The youngest player to play for the renowned Clearwater, FL Bombers, Bobby Forbes made the Bombers in 1941 at age 14. From there he went on to become one of the most feared left-handed hitters in fast pitch. His former manager, Eddie Moore, said, "Forbes was one of the two greatest left-handed hitters in the game." A three-time ASA All-American (1951, 1953 and 1956), Forbes batted .325 during the 1951 regular season and .285 in the national tourney. In 1959, he hit 12 homers to lead the Bombers. In1956, he led all hitters in the Men's Major Fast Pitch National Championship with a .471 batting average. Also an outstanding football player who gained All-Southeastern honors, Forbes died of cancer in 1975. Each year an award is given in Forbes' name as the outstanding Clearwater Bomber.
Bobby worked for Clearwater Lumber, then Clearwater Roof Trusses. He always said he was blown in (born) by the hurricane of 1928.
Created by: Doris Albro
Record added: Jan 28, 2010
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Added: Jan. 28, 2010