Donald Eric McNair


Born: April 12, 1909

Died: March 11, 1949

Hometown: Meridian, MS

Year of Induction: 1963

 

Pro Baseball Career

Memphis Chicks, Knoxville Smokies (1928-1929)
Philadelphia Athletics (1929-1935)

• 2 World Series (’30, ‘31)

• Led American League with 47 doubles (’32)

Boston Red Sox (1936-1938)
Chicago Cubs (1939-1940)
Detroit Tigers (1941-1942)

 

Did You Know?

When Eric McNair played a 1932 All-Star exhibition game in Japan, two of his teammates were Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth. A career .274 hitter, he hit .324 for the White Sox in 1939.