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April 12, 1964 |
|July 23, 1987, for the Kansas City Royals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 3, 1999, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Runs batted in||514|
Michael Andrew "Mike" Macfarlane (born April 12, 1964) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City Royals (1987–1994, 1996–1998), Boston Red Sox (1995) and Oakland Athletics (1998–1999). He batted and threw right-handed and played collegiate baseball for Santa Clara University before his selection in the fourth round (97th overall) of the 1985 draft.
- 1988, became the first Royals rookie catcher to start on Opening Day since Ellie Rodríguez in 1969
- 1992, led Kansas City with 17 home runs and a .445 slugging percentage
- 1994, became the Royals leader in all-time games caught, surpassing a club record set by John Wathan
- Ranked sixth among American League catchers with a .993 fielding percentage while throwing out 35% of potential basestealers.
- His 97 hit by pitches ranks him 65th in MLB all-time list
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
- Baseball Library
- Encyclopedia of Baseball Catchers
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