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Bob Shaw
Bob Shaw
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 433 of 1043 players
Robert John Shaw
Born: June 29, 1933 at Bronx, N.Y.
Died: September 23, 2010 at Jupiter, Fla.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.02 Weight: 195


First Mets game: June 13, 1966
Last Mets game: July 20, 1967

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Richard Kissel
March 30, 2001
Bob Shaw brought some respectability to the Mets in his brief tenure here. He won more games than he lost as a starting pitcher, which did not happen very often in the pre-Seaver days.

Bob P
March 7, 2005
Shaw was called for FIVE balks in one game--including three in one inning--on May 4, 1963 while pitching for the Milwaukee Braves.

April 6, 2005
The first major league game I ever attended was in June 1966 - Cubs at Mets. Bob Shaw out dueled Bill Hands 1-0. Bob was great that day recapturing some of his pitching "magic" from 1959. How many times did any pitcher shutout a lineup with Banks, Williams, Santo and company?

Years later I was able to find a ticket stub and the radio recording of the game. I sent him a copy of the radio broadcast. He sent a nice letter of thanks and later when I found a copy of the book he authored on picthing he was gracious enough to sign it for me.

He was an excellent pitching coach and a smart real estate investor which allowed him to leave baseball when he was ready to move on in life. Thanks for the memory.

original mets
June 3, 2005
Bob Shaw came to the Mets in 1966, Wes Westrum's first year. He brought some veteran leadership to that staff before Seaver arrived. He also brought a spit ball and threw it often. Leo Durocher who managed the Cubs that year said he was going out to get him a spitball pitcher. I remember one game late in the 66 season he and Jerry Grote got into it after Shaw threw a pitch Grote did not call.

Jamey Bumbalo
December 8, 2006
I don't remember where, but I read that Bob Shaw went from team to team because he had very strong opinions (maybe about religion) and didn't shrink from sharing them. He wore out his welcome wherever he pitched.

Feat Fan
December 13, 2006
Didn't he punch Grote out in a '66 contest after cominmg over mid year? Went 18-6 for WS Go Go Sox and had some bullpen sucess as well. A Bronx boy.

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