Saturday, October 8, 2016

Brent McCoy, Game MVP - 27

Originally published Jan. 26, 2014
Brent McCoy was described as the MVP of the game.

In one of the first games of the year, the Pulaski Brave reached base four times, scored twice and scored three times, all in a Pulaski win, according to the Pulaski Southwest Times.

McCoy was starting his second professional season that year, his second at Pulski. He went on to play in two more, but he never made AA.

McCoy's career began in 1988, taken by the Braves in the 51st round, out of Howard University.

At Howard, McCoy shined in a February 1988 contest against North Carolina A&T. He drove in three runs in the 10-0 Howard win.

With the Braves, McCoy started at rookie Pulaski. In 21 games, he hit .283. He then returned there for 1989 and 63 games. He hit .316 that second year, while stealing 17.

McCoy moved to single-A Burlington in 1990, keeping his average above .300. He ended with a .304 average, five home runs and 71 RBI. He also had another 17 stolen bases.

For 1991, McCoy arrived at high-A Durham. He hit .247 over 92 games. He also knocked in just 27, while stealing only six bases. It was his final year as a pro.

McCoy later returned to his native North Carolina, where an autograph collector caught up with him in 2013.
  • Pulaski Southwest Times, June 25, 1989: P-Braves

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