Broeg, Bob, 1918-2005

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Bob Broeg is an author of numerous baseball related titles.

From the description of Letter, 1968. (National Baseball Hall of Fame). WorldCat record id: 45202549

Bob Broeg graduated from Grover Cleveland High School (Class of '36) and the University of Missouri before entering the United States Marines. After the war, Broeg joined the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and covered the St. Louis Cardinals for forty years. Broeg was named to the Board of Directors of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972, a position he held for 28 years. He was also a long time member of the Committee on Baseball Veterans.

From the description of Bob Broeg Papers : papers 1962-1971. (National Baseball Hall of Fame). WorldCat record id: 317713170

Robert William Patrick Broeg was an American sportswriter. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, he officially covered the St. Louis Cardinals for forty years. He graduated from Grover Cleveland High School (Class of '36) and the University of Missouri before entering the United States Marines. After the war, Broeg joined the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Among other things, Broeg is known for coining the nickname "Stan the Man" for Cardinal baseball player Stan Musial, championing the Hall of Fame causes of Cardinals Red Schoendienst, Enos Slaughter and Chick Hafey and helping to devise, and successfully push for the first pension plan for veteran major-league players. Broeg was named to the Board of Directors of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972, a position he held for 28 years. He was also a long time member of the Committee on Baseball Veterans. His knowledge was reported to be encyclopedic, even into his 80s. He penned his last column in 2004. The St. Louis chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research is named for Bob Broeg. He was awarded the J. G. Taylor Spink Award in 1979. He was elected to the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame in 1997. Broeg said he wished his epitaph to read, "He was fair, as in just, not as in mediocre." Appropriately, Bob Broeg died five hours after the final game of the 2005 World Series. He was 87. Biographical source used was http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Broeg.

From the description of Bob Broeg Papers : papers 1954-1995. (National Baseball Hall of Fame). WorldCat record id: 310102532

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creatorOf Broeg, Bob, 1918-2005. Letter, 1968. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
creatorOf Broeg, Bob, 1918 - 2005. Bob Broeg Papers : papers 1962-1971. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
creatorOf Broeg, Bob, 1918-2005. Bob Broeg Papers : papers 1954-1995. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
referencedIn Kashatus, William C. William C. Kashatus Papers : papers 1988-1995. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
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associatedWith Musial, Stan, 1920 - person
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associatedWith St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum. corporateBody
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Birth 1918-03-18

Death 2005-10-28

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