McMullen played for 16 years in the big leagues, breaking in with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1962 and finishing with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1977. In between, he played in 1,583 games for the Dodgers, Washington Senators, California Angels, Oakland A’s and Brewers. He hit .248 with 156 home runs while predominately playing third base. McMullen finished 26th in the 1972 American League MVP vote while playing for the Angels. He hit .269 with nine home runs that season. His best year at the plate came in 1969 while playing for Washington. He posted a .272 average, which would go down as his career best, to go with 70 RBIs and 83 runs scored, both of which were also his career highs. He also hit 19 home runs that season.
McMullen played in 79 games for the 1963 world champion Los Angeles Dodgers. Unfortunately, due to an injured hamstring, he did not play in the World Series against the New York Yankees.
He took Seattle Mariner Tom House deep on September 14, 1977 in the eighth inning of their game at the Kingdome in what would be his last career at bat. The blast plated two and sealed an 8-5 win for Milwaukee.
Ken McMullen – career stats