Burt Hooton is a retired professional baseball player in the MLB. During his stay in the majors, Hooton was given the nickname of “Happy” by Tommy Lasorda because, ironically, Hooton smiled very sparingly. Hooton occupied the pitcher position why playing the MLB and was able to play for a total of 15 seasons. Hooton was born in Greenville, Texas.
While in the University of Texas at Austin, Hooton was able to hold a 35-3 win-loss record that included double no-hitters. Right after graduating from Texas, Hooton was picked from the 1971 amateur draft by the Chicago Cubs. Hooton was able to play directly for the Chicago Cubs, a feat that is rarely accomplished. His rookie year went great and he was able to pitch a no-hitter during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
In 1975, Hooton was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers and was able to breathe new life to his career. During the 1978 season, Hooton was able to finish as the runner up for the Cy Young Award. The 1981 season was one of the best seasons in Hooton’s career. The pitcher was named into his first and only All-Star selection and was named as the MVP for the Championship Series of the National League.
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