William Mac McGhee
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 10½", Weight 185 lb.
- Debut July 5, 1944
- Final Game September 16, 1945
- Born September 5, 1908 in Shawmut, AL USA
- Died March 10, 1984 in Decatur, GA USA
Bill McGhee broke into the majors at age 35, but he was a long-time minor league player. He appeared in 2,292 minor league games, almost all in the South. He hit .321 with nearly 2800 hits in the minors. In 1946 as a player-manager, he hit .349 in the Southeastern League to lead the league - at age 38. Two years later, at age 40, he played on the 1949 Pensacola Fliers who won 98 games. Source: 1949 Pensacola Fliers. He was originally listed as having been born in 1905, which was made him three years older than he truly was.
In the majors, he was a first baseman the first year and mostly an outfielder (primarily left field) the second year. In 1944, his .289 average was higher than most of the regulars (the team as a whole hit .257). The following year, when his average slipped to .252, the team average went down to .245.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1946||Pensacola Fliers||Southeastern League||85-48||1st||Washington Senators||Lost in 1st round|
|1947||Gadsden Pilots||Southeastern League||75-65||2nd||none||Lost League Finals|
|1948||Gadsden Pilots||Southeastern League||6-12||--||Washington Senators||--||replaced by Jimmy Zinn on May 2|
|Brewton Millers||Alabama State League||5th||none||replaced Joseph Beaugez May 12|
|1950||Gadsden Pilots||Southeastern League||50-51||--||none||Team disbanded on August 1|
|1951||Fitzgerald Pioneers||Georgia State League||--||none||--|| replaced John Duncan May 8|
replaced by J.B. Ruark May 16
|El Dorado Oilers||Cotton States League||77-62||5th||none|
|1954||Hazlehurst-Baxley Cardinals||Georgia State League||5th||St. Louis Cardinals||replaced Arnold Riesgo on July 18|