Lee pitched for the San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates from 1978-1981. In 118 games he posted a 7-8 record with a 3.64 ERA and nine saves. His best season came during his rookie year in San Diego. He went 5-1 with a 3.28 ERA in 56 games for the Padres.
Lee made his big league debut on April 23, 1978, at Jack Murphy Stadium against the Atlanta Braves. He entered the game in the seventh inning in relief of Bob Shirley and pitched through the ninth. He did not allow a hit, but did walk one batter. San Diego won the game 5-4 in the bottom of the 12th.
When his playing career ended, Lee worked as the general manager of two independent league baseball teams in Amarillo, Texas.
Mark Lee – career stats