Bobby Pfeil

Robert Raymond Pfeil (born November 13, 1943), is a former professional baseball third baseman, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) in 1969 and 1971 for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies,respectively. He threw and batted right-handed.

He attended Reseda High School, making the varsity team his junior year.[1]

Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chicago Cubs in 1961, Pfeil was traded with Hal Gilson to the St. Louis Cardinals for Bob Humphreys on April 7, 1965. Before the start of the 1968 season, he was sent from the Cardinals to the Mets in an unknown transaction.

He made his big league debut at the age of 25 on June 26, 1969 against pitcher Grant Jackson and the rest of the Philadelphia Phillies. Pfeil went 1-for-4 in his debut, although Jackson shut the Mets out 2-0 and held them to just four hits. In addition, he collected ten strikeouts in that game. Pfeil did well during the first two weeks of his debut - he was hitting .333 on July 4 - but by July 31 his batting average had slumped to .232. Coincidentally, that is what his final batting average for the season would end up being. After July 31, he was able to pull his average above .240 only once, and he let is slip down to .217 at one point. However, after going 3-for-6 in the final two games of the season, he brought his average up to its final mark of .232. In 211 at-bats, he also scored 20 runs, drove 10 runs in, doubled nine times, tripled and homered zero times, walked seven times and struck out 27 times.

Although the Mets reached the playoffs and eventually won the World Series in 1969, Pfeil neither appeared in the playoffs or the Fall Classic. However, when President Nixon attended a World Series game, Pfeil lent him his glove for protection.[1]

On May 26, 1970, Pfeil was sent as the player to be named later to the Phillies to complete a trade that occurred originally on April 10 of that year. In return for Pfeil, the Mets received Ron Allen.

Pfeil would not appear in the majors in 1970, however by 1971 he was back in a Major League uniform. He appeared in 44 games for the Phillies that year, collecting 19 hits in 70 at-bats for a .271 batting average. He played his final game on September 6 against the Cardinals as a defensive replacement. He made his big league debut against the Philadelphia Phillies while playing for the New York Mets. Coincidentally, he ended up facing the Mets while playing for the Philadelphia Phillies in his final career at-bat, on September 5.

Overall in his big league career, he played in 106 games, collecting 68 hits in 281 at-bats for a .242 batting average. He had 12 doubles, no triples and two home runs to go along with 25 runs, 19 RBI, one stolen base, 13 walks and 36 strikeouts. He had a .976 career fielding percentage.

Although he didn't play in the majors after 1971, he was still active in the minor leagues. On February 8, 1972, he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named later, who ended up being minor leaguer Chico Vaughns. On March 20 of that year, he was purchased by the Boston Red Sox from the Brewers.

Bobby Pfeil
Third baseman
Born: November 13, 1943 (age 75)
Passaic, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 26, 1969, for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
September 6, 1971, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Batting average.242
Home runs2
RBI19
Teams

References

  1. ^ a b "Bobby Pfeil BB". www.njsportsheroes.com. Retrieved 2015-12-24.

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1943 in baseball

The following are the baseball events of the year 1943 throughout the world.

1969 New York Mets season

The 1969 New York Mets season was the team's eighth as a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise and culminated when they won the World Series over the Baltimore Orioles. They played their home games at Shea Stadium and were managed by Gil Hodges. The team is often referred to as the "Amazin' Mets" (a nickname coined by Casey Stengel, who managed the team from their inaugural season to 1965) or the "Miracle Mets".

The 1969 season was the first season of divisional play in Major League Baseball. The Mets were assigned to the newly created National League East division. In their seven previous seasons, the Mets had never finished higher than ninth place in the ten-team National League and had never had a winning season. They lost at least one hundred games in five of the seasons. However, they overcame mid-season difficulties while the division leaders for much of the season, the Chicago Cubs, suffered a late-season collapse. The Mets finished 100–62, eight games ahead of the Cubs. The Mets went on to defeat the National League West champion Atlanta Braves three games to none in the inaugural National League Championship Series and went on to defeat the American League champion Baltimore Orioles in five games. First baseman Donn Clendenon was named the series' most valuable player on the strength of his .357 batting average, three home runs, and four runs batted in.

On Saturday, August 22, 2009, many of the surviving members of the 1969 championship team reunited at the New York Mets' present park, Citi Field.

1971 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1971 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 89th season for the franchise in Philadelphia. The Phillies finished in sixth place in the National League East, with a record of 67–95.

2011 Major League Baseball season

The 2011 Major League Baseball season began on Thursday, March 31, and ended on Wednesday, September 28. This marked the first time a season began on a Thursday since 1976, and the first time a regular season ended on a Wednesday since 1990. The 82nd edition of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game was played at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, on July 12 with the National League defeating the American League for the second straight year, by a score of 5–1. As has been the case since 2003, the league winning that game has home field advantage in the World Series. Accordingly, the World Series began on October 19, and ended on October 28, with the St. Louis Cardinals winning in seven games over the Texas Rangers.Only two teams were unable to complete the entire 162-game regular season schedule, as the make-up game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 8 was cancelled due to rain and not made up, owing to scheduling constraints and the game being inconsequential to the playoffs.

Bill Wilson (pitcher)

William Harlan Wilson (September 19, 1942 – August 11, 1993) was an American professional baseball player who appeared in 179 games over all or part of five seasons in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1969 to 1973. He was born in Pomeroy, Ohio, and attended Marshall University. A pitcher, he threw and batted right-handed, stood 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighed 195 pounds (88 kg).

Wilson's pro career lasted for 13 years, 1962–1974, all in the Philadelphia organization. He spent seven seasons in the minor leagues before making the Phillies' roster at the outset of the 1969 campaign. Pitching for Phillie teams that averaged 94 losses per season over Wilson's tenure, he compiled a 9–15 won–lost record with 17 career saves and a 4.22 earned run average in the majors. In 258 total innings pitched, Wilson allowed 229 hits and 131 bases on balls, with 171 strikeouts. All of his 179 major league games came as a relief pitcher, but Wilson also played for one-third of an inning as a third baseman as part of a one-batter defensive substitution strategy by Phils' manager Frank Lucchesi during a game in August of 1971.

Hal Gilson

Harold "Hal" Gilson (born February 9, 1942 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros in 1968.

Nicknamed "Lefty", he was originally signed by the Chicago Cubs in 1961 and was traded to the Cardinals on April 7, 1965 with Bobby Pfeil for Bob Humphreys.

He made his big league debut on April 14, 1968 against the team with which he had originally signed, the Cubs. Ernie Banks was the first batter Gilson ever faced — Banks reached base on an error. Overall, Gilson allowed a hit and walked one in two innings in his big league debut, but did not give up a single run. Overall with the Cardinals in 1968, he posted a 4.57 ERA in 13 games.

On June 15, 1968, he was traded by the Cardinals with Dick Simpson to the Astros for Ron Davis. He played in only two games with the Astros, posting an ERA of 7.36.

Overall, Gilson posted an 0–2 record in 15 big league games. In 25​1⁄3 innings, he allowed 34 hits, one home run (to Bob Bailey) 15 runs, 14 earned runs, and 12 walks. He finished 7 games, saved 2 and he struck out 20 batters. His ERA was 4.97.

Although Gilson finished with an unimpressive ERA (especially in 1968, when the league ERA was under 3.00), he started off his career not allowing a single run in his first six appearances. His streak was blown when he allowed five runs in 2​1⁄3 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 21.

He played his final game on July 27, 1968 against the San Francisco Giants.

List of Major League Baseball players (Pa–Pg)

The following is a list of Major League Baseball players, retired or active.

New York Mets all-time roster

Below is an alphabetical list of every player that has played for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball since the franchise's inception in 1962. Included are the seasons in which they played for the Mets and their primary position(s).

Players in bold are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Players in italics have had their numbers retired by the team.

Philadelphia Phillies all-time roster (P–Q)

The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League. The team has played officially under two names since beginning play in 1883: the current moniker, as well as the "Quakers", which was used in conjunction with "Phillies" during the team's early history. The team was also known unofficially as the "Blue Jays" during the World War II era. Since the franchise's inception, 2,006 players have made an appearance in a competitive game for the team, whether as an offensive player (batting and baserunning) or a defensive player (fielding, pitching, or both).

Of those 2,006 Phillies, 88 have had surnames beginning with the letter P, and 5 beginning with the letter Q. One member of this list has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame; Tony Pérez played for the Phillies during the 1983 season after 18 seasons with 3 other teams. No members of this list have been elected to the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame, nor do they hold any franchise records.Among the 45 batters in this list, three players share a perfect 1.000 batting average, each in one career at-bat with Philadelphia: first baseman Mike Pasquella, catcher Bill Peterman, and right fielder Ty Pickup. Other players with an average above .300 include Hunter Pence (.324 through 2011), Alex Pitko (.316 in one season), Walter Plock (.400 in one season), and Les Powers (.346 in one season). Plácido Polanco leads all members of this list with 49 home runs, and Dode Paskert's 291 runs batted in (RBI) are best. Of the batters whose surnames begin with Q, Tom Quinlan leads in average (.200), home runs (1), and RBI (3).Of this list's 43 pitchers, two share 1–0 win–loss records, best in terms of winning percentage; Donn Pall and Clarence Pickrel each won their only decisions as members of the Phillies. Wiley Piatt leads all members of this list with 56 victories, and Ike Pearson's 47 defeats are the most in that statistical category. Robert Person leads this list's pitchers with 535 strikeouts, and infielder Tomás Pérez shares the best earned run average (ERA) with two pitchers—Horacio Piña and Al Porto; all have a 0.00 ERA in their Phillies careers. Among the pitchers whose surnames start with Q, Paul Quantrill leads in winning percentage (.481; a 13–14 record), ERA (4.86), and strikeouts (116).

Reseda High School

Reseda Charter High School, established in 1955, is located in the Reseda section of the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California, United States. In the fall of 2018 the school became a charter and is now Reseda Charter High School. It is in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The charter school is now home to The Academy residential school, an International Dual Language Center (Spanish), a School for Advanced Studies: PLTW Biomedical Science CTE pathway, the Arts, Media & Entertainment Magnet: Film Production and Management Magnet, the Police Academy Magnet, and the Reseda High School Science Magnet: PLTW Biomedical Science & PLTW Engineering Magnet.

Reseda High is in the planning stages of a 180+ million dollar renovation which will provide state of the art buildings and innovative design for the benefit of the entire community.

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