Quinton McCracken is a retired professional baseball player from the United States. Moreover, Quinton McCracken played all or parts of 12 seasons in Major League Baseball. And, he was the Tampa Bay Devil Rays franchise’s first center fielder and batter on March 31, 1998.
Table of Biography
Quinton Antoine McCracken is best known Quinton McCracken was born on the 16th of 1970, in Southport, North Carolina, the United States of America. According to his birth, he is 51 years old and holds an American nationality.
Moreover, Quinton has a birth sign of Leo and his ethnic background is unknown. Besides this, the former player has not shared information regarding his parents, sibling, and childhood life.
Talking about his educational life, he attended South Brunswick High School, There he was the starting running back and the free safety in football, the starting point guard in basketball, in addition to being a baseball star and a track standout.
He guided his baseball team to a 29-0 record and the state championship as just a senior in 1988. The team was ranked sixth best in the country that year by USA Today. This man completed his graduation from Duke University.
After finishing his graduation, Quinton McCracken was drafted in the 25th round by the Colorado Rockies in their maiden draft in 1992. On September 17, 1995, he made his major league debut as a September call-up; in three games, he struck out in his only at-bat.
In 1996, he usually played center field and batted.290 in 283 at-bats. He stole a career-high 28 bases in 1997 and raised his batting average to.292.
In the 1997 Major League Baseball expansion draft, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays selected Quinton with the second overall pick on November 18, and he would play as their starting center fielder for the 1998 season.
He had his best-ever season, appearing in a career-high 155 games, hitting.292 with seven home runs and 59 RBI, and was named the Devil Rays’ first-ever most valuable player. ACL injury limited Quinton to just 40 games in 1999, and he spent most of 2000 with Triple-A Durham in the minors.
He was released by the Devil Rays on November 27, 2000. Then on December 22, he signed with the St. Louis Cardinals. He was later released during spring training. He signed a contract with the Minnesota Twins on April 13, 2001. The majority of the season was once more spent in Triple-A, where he batted.338 for Edmonton.
After the season, he was a free agent and signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks on January 9, 2002.
His.309 batting average helped the Diamondbacks win the NL West as they played out the entire season with the major league team. In 11 at-bats in the NLDS against the St. Louis Cardinals, he hit.364, but the D-Backs were defeated by the Cardinals. In 2003, his batting average fell by almost 100 points to.227.
He was transferred for the first baseman Greg Colbrunn by the Seattle Mariners on December 15, 2003. However, he did not see a lot of action with Seattle, and on June 9 he was released. He re-signed with the D-Backs two days later and played in 55 games while batting.288.
He re-signed with Arizona as a free agent after the season. With a.237 batting average in 2005, he struggled and eventually became a free agent. He joined the Cincinnati Reds on February 14, 2006, but was released on 6 July.
Announced retirement and post-playing career
The Minnesota Twins confirmed at the end of the 2006 season that they would not re-sign Quinton after he had played for their Triple-A affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings, after signing him to a minor league deal on July 21.
He joined on to play for the independent Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League after not being picked up by another team. Later, he played for the Dominican Winter Baseball League in late 2007 after playing one season of independent baseball before retiring.
He began working in the Diamondbacks’ front office in 2011, then in 2012, he transferred to the Houston Astros. In December 2017, he started working for the Miami Marlins in a player development role. He returned to the city where he went to college by taking a third-base coaching position with the Durham Bulls in January 2019.
Awards and Net Worth
Although, he has earned a lot of fame and money in his baseball career. But, yet, he has not earned any major till this day. Looking at him, we may predict that, he might receive some of them in the following days.
Although, he has not shared information regarding his net worth, salary, and income. According to some online media, his net worth is estimated at around $1 million- $5 million.
On the 29th of January, 2005, he married Maggie Moskal. With the marriage, the couple has a son Isaiah named Cicero McCracken. Moreover, his wife, Maggie was also a cast member of VH1’s Baseball Wives.
His family living happily at the moment and there are no signs of separation. At the moment, this baseball player is not a part of controversy nor got rumors.
Body Measurements and Social Media
This retired baseball player is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 83 kg. Moreover, Quinton has black short hair with brown eyes color and there is no other information regarding his other body measurements.
At the moment, this former player is not active on any kind of social media platform such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.