Robert Charles (Bob) Nieman
"Just putting on a St. Louis uniform was the biggest thrill I ever have received from baseball"
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On September 14, 1951, Robert (Bob) Nieman started out with a bang
by hitting home runs in his
first two at bats in the big leagues.
Bob was originally signed in 1948 as an amateur free agent by the Cincinnati Reds. He led his first team,
the Muncie Reds, in hitting with a .367 avg. and 23 home runs.
Although playing 12 years and finishing his carrer with a .295 lifetime batting average,
Bob Nieman was never selected for an All Star team.
Bob Nieman's first Topps card was in 1956
The 1956 Topps card back featured his first
2 at bats, 2 home runs feat
The card back also featured Bob's high extra base hit percentage
and his fine fielding ability.