John Hobbs (baseball)

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John Hobbs
Born: (1956-11-11) November 11, 1956 (age 60)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
August 31, 1981, for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
September 24, 1981, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
Games pitched 4
ERA 3.18
Strikeouts 1

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.[1] He played in the minor leagues from 1978 to 1983.[2] 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[3] - and subsequently drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 7th round of the 1978 amateur draft.[4]

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.[5]

Hobbs later entered the radio broadcasting industry and became Executive Vice President / Chief Marketing Officer of Spanish-language radio broadcaster Univision Radio,[6] a division of Univision Communications Inc.[7]

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.[8] Throughout his successful career, Hobbs has received several distinguished accolades including recognition as one of the most influential executives in Hispanic Media.[8] Jack Hobbs was honored by his peers in receiving the 2007 '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.[8]


  1. ^ Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  3. ^ "[1]", Lynchburg College, Athletic Department - All American List, 1978, Retrieved 2011-11-18,
  4. ^ "[2]", Baseball Reference, "1978 Seattle Mariners Trades and Transactions"
  5. ^ "[3]", Baseball Reference, Players Database, Jack Hobbs
  6. ^ "[4]",, "Subway gets fresh with Univision Radio", Retrieved 2011-11-21
  7. ^ "[5]", Corporate Univision Website, Media Brands: Univision Radio
  8. ^ a b c ""Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2014-03-02. ",, ‘Jack Hobbs, Media Executive Of The Year’:, April 21st, 2008

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