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Glen Hobbie

Glen Hobbie
Pitcher
Born: (1936-04-24)April 24, 1936
Witt, Illinois, U.S.
Died: August 9, 2013(2013-08-09) (aged 77)
Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 20, 1957 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
July 25, 1964 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Win-Loss record 62–81
Earned run average 4.20
Innings pitched 1,263
Teams

Glen Frederick Hobbie (April 24, 1936 – August 9, 2013) was an American professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1957–1964. A right-hander, he stood 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighed 195 pounds (88 kg). Born in Witt, Illinois, Hobbie attended and graduated from Witt High School.[1]

All but 13 of Hobbie's 284 games played were spent in the uniform of the Chicago Cubs, for whom he won 16 games in back-to-back seasons (19591960). He also lost 20 games in 1960, tying for the National League lead in that category. He was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for veteran pitcher Lew Burdette on June 2, 1964, but his last MLB appearance came only seven weeks later and Hobbie finished that campaign in minor league baseball.

Overall, he posted a 62–81 won-lost record, 682 strikeouts and a 4.20 earned run average in 284 games pitched (170 as a starter) during his Major League career, with 45 complete games and 11 shutouts; he also earned six saves in relief. He surrendered 1,283 hits and 495 bases on balls.

After retiring from baseball, Hobbie worked as a supervisor for the Roller Derby Association in Litchfield. He died at the age of 77 on August 9, 2013, at a hospital in Springfield, Illinois. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sharon, and their two children.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Glen Hobbie Statistics and History". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Glen F Hobbie, 77

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
  • Witt Illinois, Historical Society of Montgomery County Illinois
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