Sunday, June 2, 2013

Robert Maier

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.

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