Bob Thorpe (thorpbo02)

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Robert Joseph Thorpe

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 170 lb.

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After winning 28 games for the Stockton Ports in 1954, Bob Thorpe earned a call-up to the major leagues the following season. He spent 1956 and 1957 in the Pacific Coast League, then was drafted in the 1957 Rule V Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Thorpe didn't pitch in 1958 and made just 4 appearances in the South Atlantic League in 1959 before retiring from baseball due to developing arm trouble.

Thorpe died in an electrical accident while working as an apprentice electrician.

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