Given Name: Robert Arthur
RHP 1938-42 Tigers, Browns , A
A fur trapper in Nebraska between seasons, Harris pitched valiantly for poor Browns'
and A's teams before leaving for army service, 1943-45. Released by the Athletics
upon his return, he demanded compensation for this shoddy treatment, and settled
for an undisclosed sum with Connie Mack.
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» May 13th, 1939: In a 10-player deal, Bobo Newsom goes from the St. Louis Browns, with Beau Bell, Red Kress, and Jim Walkup, to Detroit for Vern Kennedy, Bob Harris, George Gill,
Roxie Lawson, Chet Laabs, and Mark Christman. It is one of the biggest trades of the 1930s.|