From baby Brave to World Series champion, Brian McCann has had a rare career that would best any fathomable script. And he didn’t rule out coming full circle. McCann and the Rally Foundation hosted a Benefit Bash dinner Friday at the Georgia Aquarium, followed by a celebrity charity softball game Saturday. The Astros catcher has been involved with the foundation for a decade, and Friday’s event raised over $1 million for the first time in the organization’s history. Before greeting guests, McCann spoke with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the foundation, his career and the possibility of retiring with the franchise he still loves. McCann has come a long way from his Braves days, when in his debut season he homered off Astros legend Roger Clemons in the postseason. Twelve seasons later, McCann was still homering in October, only for those Astros on the biggest stage. “It feels like it was yesterday, to be honest with you,” McCann said. He recalled his nerves when realizing he was going to catch John Smoltz and face Clemons as a 21-year-old rookie. He hasn’t had the opportunity to reflect on the most successful season of his career just yet.
Astros' McCann would '100 percent' want to end career with Braves
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Nov 12