Bob Neighbors

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Robert Otis Neighbors

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bob Neighbors was a shortstop in the minor leagues for six years who had a cup of coffee with the 1939 St. Louis Browns.

He was a pilot in both World War II and Korea. His youngest brother was lost in World War II during combat at sea, and his other two brothers served as well. An Air Force major, he was shot down in North Korea in August of 1952. Officially he is MIA (Missing in Action), presumed dead in Korea, as his body has never been recovered.

His son, Robert, is a career Air Force officer.

Famous Last[edit]

  • Last former major leaguer killed in combat.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Bill Francis: "Browns' Bob Neighbors Left Singular Legacy as Hero", Baseball History Series, Baseball Hall of Fame. [1]

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