Bob Carpenter

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Carpenter’s career as President of the Philadelphia Phillies (1943-72) included a citation as “Major League Executive of the Year” in 1969 and a National League pennant winner in 1950 with the
famed “Whiz Kids”. Bob was also President of Wilmington’s Class “B” interstate team, the Blue Rocks, producing such later Phillies stars Robin Roberts and Curt Simmons in the 1940s. He organized
professional basketball and boxing operations and is a great benefactor for University of Delaware sports, especially football. The University’s “Bob Carpenter Sports and Convocation Center” is named
after him.

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