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Log In. Toggle navigation MENU. Email Address. Email address:. Three of the greatest pitchers in the game's history -- Feller, Lemon and Gibson -- were all named Bob.
There's three-time Manager of the Year and former player Bob Melvin. And let's not forget one of the most legendary broadcasters in the game's history, Bob Uecker.
Over the last 20 years, there have only been five Bobs to debut in the big leagues -- and none since Where did all the Bobs go? When did one of the most popular first names in America's history effectively go extinct among the players of America's Pastime?
Of the 19, players in MLB history, about 2. More than half of those Roberts -- of them -- have officially gone by Bob during their careers. Twenty-seven other players in big league history with different first names have also gone by Bob. But over time, fewer and fewer Roberts have wanted to go by Bob.
Bobs Of The Blues
Perhaps unsurprisingly, this trend also falls in line with the general decline in popularity of the name Robert over the last century. In the s and s, Robert was the most popular baby name.
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