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BiographyDavid Andrew McCarty (born November 23, 1969 in Houston, Texas) is a former first baseman and outfielder in Major League Baseball. McCarty attended Stanford University and currently lives in Piedmont, California with two children and his wife.
McCarty graduated from Sharpstown High School in 1988 . From 1993 through 2005, McCarty played with the Minnesota Twins (1993-1995), San Francisco Giants (1995-1996), Seattle Mariners (1998), Kansas City Royals (2000-2002), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2002), Oakland Athletics (2003) and Boston Red Sox (2003-2005). He batted right-handed and threw left-handed.
In an eleven-season career, McCarty was a .242 hitter with 36 home runs and 175 RBI in 630 games.
A utility player in the purest sense, McCarty was an excellent defensive first baseman and a decent outfielder who occasionally was called upon to pitch. His most productive season came in 2000 for the Royals, when he posted career-highs in batting average (.278), home runs (12), RBI (68), runs (34), hits (75), doubles (14) and games played (103).
McCarty, who was released by the Boston Red Sox in May 2005, refused a minor league assignment. He has effectively retired and is considering a career as a baseball commentator.
On July 1, 2005, McCarty was sitting alongside Tom Caron and Sam Horn on NESN and appeared many more times in the 2006 season, perhaps foreshadowing a career in broadcasting.