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II Hero of the Minor Leagues
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Place of Birth:
US Marine Corps
Theater of Operations
Bob Wooten signed a professional contract with Refugio of the
Texas Valley League in 1938. The first baseman batted just .142
his rookie year. He was with Big Springs of the West Texas-New
Mexico League in 1939 and played 126 games, batting .268.
In 1940, he played for Opelousas of the Evangeline League and
Cordele of the Georgia-Florida League before entering military
service with the Marine Corps. Wooten served in the Pacific and
was wounded twice in action. Discharged in 1945, he tried out
with the Giants and was assigned to Jacksonville of the East
Texas League in 1946, where he batted .281.
In 1947, his last year in organized baseball, Wooten played for
Gainesville of the Big State League.
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