March 9, 1959 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 9, 1981 for the Oakland Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 4, 1981 for the Oakland Athletics|
|Runs batted in||14|
Mack Neal "Shooty" Babitt (born March 9, 1959, in Oakland, California) was an American baseball second baseman. Babitt was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 25th round of the 1977 Major League Baseball Draft. He began his career with a seven-game hitting streak, the second such longest streak in Oakland A's history. For his career, Babitt played in 54 major league games in 1981, hitting .256 in 156 at bats.
Babitt continues to hold a position in Major League Baseball. He was a long-time advanced scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and since 2008, he has been a scout for the New York Mets. Additionally, since 2008, he has worked as an analyst on the pre- and post-game shows for the cable television broadcasts of Oakland A's home games. His son, Zach Babitt was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 10th Round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.
- Rich Hurd, A's Notebook: Outfielder Brown is healthy scratch again, Contra Costa Times, June 11, 2008
- Bob Nightengale, New manager Manuel key to Mets' personality makeover, USA Today, June 24, 2008
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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