Frederick Stanley McGriff is an American former professional baseball first baseman, who played for six Major League Baseball teams from 1986 through 2004. A power-hitting first baseman, he became a five-time All-Star and led both leagues in home runs in separate years – the American League in 1989 and the National League in 1992. McGriff finished his career with 493 home runs, tied with Hall of Fame player Lou Gehrig, and only seven homers away from joining the 500 home run club. He won a World Series title as a first baseman with the Atlanta Braves in 1995. He currently works in the Atlanta Braves' front office as Special Assistant to Baseball Operations. McGriff's nickname, "Crime Dog", created by sports broadcaster Chris Berman, is a play on McGruff, a cartoon dog created for American police to raise children's awareness on crime prevention. At first, McGriff stated he would prefer "Fire Dog", but since has stated that he is fond of the nickname.
About Fred McGriff
Five-time All-Star first baseman who fell seven home runs shy of the 500 mark in his 19-year career.
He was drafted out of high school by the New York Yankees.
He became the first player to lead both leagues in home runs for a season since the 19th century.
He had two children named Erick and Ericka with his wife Veronica.
He won a World Series title with the Atlanta Braves in 1995 alongside third baseman Chipper Jones.