A Three-year letterwinner, J.T. tallied a .333 career batting average and a .447 on-base percentage at Arizona. He capped off his UA career by hitting .359 and earning All-Pac-10 South honors in 1989. From the time he was teamed with future major league players and coaches Scott Erickson, Trevor Hoffman, Kevin Long and Alan Zinter on UA's 1989 Pac-10 Championship squad; J.T. displayed the same professionalism and charisma for which he was revered in the big leagues. Shortly after struggling with the decision of whether to forego his senior session in cardinal and navy, J.T. launched a successful 18-year professional career, which included 13 season in the major leagues. Debuting with the New York Yankees on September 20,1992, J.T. would go on to play with the California Angels, San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox. While with the Red Sox, J.T. played under fellow UA Hall of Famer Terry Francona. Noted for his slick fielding, J.T. captured six consecutive Gold Glover Awards from 1995-2000. A clutch player, J.T. batted .327 across five trips to the postseason with the Giants, including the 2002 World Series.