Comments on: Two homers in first career game http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1459 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: tomepp http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1459/comment-page-1#comment-6592 Mon, 04 May 2009 15:17:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1459#comment-6592 Looking at McDonald's minor league numbers, he looks like a modest hitter with some power (~.770 OPS, 27.7 AB/HR in AAA from 1999 - 2003). Given the fact that he's a catcher who hit 3 HR in 11 major league AB, it's surprising that he only got 2 AB in the majors in 2001 and didn't get another cup of coffee after that. His fielding looks decent (29% CS, .991 Fld%, 7.15 RF/G), though it's tough to gauge catchers based on numbers alone. You'd think SOMEeone would have been interested and have given him another chance.

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By: BunnyWrangler http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1459/comment-page-1#comment-6573 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 16:49:33 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1459#comment-6573 As far as I can tell, McDonald holds the record for most homers by a guy who had more homers than strikeouts in his career. I had hoped that someone with a more substantial career had done it. I didn't search before 1903, though, so I don't know.

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By: Doggy Daddy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1459/comment-page-1#comment-6570 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 04:40:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1459#comment-6570 I suppose the most interesting thing about Keith McDonald is that he accumulated only three hits in his major league career and they were all home runs.

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By: BunnyWrangler http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1459/comment-page-1#comment-6569 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 17:48:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1459#comment-6569 Maybe even crazier is that, although both did it for Kansas City, the two did it for different teams - Campaneris for the Athletics and Quinn for the Royals.

Keith McDonald homered in his first two at-bats, too, but the at-bats came in different games. He only had one at-bat in his first game.

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By: jackfish http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/1459/comment-page-1#comment-6568 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 14:50:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=1459#comment-6568 Bob Nieman of the St. Louis Browns did it on 09-14-51 & Charlie Reilly of the Columbus Solons (American Association) did it 10-09-1889. Both players did it in their first two Major League at bats.

Jack

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