Mark McGwire

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St. Louis Cardinals 1st Base Age: 58-287d Exp: Years Bat/Throw: /
Drafted: Round 1 (#10 overall), 1984 College: Southern California Agent(s):

Cardinals – The Athletic


  • Previous Contracts

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    1998-2001

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $28,500,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $9,500,000
    Free Agent: 2002 / UFA

    1993-1997

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $28,000,000
    Signing Bonus $7,000,000
    Average Salary $5,600,000
    Free Agent: 1998 / UFA

    1992-1992

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,700,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,700,000
    Free Agent: 1993 / UFA

    1991-1991

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,850,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,850,000
    Free Agent: 1992 / UFA

    1990-1990

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,500,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    1989-1989

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $455,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $455,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    1988-1988

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $250,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $250,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    1987-1987

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $72,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $72,500
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    1986-1986

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $60,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $60,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    1984-1984Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $125,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $125,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    1984 Player Cash Earnings - $125,000 - $125,000
    1986 Player Cash Earnings $60,000 - - $60,000
    1987 Player Cash Earnings $72,500 - - $72,500
    1988 Player Cash Earnings $250,000 - - $250,000
    1989 Player Cash Earnings $455,000 - - $455,000
    1990 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 - - $1,500,000
    1992 Player Cash Earnings $2,700,000 - $50,000 $2,750,000
    1992 Player Cash Earnings $2,850,000 - - $2,850,000
    1993 Player Cash Earnings $2,600,000 $7,000,000 - $9,600,000
    1994 Player Cash Earnings $1,600,000 - - $1,600,000
    1995 Player Cash Earnings $5,500,000 - $25,000 $5,525,000
    1996 Player Cash Earnings $5,600,000 - $50,000 $5,650,000
    1997 Player Cash Earnings $5,700,000 - - $5,700,000
    1998 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 $1,000,000 $595,021 $9,595,021
    1999 Player Cash Earnings $8,500,000 - $475,334 $8,975,334
    2000 Player Cash Earnings $9,000,000 - $586,493 $9,586,493
    2001 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - $11,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (15 seasons)
    $65,387,500 $8,125,000 $1,781,848 $75,294,348
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    11 seasons Player Cash Earnings $23,187,500 $7,125,000 - $30,437,500
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $42,200,000 $1,000,000 - $44,856,848
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Nov 12 2001Retired from Professional Baseball, voiding the previously agreed to extension
    Mar 1 2001Signed a contract extension with St. Louis (STL)
    Nov 18 1999St. Louis (STL) exercised an $11 million option for 2001
    Sep 16 1997Signed a 3 year $28.5 million contract extension with St. Louis (STL)
    Jul 31 1997Traded to St. Louis (STL) from Oakland (OAK) for Eric Ludwick, Blake Stein and T.J. Mathews
    Dec 25 1992Signed a 5 year $28 million contract extension with Oakland (OAK)
    Mar 8 1992Signed a 1 year $2.7 million contract with Oakland (OAK)
    Feb 15 1991Signed a contract with Oakland (OAK)
    Feb 15 1990Signed a 1 year $1.5 million contract with Oakland (OAK)
    Mar 8 1989Signed a 1 year $455,000 contract with Oakland (OAK)
    Mar 8 1988Signed a 1 year $250,000 contract with Oakland (OAK)
    Mar 8 1987Signed a 1 year $72,500 contract with Oakland (OAK)
    Mar 8 1986Signed a contract with Oakland (OAK)
    Jul 27 1984Signed a contract with St. Louis (STL)
    Jun 4 1984Drafted by Oakland (OAK): Round 1 (#10 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Mark McGwire, and the financial implications.

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