Bob Prentice
Élu: le 28 janvier 1986
Date d'intronisation : le 31 juillet 1986
Date et lieu de naissance : le 12 août 1928 à Toronto (Ontario)
Position : Bâtisseur
Frappe de la : droite
Lance de la : droite
Carrière : 1948 to 1995
Équipes : Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays

Bob Prentice

Bob Prentice was a multi-sport star in high school at Toronto’s Riverdale Collegiate. An all-star quarterback and standout hockey player, Prentice chose to focus on a baseball career. After signing with the Cleveland Indians as an 18-year-old, the Canadian infielder would hit .272 and belt 140 minor league home runs from 1948 to 1957. Unfortunately, the presence of stars Al Rosen and Bobby Avila at the major league level prevented Prentice from cracking the big league roster.

After retiring as a player, he became a part-time scout with the Detroit Tigers in 1959 and was responsible for the Tigers signing John Hiller, Mike Kilkenny and George Korince. On November 1, 1976, Prentice joined the fledging Toronto Blue Jays as their director of Canadian scouting, and held that post and several other executive positions until he passed away in 1995. Part of a Blue Jays scouting department that was considered the best in the business, Prentice played a role in the signings of Canadians Paul Hodgson, Rob Ducey, Denis Boucher, Nigel Wilson and Rob Butler. He received rings for his 15 year anniversary and from the 1992 and 1993 Blue Jays World Series Championships.

Prentice est décédé en 1995 et un trophée est nommé à son honneur (la Coupe Prentice) et remis chaque année à l’école championne de la ligue scolaire de l’Ontario.


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