Bob Garbark

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Bob Garbark
Catcher
Born: (1909-11-13)November 13, 1909
Houston, Texas
Died: August 15, 1990(1990-08-15) (aged 80)
Meadville, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 3, 1934 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
August 19, 1945 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .248
Hits 81
RBI 28
Teams

Robert Michael "Bob" Garbark (November 13, 1909 – August 15, 1990) was an American football and baseball player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He played Major League Baseball as a catcher with the Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Athletics, and Boston Red Sox. Garbark made his Major League debut on September 3, 1934 with the Indians. Garbark's brother, Mike, also played professionally and had the same batting average (.261) as Bob in 1944.

Garbark coached baseball at his alma mater, Allegheny College, for 32 seasons (1947–1978), compiling a record of 282–201–3. He also coached football for a season at Allegheny in 1946, tallying a mark of 1–6, and basketball at the school for 19 seasons, from 1943 to 1962, amassing a record of 125–204. Garbark played on the football team at Alleghany as a fullback from 1929 to 1932. He was captain of the football team in 1931 and co-captain in 1932.[1]

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  1. ^ "Bob Garbark Named Coach at Allegheny". The Beaver County Times. April 9, 1946. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 

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