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Brad Ausmus

Brad Ausmus
MLB Player information
NameBrad Ausmus
Place of birthNew Haven, Connecticut
MLB debutJuly 28, 1993 for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearanceOctober 3, 2010 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Career statistics
Games played1971
Home runs80
Runs batted in607
Stolen bases102
Batting average.251
*San Diego Padres (1993 1996) *Detroit Tigers (1996) *Houston Astros (1997 1998) *Detroit Tigers (1999 2000) *Houston Astros (2001 2008) *Los Angeles Dodgers (2009 2010)
*AL All Star: 1999 *3x NL Gold Glove Award, catcher: 2001 02, 2006 *Darryl Kile Award: 2007 *2nd all-time w/12,671 putouts at catcher (through 2009) *8th (tied) all-time w/1,917 games caught (through 2009) *5x led league catchers in fielding percentage (.998, AL-1999; .997, NL-2001; .997, NL-2002; .999, NL-2005; .998, NL-2006) *2x led league catchers in caught stealing percentage (NL-1997; 43.2% AL-2000) *2x led league catchers in range factor (8.40, NL-2002; 7.94, NL-2006) *Led league catchers in putouts (683, NL-1994) *Led league catchers in assists (68, AL-2000)

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Bradley David "Brad" Ausmus (-enˈɔːsməspron; born April 14, 1969, in New Haven, Connecticut) is a former All Star catcher in Major League Baseball, and currently a special assistant for the San Diego Padres.

In his 18-year major league playing career with the San Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, and Los Angeles Dodgers, he was a three-time Gold Glove Award winner (2001 02, 2006). He was also an All Star in 1999. He won the 2007 Darryl Kile Award "for integrity and courage," presented annually by local chapters of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) to players on the Astros and St. Louis Cardinals.

A five-time league-leader at catcher in fielding percentage, he has also led the league twice each in percentage caught stealing and in range factor, and once each in putouts and assists.

He finished his career in 2010 ranked third in major league history with 12,839 putouts as a catcher, trailing only Iván Rodríguez and Jason Kendall, seventh in games caught with 1,938, and 10th in both range factor/game (7.12) and fielding percentage (.994). He also ranked first all-time among all Jewish major leaguers in career games played (1,971), fifth in hits (1,579), and eighth in runs batted in (607; directly behind Mike Lieberthal).

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