Son of Perthshire-born stationer Dan McRorie began life in Hutchestontown, Glasgow but the family would soon move to Kings Park. From there he went to Queen's Park School and would initially join the local club as a right-winger. But at not quite nineteen he chose to turn professional, joining high-flying Airdrieonians for two seasons, mainly as a reserve.
He then made the further choice to drop a division to Stenhousemuir for a season of first-team football, from where he moved to struggling Morton seeing them promoted in 1929 and himself topping the scoring in the top division in 1930. It attracted not just the Scottish selectors, winning him a single cap, but also the attention down south of Liverpool.
However, McRorie's time at Anfield, after initial promise, was less than successful and after three season he was released, tried his hand at Millwall, Rochdale, back at Morton and Runcorn but within a year had dropped out the game almost completely. However, outwith football his time had not been entirely wasted. In 1932 he had returned to Glasgow to marry Catherine Aitken and the couple, after football, would also resettle back into their old King's Park stamping-ground. He went into the insurance business. They would have two Scottish-born children born, a boy and a girl. And both Daniel and Catherine would die locally she in 1987 and he two decades earlier in 1963 aged just fifty-seven, to be laid to rest in Cathcart's Linn Crematorium.
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