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 Joe Bauman

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Joe Bauman

  • Birth 16 Apr 1922 Welch, Craig County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 20 Sep 2005 Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico, USA
  • Burial Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico, USA
  • Plot 58-A-19A
  • Memorial ID 11790563

Professional Baseball Player. His 72 minor-league home runs in 1954 stood as a professional baseball record until Barry Bonds hit 73 in 2001. He played for the Roswell Rockets of the Longhorn League during the 1950s. Bauman, a left-handed first baseman, was 32 when he hit .400 over 138 games in 1954. He was a hulking man at 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds when he hit 337 homers in nine minor league seasons. After retiring, he settled in Roswell, running a service station and later working for a beer distributor until his retirement in 1984. The Joe Bauman Stadium in Roswell in named in his honor.

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  • Originally Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 21 Sep 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11790563
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joe Bauman (16 Apr 1922–20 Sep 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11790563, citing South Park Cemetery, Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .