Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsHal Mcrae
IN THE NEWS

Hal Mcrae

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
September 16, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Hal McRae, one of five black managers in the major leagues, was fired by the Kansas City Royals on Thursday. McRae, 49, was one of the most popular players in team history but did not achieve the same success as a manager. "I think Hal has done everything possible with the club he had," said Royal General Manager Herk Robinson. "He's done a good job. But as we move forward we feel we can find a manager who can better lead us into the next several years with the younger players."
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
October 25, 2006 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
By Tuesday, Kenny Rogers, St. Louis Manager Tony La Russa and the umpires had all offered their explanations as to how the yellowy-brown substance had stuck to the Detroit left-hander's thumb and how it was removed. The World Series was prepared to move on, at least until Rogers' next start, which is scheduled for Game 6, until Cardinals hitting coach Hal McRae jumped in with further indictment of the Tigers left-hander.
Advertisement
SPORTS
March 2, 1986
Brian McRae, 19-year-old son of Hal McRae, reported to the camp of his dad's club, the Kansas City Royals, Saturday at Fort Myers, Fla. Brian, the Royals' No. 1 pick out of high school in 1985, batted .269 last summer as an infielder with Sarasota of the Florida Instructional League. Asked if he had received any advice from his 39-year-old father, Brian said he had. And what were the first words of advice? "Stay out of the hotel bar."
SPORTS
November 4, 1999 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Angels gained another managerial candidate Wednesday but lost the man who was considered a front-runner for the job. While the team was granted permission to interview Hal McRae, the former Kansas City Royal manager who is now the batting instructor in Philadelphia, former Toronto Blue Jay Manager Cito Gaston withdrew himself from consideration for the position.
SPORTS
September 18, 1986 | SARAH SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Hal McRae has had more than his share of peak moments in a 14-year career with the Kansas City Royals. Strangely, the best moment came along as McRae's playing days were stretching toward twilight. It happened last spring, after the 39-year-old designated hitter had stamped his name near the top of almost every club record, and when his powerful and consistent bat was revealing the inevitable signs of time's erosion.
SPORTS
October 8, 1994 | From Associated Press
Two years of managing in the minors taught Bob Boone about losing. He was hired Friday to teach the Kansas City Royals to win. Boone, a major league catcher for 19 years, was chosen to succeed Hal McRae who was fired the day after the baseball season was canceled. "I waited a long time for this," said Boone, a Villa Park resident. "This has been put on hold for a long, long time, maybe because I played too long."
SPORTS
July 21, 1987
Hal McRae was dropped from the Kansas City Royals' roster and will become the team's full-time hitting instructor unless he signs with another club. McRae appeared in only 18 games this season, with 10 hits in 32 at-bats. Third baseman Bill Pecota, batting .309 at Triple-A Omaha, will take McRae's spot on the roster.
SPORTS
May 23, 1999
Seattle's Edgar Martinez is moving up the list of career hits and home runs for players who did not play their first full season until after age 26 (no 100-game seasons until age 27): *--* Batter 1st year (Age) Hits Maury Wills 1960 (27) 2,134 Hal McRae 1973 (27) 2,091 Minnie Minoso 1951 (28) 1,963 Jim Gantner 1980 (27) 1,696 Davey Lopes 1973 (28) 1,671 Bill Bruton 1953 (27) 1,651 Frank Malzone 1957 (27) 1,486 Elston Howard 1957 (28) 1,471 Edgar Martinez 1990 (27) 1,430 Brady Anderson
SPORTS
July 7, 1985 | Associated Press
Some of the best hitters in baseball come to Hal McRae for advice. But he watched in silence while his own son struggled at the plate. Game after game, little Brian McRae fought back tears and battled his Little League slumps. Hal McRae loves his son very much. He swallowed hard a few times himself and fought the urge to shout instructions. The youngster got plenty of encouragement.
SPORTS
June 20, 1991 | Associated Press
Kansas City Royal Manager Hal McRae was suspended for two games for bumping umpire Dale Scott. An American League official said McRae has indicated he will appeal the suspension, so it will be delayed until the appeal can be heard. The incident occurred during the 12th inning of a 4-3, 18-inning victory over Texas at Kansas City on June 6. McRae argued with Scott, who was umpiring third base, after three consecutive close calls went against the Royals.
SPORTS
May 23, 1999
Seattle's Edgar Martinez is moving up the list of career hits and home runs for players who did not play their first full season until after age 26 (no 100-game seasons until age 27): *--* Batter 1st year (Age) Hits Maury Wills 1960 (27) 2,134 Hal McRae 1973 (27) 2,091 Minnie Minoso 1951 (28) 1,963 Jim Gantner 1980 (27) 1,696 Davey Lopes 1973 (28) 1,671 Bill Bruton 1953 (27) 1,651 Frank Malzone 1957 (27) 1,486 Elston Howard 1957 (28) 1,471 Edgar Martinez 1990 (27) 1,430 Brady Anderson
SPORTS
October 8, 1994 | From Associated Press
Two years of managing in the minors taught Bob Boone about losing. He was hired Friday to teach the Kansas City Royals to win. Boone, a major league catcher for 19 years, was chosen to succeed Hal McRae who was fired the day after the baseball season was canceled. "I waited a long time for this," said Boone, a Villa Park resident. "This has been put on hold for a long, long time, maybe because I played too long."
SPORTS
October 7, 1994 | ROSS NEWHAN
Former Angel catcher Bob Boone is expected to be named manager of the Kansas City Royals today or Saturday, succeeding the recently fired Hal McRae. Boone would not comment when reached at his Orange County home on Thursday, but sources said he had won an organizational tug of war over Chicago Cub coach Tony Muser, and that the Royals expected to hold a news conference before the end of the weekend.
SPORTS
September 16, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Hal McRae, one of five black managers in the major leagues, was fired by the Kansas City Royals on Thursday. McRae, 49, was one of the most popular players in team history but did not achieve the same success as a manager. "I think Hal has done everything possible with the club he had," said Royal General Manager Herk Robinson. "He's done a good job. But as we move forward we feel we can find a manager who can better lead us into the next several years with the younger players."
SPORTS
July 3, 1991 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hal McRae's memories of 15 seasons with the Kansas City Royals were not like this. There were six first-place finishes and two World Series for him to recall. Now the Royals have given him his first managerial opportunity, and McRae is in charge of a team that is 34-41 and are, by all appearances, settling into last place in the American League West. "I knew it would be difficult," said McRae, who was a hitting instructor with the Montreal Expos when he got the Royals' job.
SPORTS
June 20, 1991 | Associated Press
Kansas City Royal Manager Hal McRae was suspended for two games for bumping umpire Dale Scott. An American League official said McRae has indicated he will appeal the suspension, so it will be delayed until the appeal can be heard. The incident occurred during the 12th inning of a 4-3, 18-inning victory over Texas at Kansas City on June 6. McRae argued with Scott, who was umpiring third base, after three consecutive close calls went against the Royals.
SPORTS
October 7, 1994 | ROSS NEWHAN
Former Angel catcher Bob Boone is expected to be named manager of the Kansas City Royals today or Saturday, succeeding the recently fired Hal McRae. Boone would not comment when reached at his Orange County home on Thursday, but sources said he had won an organizational tug of war over Chicago Cub coach Tony Muser, and that the Royals expected to hold a news conference before the end of the weekend.
SPORTS
November 4, 1999 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Angels gained another managerial candidate Wednesday but lost the man who was considered a front-runner for the job. While the team was granted permission to interview Hal McRae, the former Kansas City Royal manager who is now the batting instructor in Philadelphia, former Toronto Blue Jay Manager Cito Gaston withdrew himself from consideration for the position.
SPORTS
May 24, 1991 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Hal McRae will be introduced as the new manager of the Kansas City Royals today, succeeding John Wathan, a team source said. McRae was interviewed for the job Thursday night, and the source said the former Royals designated hitter accepted the team's offer of a two-year deal. The announcement was expected at a press conference this afternoon in Minneapolis. McRae becomes the first black manager in club history, and the fifth in major league history.
SPORTS
May 24, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Baseball's recent revolving-door policy on managers continued Thursday when Frank Robinson went out and Hal McRae entered. Robinson became the third major league manager to lose his job in three days when the Baltimore Orioles reassigned him to the front office Thursday and replaced him with first base coach Johnny Oates. And late Thursday night, the Kansas City Royals, according to a club executive, hired McRae as the replacement for John Wathan, who was fired on Wednesday.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|