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Kevin McReynolds
Born: October 16, 1959 (1959-10-16) (age 50)
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
June 2, 1983 for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
August 11, 1994 for the New York Mets
Career statistics
AVG     .265
HR     211
RBI     807
Career highlights and awards
  • Finished 17th in voting for 1984 NL MVP
  • Finished 3rd in voting for 1988 NL MVP

Walter Kevin McReynolds (born October 16, 1959 Little Rock, Arkansas) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder with a 12-year career from 1983 to 1994. A two-time All-American from the University of Arkansas, he played professionally for the San Diego Padres and New York Mets of the National League and the Kansas City Royals of the American League.

Perhaps his best season was 1988 with the Mets. McReynolds tied his career high in batting average (.288) and set career highs in RBIs (99) and stolen bases (21). He also had 27 home runs. McReynolds finished third in National League MVP voting behind winner Kirk Gibson and Met teammate Darryl Strawberry. He holds the major league record for most stolen bases in a season (21 in 1988) without being caught.

A 1978 Sylvan Hills High School graduate, the former Bear developed the Kevin McReynolds Sports Complex near his former high school.


  • Inductee, Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame (1996)
  • National League Player of the Month (September 1988)
  • Major League Baseball record for most steals in a season (21) without being caught (1988)
  • Bill Dickey Award (1980)
  • National Baseball Congress World Series MVP Fairbanks (AK) Goldpanners (1980)
  • NCAA College World Series All-Tournament Team (1979)

See also


Preceded by
Eric Davis
National League Player of the Month
September, 1988
Succeeded by
Von Hayes


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