Bob Clemens

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Robert Baxter Clemens

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Bob Clemens played seven games for the St. Louis Browns in 1914, hitting .231/.375/.385 in 13 at bats. In the minors, he batted .289 in six seasons. Bob is the only major leaguer, through 2019, born in Odessa, MO, east of Kansas City. He was the first major leaguer to attend Missouri Valley College, which he is listed as attending during the years 1905-1914. By 1911, he was playing minor league ball, spending much of 1911 to 1913 with the Waterloo Boosters and Davenport Prodigals/Davenport Blue Sox. He also spent half of 1913 with the Oakland Oaks. Most of 1914 was spent with the Waco Navigators: 155 games, hitting .327 with 11 triples, before he came to the majors, making his debut on September 17th. After his major league days, he had two years with the Richmond Climbers/Richmond Virginians team.

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