STL...posted the game-winning RBI in back-to-back games, April 20-21, at Shea Stadium to provide the Expos with their first winning streak of the season..April 20, led off the 8th inning with a solo homer off David Weathers to snap a 1-1 tie in the Expos eventual 2-1 victory...24 hours later, lifted a 5th-inning sac fly to plate Orlando Cabrera with the tie-breaking run as Montreal again won 2-1....9th-inning single on April 13 off Tommy Phelps in Puerto Rico was his 100th career hit against FLA..Marlins were the first team against which Jose reached the century mark (added PHI later)...doubled, homered and posted 2 RBI in an Opening Day 4-3 loss, April 6 at FLA.Vidro once again produced offensively and defensively in his seventh season with the Expos despite battling through a sore right shoulder during the first half and a nagging right knee injury after the All-Star break...still, played in 144 games and hit .310 with 15 home runs and 65 RBI..season was rewarded by winning his first Silver Slugger Award as picked for Louisville Slugger by Major League managers and coaches...earned a third All-Star invite..National League second basemen with a .397 on-base percentage...posted a career-high on-base percentage of .397, helped in large part by a career-high 69 walks...spent much of the season ranked among the National League's top 10 in that category...finshed 12th.15 home runs were trumped by only Jeff Kent (22) and Marcus Giles (21) among National League second baggers...finished second on the club with 44 multi-hit games...ranked third by USA Today Sports Weekly baseball experts among the major leagues' top second basemen behind Bret Boone and Marcus Giles.NAGGING KNEE: Battled a sore right knee for much of the season..knee resulted in 3 missed starts from June 14-22...thanks to All-Star invite, did not enjoy rest during the All-Star break...played through the pain in July and August, but missed 4 consecutive starts, September 9-12...started only 3 of the Expos' final 7 contests of the season due to the same sore knee.

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Jose Angel Cetty Vidro..and wife Annette have 2 children (Jose, Jr.

and Anaie)...attended Blanco Morales High School in Sabana Grande, PR...through the Jose Vidro Foundation, helps sick children and sponsors baseball camps...showcased island of Puerto Rico as host of This Week in Baseball in 2003...hobbies include fishing, hunting, movies and video games. Saw limited action during the month of September because of a sore right knee. Was on the disabled for two months because of a right ankle injury. Didn't collect 100 hits in a season for the first time since 1998.

HOMETOWN HERO: Born in Mayaguez and attended Blanco Morales High in Sabana Grande, PR...batted .328 (22-for- 67) with 7 doubles, 3 home runs and 12 RBI in 21 games in his homeland of Puerto Rico this season..posted impressive on-base (.432) and slugging (.567) percentages at Hiram Bithorn Stadium..named MVP of the Expos first Puerto Rico homestand, April 11-20..safely in 9 of the 10 games, going 13-for-38 (.342) with 7 doubles, 2 homers and 7 RBI.

STREAKER: Posted a trio of hit streaks of 10 or more games in '03, the longest of which lasted 13 games, July 3- 20..20-for-52 (.385) with 3 doubles, one homer and 6 RBI during the 13-gamer..posted 12- (August 7-19) and 10-game (April 11-20) hitting streaks.

Hit a GW solo HR in the 10th inning July 26 vs FLA's Vladimir Nunez to lift the Expos to a 6-5 win...

Hit a winning three-run double in the ninth inning off John Smoltz to help Montreal over the Braves 4-3 May 29 at Atlanta...

Also hit safely in 13 straight games April 13-27, while stringing together nine-game streaks August 20-29 and September 7-17... : Finished the season with 103 runs, scoring his 100th run of season September 24 versus Florida... FEELING STREAKY: Concluded the season with a hit in 16 of his last 17 games...

Joined Vladimir Guerrero (106 runs) as the only Expos' teammates to twice score 100 runs or more in the same season... YOU'RE AN ALL-STAR: Was chosen to his second career All-Star Game, having been elected for the first time as a starter along with teammate Vladimir Guerrero, marking the first time since 1984 the Expos were represented by at least two starters in an All-Star Game (C Gary Carter and P Charlie Lea)... Scored in nine straight games August 16-24 (11 runs)...

GRAND-IOSE OCCASION: September 19 at New York (NL), hit 3rd grand slam of his career, the first ever allowed by Tom Glavine...matched career highs with 2 home runs and 5 RBI in the Expos' 7-1 victory.