Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June 27

1960 Topps #131 - Ed Hobaugh

On this day in 1934, Ed Hobaugh was born.

Even though he signed with the White Sox before the 1956 season and has a card in the 1960 Topps set, Ed was drafted by the Washington Senators in the 1960 expansion draft before he could make his MLB debut with Chicago. In three seasons with the Senators, he compiled a 9-10 record with a 4.34 ERA. Hobaugh began as a starter, but as his Washington career progressed, he was moved into the bullpen more and more.

In June of 1964, in a currently unknown transaction, Ed made it back to the Chicago White Sox, but stayed in the farm system. He was released before the 1965 season and then was quickly picked up by the Pittsburgh Pirates and put in their farm system. He was dealt to the White Sox, yet again in April 1969 for Cotton Nash, but the trade between Pittsburgh and Chicago was voided and the players were returned in July 1969.

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