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Robert Louis Carpenter
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 195 lb.
- High School Parker High School (Chicago)
- Debut September 5, 1940
- Final Game August 13, 1947
- Born December 12, 1917 in Chicago, IL USA
- Died October 19, 2005 in Evergreen Park, IL USA
Bob Carpenter pitched nine seasons in professional baseball from 1936 through 1947, with time-out to spend three years during World War II (1943-1945) as a medic after being inducted into the United States Army in January 1943.
He spent six seasons in the minors (1936-1940) and (1947) building a 54-60 record in 176 games. His best season was his first, in 1936 with the Greenwood Chiefs of the class C Cotton States League, when he went 12-10 with a 3.24 ERA.
Carpenter spent five seasons in the major leagues (1940-1942) and (1946-1947). He had an admirable record of 25-20 with a 3.60 ERA while appearing in 80 games over the five year period. His best year came in 1941 for the New York Giants when he went 11-6 with a 3.83 ERA. After the war, he returned to the Giants before ending his career with the Chicago Cubs.