Thursday, January 20, 2011
TTM Success- Hobie Landrith
It's been awhile since I've done a TTM post, and Hobie has been staring off into the distance from my scanned folder for almost a year and a half, so I guess it's his time to shine.
He spent thirteen seasons in the Major Leagues from 1950-63 with seven different teams and was typically a backup catcher. He only appeared in more than 80 games in a season three times and is most known for being the Mets' first selection in the 1961 expansion draft; his being picked first might partially explain the '62 Mets all-time worst record of 40-120. He spent parts of the 1962 & '63 seasons with the Orioles.
For $5, he signed my TTM request in two weeks way back in September 2009. Thanks for signing Hobie!
I also wanted to let everyone know that there's another new Orioles autograph blog out there. Friend of the blog Austin has started the Orioles Autograph Project. Check it out if you have a minute.