Q2 Rewind: Dave McNally’s legacy as World Series hometown hero continues

Posted at 6:10 PM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 20:10:04-04

BILLINGS – The Los Angeles Dodgers face off against the Boston Red Sox this week in the 114th World Series, so this week in Q2 Rewind we’re dipping into the archives for a bit of Magic City World Series lore.

Dave McNally got his baseball start pitching for the American Legion Post 4 team at the old Cobb field, where Dehler Park sits today. He pitched for the Baltimore Orioles during a heyday that included World Series victories in 1966 and 1970. He also helped usher in the era of free agency in baseball, making it easier for players to switch teams.

This week’s Q2 Rewind features McNally’s reflections during a 1999 interview he did with Q2’s Andy Price, just a couple years before his death from cancer in 2002. Watch the video above to hear him reflect on his long career.

McNally’s legacy lives on in memory, as well as a bronze statue of him at Dehler Park that was dedicated in 2008.