Carlos Baerga Speaker Profile
Retired Second Baseman for the Washington Nationals
Carlos Baerga Biography
Carlos Baerga was born November 4, 1968 in Santurce, SanJuan, Puerto Rico and is a former Major League Baseball player. After spendingmost of his career as a second baseman, he was used at various positions latein his career.
On November 4, 1985, at the age of sixteen, Baerga was signed by the San DiegoPadres. On December 6, 1989, San Diego traded him to the Cleveland Indiansalong with Sandy Alomar, Jr. and Chris James in exchange for establishedpower-hitter Joe Carter. Baerga debuted as a major league baseball player withthe Indians, on April 14, 1990. That year, he played mostly as a third basemanand shortstop and would hit 17 doubles and seven home runs, while averaging.260 at the plate.
Over the next four years, his home run and batting averagesnumbers rose steadily, hitting 11 home runs, and batting for an average of .288in 1991 while playing mostly as a third baseman and second baseman, getting 20home runs and averaging .312 in 1992 while becoming a full-time second baseman,and with 21 home runs and an average of .321 in 1993. In 1992, he reached twohundred hits in one season for the first time, getting 205 hits that year. In1993, he duplicated the mark of 200 hits, with exactly 200.
Baerga became the first second baseman since Rogers Hornsbyin 1922 to have back-to-back 200+ hit, 20+ home run, 100+ RBI, and .300+average seasons when he accomplished the feat in 1992-93. He was a 3 time AllStar in the 1992, 1993, and 1994 seasons.
The switch-hitting Baerga was the first of two players tohave ever hit one home run from both sides of the plate in the same inning. Hedid so on April 8, 1993, at Cleveland Municipal Stadium against New YorkYankees pitchers Steve Howe and Steve Farr in the game's 7th inning. On August29, 2002, he was joined by Chicago Cubs utility player Mark Bellhorn, whocompleted the feat against the Milwaukee Brewers. He was the Indians' mostreliable pinch hitter
During the strike-shortened 1994 season, Baerga hit 19 homeruns and maintained an average of .314 at the plate. In the 144-game 1995season, Baerga had 175 hits and 15 home runs in 139 games, with a .314 average.The Indians made it to the World Series, where they fell to the Atlanta Bravesin six games (Baerga flew out to Marquis Grissom for the final out).
Baerga played 100 games with the Indians in 1996, beforebeing traded to the New York Mets on July 29, 1996, with Alvaro Espinoza, forJeff Kent and Jose Vizcaino. He collected 129 hits with twelve home runs thatyear, hitting only .193 after being traded to the Mets. He ended that year withan average of .254. Over the next two seasons with the Mets, Baerga had belowaverage seasons, hitting nine home runs and batting .281 in 1997, and sevenhome runs and .266 in 1998. He was granted free agency on October 26, 1998.
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