July 10, 1945

Birthday of Hal McRae, the Kansas City Royals left fielder most often associated with being one of the first designated hitters in the American League.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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