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Encyclopedia > Darin Erstad
Darin Erstad

Chicago White Sox — No. 17
First Baseman
Born: June 4, 1974 (1974-06-04) (age 33)
Bats: Left Throws: Left 
Major League Baseball debut
June 151996 for the California Angels
Selected MLB statistics
(through August 16, 2007)
AVG     .285
HR     116
RBI's     651
OPS     .752
Teams

Darin Charles Erstad (born June 4, 1974 in Jamestown, North Dakota) is a first baseman/center fielder in Major League Baseball currently with the Chicago White Sox. Prior to 2007, he had played his entire career with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim franchise (1996-2006). He bats and throws left-handed. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 767 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In baseball statistics, on-base plus slugging (denoted by OPS) incorporates on base percentage (OBP) and slugging percentage (SLG). ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... The following are the baseball events of the year 1996 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota in the United States. ... The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs...

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High School

Erstad graduated in 1992 from Jamestown (N.D.) High School


Erstad was a kicker and punter on the school football team, logging a school-record 50-yard field goal. Erstad also played hockey (36 goals and 24 assists in 26 games) and participated in track and field (winning state titles in 110 and 300-meter hurdles).


Erstad played American Legion baseball (Jamestown had no high school baseball team), and hit .492 with 18 home runs and 86 RBI for the Jamestown Eagles in 1992. Erstad also was 10-2 with a 2.18 ERA as a pitcher, and was named AP North Dakota Athlete of the Year in 1992


College

Erstad attended the University of Nebraska, playing baseball there for three years and, to date, holds the school record for career hits with 261. In his final year there, Erstad hit .410 with 19 home runs and 79 RBIs, earning First-Team All-American status and was a finalist for the 1995 Golden Spikes Award[1]. Seal of the University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska is one of two public university systems in the state of Nebraska, USA. The system has four universities and a technical college: University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska Medical... This article is about the sport. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ... RBI is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, including Reserve Bank of India Run batted in, in baseball Radio Berlin International This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Golden Spikes Award is awarded annually to the best amateur player. ...


Erstad was also a punter on the football team and was part of the Cornhuskers' 1994 National Championship squad. [[Image:|frame|right|Todd Sauerbrun punts the ball for the Carolina Panthers. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Nebraska Cornhuskers (often abbreviated to Huskers) is the name given to several sports teams of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ...


Career

In an 11-season career, Erstad has compiled a .286 batting average with 116 home runs and 646 RBIs in 1363 games. He has also collected 1551 hits, scored 868 runs and has 177 stolen bases. Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ...


Erstad led all major league center fielders in range factor (3.39) in 2002. Notably, he is the only player in MLB history to have won Gold Gloves both as an infielder and outfielder. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award given annually to the major league player judged to have the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each...


Current Contract

Erstad's current contract with Chicago is for one year at $1 million in 2007, with a team option for 2008.


Facts

  • On June 10, 2000, Erstad hit a double in the Angels' 10-3 win over Arizona. With a major league-leading 100 hits in 61 games, he became the fastest to reach the 100-hit mark since Heinie Manush did it in 60 games for the 1934 Washington Senators.
  • Erstad was the first pick overall in the 1995 MLB draft from the University of Nebraska.
  • Mentioned in the California Courts of Appeal case Schauer v. Mandarin Gems of Cal., 125 Cal. App. 4th 949, 23 Cal. Rptr. 3d 233 (2005), which ruled that his ex-wife Sarah Jane Schauer had legal standing to sue the jeweler who sold Erstad her engagement ring and allegedly defrauded Erstad by misrepresenting the value of the ring.
  • Erstad has a billboard in his honor off Interstate 94 in his hometown of Jamestown, ND.
  • During Erstad's tenure with the Angels, his hometown carried all Angels games over the radio. Most North Dakota stations only carry Minnesota Twins games.
  • When the Angels won the World Series in 2002, Erstad was the first player hailing from North Dakota to be on a World Series winning roster.
  • Hit a home run in his first at-bat as a member of the Chicago White Sox on opening day off C.C. Sabathia
  • Erstad is the only MLB player in history to win a gold glove award at two different positions.

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Highlights

  • Has been selected twice to the American League All-Star team (1998, 2000)
  • 3-time Gold Glove Award winner (2000 [outfielder], 2002 [outfielder], 2004 [first baseman])
  • Won the Silver Slugger Award (2000)
  • Member of 2002 World Series Champion Anaheim Angels. Erstad batted .300 in the seven game series vs. the San Francisco Giants. He hit a key home run in Game 6 of the series with the Angels losing 5-3 in the eighth inning and facing elimination. He also caught the final out of Game 7.
  • With three hits on Aug. 29, 2000, 2000, reached 200 hits faster than any player in 65 years.

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... Silver Slugger Award In Major League Baseball, the Louisville Silver Slugger award is given annually to the best offensive player at each position in each league. ...

Best season

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External links

  • Darin Erstad at ESPN.com
  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
Preceded by
Paul Wilson
First overall pick in the MLB Entry Draft
1995
Succeeded by
Kris Benson

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