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Inducted in 2006
Played baseball for Kecoughtan High School in Hampton Virginia
Attended Old Dominion University on a baseball scholarship
Named Eastern College Athletic Conference “Rookie of the Year” as a freshman in 1979
He was a two time All Conference selection
Selected first-team All American in 1982 by the College Coaches Association and the Sporting News Publication
He was Old Dominion’s first ever Division I All American in baseball
Led Old Dominion in home runs in 1980 and 1981
Led Old Dominion in runs batted in 1980 and 1982
Set 5 season and career records with most hits in a season (78), most career hits (197) and career home runs (24)
In 1982, Mark was a 3rd round pick of the San Diego Padres
Made his Major League debut with the Padres in June 1986
Traded to San Francisco Giants in May 1987
In his first game as a Giant, he went 4X5 with a home run and 3 doubles
Also played with the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankee and California Angels organizations
He played 12 years of professional baseball and batted .281 in 887 games in the minor leagues and .244 in 50 games in the Major Leagues
He later managed in the Texas-Louisiana League with the Corpus Christi Barracudas in 1994 and 1995
Barracudas won first and second half championship and the Texas Louisiana League Championship in 1994
Named Manager of the Year in 1994
Had two El Paso players on his championship roster, Ruben Felix from Socorro High School and Willie Olivas from Jefferson High School
He then became a scout for the Padres in 1996
Named Padres Scout of the Year in 1998
In 2003, he joined the Boston Red Sox organization as a Regional Cross Checker
His scouting area includes the Southern Region and he also scouts the high schools, colleges and professional teams in the El Paso area
Elected to Old Dominion Athletic Hall of Fame in 1986

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Eastside / Eastwood, (2010 - 2019), Sports

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