Collects first major league hit (off Jimmy Jones)
and first multi-hit game, finishing the game 2 for 5 in major
league debut against San Diego.
||In second MLB game, scores
three runs and records first walk, first strikeout and first extra-base
||Hits first major league
homerun (off Keith Comstock) in third MLB game.
||Against Los Angeles, drives
in 5 RBIs, a career high
||Smashes four extra-base
hits, 3 doubles and a homerun, against the Padres. Although he has
never again hit 4 extra-base hits in a game, Grace has hit 3 doubles
in a game on 6 occasions.
||Records first multi-homerun
game of his career vs. the Houston Astros, a feat he has accomplished
three times in his career (other games were 7/4/91 vs. Pittsburgh
Pirates and 5/14/98 vs. Colorado Rockies).
||The normally slow-of-foot
Grace steals two bases in a single game against the New York Mets.
Remarkably, he does it again two days later, stealing two bases
again against the Mets. These are the only two games in his career
with multiple stolen bases.
||Slugs 2 triples in a game
against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the only time in his career he
has accomplished this feat.
||Hits for the cycle against
the San Diego Padres, collecting a single, double and triple off
starter Greg Harris and a homerun in the 9th inning off reliever
Rich Rodriguez. Cubs still lose, 5 to 4.
||Becomes the sixth National
Leaguer to walk 6 times in a double header versus San Diego.
||Walks four times in a
game against the San Francisco Giants, a feat he has accomplished
twice, the other being on 8/29/00 vs. the Padres.
||Sends the Wrigley faithful
home happy on "Gracie the Swan Beanie Baby Day" when he
hits the game-winning home run in the bottom of the 10th inning
vs. the Brewers.
||Takes Colorado Rockies
hurler Darryl Kile deep for his first career grand slam.
||Knocks in 6 RBIs in a
single game, the most of his career, vs. the Philadelphia Phillies.
His dramatic 9th inning grand slam helps lift the Cubs to a come-from-behind
||Records 5 hits in a game,
including 2 singles, 2 doubles and a homerun, against the San Diego
||In his Diamondbacks debut,
goes 2 for 5 with 2 doubles as D-backs defeat the Dodgers 3-2.
||Smashes first home run
as a Diamondback in his fourth game with the club off of Cardinals
||Hits third career grand
slam, his first as a Diamondback, off Ricky Bottalico for a 6-1
victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
||In what is later voted
the funniest moment of the 2001 season on a MLB.com poll, Grace
pitches the 9th inning of a 19-1 loss to the Dodgers. After inducing
the first two batters to fly out, Grace floats a 65 MPH fastball
to rookie David Ross, whom promptly deposits it in the right field
bleachers. Mark finishes with a 1 hit, 1 run inning of relief for
a career ERA of 9.00