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Mark Carreon (born July 19, 1963) is an American former first baseman and outfielder in Major League Baseball. He was selected by the New York Mets in the 8th round of the 1981 draft out of Salpointe Catholic High School.

Mark Carreon
First baseman / Outfielder
Born: (1963-07-19) July 19, 1963 (age 56)
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
MLB statistics
Batting average.277
Home runs69
Runs batted in289


He made his major league debut on September 8, 1987. From 1987 through 1996, he 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 runs batted in in 738 games played.

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

Carreon was a rarity, in that he threw left-handed but batted right-handed, as a non-pitcher.[citation needed]

Mark Carreon spent the next two years playing pro ball in Japan for the Chiba Lotte Marines after the 1996 season.

Late in 1999, Carreon was reported as missing by his mother, but was later found safe.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Ackert, Kristie (January 5, 2013). "David Wright and Jordany Valdespin homer as Mets snap six-game losing streak with win over Marlins". New York Daily News. Retrieved May 26, 2013.
  2. ^ Mitchell, George (December 13, 2007). "Mitchell Report on Steroid Use in Baseball" (PDF). Retrieved December 13, 2007.
  3. ^ Teibel, David L. (December 1, 1999). "Ex-big-leaguer found safe in La". Tucson Citizen. Retrieved November 2, 2015.

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