John Joshua Labandeira is a former Major League Baseball. He played second base/shortstop and batted and threw right-handed.
Labandeira attended Monache High School in Porterville, California and chose Fresno State University as the college he wished to attend. While at Fresno, he lettered in four different sports: wrestling, soccer, football and baseball. Labandeira majored in kinesiology. As a sophomore, he attended College of the Sequoias in Visalia.
In the 6th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft, Labandeira was drafted by the Montreal Expos after posting superlative numbers in college. In 2001, he hit .367 while belting 15 home runs and was a Western Athletic Conference All-Star and the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year.
On September 17, 2004, Labandeira made his major league debut at the age of 25. In seven games that year, he had a .000 batting average in 14 at-bats. He wore the number 1 during his tenure in the major leagues. He currently ranks 10th on the All-Time list of most career at-bats without a hit by a non-pitcher. The record of 23 is shared by Larry Littleton and Mike Potter.