Sunday, August 12, 2012

Player Profile: Bob Bailey

I have two cards from Bob Bailey. This one is from 1979 Topps.

Playing career: Bob Bailey was a power-hitting third baseman for some bad teams, mostly the Pirates of the ‘60s and the Expos of the ‘70s. He hit 189 career home runs, including over 20 three times. In his last major league at-bat, with the Red Sox in 1978, he pinch-hit against Goose Gossage in the one-game playoff against the Yankees and struck out. It was the closest he came to playing in the post-season in his 17-year career.

Where he is now: He sells time-shares for Fairfield Resorts in Las Vegas.

My memories: He is from before my time.

Google Autocomplete results: He is first when you type Bob Bai, ahead of Bob Bailin, a movie cameraman. The first result when you google Bob Bailey is not the ballplayer but a 1940s radio actor.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Cory Bailey.

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