Mark Tremmell McLemore ... resides in Southlake, Texas, with wife Capri and their three children: DeMarca Shea (8/8/92), Darien Tremmell (12/11/93) and Derek Anthony (9/1/95) ... graduated from Morse HS in San Diego in 1982, where he played football and baseball ... has worked on conditioning with martial arts expert Mack Newton, who has helped Bo Jackson, among others, with rehab work ... was the recipient of the 1997 Jim Sundberg Community Achievement Award.
Signed after being released by the Orioles late in Spring Training, McLemore had knee surgery in March that hampered him all year. He was in and out of the lineup throughout the season, but the A's found great value in his presence as a team leader. McLemore is not signed for 2005.
Spent another season as Mariners primary utility man, playing four positions (2B, 3B, SS, LF)
Made 34 starts at shortstop, 25 at third base, 14 in left field and 4 at second base.
Batted .433 (13x30) vs. left-handed pitchers; .211 (59x279) off right-handers.
Scored go-ahead run in 10th inning as pinch-runner April 4 at Texas, then doubled in a run in the 11th.
Batted third April 8 vs. Anaheim (2x4, RBI), first time hitting 3rd since May 25, 1993.
Knocked in game-winning RBI in 10th inning April 17 vs. Oakland.
Recorded 1,500th career hit with a double June 25 at Anaheim.
Hit 8x18/.444, 2 2B, 4 RBI in five games July 20-26.
Went 4x4 with a double, two runs and two RBI Aug. 15 vs. Boston.
Was 7x14 with 2 doubles and 5 Rbi over four games Aug. 22-26.
Had best month in August, hitting .298 (17x57) with 10 RBI.
Hit safely in last six starts, going 7x21/.333 Sept. 11-28.
Signed by Seattle as a free agent on Dec. 20, 1999; re-signed on Dec. 6, 2001.
Versatile asset to team providing solid defense and clutch bat ... hit first home run of the season off Kevin Appier April 9 at Anaheim ... drove in winning runs in Texas April 15, going 1-for-3 with 3 RBIs ... belted first career grand slam (off S. Schoeneweis) April 22 vs. Anaheim with a career-high 5 RBIs; was only his seventh home run from the right side of the plate; was active leader with 5,348 at-bats without a grand slam ... made first start in center field April 23 against Anaheim and scored lone run in a 1-0 win ... hit third home run of the season May 10 at Boston ... was 5-for-5 in 15-2 victory May 16 at Toronto, including a three-run home run and a double; raised his average from .276 to .309; five-hit game matched career high and club record ... tied career high with 12-game hit streak May 8-24 (19-for-45, .422) ... hit .319 in May ... missed June 24-27 due to back spasms ... was 3-for-3 July 4 against Minnesota and a home run short of the cycle before leaving for pinch-hitter in the 9th ... had 3 consecutive multihit games July 4-7 (7-for-9) ... out with tight hamstring July 21-23 ... laid down a pinch-hit, game-winning bunt to score Desi Relaford from third in the bottom of the 10th in a 5-4 victory July 30 vs. Detroit ... had nine-game hit streak Aug. 3-14 (11-for-30, .367) ... injured right elbow making a diving catch Aug. 31 against Kansas City ... Dr. John Conway performed surgery to remove loose bodies from right elbow on Sept. 5 ... returned just nine days later, Sept. 14 in Oakland; injured right groin on tumbling catch ... did not return for remainder of season.
Versatile switch-hitting fielder enjoyed one of his finest seasons while playing virtually every defensive position ... batted 6-for-12, .500 with team high six RBIs as pinch-hitter ... established a career high with 39 stolen bases, 4th in AL ... started season by successfully stealing in his first 23 attempts; thrown out July 2 at Texas ... hit home run in first at-bat as starter (2B) April 6 at Texas ... delivered first career pinch-hit home run April 8 at Texas ... went 4-for-5 with his third home run at Chicago on April 28 ... started 18 games and hit .324 (24-for-74) with a home run, 12 RBI, and 17 SB in May ... delivered a 3-run pinch-hit double May 3 vs. Boston ... tied career-high with 12-game hit streak (16-for-46, .348) May 16-June 8 ... ejected May 17 by home plate umpire for tossing helmet ... tied team record and set career high with 4 stolen bases May 30 ... left game with stretched groin June 1 ... went 3-for-5 with a RBI while starting in LF June 27 ... tied career high with 4 RBIs in going 2-for-3 July 22 at Minnesota ... lined into triple play Aug. 1 at Detroit (4-6-3) ... had game-ending RBI in the 9th inning Aug. 11 vs. Chicago ... went 3-for-4 with a run and RBI Aug. 21 ... threw out tying run in bottom of 9th from LF Sept. 2 at Baltimore ... batted 2-for-3 with a double and SB before being ejected at second base after pick-off Sept. 10 ... drove in three runs Sept. 24 ... was 3-for-6 with a double and three RBIs Oct. 4 ... went 2-for-3 with two triples Oct. 5. ... appeared in all 10 games in the 2001 postseason, including 8 starts, all at shortstop ... had two-run single in 2nd inning of Seattle's 3-1 series-clinching win in Game 5 of ALDS vs. Cleveland.
A switch-hitter with speed, he added a great deal of versatility to the Mariners lineup, along with a smooth glove at second base...set a career-high with 30 stolen bases...was second among AL second-basemen with a .987 fielding percentage (616 TC, 8 E)...started 20 games in April, playing both left field and second base, and as a defensive replacement in centerfield (1st ML appearance in center)...recorded six stolen bases and scored 17 times in April with a .330 on-base percentage...tied a career-high with three stolen bases May 19 vs. Tampa Bay...ejected May 20 vs. Tampa Bay after charging mound; suspended four games...caught stealing June 12 in Kansas City to end a streak of 8 consecutive stolen bases...posted an eight-game hitting streak June 9-16 (11x31/.355)...served four-game suspension June 20-23... had RBI vs. Oakland July 19...slapped first career SAFECO Field home run July 21 vs. Texas...hit .278 (72x20) in August...left game Aug. 16 with strained neck...batted lead-off 35 times...made 122 starts at second base, 10 in left field. ... started eight games in 2000 postseason, batting .200 (5-for-25).
Veteran infielder was bothered by a sore left knee and hamstring at various times, but missed no significant playing time for the first time since 1996. established career-highs in runs, triples, and home runs. led the Rangers with 7 triples, which tied for 9th in the AL. finished 3rd on the club in walks and stolen bases, and 4th in runs. compiled a .983 fielding percentage (12 E, 706 TC) at second base, the 5th-best percentage in the AL. had a season-high 10-game hit streak, May 6-16 (18x38/.474). was batting a season-high .338 on May 28. started in left field on June 4, his first outfield start since Aug. 25, 1995. was the Rangers' primary leadoff batter in the second half, spending 64 of his last 70 games in that role. had a .272 average (98x360) overall in leadoff spot. went a career-high 46 games without an error, July 9-Sept. 10, three games shy of the Texas' club record. handled 15 chances without an error in the outfield, including 4 starts in right and 2 in left. started all three games at second in the Division Series vs. New York.
Started 122 games at second and one at DH in 1998 after just 89 games in 1997. led the club and tied for 5th in the AL with a career-high 89 walks. also tied for 5th in the AL with 12 sacrifice hits. tied his career-high for home runs and drove in his second-most runs ever, but his .242 batting average was his lowest since 1992. .369 on-base percentage was second-highest of his career. saw 4.05 pitches-per-plate appearance, the 8th-best ratio in the league. had first career two-home run game, April 18 vs. Baltimore. tied career-high with 4 RBI twice, April 18 vs. Baltimore and May 19 vs. Seattle. had 16 RBI in his first 18 games. hit .405 (32x79) in his 1st 21 games, including a season-high 11-game hit streak, April 6-19 (19x44/.432). was ejected on April 28 at Minnesota. placed on the DL on June 7 with a pulled left hamstring. activated on June 22. walked three times in a game three times, with 12 walks in 12 games, July 19-Aug. 5. bothered much of the second half by sore knees and a sprained right foot. started all three games of the Division Series vs. New York.
Appeared in just 89 games in 1997 due to injuries. hurt his right hand breaking up a double play on Opening Day, April 1 vs. Milwaukee. resulted in a trip to the DL on May 15 with a torn radial collateral ligament I in his right hand. also had arthroscopic surgery to clean out cartilage under his left kneecap on May 24. activated on June 12, but continued to experience soreness in both knees. had a career-high 12-game hit streak, June 22-July 3. was disabled for the rest of the season on Aug. 23. had arthroscopic surgery on Sept. 16 to clean up cartilage damage and clean out the back of both patella tendons.
Established career-highs for average, runs and stolen bases in 1996. started 145 games at second base. led team in stolen bases, was second in walks and on-base percentage. hit .472 in 21 games in June, a Rangers' club record for any month (50 or more AB). led the AL in batting and on-base percentage (.563) for June. raised average from .263 to .326 by end of the month. sustained a fractured jaw and lacerated lip when accidentally hit by a fungo bat on Spet. 4, but only missed one game. played with a mouthguard the rest of the year. started all four games of the Division Series vs. New York.
Signed with Texas as a free agent for the 1995 season. led the Rangers in triples, was second in stolen bases, third in at bats and walks, and fourth in runs. was the only AL player to start 50 or more games in both the infield and the outfield. was leading the AL in batting through May 24 with .404 average (38x94). finished season batting .261. had arthroscopic surgery to repair a partial tear of his right rotator cuff on Oct. 31 in Inglewood , CA.
Started 91 games at second base and five in right field with Baltimore in 1994. tied for the club lead in sacrifice hits (4), was second in stolen bases, and fourth in games, at bats and walks.
Led Orioles in multihit games (49) and infield hits (23) in 1993. tied for the club lead in hits and was second in games and steals. became just the fifth player in club history with 20+ steals and 70 or more RBI. tied ML mark with two walks in one inning, April 30 vs. KC. matched Baltimore club-mark with 5 hits on June 9 vs. Oakland. named AL Player of the Week Aug. 2-8. led AL right fielders with 13 outfield assists. had never played in the outfield in a professional regular season game before season.
Made the Orioles as a non-roster invitee in 1992. made 52 starts at second base. finished second on the team in stolen bases. led AL pinch-hitters in slugging percentage (.818) and tied for lead in RBI (8). scored from second base on a sac-fly May 12 at Texas
Signed with Houston as a free agent on March 6, 1991. began season with Astros and appeared in 21 games, before being disabled May 9-June 25. had rehab stints at Tucson and Jackson. was released by Astros on June 25 and signed by Baltimore on July 5. finished season with Rochester.
Opened the 1990 season with California, but was disabled on May 17 with a stretched ligament in his right wrist. was on the DL for 3 months, with short rehab stints at Edmonton and Palm Springs. activated on Aug. 17 and traded to Cleveland. played briefly with the Indians in Sept..
Started 1989 at Edmonton. recalled on April 6 and batted .242 in 15 games before returning to Edmonton on May 1. topped Pacific Coast Lg. second basemen with .983 fielding percentage. recalled on Sept. 1.
Was the Angels' opening day second baseman in 1988 but was disabled on May 24 with a nerve irritation of right arm and elbow. had clotted vein removed from right arm on June 17. activated on Aug. 2 after rehab stints with Palm Springs and Edmonton.
Was California's regular second baseman for most of 1987. established club rookie record for sacrifice hits with 15. singled off Mark Langston for 1st ML hit, April 7 vs. Seattle. hit first ML home run July 2 off Milwaukee's Mark Clear.
Named the best defensive second baseman in both the Pacific Coast and Texas Leagues by Baseball America in 1986. joined California in September and made ML debut on Sept. 13 as a pinch-runner at Chicago.
Was league's Topps' Player of the Month in August. led Midland in runs, triples, and walks in 1985.
Earned California League all-star honors and was team MVP with Redmond.
Promoted to Peoria.
Was California's ninth-round pick in the 1982 June draft. began his pro career with Salem.