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Robert Henry Bauer (Bob)

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 170 lb.

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[edit] Biographical information

Bauer had a ten year minor league playing career in the farm systems of the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees where he was used primarily at third base, but he also played some right and left field. Late in his playing career, Bauer was a player-manager. From 1953 to 1957, he was part of the Cardinals system making stops in Alexandria of the Evangeline League, Odessa of the Longhorn League, Lynchburg of the Piedmont League, Peoria of the Three-I League, and Winston-Salem of the Carolina League. His best season for the Cardinals was 1954 when he hit .320 and drove in 96 RBI for Odessa.

From 1958 to 1962, Bauer played and managed in the Yankees system making stops in Greensboro of the Carolina League, Auburn of the New York - Penn League, and St. Petersburg and Ft. Lauderdale of the Florida State League as a player. His best season for the Yankees was 1959 when he hit .332 and drove in 74 RBI for Auburn.

1959 was also Bauer's first year as a player-manager. He managed in Auburn in 1960 as well leading the team to a third place finish and a playoff berth. In 1961, Bauer skippered the St. Petersburg Saints. The final campaign to see him serve as a player-manager was 1962 when he led the Fort Lauderdale Yankees to a Florida State League championship.

Bauer left baseball for the 1963 and 1964 seasons, but returned to manage Johnson City of the Appalachian League in 1965 and 1966. 1967 saw Bauer managing the Greensboro Yankees in the Carolina League. When the Yankees moved their Carolina League affiliate from Greensboro to Kinston in 1968, Bauer moved with them.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1959 Auburn Yankees New York-Penn League 58-67 5th New York Yankees
1960 Auburn Yankees New York-Penn League 65-63 3rd New York Yankees Lost in 1st round
1961 St. Petersburg Saints Florida State League 67-75 3rd New York Yankees
1962 Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League 71-50 1st New York Yankees League Champs
1965 Johnson City Yankees Appalachian League 27-43 6th New York Yankees none
1966 Johnson City Yankees Appalachian League 41-30 2nd New York Yankees none
1967 Greensboro Yankees Carolina League 6-72 9th New York Yankees
1968 Kinston Eagles Carolina League 62-75 9th New York Yankees
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