Kevin McReynolds to be Honored as a SEC Baseball Legend


The Southeast Conference announced the inaugural SEC Baseball Legends honors to be presented to former college baseball players of member teams. The ceremony is to take place at the SEC Baseball Tournament at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala.May 22-27.

The 2012 class includes Dr. Jeffrey Laubenthal, Alabama; Kevin McReynolds, Arkansas; Brad Wilkerson, Florida; Rev. Reggie Andrews, Georgia. Four legends will be recognized each year, with representatives from Auburn, LSU, Kentucky and Missouri set to be honored in 2013.

The bio on McReynolds was provided by

ARKANSAS – Kevin McReynolds, Outfield, 1979-81

McReynolds, a native of North Little Rock, Ark., put together a great career as an Arkansas Razorback…McReynolds was a three-year letterwinner at Arkansas, appearing in 151 games with a career batting average of .337 while also totaling 33 home runs and 121 RBI…Ranks tied for 10th in school history in career homers and third in career slugging percentage with a .642 mark…As a freshman, McReynolds guided the Razorbacks to the first College World Series appearance in program history…Earned College World Series all-tournament team recognition in helping the Razorbacks to a second-place finish…Also earned All-American and All-Southwest Conference honors in 1980 and 1981…Named Most Valuable Player at the 1980 Southwest Conference Tournament…Following his collegiate playing career at the University of Arkansas, McReynolds was drafted with the sixth overall pick in the 1981 Major League Baseball Draft and went on to play 12 seasons in the Major Leagues…McReynolds played for the San Diego Padres, the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals in his professional career… His best season as a pro came in the 1988 season for the New York Mets. McReynolds had a .288 batting average, 27 home runs and 99 RBI to finish third in the National League MVP vote.

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