Born: April 24, 1936|
Witt, Illinois, U.S.
Died: August 9, 2013 (aged 77)|
Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
|September 20, 1957 for the Chicago Cubs|
Last MLB appearance
|July 25, 1964 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Earned run average||4.20|
Glen Frederick Hobbie (April 24, 1936 – August 9, 2013) was an American professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1957–1964. A right-hander, he stood Script error: No such module "convert". tall and weighed Script error: No such module "convert".. Born in Witt, Illinois, Hobbie attended and graduated from Witt High School.
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Overall, he posted a 62–81 won-lost record, 682 strikeouts and a 4.20 earned run average in 284 games pitched (170 as a starter) during his Major League career, with 45 complete games and 11 shutouts; he also earned six saves in relief. He surrendered 1,283 hits and 495 bases on balls.
After retiring from baseball, Hobbie worked as a supervisor for the Roller Derby Association in Litchfield. He died at the age of 77 on August 9, 2013, at a hospital in Springfield, Illinois. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sharon, and their two children.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
- Witt Illinois, Historical Society of Montgomery County Illinois