- Led Houston in games played (153) for the second
straight year, but his production dropped off sharply.
- Season totals in runs, doubles, homers and RBI
decreased significantly from 1989.
- Best month was May, when he hit .302 (29-96)
with two homers and 13 RBI.
- Homered May 27 and 28 before entering a home run
drought that lasted until Sept. 13.
- Started Houston's first triple play since 1987
Sept. 21 at Atlanta.
- Rebounded from a sub-par 1990 to have a very
- Led the Astros with 30 doubles while setting
career highs with 13 homers and 80 RBI (both figures ranking second on the team).
- Was outstanding in July, hitting .284 with four
homers, 25 RBI and 27 hits in 24 games.
- Hit Houston's first grand slam since 1989 on
July 29, connecting off St. Louis' Bryn Smith.
- Started a triple play April 16 at Atlanta.
- Exploded for 14 RBI and a .393 (11-28) average
for the week of Aug.26-Sept. 1, earning NL Player of the Week recognition.
- Nine of the 14 RBI came in consecutive games at
Philadelphia Sept. 28 and 29.
- Led Houston with a career-high .294 batting
- Ranked second among NL third basemen with a .966
- Put together a career-high 12-game hitting
streak Aug. 25-Sept. 6 (.469, 23-49), the longest streak by an Astro all season.
- Ranked sixth in the NL with a .309 batting
average as late as Sept. 7.
- Missed 20 games April 19-May 11 after separating
his shoulder in a collision with Tony Fernandez of San Diego April 18.
- Hit 13 homers for the third straight year while
establishing a career high with 75 runs.
- Began the season with a 10-game hitting streak
(.310, 13-42), but tailed off to .226 (19-84) at the end of April .
- Hit safely in nine of the first ten games in
June (.400, 16-40) to raise his average to a season-high .272.
- Had the first two-homer game of his career May
22 at San Diego, with the second round-tripper being an inside-the park shot.
- Hit safely in 22 of his last 25 games (.330,
30-91), a stretch that included 21 runs, four doubles, two homers and 11 RBI.