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Bob Bailey (baseball)
|Born: (1942-10-13)October 13, 1942
Long Beach, California
|Died: January 9, 2018(2018-01-09) (aged 75)
Las Vegas, Nevada
|September 14, 1962, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 2, 1978, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Runs batted in||773|
|Career highlights and awards|
Robert Sherwood Bailey (October 13, 1942 – January 9, 2018) was an American professional baseball third baseman. He played seventeen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) between 1962 and 1978 for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds, and Boston Red Sox.
Bailey attended Wilson Classical High School, where he was the 1961 CIF Baseball Player of the Year and quarterbacked the football team for two years, one of which was undefeated.
In a 17-season career, Bailey posted a .257 batting average with 189 home runs and 773 Runs batted in in 1931 games played. Bailey batted fifth in the inaugural game of the Montreal Expos versus the New York Mets on April 8, 1969, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one walk in the 11-10 win. Bailey led the National League in Double Plays turned by a Third baseman in 1963, Double Plays turned by a Left fielder in 1974 and Fielding percentage by a Third baseman in 1971.
Bailey died on January 9, 2018 at the age of 75.
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- "Dodgers trade Maury Wills to Pittsburgh". December 2, 1966. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
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- Durso Joseph. "Mets Trade Staub to Tigers for Lolich," The New York Times, Saturday, December 13, 1975. Retrieved May 1, 2020
- Bob Bailey, ‘the Babe Ruth of Long Beach’ who played for the Dodgers in 17 MLB seasons, dies at 75
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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