Don McMahon Stats

Don McMahon was born on Saturday, January 4, 1930, in Brooklyn, New York. McMahon was 27 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 30, 1957, with the Milwaukee Braves. 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 Don McMahon baseball stats page.

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Don McMahon Autograph on a 1966 Topps Baseball Card (#133 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1966top01' title='1966 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Don McMahon Autograph on a 1966 Topps Baseball Card (#133 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Donald John McMahon
Nickname:
Don
Born On:
01-04-1930  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Brooklyn, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-22-1987 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Los Angeles, California
Cemetery:
Good Shepherd Cemetery, Huntington Beach, California
High School:
Erasmus Hall High School (Brooklyn, NY)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
222
First Game:
06-30-1957 (Age 27)
Last Game:
06-29-1974
Draft:
Not Applicable

Don McMahon

Don McMahon Pitching Stats

1957 27 Braves 32 0 19 2 3 .400 1.54 0 0 9 46.2 200 33 8 13 0 29 4 46 0 0 0 -
1958 28 Braves 38 0 28 7 2 .778 3.68 0 0 8 58.2 250 50 24 25 4 29 5 37 1 2 0 -
1959 29 Braves 60 0 49 5 3 .625 2.57 0 0 15 80.2 359 81 23 26 5 37 5 55 3 1 1 -
1960 30 Braves 48 0 27 3 6 .333 5.94 0 0 10 63.2 288 66 42 48 9 32 4 50 2 2 1 -
1961 31 Braves 53 0 32 6 4 .600 2.84 0 0 8 92.0 402 84 29 35 4 51 6 55 4 2 0 -
1962 32 Braves 2 0 2 0 1 .000 6.00 0 0 0 3.0 12 3 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 -
1962 32 Colt .45s 51 0 40 5 5 .500 1.53 0 0 8 76.2 306 53 13 14 4 33 1 69 8 1 0 -
1963 33 Colt .45s 49 2 26 1 5 .167 4.05 0 0 5 80.0 344 83 36 38 10 26 2 51 2 0 3 -
1964 34 Indians 70 0 39 6 4 .600 2.41 0 0 16 101.0 418 67 27 31 7 52 5 92 12 2 0 -
1965 35 Indians 58 0 31 3 3 .500 3.28 0 0 11 85.0 361 79 31 36 8 37 7 60 8 1 0 -
1966 36 Indians 12 0 5 1 1 .500 2.92 0 0 1 12.1 50 8 4 4 1 6 0 5 1 0 0 -
1966 36 Red Sox 49 0 26 8 7 .533 2.65 0 0 9 78.0 334 65 23 29 7 38 8 57 4 3 0 -
1967 37 Red Sox 11 0 6 1 2 .333 3.57 0 0 2 17.2 79 14 7 8 4 13 0 10 1 0 0 -
1967 37 White Sox 52 0 14 5 0 1.000 1.67 0 0 3 91.2 353 54 17 21 5 27 4 74 5 6 0 -
1968 38 White Sox 25 0 5 2 1 .667 1.96 0 0 0 46.0 190 31 10 10 2 20 6 32 2 3 0 -
1968 38 Tigers 20 0 9 3 1 .750 2.02 0 0 1 35.2 135 22 8 8 2 10 1 33 3 0 0 -
1969 39 Tigers 34 0 21 3 5 .375 3.89 0 0 11 37.0 153 25 16 17 2 18 1 38 1 1 0 -
1969 39 Giants 13 0 8 3 1 .750 3.04 0 0 2 23.2 92 13 8 9 1 9 0 21 3 0 0 -
1970 40 Giants 61 0 44 9 5 .643 2.96 0 0 19 94.1 399 70 31 32 9 45 13 74 7 2 0 -
1971 41 Giants 61 0 26 10 6 .625 4.06 0 0 4 82.0 356 73 37 40 9 37 6 71 2 7 0 -
1972 42 Giants 44 0 27 3 3 .500 3.71 0 0 5 63.0 253 46 26 26 8 21 3 45 2 1 0 -
1973 43 Giants 22 0 16 4 0 1.000 1.48 0 0 6 30.1 119 21 5 5 1 7 3 20 3 0 0 -
1974 44 Giants 9 0 6 0 0 .000 3.09 0 0 0 11.2 50 13 4 5 2 2 0 5 1 0 0 -
18 Years 874 2 506 90 68 .570 2.96 0 0 153 1,310.2 5,503 1,054 431 482 105 579 84 1,003 75 34 5 -

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Don McMahon Hitting Stats

1957 27 Braves 32 8 1 2 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .375
1958 28 Braves 38 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 1 0 0 1 .111 .273 .111
1959 29 Braves 60 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .222
1960 30 Braves 48 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1961 31 Braves 53 16 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 .188 .188 .250
1962 32 Braves 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1962 32 Colt .45s 51 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 .083 .083 .083
1963 33 Colt .45s 49 12 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 .083 .214 .167
1964 34 Indians 70 14 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143
1965 35 Indians 58 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 .222 .222 .222
1966 36 Indians 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1966 36 Red Sox 49 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 .091 .167 .182
1967 37 Red Sox 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1967 37 White Sox 52 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .182
1968 38 White Sox 25 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
1968 38 Tigers 20 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
1969 39 Tigers 34 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1969 39 Giants 13 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
1970 40 Giants 61 14 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 9 1 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143
1971 41 Giants 61 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1972 42 Giants 44 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
1973 43 Giants 22 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
1974 44 Giants 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
18 Years 874 168 8 23 4 0 0 0 9 10 0 87 7 0 0 3 .137 .185 .161

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Don McMahon Fielding Stats

1957 Braves P 32 0 140 7 0.2 6 1 5 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .857 1.16
1958 Braves P 38 0 176 13 0.3 12 5 7 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .923 1.84
1959 Braves P 60 0 242 16 0.3 14 4 10 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 1.56
1960 Braves P 48 0 191 15 0.3 14 1 13 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .933 1.98
1961 Braves P 53 0 276 33 0.6 30 7 23 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .909 2.93
1962 Braves P 2 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1962 Colt .45s P 51 0 230 15 0.3 15 4 11 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.76
1963 Colt .45s P 49 2 240 18 0.4 17 5 12 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .944 1.91
1964 Indians P 70 0 303 15 0.2 15 5 10 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.34
1965 Indians P 58 0 255 25 0.4 25 10 15 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.65
1966 Indians P 12 0 37 2 0.2 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.46
1966 Red Sox P 49 0 234 15 0.3 15 7 8 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.73
1967 Red Sox P 11 0 53 6 0.5 5 1 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 2.55
1967 White Sox P 52 0 275 18 0.3 18 6 12 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.77
1968 White Sox P 25 0 138 6 0.2 6 2 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.17
1968 Tigers P 20 0 107 5 0.3 5 1 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.26
1969 Tigers P 34 0 111 6 0.2 6 0 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.46
1969 Giants P 13 0 71 5 0.4 5 0 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.90
1970 Giants P 61 0 283 17 0.3 17 8 9 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.62
1971 Giants P 61 0 246 22 0.4 22 8 14 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.41
1972 Giants P 44 0 189 11 0.3 11 4 7 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.57
1973 Giants P 22 0 91 8 0.4 8 3 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.37
1974 Giants P 9 0 35 2 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.54
P Totals 874 2 3,932 280 0.3 270 83 187 10 12 n/a n/a n/a .964 1.85
18 Years 874 2 3,932 280 0.3 270 83 187 10 12 n/a n/a n/a .964 1.85

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Don McMahon Miscellaneous Stats

1957 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 2.7 1.59 8.87 5.59
1958 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.5 0.0 1.28 5.68 4.45
1959 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 0.0 1.49 6.14 4.13
1960 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.2 11.0 1.56 7.07 4.52
1961 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 16.0 1.08 5.38 4.99
1962 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 9.00 0.00
1962 Colt .45s 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 2.09 8.10 3.87
1963 Colt .45s 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.4 0.0 1.96 5.74 2.93
1964 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 14.0 1.77 8.20 4.63
1965 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 0.0 1.62 6.35 3.92
1966 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.83 3.65 4.38
1966 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.8 11.0 1.50 6.58 4.38
1967 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.77 5.09 6.62
1967 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.4 0.0 2.74 7.27 2.65
1968 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 1.60 6.26 3.91
1968 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 3.30 8.33 2.52
1969 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.2 0.0 2.11 9.24 4.38
1969 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 2.33 7.99 3.42
1970 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.6 14.0 1.64 7.06 4.29
1971 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.92 7.79 4.06
1972 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 2.14 6.43 3.00
1973 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.86 5.93 2.08
1974 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.50 3.86 1.54
18 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.9 18.7 1.73 6.89 3.98

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Don McMahon Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1957 Milwaukee Braves 20 Undetermined - Stats
1958 Milwaukee Braves 20 Undetermined Stats Stats
1959 Milwaukee Braves 20 Undetermined - -
1960 Milwaukee Braves 20 Undetermined - -
1961 Milwaukee Braves 20 Undetermined - -
1962 Milwaukee Braves 20 Undetermined - -
1962 Houston Colt .45s 31 Undetermined - -
1963 Houston Colt .45s 31 $24,000.00 - -
1964 Cleveland Indians 44 $19,000.00 - -
1965 Cleveland Indians 44 $26,000.00 - -
1966 Cleveland Indians 44 $25,000.00 - -
1966 Boston Red Sox 44 "     " - -
1967 Boston Red Sox 44 $30,000.00 - -
1967 Chicago White Sox 44 "     " - -
1968 Chicago White Sox 44 $34,000.00 - Stats
1968 Detroit Tigers 47 "     " - Stats
1969 Detroit Tigers 47 $38,500.00 - -
1969 San Francisco Giants 47 $38,500.00 - -
1970 San Francisco Giants 47 Undetermined - -
1971 San Francisco Giants 47 Undetermined - -
1972 San Francisco Giants 47 Undetermined - -
1973 San Francisco Giants 47 Undetermined - -
1974 San Francisco Giants 47 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that Don McMahon "Died With His Spikes On"? On July 22, 1987, McMahon was on the pitcher's mound at Dodger Stadium, throwing batting practice, when he suffered a heart attack and died a few hours later in a local hospital. The Los Angeles Dodgers wore an arm band (picture below) reading "MAC" in his memory. Sportswriter Ira Berkow wrote a moving MAC column in the New York Times (08/01/1987, Sports, "Sports of the Times; He Died With Spike On", Link ), an excerpt appears below the image:
Don McMahon MAC Arm Band
Don McMahon "MAC" Arm Band
(1988 Topps #202 Glenn Hoffman, Topps Company, Inc., 1988.)

Don McMahon died doing what he loved to do, and what much of his life had been all about, throwing a baseball. In the Los Angeles dusk, on a warm summer's night, with the stands empty save for the shufflings of vendors preparing their wares for the game that night, McMahon was doing what he had since his boyhood in Brooklyn, and for 18 years in major league games, and then for about 10 more years as a pitching coach.

He was throwing a baseball. He was on the mound, and he was pitching batting practice to the pitchers for the Dodgers, the team that employed him as a scout, a coach and the Eye in the Sky, that is, one who sits in the press box and charts where the hits go and where the fielders' positions are and assorted other marginalia that are often indispensable to the proper workings of a professional ball team.

Don McMahon spent two years in the military (May 30, 1951 – May 17, 1953) before reaching the major leagues, never spent a day on the disabled list over the course of his 18-year big league career, retired with a 2.96 earned run average, and did quite well against nearly every hall of fame hitter he ever faced - holding Hank Aaron , Ernie Banks , Johnny Bench , Harmon Killebrew , Bill Mazeroski , Joe Morgan , Stan Musial , Brooks Robinson , Frank Robinson , and Willie Stargell to a .149 collective batting average.

In 1959 , Don McMahon finished a National League leading 49 games, the first and last Milwaukee Braves pitcher to ever lead the senior circuit in games finished.

Last-Modified: March 11, 2020 5:07 AM EST

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