2005: Drilled seven home runs and drove in 23 runs in just 98 at bats his senior year. Slowed by injuries, he smacked four of his home runs in C-USA games, driving in 15 of his runs in league play. Was hit by a pitch 13 times, tied for fifth all-time, and was plunked 33 times in his career-one off of the all-time record at U of L. Sealed the Senior Day win over UAB (5/21) with a two-run home run in the eighth, also walking once. Equalled a career-best with a 3 for 4 effort in win over Evansville (5/17), driving in two and scoring twice. Drilled a two-run home run to left center in win over butler (5/10). His grand slam in the top of the 10th secured the Cards' ninth last at bat win of the season at Charlotte (5/8). It was his third career jack with the bases juiced. Hammered a two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the 13th with the Cards down a run to lift team to a 9-8 win over WKU (4/25). Went 2 for 6, driving in two at SLU (4/24). Reached base four different ways with a hit, walk, hit by a pitch and catcher's interference, scoring once and driving in a run at SLU (4/23a). Launched a towering solo home run on a 2 for 4 day in win at Xavier (4/20). Homered against ECU(4/17). Blasted a three-run home run to left on a 3-2 pitch to help the Cards to a 10-6 win at Houston (4/10), scoring twice on the afternoon. Walked and was twice hit by a pitch, driving in a run and scoring once against UC(3/20a). Walked and scored in a pinch-hit appearance in win over Miami (3/6b).
2004: Belted nine home runs, 13 doubles and three triples in 48 games, hitting .283 with a .533 slugging %. Named C-USA Hitter of the Week after the Cardinal sweep of the Bulls. Belted a grand slam, his second of the season, providing the margin of victory at USF(5/20). Went 5 for 10 with four RBI and four runs scored in final two games of USF series, including his ninth home run and an RBI single in the eight-run ninth on Saturday. Hit his career-best seventh home run of the season at USM(5/9), going 2 for 4 after missing six games with a shoulder injury. Cranked home run number six at ECU(4/22). Hit his fifth home run of the season in win over Evansville(4/20). Blasted his fourth home run of the season in win at #12 Tulane(4/9). Tripled home two runs in win over Marshall(3/30). Two for five with two doubles and four RBI in wins over Murray(3/16). Went 3 for 5 with a triple and two steals, including a straight steal of home in win over BSU(3/13). Singled and was hit by a pitch, scoring twice in win over Kent(3/7). Was 5 for 11 in Illinois State series. Went 2 for 4 in win over EKU(2/25), driving in one and scoring one. Launched his first career grand slam in ninth inning of win over SDSU(2/21), a towering shot to straightaway center. Was 3 for 5 with three runs and four RBI on the day.
2003: Became everyday third baseman, starting the 25 of the final 26 games. Only non-start was his first ever start at catcher, a game in which he homered. It was the end of a stretch of five home runs in six games, including four consecutive games. Went yard in back-to-back games against Tulane, the first of which tied the game in the bottom of the eighth. Was 2 for 4 with a home run and a bases-loaded single that broke the 6-6 tie at EKU(5/13). Doubled home a pair of runs in win over Houston(5/3). Tied the single game record for getting hit by a pitch when he was drilled three times against ECU(4/27). Drove in a pair with the bases loaded single in the first in win over UK(4/22). Jacked his first career home run at Charlotte(4/20). Was 4 for 10 in final two games of Cincinnati series, driving in a pair of runs and doubling twice. Singled home the tying run in the bottom of the ninth against MSU(4/8). Tripled to center and scored twice in win over Evansville(4/2). Walked twice and scored twice in the loss to Illinois(3/8). Drove home the winning run with an RBI single in the eighth at Tennessee(3/5). Drove in two more in the ninth, going 3 for 5 on the afternoon. Named to AD Honor Roll, C-USA Honor Roll and Red & Black Scholar lists.
2002: Represented Team Canada in the FISU World University Baseball Championships in Italy over the summer, starting at third base and facing Head Coach Lelo Prado and Mark Jurich. Played in 14 games, starting three at third for the Cards as a redshirt freshman. Hit .211 in limited duty, posting a 2 for 4 afternoon in his first start, driving in a run against Butler in game two of a doubleheader(3/1). Was 2 for 5 as a pinch hitter.Named to AD Honor Roll, C-USA Honor Roll and Red & Black Scholar lists.
2001: Redshirted. Made the Dean's List, and was named to AD Honor Roll, C-USA Honor Roll and Red & Black Scholar lists.
High School: A four sport athlete at Bishop Ryan Catholic HS. Without a baseball program in high school, Ryan lettered four times in volleyball, twice in badminton and once each in softball and mountain biking. Softball and badminton teams were city champions in `99. MVP of badminton squad. On honor roll all four years, and was a Canadian Academic Scholar. Hit .350 with 14 HR's in summer league.
Personal: Born 12/16/81 to Doug and Nancy McKinnon in Hamilton, Ontario. Major is Geography with concentration in environmental analysis. From the same hometown as future NHL Hall of Famer Dave Andrychuck and comedian Martin Short. Would like to have Lee Wulff, Wayne Gretzky and Meriwether Lewis join him for a day of fly-fishing. Enjoys hiking, camping and canoeing in his spare time. Favorite movie is A River Runs Through It. Favorite athletes are Nolan Ryan and Al MacInnis. Once played in a tournament game that went 13 innings, preempting a Blue Jay-Devil Ray game in SkyDome in Toronto in which the teams joined them in the dugout. Former Cardinal roommate Brennan Hall was on the opposing team. His biggest thrill in sports was representing Canada over the summer of 2002 in Italy. Favorite food is "anything he doesn't have to cook." One of two Canadians on the Cardinal roster, his favorite team is the Maple Leafs.
Career statistics for: McKinnon
Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT
2002.... .211 14-3 19 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 9 0-0
2003.... .222 49-41 144 26 32 5 3 6 25 13 44 1-1
2004.... .283 48-48 184 33 52 13 3 9 38 9 41 3-4
2005.... .194 37-28 98 24 19 3 0 7 23 20 26 0-0
TOTAL... .240 148-120 445 83 107 22 6 22 87 42 120 4-5