Bob Rhoads

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Barton Emory Rhoads

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Biographical Information[edit]

Barton "Bob" Rhoads pitched eight seasons in the majors. His most notable year was 1906, when he went 22-10.

Rhoads, who spent most of his major league career with the Cleveland team, was born in Wooster, OH, 60 miles south of Cleveland, OH. He won 22 games with Memphis before coming to the majors in 1902.

He was not very impressive in the early years - even when he went 16-9 in 1905, his Adjusted ERA+ was only 93. However, he really blossomed in 1906, and 1908 was another year where his ERA+ was excellent.

He spent years on the same pitching staff with Addie Joss, who was the same age as Bob. However, while Joss died in 1911, Rhoads lived 56 years longer, dying in 1967. He was still alive when Nolan Ryan and Don Sutton broke into the majors in 1966.

At age 27 for Bob Rhoads, the similarity scores method shows the most similar pitcher was Burleigh Grimes, a Hall of Famer. However, while Burleigh went on to pitch many more years, Rhoads was done at age 29.

He is not to be confused with his contemporary Charlie Rhodes, also nicknamed Dusty, who also pitched a while for St. Louis. Bob Rhoads' last name was often misspelled Rhodes by Sporting Life.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 4 (1905-1908)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1906)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 4 (1905-1908)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1906)

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