Bobby Jack

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Biographical Information[edit]

First baseman Bobby Jack was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the third round of the 1972 amateur draft -- a few picks after Hall of Famers Gary Carter and Dennis Eckersley and a couple ahead of pitcher Craig Swan -- and played in their system until 1973.

He hit .347/.430/.563 with 7 home runs and 41 RBI in 61 games between the Greenwood Braves and Savannah Braves in 1972, though his numbers slipped to .245/.333/.371 with 12 home runs and 63 RBI in 108 games for the Kinston Eagles in 1973. Overall, he hit .280/.366/.435 with 19 home runs and 104 RBI in 169 games over two seasons.

While at the University of Oklahoma, he was a two-sport star, earning All-Big Eight honors in baseball and basketball. In 1968, he was drafted by the Miami Floridians of the American Basketball Association. In baseball, he was a three-time All-Conference selection, earned All-American honors his senior season and played in the 1972 College World Series.