Ken McBride Stats

Ken McBride was born on Monday, August 12, 1935, in Huntsville, Alabama. McBride was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 4, 1959, with the Chicago White Sox. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Ken McBride baseball stats page.

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"Nobody in the world expected us to do as well as we did in 1962. Most of the experts figured that we would be lucky to win 50 or 60 games that year. I don't know what we did that year, but it was something right. In some cases guys had career years. In other cases guys began having, what would turn out to be, good careers. It was a case of having a good mix of players, the young with the veterans. I think the moment I'll never forget from that season was when we swept a doubleheader from the Washington Senators on the Fourth of July. When we flew home to L.A. that day we were all alone in first place. Who would have believed it?" - Ken McBride In Baseball Digest (November 1991, Randy Schultz, "Where Are They Now?")

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Ken McBride Autograph on a 1964 Topps Baseball Card (#405 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1964top01' title='1964 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Ken McBride Autograph on a 1964 Topps Baseball Card (#405 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Kenneth Faye McBride
Nickname:
Ken
Born On:
08-12-1935  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Huntsville, Alabama
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
West High School (Cleveland, OH)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
08-04-1959 (Age 23)
Last Game:
08-15-1965
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $500

Ken McBride

Ken McBride Pitching Stats

1959 24 White Sox 11 2 4 0 1 .000 3.18 0 0 1 22.2 105 20 8 11 1 17 0 12 2 0 0 -
1960 25 White Sox 5 0 3 0 1 .000 3.86 0 0 0 4.2 24 6 2 2 0 3 0 4 0 1 0 -
1961 26 Angels 38 36 2 12 15 .444 3.65 11 1 1 241.2 1,038 229 98 114 28 102 4 180 8 7 0 -
1962 27 Angels 24 23 0 11 5 .688 3.50 6 4 0 149.1 640 136 58 66 9 70 3 83 5 9 0 -
1963 28 Angels 36 36 0 13 12 .520 3.26 11 2 0 251.0 1,021 198 91 101 22 82 1 147 6 14 0 -
1964 29 Angels 29 21 3 4 13 .235 5.26 0 0 1 116.1 533 104 68 77 14 75 0 66 3 16 0 -
1965 30 Angels 8 4 3 0 3 .000 6.14 0 0 0 22.0 106 24 15 17 1 14 0 11 1 2 0 -
7 Years 151 122 15 40 50 .444 3.79 28 7 3 807.2 3,467 717 340 388 75 363 8 503 25 49 0 -

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Ken McBride Hitting Stats

1959 24 White Sox 11 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167
1960 25 White Sox 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1961 26 Angels 45 83 5 7 3 0 0 0 2 3 0 35 6 0 0 1 .084 .116 .120
1962 27 Angels 24 55 6 9 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 23 0 0 0 1 .164 .164 .255
1963 28 Angels 38 87 9 15 6 1 0 0 6 1 0 32 5 3 0 2 .172 .176 .264
1964 29 Angels 29 28 0 6 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 7 2 0 1 0 .214 .371 .214
1965 30 Angels 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000
7 Years 160 264 20 38 11 1 1 0 12 11 0 102 13 3 1 4 .144 .179 .205

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Ken McBride Fielding Stats

1959 White Sox P 11 2 68 10 0.9 9 0 9 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 3.57
1960 White Sox P 5 0 14 1 0.2 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.93
1961 Angels P 38 36 725 74 1.9 72 19 53 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.68
1962 Angels P 24 23 448 63 2.6 61 20 41 2 7 n/a n/a n/a .968 3.68
1963 Angels P 36 36 753 77 2.1 74 22 52 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .961 2.65
1964 Angels P 29 21 349 43 1.5 42 13 29 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .977 3.25
1965 Angels P 8 4 66 4 0.5 4 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.64
P Totals 151 122 2,423 272 1.8 263 78 185 9 19 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.93
7 Years 151 122 2,423 272 1.8 263 78 185 9 19 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.93

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Ken McBride Miscellaneous Stats

1959 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.71 4.76 6.75
1960 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.33 7.71 5.79
1961 Angels 0 0 .000 0 7 n/a 0.0 2.4 41.5 1.76 6.70 3.80
1962 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 55.0 2.4 27.5 1.19 5.00 4.22
1963 Angels 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 2.7 14.5 1.79 5.27 2.94
1964 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 14.0 0.88 5.11 5.80
1965 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.79 4.50 5.73
7 Years 0 0 .000 0 9 n/a 264.0 2.6 22.0 1.39 5.61 4.04

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Ken McBride Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1959 Chicago White Sox 15 Undetermined - -
1960 Chicago White Sox 15 Undetermined - -
1961 Los Angeles Angels 37 Undetermined Stats -
1962 Los Angeles Angels 37 Undetermined Stats -
1963 Los Angeles Angels 37 Undetermined Stats -
1964 Los Angeles Angels 37 Undetermined - -
1965 Los Angeles Angels 37 Undetermined - -
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The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were an American League expansion team in 1961, playing then as the Los Angeles Angels . The franchise played their home games that season in Wrigley Field (Los Angeles, California), a park that was home to the Pacific Coast League (PCL) Angels from 1925 through 1957 and the PCL Hollywood Stars from 1926 though 1935 (and in 1938). The Angels won their first regular season game on April 11, 1961 , in Memorial Stadium. The Angels lost their first regular season game on April 15, 1961 , in Fenway Park.

At home, in Wrigley Field (LA), the Angels recorded their first franchise loss ( Eli Grba ) on April 27, 1961 , and their first franchise win ( Tom Morgan ) on April 28, 1961 .

On Tuesday, May 23, 1961 , Ken McBride took the mound for the expansion Angels , at Wrigley Field (LA), and did not allow the visiting Indians to score a single run, the first shutout in team history and the first one recorded by any pitcher in a regular season Major League baseball game in that ballpark.

Ken McBride, First Angels Shutout
Ken McBride (First Angels Shutout) | The Salem News (Salem, OH) | May 24, 1961 | Page 14
Did you know that when Ken McBride stepped onto the field on April 17, 1961 , he was the first player in Angels history to wear #37 in a regular season game (image from newspaper clipping below)? Later that same season, Ken McBride was selected to attend the All-Star Game, one of two Angels picked during their inaugural season ( Ryne Duren was the other). McBride would go on to become the first Angel selected to two Midsummer Classics ( 1961 & 1962 ), the first in two consecutive ( 1961 - 1962 ), the first named to three ( 1961 , 1962 , 1963 ), the first in three-consecutive ( 1961 - 1963 ) and when he (finally) took the mound that third year ( 1963 ), he was the first in team history to ever pitch in an All-Star Game and the first selected to be the starting pitcher of an All-Star Game!

Ken McBride, #37
Ken McBride | Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) | Uniform #37
Ken McBride led all American League pitchers in hit batsmen twice (14 in 1963 and 16 in 1964), the first - and to date the only - Angels pitcher to lead the league in hit batsmen in consecutive seasons!

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