Eisenreich spent 15 years playing in the majors, hitting .290 with 52 home runs and 105 stolen bases while playing between 1982-1998. His career was broken up by a two-year retirement due to Tourette’s Syndrome, which forced him to miss the 1985 and 1986 seasons. He saw limited action for the Minnesota Twins from 1982-1984, then returned with the Kansas City Royals in 1987. He became a regular for Kansas City in 1989 and hit .293 with nine home runs. The season was the beginning of a good stretch for Eisenreich who went on to hit over .300 in a season five different times. His best year came in 1996 when he hit .361 for the Philadelphia Phillies. Eisenreich joined the Florida Marlins in 1997 and ended his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1998.
Eisenreich played in the World Series twice. First with the Phillies in 1993 and again with the Marlins in 1997. He hit .231 and drove in seven runs for Philadelphia in six games but the Phillies lost to the Toronto Blue Jays. He hit .500 in five games for the Marlins and was on base when Edgar Renteria drove in the winning run in Game 7 to help Florida defeat the Cleveland Indians for the title.
Jim Eisenreich – career stats