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Encyclopedia > Dave McNally

David Arthur McNally (October 31, 1942December 1, 2002) was a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher from 1962 until 1975. He was signed by the Baltimore Orioles and played with them every year but his last one with the Montreal Expos. October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... The following are the events of the year 1962 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-June January 23 - Ralph Kiner is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4,5,8,20,22,33,42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... The Montreal Expos (French: Les Expos de Montréal) were a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1969 to 2004. ...


McNally is most famous as the only pitcher to have hit a grand slam home run and thereby win his own game in a world series (1970). His bat is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in Cooperstown, NY.


He was the only pitcher other than Roger Clemens to win 12 decisions in a row 3 times, including 17 consecutive at one time. After winning the last 2 decisions of the 1968 season, he opened the 1969 season with a 15-0 record. William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962 in Dayton, Ohio), nicknamed The Rocket, is one of the preeminent Major League baseball pitchers of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, and is widely considered to be one of the best pitchers of all time[1]. He has won seven Cy Young Awards... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ...


He is also known for his role in the historic 1975 Seitz decision which led to the downfall of major league baseball's reserve clause and ushered in the current era of free agency. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-June January 23 - Ralph Kiner is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... The Seitz decision was a ruling by arbitrator Peter Seitz on December 23, 1975 which declared that Major League Baseball players became free agents upon playing one year for their team without a contract, effectively nullifying baseballs reserve clause. ... The reserve clause is a term formerly employed in North American professional sports contracts. ... Free agency can be: In Latter-day Saint theology, free agency is the name of the human capacity to make choices for themselves and to choose between right and wrong. ...


McNally and Andy Messersmith were the only two players in 1975 playing on the one year reserve clause in effect at the time. Neither had signed a contract at the time but both were held with their team under the rule. The two challenged the rule and won their free agency. John Alexander (Andy) Messersmith (born August 6, 1945 in Toms River, New Jersey) was a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher from 1968 until 1979. ...


McNally retired after the 1975 season and had no intention of claiming his free agency. Players' union executives asked him to add his name to the grievance it had filed in opposition to the reserve clause and he agreed. Baseball owners wanted his name off the grievance so the Expos offered McNally a $25,000 signing bonus and a $125,000 contract if he made the team but he declined. (The hope was to sign Messersmith at the same time thus eliminating the challenge) A grievance is a formal statement of complaint, generally against an authority figure. ... The reserve clause is a term formerly employed in North American professional sports contracts. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory[1], the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


McNally never saw the benefit of his new found freedom.


He lived the rest of his life in his hometown of Billings, Montana, USA until his death from lung cancer in 2002. Nickname: The Magic City, Star of the Big Sky Country, City Beneath the Rims, The Paradigm City The Yellowstone City Motto: Billings Pride: City~Wide Location in Montana Coordinates: County Yellowstone County Founded 1877 Incorporated 1882 Government  - Mayor Ronald Tussing Area  - City 106 km²  (41 sq mi)  - Water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked... Lung cancer is the malignant transformation and expansion of lung tissue, and is the most lethal of all cancers worldwide, responsible for up to 3 million deaths annually. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


External links

  • Baseball-Reference.com - career statistics and analysis
  • ESPN Messersmith-McNally retrospetive
  • McNally retrospective

 
 

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