During his 18 year playing career, Quirk appeared in 984 Major League games, 525 of those as a catcher. He compiled a .240 career average with 43 home runs and 247 RBI and played for a total of eight different teams, including the 1980 AL Champion Royals, the 1985 World Champion Royals and the 1990 AL Champion Oakland A’s. Quirk originally was the Royals first-round selection (18th overall pick) in the 1972 June Draft. An American Leaguer at heart, Jamie spent only one year in the senior circuit, that being with the St. Louis Cardinals. Quirk is currently the bench coach for the Chicago Cubs.