Ken McBride

1965 Topps

A three-time all star, McBride pitched for seven seasons in the big leagues, winning 40 games in the process. He pitched in 16 games for the Chicago White Sox in 1959 and 1960, then was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 1960 expansion draft. McBride found immediate success with the Halos, winning 12 games in 1961 and going to the first of three consecutive all-star games. He was an 11-game winner in 1962, then won 13 more in 1963. However, his record fell to 4-13 in 1964 as his ERA ballooned to 5.26. The following season he pitched in just eight games for the now California Angels, concluding his big-league career.


McBride was on the mound on July 9, 1963 at Cleveland Stadium to start that year’s Midsummer Classic. He pitched three innings and allowed three runs. He did not factor into the decision.

Ken McBride – career stats 


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