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Rodney McCray
Rodney McCray
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 602 of 1043 players
Rodney Duncan McCray
Born: September 13, 1963 at Detroit, Mich.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 5.10 Weight: 175

Rodney McCray was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on August 12, 2006, August 13, 2006, and August 28, 2010.


First Mets game: April 15, 1992
Last Mets game: May 11, 1992

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Rodney McCray banging through the outfield fence as a minor leaguer is STILL shown as one of the opening highlights to Len Berman's "Spanning the World" monthly feature on WNBC-4 (as of 7/99 anyway)! It was nice to see him play in the majors, think I even saw him get a hit.

Robert Ford
Indeed, Rodney McCray had one at-bat in his Mets career and delivered with a game-winning single in a Mets come-from-behind win. I remember he was fast! Someone told me that clip of him running through the fence is the most frequently shown sports clip.

Jim A
August 15, 2001
Jack - Darryl Boston actually got hit with the bases loaded to win a game (ball ended up sleeve). McRay's game winning hit was of the infield variety (full swing bunt!) I had the opportunity to meet McRay at a car wash in Los Angeles just after the Mets had signed him. He was very impressed that I recognized him and told me to look him up when the season started. He didn't give me much of an opportunity as he only stuck for about a week. Incidentally, he threw out 4 empty Michelobs from the passenger seat that day at the car wash.

August 16, 2001
I remember facing Rod (he pitched in little league) & striking out 5 times against him one summer evening. We actually became good friends. I remember his mother picking me up to see Star Wars with him and his family.

John Arnold
September 9, 2002
I grew up with Rodney McCray in the Seattle area during a few years of his childhood. For a period of time he lived with our family. I have nothing but good memories. Incredible athlete, mentally tough, and with a ton of will power. I saw him once when the Seattle Mariners were playing the Chicago WSox at the end of a season in the early 90's.

Joe Figliola
February 14, 2003
Over the years, I always liked those Met journeymen/career minor-leaguers who would come up, do something great, make you think they were going to be around for a while, yet fade away. Rodney was one such Met (others included Lou Thornton, Pat Howell, Met-in-limbo Jorge Toca, and the newest nine-day wonder, Esix Snead).

Rodney's big hit did trigger a Met upsurge against the Dodgers that May weekend in '92. Dave Magadan followed up with a line-drive home run on Saturday (I was at Shea for that thriller) and the Mets thumped knuckleballing Tom Candiotti on Mom's Day.

I'm sorry Rodney didn't stick around longer to run through the Shea Stadium wall. (Although Howell nearly did so when he made one of his death-defying catches later that summer.)

Jared Riccio
June 18, 2003
I just wanted to say that Rodney is a very good friend of mine and one of the nicest guys I know. He is currently working with the Red's minor league team as a hitting, batting and base running coach at their camp in Sarasota, FL. I actually had the pleasure to sit down with Rodney and watch the tape of him running throught the fence when he was in the minors. It was nice to see after it all, he still has a sense of humor. He is now know as Rodney "Crash" McCray

Jonathan Stern
September 24, 2005
CRASH!!! Ow.

I wish there had been more to Rodney's career. Still, it's nice to be remembered for something, at least in most cases. You can be remembered for a lot worse than for crashing THROUGH a wall while catching a fly ball. I wonder what the announcer's call sounded like.

Jeff Torborg was the only manager McCray ever played for in the bigs.

Amy Sassard
November 9, 2007
My family and I met him tonight in Sarasota. What a man! Super nice guy who loves his family and cherishes his career memories. I made the comment, to my sons, that it would be embarrassing to be known for crashing into the wall. My son said no, it was honorable. He kept his eye on the ball and was a team player. He truly loves the sport and the memories that baseball has given him. A great hero to his kids and to those who meet him.

February 17, 2008
Met "Crash" at Mets Fantasy Camp. A good guy and panic. Just got job as an OF instructor with the Dodgers.

Charlie Brown
June 21, 2008
Rod was the other guard on our Uni High basketball team in West Los Angeles. He was such a good guy. He was fun, funny and generous. His dad was our biggest and loudest fan. We're all proud when we see the famous clip.

April 24, 2009
Most remember McCray as the guy who ran through a wall. I remember him as his only Met hit being a game-winner against the Dodgers in early May of 1992, back when the 92 Mets were actually playing well. (Yes, that Met team did start off well, though its forgotten today.)

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