Download Mark Grace Winning with Grace (Baseball Superstar) by Barry Rozner, Rob Rains PDF

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 probably the most revered Chicago Cubs' gamers of all-time. Barry Rozner appears to be like at how Grace constructed his love of baseball, and why taking part in the sport how it was once intended to be performed is so vital to him. Grace additionally talks approximately many of the nice moments he has had with the staff, and gives evaluations on the various matters dealing with the sport.

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They know more than you do. "Another thing my parents taught me was to stay away from drugs and gangs, because those things can kill you. " Even with all of that advice and all of that talent, Mark's road to the big leagues wasn't an easy one. He graduated from Tustin High near Los Angeles in 1982 and attended Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California, before transferring to San Diego State University, where he became a big-time baseball star. Still, he hadn't convinced the major league scouts that he was a serious big league prospect.

Shawon was throwing away about 30 balls a year and I was kicking about 20, or so it seemed. "And whenever it would get to be near the end of a close game, Shawon and I would get nervous. Page 3 Then, I'd look to my right and Shawon would look to his left, and there would be Ryne Sandberg, the best fielding second baseman in the history of 130 years of baseball, standing right in between us. "Shawon and I would be sweating and worried and there would Ryno, cool as can be, telling us where to play and what to expect.

516 the final week of the season with nine runs scored and nine RBI in seven games as he captured Player of the Week honors. "It was fun to be back in the thick of it again for the first time since 1989," Mark said. " After another All-Star season, Mark was now a free agent again, but having proved himself yet again to yet another new management team, the Cubs fought off challenges from Mark's boyhood favorites, the Cardinals, and re-signed Mark to a long-term deal. "It was touch and go, and I was prepared to go," Mark says with a chuckle.

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