Mark Grace Stats

Mark Grace was born on Sunday, June 28, 1964, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Grace was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 2, 1988, with the Chicago Cubs. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Mark Grace baseball stats page.

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"For 16 seasons, Mark Grace brought enthusiasm, humor and amazing talent to the game of baseball. As a Chicago Cub , Mark led his team on the field and in the hearts of its fans from his rookie season in 1988 through the end of the 2000 season. His thirteen seasons playing for the Cubs established him as one of the game's 'good guys' with a throwback style of getting his uniform dirty and having fun on and off the field." - MarkGrace.com

Mark Grace

Mark Grace Autograph on a 1991 Score Baseball Card (#175 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991sco01' title='1991 Score Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Mark Grace Autograph on a 1991 Score Baseball Card (#175 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
Mark Eugene Grace
Nickname:
Amazing Grace
Born On:
06-28-1964  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Tustin High School (Tustin, CA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
05-02-1988 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-28-2003
Draft:
1985 : 24th Round (622nd)

Mark Grace

Mark Grace Pitching Stats

2002 38 Diamondbacks 1 0 1 0 0 .000 9.00 0 0 0 1.0 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Year 1 0 1 0 0 .000 9.00 0 0 0 1.0 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Mark Grace

Mark Grace Hitting Stats

1988 24 Cubs 134 486 65 144 23 4 7 0 57 60 5 43 0 4 0 12 .296 .371 .403
1989 25 Cubs 142 510 74 160 28 3 13 0 79 80 13 42 3 3 0 13 .314 .405 .457
1990 26 Cubs 157 589 72 182 32 1 9 0 82 59 5 54 1 8 5 10 .309 .372 .413
1991 27 Cubs 160 619 87 169 28 5 8 0 58 70 7 53 4 7 3 6 .273 .346 .373
1992 28 Cubs 158 603 72 185 37 5 9 0 79 72 8 36 2 8 4 14 .307 .380 .430
1993 29 Cubs 155 594 86 193 39 4 14 0 98 71 14 32 1 9 1 25 .325 .393 .475
1994 30 Cubs 106 403 55 120 23 3 6 0 44 48 5 41 0 3 0 10 .298 .370 .414
1995 31 Cubs 143 552 97 180 51 3 16 0 92 65 9 46 1 7 2 10 .326 .395 .516
1996 32 Cubs 142 547 88 181 39 1 9 0 75 62 8 41 0 6 1 18 .331 .396 .455
1997 33 Cubs 151 555 87 177 32 5 13 0 78 88 3 45 1 8 2 18 .319 .409 .465
1998 34 Cubs 158 595 92 184 39 3 17 0 89 93 8 56 0 7 3 17 .309 .401 .471
1999 35 Cubs 161 593 107 183 44 5 16 1 91 83 4 44 0 10 2 13 .309 .390 .481
2000 36 Cubs 143 510 75 143 41 1 11 1 82 95 11 28 2 8 6 7 .280 .394 .429
2001 37 Diamondbacks 145 476 66 142 31 2 15 1 78 67 6 36 1 5 4 7 .298 .386 .466
2002 38 Diamondbacks 124 298 43 75 19 0 7 0 48 46 6 30 0 3 1 5 .252 .351 .386
2003 39 Diamondbacks 66 135 13 27 5 0 3 0 16 16 2 15 1 3 0 6 .200 .279 .304
16 Years 2,245 8,065 1,179 2,445 511 45 173 3 1,146 1,075 114 642 17 99 34 191 .303 .383 .442

Mark Grace

Mark Grace Fielding Stats

1988 Cubs 1B 133 126 3,396 1,286 9.7 1,269 1,182 87 17 91 n/a n/a n/a .987 10.09
1989 Cubs 1B 142 137 3,720 1,362 9.6 1,356 1,230 126 6 93 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.84
1990 Cubs 1B 153 146 3,945 1,516 9.9 1,504 1,324 180 12 116 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.29
1991 Cubs 1B 160 155 4,212 1,695 10.6 1,687 1,520 167 8 106 n/a n/a n/a .995 10.81
1992 Cubs 1B 157 157 4,242 1,725 11.0 1,721 1,580 141 4 119 n/a n/a n/a .998 10.95
1993 Cubs 1B 154 153 4,050 1,573 10.2 1,568 1,456 112 5 134 n/a n/a n/a .997 10.45
1994 Cubs 1B 103 100 2,715 1,010 9.8 1,003 925 78 7 91 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.97
1995 Cubs 1B 143 142 3,804 1,332 9.3 1,325 1,211 114 7 93 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.40
1996 Cubs 1B 141 139 3,654 1,370 9.7 1,366 1,259 107 4 120 n/a n/a n/a .997 10.09
1997 Cubs 1B 148 147 3,873 1,328 9.0 1,322 1,202 120 6 93 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.22
1998 Cubs 1B 156 154 4,170 1,409 9.0 1,401 1,279 122 8 82 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.07
1999 Cubs 1B 160 157 4,139 1,436 9.0 1,428 1,335 93 8 115 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.32
2000 Cubs 1B 140 136 3,649 1,205 8.6 1,201 1,098 103 4 99 n/a n/a n/a .997 8.89
2001 Diamondbacks 1B 135 127 3,333 1,062 7.9 1,057 995 62 5 99 n/a n/a n/a .995 8.56
2002 Diamondbacks 1B 98 70 2,046 690 7.0 683 649 34 7 58 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.01
2002 Diamondbacks P 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2003 Diamondbacks 1B 39 28 804 279 7.2 277 258 19 2 24 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.30
1B Totals 2,162 2,074 55,752 20,278 9.4 20,168 18,503 1,665 110 1,533 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.77
P Totals 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
16 Years 2,163 2,074 55,755 20,278 9.4 20,168 18,503 1,665 110 1,533 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.77

Mark Grace

Mark Grace Miscellaneous Stats

1988 Cubs 3 3 .500 8 0 n/a 69.4 11.3 8.5 - - -
1989 Cubs 14 7 .667 2 0 n/a 39.2 12.1 6.5 - - -
1990 Cubs 15 6 .714 8 1 n/a 65.4 10.9 7.2 - - -
1991 Cubs 3 4 .429 4 0 n/a 77.4 11.7 10.7 - - -
1992 Cubs 6 1 .857 1 0 n/a 67.0 16.8 7.6 - - -
1993 Cubs 8 4 .667 1 0 n/a 42.4 18.6 6.1 - - -
1994 Cubs 0 1 .000 6 0 n/a 67.2 9.8 9.2 - - -
1995 Cubs 6 2 .750 0 0 n/a 34.5 12.0 6.0 - - -
1996 Cubs 2 3 .400 2 0 n/a 60.8 13.3 7.3 - - -
1997 Cubs 2 4 .333 3 0 0 42.7 12.3 7.1 - - -
1998 Cubs 4 7 .364 3 0 0 35.0 10.6 6.7 - - -
1999 Cubs 3 4 .429 2 0 0 37.1 13.5 6.5 - - -
2000 Cubs 1 2 .333 4 0 0 46.4 18.2 6.2 - - -
2001 Diamondbacks 1 0 1.000 10 0 0 31.7 13.2 6.1 - - -
2002 Diamondbacks 2 0 1.000 34 0 0 42.6 9.9 6.2 0.00 0.00 0.00
2003 Diamondbacks 0 0 .000 56 2 1 45.0 9.0 8.4 - - -
16 Years 70 48 .593 144 3 1 46.6 12.6 7.0 0.00 0.00 0.00

Mark Grace

Mark Grace Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1988 Chicago Cubs 28 , 17 $68,000.00 - -
1989 Chicago Cubs 17 $140,000.00 - -
1990 Chicago Cubs 17 $325,000.00 - -
1991 Chicago Cubs 17 $1,200,000.00 - -
1992 Chicago Cubs 17 $2,262,500.00 - -
1993 Chicago Cubs 17 $3,100,000.00 Stats -
1994 Chicago Cubs 17 $4,400,000.00 - n/a
1995 Chicago Cubs 17 $4,400,000.00 Stats -
1996 Chicago Cubs 17 $4,175,000.00 - -
1997 Chicago Cubs 17 $4,525,000.00 Stats -
1998 Chicago Cubs 17 $4,225,000.00 - -
1999 Chicago Cubs 17 $4,100,000.00 - -
2000 Chicago Cubs 17 $5,300,000.00 - -
2001 Arizona Diamondbacks 17 $3,000,000.00 - Stats
2002 Arizona Diamondbacks 17 $3,000,000.00 - -
2003 Arizona Diamondbacks 17 $1,750,000.00 - -
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Mark Eugene Grace was a Major League Baseball player with the Chicago Cubs (1988-2000) and Arizona Diamondbacks (2001-2003). Mark was a smooth fielding first baseman who won four Gold Glove Awards during his career (1992, 1993, 1995, 1996), including the first ever by Cubbie first-baseman!

Did you know that when Mark Grace hit for the cycle on May 9, 1993 , it was the first time any player had ever hit for the cycle on Mother's Day? Do you know what player duplicated that feat in 2007? [ Answer ]

Mark Grace Hits for the Cycle | May 9, 1993 | MLB Advanced Media, LP

Did you know that top hit kings during the decade of the 1990s (1990-1999) were; #10. Paul Molitor (1,568), #9. Fred McGriff (1,573), #8. Dante Bichette (1,584), #7. Cal Ripken, Jr. (1,589 hits), #6. Ken Griffey, Jr. (1,622), #5. Roberto Alomar (1,678), #4. Tony Gwynn (1,713), #3. Craig Biggio (1,728), #2. Rafael Palmeiro (1,747), and at the top of leaderboard—Mark Grace (1,754).

Mark Grace and Pete Rose are the only two ballplayers during the 20th century to lead a decade in hits, and not have a plaque at the Baseball Hall of Fame! Players who led a decade in hits during the previous century:

1900s  1,847 Hits Honus Wagner
1910s  1,948 Hits Ty Cobb
1920s  2,085 Hits Rogers Hornsby
1930s  1,959 Hits Paul Waner
1940s  1,578 Hits Lou Boudreau
1950s  1,875 Hits Richie Ashburn
1960s  1,877 Hits Roberto Clemente
1970s  2,045 Hits Pete Rose
1980s  1,731 Hits Robin Yount
1990s  1,754 Hits  Mark Grace

Did you know that Mark Grace also hit 364 doubles during the 1990s, which is more than any other player during that same decade? Rounding out the top five were Craig Biggio (362), Edgar Martinez (358), Albert Belle (344), and Rafael Palmeiro (343).

The Top 10 Best Defensive First Basemen in Baseball History was once discussed on Bleacher Report (01/16/2011, Dmitriy Ioselevich) and the legendary list included Casey Kotchman (10), Mark Grace (9), John Olerud (8), Vic Power (7), Mark Teixeira (6), Todd Helton (5), J.T. Snow (4), Don Mattingly (3), Albert Pujols (2), and Keith Hernandez (1). Grace was given #28 when he was called-up to play with the Cubs , and switched to #17 soon-after, in honor of his boyhood baseball idol, Keith Hernandez !

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