All Star (went 1-2 with a run scored)

2000 American League batting champion (.372 average)

These are a few records and distinctions which Nomar has set during his career

Only Freshman to start for the USA Olympic Team. Only player on 1992 USA team to make it as a walk-on

Fourth player in Georgia Tech history with 100+ hits in a single season

First Major League start was on 9/1/96. Nomar went 3 for 5 with a Home Run for his first Major League hit and had 2 RBI's

Led all AL players in 97 with 209 hits and 11 triples

684 at bats in 97 was an AL rookie record

98 RBI's in 97 was the most ever for a leadoff hitter (record broken in 2000 by Darin Erstad)

Second in AL in 97 with 365 total bases.

Set record for homeruns by a rookie shortstop with 30 in 97. Also was the record for homeruns by a leadoff hitter

30 game hitting streak broke the AL rookie record. Nomar was the 33rd player in History with a 30+ hitting streak.

Followed up with a 24 game streak in 1998

Led AL in 97 with 68 multi hit games and 85 extra base hits

Led all shortstops in 97 with 249 putouts and turned more double plays than any other middle infielder with 113

Had 9 games of more than 8 total bases. Most in AL in 97

Led all AL Rookies in 97 in 13 different categories

First Rookie of the Year with a .300+ average, 30+HR, 90+RBI, and 20+Steals

Set AL Division Series record with 11 RBI vs. Cleveland 1998

On 5/10/99 Became the 11th player in MLB history with 2 grandslams in same game

First time in MLB history 2 players have 2 Grandslams in same game in same season (Nomar and Fernando Tatis in 1999)

10 RBI in a single game most ever by a shortstop(5/10/99)

Only fifth player in Major League history with 30+ homeruns in first two full seasons(others include Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco, Rudy York, Ron Kittle)

Has 21 Hitting Streaks of 10+ Games in Career So Far

Entered July 1, 2000 with BA of .396 , Only 10th time since 1961 player batted .390+ entering July

Nomar was batting .403 on July 19, Only the fourth player with a .400+ average after July 17 since 1941 (Larry Walker-1997, John Olerud-1993 and George Brett-1980)

Batted above .300 for 15 consecutive months of baseball (streak snapped in August 2000)

Led AL in intentional walks for 2000 season with 20

First right handed batter to win back to back batting titles since 1939-1940 (Joe Dimaggio)

First Major League Player to hit three home runs on his birthday 07/23/02 against Tampa Bay (29th Birthday)

26th Player with 5 homeruns in two consecutive games (07/21, 07/23/02)

Had a triple in four consecutive games May 31-June 4, 2003. First Major League player since Sammy Sosa in May 1994

Went 6 for 6 on June 21, 2003 and followed up with a 5 hit performance on June 24, 2003 to became the first player in the post-1961 expansion era to have a five-hit game and a six-hit game in the same week

Had 7 triples in the month of June 2003. First player with 7 triples in a calender month since Craig Reynolds in May of 1981

If you know of any other records or honors to add to my list please let me know at address below.


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