Bob Sebra
Pitcher
Born: (1961-12-11)December 11, 1961
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Died: July 22, 2020(2020-07-22) (aged 58)
Miami, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 26, 1985, for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
June 30, 1990, for the Milwaukee Brewers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record15–29
Earned run average4.71
Strikeouts281
Teams

Robert Bush Sebra (December 11, 1961 – July 22, 2020) was an American professional baseball pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Texas Rangers, Montreal Expos, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds, and Milwaukee Brewers, in all or part of the 1985 to 1990 seasons. He threw and batted right-handed.[1]

Career

Sebra attended the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and in 1981 he played collegiate summer baseball with the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[2] He was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 5th round of the 1983 Major League Baseball draft.

Over the course of his big league career, he pitched in 94 games, 52 of them as a starting pitcher. Included among Sebra’s MLB highlights are 2 shutouts, a 1-0 and a 2-0, accomplished while with Montreal.[3]

In 1986, Sebra was the last pitcher ever to give up a walk-off win where the winning run was scored by the other team's manager.[4]

Sebra was primarily a starting pitcher but on July 28, 1989, he picked up his lone career save. He pitched a scoreless 17th inning to close out a 4-2 Reds victory over the Braves.[5] He was traded along with Ron Robinson from the Reds to the Brewers for Glenn Braggs and Billy Bates on June 9, 1990.[6]

Personal life

Born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Sebra played prep baseball at Gloucester Catholic High School.[7] Sebra died at the age of 58 on July 22, 2020, after spending a year in intensive care in Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, as a result of multiple organ failure.[8] He had undergone a liver transplant several years earlier.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia. Sterling Publishing. 2007. p. 1498. ISBN 978-1-4027-4771-7.
  2. ^ "Major League Baseball Players from the Cape Cod League" (PDF). capecodbaseball.org. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "Bob Sebra Stats". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2019. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "Montreal Expos at Cincinnati Reds". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  5. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/ATL/ATL198907280.shtml
  6. ^ "Reds Trade Ron Robinson, Sebra to Brewers for Braggs and Bates," The Associated Press (AP), Sunday, June 9, 1990. Retrieved October 25, 2020
  7. ^ Bob Sebra stats, Baseball-Reference.com. Accessed January 12, 2020. "Born: December 11, 1961 (Age: 58-032d) in Ridgewood, NJ... High School: Gloucester Catholic HS (Gloucester City, NJ)"
  8. ^ L’ancien lanceur des Expos Bob Sebra est décédé