Bob McNamara (baseball)

Robert Maxey McNamara (September 19, 1916 – March 9, 2011) was an infielder in Major League Baseball, playing mainly at shortstop for the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1939 season. Listed at 5'10", 170 lb., He batted right-handed.[1]

Bob McNamara
Philadelphia Athletics – No. 23, 3
Third Baseman, Shortstop and First Baseman
Born: September 19, 1916
Denver, Colorado
Died: March 9, 2011(2011-03-09) (aged 94)
Rancho Bernardo, California
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 27, 1939, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last appearance
September 20, 1939, for the Philadelphia Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average.222
Home runs0
Runs batted in3

Born in Denver, Colorado, McNamara was one of many baseball players whose professional career was interrupted during World War II.[2]

McNamara debuted with the Athletics of Connie Mack in 1939. In his first major league at-bat, against the New York Yankees, he drilled a single off Lefty Gomez at Yankee Stadium. Overall, he appeared in nine games, batting a .222 average (2-for-9) with one double and three runs batted in, including a walk and a strikeout with no home runs. He also played three minor league seasons, being managed by Rogers Hornsby and Pepper Martin, among others.[3][4]

McNamara died in Rancho Bernardo, California, at the age of 94. At the time of his death he was recognized as the ninth oldest living major league player.[2][5]

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  1. ^ "Bob McNamara Stats -".
  2. ^ a b "".
  3. ^ "Retrosheet Boxscore: New York Yankees 8, Philadelphia Athletics 2 (1)".
  4. ^ "Bob McNamara Minor Leagues Statistics & History".
  5. ^ "Former pro baseball player Bob McNamara dies at 95". The San Diego Union-Tribune. March 21, 2011.