Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 20th round of the 1989 amateur draft.
Has connections to all teams currently or formerly located in New York: He played for the Mets, Giants and Dodgers, and was traded from the Blue Jays to the Mets for pitcher David Cone, who pitched a perfect game for the Yankees.
Hit for the cycle with the Giants in a 9-8 loss to Pittsburgh on May 3, 1999.
Named National League MVP in 2000.
Stirred controversy when he broke his wrist during spring training in 2002, claiming it had happened while washing his truck. It was later revealed to have happened while riding a motorcycle. Nonetheless, he returned to hit a career-high 37 home runs that season.
Retired in 2008 holding the record for home runs as a second baseman with 351 (377 total).
Tied with Craig Biggio (Houston Astros) for second on the list of Silver Slugger award winners for a second baseman with four---three with the Giants and one with the Dodgers. Ryne Sandberg of the Chicago Cubs is tops with seven.