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Encyclopedia > Bobby Wallace (baseball)
Bobby Wallace
Shortstop/Pitcher/Manager/Umpire
Born: November 4, 1873
Died: November 3, 1960 (aged 86)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 15, 1894
for the Cleveland Spiders
Final game
September 2, 1918
for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Batting average     .268
Hits     2309
Runs batted in     1121
Teams

As Player
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As Manager
The Cleveland Spiders were a Major League Baseball team which played between 1887 and 1899 in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ...

Career highlights and awards
  • 2 .300+ seasons
  • 2 100+ RBI seasons
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Elected     1953
Election Method     Veteran's Committee

Rhoderick John "Bobby" Wallace (November 4, 1873 - November 3, 1960) was a Major League Baseball pitcher, infielder, manager, umpire and scout. This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The following are the events of the year 1953 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... This article is about the player in baseball. ... An infielder is a baseball player who plays on the infield, the dirt portion of a baseball diamond between first base and third base. ... New York Yankees manager Joe Torre returning to the dugout (September 2005) In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager (or more formally, the field manager); this individual controls matters of team batting order to more closely communicate with baserunners, but most managers delegate this responsibility... Home plate umpire Gary Darling signals that the last pitch was a strike In baseball, the umpire is the person charged with officiating the game, including beginning and ending the game, enforcing the rules of the game and the grounds, making judgment calls on plays, and meting out discipline. ... Professional sports scouts are trained talent evaluators who travel extensively for the purposes of watching athletes play their chosen sports and determining whether their set of skills and talents represent what is needed by the scouts organization. ...


Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wallace made his major league debut in 1894 as a starting pitcher with the Cleveland Spiders. After going 12-14 in 1895, Wallace began seeing time in the outfield as well as on the mound in 1896. In 1897 Wallace's transition to an everyday player was completed as he became the team's full-time third baseman, batted .335 and drove in 112 runs. Pittsburgh redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... See also: 1893 in sports, other events of 1894, 1895 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing First contest organised in Paris. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... The Cleveland Spiders were a Major League Baseball team which played between 1887 and 1899 in Cleveland, Ohio. ... See also: 1894 in sports, other events of 1895, 1896 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing First real autorace, from Paris to Bordeaux. ... See also: 1895 in sports, other events of 1896, 1897 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Cricket The Ashes - England win 3 test series 2-1 County Cricket Championship - Yorkshire Ice Hockey Winnipeg Victorias win their 1st Stanley Cup... See also: 1896 in sports, other events of 1897, 1898 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing January 31 - The first known organized hillclimbing race was held in France from Nice to La Turbie. ... The position of the third baseman “Third base” redirects here. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ...


He played for 24 seasons, and still hold the record for the longest career by a player who never played in a World Series. For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...


In 1899, Wallace moved to the St. Louis Perfectos (renamed the Cardinals in 1900) and changed position again, this time to shortstop. He once again had a solid offensive season, hitting .295 with 108 RBI and 12 home runs (second in the league behind Buck Freeman's 25). Wallace jumped teams again in 1902, when he joined the St. Louis Browns. His playing time began deteriorating a decade later and he didn't play more than 55 games in any season after 1913. He moved back to the Cardinals in 1917 and retired after the 1918 season. He retired with a .268 batting average, 1059 runs, 34 home runs, 1121 RBI and 201 stolen bases. See also: 1898 in sports, other events of 1899, 1900 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball The Brooklyn Superbas Finish 1st in National League with many of the original Baltimore Orioles stars including Ned Hanlon, Willie Keeler, Hughie Jennings and Joe Kelley. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... See also: 1899 in sports, other events of 1900, 1901 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Ice Hockey Montreal Shamrocks defeat Halifax to win their 2nd straight Stanley Cup. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Homerun redirects here. ... John Frank Buck Freeman (October 30, 1871 – June 25, 1949) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball at the turn of the 20th century. ... See also: 1901 in sports, other events of 1902, 1903 in sports and the list of years in sports. // American Football January 1 - The first Rose Bowl game is played in Pasadena, California December 28 - The first indoor professional American football game is played in New York City at Madison... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... See also: 1912 in sports, other events of 1913, 1914 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball The Brooklyn Dodgers the John McGraws New York Giants to win the World Series Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - Fitzroy wins the 17th VFL Premiership (Fitzroy 7. ... See also: 1916 in sports, 1918 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - Collingwood wins the 21st VFL Premiership (Collingwood 9. ... See also: 1917 in sports, 1919 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - South Melbourne wins the 22nd VFL Premiership (South Melbourne 9. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ...


Defense was Wallace's game and he generally was recognized as the AL's best shortstop from 1902 to 1911, when he served briefly as Browns player-manager.


Wallace managed and umpired when his playing time diminished. He managed the 1911 and 1912 Cardinals and part of the 1937 Cincinnati Reds season, compiling 62 wins and 154 losses for a .287 winning percentage. Upon retiring, he also became a scout. // January 21 - The first Monte Carlo motor rally May 30 - At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first Indianapolis 500 ends with Ray Harroun becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race World Series - Philadelphia Athletics defeat New York Giants, 4 games to 2 Chalmers Award: Frank Schulte, NL... See also: 1911 in sports, 1913 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball April 20: The Boston Red Sox open in the new Fenway Park with a 7-6, 11-inning win over the New York Highlanders before 27,000. ... See also: 1936 in sports, other events of 1937, 1938 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing Wally Parks founds the Road Runners Club, considered to be the start of organized drag racing. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine...


Wallace was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... See also: 1952 in sports, other events of 1953, 1954 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Herb Thomas AAA Racing: Bill Vukovich won the Indianapolis 500 Sam Hanks won the season driving championship Formula One Championship - Alberto Ascari of Italy 24 hours of...


See also

Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 2,000 hit milestone. ... Below is the list of 158 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 100 triple milestone. ... Below is the list of 295 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 Runs milestone. ... Below is the list of 252 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 RBI milestone. ...

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Preceded by
Jack O'Connor
St. Louis Browns Managers
1911-1912
Succeeded by
George Stovall
Preceded by
Chuck Dressen
Cincinnati Reds Manager
1937
Succeeded by
Bill McKechnie
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