41. George McQuinn
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 29, 1910 in Arlington, VA USA
  • Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: April 14, 1936
  • Final Game: October 02, 1948
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1947
 
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Plucked from the Yankees organization in the Rule 5 Draft after the 1937 season, George McQuinn had his best seasons with the St. Louis Browns.

Playing at First Base, McQuinn would go to four All-Star Games with the Browns, with two of his seasons (1938 & 1939) seeing him reach .300 in Batting Average.  He showed decent power, with three straight 15 Home Run years (1938-40), and he would have 108 in total for the franchise.  McQuinn was one of the players who did not go into the military during World War II, and he was able to help them win the 1944 American League Pennant.

McQuinn was traded to the Philadelphia Athletics after the ’45 season.  With the Browns, he had 1,220 Hits and a Batting Average of .283.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base
  • Acquired: Selected from the New York Yankees in the Rule 5 Draft 10/5/37.
  • Departed: Traded to the Philadelphia Athletics for Dick Siebert 10/16/45.
  • Games Played: 1138
  • Notable Statistics: 663 Runs
    1,220 Hits
    254 Doubles
    47 Triples
    108 Home Runs
    625 Runs Batted In
    28 Stolen Bases
    .283/.361/.439 Slash Line
    17.2 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1939, 1940, 1942, 1944 & 1945)
    Most Putouts by a First Baseman (1939)
    Most Assists by a First Baseman (1939 & 1940)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a First Baseman (1940)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a First Baseman (1940 & 1942)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a First Baseman (1940, 1941 & 1942)

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