|Tampa Bay Devil Rays - No. 17|
|Born:||October 2, 1990 (age 27)
|Session 1 of the 2017/2018 season for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays|
|MLR Statistics (through S2S5)|
|Earned Run Average||2.00|
|Discord ID #||#3439|
Dougie McElroy (born October 2, 1990) is an American professional fake baseball left-handed Pitcher for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays of Major League Redditball. Acquired prior to Season 2 as a free agent.
McElroy was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3 blocks away from a methadone clinic. (This is the furthest you can get from a methadone clinic before you are technically in New Jersey.) Born to Irish Catholic parents, McElroy managed to stave off the spectre of alcoholism until the ripe age of 9 years old. After getting into a barfight in 2016 with a toothless bum that turned out to be the mayor, McElroy fled his home city and traveled west to Chicago to pursue his fake baseball aspirations.
McElroy announced his draft eligibility four days after the completion of the 2017 MLR Expansion Draft, an error he would later ascribe to "Daylight Savings Time or something." As such, he became a free agent and immediately fielded offers from some of the league's most promising teams as well as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Identifying with the mediocrity of the club as well as the alcoholism of general manager Whitt Bass, McElroy signed a one-season contract with the Tampa Bay squad where he immediately took a role as a reliever to the team's primary pitcher, Ed Turner.
In session 1 of season 2, McElroy made his first appearance for the Devil Rays, coming in for relief in a 1-1 ballgame against the Toronto Blue Jays. After one scoreless inning, McElroy surrendered five runs on two homeruns in the final frame to earn the loss in front of a record turnout of 127 fans at Steve Irwin Memorial Stadium. General manager Bass reacted to McElroy's catastrophic first outing by promoting him to Bench Coach and increasing his pitch count.
In appearances since, McElroy has lowered his Earned Run Average to single digits.
In session five, McElroy pitched in the first start of his career and shocked everyone by not only not embarrassing himself, but pitching a complete game shutout, blanking the Minnesota Twins with a two-hitter in a 2-0 victory.
As of Season 2, Session 5