From BR Bullpen
Robert Henry Bauer (Bob)
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 170 lb.
 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.
 Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|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|