John Harbin

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John R. Harbin

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Biographical Information[edit]

Shortstop John Harbin played in the minor leagues in 1972.

He was originally drafted by the California Angels in the 3rd round of the 1968 amateur draft, ahead of first baseman Lamar Johnson and pitcher Lynn McGlothen, but did not sign a contract. He was then taken by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first round, 17th overall, of the 1972 amateur draft - just ahead of catcher Jamie Quirk and a few picks ahead of outfielder Chet Lemon - and inked a contract.

He hit .313/.436/.438 with 3 home runs, 55 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 83 games split between the Ogden Dodgers and Spokane Indians in his only year of pro ball, walking 62 times to only 48 strikeouts.