The Questions with Ty Wigginton

D-Rays Third Baseman
September 24, 2006

What was yourwelcome-to-the-big-leagues moment?

I made my debutin San Diego [with the Mets in 2002]. That was a dream, because I grew up inSan Diego and was a season-ticket holder. I had about 40 friends and familythere every night for that series. I was trying not to embarrass myself. All myat bats were pinch hits--I think I was 0 for 2.

Your mostembarrassing moment?

In Boston thisyear I was playing leftfield, and I dropped a fly ball. About three inningslater I caught a fly ball and got a standing O. I tipped my hat to the fanssitting on the Monster.

Favorite off-dayactivity?

Playing with myson, Chase. He's two. He rides a little four-wheeler--one of those PowerWheels--and I chase him around. He's not a bad driver, but he runs into treesnow and then.

If I weren'tplaying baseball I'd be ...

coaching collegebaseball. I went to UNC-Asheville, but I would coach anywhere.

LAST WEEK

Wigginton, whohas a career-high 20 homers, went 5 for 11 in a three-game series againstToronto.

THIS WEEK

Tampa Bay hoststhe Yankees, against whom Wigginton broke his left wrist after being hit by apitch on July 29.

TWO PHOTOSTOM DIPACE (WIGGINTON PLAYING); MIKE CARLSON/ICON SMI (WIGGINTON HEAD SHOT)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)