Mark Mulder, a 22-year old rookie with the Oakland A’s in 2000, was 9-10 with a 5.44 ERA before suffering a herniated disk in September, ending his rookie year. An impressive starting pitcher Mark Mulder posted a 21-8 record for the Oakland A’s in 2001, his second MLB season. And, had five straight MLB seasons with at least 15 wins. With the Oakland A’s the 6 ft 6 inch 215 pound Mark Mulder went 21-8 with a 3.45 ERA in 2001, then 19-7 with a 3.47 ERA in 2002, then 15-9 with a 3.13 ERA in 2003, followed with a 17-8 with a 4.43 ERA in 2004. Mark Mulder, a lefty fastballer with outstanding control, signed with the Cardinals prior to 2005 as a multi million dollar pitcher. He went 16-8 with a 3.64 ERA his first season in St Louis, then pitched in 2006 with a sore shoulder – going just 6-7 with a high 7.14 ERA before the Cardinals placed Mark Mulder on the disabled list in August. He had rotator cuff surgery in September 2006 and is hoping to pitch again for the Cardinals sometime in late June.
In January Mark Mulder signed a 2-year $13 million contract with the 2006 World Champion St Louis Cardinals. A workhorse when he is injury free, Mark Mulder had started 199 games in his 7 MLB seasons. Mark Mulder Highlights: He completed 6 of 34 starts in 2001, allowed just 214 hits in 229.3 innings, 153 Ks and walked just 51 batters while going 21-8 with 4 shutouts. . In 2003 for Oakland Mark Mulder completed a career-best 9 games in 26 starts with 2 shutouts, posting a solid 15-9 record.