Just as a fun little diversion, I made up an All-Star team of players whose last names begin with “Mc”.
Ground rules: I decided to limit the candidates to those players active since 1950. That keeps things reasonably within my realm of knowledge, corresponds more or less to the modern era of baseball cards, and also keeps me from having to consider whether Squinty McNarwhal of the 1895 Cleveland Spiders is worthy of being a McAllStar.
OK, with that out of the way…
Ladies and Gentlemen, give a warm welcome to YOUR McAllStars!!!!!
RHP – Denny McLain
LHP – Dave McNally
Reliever – Tug McGraw
Catcher – Brian McCann
Yes, I screwed up the scan, but I’m not going back and fixing it. You’ve seen this card before.
1st Base – Willie McCovey
2nd Base – Dick McAuliffe
ShortStop – Roy McMillan
Third Base – Joe McEwing
OK, I’ll admit, I couldn’t find many “Mc’s” who played third. I’m sure someone will now tell me of some obvious player I missed.
Left Field – Hal McRae
Center Field – Andrew McCutchen
Right Field – Bake McBride
Designated Hitter – Mark McGwire
Manager – John McNamara
What do you think? Who would you name to the McAllStar Team?