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Dave McKay #39

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Dave McKay
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Coaching career 
Is in his third season as the D-backs' fi rst base coach and 33rd on a Major League coaching staff …also specializes in outfi eld and baserunning instruction. ... In 2015, Arizona fi nished second in the Majors with 132 stolen bases, 2 behind Cincinnati (134), and ranked second in the NL with a 75.0 stolen base percentage (176 attempts). ... Was first base coach on 3 World Series championship clubs: 1989 A's and 2006 and '11 Cardinals. ... Spent 2 seasons as first base coach with the Cubs (2012-13) where he also served as the club's outfi eld coach…credited with Alfonso Soriano's defensive improvement in left fi eld, going from a .961 fi elding percentage (25 E) in 382 games from 2009-11 to .986 (6 E in 241 games) from 2012 until his trade to the Yankees on July 26, 2012. ... Served on Tony La Russa's coaching staff for 27 straight seasons (1984-2011), including 16 straight at fi rst base with the A's (1989-95) and Cardinals (1996-2011). ... Began his coaching career as a player-coach in Oakland's Minor League system in 1983.

Playing career
Hit .229 with 70 doubles, 15 triples, 21 home runs and 170 RBI in 645 Major League games with the Twins (1975-76), Blue Jays (1977-79) and A's (1980-82)... Made his Major League debut on Aug. 22, 1975 vs. Tigers and homered in his frst career at-bat (off Vern Ruhle)…hit safely in 21 of his frst 22 games... Selected by the Blue Jays in the ffth round (49th overall) of the 1976 Expansion Draft…was the frst Canadian-born player to appear with Toronto, going 2-for-4 with a RBI in the club's inaugural game on April 7, 1977 vs. White Sox... Appeared in 6 postseason games with the A's in 1981, going 6-for-22 (.273) with 1 homer and 2 RBI…hit a solo homer in Game 3 of the ALDS vs. Royals (off Larry Gura)... Signed by the Twins as a free agent on June 20, 1971.


David Lawrance McKay. ... Married to Lene…son, Cody, played 10 Minor League seasons and appeared in 37 Major League games with Oakland (2002) and St. Louis (2004). ... Inducted into the Canadian National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001. ... Attended Columbia Basin Junior College in Pasco, Wash., and Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

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