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Mark McGwire

Mark David McGwire (Big Mac)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: October 1, 1963 in Pomona, CA
High School: Damien HS (La Verne, CA)
School: University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafted
by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1984 amateur draft.
Signed July 20, 1984. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 22, 1986 (Age 22.325)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1987 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Cardinals 1986-2001
Agents: Robert Cohen [*]
Final Game: October 7, 2001 (Age 38.006)
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1986 OAK AL 22 3B 16 15 10 123.0 36 10 20 6 1 .833 -3 -28 2.20 1.88 .948 2.74 2.71
1987 OAK AL 23 1B 145 141 126 1236.2 1273 1173 90 10 91 .992 -5 -5 9.19 8.71 .992 9.58 9.48 AS,MVP-6,RoY-1
1987 OAK AL 23 3B 8 5 5 52.0 16 2 11 3 0 .813 -1 -14 2.25 1.63 .952 2.77 2.74 AS,MVP-6,RoY-1
1987 OAK AL 23 OF 3 2 0 18.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -53 0.50 0.33 .980 2.30 2.30 AS,MVP-6,RoY-1
1987 OAK AL 23 RF 3 2 0 18.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -53 0.50 0.33 .980 2.10 2.10 AS,MVP-6,RoY-1
1988 OAK AL 24 1B 154 146 130 1314.1 1325 1228 88 9 118 .993 -6 -6 9.01 8.55 .992 9.57 9.49 AS,MVP-19
1988 OAK AL 24 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.40 AS,MVP-19
1988 OAK AL 24 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20 AS,MVP-19
1989 OAK AL 25 1B 141 139 130 1231.1 1290 1170 114 6 122 .995 10 10 9.38 9.11 .993 9.79 9.69 AS,MVP-25
1989 OAK AL 25 DH 2 1 AS,MVP-25
1990 OAK AL 26 1B 154 150 136 1334.2 1429 1329 95 5 126 .997 12 11 9.60 9.25 .992 9.63 9.53 AS,MVP-11,GG
1990 OAK AL 26 DH 2 0 AS,MVP-11,GG
1991 OAK AL 27 1B 152 142 129 1262.2 1296 1191 101 4 120 .997 0 0 9.21 8.50 .992 9.75 9.74 AS
1992 OAK AL 28 1B 139 136 119 1182.1 1195 1118 71 6 118 .995 4 4 9.05 8.55 .993 9.68 9.64 AS,MVP-4,SS
1993 OAK AL 29 1B 25 25 22 209.2 211 197 14 0 20 1.000 -1 -6 9.06 8.44 .993 9.57 9.48
1994 OAK AL 30 1B 40 37 26 300.1 329 307 18 4 26 .988 1 4 9.74 8.13 .992 9.57 9.49
1994 OAK AL 30 DH 5 5
1995 OAK AL 31 1B 91 88 75 754.2 851 775 64 12 65 .986 -2 -2 10.01 9.22 .993 9.61 9.50 AS,MVP-16
1995 OAK AL 31 DH 10 10 AS,MVP-16
1996 OAK AL 32 1B 109 107 67 896.1 983 913 60 10 118 .990 -3 -4 9.77 8.93 .992 9.24 9.18 AS,MVP-7,SS
1996 OAK AL 32 DH 18 18 AS,MVP-7,SS
1997 TOT MLB 33 1B 151 149 125 1287.1 1424 1323 94 7 128 .995 -10 -10 9.91 9.38 .992 9.38 9.30 AS,MVP-16
1997 OAK AL 33 1B 101 100 81 843.2 950 884 60 6 88 .994 -8 -11 10.07 9.35 .992 9.31 9.23
1997 STL NL 33 1B 50 49 44 443.2 474 439 34 1 40 .998 -2 -6 9.60 9.46 .993 9.52 9.45
1998 STL NL 34 1B 151 151 132 1326.1 1435 1326 97 12 128 .992 -16 -15 9.66 9.42 .993 9.46 9.41 AS,MVP-2,SS
1999 STL NL 35 1B 151 150 122 1257.2 1273 1180 80 13 119 .990 -9 -8 9.02 8.34 .993 9.20 9.13 AS,MVP-5
2000 STL NL 36 1B 70 70 57 587.0 559 535 23 1 49 .998 2 4 8.56 7.97 .992 9.25 9.16 AS
2001 STL NL 37 1B 90 88 66 724.2 723 686 33 4 60 .994 -2 -4 8.93 7.99 .993 9.26 9.16
15 Seasons 1B 1763 1719 1462 14906.0 15596 14451 1042 103 1408 .993 -25 -2 9.35 8.79 .992 9.52 9.44
2 Seasons 3B 24 20 15 175.0 52 12 31 9 1 .827 -4 -24 2.21 1.79 .949 2.75 2.72
2 Seasons OF 4 2 0 19.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -51 0.47 0.25 .980 2.32 2.33
2 Seasons RF 4 2 0 19.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -51 0.47 0.25 .980 2.08 2.12
16 Seasons TOT 1791 1741 1477 15100.0 15649 14464 1073 112 1409 .993 -29 -2 9.26 8.68 .992 9.43 9.33
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1986 OAK AL 22 3B -3 -28 -3 -2 -1 0
1987 OAK AL 23 1B -5 -5 -4 -6 2 -1
1987 OAK AL 23 3B -1 -14 -1 0 -1 0
1987 OAK AL 23 RF -1 -53 -1 -1 -0 0
1988 OAK AL 24 1B -6 -6 -6 -4 -2 0
1988 OAK AL 24 RF 0 0 0 0 0
1989 OAK AL 25 1B 10 10 9 5 4 1
1990 OAK AL 26 1B 12 11 12 10 2 0
1991 OAK AL 27 1B 0 0 0 2 -2 0
1992 OAK AL 28 1B 4 4 4 2 2 0
1993 OAK AL 29 1B -1 -6 -1 -1 0 0
1994 OAK AL 30 1B 1 4 1 1 -0 0
1995 OAK AL 31 1B -2 -2 -2 -3 2 0
1996 OAK AL 32 1B -3 -4 -3 0 -4 0
1997 OAK AL 33 1B -8 -11 -7 -1 -6 -1
1997 STL NL 33 1B -2 -6 -2 0 -2 0
1998 STL NL 34 1B -16 -15 -16 -8 -9 0
1999 STL NL 35 1B -9 -8 -9 -8 -0 0
2000 STL NL 36 1B 2 4 2 2 -0 0
2001 STL NL 37 1B -2 -4 -2 -2 -1 0
15 Seasons 1B -25 -2 -24 -11 -13 -1
2 Seasons 3B -4 -24 -4 -2 -2 0
2 Seasons RF -1 -51 -1 -1 -0 0
16 Seasons TOT -29 -2 -28 -13 -15 -1 0
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1986 OAK AL 22 18 15 18 16 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1987 OAK AL 23 151 148 151 150 0 0 145 0 8 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 0
1988 OAK AL 24 155 146 155 154 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 0
1989 OAK AL 25 143 140 143 141 0 0 141 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
1990 OAK AL 26 156 150 156 154 0 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0
1991 OAK AL 27 154 142 154 152 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
1992 OAK AL 28 139 136 139 139 0 0 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1993 OAK AL 29 27 25 27 25 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1994 OAK AL 30 47 42 47 40 0 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0
1995 OAK AL 31 104 98 104 91 0 0 91 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 4 0
1996 OAK AL 32 130 125 130 109 0 0 109 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 5 0
1997 OAK AL 33 105 101 105 101 0 0 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1997 STL NL 33 51 49 51 50 0 0 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1998 STL NL 34 155 152 155 151 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1999 STL NL 35 153 150 153 151 0 0 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2000 STL NL 36 89 76 89 70 0 0 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2001 STL NL 37 97 87 97 90 0 0 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
16 Seasons 1874 1782 1874 1784 0 0 1763 0 24 0 0 0 4 4 37 65 1
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1987 OAK AL 23 5317 54% 78% 29% 288 93% 5 1175 83 1074 18 104 93 66 13 2 3 10 1 9 0 6 92 4 0 0 83 4 9 2 7 9 67%
1988 OAK AL 24 5548 55% 80% 30% 275 95% 2 1231 85 1129 17 103 87 63 11 0 5 8 1 7 0 3 118 4 0 1 107 7 11 3 8 16 81%
1989 OAK AL 25 5131 55% 79% 32% 260 96% 0 1169 72 1081 13 84 108 82 18 0 6 6 2 3 1 3 122 3 2 3 111 8 11 2 9 16 94%
1990 OAK AL 26 5511 54% 80% 32% 306 97% 1 1328 96 1211 15 126 93 67 13 0 4 5 1 2 2 2 126 1 0 3 116 4 10 5 5 14 93%
1991 OAK AL 27 5477 51% 78% 29% 351 92% 1 1190 99 1071 20 135 101 71 18 0 1 4 1 1 2 2 120 3 2 2 108 7 12 3 9 10 90%
1992 OAK AL 28 5036 52% 81% 30% 283 93% 0 1119 86 1014 21 110 71 57 9 0 7 6 2 3 1 3 118 4 0 1 103 5 14 5 9 15 87%
1993 OAK AL 29 918 51% 80% 32% 54 93% 1 200 17 181 2 23 12 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 20 1 0 0 18 2 1 0 1 2 50%
1994 OAK AL 30 1318 49% 75% 32% 70 91% 1 309 18 281 8 32 16 11 2 0 1 4 0 1 3 4 26 0 0 0 23 0 2 0 2 6 67%
1995 OAK AL 31 3256 44% 78% 34% 195 92% 2 779 30 730 18 92 63 48 9 0 0 12 3 5 4 4 65 2 0 1 57 3 7 3 4 12 92%
1996 OAK AL 32 4003 55% 80% 33% 202 94% 0 917 55 854 8 88 57 36 12 0 8 10 3 5 2 4 118 1 2 1 105 4 13 4 8 5 60%
1997 OAK AL 33 3846 53% 79% 33% 186 93% 5 885 41 825 18 85 59 40 2 1 1 6 0 5 1 6 88 0 1 1 82 3 6 2 4 5 80%
1997 STL NL 33 1917 56% 79% 33% 111 94% 2 438 36 391 11 38 34 22 6 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 40 1 0 0 34 1 6 0 6 10 100%
1998 STL NL 34 5778 58% 78% 33% 336 85% 1 1326 79 1226 18 119 99 78 9 2 8 12 1 8 3 9 128 1 3 2 111 7 17 5 12 19 95%
1999 STL NL 35 5615 64% 76% 31% 275 91% 2 1179 77 1076 25 116 80 46 10 1 7 13 3 9 1 10 119 2 2 3 105 9 12 2 10 17 82%
2000 STL NL 36 2529 60% 73% 26% 111 100% 1 534 31 497 6 61 22 16 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 49 0 0 1 46 1 3 1 2 8 100%
2001 STL NL 37 3082 61% 75% 28% 126 96% 0 686 32 640 14 59 33 26 3 1 1 4 0 3 1 3 60 1 0 1 54 2 6 2 4 11 82%
15 Seasons 64282 55% 78% 31% 3429 93% 24 14465 937 13281 232 1375 1028 735 139 9 55 102 18 62 22 60 1409 28 12 20 1263 67 140 39 100 175 86%
MLB Averages 58% 78% 32% 93% 85%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1986 OAK AL 22 527 57% 83% 25% 42 71% 0 11 9 0 2 20 18 2 0 1 6 0 6 0 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
1987 OAK AL 23 206 60% 79% 34% 16 81% 0 2 2 0 0 11 8 3 0 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 733 57% 82% 28% 58 74% 0 13 11 0 2 31 26 5 0 1 9 0 9 0 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
MLB Averages 58% 78% 32% 87% 64%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1987 OAK AL 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 40.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 84 52% 83% 33% 9 11%
1988 OAK AL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 67% 100% 0% 0
2 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 40.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 87 53% 84% 32% 9 11%
MLB Averages 43.3% 2.6% 58% 78% 39% 52%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2007 BBWAA (23.5%)
2008 BBWAA (23.6%)
2009 BBWAA (21.9%)
2010 BBWAA (23.7%)
2011 BBWAA (19.8%)
2012 BBWAA (19.5%)
2013 BBWAA (16.9%)
2014 BBWAA (11.0%)

All-Star Games
1987 *
1988 (1B)
1989 (1B)
1990 (1B)
1991
1992 (1B)
1995
1996 *
1997 *
1998 (1B)
1999 (1B)
2000

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1987 AL (6, 28%)
1988 AL (19, 2%)
1989 AL (25, 0%)
1990 AL (11, 7%)
1992 AL (4, 40%)
1995 AL (16, 2%)
1996 AL (7, 26%)
1997 NL (16, 2%)
1998 NL (2, 61%)
1999 NL (5, 26%)
1.94 Career Shares (96th)

Gold Gloves
1990 AL (1B)

Silver Sluggers
1992 AL (1B)
1996 AL (1B)
1998 NL (1B)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1996 June AL Player of the Month
1997 September NL Player of the Month
1998 April NL Player of the Month
1998 May NL Player of the Month
1998 September NL Player of the Month
1999 July NL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1987 Jun 28th AL Player of the Week
1989 Apr 9th AL Player of the Week
1992 Apr 12th AL Player of the Week
1993 May 9th AL Player of the Week
1995 Jun 11th AL Player of the Week
1997 Aug 17th NL Player of the Week
1998 Apr 5th NL Player of the Week
1998 May 24th NL Player of the Week
1998 Sep 27th NL Player of the Week
1999 Aug 8th NL Player of the Week

Putoutss c a p y
1988 AL  1,228 (5th)
1990 AL  1,329 (1st)
1991 AL  1,191 (3rd)
1992 AL  1,118 (5th)
1998 NL  1,326 (2nd)
Career  14,464 (52nd)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1988 AL  154 (3rd)
1990 AL  154 (1st)
1991 AL  152 (2nd)
1992 AL  139 (5th)
1998 NL  151 (4th)
Career  1,763 (39th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1988 AL  1,228 (5th)
1990 AL  1,329 (1st)
1991 AL  1,191 (3rd)
1992 AL  1,118 (5th)
1998 NL  1,326 (2nd)
Career  14,451 (49th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1989 AL  114 (3rd)
1990 AL  95 (4th)
1991 AL  101 (1st)
Career  1,042 (46th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1987 AL  10 (5th)
1988 AL  9 (4th)
1995 AL  12 (1st)
1996 AL  10 (3rd)
1998 NL  12 (2nd)
1999 NL  13 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1988 AL  118 (5th)
1989 AL  122 (5th)
1990 AL  126 (2nd)
1991 AL  120 (4th)
1992 AL  118 (4th)
1996 AL  118 (4th)
1998 NL  128 (3rd)
Career  1,408 (28th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1989 AL  10 (1st)
1990 AL  12 (1st)
1992 AL  4 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1995 AL  10.01 (3rd)
1996 AL  9.77 (3rd)
1997 AL  10.07 (1st)
Career  9.35 (90th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1995 AL  9.22 (5th)
1997 AL  9.35 (4th)
1998 NL  9.42 (1st)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1989 AL  .995 (3rd)
1990 AL  .997 (2nd)
1991 AL  .997 (2nd)
1992 AL  .995 (3rd)
Career  .993 (67th)

Salary s c a p y
1995 AL  $6,925,000 (6th)
1996 AL  $7,050,000 (5th)
1997 AL  $7,150,000 (7th)
1998 NL  $8,928,354 (3rd)
1999 NL  $9,358,667 (6th)
2001 NL  $11,000,000 (9th)

             

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