Benito Santiago

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2002 Topps Heritage #339 Benito Santiago

Benito Santiago Rivera
(Benny)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 182 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

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.

Notable Achievements[edit]


NL Rookie of the Year
1986 1987 1988
Todd Worrell Benito Santiago Chris Sabo

Records Held[edit]

  • Consecutive games with a hit, rookie, 34, 1987

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