Robert Maier was born in my hometown of Dunellen, NJ, on September 5, 1915.
Bob was a professional baseball player who played only one year in the majors, 1945. He was a third baseman for the Detroit tigers and helped them win the World Series that year.
He only batted one in the World Series, his last at bat ever, and got a single in game 6.
Here is a baseball card of him.
As a kid, I would see him around town and at church on Sundays. I talked with him a few times and he was a great person.
He passed away in nearby South Plainfield on August 4, 1993.