Fred McGriff ‘The Crime Dog’

Fred McGriff played in the in the major leagues for 19 years, and during that career he was a five-time All-Star, won the Silver Slugger award three times, and hit 30 or more home runs in ten seasons. McGriff won a world championship with the Atlanta Braves in 1995.

McGriff is one of only two players to hit at least 30 home runs for five different teams. *Gary Sheffield the other player.

ESPN sportscaster¬†Chris Berman gave McGriff the nickname ‘Crime Dog’, after the¬†animated dog McGruff who was popular from public service announcement campaigns.

 

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