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Mark David McGwire was born on the 1st October 1963, in Pomona, California USA, and is a former professional baseball player, nicknamed Big Mac. In 1998, Mark set a record of hitting 70 homers in a season, a mark that held until 2001. He finished his career with 583 ‘homers’, but has subsequently been tainted by allegations of doping, to which he has admitted. Mark McGwire has been accumulating his net worth playing baseball professionally from 1986 to 2001, and later by becoming an instructor after his playing career, and working as a hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers before being appointed to San Diego Padres as a bench instructor.
How rich is the former baseball player? It has been reported by sources that the overall size of Mark McGwire’s net worth is as much as $60 million, as of the data given in mid-2016. Sports is the main source of McGwire’s wealth.
Mark McGwire Net Worth $60 Million
Mark studied at Damien High School, in which he started playing baseball, basketball and golf. While still at college he represented the team of the University of Southern California.
Firstly, McGwire began his career with the Oakland Athletics in 1986. In his first season he hit 49 home runs and was voted the Rookie of the Year. He also finished sixth in the voting for the best player. His teammate Jose Canseco was elected Rookie of the Year in 1986 and together they were dubbed the Bash Brothers. McGwire continued his career with 32, 33 and 39 homers and thus became the first player to hit at least 30 homers in his first four seasons. The season of 1991 was not as successful, though. He returned with 41 home runs in 1992, before missing almost two seasons, and hitting just 18 in 74 games in two seasons when he was injured.
Then, McGwire was transferred to the St Louis Cardinals during 1997 – his joint 58 homers set the record for the season. The following season, he hit an all-time record of 70 homers, and then in 1999, McGwire still excelled with 65. McGwire was injured in 2000 and 2001and missed half of each season, but still hit 32 and 29 homers respectively, but then he retired.
It should be noted, that rumours have been flying that the player took performance enhancing drugs in his career. McGwire statistics and achievements are equivalent to those of several members who are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, but the doping rumors harmed him. At the beginning of 2010, McGwire admitted he used steroids, for the first time during the 1989-1990 off-season, then more regularly from 1993, including his record 1998 season where he had established a new record for homeruns.
Finally, in the personal life of the former baseball player, he married pharmaceutical sales representative Stephanie Slemer in 2002 – they are the parents of triplet girls: Monroe Rose, Marlo Rose and Monet Rose who were born on the 1st June 2010, and two sons. Mark also has a son with his first wife Kathleen Hughes(1984-90).