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John Valentin

Date of birth: 18 February 1967
Primary position: Shortstop

Elected to Red Sox Hall of Fame: 2010

Career Batting Statistics through 2017 Season

SeasonABRHHRRBIBBSBAVG
19921852151525201.276
1993468501301166493.278
19943015395949423.316
1995520108155271028120.298
1996527841561359639.296
1997575951761877587.306
19985881131452373774.247
1999450581141270400.253
200035692220.257
2001608121590.200
TOTAL3709596104312152844147.281

Awards and Recognition with Boston

Silver Slugger Award, 1995

Memorable Moments for John Valentin

  • 8 July 1994 - John Valentin becomes the second Red Sox player to turn a rare, unassisted triple play and also hits a three-run homer to give Boston a 4-3 win over Seattle at Fenway Park.
  • 2 May 1995 - Mo Vaughn and John Valentin each hit grand slams at Yankee Stadium to account for the only runs in an 8-0 for Boston over New York.
  • 2 June 1995 - John Valentin hits collects five hits, including a double and three home runs, for 15 total bases in a 10-inning, 6-5 win over the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park.
  • 6 June 1996 - John Valentin hits for the cycle in the same game that Boston hits into a first inning triple play against the White Sox at Fenway Park, the first time since 1931 that a game featured both rare feats; the Red Sox win 7-4.
  • 10 October 1999 - The Red Sox embarrass the Indians 23-7 at Fenway Park as they rack up 24 hits, setting playoff records for the most hits and runs scored in a game; the 16-run margin also set a record. John Valentin leads the charge with four hits, including two home runs, and seven RBI.