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  Burt Hooton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Burt Carlton Hooton (born February 7, 1950 in Greenville, Texas), nicknamed "Happy", is a former right-handed starting pitcher and coach in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Hooton attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he posted a 35-3 record including two no-hitters, and was selected by the Cubs with the second pick of the 1971 amateur draft.
Hooton started Game 3 of the 1977 NLCS against the Phillies, but was pulled after issuing three consecutive bases-loaded walks in the second inning; the Dodgers came back to win 6-5.
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 ESPN.com: MLB - On this day: Burt Hooton's no-hitter
April 16, 1972: Cubs right-hander Burt Hooton, a 22-year-old rookie, throws a no-hitter against the Phillies at Wrigley Field.
Hooton gave up three runs in three-plus innings, and was sent to Chicago's Triple-A farm club in Tacoma, Washington.
Burt Hooton is generally remembered for two things: giving up the first of Reggie Jackson's three homers in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series, and pioneering the knuckle-curve.
espn.go.com /mlb/columns/neyer_rob/1369576.html   (1406 words)

 Hooton's Still Scootin' - Addict Baseball and Football Forum
Burt and Ginger Hooton's, however, has, as evidenced by a union that has lasted 30 years and produced two children, now grown and enjoying their own successes.
Burt and Ginger met as students at the University of Texas.
Burt may have been the disciplinarian, but he is quick to give proper credit where credit is due.
www.addictsports.com /baseball/showthread.php?t=22703   (985 words)

 roundrockexpress.com: Coaches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Biography: Native Texan and former major league pitcher Burt Hooton is in his third season as Pitching Coach of the Round Rock Express, having served in that capacity in 2005 and during the first half of the club's Inaugural Season in 2000.
From 1996-1999, Hooton was the pitching coach at his alma mater, the University of Texas.
Burt and his wife Ginger reside in San Antonio in the off-season, and the couple has two grown children, Gene and Layne.
www.roundrockexpress.com /team/coaches/index.html?staff_id=37   (448 words)

 Burt Hooton | BaseballLibrary.com
Hooton acquired the ironic nickname Happy from Tommy Lasorda for never looking the part.
But Billy Williams clocks a pinch homer in the 9th and Hooton finishes the 3—2 victory with 15 strikeouts, notching his first ML win.
It is Hooton's 4th ML game over two seasons and he has allowed just eight hits in 30 innings.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/H/Hooton_Burt.stm   (624 words)

 Taylor Hooton Foundation - Fighting Steroid Abuse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
He was a cousin of Burt Hooton, the former major league pitcher, and his brother pitched in college.
Taylor Hooton's example is extreme, but the use of steroids by athletes and nonathletes in high school is considered even more troubling than the use of them by elite athletes who are involved in widely publicized scandals in sports like football, baseball and track and field, a number of doctors said.
But Don Hooton, Taylor's father, and Ajello, Taylor's close friend, have begun holding seminars and granting interviews, believing that parents, administrators and coaches need to become better educated and need to confront the issue more forcefully, so that another tragedy may be prevented.
www.taylorhooton.org /taylorhooton.asp   (2308 words)

 roundrockexpress.com: News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Hooton returns for a second consecutive season as the Express pitching coach.
Hooton attended Corpus Christi Richard King High School and the University of Texas where he earned First Team All-American honors all three years he played (1969-1971).
Owen and Hooton are Texas natives who upon completing All-American careers at the University of Texas went on to enjoy lengthy major league careers.
www.roundrockexpress.com /team/expressnews/index.html?article_id=4340   (646 words)

 American Heroes
Burt Hooton was brought up to the big leagues in Sept. 1971 by the Chicago Cubs and in his first three starts held opposing batters to a mere.111 batting ave.
In three League Championships Hooton was 2-0 and his record for three World Series was 3-3, a ERA of 3.69 - pitched in 32 innings.
Burt Hooton lifetime stats: 151-136, a low 3.38 ERA, pitched in 2651 innings.
www.baseballhistorian.com /html/american_heroes.cfm?page=28   (1833 words)

Hooton’s parents and doctors believe that when he stopped using steroids, he plunged into a deep depression that led to his suicide.
Hooton, who used steroids, was the victim of a youth sports culture that pushes a succeed-at-all-costs mentality, his father says.
Hooton, a cousin of former major leaguer Burt Hooton, was an all-star at whatever level of baseball he played.
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 Burt Hooton Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Burt Hooton was born on Tuesday, February 7, 1950, in Greenville, Texas.
Hooton was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 17, 1971, with the Chicago Cubs.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Burt Hooton baseball stats page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=hootobu01   (306 words)

 Phillies fans boo Dodgers pitcher off the mound Baseball Digest - Find Articles
Hooton then reared back and fired what he believed was an inning-ending strike three.
Hooton was so rattled that he walked Christenson to load the bases.
Then as the crescendo of hoots from 63,000 Philly fans intensified, the flustered hurler walked the next three batters before he was taken out of the game (which the Dodgers won, 6-5).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FCI/is_6_64/ai_n15378729   (270 words)

 Burt Hooton 1982 Game by Game Batting Logs
Burt Hooton appeared in 21 Major League games during the 1982 regular season.
The chart below is a comprehensive analysis of the games Hooton appeared in, specifically relating to his 1982 hitting statistics.
If the Date is followed by an asterisk (*), Hooton started during that game at the first position listed in the Position(s) column.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/hittinglogs.php?p=hootobu01&y=1982   (148 words)

 AllCubs.com: Yesterday in Cubs History
Thirty-four years ago yesterday Cub rookie phenom Burt Hooton pitched one of the last no hitters (so far) in Cubs history.
Burt Hooton never singlehandedly won a playoff series.
Hooton went on to become a major league pitching coach, which implies that he actually took the time to learn about good mechanics.
www.allcubs.com /2006/04/yesterday_in_cu.html   (226 words)

 Baseball America - Columnists: Purging steroids is about the future, not the past
A night later, the television show "60 Minutes II" presented a moving portrayal of the sad ending of Taylor Hooton, the cousin of former major leaguer Burt Hooton, who committed suicide after using steroids to bulk up for his high school baseball team in Plano, Texas.
What baseball must come to realize is that the steroid scandal is not just about whether home run totals and fastball velocities have been inflated; it is about Taylor Hooton and the thousands of kids around the world who deem steroids a necessity to advance.
Baseball players may not relish their position as role models, but like it or not, they are and will be.
www.baseballamerica.com /today/columnists/040307steroids.html   (891 words)

 SPORTS PEOPLE; Reason to Smile - New York Times
Burt Hooton 's nickname, Happy, stems from irony, of course, because the veteran right-hander's expression is almost invariably somber.
Having been a starter throughout his career, the 34-year-old Hooton was unable to break into the Dodgers' regular rotation and as a result spent most of the season in the bullpen.
Yesterday he signed with Texas in a deal whose financial terms were not disclosed but that extends two years and gives the Rangers an option for a third.
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 PJStar.com - High School Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Don Hooton gave a speech to a group of football players and parents Aug. 11 at Barrington High School in Chicago's northwest suburbs.
It was a speech every parent of a high school athlete should hear, but one Hooton never should have given in the first place.
Taylor Hooton was a pitcher whose older brother played that position in college.
www.pjstar.com /sports/ssections/kickoff/HS__B7AH8ILT.072.shtml   (745 words)

 Walter O'Malley : Dodger History : Team History : 1970's : 1975
The staff was led by Andy Messersmith (19 wins), Burt Hooton (18 wins), Don Sutton (16 wins) and Doug Rau (15 wins).
Hooton was acquired from the Chicago Cubs on May 2 and he was a shot in the arm to the rotation, winning 12 straight decisions to finish the season.
Hooton eclipsed a Dodger record for consecutive victories by a starting pitcher, once held by Sandy Koufax (twice at 11) and Don Drysdale (11).
www.walteromalley.com /hist_team_1975.php   (595 words)

 The Kid Next Door, Teen Athletes Who Use Steroids May Be At Risk - CBS News
His cousin, Burt Hooton, was a Major League ballplayer who once pitched a no-hitter.
The Hootons began to suspect he was using some illicit drug, but when they had him tested that spring, he was clean.
Correspondent Jim Stewart talks to the parents of a Plano, Texas, high school student, Taylor Hooton, who say they learned about their teenage son's steroid use too late to save his life.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2004/03/02/60II/main603502.shtml   (2078 words)

 www.TexasSports.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Varsity currently leads the all-time series against the Alumni, which began during the 1984 season, with a 11-4-1 record as the 2001, 2000, 1998 and 1989 games were cancelled due to weather.
A total of at least 27 current professional players who are former Longhorns are expected to dress for the game (as of Jan. 22), including notables such as Greg Swindell (signing pending), Calvin Murray(Chicago Cubs), Burt Hooton (Houston Astros), Spike Owen (Round Rock Express), Stephen Randolph(Arizona Diamondbacks) and Brooks Kieschnick (Milwaukee Brewers).
On an additional note, the 2004 Longhorns, under the direction of eighth-year head coach Augie Garrido, were selected as the favorite to win the Big 12 Conference title this year in a preseason poll of the league's 10 head coaches on Thursday, Jan. 22.
www.texassports.com /mainpages/ba_pages/2003_04/007/012204_20.html   (367 words)

 Corpus Christi Hooks
Last year the honor was bestowed upon Burt Hooton, a graduate of Richard King High School who went on to an illustrious 15-year career as a pitcher in the major leagues.
Hooton continues to work in the game as a pitching coach in the Astros’ farm system.
New in 2006 will be the awards for the Hooks’ Player and Pitcher of the Year from the inaugural 2005 campaign.
www.cchooks.com /news/?id=5418   (698 words)

 Burt Hooton - Statistics - The Baseball Cube   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Burt Hooton - Statistics - The Baseball Cube
The order of teams does not reflect the order of teams played during a season for the Burt Hooton.
Its important to note that the report is based on the same statistics displayed on the TBC web site and so players with incomplete statistics will have an incomplete teammates report.
www.thebaseballcube.com /players/H/burt-hooton.shtml   (1068 words)

 Teammates lift Clemens to victory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
ROUND ROCK — Roger Clemens and Express pitching coach Burt Hooton wanted to make sure they were both aware of Clemens' pitch limit before his highly anticipated start on Friday night.
Clemens didn't reach his pitch limit in the first, but he hit nearly half of the total as New Orleans tagged the seven-time Cy Young Award winner for three runs in front of a franchise-record 13,475 fans at Dell Diamond.
After the Zephyrs scored their second run, Hooton made a visit to the mound to touch base with Clemens a second time.
statesman.com /sports/content/sports/stories/express/06/17express.html   (581 words)

 Baseball Toaster : Dodger Thoughts : May 13 Open Chat: Rogue T-Shirt Night?
Burt Hooton, who had had two bad starts since being acquired in a trade from the Cubs, threw a 2-hit, 5-0 shutout in St. Louis before a crowd of 18,519 at Busch Memorial Stadium.
Hooton was one of the two bright spots for the Dodgers in 1975.
Hooton won 12 straight decisions to finish out the year.
dodgerthoughts.baseballtoaster.com /archives/179325.html   (7081 words)

 Houston's Clear Thinkers: Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic of the Stros
Stros hitting coach Harry Spilman and pitching coach Burt Hooton were also fired and replaced by AAA hitting coach Gary Gaetti and Jim Hickey, respectively.
Hooton was the AA Round Rock pitching coach when he was named pitching coach during the middle of the 2000 season after Vern Ruhle was canned.
I always thought Williams was a rather odd choice as the manager for the Stros, and his record with the club justified my skepticism.
blog.kir.com /archives/000901.asp   (1244 words)

 Corpus Christi Hooks
Notable among those assignments is Burt Hooton, who returns to Round Rock to be the pitching coach for the Triple-A Express.
Hooton, who led Richard King High School in Corpus Christi to the State 4A baseball title in 1967, spent 15 seasons as a major league pitcher and last year was bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Hooks’ South Texas Winter Baseball Banquet.
Also notable is the move of Russ Nixon from manager of the Astros’ rookie affiliate in Greeneville, Tennessee to a position as a roving instructor in the Houston system.
www.cchooks.com /news/?id=5455   (735 words)

 Denver Rocky Mountain News: HOOTON: CURVEBALL WILL WORK AT ALTITUDE@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
As a pitcher, Burt Hooton's calling card was a knuckle curveball.
And he threw it thoughout his college career at the University of Texas, including the summers of 1969 and 1970 when he pitched for the Boulder Collegians.
Now the pitching coach for the Houston Astros, Hooton said his two summers in Boulder are proof to him that the concerns about the altitude are...
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 Los Angeles Dodgers Burt Hooton Player Cards - SHOP.COM
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Williams is entering the second year of a three-year deal he signed before the 2002 season.
Back are hitting coach Harry Spilman, pitching coach Burt Hooton, first base coach Jose Cruz, third base coach Gene Lamont, bullpen coach Mark Bailey and bench coach John Tamargo.
The Astros were unable to overcome a dismal start and finished 84-78, 13 games behind NL Central Division champion St. Louis and 11½ games behind National League pennant-winning San Francisco in the wild card race.
cbs.sportsline.com /print/mlb/story/5824364   (324 words)

 Houston Astros News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Miller (14-12) conquered early control problems to last 6 1/3 innings, during which he yielded two hits and five walks with seven strikeouts.
Pitching coach Burt Hooton made a rather premature visit to the mound after Miller walked Chris Stynes, the right-hander's second batter of the game.
"It was just an observation of how the pitches were coming out of his hand," said manager Jimy Williams, who had requested that Hooton make the trip to the mound.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/hou/news/hou_gameday_recap.jsp?ymd=20030918&content_id=532986&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=hou   (787 words)

 USATODAY.com - Few go from college ace to big league star overnight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The only ones who went later than the fifth overall pick were Fernandez (eighth) and Weaver (14th).
Redfern, Ruthven, Broberg and Hooton each were among the first two picks in the now-defunct secondary phase of the draft.
Taken together, these pitchers' records seem to caution against expecting Prior to meet with immediate major league success on the scale of, say, Barry Zito.
www.usatoday.com /sports/bbw/2002-05-29/cover-side.htm   (427 words)

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