Dave McKay Stats

Dave McKay was born on Tuesday, March 14, 1950, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. McKay was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 22, 1975, with the Minnesota Twins. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Dave McKay baseball stats page.

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"Despite not having a baseball team at his high school and only playing about 12 games a year as a teen, Dave McKay evolved into a big league prospect. After receiving scholarships from Columbia Basin Junior College and Creighton University , the determined Canadian signed with the Minnesota Twins on June 20, 1971. After being called up by the Twins in August 1975, he homered in his first big league at bat ( the only Canadian to do so ). McKay would spend another partial season with the Twins , before being selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1976 expansion draft. The switch-hitting infielder was the only Canadian on the field in the Jays April 7, 1977 . Despite the snow falling at Exhibition Stadium, McKay had two hits and drove in the winning run in a 9-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox ." - Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame (2001 Inductees. Dave McKay . Source )

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Dave McKay Autograph on a 1981 Fleer Baseball Card (#592)

Dave McKay Autograph on a 1981 Fleer Baseball Card (#592)

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Birth Name:
David Lawrence McKay
Nickname:
Dave or Mac
Born On:
03-14-1950  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School (Vancouver, Canada)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
08-22-1975 (Age 25)
Last Game:
10-03-1982
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

Dave McKay

Dave McKay Pitching Stats

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Dave McKay Hitting Stats

1975 25 Twins 33 125 8 32 4 1 2 0 16 6 0 14 1 2 1 4 .256 .291 .352
1976 26 Twins 45 138 8 28 2 0 0 0 8 9 0 27 4 0 4 6 .203 .272 .217
1977 27 Blue Jays 95 274 18 54 4 3 3 0 22 7 0 51 9 1 2 9 .197 .222 .266
1978 28 Blue Jays 145 504 59 120 20 8 7 0 45 20 2 91 10 2 1 17 .238 .268 .351
1979 29 Blue Jays 47 156 19 34 9 0 0 0 12 7 0 19 5 0 1 5 .218 .256 .276
1980 30 Athletics 123 295 29 72 16 1 1 0 29 10 0 57 11 0 6 4 .244 .283 .315
1981 31 Athletics 79 224 25 59 11 1 4 0 21 16 0 43 3 4 2 4 .263 .313 .375
1982 32 Athletics 78 212 25 42 4 1 4 0 17 11 0 35 0 3 0 0 .198 .235 .283
8 Years 645 1,928 191 441 70 15 21 0 170 86 2 337 43 12 17 49 .229 .266 .313

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Dave McKay Fielding Stats

1975 Twins 3B 33 33 894 117 3.5 108 38 70 9 12 n/a n/a n/a .923 3.26
1976 Twins 3B 40 37 1,023 112 2.8 102 25 77 10 13 n/a n/a n/a .911 2.69
1976 Twins SS 2 0 12 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1977 Blue Jays 2B 40 35 942 188 4.7 182 75 107 6 21 n/a n/a n/a .968 5.22
1977 Blue Jays 3B 32 31 822 102 3.2 97 32 65 5 7 n/a n/a n/a .951 3.19
1977 Blue Jays SS 20 13 381 70 3.5 67 34 33 3 8 n/a n/a n/a .957 4.75
1978 Blue Jays 2B 140 137 3,639 730 5.2 718 310 408 12 96 n/a n/a n/a .984 5.33
1978 Blue Jays 3B 2 2 48 5 2.5 5 0 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.81
1978 Blue Jays SS 3 0 12 1 0.3 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1979 Blue Jays 2B 46 45 1,170 274 6.0 267 119 148 7 37 n/a n/a n/a .974 6.16
1979 Blue Jays 3B 2 0 18 2 1.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1980 Athletics 2B 63 45 1,305 256 4.1 250 99 151 6 24 n/a n/a n/a .977 5.17
1980 Athletics 3B 53 30 909 109 2.1 105 39 66 4 5 n/a n/a n/a .963 3.12
1980 Athletics SS 10 6 210 42 4.2 42 17 25 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.40
1981 Athletics 2B 39 33 897 197 5.1 191 83 108 6 23 n/a n/a n/a .970 5.75
1981 Athletics 3B 44 32 873 95 2.2 88 29 59 7 3 n/a n/a n/a .926 2.72
1981 Athletics SS 7 0 39 11 1.6 11 6 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.62
1982 Athletics 2B 59 36 1,140 222 3.8 215 99 116 7 22 n/a n/a n/a .968 5.09
1982 Athletics 3B 16 15 402 58 3.6 54 19 35 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .931 3.63
1982 Athletics SS 3 0 15 4 1.3 4 2 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.20
2B Totals 387 331 9,093 1,867 4.8 1,823 785 1,038 44 223 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.41
3B Totals 222 180 4,989 600 2.7 561 182 379 39 41 n/a n/a n/a .935 3.04
SS Totals 45 19 669 130 2.9 127 61 66 3 13 n/a n/a n/a .977 5.13
8 Years 654 530 14,751 2,597 4.0 2,511 1,028 1,483 86 277 n/a n/a n/a .967 4.60

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Dave McKay Miscellaneous Stats

1975 Twins 1 1 .500 0 0 0 62.5 8.9 7.8 - - -
1976 Twins 1 2 .333 3 2 1 0.0 5.1 17.3 - - -
1977 Blue Jays 2 1 .667 1 5 2 91.3 5.4 12.5 - - -
1978 Blue Jays 4 4 .500 0 2 1 72.0 5.5 11.2 - - -
1979 Blue Jays 1 1 .500 1 0 0 0.0 8.2 13.0 - - -
1980 Athletics 1 1 .500 1 6 0 295.0 5.2 10.2 - - -
1981 Athletics 4 1 .800 3 3 0 56.0 5.2 10.7 - - -
1982 Athletics 6 1 .857 3 1 0 53.0 6.1 12.5 - - -
8 Years 20 12 .625 12 19 4 91.8 5.7 11.3 - - -

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Dave McKay Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1975 Minnesota Twins 7 $15,000.00 - -
1976 Minnesota Twins 7 $19,000.00 - -
1977 Toronto Blue Jays 39 $25,000.00 - -
1978 Toronto Blue Jays 39 Undetermined - -
1979 Toronto Blue Jays 39 Undetermined - -
1980 Oakland Athletics 39 Undetermined - -
1981 Oakland Athletics 39 Undetermined - -
1982 Oakland Athletics 39 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that Dave McKay hit a home run in his first at bat ? On August 22, 1975 , McKay stepped to the plate, a rookie pitcher named Vern Ruhle was on the mound, and with the score tied 1-1 in the bottom of the third inning, Dave's home run put his Minnesota Twins in the lead, helping them to an 8-4 victory at Metropolitan Stadium. Did you know that McKay simultaneously became the first Twins switch-hitter to homer in his first career at-bat ?

On April 7, 1977 , Dave McKay was the Toronto Blue Jays opening day starting third baseman during their first regular season game in franchise history - EVER ! During that historic game, McKay also became the first Blue Jay to ever wear #39 .
Toronto Blue Jays First Game Ticket Stub
Toronto Blue Jays First Game | April 7, 1977 | Exhibition Stadium

Dave McKay hung up his playing cleats in 1982, put on coaching cleats two years later, and has remained an active Major League Baseball coach through today! In 2004, while serving as first base coach for the St. Louis Cardinals , he was even able to watch & coach his son, Cody McKay .

Last-Modified: April 11, 2020 5:34 AM EST

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