Mark Grace Net Worth

December 24, 2023
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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 18: David Ross #3 of the Chicago Cubs looks on prior to Game 3 of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Mark Eugene Grace was born on the 28th June 1964, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA, and is a retired Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman who played for the Chicago Cubs (1988-2000) and Arizona Diamond Blacks (2001-2003) before he retired. After retirement, he has worked as a color commentator, and more recently has become a coach.

Have you ever wondered how rich Mark Grace is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Grace’s net worth is as high as $15 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a baseball player. He also worked as a hitting coach for the Hillsboro Hops of the Northwest League, and also for the Arizona Diamondbacks, during 2015-2016 season.

Mark Grace Net Worth $15 Million

Although Winston-Salem native, Mark went to high school in Tustin, California, where he played baseball but also tried himself as a basketball player. Following his matriculation, Mark enrolled at San Diego State University where he continued to play baseball, and in his senior year declared for the MLB Draft in 1985. He was selected by the Chicago Cubs, for which he played from 1988 until 2000, having spent a couple of seasons in minor leagues for the Cubs affiliates. From his debut, Mark’s numbers steadily increased year after year, and eventually he became one of the best Cubs players during the ‘90s. In 1993 he was the best player on the team, averaging .325 on base percentage, .395 hits, 71 walks, 39 doubles, and 98 RBI which stayed a career best. Two years later his numbers further increased, posting .326 OBP, with 51 doubles. Thanks to his performance, Mark was selected for the All-Star game that year. To speak further of his success, he won four Golden Glove Awards during his stint with the Cubs, in 1992, 1993, 1995 and 1996.

In 2001 he signed a contract worth $6 million over two years with the Arizona Diamondbacks, which also improved his net worth, after the Cubs declined to enter into salary arbitration. Although he was paid less in Arizona, Mark was closer to his home and family. He was also dissatisfied with Cubs’ being unable to compete for the World Series in the last couple of seasons.

He move proved beneficial, as with his new team, Mark won his only World Series trophy in 2001, but after his contract expired in 2003 he decided to retire. Nevertheless, he stayed in the game, as a color commentator on Fox Saturday Baseball and for the Diamondbacks matches. This lasted until 2011, when he decided to leave his job. He has since coached the Hillsboro Hops in the Northwest League, and then the Diamondbacks in 2015-2016.

Regarding his personal life, he has two children with his second wife, Tonya Avila. The couple was married from 2002 until 2006. His first wife was Michelle Grace; their marriage lasted from 1988 until 1993.

Mark has had several problems with the law, mostly for being caught for drunk driving, and as a result he spent several months in jail, and also included two years of supervised probation.

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