Bake McBride

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Bake McBride
Right fielder / Center fielder
Born: (1949-02-03) February 3, 1949 (age 65)
Fulton, Missouri
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 26, 1973 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1983 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Batting average .299
Hits 1,153
Runs batted in 430
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Arnold Ray "Bake" McBride (born February 3, 1949), also nicknamed "Shake n' Bake" and "The Callaway Kid", is a former Major League Baseball outfielder, known primarily as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies' teams of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Selected in the 37th round in 1970 as the 811th player,[1] he made his major league debut for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1974, finishing the season with 173 base hits, 30 stolen bases, and a .309 batting average, and was named the National League's Rookie of the Year, the first Cardinal to earn the award since Bill Virdon in 1955. On June 15, 1977, McBride was traded, with Steve Waterbury, by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Phillies for Tom Underwood, Dane Iorg, and Rick Bosetti. It was with the Phillies in which he won the 1980 World Series. On February 16, 1982, McBride was traded to the Cleveland Indians for Sid Monge. On November 7, 1983, he was granted free agency, but chose to retire from baseball.

Trivia[edit]

While getting set in the batter's box, McBride would routinely scuff the dirt around to such a degree that parts of the chalk lines could no longer be seen.[citation needed]

Noted for his speed, this helped him excel in other sports. According to Westminster College, he participated in baseball, basketball, and track during his two years at Westminster, where he holds the school record in the 200-meter dash.

He scored the winning run in a 25-inning game versus the New York Mets, advancing around the bases from first on a botched pick-off throw.[2]

His nephew Joe McBride is a jazz keyboardist and singer.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cardinals' Media Relations, ed. (2001). St. Louis Cardinals 2001 Media Guide. Hadler Printing Company. pp. D–18. 
  2. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals 4, New York Mets 3". retrosheet.org. September 11, 1974. Retrieved November 30, 2014. [On the play, second base] umpire Bob Engel called a balk[,] but a recent rule change allowed advances on an overthrow; previously ball was dead on a balk unless it was put in play. 
  3. ^ Hogan, Ed. "Joe McBride". allmusic.com. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 

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