Hobie Landrith

1959 Topps

A veteran of 14 major league seasons, Landrith served as catcher for seven different teams from 1950-1963. While not ever really a starter, Landrith did crack the 100 games played two different times during his career. The most action he saw came in 1956 when he played in 111 games for the Chicago Cubs. He hit .221 that year in 362 at bats, setting a career high with 32 RBI. In 772 big league games, Landrith hit .233 with 34 home runs and 203 runs driven in. In a bit of interesting trivia, Landrith was the first pick of the New York Mets in the 1961 expansion draft. He has one of the more complete and well documented Wikipedia pages of any baseball player I have ever come across. You can see it here.


Hobie Landrith – career stats

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Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

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