Mark Grace

Baseball Player
Born Jun 28, 1964

Mark Eugene Grace is a former Major League Baseball player for 16 seasons with the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks. His defensive position was first base. He batted left-handed and wore jersey number 17.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mark Grace.


1964 Birth Born on June 28, 1964.


1988 24 Years Old He wore jersey number 28 and 17 during his rookie season in 1988, and he kept number 17 for the remainder of his career. … Read More
1989 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Grace helped lead the Cubs to the NL Eastern Division title in 1989 and the NL Wild Card in 1998.
1993 29 Years Old Grace led the team in average (.325), OBP (.393), hits (193), walks (71), doubles (39), and RBI (98 – a career high) in 1993 and was selected as an alternate to the National League All Star Team for the first time in his career.


1995 31 Years Old In 1995, Grace hit .326 with a .395 OBP and a .516 SLG, and hit 51 doubles (which led the National League). … Read More
2000 36 Years Old Grace signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks on December 8, 2000 with a $6 million, two-year contract after the Cubs declined to offer salary arbitration. … Read More
2001 37 Years Old Grace wore his familiar No. 17 in Arizona where he played for three more seasons, including helping the Diamondbacks win the 2001 World Series. … Read More
2002 38 Years Old During a 19 - 1 defeat to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2002, Grace pitched one inning of relief. … Read More


2004 40 Years Old He was paired with Thom Brennaman on television from 2004 to 2006 and was paired with Daron Sutton from 2007 to 2012.
2006 42 Years Old His ex-wife, Michelle, was also married to Ray Liotta, who played baseball player "Shoeless" Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams. As of 2006, he is divorced from his second wife Tanya, who stars on the VH1 show Baseball Wives. … Read More
2007 43 Years Old Grace also agreed to a deal with Fox Sports in 2007. … Read More
2008 44 Years Old He was then promoted to the no.2 booth with Thom Brennaman for the 2008 and 2009 season, and Dick Stockton for the 2010 season.
2011 47 Years Old He reunited with Brennaman in 2011 before leaving the network at the end of the regular season. … Read More
2012 48 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 24, 2012 Grace requested an indefinite leave of absence from the booth, and at the end of the 2012 season, the team announced that he would not be returning for the 2013 season.
2013 49 Years Old 1 More Event
He subsequently pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four months in jail on January 31, 2013. … Read More


2014 50 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He is currently a coach with the Diamondbacks after spending 2014 as hitting coach for the Hillsboro Hops of the Northwest League. … Read More
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