Milt McBride, the scholar, the athlete, and the citizen, were always the one and the same outstanding individual. Born up in "the County" at Easton, this five-foot ten-and-a-half inches tall, one-hundred and sixty pound phenom with the uncanny sensory built in radar of athletic expertise, had to wait for his freshman year at the University of Maine before he began his assault on an accumulation of football, basketball, and baseball records that have never since been excelled "into." The "Easton Express" was the manner in which his feats were best expressed by students and sportswriters alike. Great as they were, Milt McBride's feats on the competitive sports field, his forthrightness, his humility, and his leadership were equally outstanding, and brought many personal and collegiate honors. It was the same pattern as a First Lieutenant with the U.S. FIeld Artillery in the European Theatre of World War II, as he was cited with three battle stars, the Bronze Star, and the Croix de Guerre with palm. Immediately following graduation from the University of Maine, Milt became a member of the Federal Land Bank in Springfield, Massachusetts. THe war over, he was President of McBride and Hoyt, Inc., President and General Manager of Easton Potato Enterprises, and followed with his own seed in Easton. Whatever Milton McBride attempted, he was a welcomed power with the community.
Maine Sports Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 2
Cumberland, ME 04021
Phone (207) 807-7666
The Maine Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1972 for the purpose of: 1) appointing and bestowing recognition awards and scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes; and, 2) to formally honor and memorialize Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction and honor to the state of Maine.