Friday, March 17, 2017

Bob Bruce, R. I. P.

Houston Chronicle: Bob Bruce, the man who was the starting pitcher in the last game at Houston's Colt Stadium and the first official official game at the Astrodome, died Wednesday at the age of 83.


Don Coffin said...

A player of whom I had no memory whatsoever...but he had a decent 9-year career (1959-1967) career, beginning with Detroit and ending up in Atlanta. Mostly a slightly below average starting career, his one good year was in 1964, when he was 15-9 with a 2.76 ERA. For the rest of his career, he was 34-62, with an ERA around 4 (in the mini-dead-ball-era of the late 1960s, that was emphatically not good).

Unknown said...

I didn't remember him, either, though I should have because of his historic place in Houston baseball history.