Playing for Boston, McBride tied a major league record with six RBI in an inning
on August 4, 1945, and made the first and final outs of the 1946 World Series. With
Washington on July 2, 1948 he set the ML record of 12 putouts in left field in an
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»August 4, 1945: Tom McBride of the Boston Red Sox drives in ML-record tying six runs in the 4th inning of the 2nd game of a doubleheader against the Senators, as the Sox score 12 runs. He doubles and triples off Santiago Ullrich and Joe Cleary, each time with the bases loaded. The Sox bat around against Cleary, who gives up seven runs on five hits and three walks. Cleary, the last major leaguer born in Ireland, gets one out, on a strikeout, but this is his only ML appearance and he'll finish with a 189. ERA. The Senators then call on Bert Shepard, who remarkably pitches five 1/3 innings giving up one run on three hits. For Shepard, who was wounded in WW2 and lost a leg, this too will be his only major league appearance. The Sox win, 15–4.
»July 2, 1948: The Senators beat the Yankees, 2–1, in 12 innings as Walt Masterson allows three hits and goes all the way for the win. Tom McBride makes 12 putouts to set the American League record for PO in LF in extra innings. The Yanks drop two games behind 1st-place Cleveland and one 1/2 games behind the A's.