Shooty Babitt

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Shooty Babitt
Second Baseman
Born: (1959-03-09) March 9, 1959 (age 58)
Oakland, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 9, 1981, for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 4, 1981, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average .256
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 14

Mack Neal "Shooty" Babitt (born March 9, 1959, in Oakland, California) is an American former baseball second baseman during the 1981 Major League Baseball (MLB) season. After retiring as a player, Babitt became a baseball scout. He became a television analyst in 2008.


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.[1] For his career, Babitt played in 54 major league games in 1981, hitting .256 in 156 at bats. Oakland manager Billy Martin later commented, "If you ever see Shooty Babitt play second base for me again, I want you to Shooty me."[2]

Babitt was a long-time advance scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and since 2008, he has been a scout for the New York Mets.[3] Additionally, since 2008, he has worked as a television color analyst on the pre- and post-game shows for Oakland A's home games on Comcast SportsNet California. Beginning in 2014, he also substitutes for game analyst Ray Fosse on 20 A's games per season.[4]

His son, Zach Babitt was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 10th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.[5]


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