Bob began his senior career with the Dauphin Redbirds in 1958 and played for 10 years. He pitched in both starting and closing roles en route to the 1961 Manitoba Senior Baseball League and Manitoba provincial titles. Bob pitched for the Redbirds against the great Satchel Paige’s Kansas City All-Stars in 1963 as a 19 year-old and allowed only 5 hits and recorded 6 strikeouts. Bob was invited twice to Detroit Tigers training camps while playing at North Dakota State University. Bob played for the Binscarth Orioles from 1969 to 1974 and won Senior B titles from 1969 to 1971. He pitched the winning Manitoba Senior Baseball League title game against the Riverside Canucks after Binscarch moved to the MSBL in 1972 and showed commitment to Binscarth’s team by regularly completing the 12 hour commute between Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and Binscarth from 1972 to 1974. Bob was previously inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame as a team member of both the 1958-1963 Dauphin Redbirds and the 1969-1974 Binscarth Orioles.
These articles are from University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, Winnipeg Tribune Collection