Hal McRae was one of baseball's top hitters during the 1970's-1980's. He played in eight League Championship Series, four World Series and three All-Star games. McRae was a 3-sport star high school athlete in Sebring, Florida and was a standout baseball player at Florida A&M. Hal was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds and played a key part in the 1970 World Series, batting .455 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI's.
Hal McRae was traded to the Kansas City Royals in 1973 and became one of the AL's premier designated-hitters. A career .290 hitter, in 1976, he hit .332, 2nd in the league. In 1977, McRae blasted 54 doubles, 21 HR's and scored 104 runs, which helped the Royals win the AL West. Against the Yankees in the Championship Series, McRae batted .444 in five games and set an ALCS record with 6 runs in a five game series. In 1982, Hal McRae batted .308, hit 46 doubles, 8 triples and hit a career high in homers with 27 and in RBI's with 133. After retiring from active play, Hal managed the Royals and was one of only three managers to have a son, Brian, playing for the same team. Hal McRae's career numbers: .290 BA, 484 D's, 66 T's, 191 HR's, 940 Runs, 1097 RBI's and struckout only 779 times in 7218 at bats. Baseballhistorian.com