Thursday, January 22, 2015

#110 Mark Grace

WORKING : adjective \ˈwər-kiŋ\
: having a job

Walk-up music was usually "Taking Care of Business" which Grace explained was due to his bit part in a Jim Belushi film of the same name.

Hit for the cycle on May 9, 1993.

Hit the most doubles in the 1990s with 364 and the most sacrifice flies with 73.

Retired with a .303 batting average and a .383 career on-base percentage, the 148th best in major league history.

3× All-Star (1993, 1995, 1997)
World Series champion (2001)
4× Gold Glove Award (1992, 1993, 1995, 1996)

On a personal note, I have a daughter named Grace (not named after Mark Grace), but I pulled most all the Mark Grace cards I had and put them in a tin for her to look at and play with when she was a child. She's older now but we still take the tin out from time to time and look at the Mark Grace cards.

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