Benito Santiago Rivera
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 182 lb.
- High School John F. Kennedy High School (Santa Isabel)
- Debut September 14, 1986
- Final Game April 11, 2005
- Born March 9, 1965 in Ponce, P.R.
Benito Santiago was signed as an amateur free agent by the San Diego Padres and scout Luis Rosa on September 1, 1982. He holds the record for the longest hitting streak by a rookie, with 34 games in 1987. Gifted with a tremendously powerful arm, he could throw out a would-be base stealer from his knees.
- 1987 NL Rookie of the Year Award
- 5-time NL All-Star (1989-1992 & 2002)
- 2002 NLCS MVP
- 3-time NL Gold Glove Winner (1988-1990)
- 4-time NL Silver Slugger Award Winner (1987, 1988, 1990 & 1991)
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1996)
- 30-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1996)
|NL Rookie of the Year|
|Todd Worrell||Benito Santiago||Chris Sabo|
- Consecutive games with a hit, rookie, 34, 1987