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Omar Vizquel
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Career Notes

Had a career-high six RBIs, highlighted by a second inning grand-slam (off Aaron Sele), on June 18 vs. Boston.

Collected career-highs in home runs (6), stolen bases (29) and RBI's (56) ... Finished third among American League shortstops with a .986 fielding percentage ... Committed only nine errors in 624 chances ... Had a 47-game errorless streak from June 12-Aug. 4 ... Made his first post-season appearance of his career ... Finished tied for fifth in the American League in sacrifice hits (10) and sacrifice flies (10) ... Ranked as the second hardest player in the American League to double up with only 4 GIDP all season (135.5 AB/DP) ... Led the Indians in sacrifice bunts and sacrifice flies ... Ejected for the first time in his career on Aug. 11 for arguing a call.

Was third among AL shortstops in fielding percentage at .982 after committing only six errors (had three in one game on April 16) ... Went 51 games after that without making an error ... Spent seven games at Class AAA Charlotte to rehabilitate a medial collateral ligament tear suffered while trying to steal second vs. Texas on April 22 ... Collected a career-high six RBI vs. Boston on Aug. 7 ... Hit .388 in 16 June games ... Was sixth in the league with a .369 average with runners in scoring position.

Won his first Gold Glove Award ... Placed third among AL shortstops with a .980 fielding percentage and 244 putouts, was second with 734 total chances, and tied for the lead with 108 double plays ... Played in 158 games, a record for Mariners' shortstops ... Snapped a streak of 214 consecutive games when he did not play Aug. 18 at Baltimore ... Hit his first career grand slam April 13 at the SkyDome ... Barehanded an Ernest Riles chopper for the final assist in Chris Bosio's no-hitter April 22 against Boston ... Made two errors July 18 at Fenway Park, snapping a string of 493 consecutive games without multiple errors (dating to June, 1989).

Led all major league shortstops with a .989 fielding percentage, the seventh-best mark in major league history ... Led AL shortstops with a .294 batting average, an improvement of 64 points over `91 (the third largest improvement in the majors) ... Spent six games at Calgary (AAA) to rehabilitate an injured left knee that put him out of major league action from April 13 through May 11 ... Hit .351 with a major league-high 40 hits in July ... Had a career-best 14-game hitting streak Aug. 11-28, batting .379 (22-58) during the span ... Batted .323 (86-266) in 86 games in the leadoff spot.

Went 5-5 July 18 at Milwaukee, tying the Mariner club record for hits in one game ... Hit his only homer Aug. 19 off Kirk McCaskill of California, his first home run in 512 at-bats ... Batted .312 (34-109) with runners in scoring position ... Committed only two errors in his last 50 games.

Recalled from Calgary (AAA) July 5 and hit safely in nine of his first 14 starts ... Hit his second homer and had a career-high five RBI July 24 at Minnesota ... Finished third among AL shortstops in fielding percentage (.980).

Made his major league debut as Seattle's Opening Day shortstop April 3 ... Singled off Oakland's Storm Davis for his first big league hit April 6 ... Hit his first major league homer off Jimmy Key July 23 against Toronto ... Ranked sixth in the AL with a .971 fielding percentage.

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