Baseball in Hobbs




This Hobbs team is shown on July 4, 1929.  Back row, left-to-right: Bradford, George Cook, "Boy Howdy", Blakley, Letsinger, A.J. Rhodes.  Kneeling, left-to-right: McAtee, Brooks, Letsinger, Batboy-Ben Cook, Jr., Levi Harris, Ben Cook, Sr.

Hobbs had several baseball teams in various leagues throughout the years.
Year
League
Team Name
W
L
PCT
GB
Managers
1937
West Texas-New
Mexico League
Hobbs Drillers
45
74
.378
23.5
Ned Pettigrew / Fat Withers
1937
West Texas-New
Mexico League
Hobbs Boosters
48
82
.369
32.5
Neal Rabe
1955
Longhorn League
Hobbs Sports
62
77
.446
22.5
Pat Stasey
1956
Southwestern
League (Class B)
Hobbs Sports
Affiliation: Washington Senators
90
52
.634
0
Pat Stasey
1957
Southwestern
League (Class B)
Hobbs Sports
73
52
.584
0
Thurman Tucker
1958
Sophomore
League (Class D)
Hobbs Cardinals
Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals
59
61
.492
4
Wayne Wallace
1959
Sophomore
League (Class D)
Hobbs Cardinals
Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals
70
54
.565
1
Thurman Tucker
1960
Sophomore
League (Class D)
Hobbs Pirates
Affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates
70
58
.587
6
Al Kubski
1961
Sophomore
League (Class D)
Hobbs Pirates
Affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates
77
48
.616
0
Al Kubski



Charter Inductees to the
Lea County Museum's
Lea County Athletic Hall of Fame
are:

Ralph "Slatz" Baggett
Ross Black
Bill Bridges
Dale "Tuffy" Cooper
Ralph Tasker
Brian Urlacher
Kathy Whitworth




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