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George McQuinn
Born: May 29, 1910(1910-05-29)
Arlington, Virginia
Died: December 24, 1978 (aged 68)
Alexandria, Virginia
Batted: Left Threw: Left 
MLB debut
April 14, 1936 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1948 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Batting average     .276
Home runs     135
Runs batted in     794
Career highlights and awards
  • 7x All-Star selection (1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1948)
  • World Series champion (1947)
  • Had a 34-game hitting streak in 1938

George Hartley McQuinn (May 29, 1910 – December 24, 1978) was a Major League Baseball first baseman. He batted and threw left-handed.

A native of Arlington, Virginia, McQuinn was a solid hitter and an excellent fielder as well. In 12-year career he played for the Cincinnati Reds (1936), St. Louis Browns (1938-45), Philadelphia Athletics (1946) and New York Yankees (1947-48), being selected an All-Star in seven seasons.

McQuinn enjoyed his first good season in 1938, collecting a .324 career-high batting average with 12 home runs, 42 doubles, 100 runs and 82 RBI. In 1939, he hit .316 with 101 runs and 94 RBI, adding double figures in doubles (37), triples (13) and homers (20); a feat that he repeated a year later (39, 10, 16).

In 1947, at age of 36, McQuinn hit .304 with 13 home runs and 80 RBI, and was nominated for the MVP Award. In the next season, he retired in good form with a seven All-Star berth.

McQuinn was a career .276 hitter with 135 home runs and 794 RBI in 1550 games. After retiring, he managed in the farm system of the Boston/Milwaukee Braves, and scouted for the Washington Senators and Montreal Expos.

George McQuinn, a graduate of Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia, was inducted into the Arlington Sports Hall of Fame in 1958 and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1978. He died in Alexandria, Virginia at age 68.


  • On October 4, 1944, his opening-game home run gave the Browns their first-ever victory and their only homer in a World Series.

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