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Biography


PERSONAL NOTES
... Brother of Dan McGwire, quarterback with Seattle Seahawks (1991-94) and Miami Dolphins (1995).

CAREER NOTES
Mark McGwire was Selected by Montreal Expos organization in eighth round of free-agent draft (June 8, 1981); did not sign. ... Selected by Oakland Athletics organization in first round (10th pick overall) of free-agent draft (June 4, 1984) now plays for the St. Louis Cardinals ... On disabled list (April 11-26, 1989 and August 22-September 11, 1992). ... Granted free agency (October 26, 1992). ... Re-signed by A's (December 24, 1992). ... On disabled list (May 14-September 3, 1993; April 30-June 18 and July 27, 1994-remainder of season). ... On suspended list (September 4-8, 1993). ... On disabled list (July 18-August 2 and August 5-26, 1995). ... On disabled list (March 22-April 23, 1996). ... Traded by A's to St. Louis Cardinals for P T.J. Mathews, P Eric Ludwick and P Blake Stein (July 31, 1997).

RECORDS
Mark McGwire Holds major league baseball career record for most home runs by first baseman_507 (1986-99). ... Holds major league single-season records for most home runs_70 (1998); and most home runs by first baseman_69 (1998). ... Holds major league records for most home runs in consecutive years_135 (1998-99); most consecutive seasons with 50 or more home runs_4 (1996-99); and fewest singles in season (150 or more games)_53 (1991). ... Holds major league rookie-season records for most home runs_49; and extra bases on long hits_183 (1987). ... Shares major league single-season record for most games with three home runs_2 (1998). ... Shares major league single-inning recor for most home runs_2 (September 22, 1996, fifth inning). ... Shares major league baseball records for most home runs in two consecutive games_5 (June 27 [3] and 28 [2], 1987 and June 10 [2] and 11 [3], 1995); and most home runs in one inning_2 (September 22, 1996, fifth inning); most seasons with 50 or more home runs_4; and most home runs in July_16 (1999). ... Shares modern major league record for most runs in two consecutive games_9 (June 27 and 28, 1987). Mark McGwire ... Holds N.L. single-season record for most bases on balls_162 (1998). ... Holds N.L. record for most consecutive seasons with 50 or more home runs_2 (1998-99). ... Holds A.L. rookie-season record for highest slugging percentage_.618 (1987).

HONORS
Mark McGwire was Named College Player of the Year by THE SPORTING NEWS (1984). ... Named first baseman on THE SPORTING NEWS college All-America team (1984). ... Named A.L. Rookie Player of the Year by THE SPORTING NEWS (1987). ... Named A.L. Rookie of the Year by Baseball Writers' Association of America (1987). ... Won A.L. Gold Glove at first base (1990). ... Named first baseman on THE SPORTING NEWS A.L. All-Star team (1992 and 1996). ... Named first baseman on THE SPORTING NEWS A.L. Silver Slugger team (1992 and 1996). ... Named Sportsman of the Year by THE SPORTING NEWS (1997). ... Named first baseman on THE SPORTING NEWS N.L. All-Star team (1998). ... Named first baseman on THE SPORTING NEWS N.L. Silver Slugger team (1998). ... Named co-Sportsman of the Year by THE SPORTING NEWS (1998).

STAT NOTES
Mark McGwire Led California League third basemen with 239 assists and 354 total chances in 1985. ... Hit three home runs in one game (June 27, 1987; June 11, 1995; April 14 and May 19, 1998). ... Led A.L. in slugging percentage with .618 in 1987, .585 in 1992 and .730 in 1996. ... Led A.L. first basemen with 1,429 total chances in 1990. ... Led A.L. with .467 on-base percentage in 1996. ... Led major leagues with 58 home runs in 1997. ... Led N.L. with .752 slugging percentage and .470 on-base percentage in 1998. ... Led N.L. first basemen with 1,435 total chances in 1998. ... Led N.L. with 21 intentional bases on balls received in 1999. ... Career major league grand slams: 13.

MISC. NOTES
Holds Oakland Athletics franchise all-time records for most home runs (363) and runs batted in (941). ... Member of 1984 U.S. Olympic baseball team.


Profile

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Height: 6-5
Weight: 250 lbs.
Throws: Right
Bats: Right
Positions: First Base, Second Base, Shortstop, Left Field
Born: October 1, 1963, Pomona , California
Drafted: Selected by the Oakland Athletics in the first found (10th overall) of the 1984 free-agent draft.
Acquired: Traded from Oakland on July 31 to St. Louis for Pitchers T.J. Matthews, Eric Ludwick and Blake Stein.
Pre-Majors Highlights: Set the Pac-10 conference single-season record with 32 home runs. Played on the 1984 US Olympic baseball team.

ESPY Awards: 1999 Outstanding Male Athlete, 1999 Baseball Outstanding Performer, 1999 Showstopper (62nd HR).

Stats

High School Stats:
(He also batted with a .359 average)

YEAR POS W L ERA
1980 Varsity (Jr. Year) P 5 3 1.90

Claremont Cardinals Stats:

YEAR POS HR RBI AVG
1981 1B 13 53 .403

Anchorage Glacier Pilots Stats:

YEAR POS HR RBI AVG
1982 1B 14 53 .415

College Stats:

Pitching:
YEAR POS W L ERA
1982 P 4 4 3.04
1983 P 3 1 2.78

Batting:
YEAR TEAM G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG SLG% HR/AB
1982 USC 29 75 14 15 2 0 3 11 20 15 0 .200 .347 25.0
1983 USC 53 191 46 61 9 0 19 59 33 35 0 .319 .665 10.0
1984 USC 65 237 74 92 19 2 31 77 30 50 2 .388 .878 7.6
Totals USC 147 503 134 168 30 2 53 147 83 100 2 .302 .718 9.4

Olympic Team Tournament Stats:
YEAR TEAM G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SLG BB SO SB HR/AB
1984 USA 30 110 24 43 13 0 6 26 .391 .673 10 14 0 18.3

1984 Olympics Stats:
YEAR TEAM G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SLG BB SO SB HR/AB
1984 USA 5 21 4 4 0 0 0 0 .190 .190 2 6 0 0.0

Minor League Stats 1985-1986:
YEAR TEAM G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG SLG HR/AB
1984 Modesto (A) 16 55 7 11 3 1 1 1 8 21 0 .200 .309 25.00
1985 Modesto (A) 138 489 95 134 23 3 24 106 96 106 1 .274 .481 20.38
1986 Huntsville (AA) 55 195 40 59 15 0 10 53 46 45 3 .303 .533 19.50
1986 Tacoma (AAA) 78 280 42 89 21 5 13 59 42 67 1 .318 .568 21.53
Totals --- 287 1019 184 293 62 9 48 219 192 239 5 .274 .473 20.78