Don McMahon

Baseball Player

Don McMahon was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States on January 4th, 1930 and is the Baseball Player. At the age of 57, Don McMahon biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 4, 1930
United States
Place of Birth
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Death Date
Jul 22, 1987 (age 57)
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Baseball Player
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Don McMahon Life

Donald John McMahon (January 4, 1930 – July 22, 1987) was a right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and the Boston Braves had him signed before the 1950 season.

He played for the Milwaukee Braves (1957–63), Houston Colt (1964–61), The Cleveland Indians (1964–66), Boston Red Sox (1967–68), and the San Francisco Giants (1969–74). McMahon was mostly used in relief during his 18-year MLB career.

He appeared in 874 games, just two as a starter, and was one of the most popular and reliable relievers during his time in the major leagues.

He never once spent time on the disabled list, and during his fifteen-years (1958–72), he played about 54 games and 81 innings per year.


Don McMahon Career


After playing minor league ball for about 5+1 years and two years in the military, he made it to the big leagues at the age of 27 after being in the military for two years (May 30, 1951 – May 17, 1953). He played in his last game on June 29, 1974, almost 17 years since his debut in the major leagues.

McMahon was a vital part of two World Championship teams, the 1957 Milwaukee Braves and the 1968 Detroit Tigers. After a mid-season trade for the White Sox, he had a 1.54 earned run average in 32 games for the Braves in 1957 and a 2.02 earned run average in 20 games for the Tigers in 1968. He appeared in three World Series and one National League Championship Series together.

He played in the American League or National League top ten times for games pitched, seven times for saves, eight times for games completed, and once for wild pitches, hit batsmen, and winning percentage.

Tommy John, McMahon's teammate, characterized the pitcher as "a nail-tough, confident border-on-cocky, Brooklyn-born veteran."

On May 27, 1974, Chicago Cubs All-Star shortstop Don Kessinger recorded his 1000th strikeout at the age of 44. Just over a month after McMahon's resignation, only Hoyt Wilhelm, Lindy McDaniel, and Cy Young had pitched in more games.

He had a career of 90–68, 153 saves, 506 games played, and an earned run average of 2.96. McMahon ranked 17th all-time for fewest hits allowed per 9 innings pitched (7.24).

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McMahon served as the Giants' pitching coach from 1972 to 1975, as well as from 1980 to 1982. He was activated by San Francisco for portions of the 1972, 1973, and 1974 seasons, when the Giants needed his knowledge and strong arm to help with the bullpen. (Relievers El'as Sosa and Randy Moffitt were shouldering the majority of the load and not receiving enough assistance from the others.) He served as the pitching coach for the Minnesota Twins from 1976 to 1977, as well as the Cleveland Indians from 1983 to 1985. In 1986, after a recommendation from a friend and fellow high school classmate Al Davis, he was hired as a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers.