Happy Birthday Willie McGee!!!
Willie McGee turns 56 years old today.
A true baseball star that consistently excelled for the duration of his career, McGee put on quite a show for 18 major league seasons.
A player with all-around skills, McGee was able to change the games in which he played with his multi-faceted talents. He was a great contact hitter and finished his career with a batting average of .295 alongside 2,254 total hits. He was also a threat on the base paths as he stole 352 bases during his career en route to scoring 1,010 runs.
In his best season of 1985, Willie McGee dominated the National League and won the MVP award. During that season he collected 216 hits and finished the year with a .353 batting average. For the year he hit 18 triples, 26 doubles, stole 56 bases, and scored 114 times. Additional hardware that McGee picked up in ’85 was a batting title, a Gold Glove, an All-Star roster spot, and a Silver Slugger award.
For his birthday, I give Willie McGee my vote. There are a few petitions around on the web trying to get enough votes to retire number 51 in St. Louis as a way to honor McGee. I’m on board!!! And if you are too, please submit your vote here.
Happy Birthday Mr. McGee!!!