Bob Unglaub

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Bob Unglaub
Bob Unglaub baseball card.jpg
First baseman / Utility infielder / Manager
Born: (1881-07-31)July 31, 1881
Baltimore, Maryland
Died: November 29, 1916(1916-11-29) (aged 35)
Baltimore, Maryland
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 1904, for the New York Highlanders
Last MLB appearance
September 17, 1910, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Batting average .258
Home runs 5
Runs batted in 216
Managerial record 9–20
Winning % .310
Teams
As Player
As Manager

Robert Alexander Unglaub (July 31, 1881 – November 29, 1916) was an American first baseman, utility infielder and manager in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Highlanders, Boston Americans, and Washington Senators.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he attended the University of Maryland, and in 1904 he was offered his first shot at the major leagues, being signed by the Highlanders. Due to blood poisoning, he was only able to play six games, and was sent to the Americans for Patsy Dougherty, which some people perceived as the American League's attempt to increase competition against the National League's New York Giants.[1] He didn't become a regular player until the 1907 season when he also served as manager of the Red Sox, replacing George Huff. He went 9–20 (.310) in his only managerial stint.

Unglaub had a series of minor league managerial jobs, and in 1916, while supervising repair work on a locomotive, he was killed in an accident in his hometown of Baltimore at age 35.[2] He was laid to rest at Sunny Ridge Memorial Park in Crisfield, Maryland.[1]

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  1. ^ a b BaseballLibrary.com Archived October 4, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved October 24, 2006.
  2. ^ TheDeadBallEra.com – Unglaub's Obituary Archived November 12, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved October 24, 2006.

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