July 7, 2014 at 9:02 pm #14677July 7, 2014 at 11:30 pm #14678
Gosh,he has been snakebit. Hope he can get a full season in.July 9, 2014 at 2:09 am #14696
Looks like Matt is back on the ball field and doing well. Expected back with the Skysox after the AS breakAugust 9, 2014 at 7:59 pm #14967
I think Matt has a really good chance for a September callup. He is hitting about .375 in August and has brought his average up over.300 for the season which is the highest for anyone over 23 games. Included in his August hitting is 2 homers and 2 doubles.August 18, 2014 at 4:12 pm #15084
Per The Morning Call
McBride is hitting .327 in 31 games since recovering from a broken foot. The Liberty High School grad had seven doubles, a triple, four home runs and 21 runs batted in during that span.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound outfielder-first baseman is batting .331 in 50 games, which includes a four-game rehab stint with rookie league Grand Junction after suffering a stress fracture in his right foot in an April 18 game.
The Lehigh University product has a nine-game hitting streak for Triple-A Colorado Springs, including a season-high four hits Aug. 7 against Omaha.
McBride, a second-round pick of the Cleveland Indians in 2006, had a nine-game hitting streak in late July when he was named Pacific Coast League player of the weekAugust 20, 2014 at 2:26 am #15117
Rockies purchased his contract and called him up.August 21, 2014 at 1:25 am #15127
I believe that this is the first time that any Patriot League school (for all 3 sports) has had a representative on the MLB, NFL and NBA roster at the same time.August 21, 2014 at 1:27 am #15129
Off target a little, but Chicago Cubs called up an old LU nemesis on the gridiron: Matt Szczur, a Villanova football offensive juggernaut.August 21, 2014 at 1:45 am #15130
Think so. Dont forget MLL,we have 2 active and I think 7 more on inactive collegiate list. Only prior MLB that I remembetfor LU was a pretty good relief pitcher for the Angels,whose name I just cant recall.August 21, 2014 at 3:16 am #15131
Matt hits Grand Slam in 1st game as a Rockie. Wow!!August 21, 2014 at 3:44 am #15133
This is Matt’s 2nd time up with the Rockies and his second game during this stint but that grand slam should get him some playing time for the rest of the season.
The pitcher you were talking about may have been my class mate Paul Hartzell ’75. Craig Anderson was another notable. There have been a total of of 18 Engineers/Mountainhawks who played in the majors.August 21, 2014 at 3:48 am #15134
Yes!! I recalled Paul could not remember his last name.. 18, I’m pleasantly surprised. Forgot Matt was up once before. Hope this earns him a real shot.August 21, 2014 at 5:13 am #15135
Hartzell was one of four men the Angels traded to the Twins for Hall-of-Famer Rod Carew … you may have heard of two of the other three: Brad Havens and Ken LandreauxAugust 21, 2014 at 10:50 am #15136
Remember the article SI did on him. Lehigh in SI ,boy I was so proud .August 22, 2014 at 7:09 am #15140
Per TMH’s find, looks like last Lehigh MLB homer before Matt’s two in his first callup in 2012 came in 1926.
Trot out the historians to determine if he was the first Engineer to ever hit a grand slam. Lehigh now has a whopping 21 HRs in its history, three in the last 84 years — all by McBride.
BTW: Here’s a good clip about “the pride of Lehigh” hitting the grannie (look atthe smile on his face when he enters the dugout):
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