McNertney had a nine-year run in the majors, serving mostly as a backup catcher for the Chicago White Sox, Seattle Pilots (and then Milwaukee Brewers), St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates. McNertney came up in 1964 with Chicago but spent 1965 in the minors. He returned to the majors the next year and stayed until 1973 which was his final year. He appeared in 128 games for the Pilots in 1969, hitting .241 while posting career highs in home runs (8), RBI (55) and runs scored (39). McNertney had the last at bat in Seattle Pilots’ history. He struck out to make the last out in the team’s final game in October of 1969. Following his playing career, he was a coach for the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.
Jerry McNertney – career stats