Kirk McCaskill


Kirk McCaskill

Infobox MLB retired
bgcolor1=#000080
bgcolor2=#8B0000
textcolor1=white
textcolor2=white
name=Kirk McCaskill



width=175
position=Pitcher
bats=Right
throws=Right
birthdate=birth date and age|1961|4|9
city-state|Kapuskasing|Ontario
debutdate=May 1
debutyear=1985
debutteam=California Angels
finaldate=July 20
finalyear=1996
finalteam=Chicago White Sox
stat1label=Win-Loss
stat1value=106-108
stat2label=ERA
stat2value=4.12
stat3label=Strikeouts
stat3value=1003
teams=
*California Angels (by|1985-by|1991)
*Chicago White Sox (by|1992-by|1996)
highlights=
* 6th in the A.L. in wins in 1986 (17)
* Led the A.L. in loses in 1991 (19)

Kirk Edward McCaskill (b. April 9 1961, Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher and a retired professional hockey player.

McCaskill played for two different ballclubs during his career: the California Angels (1985-1991), and Chicago White Sox (1992-1996). He made his Major League Baseball debut on May 1, 1985, and played his final game on July 20, 1996. He also, played professional hockey for the Sherbrooke Jets of the American Hockey League, a farm team for the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets [hockeydb|00009228] .

Baseball career highlights

All-ECAC in baseball and hockey as a collegiate student-athlete, Kirk was drafted in the fourth round of the 1982 amateur draft by the California Angels (88th overall), selected out of the University of Vermont, and would be the first baseball player from UVM to reach the Major Leagues since Jack Lamabe in 1962. He would debut in 1985, but his break-out season was 1986, with the American League West champion California Angels.

He compiled a win-loss record of 17-10, with a 3.36 earned run average, and 202 strikeouts.

He also totaled 10 complete games on the season. He would go on to have six seasons of ten or more wins, throw two one-hitters, rank in the American League top ten in shutouts and earned run average three times each.

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

In 2003, McCaskill was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, along with Joe Carter, Richard Bélec, and the Vancouver Asahi. In response to the news of induction, McCaskill was quoted as saying, "I am stunned by this wonderful news. I can't wait to tell my family and my parents. I am very proud of my Canadian heritage, and this is going to be an honour of a lifetime."

Hockey career highlights

McCaskill was drafted in the fourth round (64th overall) by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. He played only one season of professional hockey for the Sherbrooke Jets, a farm team for the Winnipeg Jets. During the 1983/84 season he scored 10 goals and added 12 assists for 22 points. He retired from professional hockey after this one season to focus on his professional baseball career.

Personal life

Kirk and his wife, Dana, have three sons: Riley, Reese, and Bennett. They reside in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

ee also

* Chicago White Sox all-time roster

References

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • McCaskill — may refer to: Amal McCaskill, an American professional basketball player Claire McCaskill, currently the Democratic senior U.S. Senator from Missouri Ian McCaskill, a former BBC weatherman Kirk McCaskill, a Canadian Major League Baseball player… …   Wikipedia

  • McCaskill — puede referirse a: McCaskill, una ciudad en Estados Unidos; Amal McCaskill, jugador estadounidense de baloncesto; Claire McCaskill, política estadounidense; Kirk McCaskill, jugador de béisbol canadiense. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Claire McCaskill — United States Senator from Missouri Incumbent …   Wikipedia

  • Claire McCaskill — Sénateur junior, Missouri Période de mandat : depuis 2007 Parti politique Dé …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mark Kirk — For the American art director, see Mark Lee Kirk. Mark Kirk United States Senator from Illinois Incumbent …   Wikipedia

  • Mark Kirk — Portrait officiel de Mark Kirk. Mandats Sénateur junior de l Illinois …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Série de championnat de la Ligue américaine de baseball 1986 — La Série de championnat de la Ligue américaine de baseball 1986 était la série finale de la Ligue américaine de baseball, dont l issue a déterminé le représentant de cette ligue à la Série mondiale 1986, la grande finale des Ligues majeures.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 1986 American League Championship Series — Infobox LCS alcs = yes year = 1986 champion = Boston Red Sox (4) champion manager = John McNamara champion games = 95 66, .590, GA: 5½ runnerup = California Angels (3) runnerup manager = Gene Mauch runnerup games = 92 70, .568, GA: 5 date =… …   Wikipedia

  • Home run — In baseball, a home run (abbreviated HR) is scored when the ball is hit in such a way that the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring runs for himself and each runner who was already on base, with no errors by… …   Wikipedia

  • Northwest League — This article is about the active Minor League Baseball league. For the defunct Minor League Baseball league, see Pacific Northwest League. Northwest League Northwest League logo Sport Baseball Founded …   Wikipedia