By Barry Rozner, Rob Rains
Because the type of participant who's now not afraid to get his uniform soiled, Mark Grace has develop into some of the most revered Chicago Cubs' gamers of all-time. Barry Rozner appears to be like at how Grace built his love of baseball, and why taking part in the sport how it used to be intended to be performed is so very important to him. Grace additionally talks approximately a number of the nice moments he has had with the group, and provides reviews on a number of the matters dealing with the sport.
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Extra resources for Mark Grace Winning with Grace (Baseball Superstar)
Mark had the benefit of some excellent teaching, and never fell into the trap that so many young players do today. "The guys on the team would never allow me to think about the money or the nightlife or all the distractions," Mark says. " Indeed, today Mark is considered a throwback to the days when players got their uniforms dirty and sacrificed their bodies for the team, something most superstars won't do anymore. "When I got to the big leagues, I had the greatest examples of how to go about your job that you could ever have," Mark explained.
It's not just that he plays so well, but he shows up every day and plays hard and he plays hurt. He batted almost 700 times when you include all those walks, and that means a lot. " Mark was much happier about what his team accomplished than what he or any of his teammates accomplished as individuals. Yes, Sammy Sosa's MVP season and run for the home run record was incredible. Being in St. Louis to watch Mark McGwire hit home runs No. 61 and 62 was something he'll never forget. Kerry Page 10 Wood's 20-strikeout performance was amazing and his Rookie of the Year Award well-deserved.
It was such a relief and such exhilaration at the same time. "It was the finish to an emotionally and physically exhausting season and I wanted that moment to last for a while. " Page 7 Chapter Two Team First For Mark Grace, 1998 was simply another exceptional season. 310, and set a career high in homers with 17. He also drove in 89 runs, the eighth time he's posted RBI totals above 75. On top of that, he scored 92 runs, walked 93 times, collected 39 doubles and played a terrific first base. Just another Mark Grace season.