Inductee — Ron McClain

Ron McClain

Class of 2019

Birthplace: Indianapolis

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Biography:

Ron McClain was an MLB trainer for 25 years in the Montreal organization. He was a 1968 graduate of Warren Central HS in Indianapolis and a 1974 graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington.

In 1973 and 1974 he served as an athletic trainer for the Indianapolis Indians and the Cincinnati Reds before returning to school each fall. From 1975 – 1979 he worked with the Reds in spring training and the Indians during the regular season and then returned to the Reds for the remainder of the MLB season.

1980 provided Ron with his big break as he was named head trainer of the Montreal Expos and held that position for 25 years until December 2004. Some of his honors included: NL trainer for the All-Star game in Montreal in 1982; NL trainer for the All-Star game in Anaheim in 1989; and NL trainer for the All-Star game in Cleveland in 1997. He retired as head trainer when the team moved to Washington, DC in 2004 to become the Nationals.

Ron was a member of PBATS (Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society) for 23 years and was one of the founding members of this group. He was also a member of the NATA (National Athletic Trainers Association) for 35 years.