John Hobbs (baseball)
November 11, 1956 |
|August 31, 1981, for the Minnesota Twins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 24, 1981, for the Minnesota Twins|
John Douglas "Jack" Hobbs (born November 11, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Minnesota Twins in 1981. He played in the minor leagues from 1978 to 1983. Hobbs is also a radio broadcasting industry executive.
Jack Hobbs is a graduate of Lynchburg College, where he majored in Political Science / Pre Law. While at Lynchburg, Hobbs was named All-American in 1978 - and subsequently drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 7th round of the 1978 amateur draft.
Hobbs was Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the Mariners in December 8, 1980 in the rule 5 draft. Hobbs was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 31, 1981, with the Twins. His uniform number was 40.
Hobbs later entered the radio broadcasting industry and became Executive Vice President / Chief Marketing Officer of Spanish-language radio broadcaster Univision Radio, a division of Univision Communications Inc.
Hobbs has received recognition within the media, entertainment and marketing industries for his leadership and expertise related to the understanding of Hispanic consumer behavior in the United States. Throughout his successful career, Hobbs has received several distinguished accolades including recognition as one of the most influential executives in Hispanic Media. Jack Hobbs was honored by his peers in receiving the 2007 HispanicAd.com 'Media Executive of the Year' award at the Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies bi-annual conference in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday April 17, 2008.
- Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- "", Lynchburg College, Athletic Department - All American List, 1978, Retrieved 2011-11-18,
- "", Baseball Reference, "1978 Seattle Mariners Trades and Transactions"
- "", Baseball Reference, Players Database, Jack Hobbs
- "", Adweek.com, "Subway gets fresh with Univision Radio", Retrieved 2011-11-21
- "", Corporate Univision Website, Media Brands: Univision Radio
- ""Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2014-03-02.", HispanicAd.com, ‘Jack Hobbs, Media Executive Of The Year’:, April 21st, 2008
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Venezuelan Professional Baseball League
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