Mark Eugene Grace

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Mark Eugene Grace Wiki Biography

Mark Eugene Grace was born on the 28th June 1964, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA, and is a retired Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman who played for the Chicago Cubs (1988-2000) and Arizona Diamond Blacks (2001-2003) before he retired. After retirement, he has worked as a color commentator, and more recently has become a coach.

Have you ever wondered how rich Mark Grace is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Grace’s net worth is as high as $15 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a baseball player. He also worked as a hitting coach for the Hillsboro Hops of the Northwest League, and also for the Arizona Diamondbacks, during 2015-2016 season.

Although Winston-Salem native, Mark went to high school in Tustin, California, where he played baseball but also tried himself as a basketball player. Following his matriculation, Mark enrolled at San Diego State University where he continued to play baseball, and in his senior year declared for the MLB Draft in 1985. He was selected by the Chicago Cubs, for which he played from 1988 until 2000, having spent a couple of seasons in minor leagues for the Cubs affiliates. From his debut, Mark’s numbers steadily increased year after year, and eventually he became one of the best Cubs players during the ‘90s. In 1993 he was the best player on the team, averaging .325 on base percentage, .395 hits, 71 walks, 39 doubles, and 98 RBI which stayed a career best. Two years later his numbers further increased, posting .326 OBP, with 51 doubles. Thanks to his performance, Mark was selected for the All-Star game that year. To speak further of his success, he won four Golden Glove Awards during his stint with the Cubs, in 1992, 1993, 1995 and 1996.

In 2001 he signed a contract worth $6 million over two years with the Arizona Diamondbacks, which also improved his net worth, after the Cubs declined to enter into salary arbitration. Although he was paid less in Arizona, Mark was closer to his home and family. He was also dissatisfied with Cubs’ being unable to compete for the World Series in the last couple of seasons.

He move proved beneficial, as with his new team, Mark won his only World Series trophy in 2001, but after his contract expired in 2003 he decided to retire. Nevertheless, he stayed in the game, as a color commentator on Fox Saturday Baseball and for the Diamondbacks matches. This lasted until 2011, when he decided to leave his job. He has since coached the Hillsboro Hops in the Northwest League, and then the Diamondbacks in 2015-2016.

Regarding his personal life, he has two children with his second wife, Tonya Avila. The couple was married from 2002 until 2006. His first wife was Michelle Grace; their marriage lasted from 1988 until 1993.

Mark has had several problems with the law, mostly for being caught for drunk driving, and as a result he spent several months in jail, and also included two years of supervised probation.

IMDB Wikipedia $15 Million 1964 1964-6-28 6′ 2″ (1.88 m) Actor Baseball player Cancer Gene Grace Jackson Gene Grace June 28 Mark Eugene Grace Mark Grace Net Worth Michelle Grace (m. 1988–1993) North Carolina Preston Torre Grace San Diego State University Sharon Grace Tanya Avila (m. 2002–2006) USA Winston-Salem

Mark Eugene Grace Quick Info

Full Name Mark Grace
Net Worth $15 Million
Date Of Birth June 28, 1964
Place Of Birth Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
Height 6′ 2″ (1.88 m)
Profession Baseball player
Education San Diego State University
Nationality American
Spouse Tanya Avila (m. 2002–2006), Michelle Grace (m. 1988–1993)
Children Preston Torre Grace, Jackson Gene Grace
Parents Gene Grace, Sharon Grace

Mark Eugene Grace Quotes

  • “He’s too young and stupid to understand what he just did. He’s just a baby. He’s only 20, for crying out loud.” — on Cubs teammate Kerry Wood’s 20 strikeout game 5 May 1998.
  • “This team makes your ulcers have a baby.” — after a 10th inning Cubs victory during a race for a playoff spot in the 1998 season.
  • “That’s our advantage. Teams come here and can’t take their eyes off of all the breasts.” — referring to the bikinis worn by lady fans in the Diamondbacks’s home, Bank One Ballpark.
  • “I’m not good enough to play for the Chicago Cubs, but I’m good enough to play for the World Champions.” — moments after helping the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Yankees to win their first World Series; he had played his entire career with the Cubs.

Mark Eugene Grace Important Facts

  • Retired last season (2003) stepped into the Diamondbacks broadcast booth to do color commentary [March 2004]
  • As of 1993, he is the last Chicago Cub to have hit for the cycle.
  • Made major league debut on 2 May 1988.
  • Named to Baseball Digest magazine’s 1988 Rookie All-Star Team.
  • Son Preston born in October 2002
  • Ex-husband of Michelle Grace, whose second husband, Ray Liotta, played baseball player “Shoeless” Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams (1989).
  • Notable career statistics: 2,445 Hits (93rd All Time), 511 Doubles (35th All Time), 1,075 Walks (70th All Time) and 3,554 Times on Base (75th All Time).
  • Led National League in Doubles (51) in 1995.
  • Led National League in At Bats (619) in 1991.
  • Named to 3 National League All Star Teams (1993, 1995 and 1997).
  • Member of 1989 National League Eastern Division Champion Chicago Cubs team. Member of 2001 World Series Champion Arizona Diamondbacks team. Member of 2002 National League Western Division Champion Arizona Diamondbacks team.
  • First Baseman for Chicago Cubs (1988-2000) and Arizona Diamondbacks (2001-2003).
  • Hit 11 for 17 (.647 Batting Average), 3 Doubles, 1 Triple, 1 Home Run, 8 RBI, 4 Walks and 1 Stolen Base in 1989 National League Championship Series.
  • Won National League Gold Glove Award at First Base 4 times (1992-1993 and 1995-1996).
  • Has a son, Jackson (born 11 November 2000)
  • He played in 2 playoffs with the Cubs, 89 and 98, and 2001 with Arizona
  • Batted .536 in the 1989 NLCS
  • 3-time gold Glover

Mark Eugene Grace Filmography

Title Year Status Character Role
Taking Care of Business 1990 Mark Grace Actor
World Wide Deception 2010 Short very special thanks Thanks
Prime 9 2010-2011 TV Series Himself Self
2009 American League Championship Series 2009 TV Mini-Series Himself – Pregame Analyst Self
Rome Is Burning 2009 TV Series Himself Self
2008 World Series 2008 TV Mini-Series Himself – Pregame Analyst Self
2008 National League Championship Series 2008 TV Series Himself – Pregame Analyst Self
Cubs Forever: Celebrating 60 Years of WGN-TV and the Chicago Cubs 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself Self
2007 American League Championship Series 2007 TV Series Himself – Pregame Analyst Self
Nine Innings from Ground Zero 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself Self
Sunday Night Baseball 1990-2002 TV Series Himself – Chicago Cubs First Baseman / Himself – Arizona Diamondbacks Pinch Hitter / Himself – Arizona Diamondbacks First Baseman / … Self
2001 World Series 2001 TV Movie Himself (Arizona Diamondbacks First Baseman) Self
2001 National League Championship Series 2001 TV Mini-Series Himself – Arizona Diamondbacks First Baseman Self
Race for the Record 1998 Video documentary Himself Self
1997 MLB All-Star Game 1997 TV Special Himself – NL First Baseman: Chicago Cubs Self
MLB on FOX 1996 TV Series Himself Self
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996 TV Series Himself Self
1993 MLB All-Star Game 1993 TV Special Himself – NL Designated Hitter Self
1989 National League Championship Series 1989 TV Series Himself – Chicago Cubs First Baseman Self