Harold Abraham McRae
Positions: Designated Hitter and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 180 lb.
Born: July 10, 1945 in Avon Park, FL
High School: Douglas HS (Sebring, FL) School: Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Tallahassee, FL) by the Drafted Cincinnati Reds in the 6th round of the 1965 amateur draft.
( All Transactions) Debut: July 11, 1968 (Age 23)
vs. SFG 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): Royals/Reds 1968-1987 Final Game: July 17, 1987 (Age 42)
vs. BAL 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Relatives: Father of Brian McRae
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News -- March 2014
3/16 Radical Baseball: Catchers, stand up for yourselves.:
Thirteen Hall of Famers since 1903 played at least half their games at catcher:
... News -- February 2014
2/25 KC Kingdom: Confident Kansas City Royals Need An Uneventful Spring If all goes well this spring training for the Kansas City Royals, this sho... ... News -- January 2014
1/11 Twinstrivia.com: The day the DH was born – January 11, 1973: After a seven-hour meeting in the Lancaster Room of the Sheraton-O’Hare Motor Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, American League ... News -- October 2013
10/28 Rays Colored Glasses: Line Drives: Hak-Ju Lee: Davey Martinez, Bud Selig: The World Series has everyone talking baseball in October. Her are some brief thoughts (line drives, if you will) on the chatter ...
10/1 James Smyth Broadcast: Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh in the Postseason: The Pirates will host the Reds tonight in Pittsburgh's first MLB playoff game in 21 years. This is the seventh Steel City-Queen ... News -- September 2013
9/10 Baseball Musings: Ranying on Yost Parade: Rany on the Royals points out all the problems with Ned Yost‘s managing in the ninth on Monday night. If this is Yost’s ... News -- August 2013
8/13 KC Kingdom: Opinion: Baseball is Fun Again In Kansas City: I remember my first Kansas City Royals game. I was 11 years old old and the hated Yankees were in town. The pitching match up ...
8/2 Mets Merized: When The Royals Ruled The AL West: As the Kansas Royals get ready to visit Citi Field for a weekend set with the Mets, it occurred to me that there is a whole generation ... News -- July 2013
7/25 Kings of Kauffman: Royals 20 HR Seasons Historically: In 1970 the Royals, in their second year as a franchise, had their first 20 HR season. Bob Oliver put up 27 that year, and since ...
7/24 The Cardboard Examiner: REMEMBERING THE PINE-TAR GAME: Thirty years ago, one of the wackiest games started but wasn't officially completed. It spawned more morsels of trivia than the ...
7/1 James Smyth Broadcast: Teammates that Led the League in Doubles and Home Runs: As the Orioles were finishing up their three-game sweep of the Yankees, I heard someone say that Manny Machado (38 2B) and Chris ...
7/1 KC Kingdom: Royals Recap: David Lough Goes 4-4 With 10 Total Bases: Defense and the bullpen tried to blow this one for the Kansas City Royals (38-41) on Sunday against the Minnesota Twins (36-42), ... News -- June 2013
6/30 Kings of Kauffman: David Lough’s Fantastic Day Leads Royals to Win in Minnesota: Maybe David Lough felt a little less pressure going into Sunday’s game. A day after Jeff Francoeur was designated for assignment, ... News -- May 2013
5/2 i70baseball.com: Are Butler and Gordon Nearing Royalty?We might be watching a #Royals team consisting of 2 of the best 5 players to ever don the blue and white for KC ... News -- April 2013
4/29 WasWatching: Most Seasons Wearing A Number: Here we go, the guys who hold the record for the most seasons wearing a particular number on their uniform in the major leagues: ...
4/26 Beyond the Scorecard: Early Season Anomalies: Since most teams have played around 20 games, it's time to take an initial peak at some of the people at the top of the leader ...
4/25 The Writer's Journey: Fun Cards Submission: 1972 & 1973 Topps Richie Scheinblum: Journeyman Richie Scheinblum played for six different teams in his 8-year career, including a brief stint in 1973 with the Cincinnati ...
4/1 Kings of Kauffman: Opening Day By The Numbers: The wait is almost over. Opening Day is one of the most anti**** days of the year and you can count me among the many that believe ... News -- February 2013
2/20 Kings of Kauffman: How Royals Hall Of Famers Fared In Cooperstown Balloting: I originally intended to post this article the day before the BBWAA unleashed their righteous fury on steroid users and everyone ...
2/15 Kings of Kauffman: A Memory Of Van Snider: Back in the mid-1980′s I saw a short clip about an outfielder in the Royals system who scouts were getting excited about. ...
2/14 The Cardboard Examiner: FACE TIME: 1976 TOPPS HAL McRAE: Can't help but think of The Terminator when I see this card, both in the facial similarities and demeanor. Hal McRae baring ...
2/5 Kings of Kauffman: Remember When the Royals Traded Away Cecil Fielder?: Player evaluation is never an exact science. Often, a team makes a trade that looks completely inconsequential at the time and, ...
2/1 Rays Colored Glasses: Rays Notes: Travis Hafner Chooses Yankees Over Rays, Rodney Situation Cleared Up, Lou Pinella: This offseason, the Rays would up re-signing Luke Scott to fill their designated hitter vacancy. But don’t think that he ... News -- January 2013
1/31 Kings of Kauffman: Proposed Royals Bobblehead Series: A few weeks ago I ranked the Royals 2013 promotions and one of the more unusual promotions was a collection of Hot Dog Derby ...
1/28 KC Kingdom: Kansas City Royals’ Billy Butler – DH: There seems to be a stigma in baseball attached to the position of designated hitter. The DH, which celebrated its 40thyear ...
1/24 Redlegs Review: Are the Reds in a parallel universe?:
by: Dan Howard
A few notes from my geeky alter ego. Dictionary.com defines a parallel universe as; ...
1/21 Kings of Kauffman: Royals Trades: Context and Impact: It may have been a week ago when I saw Bob Dutton from the Kansas City Star answering reader questions on Twitter when someone ...
1/9 MLB Dirt: Willie Mays Aikens: Hard Living, Hard Times and Hard-Cover Books: Willie Mays Aikens once had a promising major league baseball career that came to a premature end in 1985 because of his personal ... News -- December 2012
12/22 Rays Colored Glasses: Land of Missed Opportunities: How the Rays Fit in Tampa Bay Sports History: Recently, I came to the realization that my colleagues here at Rays Colored Glasses are not subject to the same Tampa Bay sports ...
12/15 The Cardinal Nation Blog: TCN Blog 2012 top story #18: McGwire leaves St. Louis for LAThe St. Louis Cardinals’ hitting coach and former star left one home for another with the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...
12/4 i70baseball.com: Billy Butler Outstanding DH 2012: Major League Baseball announced today that Billy Butler of the Kansas City Royals has been voted the winner of the 2012 Edgar ... News -- October 2012
10/16 PaulLebowitz.com: New Age Collisions and Matt Holliday: The photo you see above is Graig Nettles kicking George Brett in game 5 of the 1977 ALCS. The Yankees eventually won the game ...
10/4 High Heat Stats: Omar Vizquel and the experience factor: The 2011 card image on the left identifies Omar Vizquel as a third baseman. Vizquel, though, wrapped up his 24-year career this ... News -- September 2012
9/11 Royally Speaking: Bringing Back Hochevar:
The first two paragraphs of Bob Dutton's latest column will not be a pretty sight to those of you hoping to see Luke Hochevar ... News -- June 2012
6/29 Royally Speaking: Stop It:
One year ago today Billy Butler was in the midst of a down year according to some fans and they demanded that he be traded. ... News -- May 2012
5/23 High Heat Stats: The Mount Rushmore of the Kansas City Royals: We finish the 1969 round of expansion with the Kansas City Royals. Just as a reminder, we’re trying to figure out which ... News -- April 2012
4/12 Bus League Baseball: The Bizarro Hall of Fame: The Class of 1993: The Bizarro Hall of Fame was a series I ran on my old blog, One More Dying Quail, in 2007. It consists of players who appeared ...
4/6 Bus League Baseball: The Bizarro Hall of Fame: The Class of 1991: The Bizarro Hall of Fame was a series I ran on my old blog, One More Dying Quail, in 2007. It consists of players who appeared ... News -- March 2012
3/30 Bus League Baseball: The Bizarro Hall of Fame: The Class of 1988: The Bizarro Hall of Fame was a series I ran on my old blog, One More Dying Quail, in 2007. It consists of players who appeared ...
3/21 FanSided: Is Alex Gordon the Royals Best Option to Leadoff?: [caption id="attachment_12513" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The Royals will likely ask Gordon to leadoff and aggressively ... News -- January 2012
1/8 Royally Speaking: The Consistently Good Billy Butler: Nothing gets the Royals section of twitter raging like a good old fashion Billy Butler debate. Due to his great second half the ... News -- November 2011
11/29 WasWatching: Best Seasons By An Old Full-Time D.H.: Here’s one list on that - Rk Player WAR/pos Year Age Tm G PA R HR RBI BB SO SB BA OBP SLG 1 Dave Winfield 3.7 1992 40 TOR ...
11/15 C70 At The Bat: "A Small Bit of Churn":
Mike Matheny was introduced as the new Cardinals manager yesterday to rave reviews. We've talked a good bit about Matheny ...
11/2 PaulLebowitz.com: Wayside Mandate: What happened to the rule in baseball that minority candidates had to receive interviews for high profile jobs as managers and ... News -- September 2011
9/19 The Greatest 21 Days: Cards from the Mall: Deron Johnson and CMC Connections: Salt Lake City manager Deron Johnson posed the question to his young hitter that year in 1978.The question was, how many at bats ...
9/12 B-R Blog: Recap for Sunday 9/11/11: Seventeen days and three races left!: -- Rays 9, Red Sox 1 (wild-card gap down to 3 in the loss column): With Jon Lester on the hill, Boston was banking on the adage ...
9/6 B-R Blog: David Ortiz is having the best season in history by a 35+ year old DH: David Ortiz has been one of my favorite targets in the past, so it's only fair to say it now: he's having the best season ever ... News -- August 2011
8/5 i70baseball.com: Royals Five Year Bests: Position PlayersLooking at the top Royals position players by WAR by five year periods . ...
8/1 Royally Speaking: Billy being Billy: The fans that have been unimpressed with Billy Butler's lofty on-base percentage all year were finally silent last week when Billy ... News -- June 2011
6/2 Royally Speaking: A Butler comp from the glory years: If there's a 30+ home run monster lurking inside Billy Butler's body it has yet to manifest itself. I'm not going to try and convince ... News -- April 2011
4/12 Royally Speaking: Opening day - Hall of Fame edition: We've covered individual hitting and pitching performances this week so for today I thought I'd check to see the career ...
4/12 Royally Speaking: Opening day's greatest hits: Continuing with the opening day theme I've got going this week I looked up some of the best offensive opening day performances ... News -- February 2011
2/14 The Writer's Journey: Trade with the Cardboard Junkie: I received two packages from other bloggers in the mail today, but I need to deal with the stuffed envelope that came from Cardboard ...
2/2 Royally Speaking: The 1978 Royals: Michael Engel has a post up at Kings of Kauffman about one thing the 2011 Royals have going for them, team speed. He references ... News -- January 2011
1/25 B-R Blog: 3+ Games With 2B/3B/HR Since 1920: Conventional wisdom suggests that the single is the easiest part of hitting for the cycle. So, what about the "hard" part? Since ...
1/10 B-R Blog: 39+ Games As DH With WPA >= .15: So, who are the leaders in terms of most games as a Designated Hitter where their WPA in that contest was .15 or better? Here's ... News -- November 2010
11/4 B-R Blog: Should the Red Sox pick up their option on David Ortiz?: The Red Sox have until midnight tonight to decide whether to pick up their 1-year, $12 million 2011 option on DH David Ortiz. ... News -- September 2010
9/26 PaulLebowitz.com: Sunday Lightning 9.26.2010: Chase Utley's slide: Much has been made of Phillies second baseman Chase Utley's hard slide into Mets second baseman Ruben ... News -- June 2010
6/10 B-R Blog: They Did What?: Via B-R.com's PI - Players since 1952 with 6+ games where they batted clean-up and had a SAC bunt in the contest:
Ron ... News -- April 2010
4/22 B-R Blog: Great Pinch Hitters Since 1961: Got this list fooling around with B-R.com PI late last night...great pinch hitters in baseball since 1961...
4/22 B-R Blog: It’s A Bush Move: A fun list via Baseball-Reference.com's Play Index Game Finder...
American League Players with the most appearances in a game, ...
4/21 B-R Blog: Missing the cycle by a single: Earlier this season, the Rockies' Ian Stewart had his second career game where he missed the cycle by a single. This is the rarest ...