BIO NOTE : Berkman , who is hitting .362 , is on pace to shatter his previous best for batting average ( .331 in 2001 ) in a single season . In nine previous seasons, he has only hit better than .300 three times.
RECENT NEWS : On Wednesday, Berkman hit his 20th homer of the season and went 2 for 3 to increase his batting average to .362 . It was Houston's only run in a 2-1 loss in 10 innings at Baltimore.
Since May 3, Berkman is batting .408 with 11 HRs and 32 RBI .
QUOTE : " It's such a great thing to see how God never leaves your side, or is always waiting on you to come back to Him ."