Mark Grant

1988 Topps

Grant pitched for eight years in the majors, compiling a 22-32 record with a 4.32 ERA and eight saves. He came up in 1984 with the San Francisco Giants but spent the following season back in the minors. He was up for good with San Francisco in 1986 but the Giants dealt him to the San Diego Padres in the middle of the 1987 season in a trade that saw Dave Dravecky go to San Francisco. Grant enjoyed the best year of his career while pitching for San Diego in 1989. He appeared in 50 games that season and won eight of them, while posting a 3.33 ERA. Grant went on to pitch for the Atlanta Braves, Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies before his major-league run ended in 1993. He pitched for a season in the Chinese Professional Baseball League before retiring in 1996.

Grant made his debut on April 27, 1984, at Riverfront Stadium against the Cincinnati Reds. He started the game for the Giants and pitched six innings, giving up four hits and four runs, before giving way to Randy Lerch in the seventh. The Reds won 9-3.

Grant is currently the color commentator on San Diego Padres’ television broadcasts.

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Mark Grant – career stats

1990 Donruss

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