MLB outfielder who hit 233 home runs for seven different teams during his 17-year career.
He was heavily sought after by several distinguished college programs before deciding to embark on his professional baseball career.
He hit 34 home runs for the New York Mets in 2005, a career best.
He had two children with his girlfriend Maryanne.
He was traded to the Florida Marlins in 1997, where he played under manager Jim Leyland.