From BR Bullpen
Robert Houston Hale
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 10", Weight 195 lb.
- Debut July 4, 1955
- Final Game October 1, 1961
- Born November 7, 1933 in Sarasota, FL USA
- Died September 8, 2012 in Park Ridge, IL USA
 Biographical Information
Bob Hale played seven seasons in the big leagues, breaking in with a splash in 1955 as he hit .357 in 182 at-bats at age 21.
Hale played exclusively first base when in the field, playing in 120 games at the position in his career, but since he appeared in 376 major league games, clearly his prime occupation was as a pinch-hitter. After his first couple seasons, he rarely played in the field.
Bob and teammate Brooks Robinson, who was three years younger, broke in the same year, 1955.