Saturday, July 21, 2012

Player Profile: Shooty Babitt

I have three cards of Shooty Babitt. This one is from 1982 Fleer. 

Playing career: Shooty Babitt played in 54 major league games, all in 1981 for the Oakland A’s, hitting .256 with 0 HR and 14 RBI. He was fifth in the AL Rookie of the Year voting.

Where he is now: Babitt’s situation is pretty unique – he actually works for two teams! He is a scout for the Mets, and an A’s TV analyst. Presumably there is not direct conflict there but it’s still pretty odd.

My memories: He’s from before my time. Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is fourth when you type Shooty, between Shootyz Groove I Train Video, a rap rock video, and Shooty Mans 3, a video game parody. There do not appear to be any other prominent Shooty Babitts.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Brandon Backe.

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