Friday, June 17, 2016

Player Profile: Hubie Brooks

I have 89 cards of Hubie Brooks. This one is from 1988 Donruss.

Playing career: Hard as it may be to believe now, but third base was once an impossible role for the Mets to fill. When Hubie Brooks came up in the 1980s he was the first legitimate regular third baseman to play several years for the Mets. After the 1984 season the Mets traded him to the Expos for Gary Carter. The Expos moved him to shortstop where he blossomed into an all-star, but injuries prevented him from putting together a really spectacular career. Overall in 1,645 major league games he hit .269 with 149 HR and 824 RBI.

My memories: I remember him as a regular on baseball cards and stickers but he spent most of his career in the NL and I don’t have any specific memories of him.

Where he is now: Anyone know where Hubie Brooks is now?

Google Autocomplete results: He is second when you type Hubi, between Hubie Brown, a retired basketball coach, and Hubic, an online storage company. There do not appear to be any other prominent Hubie Brookses.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Monte Brooks.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like he just went back to LA and concentrated on family...