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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

McKay is in his fourth season as the D-backs' first base coach and 34th overall in the Major Leagues, including his 22nd straight at first base...Served as first base coach on 3 World Series championship clubs: 1989 A's and 2006 and '11 Cardinals...Homered in his first Major League at-bat on Aug. 22, 1975 (off Vern Ruhle)...Was the first Canadian-born player to play with Toronto… inducted into the Canadian National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001.

COACHING CAREER

Is in his fourth season as the D-backs' first base coach and 34th on a Major League coaching staff …also specializes in outfield and baserunning instruction...In 2016, Arizona led the Majors with a 81.5 stolen base pct. (168 attempts) and tied the franchise record with 137 stolen bases…Chris Owings was also the first D-back to lead the Majors in stolen base pct. (91.3; 23-for-25)...Was first base coach on 3 World Series championship clubs: 1989 A's and 2006 and '11 Cardinals...Spent 2 seasons as first base coach with the Cubs (2012-13) where he also served as the club's outfield coach…credited with Alfonso Soriano's defensive improvement in left field, going from a .961 fielding percentage (25 E) in 382 games from 2009-11 to .986 (6 E in 241 games) from 2012 until his trade to the Yankees on July 26, 2012...Served on Tony La Russa's coaching staff for 27 straight seasons (1984-2011), including 16 straight at first base with the A's (1989-95) and Cardinals (1996-2011)...Began his coaching career as a player-coach in Oakland's Minor League system in 1983.

PLAYING CAREER

Appeared in 645 Major League games with the Twins (1975- 76), Blue Jays (1977-79) and A's (1980-82)...Made his Major League debut on Aug. 22, 1975 vs. Tigers and homered in his first career at-bat (off Vern Ruhle)…hit safely in 21 of his first 22 games...Selected by the Blue Jays in the fifth round (49th overall) of the 1976 Expansion Draft…was the first Canadian-born player to appear with Toronto, going 2-for-4 with a RBI in the club's inaugural game on April 7, 1977 vs. White Sox. Played in 6 postseason games with the A's in 1981…hit a solo homer in Game 3 of the ALDS vs. Royals (off Larry Gura)...Signed by the Twins as a free agent on June 20, 1971.

PERSONAL

David Lawrance McKay...Married to Lene…son, Cody, played 10 Minor League seasons and appeared in 37 Major League games with Oakland (2002) and St. Louis (2004)...Inducted into the Canadian National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001...Attended Columbia Basin Junior College in Pasco, Wash., and Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

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