9. Mark McGwire
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: October 1, 1963 in Pomona, CA USA
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Height: 6'5"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: August 22, 1986
  • Final Game: October 07, 2001
  • Rookie of the Year - 1987
  • Gold Glove - 1990
  • Silver Slugger - 1992
  • TSN All-Star - 1992
  • Silver Slugger - 1996
  • TSN All-Star - 1996
  • Silver Slugger - 1998
  • TSN All-Star - 1998
  • Lou Gehrig Memorial Award - 1999
 
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Mark McGwire may have set the single season Home Run record when he was with the St. Louis Cardinals, but it was in Oakland where he first became a star and would have his greatest overall success.

“Big Mac” broke out as a superstar in 1987 and would win the American League Rookie of the Year Award with a 49 Home Run Season that would lead the American League.  That was the second best power-season he would have with Oakland, but there was still a lot of wattage for McGwire in the Bay Area.  He maintained substantial numbers and would blast over 30 in the next three years, and would have a 42 Home Run year in 1992.  McGwire was a significant part of Oakland's three straight American League Pennants and the 1989 World Series win.  

After being injured for much of the 1993 and 1994 season, McGwire would gain his second Home Run Title in 1996.  He would be traded to the St. Louis Cardinals during the following year.

Mark McGwire would blast 363 Home Runs with a .551 Slugging Percentage with Oakland.  He would also be named an All-Star nine times in Oakland.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 10th Overall 6/4/84.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Eric Ludwick, T.J. Mathews and Blake Stein 7/31/97.

  • Games Played: 1329
  • Notable Statistics: 773 Runs, 1,157 Hits, 195 Doubles, 5 Triples, 363 Home Runs, 941 Runs Batted In, 8 Stolen Bases, .260/.380/.551 Slash Line, 42.9 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1989)

    All-Star (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996 & 1997*)

    Rookie of the Year (1987)

    Silver Slugger (1992 & 1996)

    Gold Glove (1990)

    Highest On Base Percentage (1996)

    Highest Slugging Percentage (1987, 1992 & 1996)

    Highest OPS (1996)

    Most Home Runs (1987 & 1996)

    Most Walks (1990)

    Highest OPS+ (1992 & 1996)

    Most Putouts by a First Baseman (1990)

    Most Assists by a First Baseman (1991)

    Most Total Zone Runs by a First Baseman (1989 & 1990)


    *McGwire was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals midway through the season.
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