Jeff McKnight

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Jeff McKnight
Utility player
Born: (1963-02-18)February 18, 1963
Conway, Arkansas
Died: March 1, 2015(2015-03-01) (aged 52)
Bee Branch, Arkansas
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 6, 1989, for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
August 11, 1994, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
Batting average .254
Home runs 12
Runs batted in 68

Jefferson Alan McKnight (February 18, 1963 – March 1, 2015) was an American utility man in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles in part of six seasons spanning 1989–1994. McKnight was able to play all positions except center field and pitcher, making the largest number of appearances as a first baseman with 39. He was the son of former major league player Jim McKnight.

McKnight's professional career overall spanned sixteen years. Originally drafted by the Mets in 1983, he finished his career in 1998 with the independent Newark Bears.

He died in 2015 at the age of 52 due to leukemia, a disease he was battling for 10 years.[1]

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