[155][156][157] Eventually, the Giants won the series. [189][190], After returning from the DL, Holliday's first home run was a grand slam on July 21 against Carlos Rodon of the Chicago White Sox in an 8–5 win,[191] his sixth career grand slam. [224] He was the 4th-oldest player in the National League.[225]. [108] Each of those nine games featured Holliday with at least one hit and twice reaching base. [220] The Rockies assigned him to the Albuquerque Isotopes. In addition to his presence as a leader on the field, Holliday is active in charity work and assisting his teammates off the field. I could call him right now. [40] In the April 29 contest against the Braves, Holliday hit his first career walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th off Bob Wickman to provide a 9–7 victory. [87], In 139 total games, he batted .321 with 173 hits, 25 home runs, 88 RBI, 107 runs, and 290 total bases. [55] Holliday scored the winning run on Jamey Carroll's sacrifice fly in a bloody collision with catcher Michael Barrett, although controversy arose as to whether he touched home plate. She helped her team to the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Group 3 state softball title as a junior with a 23-1 record, 0.17 earned-run average and 229 strikeouts. Since Busch Stadium opened in 2006, he hit .309 with a .403 OBP, .542 SLG; only Pujols had more HR, RBI and a higher OPS. He was rendered unable to play in the game due to the quadriceps injury. They formerly resided in Austin, Texas, during the offseason until December 2010, following his signing of the contract with the Cardinals in January 2010. Thus, the St. Louis chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America has awarded him the Darryl Kile Good Guy Award. basketball and was Colorado Sidelines Player of the Year after averaging 24.1 points per game. Said Cardinal Glennon's director of marketing and communications Rose Fogarty, “he has done more than any other Cardinal has done for this hospital since Stan Musial. [28], In September, Holliday led the NL with 32 RBI, setting a Rockies record for that month. He became just the fifth National Leaguer in the previous 59 years to lead the NL in both batting average and RBI,[60] and only the 13th major league player in the previous 45 years with at least 200 hits and 50 doubles. Finally, Logan is the radio voice of the Denver Broncos and hosts a popular midday radio talk show. [131], For the season, Holliday played in 158 games, batting .312 with 186 hits, 45 doubles, 28 HR, 103 RBI, 95 runs scored, 69 walks, a .390 OBP and .532 slugging percentage. [3] Now having won 21 of 22 games,[66] the Rockies earned their first-ever trip to the World Series[3][67] where they opposed the Boston Red Sox. He was a member of the 2011 Cardinals team that won the World Series. Injuries to outfielders Preston Wilson and Larry Walker expedited his progress to the Major Leagues after just six games with Colorado Springs. He had 2,096 hits and 316 home runs in his 15-year MLB career. Farney was a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent at schools in Oklahoma and Texas for 15 years before joining the UIL, including the final seven years as superintendent of schools in Crawford, Texas. [239], Holliday is a Christian and is part of a Bible study group with fellow Christian teammates. He finished in the top five among NL rookies in each of those categories. Holliday was a star quarterback at Stillwater, but he chose to play professional baseball. They were eliminated from advancing to the 2004 Summer Olympics. Matthew Thomas Holliday (born January 15, 1980) is an American former professional left fielder. [109] His aggregate totals with the A's and Cardinals included a .313 batting average, 24 home runs and 109 RBI. [122][123] Jesse Spector of Sporting News augured that the second deal was a "landslide win" for the Cardinals, even if they had never resigned Holliday in his free agency. [128][129] At the Cardinals' annual Winter Warm Up, he was bestowed with a new nickname—"The Stillwater Stinger". With most of his years at Huntsville High School, Berry won 1,377 games as a boys and girls basketball coach. He also participated in the Home Run Derby. Six years after that, as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals, Holliday again played against Farrell. [18] He was named the Carolina League Player of the Month for June, batting .324 with seven multi-hit games, three 2B, seven HR, and 22 RBI. [132] In the 10 games against both his former clubs, he batted .487, seven home runs, 13 RBI and nine runs scored. [69][70], Following the season, Holliday placed second in the MVP voting with 336 points to Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins with 363,[2] in what was the closest result for the NL MVP since Atlanta Braves third baseman Terry Pendleton edged Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Barry Bonds by 15 points in 1991. During his time at OSU, Cameron served in a... [43] For the week ending July 29, he earned National League Player of the Week honors as the Rockies won four of the six games, batting .364 with a .481 OBP and four home runs, two doubles, and 10 RBI. [219] For the 2017 season, he batted .231/.316/.432. The next season, he won the NL batting title, September National League Player of the Month honors and NLCS MVP[2] as the Rockies won 21 of 22 games at the end of the regular season and in the playoffs en route to their first World Series appearance. [116], By reaching base in each of his first 30 home games of 2014, Holliday authored the longest such streak to start a season in franchise history since Solly Hemus had 33 straight in 1953, extending a streak of 42 dating back to the previous September 6. [177] Seventeen of Holliday's 20 home runs traveled at least 400 feet (120 m); his home run true distance average of 417.9 feet (127.4 m) led all MLB. [72], On January 18, 2008, Holliday signed a two-year, $23 million contract with the Rockies, covering his final two years of arbitration. [121] Street was the other All-Star. [42] In 87 first half games, Holliday totaled 30 doubles, 15 HR, 69 RBI, 122 hits, a .341 average, and .573 SLG. [116] Holliday was injured again in Game 6 on a play diving into third base where catcher Mike Napoli and third baseman Adrián Beltré had picked him off,[146] and the injury also kept him out of Game 7. [119][120] One was González, who won the 2010 batting title, Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Awards with the Rockies. Read more ›. [5], He spent much of his free time with his father, Tom Holliday, and brother, Josh, at the Oklahoma State University (OSU) baseball field and training complex, where his father was a coach. He played 72 games on the season after undergoing elbow surgery in July ended his season. With the bases loaded, he was 3-for-9 with one grand slam and 11 RBI. Nine of his track and field athletes have won individual state titles. "[205] While his batting average had dropped to a career-low .246, Holliday was optimistic about a rebound. Amazingly, Dietz was a three-time all-conference and team captain of the boys ice hockey team at River Falls. [222], In 2018 he batted .283/.415/.434 in 53 at bats. His distinctions include a National League (NL) batting championship, the 2007 NL Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award (NLCS MVP), seven All-Star selections, and four Silver Slugger Awards. Couch was the No. It says in the Bible that we are to do all things for Him. [171], The Cardinals finished first in the NL Central division to enter the postseason for the fifth time[8] and faced the Dodgers in an NLDS for the second time in six seasons since acquiring Holliday. Prior to his stellar college and professional careers, Alex English was one of the top high school basketball players in South Carolina history during his days at Dreher High School in Columbia. Green was a track and field star at North Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, from 1984 to 1987. [96] He batted .240 in April,[97] and, from May 11 until the St. Louis Cardinals acquired him, improved to .316, .420 OBP and .489 SLG over 65 games. 1 pick in the 1999 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns and passed for more than 11,000 yards and 64 touchdowns in his five years with the Browns. [39] NL players and coaches selected him in with 725 votes to play in the All-Star Game at AT&T Park in San Francisco for the second straight season. He's got a lot of clients and people say they don’t hear from Scott but he’ll give you as much or as little attention as you want." Born and raised in Norman, he played baseball at Norman North High School and is a student at the University of Oklahoma. season in 1987. [36] His grand slam and triple five days later against the Braves assisted the Rockies' comeback from a 7–0 deficit to a 9–8 final victory. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. Trimble retired after the 2017 season as he battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. [210] His first home run for the Yankees was on April 7, on a pitch by Baltimore Orioles starter Ubaldo Jiménez in the third inning of a 6–5 loss. [124], On January 21, 2010, the Cardinals signed Holliday to a seven-year, $120 million deal ($140.7 million today), and he switched his uniform number to 7 in honor of fellow Oklahoman Mickey Mantle. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. In 22 years with the Trojans, he won 13 state titles, the most of any high school football coach in state history. English is perhaps the greatest basketball in history in the state of South Carolina. The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is the State-designated official historical center of the famed Texas Rangers Law Enforcement Agency in Waco, Texas. [218] On August 6, Holliday was again placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a lower back strain. "One of the positives that went into pursuing this was working with the coaches' association. [171] He singled in Jon Jay to drive in the 1,000th run of his career on June 17 at Busch Stadium against Washington, the 277th player in MLB history to do so. [92], After spending most of the off-season on the trade market with the Rockies, Holliday was again a frequent subject of rumors during the spring. Couch’s football prowess continued at the University of Kentucky, where he passed for 8,159 yards and 73 touchdowns in his final two seasons. [227], Throughout his career, Holliday has received criticism for his defense. He played with four teams during his 20-year professional baseball career, which ended in 2018 with the Colorado Rockies. She was selected to the all-state softball team three consecutive years. During his days as a high school athlete, Baker was Arizona’s one-mile champion in 1977 while attending Winslow High School, and he was a member of Winslow’s state cross country team in 1976. Logan has coached four schools to state football titles, including the 2019 championship with Cherry Creek High School in metro Denver. [130], Batting second, Holliday homered in four consecutive games from June 18 to 22. [141] Tendonitis developed in his right hand on September 13, limiting him to three more starts the rest of the season. [136], In 41 straight starts spanning from June 22 to August 8, 2012, Holliday reached base. Bill Farney retired as executive director of the Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) in 2009 after leading the nation’s largest state association staff for 14 years.