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   Mark's 10 strikeouts in his first start for the Cubs were the most by a Chicago pitcher in more than 30 years.
   Besides Baseball,Mark also enjoys Golf and Basketball
   Mark got to swing the bat only one year at USC.
   Mark and his family were in the stands at Candlestick Park for Game 3 of the 1989 World Series when an earthquake rocked San Francisco.

   Mark graduated from High School with the single season records for strikeouts home runs (15) and RBIs .

   One of the biggest thrills of his career was playing for the American squad on the Fourth of July.

   When Mark was a teenager, his parents hung a framed picture of him between photos of Nolan Ryan and Roger Clemens. He begged them to take it down,wich they did.

   As Mark walked to the plate in the first game after his debut at AAA Iowa the Cubs played the theme song to "The Natural."