Bob Thorpe (thorpbo02)
Robert Joseph Thorpe
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 170 lb.
- Debut April 17, 1955
- Final Game April 20, 1955
- Born January 12, 1935 in San Diego, CA USA
- Died March 17, 1960 in San Diego, CA USA
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.