Wallace, Bobby

Roderick John Wallace
Born: November 4, 1873, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: November 3, 1960, Torrance, California
Played For: 
Cleveland Spiders (1894-1898), St. Louis Cardinals (1899-1901, 1917-1918), St. Louis Browns (1902-1916)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1953

Bobby Wallace began his career as a pitcher and ended it 60 years later as a scout. In 1899, while with the Cardinals, Wallace moved to shortstop, where he fielded well and hit 20 or more doubles 12 times. In 1902, Mr. Shortstop jumped to the St. Louis Browns. Overall, he led the American League in assists twice and fielding percentage three times, and in 1902, set the league record for most chances in one game (17). Following his playing days, he also managed, coached and umpired.

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Did You Know: 
that near the end of his playing career in 1915, Bobby Wallace served a stint as an American League umpire?
If you put the relative value on a cheer basis, fielding might rival hitting very closely. Perhaps the difference between hitting and fielding may be likened to the difference between money made and money saved.