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George Hartley McQuinn

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[edit] Biographical Information

First baseman George McQuinn began his pro career in the New York Yankees system but was purchased by the Cincinnati Reds prior to the 1936 season. However, he struggled with the Reds and was soon returned to the Yankees organization. After the 1937 season, he was drafted by the St. Louis Browns, and he spent the next eight years as the team's regular first baseman. After spending 1946 with the Philadelphia Athletics, he returned to the Yankees and ended his playing career with the club in 1948.

McQuinn managed in the minors from 1950 to 1958 and then was a longtime scout.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 7-time AL All-Star (1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1947 & 1948)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1939)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 2 (1938 & 1939)
  • Won a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1947

[edit] Related Sites

  • [1] Article on New York Yankees' first basemen of the 1940s in The Hardball Times.
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