Yeah, I’ve Been In The Show. I Was In The Show For 21 Days Once

Scott McClain is 36 years old.  He has six hits in 45 major league at-bats, including one double, for a .133 career average.  His only RBI in The Show came with the Chicago Cubs on August 9, 2005, when he pinch hit and reached on a throwing error by the third baseman.  His career OPS+ in thirty games is, somehow, -0.

In the minors, though, McClain fits the classic definition of a Quad A player – good enough to post superior numbers at the AAA level, but not quite good enough to stick in the majors.  On Monday, he reached an impressive milestone, scoring four times to become the only active player with 1,000 career runs batted in and 1,000 career runs scored in the minor leagues.

McClain, who has played for seven organizations in the United States and spent all or part of four seasons in Japan,  did it in style, tying the game with a ninth inning homerun and winning it with another blast in the eleventh.  He is hitting .308 with 17 homeruns and 68 RBI for the season and, according to thebaseballcube.com, has 350 career homers (counting the 71 he hit on the other side of the Pacific.

Congratulations, Scott.

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