Sunday, July 24, 2011

Before there was Bip there was Shooty Babbitt

Sounding like a character from Lord of the Rings, Shooty real name was Mack Neal Babitt (the back of his Donruss card had only 2 Bs in his last name). I don’t remember much about his career, I don’t think he did much after 1981. Again, the vibrant colors of the A’s uniform shines through on this card.

Back Facts: Father nicknamed him “Shooty” after hearing a local disc jockey use the name frequently.

1 comment:

  1. I'd say his career tailed off after 1981...

    I once read a quote from his manager Billy Martin: "Next time I say we need Shooty Babbitt, I want you to shooty me."