McCrary grew up in Beloit, WI. He attended a tryout with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1946, but instead earned a job with the Kansas City Monarchs. Teammate Satchel Paige nicknamed him "Youngblood" on account of his youth.
In 1950, McCrary played with the Janesville Cubs in the Wisconsin State League.
MCcrary died on July 24th, 2018.2
Minor League statistics at Baseball-Reference.com.