Leon Hooten

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Michael Leon Hooten

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Leon Hooten played professional baseball for six seasons, including a handful of games in the majors.

While at the University of Arizona, Hooten pitched in the 1970 College World Series. After college, he signed with the Oakland Athletics and made his pro debut with the Coos Bay-North Bend A's in 1971. He reached the majors early in the 1974 and posted a 3.24 ERA in 6 outings with the club. Following the 1976 season, he was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the expansion draft. However, he was released before the team's inaugural season and never pitched professionally again.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Chip Greene: "Leon Hooten", in Chip Greene, ed.: Mustaches and Mayhem, Charlie O's Three-Time Champions: The Oakland Athletics 1972-74, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015, pp. 521-526. ISBN 978-1-943816-07-1

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