After having a robust 2006 by any standards, Jermaine Dye was voted by American League players as the Best Player in the League. His numbers for 2006 included career-bests with 44 homers, with 120 RBI and with a .622 slugging pct. He batted .317, had 27 doubles 3 triples, scored 103 runs, stole 7 bases, a fine .385 on base pct, walked 59 times and struck out 118 times. Jermaine Dye broke into MLB with Atlanta back in 1996 and hit a solid .281 with 12 Hr in 96 games. Went to the Kansas City the next season. For the Royals in 1999 Jermaine Dye hit .294, punched out 44 DS, 8 Ts, 27 Hrs, 96 runs, collected 119 RBI in 158 games and made the All Star team for the first time.
In 2000 Jermaine Dye batted a career high .321 with 193 hits, lined 41 doubles, 33 homers, scored 107 runs and had 118 RBIs. With the Oakland A’s in 2002 he had 27 doubles, 24 homers, 86 RBI. A noted, aggressive fielding outfielder, Jermaine Dye was on his way to becoming for one of the best around players when he went on-and-off the disabled list after crashing into the right field wall too many times. Played just 65 games in 2003 and batted just .172 then had a successful operation and returned to A’s in 2004. Jermaine Dye signed as a free agent with the Chicago White Sox prior to 2005 and played a major role in the White Sox winning the 2005 World Series. During the regular season the 6 ft 5 inch, 235 pound Jermaine Dye had 29DS, 31 Hr and 99 RBI. A favorite of Sox manager Ozzie Guillen because of Dye’s hustling style of play. Fielding: Right fielder Jermaine Dye is an outstanding athlete and is best when he’s going toward centerfield. Baseball Historian