April 26, 1977 |
|September 4, 2001, for the Texas Rangers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 24, 2005, for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Runs batted in||56|
Magruder was drafted out of the University of Washington, where he played college baseball for the Huskies from 1996–1998, by the San Francisco Giants. He made his Major League debut in 2001 as a member of the Texas Rangers. Magruder elected free agency following the 2005 season, in lieu of an outright assignment to the Brewer's top minor league baseball affiliate, the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. He had served in a backup role as a reserve for the starting outfielders Carlos Lee, Geoff Jenkins, and Brady Clark.
Perhaps the single most significant moment of his career was his debut with the Indians. His first at bat as a member of the Tribe was a double off the wall in the 8th inning to break up a no-hit bid.
- "University of Washington Baseball Players Who Made It to a Major League Baseball Team". Baseball-Almanac.com. Archived from the original on 2005-12-02. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
- "Baseball". Articles.BaltimoreSun.com. The Baltimore Sun. 11 September 2004. Archived from the original on 2012-08-21. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
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