Bob Gebhard

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Robert Henry Gebhard

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bob Gebhard pitched briefly in the majors, with the Minnesota Twins in 1971 and 1972, and with the Montreal Expos in 1974, for a total of 31 games, all in relief. He had a record of 1-3, 5.93 in 41 innings. His minor league career stretched from 1965, when he went 11-2, 1,91 for the St. Cloud Rox of the Northern League, to 1975, when he put up an ERA of 2.67 in 44 games for the Memphis Blues of the International League. He was in AAA during five seasons, and his career record was 66-46, 3.12 in 362 games, with 40 saves.

He was a Montreal Expos coach in 1982 and the Expos' farm director from 1983 to 1986. He moved to the Minnesota Twins as assistant GM from 1988 to 1991. He was the first general manager of the expansion Colorado Rockies, starting when the franchise was awarded by the National League in 1992, until 1999. He oversaw the expansion draft and built the "Blake Street Bombers" that got the franchise off to a great start in the mid-1990s, thanks to some savvy trades and free agent signings, a period that culminated with a postseason appearance in 1995. From 2000 to 2004, he worked as a special assistant to the GM for the St. Louis Cardinals. In August 2005, Gebhard was named interim GM of the Arizona Diamondbacks for the remainder of the season. He stayed with the organization as a vice-president ans special assistant to new general manager Josh Byrnes after the latter's appointment later that year.

On February 24, 2010, he suffered a mild attack and had to undergo emergency heart surgery, but made a full recovery.

Preceded by
Colorado Rockies General Manager
Succeeded by
Dan O'Dowd

Record as a General Manager[edit]

Expansion Draft[edit]

see 1993 Expansion Draft

Amateur Draft[edit]

1st Round Picks

Other Notable Selections

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