Max C Macon was born in Pensacola, Florida
on October 14, 1915. He signed with the St Louis Cardinals in 1934
and was 15-11 with
in the Western Association. He joined
of the Three-I League in 1935 and had an impressive 19-7 record but
also hit .265 with 17 RBIs as a part-time first baseman and
He was promoted to
of the American Association in 1936 and had a 12-12 record, followed
by a 21-12 record in 1937 with a 3.46 ERA and a .357 batting
He joined the Cardinals in 1938, and made his
debut on April 21. In 38 games he was 4-11 with a 4.11 ERA.
was back at Columbus
in 1939 and was purchased by the Brooklyn Dodgers in September. He
pitched for the Montreal Royals of the International League in 1940,
and made two relief appearances for the Dodgers.
Back at Montreal
in 1941, Macon was given another
chance by the Dodgers in 1942 and made 14 appearances for a 5-3
record and impressive 1.93 ERA. He was 7-5 with
in 1943 but also played three games at first base.
joined the Boston Braves, primarily as a first baseman-outfielder.
He played a career-high 106 games and batted .273 with 36 RBIs.
entered military service with the Army after the 1944 season
concluded. He was originally based at Fort McClelland in Alabama,
and then transferred to
Maryland in April 1945. While at Fort
McClelland, Private Macon was
hospitalized for 29 days from injuries suffered in a dynamite
did not return to professional baseball until the 1947 season. He
played just one game with the Boston Braves, pitching two scoreless
innings in relief on April 17, and spending the rest of the season
with Milwaukee where he batted .307.
continued to play in the minor leagues into the 1950s and this time
was highlighted by his 1951 season with Hazard in the Mountain
States League, when he hit .409 with 17 home runs and 148 RBIs.
From 1956 to 1959, he managed St Paul in the Dodgers’ organization before
becoming a scout. Living in Louisville, Kentucky, Macon
also became well known as a high school and college basketball
Max Macon moved back to
in 1966, and passed away on August 5, 1989 in Jupiter, Florida. He was 73.