Hal McRae Stats

Hal McRae was born on Tuesday, July 10, 1945, in Avon Park, Florida. McRae was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 11, 1968, with the Cincinnati Reds. 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 Hal McRae baseball stats page.

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"(Hal) McRae was a better player than some of the Hall of Fame left fielders. He hit .300 five times as a regular, plus a couple of times as a part-time player, he hit a huge number of doubles and 14-27 home runs a season, drove in 133 runs when he was 36 years old, and had over 2,000 major league hits. McRae was the most aggressive baserunner of the 1970s, a man who left home plate thinking 'double' every time he hit the ball." - Author Bill James in The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract (Free Press Publishing, 06/13/2003, #53. Hal McRae [Top 100 Best Left Fielders], Page 688)

Hal McRae

Hal McRae Autograph on a 1987 Topps (#573)

Hal McRae Autograph on a 1987 Topps (#573)

Birth Name:
Harold Abraham McRae
Nickname:
Hal
Born On:
07-10-1945  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Avon Park, Florida
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Douglas High School (Sebring, FL)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
07-11-1968 (Age 23)
Last Game:
07-17-1987
Draft:
1965 : 6th Round (117th)

Hal McRae

Hal McRae Pitching Stats

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Hal McRae

Hal McRae Hitting Stats

1968 23 Reds 17 51 1 10 1 0 0 0 2 4 2 14 1 0 0 2 .196 .255 .216
1970 25 Reds 70 165 18 41 6 1 8 0 23 15 2 23 0 1 1 6 .248 .313 .442
1971 26 Reds 99 337 39 89 24 2 9 0 34 11 0 35 3 1 2 8 .264 .291 .427
1972 27 Reds 61 97 9 27 4 0 5 1 26 2 0 10 0 4 2 5 .278 .295 .474
1973 28 Royals 106 338 36 79 18 3 9 0 50 34 2 38 1 3 6 7 .234 .312 .385
1974 29 Royals 148 539 71 167 36 4 15 1 88 54 6 68 5 4 5 12 .310 .375 .475
1975 30 Royals 126 480 58 147 38 6 5 0 71 47 7 47 6 10 4 18 .306 .366 .442
1976 31 Royals 149 527 75 175 34 5 8 0 73 64 7 43 2 8 8 13 .332 .407 .461
1977 32 Royals 162 641 104 191 54 11 21 0 92 59 5 43 2 5 13 12 .298 .366 .515
1978 33 Royals 156 623 90 170 39 5 16 0 72 51 6 62 1 11 6 15 .273 .329 .429
1979 34 Royals 101 393 55 113 32 4 10 0 74 38 0 46 1 7 4 6 .288 .351 .466
1980 35 Royals 124 489 73 145 39 5 14 0 83 29 4 56 0 6 8 13 .297 .342 .483
1981 36 Royals 101 389 38 106 23 2 7 0 36 34 3 33 3 5 2 11 .272 .330 .396
1982 37 Royals 159 613 91 189 46 8 27 1 133 55 7 61 1 2 5 8 .308 .369 .542
1983 38 Royals 157 589 84 183 41 6 12 0 82 50 7 68 0 5 10 18 .311 .372 .462
1984 39 Royals 106 317 30 96 13 4 3 0 42 34 3 47 0 9 1 10 .303 .363 .397
1985 40 Royals 112 320 41 83 19 0 14 0 70 44 3 45 2 2 1 12 .259 .349 .450
1986 41 Royals 112 278 22 70 14 0 7 0 37 18 4 39 0 2 1 9 .252 .298 .378
1987 42 Royals 18 32 5 10 3 0 1 0 9 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 .313 .405 .500
19 Years 2,084 7,218 940 2,091 484 66 191 3 1,097 648 69 779 28 85 79 186 .290 .351 .454

Hal McRae

Hal McRae Fielding Stats

1968 Reds 2B 16 16 387 68 4.3 63 33 30 5 8 n/a n/a n/a .926 4.40
1970 Reds 2B 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1970 Reds 3B 6 3 96 6 1.0 6 1 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.69
1970 Reds LF 46 41 861 51 1.1 50 49 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .980 1.57
1970 Reds RF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1971 Reds CF 29 24 687 83 2.9 83 82 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.26
1971 Reds LF 65 58 1,455 97 1.5 91 86 5 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .938 1.69
1972 Reds 3B 11 9 198 21 1.9 17 3 14 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .810 2.32
1972 Reds CF 3 1 24 3 1.0 2 2 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 2.25
1972 Reds RF 9 7 141 11 1.2 10 10 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 1.91
1973 Royals 3B 2 0 18 3 1.5 2 0 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 3.00
1973 Royals LF 3 1 48 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
1973 Royals RF 63 56 1,374 105 1.7 101 97 4 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .962 1.98
1974 Royals 3B 1 0 12 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1974 Royals LF 40 39 963 106 2.7 103 101 2 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.89
1974 Royals RF 20 17 462 35 1.8 31 31 0 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .886 1.81
1975 Royals 3B 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1975 Royals LF 114 114 2,898 217 1.9 214 207 7 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .986 1.99
1975 Royals RF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1976 Royals LF 31 28 744 67 2.2 65 63 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.36
1977 Royals LF 47 44 1,041 96 2.0 92 84 8 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.39
1978 Royals LF 3 3 69 4 1.3 4 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.57
1980 Royals LF 9 9 201 17 1.9 17 17 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.28
1981 Royals LF 2 2 48 5 2.5 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.81
1981 Royals RF 2 2 45 6 3.0 5 5 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 3.00
1982 Royals LF 1 1 27 2 2.0 1 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 1.00
LF Totals 361 340 8,355 664 1.8 644 618 26 20 4 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.08
RF Totals 96 82 2,031 157 1.6 147 143 4 10 0 n/a n/a n/a .936 1.95
CF Totals 32 25 711 86 2.7 85 84 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .988 3.23
3B Totals 21 12 330 31 1.5 26 4 22 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .839 2.13
2B Totals 17 16 393 69 4.1 64 33 31 5 8 n/a n/a n/a .928 4.40
13 Years 527 475 11,820 1,007 1.9 966 882 84 41 15 n/a n/a n/a .959 2.21

Hal McRae

Hal McRae Miscellaneous Stats

1968 Reds 1 1 .500 1 0 n/a 0.0 3.6 25.5 - - -
1970 Reds 0 2 .000 21 0 n/a 20.6 7.2 7.2 - - -
1971 Reds 3 2 .600 14 0 n/a 37.4 9.6 9.9 - - -
1972 Reds 0 0 .000 42 0 n/a 19.4 9.7 3.7 - - -
1973 Royals 2 2 .500 14 0 37 37.6 8.9 6.8 - - -
1974 Royals 11 8 .579 3 0 90 35.9 7.9 6.1 - - -
1975 Royals 11 8 .579 0 0 12 96.0 10.2 6.8 - - -
1976 Royals 22 12 .647 5 0 117 65.9 12.3 7.2 - - -
1977 Royals 18 14 .563 3 0 115 30.5 14.9 7.0 - - -
1978 Royals 17 8 .680 0 0 153 38.9 10.0 8.7 - - -
1979 Royals 5 4 .556 2 0 100 39.3 8.5 5.3 - - -
1980 Royals 10 2 .833 5 0 110 34.9 8.7 5.9 - - -
1981 Royals 3 4 .429 0 0 97 55.6 11.8 10.8 - - -
1982 Royals 4 4 .500 0 0 158 22.7 10.0 4.6 - - -
1983 Royals 2 3 .400 2 0 156 49.1 8.7 7.2 - - -
1984 Royals 0 3 .000 25 0 94 105.7 6.7 7.5 - - -
1985 Royals 0 1 .000 30 0 106 22.9 7.1 4.6 - - -
1986 Royals 0 0 .000 54 0 75 39.7 7.1 7.5 - - -
1987 Royals 0 0 .000 12 0 7 32.0 32.0 3.6 - - -
19 Years 109 78 .583 233 0 1,427 37.8 9.3 6.6 - - -

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Hal McRae Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1968 Cincinnati Reds 11 Undetermined - -
1970 Cincinnati Reds 11 Undetermined - Stats
1971 Cincinnati Reds 11 Undetermined - -
1972 Cincinnati Reds 11 $20,000.00 - Stats
1973 Kansas City Royals 11 $28,500.00 - -
1974 Kansas City Royals 11 Undetermined - -
1975 Kansas City Royals 11 Undetermined Stats -
1976 Kansas City Royals 11 $75,000.00 Stats -
1977 Kansas City Royals 11 $120,000.00 - -
1978 Kansas City Royals 11 $165,000.00 - -
1979 Kansas City Royals 11 Undetermined - -
1980 Kansas City Royals 11 Undetermined - Stats
1981 Kansas City Royals 11 Undetermined - -
1982 Kansas City Royals 11 Undetermined Stats -
1983 Kansas City Royals 11 $600,000.00 - -
1984 Kansas City Royals 11 $600,000.00 - -
1985 Kansas City Royals 11 $800,000.00 - Stats
1986 Kansas City Royals 11 $650,000.00 - -
1987 Kansas City Royals 11 $510,000.00 - -
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The Outstanding Designated Hitter Award ( Edgar Martinez Award ) is presented annually to the most outstanding designated hitter (DH) in the American League. When Hal McRae won in 1976, he became the first Kansas City Royals player to receive the honor. When he won it again in 1980, he joined Willie Horton as the only two two recipients. And when McRae won it a third time in 1982, he became the first three-time winner, a feat not duplicated until 1998. Do you know who tied Hal that season? Clue: His nickname was Gar . [ Answer ]

Hal McRae hit an American League leading fifty-four doubles in 1977, absolutely obliterating the single season Royals ' record for doubles, held previously by Amos Otis , who had forty doubles in 1976. McRae's 54 doubles are still the most ever hit in Kansas City through today!

How rare was his 50+ doubles season? Hal McRae was one of only two players across the entire decade of the 1970s (1970-1979) to leg out fifty doubles during the same season, Pete Rose was the other member of the "I'm thinking two every time I leave the box" club.

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