Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Quinton "Phil" McCracken

Remember when you were a kid (or a 30-something immature man-child like myself), and you thought names like Mike Hunt, Seymour Butts, and Phil McCracken were funny. Well, today I'm choosing to showcase a retired player by the name of Quinton McCracken, because that's just an all-time great name that ranks up there with Rusty Kuntz, Dick Pole, and Candy Cummings. Quinton "Phil" McCracken played in the majors for 12 season (1995-2006) for the Colorado Rockies, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Minnesota Twins, Arizona Diamondbacks, Seattle Mariners, and Cincinnati Reds. He was never really a star player or even an everyday starter, more of a 4th outfielder type. His career year came in 1998 with Tampa in their inaugural season, as he posted a .292 batting average, with 179 hits, 77 runs scored, and 19 stolen bases. Career #'s: .274/.336/.374, 359 r, 675 h, 118 dbl, 33 trpl, 21 hr, 244 rbi, and 89 sb in 998 games.

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