Anderson, Bob

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Anderson, Bob Gender: M
Robert Carl Anderson
born on 29 September 1935 at 14:07 (= 2:07 PM )
Place East Chicago, Indiana, 41n38, 87w27
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
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Bob Anderson (1955)


American baseball pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) who played for the Chicago Cubs (1957-1962) and Detroit Tigers (1963).

Bob Anderson was involved in one of Major League Baseball's most unusual and weirdest plays of all time in its long history, which occurred during a game played on 30 June 1959 at Wrigley Field, between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs. Stan Musial was at the plate, with a count of 3–1. Anderson's next pitch was errant, evading catcher Sammy Taylor rolling all the way to the backstop. The home plate umpire Vic Delmore called ball four, however Anderson and Taylor contended Musial had foul tipped the ball and because the ball was still in play, and due to Delmore being embroiled in an argument with the catcher and pitcher, Musial took it upon himself to try for second base. Seeing that Musial was breaking for second, Cubs third baseman Alvin Dark ran to the backstop to retrieve the ball, however that ball wound up in the hands of field announcer Pat Pieper, but Dark ended up getting it back anyway. Absentmindedly, however, Delmore pulled out a new ball and gave it to Taylor. Anderson finally noticed that Musial was trying for second, took the new ball, and threw it to second baseman Tony Taylor at which Anderson's throw flew high over Tony Taylor's head into centerfield. Dark, at the same time that Anderson threw the new ball, threw the original ball to shortstop Ernie Banks. Musial, though, did not see Dark's throw and only noticing Anderson's ball fly over the second baseman's head then tried to go to third base, however, on his way over there, was tagged by Banks, and after a delay was ruled out. Oddly, in the final accounting, this most unusual and different play made no difference in the end result, a 4-1 victory for the visiting Cardinals.

Bob Anderson died on 12 March 2015, aged 79, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Banks, Ernie (born 30 January 1931). Notes: Chicago Cubs teammates, 1957-1962
  • associate relationship with Bolger, Jim (born 23 February 1932). Notes: Chicago Cubs teammates, 1957-1958
  • associate relationship with Brosnan, Jim (born 24 October 1929). Notes: Chicago Cubs teammates, 1957-1958
  • associate relationship with Elston, Don (born 6 April 1929). Notes: Chicago Cubs teammates, 1957-1958
  • associate relationship with Henry, Bill (born 15 October 1927). Notes: Chicago Cubs teammates, 1957-1959
  • associate relationship with Massa, Gordon (born 2 September 1935). Notes: Chicago Cubs teammates, 1957-1958
  • associate relationship with Morehead, Seth (born 15 August 1934). Notes: Chicago Cubs teammates, 1959-1960
  • associate relationship with Williams, Billy (born 15 June 1938). Notes: Chicago Cubs teammates, 1959-1962
  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Musial, Stan (born 21 November 1920). Notes: Baseball opponent


  • Work : New Career 31 July 1957 (MLB debut for the Chicago Cubs)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.


  • Vocation : Sports : Baseball (Pitcher)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (MLB player, 1957-1963)