Earl McNeely

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Earl McNeely
Earl McNeely 1924.jpg
McNeely in 1924
Outfielder / Coach
Born: (1898-05-12)May 12, 1898
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Died: July 16, 1971(1971-07-16) (aged 73)
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 9, 1924, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1931, for the St. Louis Browns
MLB statistics
Batting average.272
Home runs4
Runs batted in213
As player

As coach

Career highlights and awards

George Earl McNeely (May 12, 1898 – July 16, 1971) was an American professional baseball outfielder and coach. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Washington Senators and St. Louis Browns. McNelly threw and batted right-handed, and was listed as 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall and 155 pounds (70 kg). He was a lifelong resident of Sacramento, California.

In an eight-year major-league career, he compiled a .272 batting average (614-2254) with 369 runs, 4 home runs and 213 RBI in 683 games played. His on-base percentage was .335 and slugging percentage was .354. He was a member of the 1924 Washington Senators, he played in that year's World Series and hit .222 (6-27) with four runs scored and one RBI as the Senators defeated the New York Giants in seven games. McNeely's 12th-inning single in Game 7 delivered the winning blow as Washington's American League franchise won its only World Series.

The next season he played in the 1925 World Series and appeared in four games as a pinch-runner, scoring two runs, the Senators losing in seven games to the Pirates.

At the end of his career, he was a player-manager for the Sacramento Senators of the Pacific Coast League from 1932–1935, also assuming ownership of the team during his final two seasons. He also was a coach for the 1931 Browns and the 1936–1937 Senators.


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