Eric McPherson heads into his fourth season with the Dallas Spirits Baseball Club following another NTABL All-Star trip to Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, TX as well as the Veterans (35+) team batting champion after finishing the regular 2016 campaign with an average of .511.
A veteran of the game and old school ball player, Eric has been treading the base paths around the Dallas area for many years. McPherson is one of the Club’s best hitters and defensive players as well. Typically starting at the SS position, Eric packs a great glove along side a great arm. He’s even more lethal behind the plate as the team’s best catcher. Eric is known for his high velocity throws back to the pitcher, and it’s a rare occasion when he doesn’t gun down a base runner trying to take second. Whenever in a pinch, McPherson is also a great go-to pitcher, whether it be starting or relief pitching.
Although his pitching career may have taken a turn toward retirement following off-season rotator-cuff surgery, Eric will still be effective behind the dish as well as in the infield for both the Spirits (35+) and (45+) squads. It’s likely he’ll also spend some time on the (18+) roster with his fountain-of-youth abilities. McPherson was tied for the lead with 25 hits for the Spirits (35+) squad, while finishing third in runs scored with 17, second in RBIs with 12, and also tied with the team lead in bombs, hitting 2 HR. He was also tied for second with 7 BB and second on the team with 12 stolen bases. For the Vets (45+) squad, he was tied for second with 22 hits, fifth on the team with 12 runs scored, third with 15 RBI, and second in bases swiped with 9.
Eric is always among the top in any statistical category with the team and has also been voted to the NTABL All-Star game on several occasions. He’s active in several leagues and continues to play at a top level with 18 year old players all the way up to ages 50 and above. His sense of humor is unmistakable and the team follows his on field actions as a veteran baseball player. McPherson brings that old school feel of baseball to the field and it’s obvious from his athletic ability and his physique that he’s one of the “tough guys.” McPherson resides in the Rockwall, TX area with his wife Brandy (aka Barbie), and enjoys rock music, fast cars, muscle cars, and some occasional Motley Crue.
Nickname: “McPherson,” “Erc”