Hobie Landrith

Hobert Neal Landrith
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Born: March 16, 1930 in Decatur, IL
Signed: 1948 by the Cincinnati Reds
Acquired: via the Expansion Draft from the San Francisco Giants, October 1961
Departed: sent to the Baltimore Orioles to complete an earlier deal, June 1962; the Mets had traded a player to be named later (Landrith) and cash to the Orioles for
Marv Throneberry

 

Hobie was the first player chosen by the Mets in the expansion draft. He played in only 23 games for New York, but will forever be the first Met. He's pictured here on a 1961 Topps Stamps panel, and below on a 1962 Jay Publishing photo.

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BATTING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G   AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1950 Cin NL   4   14   1   3  0  0  0   1   3  0  -   1   2   0   0  - .313 .214 .214
1951 Cin NL   4   13   3   5  1  0  0   0   6  0  0   1   1   0   0  - .429 .462 .385
1952 Cin NL  15   50   1  13  4  0  0   4  17  0  1   4   0   0   0  - .260 .340 .260
1953 Cin NL  52  154  15  37  3  1  3  16  51  2  0   8  12   1   0  - .299 .331 .240
1954 Cin NL  48   81  12  16  0  0  5  14  31  1  0   9  18   0   2  1 .340 .383 .198
1955 Cin NL  43   87   9  22  3  0  4   7  37  0  1  14  10   0   1  0 .330 .425 .253
1956 Chi NL 111  312  22  69 10  3  4  32  97  0  2  38  39   1   7  3 .307 .311 .221
1957 StL NL  75  214  18  52  6  0  3  26  67  1  2  27  25   0   1  3 .318 .313 .243
1958 StL NL  70  144   9  31  4  0  3  13  44  0  1  21  26   0   1  0 .335 .306 .215
1959 S F NL 109  283  30  71 14  0  3  29  94  0  4  23  43   0   5  4 .345 .332 .251
1960 S F NL  71  190  18  46 10  0  1  20  59  1  1  11  23   0   3  2 .321 .311 .242
1961 S F NL  43   71  11  17  4  0  2  10  27  0  0   7  12   0   2  3 .337 .380 .239
1962 2teams  83  212  24  50  7  1  5  24  74  0  0  12  27   1   0  3 .321 .349 .236
1963 2teams  44  104   6  18  3  0  1   7  24  0  0  12  15   0   1  0 .277 .231 .173
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METS TOTALS  23   45   6  13  3  0  1   7  19  0  0   3   8   0   0  1 .389 .422 .289
OTHER CLUBS 749 1884 173 437 66  5 33 196 612  5 12 185 245   3  23 18 .319 .325 .232
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CAREER TOTS 772 1929 179 450 69  5 34 203 631  5 12 188 253   3  23 19 .320 .327 .233

 

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB     G   AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1962 *METS*  23   45   6  13  3  0  1   7  19  0  0   3   8   0   0  1 .389 .422 .289
1962 Bal AL  60  167  18  37  4  1  4  17  55  0  0   9  19   1   0  2 .302 .329 .222
1963 Bal AL   2    1   0   0  0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0   0   0   0  0 .000 .000 .000
1963 Was AL  42  103   6  18  3  0  1   7  24  0  0  12  15   0   1  0 .280 .233 .175

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This is a list of the Hobie Landrith cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.

1962 Jay Publishing

 

1954 Bowman #220

1955 Bowman #50

1956 Topps #314

1957 Topps #182

1958 Topps #24b (white team letters)

1959 Topps #422

1960 Topps #42
1960 Topps #42
(2014 Topps buy-back)

1961 Post Box #150
1961 Topps #114
1961 Topps Stamps
(uncut panel)

1962 Jay Publishing Mets
1962 Topps #279

1963 Topps #209

1991 WIZ Mets #224

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