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Leon Joseph Roberts (born October 27, 1963, Berkeley, California} is an American baseball player. October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern California, in the United States. ...


He was a speedy second baseman, largely associated with the San Diego Padres. Although he never led the league in any individual category, he was known as a solid all around player. In 1992 Bip was selected as a National League All-Star. The position of the second baseman Second base redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6,19,31,35 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Jack Murphy Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... All-star (also, Allstar or All Star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of sports and entertainment. ...

  • Height: 5-7
  • Weight: 165 lb.
  • Throws: Right
  • Bats: Both

The nickname "Bip" was derived from Leon's propensity to mis-pronounce some words as a young child. This turned into a slight speech impediment as an adolescent, as, when asking his mother for a second helping of food, he would continue to ask for "a little bip more". The name stuck. Currently, Bip is back in the San Francisco Bay Area and can occasionally be seen alongside KTVU sportscaster Mark Ibanez following Giants games as a part of the station's wrap-up show. KTVU (Channel 2) is the San Francisco Bay Areas FOX affiliate. ...


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Bip Roberts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (296 words)
In 1992 Bip was selected as a National League All-Star.
The nickname "Bip" was derived from Leon's propensity to mis-pronounce some words as a young child.
Bip is also known for appearing in a 1995 MLB commercial with his then-teammate Tony Gwynn.
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