Bob Bridges

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Robert Bridges

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bob Bridges pitched for the Red Deer Generals in the Alberta Major League. He was 7-2 with a 2.60 ERA in league games in 1974 and hit .286 (12-3, 2.36 in all games), 5-1 with a 1.60 ERA and 58 K in 56 IP in league games in 1975 (11-1, 1.45 in all games) and 4-2 with a 2.26 ERA in league games in 1976 (11-3, 2.69 in all games). He pitched for Team Canada in the 1978 Amateur World Series, going 1-2 with a 5.17 ERA, 24 hits and 10 walks in 15 2/3 IP while fanning 12. On a 2-8 team, he tied Ray Paiement for the most wins, tied Paiement for second in losses (one behind Keith Van de Keere) and had the highest ERA (Van de Keere's 3.15 was next). He also pitched for Canada in the 1979 Pan American Games. At age 39, he was 0-1 with a 10.15 ERA in the 1988 Baseball World Cup, giving up 17 hits in 8 innings; only future big leaguer Peter Hoy had a higher ERA for the Canadians.