Robert Sherwood (Bob) Bailey (born October 13, 1942 in Long Beach, California) is an American former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1962–66), Los Angeles Dodgers (1967–68), Montreal Expos (1969–75), Cincinnati Reds (1976–77) and Boston Red Sox (1977–78). He batted and threw right-handed. Bailey attended Wilson Classical High School where he was the 1961 CIF Baseball Player of the Year.
In a 17-season career, Bailey posted a .257 batting average with 189 home runs and 773 RBI in 1931 games played.
After his playing days were over, Bailey was a minor league baseball Manager and hitting instructor, most notably in the Montreal Expos organization. In 1987, he was the final manager of the Hawaii Islanders.
Famous quotes containing the words bob and/or bailey:
“English Bob: What I heard was that you fell off your horse, drunk, of course, and that you broke your bloody neck.
Little Bill Daggett: I heard that one myself, Bob. Hell, I even thought I was dead. Til I found out it was just that I was in Nebraska.”
—David Webb Peoples, screenwriter. English Bob (Richard Harris)
“I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked.”
—David Bailey (b. 1938)