Bob Cremins

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Bob Cremins
Pitcher
Born: (1906-02-15)February 15, 1906
Pelham Manor, New York
Died: March 27, 2004(2004-03-27) (aged 98)
Pelham Manor, New York
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
August 17, 1927 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 17, 1927 for the Boston Red Sox
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Robert Anthony Cremins (February 15, 1906 – March 27, 2004) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Boston Red Sox during the 1927 season. Listed at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m), 178 lb., Cremins batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Pelham Manor, New York.

In four relief appearances, Cremins posted a 5.04 earned run average without a decision in 5 ⅓ Innings pitched. According to Baseball Almanac, Cremins faced Babe Ruth once and retired him on a grounder to first base. His career ended in 1928 due to an arm injury.

Following his baseball career, Cremins served in the military during World War II. After that, he worked as town supervisor and tax receiver for Pelham.

Cremins died in his homeland of Pelham at the age of 98. At the time of his death, he was the second-oldest former baseball player behind Ray Cunningham.

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  • Nicknamed "Lefty" or "Crooked Arm"

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