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Ellis Burton and Glen Hobbie, former Cardinals players, pass away

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  • Ellis Burton and Glen Hobbie, former Cardinals players, pass away

    Ellis Burton played for the Cardinals in 1958 and 1960. Though he showed some pop in the minors while in their system, he did not display it with consistency while in St. Louis, hitting .224 with two home runs and six RBI. One of his two Cardinal home runs came off of star pitcher Johnny Antonelli, however.

    There's no real article or obituary for his death, just this:

    Ellis Burton
    (August 12, 1936 - October 1, 2013)
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    Glen Hobbie is known more for his time with the Cubs, but he wrapped up his career with St. Louis. Traded for Lew Burdette partway through the 1964 season, Hobbie made 13 appearances for the Cards, including five starts. He tossed one complete game.

    Glen F. Hobbie, 77, of Ramsey, passed away at 3:10pm, Friday, August 9, 2013 at Springfield Memorial Medical Center. ...

    Mr. Hobbie was born April 24, 1936 in Witt, IL, the son of Herman Hobbie and Anna Renken. He married Sharon (Lee) Hobbie on November 28, 1959 in Witt, IL, together they have one son and one daughter. Mr. Hobbie was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1955 and made his career start in the major leagues as a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs in 1957. He was then traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1964 where he finished his career in major league baseball. Later in life Glen went on to be a supervisor for the Roller Derby Association in Litchfield, IL. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia.
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