Round Rock Express’ Mark Hamburger sports the latest fashions to keep you looking and feeling cool / By Molly McManus
It’s the bottom of the ninth. Two outs. Bases loaded. Full count. Mark Hamburger is on the mound. He winds up and delivers the pitch—steeeerike! Express wins! The high-stake situations of baseball are what drive this adrenaline junky to play the game. Hamburger, 25, is a pitcher for the Round Rock Express, making to the “bigs” to play with the Texas Rangers for a month last season. He continues to work hard, attempting to get back to the big leagues.
An area where he’s not striking out? His sense of style. Everything about Hamburger embodies a laid-back, casual feel. Growing up in Minnesota, skateboarding and snowboarding, Hamburger has the look of a California surfer.
“I’m an accessory guy. I’ll wear a T-shirt and jeans but throw in a scarf or watch,” Hamburger says.
The baby of the family, he credits his sister for his style savvy, as she used him as her fashion guinea pig. You can catch Hamburger at the Dell Diamond, eating at a downtown Austin food stand or cruising around on his longboard down South Lamar.
Topman red striped crew shirt, $32, available at Stag, 1423 South Congress Ave., 512.373.7824; FCUK Nautical Mile shorts, $114, available at Co-Star, 1708 S. Congress Ave., 512.912.7970; Reef leather sandals, $75, St. Bernard Sports Austin, 401 W. Third St., 512.320.1999. Shot on location at Guero’s Taco Bar.