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Friday, December 10, 2021

Loy McBride saw the ball well at high-A; Played four pro seasons, made AA

Loy McBride picked up a triple and some walks in this August 1990 contest with St. Lucie. He also scored four runs, The Palm Beach Post wrote

McBride's hit improved a personal streak to 14 for 41, a .341 clip, after a spot opened up for him in the lineup and he got back from an injured hamstring, The Post wrote.

"I'm fortunate to be seeing the ball real well now," McBridge told The Post. "I'm trying to keep a good attitude about the game. Being in the lineup every day helps, and it feels good to be healthy."

McBride took that late-season success on to AA in 1991. That 1991 campaign, however, proved his last. He played four seasons and didn't get higher.

McBride's career began in 1988, taken by the Twins in the 20th round of the draft out of Cal State Los Angeles.

McBride started with the Twins at rookie Elizabethton. He got into 62 games and hit .288. He went 3 for 4 in a late-August game, including a two-run eighth-inning single, The Johnson City Press wrote

"It was a nice way to end the season by knocking in a couple of runs," McBride told The Press.

McBride played 1989 at single-A Visalia. He hit .232 there over 128 games. 

He moved to the Mets for 1990 and played at high-A St. Lucie.  He hit .249 in 81 games. He also stole 30 bases.

At AA Williamsport in 1991, McBride hit .216 in 100 games. That season marked his last as a pro.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,798
Made the Majors:1,282-33.8%
Never Made Majors:2,516-66.2%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:526
10+ Seasons in the Minors:317

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