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A native from Alexandria, Virginia, McQuinn was a solid hitter and a excellent fielder as well. In 12-year career he played for the Cincinnati Reds (1936), St. Louis Browns (1938-45), Philadelphia Athletics (1946) and New York Yankees (1947-48), being selected an All-Star in seven seasons.
McQuinn enjoyed his first good season in 1938, collecting a .324 career-high batting average with 12 home runs, 42 doubles, 100 runs and 82 RBI. In 1939, he hit .316 with 101 runs and 94 RBI, adding double figures in doubles (37), triples (13) and homers (20); a feat that he repeated a year later (39, 10, 16).
In 1947, at age of 36, McQuinn hit .304 with 13 home runs and 80 RBI, and was nominated for the MVP Award. In the next season, he retired in good form with a seven All-Star berth.
George McQuinn died in Alexandria, Virginia, at age of 68.
- 6-time All-Star (1939-40, 1942, 1944, 1947-48)
- Had a 34-game hitting streak (1938)
- 3-time led league first basemen in fielding average and twice in assists
- Set an All-Star Game record with 14 putouts and 14 total chances (1948)
- On October 4, 1944, his opening-game home run gave the Browns their first-ever victory and their only homer in a World Series
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