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Encyclopedia > Fred McGriff
Fred McGriff
First base
Born: October 31, 1963 (1963-10-31) (age 44)
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 17, 1986
for the Toronto Blue Jays
Final game
July 15, 2004
for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Career statistics
Batting average     .284
Home runs     493
RBI     1550
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star: 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996 (NL); 2000 (AL)
  • All-Star Game MVP: 1994
  • Only player to hit 30 HR for five different franchises
  • Led AL in OPS (.924) and Home Runs (36) in 1989
  • Led NL in Intentional Walks (26) in 1991
  • Led NL in Home Runs (35) in 1992
  • Led NL in Games (144) in 1995
  • Ranks 75th on MLB Career Slugging Percentage List (.509)
  • Ranks 77th on MLB Career OPS List (.886)
  • Ranks 57th on MLB Career Games List (2,460)
  • Ranks 77th on MLB Career At Bats List (8,757)
  • Ranks 62nd on MLB Career Plate Appearances List (10,174)
  • Ranks 96th on MLB Career Runs List (1,349)
  • Ranks 89th on MLB Career Hits List (2,490)
  • Ranks 41st on MLB Career Total Bases List (4,458)
  • Ranks 93rd on MLB Career Doubles List (441)
  • Ranks 24th on MLB Career Home Runs List (493)
  • Ranks 39th on MLB Career RBI List (1,550)
  • Ranks 36th on MLB Career Walks List (1,305)
  • Ranks 42nd on MLB Career Runs Created List (1,689)
  • Ranks 56th on MLB Career Adjusted Batting Runs List (447)
  • Ranks 56th on MLB Career Batting Wins List (43.4)
  • Ranks 37th on MLB Career Extra-Base Hits List (958)
  • Ranks 48th on MLB Career Times on Base List (3,834)
  • Ranks 22nd on MLB Career Intentional Walks List (171)
  • Ranks 63rd on MLB Career At Bats per Home Run List (17.8)
  • Shares San Diego Padres single season record, with Tony Gwynn, for Intentional Walks (26 in 1991)
  • Tampa Bay Devil Rays Career Leader in On-base percentage (.380), Slugging Percentage (.484), OPS (.864), Walks (305) and At Bats per Home Run (20.9)
  • Holds Devil Rays single season records for On-base percentage (.405 in 1999), OPS (.957 in 1999) and Walks (91 in 2000)

Frederick Stanley "Crime Dog" McGriff (born October 31, 1963 in Tampa, Florida) is a former left-handed Major League Baseball player who starred for several teams from the mid-1980s until the early 2000s. A power-hitting first baseman with a tall, lanky build, the five-time All-Star became, in 1992, the first player since the dead-ball era to lead both leagues in home runs. Although he has never hit more than 37 homers in a single season, he finished his career only seven homers away from joining the exclusive 500 home run club. He won a World Series title with the Atlanta Braves in 1995. He currently works in the Rays' front office as an advisor. He also currently works for Catch 47 as a co-host for "The Baysball Show". 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McGriff's nickname "Crime Dog" was bestowed on him by ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman, noted for his unusual and idiosyncratic player nicknames. The nickname is a play on McGruff, a cartoon dog created for American police to raise children's awareness on crime prevention. In addition, Berman would punctuate McGriff highlights by referring to them as "Crime Time", again, a wordplay referencing Berman's NFL: Primetime newscast. Unlike most of Berman's nicknames, the "Crime Dog" nickname entered into standard usage. McGriff has stated that he actually is fond of the nickname. ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Christopher (Boomer) James Berman (born May 10, 1955, in Greenwich, Connecticut) is a sportscaster, who anchors SportsCenter, Monday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, Baseball Tonight, U.S. Open golf, and other programming on ESPN. He joined ESPN a month after its founding and has been with the network since. ... McGruff the Crime Dog McGruff the Crime Dog is an anthropomorphic cartoon bloodhound created for the National Crime Prevention Council for use by American police in building crime awareness among children. ...

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Early career

McGriff was a prospect in the New York Yankees minor league system in the early 1980s, but in 1982, the Yankees, in one of their famous shortsighted moves of the decade, dealt McGriff to the Toronto Blue Jays. He reached the majors full-time in 1987 and slugged 34 home runs the next year, his first of seven consecutive seasons with over thirty homers. McGriff emerged as the top power hitter in the American League in 1989 as he belted 36 home runs. His power numbers remained steady in 1990 as McGriff batted .300 and established himself as a consistent producer. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The following are the baseball events of the year 1982 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1990 throughout the world. ...


McGriff was the first person to hit a home run at the Skydome, now known as the Rogers Centre. Rogers Centre, formerly known as SkyDome,[2] is a multi-purpose stadium in Toronto, Ontario, situated next to the CN Tower near the shores of Lake Ontario. ...


Move to the National League

On December 5, 1990, McGriff was traded to the San Diego Padres with Tony Fernandez in exchange for Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter - two players who would be integral in Toronto's back-to-back World Series titles in the early 1990s. is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Octavio Antonio Fernández Castro (born June 30, 1962, San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) was a Major League Baseball player most noted for his defensive skills. ... Roberto Alomar Velázquez (born February 5, 1968 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball player (1988-2004), considered by many to be one of the best second basemen in history. ... For others with similar names, see Joseph Carter (disambiguation). ...


He continued to flourish in the National League, hitting .278/.396/.474 for San Diego in 1991. He led the NL in home runs in 1992, three years after he had accomplished the same feat in the AL. On July 18, 1993, the Padres, seeking to unload their high-priced veterans, dealt McGriff to the Atlanta Braves. McGriff hit a pivotal home run in his first game with the Braves and his offensive tear during the second half of the season helped carry the team to a division title, with a record of 51-19 after his arrival. He finished with a career high 37 homers and fourth place in the NL MVP voting. McGriff was batting .318 and already had 34 home runs when the strike ended play in August 1994. It would have been a career-year for McGriff. He did manage to win the All-Star Game MVP Award that year after hitting the game-tying home run for the National League, after the NL trailed 7-5 in the bottom of the ninth inning. For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... The Most Valuable Player Award (commonly known as the MVP award) is an annual award given to one outstanding player in each league of Major League Baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game MVP Award is given to the most outstanding player in each years Major League Baseball All-Star Game. ...


McGriff's production remained steady in 1995 as he continued to be a successful clean-up hitter for the Braves. He hit two home runs in the 1995 World Series as he won his only championship ring. The quiet star hit .295/.365/494 with a career-best 107 RBIs on his way to another World Series appearance in 1996. With only 22 home runs in 1997, McGriff appeared to be in decline. Being controversially called out on strikes by umpire Eric Gregg on an outside pitch by Livan Hernandez during the 1997 NLCS was the last significant event for McGriff as a Brave. The team allowed him to be picked up by the expansion Tampa Bay Devil Rays after the season. The following are the baseball events of the year 1995 throughout the world. ... Dates October 21, 1995–October 28, 1995 MVP Tom Glavine (Atlanta) Television network ABC Games 1, 4, and 5, NBC Games 2, 3, and 6 Announcers ABC: Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, and Tim McCarver NBC: Bob Costas, Joe Morgan, and Bob Uecker Umpires Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Bruce... The 1996 World Series matched the defending champion Atlanta Braves against the New York Yankees, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first championship since 1978, and their 23rd overall. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1996 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Eric Eugene Gregg (May 18, 1951 – June 5, 2006) was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League from 1975 to 1999. ... Eisler Liván Hernández Carrera (born February 20, 1975 in Villa Clara, Cuba), better known as Liván Hernández [lee-VAHN er-NAN-deth], is a right-handed starting pitcher who plays with the Washington Nationals. ... The 1997 National League Championship Series pitted the Florida Marlins against the Atlanta Braves. ... Major league affiliations American League (1998–present) East Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 12, 42 Name Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Rays, The Rays Ballpark Tropicana Field (1998–present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) none Division titles...


Late career

It looked like McGriff would be allowed to finish out his career in his hometown of Tampa. He batted .278, but with only 19 home runs. However, McGriff's career experienced a minor renaissance in 1999 when he hit a career-high .310 with 32 home runs. The season rejuvenated McGriff's career and gave hope of him reaching the coveted 500 home run mark. After another solid season in 2000, McGriff got off to a good start in 2001. He was heavily pursued by the contending Chicago Cubs around the trade deadline, and the soft-spoken McGriff waived his no-trade clause to allow himself to be dealt to Chicago on July 27, 2001. He hit a respectable .282 with 12 homers in 49 games with the Cubs, but the team did not reach the postseason. Tampas skyline For alternate meanings, see Tampa (disambiguation) Tampa is a city located in Hillsborough County on the west coast of Florida. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2000 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


McGriff had 30 home runs during a strong 2002 campaign, which earned him a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 2003 season. He was 22 homers shy of 500 for his career, but the forty-year-old McGriff could only muster 13 with a .249 batting average. This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...


During spring training in 2004, the Devil Rays re-signed McGriff in hopes of letting the veteran ballplayer hit 500 home runs. Unfortunately, he ended up with a .181 average and had hit just two home runs in his sporadic play from the end of May until mid-July. The Devil Rays released McGriff on July 28, 2004, seven home runs shy of 500. Despite the fact that McGriff only played in Tampa Bay late in his career, he collected 66 win shares as a Devil Ray, the team's all-time record. The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Landsat image of Tampa Bay Tampa Bay is a large natural harbor and estuary along the Gulf of Mexico on the western coast of Florida, made up of Old Tampa Bay, Hillsborough Bay, McKay Bay, and the New Tampa Bay. ... Win Shares is a book (ISBN 1931584036) about baseball written by Bill James, published by STATS, Inc. ...


While McGriff hoped to catch on with another team after being released by the Devil Rays, McGriff officially declared his retirement during spring training of 2005 when he received no calls from any teams requesting his services. He retired with 493 home runs, tied with baseball legend Lou Gehrig, and becomes Hall of Fame eligible in 2009. The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... Lou Gehrigs number 4 was retired by the New York Yankees in 1939 Henry Louis (Lou) Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941), born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig, was an American baseball player in the first half of the twentieth century. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display...


Life outside sports

In 2000, the production company Rocco's Jobbers produced a pilot for a television series based loosely on McGriff and the "Crime Dog" nickname. The concept of the series revolved around a professional baseball player who moonlighted as a crime-fighting vigilante named "The Crime Dog". The project was a major creative and financial disaster, failing to get picked up by any networks. It is believed that McGriff himself has the only surviving copy of the pilot episode, which was given to him by his friend and former team mate, David Wells, who has an ownership interest in Rocco's Jobbers. On casting sheets used to promote the project, the comedy-action series was described as "Major League meets Blade", referencing two successful movie franchises. Interestingly, Kirk Jones was cast as The Crime Dog in the pilot, and was cast as the titular character in the Blade: The Series in 2005. This article is about David Wells, American baseball player. ... Kirk Jones (born November 3, 1973 in Mississauga, Toronto, Canada), alias Sticky Fingaz or Sticky, is an American rapper and actor, a member of hardcore Rap group Onyx. ...


He has appeared in commercials for Tom Emanski Baseball Training videos on ESPN since 1991, which are still aired to this day on the network (one of television's longest running commercials ever). Because of the frequency and longevity of the Emanski commercials, ESPN analyst Kenny Mayne coined a second, less used nickname for McGriff, "Baseball Superstar", as he was referenced in the commercials as "Baseball Superstar Fred McGriff." Currently, McGriff hosts a radio show in Tampa and is an assistant baseball coach at Jesuit High School of Tampa. Tom Emanski (born July 11, 1949) is the guru behind Tom Emanski Instructional Videos, a set of nine video tapes which lay out the fundamental tenets of baseball. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Kenny Mayne (born September 1, 1959) is a sports journalist for ESPN. A native of Kent, Washington, Mayne was an honorable mention junior college All-American quarterback in 1978 at Wenatchee Valley Community College in Wenatchee, WA. Kenny graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1982, with a degree... Jesuit High School of Tampa is a private, Catholic, all-male high school located in Tampa, Florida established in 1899. ...


See also

Players denoted in boldface are are still actively contributing to the record noted. ... In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score in one play. ... Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 2,000 hit milestone. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List of Major League Baseball all-time leaders in doubles. ... Below is the list of 295 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 Runs milestone. ... Below is the list of 252 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 RBI milestone. ... Major League Baseball recognizes home run champions in the American League and National League each season. ... Major League Baseball recognizes home run champions in the American League and National League each season. ...   The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Los Angeles Dodgers National League franchise (1958-present), and for the Brooklyn-based teams known as the Atlantics (1884), Grays (1885-1887), Bridegrooms (1888-1890, 1896-1898), Grooms (1891-1895... The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays franchise. ...

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Tony Gwynn
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Fred McGriff | BaseballLibrary.com (2831 words)
McGriff was an inspiring clubhouse presence throughout his career, happy and affable with the media as well as teammates, but was still an intense student of the game.
But in July 1993, McGriff was involved in another lopsided trade that left Padre outfielder Tony Gwynn remarking "I can't understand why we're doing what we're doing." Ostensibly to trim payroll, San Diego traded the smokin' Crime Dog to the Atlanta Braves for three minor leaguers, none of whom would pan out in the majors.
A deal was struck to send McGriff to the pennant-seeking Chicago Cubs in mid-July, but the first baseman initially declined the move, stating that he wanted to stay near his family in their hometown of Tampa Bay.
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Following the 1990 season in which he hit.300 with 35 dingers, McGriff was dealt with SS Tony Fernandez to San Diego for OF Joe Carter and 2B Roberto Alomar.
McGriff adjusted well to San Diego, as he clouted 31 home runs in 1991 and led the NL with 35 long balls in 1992.
When McGriff's production dipped after the Braves move to Turner Field in 1997, management decided the veteran slugger wasn't in the their plans and dealt him to the expansion Devil Rays for cash on November 18.
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