This page is for the major leaguer who played in 1890. For the minor leaguer named Bob Stafford who played from 1894-1910, see Robert Stafford.
- Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
Bob Stafford is one of four amateur players who made their only major league appearance for the Philadelphia Athletics of the American Association on October 12, 1890 against the Syracuse Stars. It was the last game of the season, and was played in Gloucester, NJ. Early researchers confused this Stafford with a Bob Stafford, who was a minor league player at the time, and appended the latter's birth and death details to the major leaguer Stafford's record. It is very unlikely that the two were the same man, and in fact, it is likely that this Stafford was not even named Bob, as absolutely nothing else is known about him or his three teammates for that day, Ham Sweigert, John McBride and John Sterling.
- "October 12, 1890", in Bill Carle, ed. Biographical Research Committee Report, September/October 2007, Society for American Baseball Research, Cleveland, OH, 2007. p. 1.