Robert William Patrick Broeg Net Worth

Robert William Patrick Broeg Net Worth is
$20 Million

Robert William Patrick Broeg Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Robert William Patrick Broeg (March 18, 1918 – October 28, 2005) was an American sportswriter.Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, he officially covered the St. Louis Cardinals for forty years. He graduated from Grover Cleveland High School (Class of '36) and the University of Missouri before entering the United States Marines. He served in Washington as a result of an eye injury suffered at birth.After the war, Broeg joined the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He was privy to many important events in baseball history. Broeg was partially responsible for the famous picture of Eddie Gaedel at the plate in 1951. He told the photographer to stay at the game until Gaedel came to the plate and the picture was taken.Later, he helped Bob Gibson win the 1967 World Series. Gibson was unable to get breakfast at the Cardinals' hotel in Boston, so Broeg delivered a ham and egg sandwich to the star right-hander. Gibson pitched a complete game and carried his team to victory.Among other things, Broeg is known for coining the nickname "Stan the Man" for Cardinal baseball player Stan Musial, championing the Hall of Fame causes of Cardinals Red Schoendienst, Enos Slaughter and Chick Hafey and helping to devise, and successfully push for the first pension plan for veteran major-league players.Broeg was named to the Board of Directors of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972, a position he held for 28 years. He was also a longtime member of the Committee on Baseball Veterans. His knowledge was reported to be encyclopedic, even into his 80s. He penned his last column in 2004.The St. Louis chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research is named for Bob Broeg. He was awarded the J. G. Taylor Spink Award in 1979. He was elected to the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame in 1997.Broeg said he wished his epitaph to read, "Hopefully, he was fair, as in just, not as in mediocre." Appropriately, Bob Broeg died five hours after the final game of the 2005 World Series. He was 87.

Date Of BirthMarch 17, 1918
Died2005-10-28
Place Of BirthSt. Louis, Missouri, USA
Star SignPisces
#Fact
1After bypass surgery he was told to retire but he never did.
2Author of 20 sports books and also wrote for " The Sporting News."
3He was credited for nicknaming Stan Musial "Stan the Man".
4Credited with giving baseball player Stan Musial his nickname "Stan the Man".
5Won the 1979 J.G. Taylor Spink Award, presented by the Baseball Hall of Fame.
6Longtime baseball writer who covered the St. Louis Cardinals.

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
100 Years of the World Series2003Video documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2001TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prime 92011TV SeriesHimself

Known for movies

Source
IMDB Wikipedia

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