The Obit For Tom McBride

Former Red Sox Fielder McBride Dies

.c The Associated Press

 AP-NY-12-26-01 2155EST

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) - Tom McBride, an outfielder on the Boston Red Sox team that lost to St. Louis in the 1946 World Series, died Wednesday. He was 87.

McBride, a career .275 hitter, had his best major league season in 1945, when he hit .305 with one home run and 47 RBIs. He hit .301 in 61 games in 1946, when the Red Sox lost to the Cardinals in the World Series in seven games.

He made his major league debut with the Red Sox in 1943. Two games into the 1947 season, he was traded to Washington and finished his career with the Senators in 1948. McBride hit two homers and drove in 141 runs in six big league seasons.

McBride was born in Bonham, Texas, on Nov. 2, 1914, and lived in Wichita Falls for nearly 40 years.

Funeral arrangements were pending, said Henry Medina, assistant funeral director at the Owens and Brumley Funeral Home in Wichita Falls. Information about survivors was not immediately available.