Robert Eugene Latshaw
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 3", Weight 192 lb.
Known for his excellent defense, first baseman Bob Latshaw also hit .293 during his minor league career - which began in 1935 at the age of 18. He played with the Indianapolis Indians, Toronto Maple Leafs, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore Orioles during his career. He played until 1954, hitting .300 five times. Not a power hitter, Latshaw still managed to surpass the ten home run mark six times and the 15 home run mark thrice. He hit as many as 19 in a season.
Away from the diamond, Latshaw also played pro basketball with the Baltimore Bullets of the American Basketball League at one point. After his playing days, he spent several seasons as a minor league manager.
Later on, Latshaw operated several gas stations and drove a fuel truck. He also was a sales representatives for several oil companies and sold sports equipment in a Sears department store.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1947||Richmond Colts||Piedmont League||68-71||4th||New York Giants||Lost in 1st round|
|1948||Danville Leafs||Carolina League||43-29||--||none||--||replaced by Woody Fair (34-35) on July 3|
|Wilson Tobs||Coastal Plain League||6th||none||replaced Irv Dickens July 12|
|1949||Lynchburg Cardinals||Piedmont League||1-0||--||St. Louis Cardinals||--||replaced Pug Griffin (7-9) on May 14|
replaced by Vernon Mackie (69-53) on May 15
|Galax Leafs||Blue Ridge League||6th||none||replaced Stephen Sloboda July 1|
|1950||Granby Red Sox||Provincial League||6th||none||replaced by Bud Kimball 8/10-8/20|
|1951||Danville Leafs||Carolina League||66-73||6th||none|
|1952||Augusta Tigers||South Atlantic League||11-15||--||none||--||replaced by Burl Storie (1-20) on May 13|
|Leesburg Packers||Florida State League||13-20||7th||none||replaced John Pawlick (7-14) on July 28|
|1953||Superior Blues||Northern League||51-74||7th||none|
|1954||Madisonville Miners||KITTY League||--||Chicago White Sox||--||replaced by William Close June 2|