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Robert Daniel Emslie

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 180 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Bob Emslie, born in Canada, had a big year in 1884 when he won 32 games with the Baltimore Orioles of the American Association. His entire major league career was in the American Association. He had to give up pitching because of a sore arm. After that he was a major league umpire for 35 years, including on the day when the famous Merkle Bonehead Play occurred.

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He was nicknamed "Blind Bob", but in fact was an excellent marksman.

He was named to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1884)
  • 30 Wins Seasons: 1 (1884)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 2 (1883 & 1884)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1884)
  • 400 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1884)
  • 200 Strikeouts Seasons: 1 (1884)

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