Harold Abraham McRae was born on July 10, 1945 in Avon Park, FL. Primarily a designated hitter and outfielder for much of his career, McRae was a former Major League Baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds and Kansas City Royals. Making his debut with the Reds on July 11, 1968, he played professionally for 23 years before making his last MLB appearance on July 17, 1987. After being traded to Kansas City in 1972, McRae was selected three times as an All Star, hitting over .300 six times for the Royal and being named Designated Hitter of the Year three times by both The Sporting News and Associated Press. Over the course of his career 2,084 games played, McRae’s stats were: .290 batting average, 191 home runs, 1097 RBI, 484 doubles, 65 triples, and 109 stolen bases. After his retirement, he became the manger for the Kansas City Royals, and later, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He also served as a hitting coach for the Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, and St. Louis Cardinals. His honors include winning the Silver Slugger Award in 1982 and two World Series rings from 1985 and 2006.