From BR Bullpen
Robert Arthur Whitcher
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 8", Weight 165 lb.
- Debut August 20, 1945
- Final Game September 18, 1945
- Born April 29, 1917 in Berlin, NH USA
- Died May 8, 1997 in Akron, OH USA
 Biographical Information
New Hampshire native Bob Whitcher was signed as an amateur free agent by the Boston Braves on August 18, 1945 and spent five seasons in professional baseball from 1945 to 1949. Whitcher was with the Boston Braves from August 20 to September 18. This was his only time in the Major Leagues; Whitcher went 0-2 with a 2.87 ERA while pitching 15 2/3 innings in six games.
Whitcher spent the next four seasons in the minor leagues (1946-1949) and spun a 47-41 record with a 3.54 ERA while pitching 702 innings in 122 games. His best numbers came in 1948 with the Evansville Braves of the class B Three-I League when he had a 14-11 record and a 2.98 ERA in 31 games. Bob had two other double-digit win seasons, in 1947 with a 13-11 number and 13-13 in 1949.