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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Softball Musings

Hobie Landrith was the first-ever draft choice by the New York Mets, chosen by the team with their inaugural selection in the 1961 MLB expansion draft. He played for some of Major League Baseball's most historic franchises during his career, including the Chicago Cubs; San Francisco Giants; and Washington Senators, as well as the Cincinnati Reds; St. Louis Cardinals; and Baltimore Orioles, in addition to the Mets.

Did you know that Hobie Landrith's granddaughter followed in his athletic footsteps on the diamond? A four-year player for the Baylor Bears, Robin Landrith played multiple positions including her grandfather's old spot of catcher. She recorded a .982 fielding percentage in her career, with just fifteen errors to her name and more than seven hundred putouts. She earned numerous academic honors during her career in addition.

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