Keith McDonald (baseball)

Keith McDonald (baseball)

Keith McDonald
Born: (1973-02-08) February 8, 1973
Yokosuka, Japan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 4, 2000, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 2001, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Batting average .333
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 5

William Keith McDonald (born February 8, 1973 in Yokosuka, Japan) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and right-handed batter. He made his debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2000.

On July 4, 2000 McDonald became the third player in St. Louis history to hit a home run in his first major league at-bat. On July 6, he homered in his second at-bat, becoming only the second player in MLB history to hit HRs in each of his first two big league at bats. Bob Nieman, in 1951, is the other. McDonald hit a third home run that year, and is the only player in MLB history to have more than one home run in a career, but no other hits.

In his first season McDonald batted .429 (3-7), with three homers, five RBI and three runs in six games. He returned the following season as a September call-up, and was hitless in two at-bats.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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