Hobie Landrith Stats

Hobie Landrith was born on Sunday, March 16, 1930, in Decatur, Illinois. Landrith was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 30, 1950, with the Cincinnati Reds. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Hobie Landrith baseball stats page.

'"You have to have a catcher or you'll have a lot of passed balls': This quotation was reportedly occasioned by the Mets ' decision to make well-traveled thirty-one-year-old catcher Hobie Landrith their first choice in the 1961 expansion draft. When I tried to pin down the date and precise wording of Stengel's remark, however, I found that it did not appear in print at the time, and at first I was unable to find any citations of it that preceded his death. This made me skeptical of the legitimacy of the quotation until Bobby Plapinger did some impressive research on the topic. He uncovered the earlier known published version of the quotation, which appeared in the 1966 book Backstage at the Mets , written by Mets broadcaster Lindsey Nelson (with Al Hishberg). On page 64, Nelson mentions the drafting of Landrith and then writes, 'Later, when I asked Casey Stengel why the Mets started with a catcher, he replied with typic Stengel logic. 'When ya build a ball club,' he said, 'ya gotta start with a catcher, 'cause if you don't you'll have all pass balls.'" - Author Peter Morris in Catcher: The Evolution of an American Folk Hero (Ivan R. Dee Publishing, 04/03/2009, Page 295)
Hobie Landrith

Hobie Landrith Autograph on a 1960 Topps Baseball Card (#42 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1960top01' title='1960 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Hobie Landrith Autograph on a 1960 Topps Baseball Card (#42 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Hobert Neal Landrith
Nickname:
Hobie
Born On:
03-16-1930  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Decatur, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Northeastern High School (Detroit, MI)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
170
First Game:
07-30-1950 (Age 20)
Last Game:
08-07-1963
Draft:
Not Applicable
Hobie Landrith

Hobie Landrith Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Hobie Landrith

Hobie Landrith Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1950 20 Reds 4 14 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .214 .313 .214
1951 21 Reds 4 13 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .385 .429 .462
1952 22 Reds 15 50 1 13 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 .260 .260 .340
1953 23 Redlegs 52 154 15 37 3 1 3 0 16 12 1 8 0 0 1 2 .240 .299 .331
1954 24 Redlegs 48 81 12 16 0 0 5 0 14 18 2 9 2 1 0 1 .198 .340 .383
1955 25 Redlegs 43 87 9 22 3 0 4 0 7 10 1 14 1 0 0 2 .253 .330 .425
1956 26 Cubs 111 312 22 69 10 3 4 0 32 39 15 38 7 3 1 2 .221 .307 .311
1957 27 Cardinals 75 214 18 52 6 0 3 0 26 25 1 27 1 3 0 4 .243 .318 .313
1958 28 Cardinals 70 144 9 31 4 0 3 0 13 26 4 21 1 0 0 2 .215 .335 .306
1959 29 Giants 109 283 30 71 14 0 3 0 29 43 7 23 5 4 0 6 .251 .345 .332
1960 30 Giants 71 190 18 46 10 0 1 0 20 23 2 11 3 2 0 5 .242 .321 .311
1961 31 Giants 43 71 11 17 4 0 2 0 10 12 3 7 2 3 0 3 .239 .337 .380
1962 32 Mets 23 45 6 13 3 0 1 0 7 8 0 3 0 1 0 0 .289 .389 .422
1962 32 Orioles 60 167 18 37 4 1 4 0 17 19 1 9 0 2 1 4 .222 .302 .329
1963 33 Orioles 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1963 33 Senators 42 103 6 18 3 0 1 0 7 15 1 12 1 0 0 3 .175 .280 .233
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
14 Years 772 1,929 179 450 69 5 34 0 203 253 38 188 23 19 3 35 .233 .320 .327
Hobie Landrith

Hobie Landrith Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1950 Reds C 4 4 96 17 4.3 17 15 2 0 0 0 3 0 1.000 4.78
1951 Reds C 4 4 113 25 6.3 25 23 2 0 0 0 2 1 1.000 5.97
1952 Reds C 14 13 341 63 4.5 63 56 7 0 0 0 3 4 1.000 4.99
1953 Redlegs C 47 41 1,060 195 4.1 192 179 13 3 4 2 8 7 .985 4.89
1954 Redlegs C 42 26 727 140 3.3 138 123 15 2 1 1 2 6 .986 5.13
1955 Redlegs C 27 20 550 100 3.7 100 86 14 0 3 1 4 6 1.000 4.91
1956 Cubs C 99 90 2,406 552 5.6 538 483 55 14 9 10 38 22 .975 6.04
1957 Cardinals C 67 56 1,550 373 5.6 368 339 29 5 3 4 16 14 .987 6.41
1958 Cardinals C 45 34 976 245 5.4 243 227 16 2 3 2 20 5 .992 6.72
1959 Giants C 109 88 2,346 626 5.7 621 576 45 5 5 4 23 24 .992 7.15
1960 Giants C 70 56 1,530 382 5.5 369 346 23 13 5 4 30 13 .966 6.51
1961 Giants C 30 18 523 137 4.6 135 126 9 2 2 1 7 5 .985 6.97
1962 Mets C 21 12 356 93 4.4 90 87 3 3 0 3 12 3 .968 6.83
1962 Orioles C 60 50 1,381 329 5.5 323 289 34 6 5 4 23 18 .982 6.31
1963 Orioles C 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 9.00
1963 Senators C 37 29 796 181 4.9 177 160 17 4 3 2 14 9 .978 6.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
C Totals 677 541 14,754 3,459 5.1 3,400 3,116 284 59 43 38 205 137 .983 6.22
14 Years 677 541 14,754 3,459 5.1 3,400 3,116 284 59 43 38 205 137 .983 6.22
Hobie Landrith

Hobie Landrith Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1950 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 14.0 14.0 - - -
1951 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 13.0 0.0 - - -
1952 Reds 0 1 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 12.5 12.5 - - -
1953 Redlegs 2 0 1.000 6 0 n/a 51.3 19.3 9.6 - - -
1954 Redlegs 1 0 1.000 7 0 n/a 16.2 9.0 5.8 - - -
1955 Redlegs 0 1 .000 18 0 n/a 21.8 6.2 12.4 - - -
1956 Cubs 0 2 .000 18 0 n/a 78.0 8.2 9.8 - - -
1957 Cardinals 1 2 .333 13 0 n/a 71.3 7.9 8.2 - - -
1958 Cardinals 0 1 .000 32 0 n/a 48.0 6.9 11.1 - - -
1959 Giants 0 4 .000 3 0 n/a 94.3 12.3 9.8 - - -
1960 Giants 1 1 .500 3 0 n/a 190.0 17.3 9.5 - - -
1961 Giants 0 0 .000 16 0 n/a 35.5 10.1 7.1 - - -
1962 Mets 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 45.0 15.0 6.4 - - -
1962 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 41.8 18.6 9.8 - - -
1963 Orioles 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1963 Senators 0 0 .000 6 0 n/a 103.0 8.6 14.7 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
14 Years 5 12 .294 127 0 n/a 56.7 10.3 9.5 - - -
Hobie Landrith

Hobie Landrith Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1950 Cincinnati Reds 8 Undetermined - -
1951 Cincinnati Reds 8 Undetermined - -
1952 Cincinnati Reds 10 Undetermined - -
1953 Cincinnati Redlegs 5 Undetermined - -
1954 Cincinnati Redlegs 5 Undetermined - -
1955 Cincinnati Redlegs 5 Undetermined - -
1956 Chicago Cubs 15 Undetermined - -
1957 St. Louis Cardinals 16 Undetermined - -
1958 St. Louis Cardinals 16 Undetermined - -
1959 San Francisco Giants 5 Undetermined - -
1960 San Francisco Giants 5 Undetermined - -
1961 San Francisco Giants 5 Undetermined - -
1962 New York Mets 5 Undetermined - -
1962 Baltimore Orioles 30 Undetermined - -
1963 Baltimore Orioles 30 Undetermined - -
1963 Washington Senators 5 Undetermined - -


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