1999-2001, 2005-2006
Brian Jordan
Biography
Has two daughters, Briana and Kenley, and two sons, Bryson and Kaleb Braxton. Resides in Alpharetta, Ga. Jordan attended University of Richmond where he played baseball and football and was a sociology major. Was named All-America and all-conference in football and all-conference in baseball. He graduated of Milford HS in Baltimore, Md. and was inducted into the Milford Mill HS Sports Hall of Fame in 2002 when he appeared at the school to award two $16,000 college scholarships as part of his Brian Jordan Back to the Future Foundation. Played baseball, football and basketball in high school. As a defensive back in football, was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 1989 NFL draft and was released during training camp and picked up by the Atlanta Falcons. Spent three seasons (1989-91) with the Falcons and was named an alternate on the 1992 Pro Bowl team.
Braves Career Highlights
1999: - Established a career high with 115 RBI and matched his best output with 100 runs (also scored 100 runs in 1998)...Had remarkable first half, batting .295 with 17 HR, 71 RBI, a .507 SLG% and .357 OB% before the All-Star break...Hit .356 with 6 HR and 22 RBI in April...Slowed down in the second half of season after being hit on the right hand by a pitch from the Expos Mike Thurman June 22...Dropped off to a .266 BA with 6 HR, 44 RBI, a .405 SLG% and .330 OB% after the break, but had 7 RBI last week of season...Hit grand slam May 19 off Pirates' Francisco Cordova...Had a 12-game hitting streak (15 x 46, .326, 2 HR, 9 RBI) June 28-July 9...Career-best is a 13-gamer in August of 1995...Played in first All-Star game this year, getting a single and walk in 2 plate appearances...Performed well in clutch, posting a team-high .317 BA with RISP, a .299 BA with RISP and 2 out and a team-best .500 BA with 1 HR and 16 RBI with the bases loaded...Hit .386 (39 x 101) when putting the first pitch in play to rank 5th in the NL...Had season-high 4 RBI May 19 vs. Pirates, June 5 at Boston and July 31 vs. Phillies...HR July 3 at Mets was No. 100 of career...Only 2-HR game this year came Aug. 15 at LA (6th of career).

1999 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series: Led the Braves offense in the first round with a .471 BA (8 x 17) with 1 homer (the only Braves' HR in the NLCS) and 7 RBIs and three-run blast with 2 outs in the top of the 6th of Game 3 at Houston erased a 2-0 Astros lead, before adding 2-out, 2-run, go-ahead 2B in the top of the 12th and his 5 RBI accounted for all the Bravesb scoring in 5-3 victory in NLCS: Batted .200 (5 x 25) with 2 HR and 5 RBI...Smacked 2-run HR in the bottom of the 6th of Game 2 in Atlanta, tying the score at 2-2 (Eddie Perez followed 2 batters later with a 2-run shot of his own). Also hit solo HR in Game 4 at NY. World Series: Stymied by Yankees pitching, recording only 1 hit in 13 AB (.077).

2000: Slowed during the year by a multitude of injuries, yet spent only April 4-19 on the DL with a strained right rib cage muscle, after going 0 x 4 on Opening Day, April 3 vs. Rockies. Besides the rib cage ailment, he was bothered at various times by sore shoulders (underwent off-season arthroscopic surgery to repair), sore knees, sore ankles and a sore right hand. . .Finished second in the NL and third in the majors with a .402 BA vs. lefties. . .Enjoyed a productive first half (.296, 13 HR, 50 RBI) before ailments took toll after All-Star break (.223, 4 HR, 27 RBI)b&May: .337, 9 HR. 21 RBI; June: .298, 3 HR, 23 RBI. . .Had 9-game hitting streak May 12-23 (21 x 34, .618, 7 HR, 14 RBI) and a 7-game streak June 3-10 (11 x 27, .407, 1 HR, 10 RBI). . .His 7 RBI May 21 vs. SD are a career high and most by a Brave in a game since Jeff Blauser had 7 May 11, 1996, at Philadelphia. . .Had 3 2-HR games, all over an 8-game stretch: May 12 at Philadelphia, May 16 vs. SF and May 21 vs. SD. . .Has 9 career 2-HR games. . .Hit .304 with 12 HR, 48 RBI, 24 BB and a .365 OBP while batting fifth, compared to .222, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 7 BB and a .274 OBP while hitting fourth. . .Had 12 RBI with the bases loaded (4 x 16). . .Hit .271 with 7 HR and 51 RBI with RISP. . .Recorded 2 assists Aug. 5 at St. Louis, his 3rd career 2-assist game. Stolen base vs. Rockies Opening Day was 100th of his career; enters 2001 with 109 SBs.

2000 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series: Went 4x11 with one 2B and four RBI in three games... Drove in four of Braves' nine runs in series... Has a .400 BA (16x40) in 10 career Division Series contests, with two HR and 14 RBI.

2001: Posted a .295 batting average with 32 doubles, 25 home runs and 97 RBIs. His 25 home runs tied a career-high set in 1998, seven of those which were three-run homers along with one grand slam. Has compiled a .287 batting average with 149 home runs and 656 RBIs in 1,077 games over his 10-year Major League career with the St. Louis Cardinals and Braves. On Opening Day, had two hits, including a double and scored two runs at Cincinnati and finished strong by hitting .400 in the final nine games with three home runs and 11 RBIs. Had a career-high 14-game hitting streak from April 23-May 8 (.346, 28-for-81). Hit dramatic two-out grand slam home run in bottom of the ninth, capping a seven-run rally giving the Braves a 8-5 win on Sept. 29, which was his fourth career grand slam. Scored a run in seven consecutive games, June 21-27. Hit .179 through the first 17 games of the season, but batted .309 the remainder of the season...hit .322 (88-for-273) at Turner Field...batted .305 (82-for-269) with runners in scoring position...had monthly best eight home runs and 25 RBI in July...hit .344 in day games (55-for-160)...recorded a season-high four hits on July 8 at Boston...had a .991 fielding average in 144 games committing just three errors in 355 total chances...in 16 interleague games, hit .344 (22-for-64)...hit five home runs each against NL East opponents Philadelphia and New York. Ranked ninth in NL with 11 outfield assists. Was 2-for-11 in three NL Division series games against Houston. In five NLCS games versus Atlanta, batted .190 (4-for-21 with three RBI).

2005: Battled through inflammation in his left knee throughout the season and was limited to just 76 games. ... His best month came in September, when he posted a .274 (5-for-18) average. ... Hit a grand slam (seventh career) on 4/9 off NYM's Aaron Heilman. ... Had a season-high three hits to go with three runs scored 5/8 vs. HOU. ... Snapped an 0-for-17 spell with his ninth-inning infield hit 5/18 at SD. Had season-high seven-game hitting streak (8-for-25, .320), 5/18-30. His HR on 6/29 snapped a 127-at-bat homerless stretch. Went on the DL 7/4 with inflammation in his left knee and missed 51 team games. Played in five rehab games with Rome (A), 8/11-15 and hit .500 (8-for-16) with a home run and seven RBIs. Was activated off the 15-day DL on 9/1 (walked in only PA). Went 1-for-3 on 9/11 at PHI - his first start since 6/29 at FLA (RF). Went 2-for-5 with a triple on 9/28 vs. COL.

2005 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (Hou.): Doubled off Roger Clemens in the 17th inning of Game Four...Went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter in Game Three and went 0-for-3 starting in LF in Game One.

2006: Spent the season's first 10 weeks platooning at first base with Adam LaRoche. He broke his right clavicle on June 16, and didn't return until September, during which he got just seven at-bats. Hit two of his three homers in consecutive games (May 7 and 9).

Brian has posted a .275 batting average with 323 RBIs and 862 total bases so far in 558 games with the Braves.
 
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