Carlos Baerga Stats

Carlos Baerga was born on Monday, November 4, 1968, in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Baerga was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 14, 1990, with the Cleveland Indians. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Carlos Baerga baseball stats page.

" Greatest memory as an Indian ? 'My first game in the big leagues [ box ]. I remember my first year and my first hit, and I'm never gonna forget about the snow. The second thing - the two home runs against the Yankees, April 8, 1993 . ... from each side of the plate (right-handed against Steve Howe , left-handed against Steve Farr , in the same inning). And the third one is making it to the World Series ( 1995 ). I'm going to ever forget about that.'" - Staff Writer Marc Bona in The Plain Dealer (07/31/2014, 'Former Indian Carlos Baerga talks about his time in, and after, baseball', Source )
Carlos Baerga

Carlos Baerga Autograph on a 1996 Leaf Signature Series Baseball Card (Bronze)
Carlos Baerga Autograph on a 1996 Leaf Signature Series Baseball Card (Bronze)

Birth Name:
Carlos Obed Baerga Ortiz
Nickname:
None
Born On:
11-04-1968  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Santurce, Puerto Rico
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Rooshart Escuela (Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
215
First Game:
04-14-1990 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-30-2005
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent / Signing Bonus = $60,000
Carlos Baerga

Carlos Baerga Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Carlos Baerga

Carlos Baerga Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1990 22 Indians 108 312 46 81 17 2 7 0 47 16 2 57 1 5 4 4 .260 .300 .394
1991 23 Indians 158 593 80 171 28 2 11 0 69 48 5 74 4 3 6 12 .288 .346 .398
1992 24 Indians 161 657 92 205 32 1 20 0 105 35 10 76 2 9 13 15 .312 .354 .455
1993 25 Indians 154 624 105 200 28 6 21 1 114 34 7 68 3 13 6 17 .321 .355 .486
1994 26 Indians 103 442 81 139 32 2 19 0 80 10 1 45 3 8 6 10 .314 .333 .525
1995 27 Indians 135 557 87 175 28 2 15 0 90 35 6 31 0 5 3 15 .314 .355 .452
1996 28 Indians 100 424 54 113 25 0 10 0 55 16 0 25 2 4 7 15 .267 .302 .396
1996 28 Mets 26 83 5 16 3 0 2 0 11 5 0 2 0 1 2 8 .193 .253 .301
1997 29 Mets 133 467 53 131 25 1 9 0 52 20 1 54 3 5 3 13 .281 .311 .396
1998 30 Mets 147 511 46 136 27 1 7 0 53 24 6 55 3 7 6 21 .266 .303 .364
1999 31 Padres 33 80 6 20 1 0 2 0 5 6 0 14 1 0 2 2 .250 .318 .338
1999 31 Indians 22 57 4 13 0 0 1 0 5 4 1 10 1 1 0 3 .228 .274 .281
2002 34 Red Sox 73 182 17 52 11 0 2 0 19 7 1 20 1 2 2 6 .286 .316 .379
2003 35 Diamondbacks 105 207 31 71 13 0 4 1 39 18 1 20 1 3 2 6 .343 .396 .464
2004 36 Diamondbacks 79 85 6 20 2 0 2 0 11 6 0 12 0 0 3 7 .235 .309 .329
2005 37 Nationals 93 158 18 40 7 0 2 0 19 7 0 17 1 0 8 4 .253 .318 .335
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
14 Years 1,630 5,439 731 1,583 279 17 134 2 774 291 41 580 26 66 73 158 .291 .332 .423
Carlos Baerga

Carlos Baerga Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1990 Indians 2B 8 8 210 49 6.1 44 22 22 5 8 n/a n/a n/a .898 5.66
1990 Indians 3B 50 45 1,188 142 2.8 134 33 101 8 9 n/a n/a n/a .944 3.05
1990 Indians SS 48 13 513 69 1.4 65 24 41 4 10 n/a n/a n/a .942 3.42
1991 Indians 2B 75 73 1,899 413 5.5 401 163 238 12 59 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.70
1991 Indians 3B 89 77 2,094 251 2.8 237 54 183 14 14 n/a n/a n/a .944 3.06
1991 Indians SS 2 1 27 1 0.5 0 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1992 Indians 2B 160 160 4,302 894 5.6 875 400 475 19 138 n/a n/a n/a .979 5.49
1993 Indians 2B 150 148 3,909 809 5.4 792 347 445 17 108 n/a n/a n/a .979 5.47
1994 Indians 2B 102 102 2,673 555 5.4 540 205 335 15 70 n/a n/a n/a .973 5.45
1995 Indians 2B 134 133 3,495 694 5.2 675 231 444 19 99 n/a n/a n/a .973 5.21
1996 Indians 2B 100 99 2,640 514 5.1 499 191 308 15 63 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.10
1996 Mets 1B 16 16 351 104 6.5 103 98 5 1 8 n/a n/a n/a .990 7.92
1996 Mets 2B 1 1 21 6 6.0 6 3 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.71
1996 Mets 3B 6 3 99 9 1.5 6 2 4 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 1.64
1997 Mets 2B 131 122 3,144 629 4.8 615 244 371 14 88 n/a n/a n/a .978 5.28
1998 Mets 2B 144 135 3,492 638 4.4 629 289 340 9 97 n/a n/a n/a .986 4.86
1999 Padres 1B 2 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1999 Padres 2B 13 9 216 36 2.8 36 16 20 0 7 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1999 Padres 3B 13 7 213 17 1.3 15 5 10 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .882 1.90
1999 Indians 2B 6 2 87 14 2.3 14 5 9 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.34
1999 Indians 3B 15 11 321 28 1.9 27 8 19 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.27
2002 Red Sox 2B 17 10 264 58 3.4 57 25 32 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .983 5.83
2002 Red Sox 3B 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2003 Diamondbacks 1B 19 13 355 133 7.0 131 123 8 2 12 n/a n/a n/a .985 9.96
2003 Diamondbacks 2B 15 15 339 74 4.9 61 21 40 13 11 n/a n/a n/a .824 4.86
2003 Diamondbacks 3B 5 4 120 13 2.6 13 6 7 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.93
2004 Diamondbacks 1B 6 4 107 36 6.0 36 32 4 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.08
2005 Nationals 1B 11 9 261 68 6.2 67 65 2 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .985 6.93
2005 Nationals 2B 7 5 138 37 5.3 34 15 19 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .919 6.65
2005 Nationals 3B 20 10 303 25 1.3 23 7 16 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .920 2.05
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
2B Totals 1,063 1,022 26,829 5,420 5.1 5,278 2,177 3,101 142 759 n/a n/a n/a .974 5.31
3B Totals 199 157 4,344 485 2.4 455 115 340 30 27 n/a n/a n/a .938 2.83
1B Totals 54 42 1,080 341 6.3 337 318 19 4 24 n/a n/a n/a .988 8.43
SS Totals 50 14 540 70 1.4 65 24 41 5 10 n/a n/a n/a .929 3.25
14 Years 1,366 1,235 32,793 6,316 4.6 6,135 2,634 3,501 181 820 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.05
Carlos Baerga

Carlos Baerga Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1990 Indians 0 2 .000 38 1 0 44.6 5.5 6.6 - - -
1991 Indians 3 2 .600 5 1 0 53.9 8.0 8.6 - - -
1992 Indians 10 2 .833 0 0 1 32.9 8.6 6.3 - - -
1993 Indians 15 4 .789 1 0 4 29.7 9.2 5.5 - - -
1994 Indians 8 2 .800 0 0 1 23.3 9.8 5.5 - - -
1995 Indians 11 2 .846 1 0 1 37.1 18.0 6.2 - - -
1996 Indians 1 1 .500 0 0 0 42.4 17.0 7.7 - - -
1996 Mets 0 0 .000 6 0 n/a 41.5 41.5 7.5 - - -
1997 Mets 2 6 .250 8 0 0 51.9 8.6 9.0 - - -
1998 Mets 0 1 .000 7 0 0 73.0 9.3 9.6 - - -
1999 Padres 1 0 1.000 15 0 1 40.0 5.7 16.0 - - -
1999 Indians 1 1 .500 1 1 1 57.0 5.7 11.4 - - -
2002 Red Sox 6 0 1.000 32 1 32 91.0 9.1 9.6 - - -
2003 Diamondbacks 1 1 .500 126 0 6 51.8 10.4 5.3 - - -
2004 Diamondbacks 0 0 .000 142 0 2 42.5 7.1 7.7 - - -
2005 Nationals 0 0 .000 61 0 0 79.0 9.3 8.3 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
14 Years 59 24 .711 443 4 49 40.6 9.4 7.0 - - -
Carlos Baerga

Carlos Baerga Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1990 Cleveland Indians 9 $100,000.00 - -
1991 Cleveland Indians 9 $205,000.00 - -
1992 Cleveland Indians 9 $525,000.00 Stats -
1993 Cleveland Indians 9 $1,383,333.00 Stats -
1994 Cleveland Indians 9 $2,358,333.00 - n/a
1995 Cleveland Indians 9 $3,633,333.00 Stats Stats
1996 Cleveland Indians 9 $4,750,000.00 - -
1996 New York Mets 6 "     " - -
1997 New York Mets 8 $4,750,000.00 - -
1998 New York Mets 8 $4,749,999.00 - -
1999 San Diego Padres 1 "     " - -
1999 Cleveland Indians 9 $500,000.00 - -
2002 Boston Red Sox 10 $700,000.00 - -
2003 Arizona Diamondbacks 3 $500,000.00 - -
2004 Arizona Diamondbacks 3 $1,000,000.00 - -
2005 Washington Nationals 5 $1,000,000.00 - -


Carlos Baerga is one of the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Players Top 100 Greatest Indians and Baerga was one of the nine second basemen.

Carlos Baerga and Albert Belle were the first Cleveland Indians ' players to win consecutive Silver Slugger Awards , both capturing the hardware in 1992 and 1993.

Carlos Baerga was the first switch-hitting Cleveland Indians player to lead the American League in singles in a season when he stroked 152 of them in 1992. He "completed the set" by joining Nap Lajoie (right-handed hitter, 165 singles in 1910) and Tris Speaker (left-handed hitter, 160 singles in 1916).

Carlos Baerga was inducted into the Indians Hall of Fame on June 22, 2013, and said, "This means a lot to me. I never thought I would even make this team as a utility guy. But when I did, from that day on, it was magic. It was a miracle I became a player here. It was something special." [ Link ]

Did you know that there have been more than 250 instances in Major League history where a player hit a home run from each side of the plate (one batting right handed / one batting left handed) in the same game ; however only three time in history it happened in the same inning:

Home Runs From Each Side of Plate in the Same Inning

Name Date / Box

Inning

Carlos Baerga 04-08-1993 7th Inning
Mark Bellhorn 08-29-2002 4th Inning
Kendrys Morales 07-30-2012 6th Inning

Carlos Baerga
Carlos Baerga | 1993 Pinnacle Team Pinnacle Baseball Card (#5) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Second baseman / Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby had back-to-back 200+ hit, 20+ home run, 100+ RBI, and .300+ average seasons in 1921 and 1922. The next second baseman in baseball history to match that feat was Carlos Baerga, in 1992 and 1993.

Last-Modified: August 21, 2018 10:52 AM EST

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