Mark Carreon

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Mark Carreon
First baseman / Outfielder
Born: (1963-07-19) July 19, 1963 (age 50)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 8, 1987 for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
August 23, 1996 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Batting average .277
Home runs 69
Runs batted in 289
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Mark Carreon (born July 19, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former first baseman/outfielder in Major League Baseball.

Career[edit]

From 1987 through 1996, Carreon played for the New York Mets (1987–1991), Detroit Tigers (1992), San Francisco Giants (1993–1996) and Cleveland Indians (1996). He also played two seasons in Japan for the Chiba Lotte Marines in 1997 and 1998. Mark is the son of former major league catcher Cam Carreon.

In a 10-season career, Carreon was a .277 hitter (557-for-2012) with 69 home runs and 289 RBIs in 738 games played.

As a member of the Giants, he won the 1995 Willie Mac Award honoring his spirit.Carreon is known for having the most pinch-hit home runs for the New York Mets with 8.[1]

Carreon finished his career with the Jackson DiamondKats of the Texas-Louisiana League.

On December 13, 2007, Carreon was named in the Mitchell Report to the Commissioner of Baseball of an Independent Investigation Into the Illegal Use of Steroids and Other Performance Enhancing Substances by Players in Major League Baseball.[2]

Left/Right[edit]

  • Notably, Carreon was one of those rare players in major league history who threw left-handed but batted right-handed who were not primarily pitchers.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ackert, Kristie (05/01/2013). "David Wright and Jordany Valdespin homer as Mets snap six-game losing streak with win over Marlins". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  2. ^ Mitchell, George (2007-12-13). "Mitchell Report on Steroid Use in Baseball". Retrieved 2007-12-13. 

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