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Robert Louis Carpenter

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 195 lb.

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Bob Carpenter pitched nine seasons in professional baseball from 1936 through 1947, with time-out to spend three years during World War II (1943-1945) as a medic after being inducted into the United States Army in January 1943.

He spent six seasons in the minors (1936-1940) and (1947) building a 54-60 record in 176 games. His best season was his first, in 1936 with the Greenwood Chiefs of the class C Cotton States League, when he went 12-10 with a 3.24 ERA.

Carpenter spent five seasons in the major leagues (1940-1942) and (1946-1947). He had an admirable record of 25-20 with a 3.60 ERA while appearing in 80 games over the five year period. His best year came in 1941 for the New York Giants when he went 11-6 with a 3.83 ERA. After the war, he returned to the Giants before ending his career with the Chicago Cubs.

After retiring from baseball in 1947, Carpenter became a commodities trader. He remained involved with baseball, coaching boys in his hometown of Evergreen Park, Illinois for many years.

Robert Louis Carpenter passed away at his home on October 19, 2005 at 87 years of age.

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