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Encyclopedia > Joe Randa
Joe Randa
Third Baseman
Born: December 18, 1969 (1969-12-18) (age 37)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 30, 1995
for the Kansas City Royals
Final game
October 1, 2006
for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Hits     1543
Home Runs     123
RBI     739
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Joseph Gregory Randa (born December 18, 1969 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a former Major League Baseball player. He was primarily a third baseman during his career. The position of the third baseman “Third base” redirects here. ... is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the baseball team. ... In Major League Baseball history, Ty Cobb had a record 4,191 hits (later revised to 4,189) by 1928; Pete Rose would surpass it 57 years later, and finish with 4,256 career hits. ... 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. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1995 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1996 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... This article is about the baseball team. ... The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Motor City Kitties, The Bengals, The Tigs, The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... For other places with the same name, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... The position of the third baseman “Third base” redirects here. ...


High School Years

Randa attended Kettle Moraine High School and lettered in football, basketball, baseball, and tennis. Randa's #12 was retired by the Lasers. He is also a member of the Kettle Moraine Laser Trailblazer Hall of Fame. KMHS redirects here. ...


Pro career

Randa made his major league debut in 1995 with the Royals, playing 34 games. He played the next three seasons as a competitive third baseman with three different teams, hitting .303, .302, and .254 for the Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Detroit Tigers, respectively. The following are the baseball events of the year 1995 throughout the world. ... A royal family is the extended family of a monarch. ... A royal family is the extended family of a monarch. ... This article is about the baseball team. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Motor City Kitties, The Bengals, The Tigs, The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999...


The Royals reacquired Randa prior to the 1999 season. Installed as a full-time third baseman for the first time in his career, Randa hit .314 with 16 home runs and 84 RBIs, establishing himself as a run producer in the middle of the order and a steady fielder at third base. In 2003, Randa set the Kansas City Royals' team record for the most consecutive errorless games by a third baseman, going 75 games without an error. After the 2004 season ended, Randa signed with the Cincinnati Reds as a free agent. On Opening Day, Randa hit the game winning home run in the bottom of the 9th for Cincinnati in a 7-6 victory. On July 23, 2005, Randa was traded to the Padres for pitchers Justin Germano and Travis Chick. He was then signed by the Pirates on December 28, 2005 for a one year contract worth between $3.5 and $4 million dollars. A royal family is the extended family of a monarch. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... The position of the third baseman “Third base” redirects here. ... 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. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... The position of the third baseman “Third base” redirects here. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Opening Day is warmly regarded in North American tradition as the beginning of a new Major League Baseball season. ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... Justin Germano was dealt, along with Travis Chick, from the San Diego Padres farm organization to the Cincinnati Reds on July 23, 2005 in a trade for Joe Randa. ... Travis Chick was dealt, along with Justin Germano, from the San Diego Padres farm organization to the Cincinnati Reds on July 23, 2005 in a trade for Joe Randa. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On November 2, 2006, Randa announced his retirement. He batted .284/.339/.426 with 123 HRs and 739 RBIs in 1,522 games over 12 seasons is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Randa's nickname is "The Joker" because of his resemblance to the comic book character in Batman, and the way he "smiles" when he's up to bat. He was given this nickname when he played in 97' from Pittsburgh. The Joker can mean any of the following: The Joker is a comic strip character, also included in movies and television programs based on the comic strip. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ...


Joe Randa is currently a host of Crunch Time on Sports Radio 810 WHB in Kansas City.


Made his first and only playoff performance in 2005 with the San Diego Padres. Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ...


External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
  • http://www.royalsreview.com/story/2005/6/16/154522/080/ - Joe Randa's Royal Career Retrospective
Awards
Preceded by
Chipper Jones
Topps Rookie All-Star Third Baseman
1996
Succeeded by
Scott Rolen
Preceded by
Rafael Palmeiro
American League Player of the Month
July, 1999
Succeeded by
Rafael Palmeiro & Iván Rodríguez

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Randa attended Kettle Moraine High School and lettered in football, basketball, baseball, and tennis.
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Randa's nickname is "The Joker" because of his resemblance to the comic book character in Batman.
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