Thursday, March 18, 2010

#46 Bob Sprout

Custom All-Time Angels card
Robert Samuel Sprout
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 165 lb.
Born: December 5, 1941 in Florin, PA
Debut: September 27, 1961 Los Angeles Angels
Final Game: September 27, 1961 Los Angeles Angels

Drafted 5th by the Los Angeles Angels from the Detroit Tigers in the 1960 expansion draft.

Custom Expansion Draft Autograph card

Started the game and went 4 innings giving up 3 runs on 4 hits in an 8-6 win against the Washington Senators on Wednesday, September 27, 1961 (N) at Wrigley Field.
His only game in the major leagues.

Gave up 3 runs on 4 hits in 4 innings pitched (1 start - no decision) for an ERA of 4.50. Went 0/1 at the plate.

1961 Team-Issued Post card

Bob Sprout pitched one game in the majors but is better known for his 22-strikeout no-hitter in the minors in 1960.
Sprout went 15-7 for Decatur in 1960 along with 264 strikeouts.
Sprout injured his arm during spring training of 1962, and he pitched in pain after that.
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