Robert J. Cargo
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Debut October 6, 1892
- Final Game October 7, 1892
- Born October 1, 1868 in Pittsburgh, PA USA
- Died April 27, 1904 in Atlanta, GA USA
"...when it comes to playing a steady, reliable every day game at short he has the rest of his competitors in the League beaten to a standstill." - Sporting Life of September 10, 1898 about Bobby Cargo with Canandaigua
Although his major league career was extremely brief (a pair of games with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1892), Bobby Cargo was a well-known minor-league ballplayer, who made Atlanta his home for several seasons. He was especially known as a slick-fielding third-baseman. Sporting Life of November 11, 1899 gave a resume of his career since 1890, pointing out that he had played on numerous championship teams in that time.
Cargo died of pneumonia in the spring of 1904, shortly after the start of the season. He had come down with a cold, which he did not regard as serious, and tried to play his way through it. Complications set in, however, and Cargo succumbed. He had several brothers who also played pro baseball, including shortstop Chick Cargo.