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bob saverine, 1965 topps #427, orioles

Player: Saverine, Bob

Card: 1965 Topps #427

Position: 2B/CF/SS

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Robert Paul Saverine (born June 2, 1941 in Norwalk, Connecticut) is a former Major League Baseball infielder/outfielder. He was signed by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent before the 1959 season and played for the Orioles (1959, 1962–1964) and the Washington Senators (1966–1967). The quintessential utilityman, he played three different infield positions and two outfield spots. He was nicknamed "Rabbit" for his speed, and he stole over 30 bases several times in the minors, while in the majors he was 23-for-32. He was also called "Savvy."

Bob made his Major League debut on September 12, 1959 against the Chicago White Sox at Memorial Stadium. At the age of 18, Saverine was the youngest player to appear in an American League game that season.

On June 8, 1966, he had the dubious distinction of setting an American League record by going hitless in 12 plate appearances in a doubleheader at Baltimore. The Orioles swept the Senators, 6-5 (in 14 innings) and 8-7.

Following his playing days, he was offered a job as a broker by Merrill Lynch in Connecticut. He spent 13 years there before moving to Shearson Lehman and other private money management firms. After roughly 20 years in the brokerage business, Saverine permanently retired.

Bob also is a writer. He has written essays on Brooks Robinson, Boog Powell, Pete Ward (with whom he remains in touch to this day), and Tiger Woods. He shares these writings with friends and family. Saverine also writes on Roman Catholic topics and has published articles and letters in Inside the Vatican and The Criterion among others.

In his Letters from Home Plate response, Bob lists Mickey Mantle as his favorite player growing up, Denny McLain as the toughest pitcher he ever faced, and Yankee Stadium as his favorite park to play in. His favorite teammate was Pete Ward.

(excerpted from SABR, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)


1964 Topps #221
1967 Topps #27


This player is not associated with any Baseball Amore Tours.

See Bob’s baseball cards at TCDB

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