Tim McIntosh

1983 Hopkins High School graduate and University of Minnesota alumnus Tim McIntosh was born in Minneapolis on March 21, 1965. After three seasons with the Gophers, he was selected by the Brewers in the third round of the 1986 draft.

McIntosh made his major league debut against the Minnesota Twins in Milwaukee on September 3, 1990 (age 25). Unfortunately for Tim, Twins pitcher Mark Guthrie hurled a complete-game shutout, holding McIntosh 0-for-3 (and fellow Golden Gopher Paul Molitor 0-for-4).

He homered for his first major league hit on September 28. (It was also his only major league hit of the season. With the Yankees leading 6-1, McIntosh entered in the seventh as a defensive replacement for catcher B.J. Surhoff. McIntosh led off the bottom of the eighth with a homer off Yankees starter Steve Adkins. Yankees held on to win 7-2.)

He was a September call-up in 1991, going 4-for-9 with a home run in his first two games. He played only as a defensive replacement, however, in five subsequent games, making only two plate appearances. McIntosh, in fact, only started 25 of the 71 major league games he played in, and 20 of those starts came in 1992 when he played in a total of 35 games, collecting 14 of his 21 career hits while batting .182.

McIntosh appeared in one game as a late-inning defensive replacement for Milwaukee in 1993 before being claimed off waivers by the Montreal Expos on April 14. He played in 20 games for the Expos, collecting two hits and zero walks in 21 plate appearances for an .095 batting average. He became a free agent after the season and was signed by the Minnesota Twins. He spent the 1994 season with triple-A Salt Lake, hitting .338 with 18 home runs. After the 1994 season, his contract was purchased by the Nippon-Ham Fighters in Japan where he hit just .220.

In February 1996, McIntosh signed as a free agent with the New York Yankees. He played in three games for the big-league club that season. He appeared in his final major league game on June 12, 1996 at age 31, entering in the ninth as a defensive replacement at third in a 7-4 Yankee loss in Toronto.

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