Dick Hoblitzel

Dick Hoblitzel

Dick Hoblitzell
First baseman
Born: (1888-10-26)October 26, 1888
Waverly, West Virginia
Died: November 14, 1962(1962-11-14) (aged 74)
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 5, 1908 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
June 7, 1918 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .278
Hits 1310
Runs batted in 593
Stolen bases 173

Career highlights and awards

Richard Carleton "Dick" Hoblitzell (October 26, 1888 in Waverly, West Virginia – November 14, 1962 in Parkersburg, West Virginia) played first base in the major leagues from 1908 to 1918. He played for the Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox. Hoblitzel was the National League at-bats leader in 1910 and 1911 and Cincinnati's Most Valuable Player in 1911. Nicknamed "Doc" by his teammates, Hoblitzell's baseball career was cut short with his World War I induction into the US Army as a dentist in 1918. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh.

Hitting statistics

  • 1,318 games
  • 1,310 hits
  • 27 home runs
  • 593 RBIs
  • .278 batting average

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference