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Robert Alexander Unglaub

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A Baltimore, MD native, Bob Unglaub played six seasons in the majors, all in the American League. In his best year with the bat, 1908, he was ninth in the league in batting at .286 (it was the dead-ball era and the league as a whole hit .239). He also managed the 1907 Boston team part of the year.

Unglaub was primarily a first baseman in the majors, but also played 70 games at third base, 62 at second base and 42 in the outfield.

He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Baltimore, and was killed in an on-the-job accident after being hit by a locomotive. He was scheduled to manage the following season in the minors.

According to his obituary, he had played for Meridian, Connecticut; Worcester, Massachusetts; Sacramento, California; Milwaukee; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Minneapolis in the minors. He managed several years in the Northern League. When he managed in the Western League, one of his players was Paul Cobb, brother of Ty Cobb.

Preceded by
George Huff
Boston Red Sox Manager
Succeeded by
Deacon McGuire

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