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From BR Bullpen
Robert Lyle Stoddard
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 190-210 lb.
- School Gavilan College, California State University, Fresno
- High School Live Oak High School (Morgan Hill)
- Debut September 4, 1981
- Final Game September 19, 1987
- Born March 8, 1957 in San Jose, CA USA
 Biographical Information
Bob Stoddard was drafted four times. He was drafted in the 19th round of the 1975 amateur draft by the Milwaukee Brewers, in the 3rd round of the 1976 amateur draft by the Oakland Athletics and he was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the third round too in 1976, this time in a different draft (there are multiple drafts held each year). He wasn't drafted at all in 1977, and in 1978 - when he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 10th round - he finally decided to sign.
Stoddard had spent less than four seasons in the minor leagues when he made his Major League debut on September 4, 1981, at the age of 24. He experienced two successful seasons in 1981 and 1982, posting ERAs of 2.60 and 2.41 in those seasons, respectively. In 1983, his statistics went "downhill"-his win-loss record was a mediocre 9-17. After that season, his ERA reached under 3.00 only once more.
Stoddard wore four numbers in his career:
- 34 with the Mariners
- 48 with the Tigers
- 47 with the Padres
- 29 with the Royals
- Stoddard currently resides in Morgan Hill, CA.