Robert Henry Mavis
Born: April 8, 1918 in Milwaukee, Wis.
Died: March 1, 2005 in Little Rock, Ark.
Debut: 1949 | Pos: PR
H: 5'7" | W: 160 | B: L | T: R
>> Visit the Bob Mavis biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.
Bob Mavis, who appeared in one major league game, died on March 1, 2005 in Little Rock, Ark. He was 86.
He spent 47 years in baseball including time as a player in the minor leagues and a brief entrance into the major leagues, as a minor league manager and as a scout.
He entered minor league baseball in Little Rock, Ark., in 1944 and, according to his obituary, he hit better than .300 in five seasons with the team. According to statistics, he struck out just 20 times in 568 at-bats in 1946 while hitting .319.
In 1949, he hit .301 with AAA Toledo. That led to his lone appearance in the major leagues on Sept. 17, 1949. His lone appearance on the field as Tiger came as a pinch runner in a game against the Yankees.
Following his appearance in the major leagues, he finished up his playing career in the minor leagues with Toledo and Buffalo. After retiring as a player, he managed minor league teams and later worked as a scout for the Brewers and Braves.