Butch Hobson Stats

Butch Hobson was born on Friday, August 17, 1951, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Hobson was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 7, 1975, with the Boston Red Sox. 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 Butch Hobson baseball stats page.

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"If someone were to substitute miniature anvils for cuff links in one of Hobson's dess shirts, he probably wouldn't notice the difference in weight. His swing is so powerful that most rival pitchers were happy just to have the ball remain in the park when Butch made contact." - Sportswriter Phil Elderkin in The Christian Science Monitor (January 1978)

Butch Hobson

Butch Hobson Autograph on a 1980 Topps (#420)

Butch Hobson Autograph on a 1980 Topps (#420)

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Birth Name:
Clell Lavern Hobson
Nickname:
Butch
Born On:
08-17-1951  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Bessemer High School (Bessemer, AL)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
193
First Game:
09-07-1975 (Age 24)
Last Game:
08-03-1982
Draft:
1973 : 8th Round (185th)

Butch Hobson

Butch Hobson Pitching Stats

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Butch Hobson Hitting Stats

1975 24 Red Sox 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
1976 25 Red Sox 76 269 34 63 7 5 8 0 34 15 1 62 5 3 0 8 .234 .272 .387
1977 26 Red Sox 159 593 77 157 33 5 30 0 112 27 4 162 10 3 4 17 .265 .300 .489
1978 27 Red Sox 147 512 65 128 26 2 17 0 80 50 3 122 4 8 0 15 .250 .312 .408
1979 28 Red Sox 146 528 74 138 26 7 28 0 93 30 2 78 6 6 0 23 .261 .298 .496
1980 29 Red Sox 93 324 35 74 6 0 11 0 39 25 2 69 0 3 0 10 .228 .281 .349
1981 30 Angels 85 268 27 63 7 4 4 0 36 35 0 60 2 4 1 4 .235 .321 .336
1982 31 Yankees 30 58 2 10 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 14 0 1 0 2 .172 .183 .207
8 Years 738 2,556 314 634 107 23 98 0 397 183 12 569 27 28 5 79 .248 .297 .423

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Butch Hobson Fielding Stats

1975 Red Sox 3B 1 1 27 4 4.0 4 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
1976 Red Sox 3B 76 76 2,025 220 2.9 206 60 146 14 11 n/a n/a n/a .936 2.75
1977 Red Sox 3B 159 159 477 423 2.7 400 128 272 23 27 n/a n/a n/a .946 22.64
1978 Red Sox 3B 133 133 3,477 426 3.2 383 122 261 43 25 n/a n/a n/a .899 2.97
1979 Red Sox 2B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1979 Red Sox 3B 142 141 3,654 386 2.7 361 110 251 25 17 n/a n/a n/a .935 2.67
1980 Red Sox 3B 57 55 1,353 177 3.1 161 52 109 16 5 n/a n/a n/a .910 3.21
1981 Angels 3B 83 83 2,034 241 2.9 224 85 139 17 13 n/a n/a n/a .929 2.97
1982 Yankees 1B 11 3 120 41 3.7 39 37 2 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .951 8.78
3B Totals 651 648 13,047 1,877 2.9 1,739 558 1,181 138 98 n/a n/a n/a .926 3.60
1B Totals 11 3 120 41 3.7 39 37 2 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .951 8.78
2B Totals 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
8 Years 663 651 13,170 1,918 2.9 1,778 595 1,183 140 101 n/a n/a n/a .927 3.65

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Butch Hobson Miscellaneous Stats

1975 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0.0 2.0 0.0 - - -
1976 Red Sox 0 1 .000 0 0 0 33.6 4.3 7.9 - - -
1977 Red Sox 5 4 .556 0 0 0 19.8 3.7 5.3 - - -
1978 Red Sox 1 0 1.000 0 0 14 30.1 4.2 6.4 - - -
1979 Red Sox 3 2 .600 4 0 0 18.9 6.8 5.7 - - -
1980 Red Sox 1 1 .500 3 0 36 29.5 4.7 8.3 - - -
1981 Angels 1 1 .500 0 0 2 67.0 4.5 7.4 - - -
1982 Yankees 0 0 .000 14 1 15 0.0 4.1 19.3 - - -
8 Years 11 9 .550 21 2 67 26.1 4.5 6.4 - - -

Butch Hobson

Butch Hobson Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1975 Boston Red Sox 51 $15,000.00 - -
1976 Boston Red Sox 4 $19,000.00 - -
1977 Boston Red Sox 4 $41,500.00 - -
1978 Boston Red Sox 4 Undetermined - -
1979 Boston Red Sox 4 Undetermined - -
1980 Boston Red Sox 4 Undetermined - -
1981 California Angels 10 Undetermined - -
1982 New York Yankees 24 , 35 Undetermined - -
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