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April 20, 1973 |
|Batted: Left||Threw: Left|
|April 25, 1995 for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 30, 2006 for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Runs batted in||401|
|Career highlights and awards|
Todd Mathew Hollandsworth (born April 20, 1973 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He played with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1995–2000), Colorado Rockies (2000–2002), Texas Rangers (2002), Florida Marlins (2003), Chicago Cubs (2004–2005), Atlanta Braves (2005), Cleveland Indians (2006), and Cincinnati Reds (2006). He batted and threw left-handed.
Hollandsworth made his major league debut on April 25, 1995, for the Dodgers. He was named the 1996 National League Rookie of the Year when he led all NL rookies that season in hits, doubles, home runs, runs batted in, and stolen bases in 149 games. His award was the fifth consecutive Rookie of the Year award for the Dodgers, an MLB record. Hollandsworth was a member of the 2003 World Series Champion Florida Marlins. It is in South Florida where he is believed to have acquired the nickname "God Hollandsworth". The Braves acquired him on August 29, 2005, from the Cubs, for minor league pitchers Todd Blackford and Angelo Burrows.
In a 12-year Major League career, Hollandsworth compiled a .273 batting average with 98 home runs and 401 RBI. He says he should be credited with bringing long hair back to baseball after players opted for shorter hair and tighter uniforms.
During the 2008 baseball season, Todd was a regular contributor to Comcast Sports Net Chicago commenting on the Chicago Cubs baseball season. In 2009, he became the pre- and post-game analyst for Comcast Sports Net Chicago's Cubs telecasts.
- "Dodger Is Top Rookie, Again". The New York Times. 1996-11-07. Retrieved 2009-09-21.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Media related to Todd Hollandsworth at Wikimedia Commons
|Players Choice NL Most Outstanding Rookie