Monday, May 18, 2020

#129 Bob Hartman Sport Rookie Star

Bob Hartman  Milwaukee Braves

Career: Hartman had spent five seasons climbing thru the Braves minor league chain, winning 20 games at the AA level in 1958. In '59 he had a taste of the majors with three scattered appearances while spending the bulk of it in AAA. Those were his only innings with the Braves but he had eight appearances for Cleveland in 1962 after they picked up his contract. He finished with a loss as his only decision but overall he pitched decently in the few innings the Indians gave him. He left baseball after a few games in the minors in 1963.

In 1960: Hartman spent the season in Louisville with the Braves AAA club. He was 10-11 with a nice statistical showing overall. That didn't stop the Braves from trading him to the Athletics after the season. He was returned to the Braves in April of 1961.

Off The Charts: After he retired, Hartman worked as a sports director for a Christian school.

The Card: Hartman looked so clean-cut the cartoonist showed him signing while wearing a Boy Scout uni.

He had a Rookie Star card in the '59 set as well.

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