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2020 Free Agent 1B Ryan McCrory

 

 

Ryan McCrory

USSSA Playing History

Who are you playing with in 2020, and who have you played with in the past?
2020 Free Agent – ryanm2210@gmail.com

Baugh Ford in 2017 and 2018. Adiktiv/Worth in 2016.

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
1st base is my best position. Can play 3rd when needed.

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Greg Connell, Bubba Mack, Andy Purcell, Ryan Harvey.

Why do you like the game of softball?
The competition.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
I've been out of the game for a few years so I haven't been able to see the new guys coming up.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Big Mack usually cause of my last name

What is your height and weight?
6'3 / 250

Where do you call home?
Birmingham, Alabama

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Hanging out with friends, pool, beach, etc.

What do you do for a living?
Director of Operations for Alabama Allergy and Asthma Center

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Yes. Baseball/Basketball/Football in high school. Baseball in college.

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Started playing with a local team out of Mobile when I finished college. Started playing upper level with Adiktiv and was fortunate to play with the majority of the guys locally.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The level of competition. Guys don't miss the routine plays at this level.

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Career highlight was making the Major my first year in the Conference.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Not a single person. I've been fortunate to have several friends and teammates that have impacted my approach to the game.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Stay patient and always be willing to put in the work.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Hands together / 27

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Batting practice and playing in league.

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Alabama. Favorite sports are college football/softball/baseball.

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Never touch the line going on the field or coming off the field.

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
"God's Country" by Blake Shelton

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
I can't think of any right now.

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
The Smoky. It's always fun to play and just swing away.

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Space Coast.

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
You can never go wrong with Texas Roadhouse.

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I like to warm up pitching fastpitch.

 

 


 

Interview conducted on 11/1/2016

Who are you playing with in 2017?
Free Agent – ryanm2210@gmail.com

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
First base

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
I'd have to say Andy Purcell and Stephen Lloyd are two of the best that I've seen play.

Why do you like the game of softball?
The competition. Playing in the conference reminds me of playing college baseball because you give everything you've got for seven innings.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
There are several good up and coming players, I don't think I could list just one. 

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Big Mac has been a nickname that I've had pretty much my entire life. 

What is your height and weight?
6'3 / 250

Where do you call home?
Mobile, Alabama 

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Spending time with my family and just relaxing. 

What do you do for a living?
I'm a clinical administrator. 

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Yes, played baseball through high school and college. 

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Started playing locally when I finished college and kept pushing and working harder to work my way to the upper level. Was lucky to get the opportunity to play in the conference with Team Adiktiv in 2016. 

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Two things I had to learn this year is that the routine plays hardly ever get missed and I had to learn patience at the plate. 

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
I can't think of anybody that I can compare my game to.

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Playing at the major and hitting homeruns in both games that we played. It was an awesome feeling to be playing in a stadium again. 

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
My buddies Drew Pinkley, Adam Barberi, and Westi really helped me a lot this year adjusting to the conference.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Keep working hard to achieve your goals and put in the work to get there.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
I use a 27oz bat and still use the same grip I used when playing baseball. 

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Workout, run, and hit as much as possible. 

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Braves/Red Sox. Baseball and football. 

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Yes, I always keep the same routine when getting ready to hit. 

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Simple Man.

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
I think there is always room for improvement, but I can't think of any right now. 

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
The Mullet has always been one of my favorite. Get to hit as many homeruns as you want and have a good time playing with friends. 

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Las Vegas was probably one of the best that I've played at other than playing in the stadium at the major. 

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Buffalo Wild Wings and Texas Roadhouse always seem to be go to places. 

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Playing at the Tripp Roth this year in Lafayette and nobody being able to stay on their feet when running the bases. One guy fell around every base during one game. 

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I'm a good singer. 

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
Earning all conference honors in college was probably the best sports related gifts I've received.

 


 

 

 

5 responses to “2020 Free Agent 1B Ryan McCrory”

  1. Adam Barberi says:

    hands down the best first baseman I have ever played with! can flat out kill the ball! would help any team

  2. Chad Loudon says:

    This guy would be a huge asset for any team trying to get to the Major!! A big leftie with TONS of stadium pop! One of the best first baseman I have ever seen at scooping balls and making plays at 1st! HIGHLY recommend. Give me a call 850-292-2823 for inquires. You will thank me later!!

  3. Jacob Willingham says:

    Only played against him a handful of time but was always glad to be in the grass and not play 1B or 2B.

  4. One of the most humble ball players I’ve ever had the pleasure to play beside. Great 1st baseman and a killer lefty at the plate. Would be a huge pickup for any major team

  5. Ryan McCrory says:

    Thanks fellas, I appreciate it!

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