Dmitri Young Stats

Dmitri Young was born on Thursday, October 11, 1973, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Young was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 29, 1996, with the St. Louis Cardinals. 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 Dmitri Young baseball stats page.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"Dmitri Young got to the top step of the dugout, pivoted and tipped his helmet to a roaring crowd after becoming just the third player to hit three homers on Opening Day. 'I've had a curtain call, but nothing like that,' Young said. 'That was incredible.'" - Sportswrite Larry Lage (Associated Press, 04/05/2005)

Dmitri Young

Dmitri Young Autograph on a 1992 Classic Best (#272)

Dmitri Young Autograph on a 1992 Classic Best (#272)

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Birth Name:
Dmitri Dell Young ( Twitter : @DaMeathookYoung )
Nickname:
Da Meat Hook
Born On:
10-11-1973  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Rio Mesa High School (Oxnard, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
295
First Game:
08-29-1996 (Age 22)
Last Game:
07-11-2008
Draft:
1991 : 1st Round (4th)

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Dmitri Young Pitching Stats

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Dmitri Young Hitting Stats

1996 23 Cardinals 16 29 3 7 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 5 0 0 1 1 .241 .353 .241
1997 24 Cardinals 110 333 38 86 14 3 5 0 34 38 3 63 1 3 2 8 .258 .335 .363
1998 25 Reds 144 536 81 166 48 1 14 0 83 47 4 94 0 5 2 16 .310 .364 .481
1999 26 Reds 127 373 63 112 30 2 14 0 56 30 1 71 0 4 2 11 .300 .352 .504
2000 27 Reds 152 548 68 166 37 6 18 1 88 36 6 80 1 5 3 16 .303 .346 .491
2001 28 Reds 142 540 68 163 28 3 21 1 69 37 10 77 1 3 5 22 .302 .350 .481
2002 29 Tigers 54 201 25 57 14 0 7 0 27 12 5 39 0 1 2 12 .284 .329 .458
2003 30 Tigers 155 562 78 167 34 7 29 0 85 58 16 130 0 4 11 16 .297 .372 .537
2004 31 Tigers 104 389 72 106 23 2 18 1 60 33 4 71 0 4 6 8 .272 .336 .481
2005 32 Tigers 126 469 61 127 25 3 21 2 72 29 7 100 0 1 9 16 .271 .325 .471
2006 33 Tigers 48 172 19 43 4 1 7 0 23 11 0 39 0 1 0 3 .250 .293 .407
2007 34 Nationals 136 460 57 147 38 1 13 1 74 44 6 74 0 3 1 13 .320 .378 .491
2008 35 Nationals 50 150 15 42 6 0 4 0 10 28 4 28 0 1 1 8 .280 .394 .400
13 Years 1,364 4,762 648 1,389 301 29 171 6 683 407 66 871 3 35 45 150 .292 .351 .475

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Dmitri Young Fielding Stats

1996 Cardinals 1B 10 4 165 41 4.1 40 39 1 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .976 6.55
1997 Cardinals 1B 74 68 1,770 656 8.9 646 601 45 10 50 n/a n/a n/a .985 9.85
1997 Cardinals LF 9 7 168 17 1.9 16 16 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .941 2.57
1997 Cardinals RF 10 10 252 27 2.7 25 23 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .926 2.68
1998 Reds 1B 44 39 972 328 7.5 326 304 22 2 25 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.06
1998 Reds LF 91 85 2,175 154 1.7 145 142 3 9 0 n/a n/a n/a .942 1.80
1998 Reds RF 14 12 282 13 0.9 12 12 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .923 1.15
1999 Reds 1B 9 6 165 57 6.3 57 56 1 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.33
1999 Reds LF 23 14 384 30 1.3 29 28 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.04
1999 Reds RF 75 67 1,577 138 1.8 135 132 3 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.31
2000 Reds 1B 36 28 755 248 6.9 244 228 16 4 18 n/a n/a n/a .984 8.73
2000 Reds LF 111 104 2,545 180 1.6 176 172 4 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .978 1.87
2000 Reds RF 1 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2001 Reds 1B 38 17 593 239 6.3 239 220 19 0 17 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.88
2001 Reds 3B 36 33 843 82 2.3 73 16 57 9 9 n/a n/a n/a .890 2.34
2001 Reds LF 86 84 2,007 160 1.9 153 145 8 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .956 2.06
2001 Reds RF 1 1 24 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
2002 Tigers 1B 15 15 370 137 9.1 133 117 16 4 5 n/a n/a n/a .971 9.71
2002 Tigers 3B 1 1 27 4 4.0 4 2 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
2002 Tigers LF 1 1 12 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
2003 Tigers 1B 1 0 12 5 5.0 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.25
2003 Tigers 3B 16 16 387 53 3.3 45 8 37 8 5 n/a n/a n/a .849 3.14
2003 Tigers LF 61 59 1,536 132 2.2 130 125 5 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.29
2004 Tigers 1B 25 24 634 220 8.8 220 203 17 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.37
2004 Tigers 3B 1 1 20 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.70
2004 Tigers LF 2 2 48 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
2005 Tigers 1B 30 30 771 290 9.7 287 265 22 3 25 n/a n/a n/a .990 10.05
2005 Tigers LF 19 18 426 36 1.9 36 35 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.28
2005 Tigers RF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2006 Tigers 1B 3 3 60 27 9.0 24 19 5 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .889 10.80
2007 Nationals 1B 116 116 2,655 858 7.4 849 788 61 9 90 n/a n/a n/a .990 8.63
2008 Nationals 1B 38 37 870 297 7.8 290 275 15 7 32 n/a n/a n/a .976 9.00
1B Totals 439 387 9,792 3,403 7.8 3,360 3,120 240 43 280 n/a n/a n/a .987 9.26
LF Totals 403 374 9,301 712 1.8 688 666 22 24 4 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.00
RF Totals 102 90 2,140 179 1.8 173 168 5 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.18
3B Totals 54 51 1,277 141 2.6 124 27 97 17 14 n/a n/a n/a .879 2.62
13 Years 998 902 22,510 4,435 4.4 4,345 3,981 364 90 298 n/a n/a n/a .980 5.21

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Dmitri Young Miscellaneous Stats

1996 Cardinals 0 1 .000 8 0 n/a 0.0 5.8 14.5 - - -
1997 Cardinals 6 5 .545 19 0 1 66.6 5.3 9.8 - - -
1998 Reds 2 4 .333 8 0 0 38.3 5.7 6.5 - - -
1999 Reds 3 1 .750 33 0 1 26.6 5.3 6.7 - - -
2000 Reds 0 3 .000 13 0 4 30.4 6.9 6.2 - - -
2001 Reds 8 5 .615 7 0 0 25.7 7.0 7.8 - - -
2002 Tigers 2 0 1.000 2 0 35 28.7 5.2 7.4 - - -
2003 Tigers 2 1 .667 14 0 75 19.4 4.3 6.6 - - -
2004 Tigers 0 1 .000 6 0 74 21.6 5.5 6.5 - - -
2005 Tigers 1 0 1.000 7 0 0 22.3 4.7 6.5 - - -
2006 Tigers 1 1 .500 5 0 48 24.6 4.4 7.5 - - -
2007 Nationals 0 0 .000 13 0 0 35.4 6.2 6.2 - - -
2008 Nationals 0 0 .000 7 0 0 37.5 5.4 15.0 - - -
13 Years 25 22 .532 142 0 238 27.8 5.5 7.0 - - -

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Dmitri Young Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1996 St. Louis Cardinals 24 $109,000.00 - -
1997 St. Louis Cardinals 24 $155,000.00 - -
1998 Cincinnati Reds 25 $215,000.00 - -
1999 Cincinnati Reds 25 $375,000.00 - -
2000 Cincinnati Reds 25 $1,950,000.00 - -
2001 Cincinnati Reds 25 $3,500,000.00 - -
2002 Detroit Tigers 26 $5,500,000.00 - -
2003 Detroit Tigers 25 $6,750,000.00 Stats -
2004 Detroit Tigers 25 $7,750,000.00 - -
2005 Detroit Tigers 25 $8,000,000.00 - -
2006 Detroit Tigers 25 $8,000,000.00 - -
2007 Washington Nationals 21 $5,000,000.00 Stats -
2008 Washington Nationals 21 $5,000,000.00 - -
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baseball almanac fast facts

Dmitri Young hit two home runs in a game six times during his career and three home runs in a game once, on Opening Day , April 4, 2005 . Da Meat Hook tied the Major League record that day for Most Home Runs in an Opening Day Game , accomplished first by George Bell on April 4, 1988 , then tied by Karl Rhodes on April 4, 1994 .

Dmitri Young, 3-Home Runs on Opening Day
Dmitri Young (3 HRs on Opening Day) | Tyrone Daily Herald | April 5, 2005 | Page 5
Did you know that Dmitri and Delmon Young , his younger brother, are the first siblings taken within the first five picks of the baseball draft ? Dmitri was selected fourth overall in the 1991 draft and Delmon was selected first overall in the 2003 draft .

ESPN Staff Writer Jerry Carsick (01/12/2012, 'Dmitri Young's road to wellness', Source ), wrote, "Young's demise and eventual departure from the game were the result of multiple factors -- some external, others self-inflicted -- that coalesced in a mad whirl of chaos and negativity in 2006. In the span of one regrettable calendar year, Young got divorced, entered a treatment center for alcoholism and received a year's probation from a judge for his involvement in a domestic assault case with a former girlfriend. After the Tigers released him and went on to play in the World Series, Young lapsed into a clinical depression." Later that same year (2006), Nick Johnson broke his leg, the Washington Nationals invited Dmitri to camp, and Da Meat Hook made the best of the second chance, getting sent to the All-Star Game and winning every possible Comeback Player of the Year Award ( MLB / Players Choice / Sporting News ), a first for any player from the Washington Nationals .

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