Mark McGwire Stats

Mark McGwire was born on Tuesday, October 1, 1963, in Pomona, California. McGwire was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 22, 1986, with the Oakland Athletics. 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 McGwire baseball stats page.

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Mark McGwire

Mark 'Big Mac' McGwire Autograph on a 1991 Score Baseball Card (#324 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991sco01' title='1991 Score Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Mark 'Big Mac' McGwire Autograph on a 1991 Score Baseball Card (#324 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
Mark David McGwire
Nickname:
Big Mac
Born On:
10-01-1963  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Pomona, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Damien High School (Claremont, CA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-05
Player Weight Chart Weight:
225
First Game:
08-22-1986 (Age 22)
Last Game:
10-14-2001
Draft:
1984 : 1st Round (10th)

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Mark McGwire Pitching Stats

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Mark McGwire Hitting Stats

1986 23 Athletics 18 53 10 10 1 0 3 0 9 4 0 18 0 0 1 0 .189 .259 .377
1987 24 Athletics 151 557 97 161 28 4 49 0 118 71 8 131 0 8 5 6 .289 .370 .618
1988 25 Athletics 155 550 87 143 22 1 32 1 99 76 4 117 1 4 4 15 .260 .352 .478
1989 26 Athletics 143 490 74 113 17 0 33 2 95 83 5 94 0 11 3 23 .231 .339 .467
1990 27 Athletics 156 523 87 123 16 0 39 1 108 110 9 116 1 9 7 13 .235 .370 .489
1991 28 Athletics 154 483 62 97 22 0 22 0 75 93 3 116 1 5 3 13 .201 .330 .383
1992 29 Athletics 139 467 87 125 22 0 42 1 104 90 12 105 0 9 5 10 .268 .385 .585
1993 30 Athletics 27 84 16 28 6 0 9 0 24 21 5 19 0 1 1 0 .333 .467 .726
1994 31 Athletics 47 135 26 34 3 0 9 0 25 37 3 40 0 0 0 3 .252 .413 .474
1995 32 Athletics 104 317 75 87 13 0 39 1 90 88 5 77 0 6 11 9 .274 .441 .685
1996 33 Athletics 130 423 104 132 21 0 52 2 113 116 16 112 0 1 8 14 .312 .467 .730
1997 34 Athletics 105 366 48 104 24 0 34 1 81 58 8 98 0 5 4 9 .284 .383 .628
1997 34 Cardinals 51 174 38 44 3 0 24 0 42 43 8 61 0 2 5 0 .253 .411 .684
1998 35 Cardinals 155 509 130 152 21 0 70 2 147 162 28 155 0 4 6 8 .299 .470 .752
1999 36 Cardinals 153 521 118 145 21 1 65 2 147 133 21 141 0 5 2 12 .278 .424 .697
2000 37 Cardinals 89 236 60 72 8 0 32 0 73 76 12 78 0 2 7 5 .305 .483 .746
2001 38 Cardinals 97 299 48 56 4 0 29 1 64 56 3 118 0 6 3 7 .187 .316 .492
16 Years 1,874 6,187 1,167 1,626 252 6 583 14 1,414 1,317 150 1,596 3 78 75 147 .263 .394 .588

Mark McGwire

Mark McGwire Fielding Stats

1986 Athletics 3B 16 15 369 36 2.3 30 10 20 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .833 2.20
1987 Athletics 1B 145 137 3,710 1,273 8.8 1,263 1,173 90 10 91 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.19
1987 Athletics 3B 8 5 156 16 2.0 13 2 11 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .813 2.25
1987 Athletics RF 3 0 54 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.50
1988 Athletics 1B 154 154 3,943 1,325 8.6 1,316 1,228 88 9 118 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.01
1988 Athletics RF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1989 Athletics 1B 141 141 3,694 1,290 9.1 1,284 1,170 114 6 122 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.38
1990 Athletics 1B 154 154 4,004 1,429 9.3 1,424 1,329 95 5 126 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.60
1991 Athletics 1B 152 142 3,788 1,296 8.5 1,292 1,191 101 4 120 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.21
1992 Athletics 1B 139 139 3,547 1,195 8.6 1,189 1,118 71 6 118 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.05
1993 Athletics 1B 25 25 629 211 8.4 211 197 14 0 20 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.06
1994 Athletics 1B 40 38 901 329 8.2 325 307 18 4 26 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.74
1995 Athletics 1B 91 88 2,264 851 9.4 839 775 64 12 65 n/a n/a n/a .986 10.01
1996 Athletics 1B 109 107 2,689 983 9.0 973 913 60 10 118 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.77
1997 Athletics 1B 101 101 2,531 950 9.4 944 884 60 6 88 n/a n/a n/a .994 10.07
1997 Cardinals 1B 50 49 1,331 474 9.5 473 439 34 1 40 n/a n/a n/a .998 9.60
1998 Cardinals 1B 151 151 3,979 1,435 9.5 1,423 1,326 97 12 128 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.66
1999 Cardinals 1B 151 150 3,773 1,273 8.4 1,260 1,180 80 13 119 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.02
2000 Cardinals 1B 70 70 1,761 559 8.0 558 535 23 1 49 n/a n/a n/a .998 8.56
2001 Cardinals 1B 90 87 2,174 723 8.0 719 686 33 4 60 n/a n/a n/a .994 8.93
1B Totals 1,763 1,733 44,718 15,596 8.8 15,493 14,451 1,042 103 1,408 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.35
3B Totals 24 20 525 52 2.2 43 12 31 9 1 n/a n/a n/a .827 2.21
RF Totals 4 0 57 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.47
16 Years 1,791 1,753 45,300 15,649 8.7 15,537 14,464 1,073 112 1,409 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.26

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Mark McGwire Miscellaneous Stats

1986 Athletics 0 1 .000 3 0 0 17.7 2.9 5.9 - - -
1987 Athletics 1 1 .500 2 0 0 11.4 4.3 4.7 - - -
1988 Athletics 0 0 .000 5 0 0 17.2 4.7 5.6 - - -
1989 Athletics 1 1 .500 1 0 2 14.8 5.2 5.2 - - -
1990 Athletics 2 1 .667 3 0 2 13.4 4.5 4.8 - - -
1991 Athletics 2 1 .667 4 1 0 22.0 4.2 6.4 - - -
1992 Athletics 0 1 .000 1 0 0 11.1 4.4 4.5 - - -
1993 Athletics 0 1 .000 2 0 0 9.3 4.4 3.5 - - -
1994 Athletics 0 0 .000 3 0 5 15.0 3.4 5.4 - - -
1995 Athletics 1 1 .500 4 0 10 8.1 4.1 3.5 - - -
1996 Athletics 0 0 .000 5 0 18 8.1 3.8 3.7 - - -
1997 Athletics 1 0 1.000 4 0 0 10.8 3.7 4.5 - - -
1997 Cardinals 2 0 1.000 2 0 0 7.3 2.9 4.1 - - -
1998 Cardinals 1 0 1.000 3 0 0 7.3 3.3 3.5 - - -
1999 Cardinals 0 0 .000 2 0 0 8.0 3.7 3.5 - - -
2000 Cardinals 1 0 1.000 13 0 0 7.4 3.0 3.2 - - -
2001 Cardinals 0 0 .000 8 0 0 10.3 2.5 4.7 - - -
16 Years 12 8 .600 65 1 37 10.6 3.9 4.4 - - -

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Mark McGwire Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1986 Oakland Athletics 25 $60,000.00 - -
1987 Oakland Athletics 25 $72,500.00 Stats -
1988 Oakland Athletics 25 $250,000.00 Stats Stats
1989 Oakland Athletics 25 $510,500.00 Stats Stats
1990 Oakland Athletics 25 $1,500,000.00 Stats Stats
1991 Oakland Athletics 25 $2,850,000.00 Stats -
1992 Oakland Athletics 25 $2,700,000.00 Stats -
1993 Oakland Athletics 25 $4,000,000.00 - -
1994 Oakland Athletics 25 $3,000,000.00 - n/a
1995 Oakland Athletics 25 $6,925,000.00 Stats -
1996 Oakland Athletics 25 $7,050,000.00 Stats -
1997 Oakland Athletics 25 $7,150,000.00 Stats -
1997 St. Louis Cardinals 25 "     " Stats -
1998 St. Louis Cardinals 25 $8,928,354.00 Stats -
1999 St. Louis Cardinals 25 $9,358,667.00 Stats -
2000 St. Louis Cardinals 25 $9,333,333.00 Stats -
2001 St. Louis Cardinals 25 $11,000,000.00 - -
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Mark David McGwire was a Major League Baseball player for the Oakland Athletics (1986-1997) and St. Louis Cardinals (1997-2001). Big Mac, his nickname, was one of the most incredibly powerful home run hitters in baseball history, setting single season records for most home runs ( 70 in 1998 ) and most home runs by a rookie (49 in 1987 ), both since broken.

Did you know that Mark McGwire is one of only five ballplayers ( Jimmie Foxx , Rafael Palmeiro , Ken Griffey, Jr. & Manny Ramirez are the other four) in Major League history to hit at least two-hundred career home runs with two different ballclubs?

Did you know that Mark McGwire was the first player in baseball history to hit at least fifty home runs during a season where he was traded? In 1997, Big Mac hit thirty-four dingers with the Athletics , was traded to the Cardinals in late July, then hit twenty-four dingers - a Major League first.

Did you know that Mark McGwire is one-of-only three Major League players with four fifty-homer seasons, alongside Babe Ruth and Sammy Sosa in the Record Book . However, Big Mac was the first player in baseball history to hit all of his 50-homer seasons consecutively.

Did you know that Mark McGwire hit 363 of his 583 home runs in Oakland , the most career homers by any of their players in franchise history? Only one other A's player has hit at least 300 dingers, and he is in the Hall of Fame. Who was it? [ Answer ]


McGwire's 70-homer Season | January, 23, 2018 | MLB Advanced Media, L.P.
In 1998, Associated Press writer Steve Wilstein, covered the Great American Home Run Chase , an incredible long-ball battle featuring Big Mac and Sammy Sosa . After one interview, Wilstein noticed a brown bottle in Mark's locker, jotted down the writing on the label, called a doctor, and asked, "What's androstenedione?" McGwire soon after became the central figure in baseball's steroid scandal. In 2010, McGwire released the following statement:

"Now that I have become the hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals , I have the chance to do something that I wish I was able to do five years ago.

I never knew when, but I always knew this day would come. It's time for me to talk about the past and to confirm what people have suspected. I used steroids during my playing career and I apologize. I remember trying steroids very briefly in the 1989/1990 off-season and then after I was injured in 1993, I used steroids again. I used them on occasion throughout the '90s, including during the 1998 season.

I wish I had never touched steroids. It was foolish and it was a mistake. I truly apologize. Looking back, I wish I had never played during the steroid era.

During the mid-'90s, I went on the DL seven times and missed 228 games over five years. I experienced a lot of injuries, including a ribcage strain, a torn left heel muscle, a stress fracture of the left heel, and a torn right heel muscle. It was definitely a miserable bunch of years and I told myself that steroids could help me recover faster. I thought they would help me heal and prevent injuries, too.

I'm sure people will wonder if I could have hit all those home runs had I never taken steroids. I had good years when I didn't take any and I had bad years when I didn't take any. I had good years when I took steroids and I had bad years when I took steroids. But no matter what, I shouldn't have done it and for that I'm truly sorry.

Baseball is really different now -- it's been cleaned up. The commissioner and the players' association implemented testing and they cracked down, and I'm glad they did.

I'm grateful to the Cardinals for bringing me back to baseball. I want to say thank you to Cardinals owner Mr. DeWitt, to my GM, John Mozeliak, and to my manager, Tony La Russa . I can't wait to put the uniform on again and to be back on the field in front of the great fans in Saint Louis. I've always appreciated their support and I intend to earn it again, this time as hitting coach. I'm going to pour myself into this job and do everything I can to help the Cardinals hitters become the best players for years to come.

After all this time, I want to come clean. I was not in a position to do that five years ago in my congressional testimony, but now I feel an obligation to discuss this and to answer questions about it. I'll do that, and then I just want to help my team."

Last-Modified: April 11, 2020 5:35 AM EST

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