Interview with Robert M. "Bob" Cain, June 4, 1988

Project: A. B. "Happy" Chandler: Desegregation of Major League Baseball Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Robert "Bob" Cain is from Kansas. He was a left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, and is best remembered for his pitching against Eddie Gaedel, a dwarf. In this interview, he discusses topics such as his Minor League career, pitching against the New York Yankees in 1951, his Chicago White Sox teammates, his playing for the Detroit Tigers, his pitching strategy, his famous pitch to Eddie Gaedel, his being traded to the St. Louis Browns, Satchel Paige, changes in baseball since the 1940s, and his (Cain's) overall baseball experience.

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1988oh096_chan113

Interviewee Name

Robert M. "Bob" Cain

Interviewer Name

William J. Marshall

Interview Date

1988-06-04

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Cain, Robert M. Interview by William J. Marshall. 04 Jun. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Cain, R.M. (1988, June 04). Interview by W. J. Marshall. A. B. "Happy" Chandler: Desegregation of Major League Baseball Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Cain, Robert M., interview by William J. Marshall. June 04, 1988, A. B. "Happy" Chandler: Desegregation of Major League Baseball Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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