Joe Magrane

Joseph David Magrane (born July 2, 1964) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and is currently a color commentary broadcaster for the MLB Network. He was teamed with play-by-play announcer Dewayne Staats from 1998 to 2008 as part of the Tampa Bay Rays television team.

Magrane served as an analyst for NBC Sports' coverage of Baseball at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He teamed with play-by-play man Eric Collins of ESPN.[1]

Joe Magrane
Born: July 2, 1964 (age 55)
Des Moines, Iowa
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 25, 1987, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
June 21, 1996, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record57–67
Earned run average3.81
Career highlights and awards

Playing career

During his rookie season he helped the Cardinals win the 1987 National League pennant. He also led the National League in hit batsmen, with 10.

He led the National League in ERA (2.18) in 1988, despite winning only five games (losing nine). He holds the distinction of the least amount of wins by an ERA leader, excluding strike seasons. [2] He finished 4th in voting for the 1989 NL Cy Young with an 18-9 win-loss record, a 2.91 ERA and surrendered only 5 home runs in 234​23 innings.

An injured elbow in 1990 cost him almost all of the next two seasons and most of his effectiveness, and he never regained his early form. He won 11 games between the St. Louis and California ball clubs in 1993, but could not muster more than 2 wins or 74 innings pitched in any other season until his retirement in 1996 at the relatively early age of 32.

Personal life

Magrane and his wife Renee,[3] have two daughters, Shannon and Sophia.[4] In 2012, Shannon was a finalist on the 11th season of American Idol .[5]

See also


  1. ^ Medium Well: Your NBC Olympics lineup – A blog on sports media, news and networks – Archived 2008-08-03 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "These are the 9 weirdest pitching seasons ever". Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  3. ^ Nightingale, Bob (1994-11-14). "Angels Find Crack in Their Plan to Deal Away Magrane : Baseball: Injuries the pitcher sustained in late October car accident lessen his value on the trade market". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
  4. ^ Sherman, Joe (2012-01-25). "Daughter of Cape League Hall of Famer Magrane Heads to Hollywood as 'American Idol' Hopeful". Cape Cod Baseball League. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
  5. ^ Los Angeles Times, Magrane's daughter's American Idol audition

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1987 St. Louis Cardinals season

The 1987 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 106th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 96th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 95-67 during the season and finished first in the National League East Division for the third and last time before moving to the NL Central in 1994. They went on to win the NLCS in seven games over the San Francisco Giants. In the World Series against the Minnesota Twins, after having fallen behind 2-0 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, they won their next three games at home. However, back at the Metrodome, they lost the last two and fell one game short of a World Series title. It would be the Cardinals' last World Series appearance until 2004.

1988 St. Louis Cardinals season

The 1988 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 107th season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 97th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 76-86 during the season and finished 5th in the National League East division.

1989 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1989 St. Louis Cardinals season

The St. Louis Cardinals 1989 season was the team's 108th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 98th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 86-76 during the season and finished 3rd in the National League East division.

Shortstop Ozzie Smith and third baseman Terry Pendleton won Gold Gloves this year.

On September 29, team owner August A. Busch, Jr. died at the age of 90.

1990 St. Louis Cardinals season

The 1990 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 109th season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 99th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 70-92 during the season and finished 6th (and last) in the National League East division, 25 games behind the NL East champion Pittsburgh Pirates. It was one of the few times that the Cardinals had finished in last place, and the first, and only time that it has happened since 1918.

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Fred McAlister

Fred Early McAlister (March 1, 1928 – November 23, 2008) was an American minor league baseball player and Major League Baseball scout and front-office executive who spent 63 years in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. He served as the team's Director of Scouting from 1980 until 1993. Fred had 3 daughters with Charlotte; Kathy Stewart, Kelly Verret, and Kara Ragusa.

He was born on March 1, 1928 in Lynchburg, Virginia to parents, Grace and Fred E. McAlister. He is survived by wife, Patty Neal Hunter McAlister of the Katy, Texas home; three daughters, Kathy Stewart, Kelly Crawfort, Kara Wilson and his three step-children, Brenda Martin, Lori Moore and Bobby Hunter. McAlister was the grandfather of eleven and the great-grandfather of three. He is also survived by sisters, Betty Bomar and Lou Deacon of Lynchburg, Virginia. He is preceded in death by sister, Connie Manin, a brother, Mickey and both parents.McAlister was signed by the Cardinals out of high school and played in the team's minor league system from 1945 until 1960, including as a player-coach or player-manager. He was the team's assistant farm director from 1967 to 1969. From 1969 until 1979, he was the scouting supervisor and special assignment scout for the Cardinals.He was the scouting director for the Cardinals from 1980 to 1993. In this role, he achieved a string of successful draft picks, with 12 of 13 of the team's first round draft picks in the amateur draft making it to the Major Leagues. From 1981 through 1987, all seven of the team's picks made it to the majors, which were infielder Bobby Meacham (1981), pitcher Todd Worrell (1982), outfielder-first baseman Jim Lindeman (1983), pitcher Mike Dunne (1984), pitcher Joe Magrane (1985), infielder Luis Alicea (1986) and pitcher Cris Carpenter (1987). Whitey Herzog, who had managed the team from 1980 to 1990, noted McAlister's ability to find talent, stating that "Every year we'd be picking between 15th and 22nd, but he'd always have his first-rounder get to the big leagues." 70 of the players he selected in the amateur draft played for the Cardinals and another 17 played in the majors for other teams. After stepping down as director of scouting, he remained with the team as a special assignment scout until his death.McAlister died at age 80 on November 23, 2008 in Katy, Texas. A cause of death was not immediately disclosed.

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Magrane (surname)

Magrane is a surname. It is a variant of MacGrane or McGrane, which derives from MagRaighne, which devolves to "Mag" (son of) and "Rayne", a hypocorism of Raghnall or Reginald.

Notable people with the surname include:

Patrick Byrne Magrane (1852–1933), Irish-American businessman

Joe Magrane (born 1964), American baseball player and broadcaster

Shannon Magrane (born 1995), American singer

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