George McQuinn

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George McQuinn
George McQuinn Browns.jpg
First baseman
Born: (1910-05-29)May 29, 1910
Arlington, Virginia
Died: December 24, 1978(1978-12-24) (aged 68)
Alexandria, Virginia
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 14, 1936 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1948 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Batting average .276
Home runs 135
Runs batted in 794
Career highlights and awards

George Hartley McQuinn (May 29, 1910 – December 24, 1978) was a left-handed Major League Baseball first baseman.

Early life[edit]

A native of Arlington, Virginia, and a graduate of Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia,

Baseball career[edit]

McQuinn in 1940

During his 12-year career, McQuinn played for the Cincinnati Reds (1936), St. Louis Browns (1938–45), Philadelphia Athletics (1946) and New York Yankees (1947–48), and was selected for the All-Star seven times.

In 1938 he had a .324 career-high batting average with 12 home runs, 42 doubles, 100 runs and 82 runs batted in (RBIs). In 1939, his batting average was .316 with 101 runs scored, 94 RBIs, 37 doubles, 13 triples and 20 home runs. The following year he had 39 doubles, 10 triples and 16 home runs. In 1944, his opening-game home run gave the Browns their first victory and was their only home run in a World Series game.

In 1947, at the age of 36, McQuinn hit .304 with 13 home runs and 80 RBIs, and was nominated for the MVP Award. He retired at the end of the 1948 season.

McQuinn had a career batting average of .276, and a total of 135 home runs and 794 RBIs in 1550 games. After retiring, he was a manager in the farm system of the Boston/Milwaukee Braves, and scouted for the Washington Senators and Montreal Expos.

He was inducted into the Arlington Sports Hall of Fame in 1958 and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1978. He died in Alexandria, Virginia at the age 68.

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