LAKEWOOD ALUMNI PROFILE


Name: Chris Gomez
High School: Lakewood HS (1989)
Position: Infielder
College: Loyola-Marymont,Long Beach State University (Loyola-Marymount from 90-91, Long Beach State 1992)
College Highlights: 1990 Freshman All American, Baseball America Second Team All-American, 1991 All Conference, Collegiate Baseball First Team All American,
Drafted: Drafted - Selected by California Angels in 37th Round (953rd overall) of 1989 amateur entry draft (June-Reg) ... Selected by Detroit Tigers in 3rd Round (84th overall) of 1992 amateur entry draft (June-Reg) Jun 6,1992 - signed
Minor Leagues: Played 2 seasons - 1992 London AA, 1993 Toledo AAA, 2001 Portland-Durham AAA,
Professional: Played 14 seasons - Detroit Tigers (1993-1996) San Diego Padres (1996-2001) Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2001-2002) Minnesota Twins (2003) Toronto Blue Jays (2004) Baltimore Orioles (2005-2006)
Pro Highlights: His first major league hit was a triple of Kansas City Royals pitcher Frank DiPino. Tigers news broadcasters elected him the Rookie of the Year in 1993. 1994 was Chris' first full major league season. He was on the Topps All-Rookie team at short. 27 of his 76 hits were extra base hits. His first multi-homer game was on May 7 against the Mariners. Gomez finished the year with a .346 batting average, 5 home runs, and 26 runs batted in. In 1995, Gomez hit career highs in home runs with 11, runs with 49, hits with 96, doubles with 20, as well as 41 walks. He ranked 4th on the team in RBI, hits, and doubles. In 123 games, Chris only made 15 errors.
Career Highlights: Played for Team USA in 1990 and 1991..... Baltimore Orioles..The 35-year-old missed two months last season after he was hit by a pitch from Detroit's Joel Zumaya on May 10 and broke a bone in his left hand. Gomez hit .341 in the 55 games and had a career-high 18-game hitting streak in September, when he hit an AL-high .437 average. His streak was broken when he went hitless Oct. 1, the final day of the season. (Updated 12/19/2006).
Stats: Career 14 years, 1,333 G, 4,199 AB, 470 R, 1,090 H, 214 2B, 17 3B, 58 HR, 445 RBI, 385 BB, 694 SO, .260 Avg

 
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