Rich Aurilia

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Richard Santo Aurilia

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Biographical Information[edit]

Playing for the San Francisco Giants, Rich Aurilia led National League shortstops with 20 home runs in 2000. He had an 11-game hitting streak from September 1-12, 2000 during which he hit 5 home runs and collected 12 RBI. In 2001, he exploded for career highs in runs scored (114), hits (206), home runs (37), runs batted in (97) and a .324/.369/.572 slash line, numbers he would never come close to duplicating in the rest of his career.

Playing for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Rich came in second place on an athlete-centric edition of Food Network's Guy's Grocery Games in September 2015. In 2022, while he was chasing the Triple Crown, Aaron Judge revealed that Aurilia was his favorite player growing up.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL All-Star (2001)
  • NL Silver Slugger Award Winner (2001)
  • NL Hits Leader (2001)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 4 (1999-2001 & 2006)
  • 30-Home Run Seasons: 1 (2001)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (2001)
  • 200 Hits Seasons: 1 (2001)

Further Reading[edit]

  • Matt Monagan: "Here's what Rich Aurilia thinks about Judge calling him his idol: 'I usually was third or fourth in line with who kids watched'",, September 22, 2022. [1]

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