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Hal McRae

Inducted 1989
Outfielder / Designated Hitter 1973-1987

Playing with a hard-nosed, aggressive style that set him apart, McRae's example set a tone his teammates would follow. He won two Royals Player of the Year honors and was selected as an All-Star three times. McRae led the league in doubles twice, and topped the league in RBI (133) in 1982. One of the first players to take the designated hitter role to star status, he finished his career second on the Royals career list in both doubles (449) and RBIs (1,012). McRae later managed the Royals from 1991 to 1994, posting a 286-277 (.508) record.

  • POSITION: Outfielder/Designated Hitter
  • BATS: Right
  • THROWS: Right
  • HEIGHT: 5'11
  • WEIGHT: 180
  • BORN: July 10, 1945 in Avon Park, Fla.
  • HOW ACQUIRED: November 30, 1972: Traded by the Cincinnati Reds with Wayne Simpson to the Kansas City Royals for Roger Nelson and Richie Scheinblum.
  • SIGNED: 1965
  • DEBUT: July 11, 1968
  • FINAL GAME: July 17, 1987
Royals Career Statistics
G AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
1837 6568 873 1924 169 1012 616 697 105 .293 .356 .458