Thursday, January 26, 2012

January 26

1956 Topps #267 - Bob Nieman

On this day in 1927, Bob Nieman was born.

The White Sox received Bob in a trade with the Tigers after the 1954 season. After spending the 1955 season and a sampling of the 1956 season, Nieman was traded to the Baltimore Orioles, along with George Kell, Mike Fornieles and Connie Johnson for Dave Philley and Jim Wilson.

While with the South Siders, Bob batted .285, which was only slightly better than his time at Detroit. Nieman went on to have his greatest success with Baltimore. Bob started his big league career with the St. Louis Browns, in 1951, which became the Baltimore Orioles in 1954, where he was eventually traded in May 1956.

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