9. Hal McRae
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: July 10, 1945 in Avon Park, FL USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: July 11, 1968
  • Final Game: July 17, 1987
  • TSN All-Star - 1976
  • TSN All-Star - 1977
  • Silver Slugger - 1982
  • TSN All-Star - 1982
 
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Hal McRae was not a very good defensive player, but fortunately for him and the Kansas City Royals he emerged in the 1870’s when the Designated Hitter came into fruition.

McRae would six times exceed the .300 mark, the highest being .332 where he finished second in the American League.  That season (1976), McRae would lead the AL in On Base Percentage and OPS and would finish fourth in MVP voting.  A three time All Star, McRae would again finish fourth in MVP voting in 1982.  That year he would win the RBI Title (133) and win his first and only Silver Slugger.  McRae was also named the Designated Hitter of the Year (Renamed the Edgar Martinez Award) three times.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Designated Hitter, Outfield
  • Acquired: Traded from the Cincinnati Reds with Wayne Simpson for Roger Nelson and Richie Scheinblum 11/30/72.
  • Departed:

    Released 7/21/87.

  • Games Played: 1837
  • Notable Statistics:

    873 Runs Scored
    1,924 Hits
    449 Doubles
    63 Triples
    169 Home Runs
    1,012 RBI
    105 Stolen Bases
    .293/.356/.458 Slash Line
    27.7 bWAR

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1985)

    All Star Game (1975, 1976 & 1982)

    Silver Slugger (1982)

    Edgar Martinez Award (1976, 1980 & 1982)

    Highest On Base Percentage (1976)

    Highest OPS (1976)

    Most Doubles (1977 & 1982)

    Most Runs Batted In (1982)

    Most Hit By Pitch (1977)

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