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Mark McGwire

1B | CardinalsSTL
Name: Mark David McGwire
Born: Oct 1, 1963 in Pomona, Calif. USA
High School: Damien HS, La Verne, Calif.
College: Southern California
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (10th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 1984 (signed for $145,000)
College baseball's leading home run hitter. Most scouting directors agree that he is the leading power-hitting prospect available in the draft, but some insist his big home run bat won't land him in the upper first round. For all his power, some say he can't handle the inside pitch. With 28 homers in early May, he not only led the country but had long since shattered the USC school home run record of 19 he set last year. Through 60 games he had also driven in 69 runs while hitting .379. Almost certain to be the starting first baseman on the U.S. team that will play in the Olympics.
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