Friday, April 8, 2011
Unpossible Autograph Friday- Bob Mabe
The one thing that intrigues me most about Bob is how you pronounce his last name. Is it Mabe like babe or Ma-be like maybe. I don't know and wasn't able to find out anywhere.
Bob pitched in 51 MLB games for the Cardinals, Redlegs and O's between 1958-60, and just two of those appearances were for the Orioles, both in 1960. In 0.2 innings for the Birds, he allowed six runs (two earned) which worked out to a 27.00 ERA. His career ERA was a much lower 4.82, but still wasn't outstanding for that era.
This is Bob's only major issue "Orioles" card, although I'm pretty sure he is rocking the Reds sleeveless jersey on the card. Hey, at least it says Orioles.
He hung up his spikes after 1960 and went on work as a district manager for K-Mart (fellow K-Mart alum, what's up!) fittingly in the sports goods department.
Bob passed away in 2005. He was 75. RIP Bob.