Bob Griffith

Bob Griffith
Born: (1912-10-01)October 1, 1912
Liberty, Tennessee
Died: November 8, 1977(1977-11-08) (aged 65)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Batted: Left Threw: Right
Negro league baseball debut
1934, for the Nashville Elite Giants
Last appearance
1951, for the Granby Red Sox

Robert Lee Griffith (October 1, 1912 – November 8, 1977) was an African–American baseball pitcher in the Negro Leagues who played for several teams between 1934 to 1951. A three-time pitcher in the East-West All-Star Game (1935; 1948–1949), Griffith also played in the Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Venezuela professional leagues. Listed at 6' 5", 235 lb., he batted and threw right-handed and was nicknamed 'Schoolboy' or 'Big Bill'.[1]

See also


  1. Riley, James A. (1994). The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. New York: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-0959-6.

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