Mark McGwire

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire

Profession: MLB First Baseman

United States of America

Biography: Nicknamed "Big Mac", played first base for the Oakland Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals between 1986 and 2001. He averaged a home run once every 10.61 at bats, the best at bats per home run ratio in baseball history, and achieved national fame in 1998 in his pursuit of Roger Maris' single-season home run record.

Born: October 1, 1963
Birthplace: Pomona, California, USA
Age: 58 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra

Married Life

  • 1984-12-29 MLB player Mark McGwire (21) weds Kathlene Hughes
  • 2002-04-20 MLB player Mark McGwire (38) weds Stephanie Slemer (26) in Las Vegas, Nevada

Historical Events

  • 1986-08-25 A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run
  • 1987-07-05 A's 1st baseman Mark McGwire becomes first rookie to hit 30 HRs before the MLB All-Star Game as Oakland beats Red Sox, 6-2
  • 1987-08-14 Oakland's Mark McGwire sets rookie HR record at 39, en route to 49
  • 1987-11-03 Oakland A's first baseman Mark McGwire wins American League Rookie of the Year with 49 home runs, 118 RBI; second to win AL award unanimously; first Carlton Fisk 1972
  • 1988-11-02 A's shortstop Walt Weiss wins AL rookie of year; 3rd straight for Oakland; Jose Canseco 1986, Mark McGwire 1987
  • 1990-08-15 Mark McGwire is 1st to hit 30 HRs in each of his 1st 4 seasons
  • 1996-09-14 As' Mark McGwire is 13th player to hit 50-HRs in a season
  • 1997-04-20 Mark McGwire is 4th to HR on Detroit Tiger left field roof (others are Frank Howard, Harmon Killibrew, & Cecil Fielder)
  • 1997-06-24 Despite an AL record 19-strikeout performance by Randy Johnson, A's first baseman Mark McGwire hits a massive 538 foot home run in Oakland's 4-1 defeat of Seattle Mariners
  • 1997-07-31 A's first baseman Mark McGwire becomes MLB's top home run hitter to be traded in the middle of a season when he moves from Oakland to St. Louis Cardinals (34 home runs and 81 RBI)
  • 1997-09-10 Mark McGwire joins Babe Ruth as only the players to hit 50 HRs in 2 consecutive years
  • 1997-09-16 Mark McGwire signs with the St Louis Cardinals for $26M
  • 1997-09-28 St Louis Cardinals Mark McGwire hits his 58th HR of 1997 (34 with Oak A's)
  • 1999-02-15 7th ESPY Awards: Mark McGwire, Chamique Holdsclaw win
  • 1999-08-05 St. Louis slugger Mark McGwire becomes only the 16th MLB player to reach the 500 home run milestone as the Cardinals lose 10-2 v San Diego at Busch Stadium
  • 1999-10-03 St Louis 1st baseman Mark McGwire hits his 65th homer of the season in a rain shortened 9-5 win over Cubs at Busch Stadium; wins 2nd straight HR title over Sammy Sosa, who hits his 63rd HR in same game
  • 2000-09-16 Sammy Sosa becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire

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