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.