Quinton Antoine McCracken (born August 16, 1970) is a former professional baseball outfielder. He played twelve seasons in Major League Baseball, and was the Tampa Bay Devil Rays franchise’s first center fielder and batter on March 31, 1998.
McCracken attended South Brunswick High School and was the starting running back and the free safety in football, the starting point guard in basketball, in addition to being a baseball stand and track standout. In baseball, as a senior, he led his team to a 29-0 record and the state Championship. South
Brunswick finished the baseball season that year ranked #5 among national high school baseball teams in 1988.
After graduating from Duke University, McCracken was selected by the Colorado Rockies in their inaugural draft in 1992; in three games, he struck out in his only at bat. In 1996, he played mostly center field, batting .290 in 283 at bats. In 1997, he stole a career-high 28 bases and increased his batting average to .292.
MacCracken was drafted by the expansion Tampa Bay Devil Rays on November 18,1997, as their 4th pick in the 1997 Major League Baseball expansion draft, to be their starting center fielder for 1998. Playing in a career-high 155 games, McCracken has his best-ever season, batting .292 with 7 home runs, 59 RBI’s, and was named the Devil Rays first-ever most valuable player.
He became a free agent in 2001 and in January, 2002 signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He spent the entire season with the major league club, hitting .309 as the Diamondbacks won the NL West. He was traded to the Seattle Mariners in 2003, released and two days later resigned with Arizona.
McCracken underwent a few other team changes then signed on to play independent ball. In late 2007 he retired.
McCracken was named Assistant Director of Player Development for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010 and in 2012 he was hired as Director of Player Development for the Houston Astros.
Quinton married Maggie Moskal in 2005. The couple have a son Isaiah Cicero bone in 2008. Maggie is a cast member of VH-1s Baseball Wives.