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Scrapbooks from Minor League Baseball Player Bobby Wilson now Online

Four new scrapbooks have been digitized and uploaded from the Wayne County Public Library. These scrapbooks follow the career of Bobby Wilson (full name Robert Monroe Wilson) as he played baseball for three baseball teams, the Wilkes-Barre Barons (in 1945 and 1946), the Baltimore Orioles, and the San Diego Padres.

Bobby Wilson's Speed Keeps Orioles Alive

Newspaper clippings from Wilson’s time with the Orioles

Although he played baseball around the country, Bobby Wilson was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He played second base and shortstop, and many newspaper clippings discuss Wilson’s speed and his ability to steal bases. As seen in the image above, his base running skills occasionally played a big role in his team’s performance. For more information on Wilson’s baseball career and statistics, visit this website.

Cartoons depicting Bobby Wilson's base running abilities

Cartoons depicting Bobby Wilson’s base running abilities

The Wayne County Public Library has contributed a number of other scrapbooks pertaining to baseball and local baseball players. To browse all of the material Wayne County Public Library has contributed, you can visit their contributor’s page.


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