January 7, 2002 One night after a Red Sox game at Fenway in 1975, a guy came over to me to comment on me wearing a Mets cap. It turned out to be Bob, and we had a nice conversation in which he mentioned how much he enjoyed playng at Shea, but that the Mets never gave him a chance. He wasn't much of a player but a nice guy.
Thomas L. Hyatt
August 5, 2007 When I was just a kid back in 1969 Bob served in the Marine Reserves with my father. He was playing with the Giants at the time. He served his committment in Sacramento, where we lived. Bob would often stay at our home on the weekends he served. He always played ball with us kids and was a great sport with us.
August 25, 2007 Today on the MLB Game of the Week, Joe Buck asked Tim McCarver who was the "nicest" teammate he ever had. The first name Tim mentioned was "a utility player named Bob Heise". What a tribute that a former star player and current star broadcaster remembers Heise in that way.
I guess the old adage is true. It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.