A three-time National League All-Star during his Reds tenure, Casey batted .302 with 130 home runs and 735 RBIs in his career. He played for the Indians (1997), Reds (1998-2005), Pirates (2006), Tigers (2006-07) and Red Sox (2008). Casey finished in the top 10 in NL batting average three times in his career and had six seasons in which he hit better than .300. Casey was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in June 2012.
The University of Richmond graduate received the Ernie Lombardi Award in 2004 as the Reds' most valuable player. After being dealt to the Tigers on the 2006 Trade Deadline, Casey quickly became an integral part of Detroit's lineup and helped spur the club to its first American League pennant in 22 years. The first baseman was the Tigers' most productive hitter in the postseason, going 16-for-37 overall -- good for a .432 average -- and shone in the World Series, his first, going 9-for-17 (.529) with a pair of home runs and five RBIs.
Known as "The Mayor," Casey, one of baseball's most outgoing and likeable players, was voted "Friendliest Player in Baseball" by his fellow players in a May 2007 Sports Illustrated poll. Casey has a signature segment on MLB Tonight called "The Mayor's Office," and he has received many honors for his service to the community, including the Hutch Award in 1999. Casey was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 2012.
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