I pulled this lovely Cubs autograph out of a retail Heritage blaster… Which is kind of funny because it was just about a year ago that I pulled a Jim Brosnan autograph out of a retail Heritage pack.
This is the best pull I’ve had so far in the still-young year, but the thing is that I don’t know anything about Mr. Glen Hobbie other than what I Googled before writing this post.
Did you know…?
In 1960 Glen Hobbie lead the Cubs with 16 wins! Ooh, that’s good!
He also lead the Majors with 20 losses. That’s bad.
…But he pitched 4 shutouts and 16 complete games! That’s good!
…and lead the NL with 114 earned runs. That’s bad.
In 1959 Hobbie was working on a perfect game when that no-good, rotten Stan Musial had to go and break it up. You hear so many good things about Musial, but nobody every talks about what a spoilsport he was.
Anyway, what it boils down to is that Glen Hobbie was a good pitcher on some less-than-great Cubs teams… but…
…and here’s where you Cubs fans come in…
…but is there a particular reason, perhaps something off the field, for him to be featured with an insert? I mean, Jim Brosnan wrote a couple of books. Is there something else going on with Glen Hobbie that was behind the scenes, something that Baseball Reference or Wikipedia might have overlooked?
Tell me, tell me, tell me the answer
You may be a lover but you ain’t no dancer.