21. Mark Grace
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: June 28, 1964 in Winston-Salem, NC USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: May 02, 1988
  • Final Game: September 28, 2003
  • Gold Glove - 1992
  • Gold Glove - 1993
  • Gold Glove - 1995
  • Gold Glove - 1996
 
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Mark Grace was drafted in the 24th Round of the 1985 Amateur Draft, and generally, when you are chosen that low, you aren't expected to do much at the Major League level.  Nobody seemed to have conveyed that to Mark Grace.

The First Baseman cracked the Cubs roster in 1988, winning the starting job and finished second in Rookie of the Year voting.  Grace became one of the National League's most consistent hitters, batting over .300 nine times and finishing in the top ten in Batting Average eight times.  He would also have an On Base Percentage over .400 twice.  Grace wasn't considered a power hitter, but he did have 148 Home Runs for the Cubs driving in 1,004 Runs.  Grace was chosen for three All-Star Games and won the Gold Glove four times, and overall as a Cub, he had 2,201 Hits while batting .308.

Grace would sign with the Arizona Diamondbacks before the 2001 season, and he would help them win the World Series in his first year there.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base
  • Acquired: Selected in the 24th Round of the Amateur Draft 6/3/85.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks 12/8/00.
  • Games Played: 1910
  • Notable Statistics: 1,057 Runs
    2,201 Hits
    456 Doubles
    43 Triples
    148 Home Runs
    1,004 Runs Batted In
    67 Stolen Bases
    .308/.386/.445 Slash Line
    44.2 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1993, 1995 & 1997)
    Gold Glove (1992, 1993, 1995 & 1996)
    Most At-Bats (1991)
    Most Doubles (1995)
    Most Sacrifice Flies (1999)
    Most Putouts by a First Baseman (1991, 1992 & 1993)
    Most Assists by a First Baseman (1990, 1991 & 1992)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a First Baseman (1993)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a First Baseman (1992 & 1993)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a First Baseman (1991, 1992 & 1993)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a First Baseman (2000)

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