Mark McGwire

Mark McGwire

Medal record
Representing the United States
Men's Baseball
Summer Olympics
Silver 1984 Los Angeles Team
Pan American Games
Bronze 1983 Caracas Team
Intercontinental Cup
Silver 1983 Brussels Team

Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963), nicknamed "Big Mac", is an American professional baseball player and coach. A first baseman, McGwire played in Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals between 1986 and 2001.

For his career, McGwire averaged a home run once every 10.61 at bats, the best at bats per home run ratio in baseball history (Babe Ruth is second at 11.76). In 1987, he broke the single-season home run record for rookies, with 49. In 1998, McGwire and Sammy Sosa achieved national fame for their home run-hitting prowess in pursuit of Roger Maris' single season home run record; McGwire broke the record and hit 70 home runs that year. Barry Bonds now holds the record, after hitting 73 home runs during the 2001 season. In 2010, McGwire publicly admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career.

Read more about Mark McGwire:  Coaching Career, Honors, Steroid Use, Personal Life, Career Totals

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