Saturday, September 15, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #312 - Rob Belloir

  • Rob Belloir was drafted from Mercer University in Macon, GA by the Cleveland Indians in 1969. Rob was a rarity because he was born in West Germany (he was the 25th major leaguer to be from Germany).
  • Rob played in the minors from 1969-1975. He missed the 1971 season due to military service.
  • In June 1975 Belloir (with Blue Moon Odom) was traded to the Atlanta Braves for Roric Harrison. 
  • Belloir came up to the majors in August 1975. He batted .219 in 43 games for the Braves.
  • Rob was in the minors for the first few months of the 1976 season. He was called up in late June, played in 30 games, and batted .200 in 60 at bats.
  • Rob spent most of the 1977 season in AAA Richmond. He was called up in September and played in six games.
  • Belloir also spent the 1978 season in Richmond. He played in two games as a September call-up and that was it for his playing career.
  • Rob is now the sports information director for Savannah College of Art and Design
  • 1977 Stats:
    • Atlanta Braves - 0 for 1, 2 runs scored in 6 games
    • Richmond Braves (AAA) - .263, 5 HR, 54 RBI in 131 games
  • 1977 Highlights:
    • Sept 22 - Scored a run after pinch running for Biff Pocorobs.
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