Bob “Peanuts” Riley

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Peanuts was honored as the Outstanding Athlete at P. S. duPont High School his senior year, but had no chance in school to participate in his best sport, baseball. because P. S. had no team during
World War II. But after his graduation in 1944, he was signed by the Phillies and played with several farm teams, including his home-town Blue Rocks. His rookie year, he batted .315 for Bradford,
N.Y., and set a PONY League record with 48 stolen bases. After his pro career, he coached baseball at St. Andrew’s, Tower Hill and Friends School, played and managed in the Semi-Pro League,
officiated football and basketball and scouted for the Phillies. Born Aug. 3, 1925, died 1984, age 49.



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