McBride looked promising in the expansion Angels' inaugural season, finishing 12-15
with a 3.65 ERA in 1961, and was a regular starter for the club in each of its first
four seasons. His best season was 1962, when he was 11-5, 3.50, with four shutouts,
despite losing time to a back injury. His career was ended in 1965 by a sore arm.