Sunday, May 19, 2013

no. 177 - hal mc rae

Who is the man: Hal McRae enjoyed his first full season in the major leagues in 1970, playing in 70 games and getting 165 at-bats.

Can ya dig it: This is McRae's first solo card. He shares time on "rookie stars" cards in the 1968 and 1970 Topps sets.

Right on: It's very odd to see McRae in anything other than a Royals uniform.

You see this cat McRae is a bad mother: This.

Shut your mouth: Easily summed up in one quote: "Don't ask me these stupid ass questions." If you don't know what I'm referring to, then all I can say is, "Welcome to the internet. You've got a lot of catching up to do."

No one understands him but his woman: McRae was involved in a famous batting race with teammate George Brett during the 1976 season. In the final game of the season against the Twins, with the two players separated by a percentage point and each down to their final at-bat, Brett hit a flyball that fell in left field for an inside-the-park home run. McRae then grounded out. McRae fumed after the at-bat, accusing the Twins of purposely playing too deep so as to allow Brett to get the hit. "Things have been like this for a long time," he said in a Sporting News article.

(A word about the back): McRae's first game came against the Giants. He singled twice against Gaylord Perry.


  1. Bad mother moment #2,when was manager of KC and tore up the desk.

    1. Yep. That's what I was referring to in "Shut your mouth."

  2. I always felt bad for the phone during that meltdown, what did that thing do to deserve that kind of treatment. That said, Hal had my second favorite manager meltdown of all time. #1? Lee Elia. If you need an explanation, once again, the internet has let you down.