Before the 2007 season, Gary was traded from the Yankees to the Detroit Tigers for Humberto Sanchez, Kevin Whelan and Anthony Claggett.
Gary is eighth on the active list of RBI's with 1,501. He has finished in the top-10 6 times with a career high of 132 in 2003.
As of 2007, Gary is eighth on the active list of runs scored with 1,433. He has also finished in the top-10 in runs scored in four different seasons including his career high of 126 in 2003.
In 1992 Gary was named the Major League Player of the Year.
When Gary broke into Major League baseball in 1988 he was only 19 years old and the youngest player that season.
Gary's highest salary was $14,936,667 in 1998 when he was the highest paid player in baseball.
Gary is ninth on the active list of home runs hitters with 455.
Gary has won five Silver Slugger Awards (1992, 1996, 2003-2005).
Gary has a career .248 batting average in the post-season.
Gary made his Major League debut on September 3, 1988.
Gary is the nephew of former Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden.
Gary bats right and throws right.
Gary stands 6ft tall.
Gary has played 6 different position in his baseball career. They include right field, left field, third base, shortstop, first base and designated hitter.
Gary has played for the Brewers, Padres, Marlins, Dodgers, Braves, Yankees and the Tigers.
In 2002, he had a .307 average, 151 hits, 25 home runs, and 84 RBI's.
Sheffield was selected to his ninth All-Star team in 2005 and led the AL with a .359 average against left-handed pithching.
In 2001, he had a .311 AVG., 160 hits, 36 home runs, and 100 RBI's.
As of 2007, Gary has played Major League Baseball for 20 years.
Gary Sheffield: How many players of my caliber would change positions to accommodate other people? I've done it from short to third; third to right; right field to left; left to right; right to first. And, now to DH.
Gary Sheffield: Sweet Lou broke the ice that day. That will always stick with me, remembering how excited he was to see me put on my jersey.
Gary Sheffield: They're a walking disaster. They act like they're tough, how they care so much about winning, but it's all a front. They're just a bunch of characters.