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SMSBL Hall of Famer Roy McDaniel
Roy McDaniel
2019 Inductee
    Roy began playing baseball at the age of 8yrs old for the Seals of Airport LL. His baseball uniform were a pair of Blue Jeans & Wing-tip shoes, and is where he began to learn to be a Catcher for the team during his days at Airportand made severalAll-Star teams. In 1975. Roy attended Goethe Jr High where again he won the starting catching job. From 1977 to 1979 Roy attended Luther Burbank High School where he played Football and Baseball. His junior year at Burbank he started catching for the Varsity team And hit .330 that year. His senior year was his best there with many awards. Such as Channel 3’s “Athelete of the week” and Hitting .363 and helped lead Burbank to its first ever Metro League Championship, going to the Tournament of Champions playoffs at Harry Renfree field where they finished 2nd to Valley High H.S. Roy graduated from Burbank in 1979, the following year attended Sacramento City College, and played for Jerry Weinstein who changed Roy’s position to right field because of his speed and arm strength. Weinstein told him his speed and arm was being wasted as a catcher. He earned 2nd team honors his first year and his final season first team honors and hit .330 is on Sac city’s Wall of Fame with guys like Dennis Veigas,R.J Reynolds, And Chris Bosio. He then went to Sacramento state for 2yrs and despite injuries still hit well over .300. Roy had an Outstanding second year, He led all of Division 2 in hitting til the final two weeks and finished 3rd in the Nation Hitting .393 and a school record 65hits, 43 stolen bases,15 doubles 8 triples with 10 home runs. Which got the New York Yankee’s Scout Greg Orr planing on signing him. But Toronto Blue Jays Scout Jessie Flores got to him first so off to Canada he went from 1984 to 1987 where he had very good seasons before it ended when he injured his right knee sliding. He then had to have Reconstructive Knee Surgery which put Roy down for a year. When Roy began playing again he played for the Semi-Pro Team Sacramento Smokey’s for 13 seasons with players like Sammy Lovelace who once played for the Oakland A’s,ex pro Steve Brown brother of SMSBL hall of famer Bobby Brown, and Steve Welch, and Butch Metzger. In the SMSBL Roy started with the Mariners, then went on to the Cardinals, the Rivercats, and now the Royals. He’s been blessed to have teammates like Steve Welch, Gary Stonebrook, Dennis Viegas whom he misses dearly, and Jeff Chandler to name a few. Roy has three World Series rings and a Woodland Davis MSBL Labor Day MVP where he had 22 hits in 24 at bats. Roy gives all the credit for his ability and faith to his late mother Daisey who got him to every game while growing up and remains forever his Guardian Angel.