Robert Lee Mabe
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Bob Mabe, who posted a 7-11 record in 51 games in the major leagues, died on Jan. 9, 2005 in Danville, Virginia. He was 75.
Mabe, who pitched for the Cardinals in 1958, the Reds in 1959 and Baltimore in 1960, posted a 7-11 career record and a 4.82 ERA in 142 innings pitched. He recorded 82 strikeouts and 61 walks.
He was 28 when he made his debut with the Cardinals on April 18, 1958. He pitched 111.2 innings that season and had a 3-9 record in 31 games. He started 13 games and pitched four complete games.
In October 1958, the Cardinals traded Mabe, along with Del Ennis and Eddie Kasko, to Cincinnati for Alex Grammas, George Growe and Alex Kellner.
He pitched 29.2 innings for Cincinnati in 1959, posting a 4-2 record and a 5.46 ERA. He pitched briefly for Baltimore in 1960, just two-thirds of an inning.
According to his obituary, he was a pitcher for the Houston Buffs prior to playing in the major leagues. He posted 21 wins and 195 strikeouts in the Texas League in 1956. According to his obituary, he had a 2.10 ERA at Omaha in 1957.
After his career in baseball, he was a supervisor at a mill and was a district manager in sporting goods for K-Mart.
Source: Danville Register Obituary