Friday, October 15, 2010
Unpossible Autograph Friday- Bob Nieman
Bob played for seven different teams over his twelve years in the majors from 1951-62 and was a member of the Orioles franchise in both St. Louis (1951-52) and Baltimore (1956-59). He ended his career with a .295 batting average and consistently hit around .300 over the years. His best season was 1956, which he split between the White Sox & O's, when he his .320 and came in 7th in the MVP voting.
After his playing days ended, Bob spent his remaining years as a scout for the Indians, Dodgers, A's & Yankees. He died on March 10, 1985 at only 58 years old, but I couldn't find his cause of death. RIP Bob.