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Member: Bob Engelmeyer
Team: Chesapeake Dodgers
Year Inducted: 2009

Member Bio:

Bob attended and played baseball at Brooklyn Park High School and was All Anne Arundel County from 1971-1974. He played for the Community College of Baltimore in 1975 and 1976 in which he led his team in Wins both years. In 1975, he was instrumental in advancing the Community College of Baltimore to the NJCAA World Series.

In 1977, Bob was selected in the third round of the Major League Player Draft by the Kansas City Royals. He pitched in the farm system for two years before arm injuries ended his professional baseball career.

He recovered from arm injuries to be hired by the Baltimore Orioles to pitch batting practice at Memorial Stadium beginning in 1979 and later at Camden Yards until 1996. Two of the more recognizable players Bob threw batting practice to are Major League Baseball Hall of Famers, Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken, Jr. He also threw Batting Practice to the 1993 National League All Star Team at Camden Yards. Bob was also in Baltimore Orioles uniform for Cal Ripken Jr's record setting 2131 consecutive game played.

Over the years, Bob has been an instructor and mentor to local High School and College pitchers. He has been instrumental in helping many young pitching prospects fine tune pitching mechanics, throwing strength, and mental prowess to become professional pitching prospects. Several have signed contracts and are currently playing professionally.

In 1990, Bob began playing in the Chesapeake MSBL for the Glen Burnie Giants. His team won the league's 2nd championship. He continued playing for the Glen Burnie Giants in 1991. In 1992, he played for the Pasadena Pirates. From 1993-2000, Bob pitched for the Chesapeake Dodgers and led the team to league titles in 1993, 1994, and 1995. From 2001 through 2007, he went into retirement until 2008 when he returned to the baseball field to play with his son-in-law for the Maryland Hawks in 2008, the Chesapeake Orioles in 2009, and the Chesapeake Marlins from 2010 to 2011. He played for the Chesapeake Nationals from 2012 to 2014.

As a pitcher, Bob has won games in 6 Decades (60's, 70's, 80's 90's, 2000, 2010). He has won more than 150 MSBL games. Two of his notable MSBL National Tournament achievements include a MSBL Fall Classic Central Division Championship in 1998 while playing with the Chesapeake Braves and pitching two complete games in the same day in the 1996 MSBL World Series in which he recorded both wins, giving up a total of 7 hits, 2 earned runs, 3 walks, and striking out 24 in 18 inning on the hill. In 2011 pitched the Fall Classic Championship game and won the 52 division, 4-1. Bob has participated in many MSBL World Series & MSBL Fall Classic and has an 14-5 pitching record in the National MSBL Tournaments. He has also played on two Fall Classic National Tournament runner-up teams in 2007 and 2012. At the age of 57, Bob was selected as the Chesapeake MSBL 35+ Division Pitcher of the Year.

Bob is the sixth member inducted into the Chesapeake MSBL Hall of Fame. His induction took place on February 7, 2009. His number, 56, has been retired from All Star Game play.

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Inducted in 2007: Gary Gladden, Alex Brunet
Inducted in 2008: John Goode, Frank "Jocko" Svoboda
Inducted in 2009: Tad Trias, Bob Engelmeyer, Gary Gubbings
Inducted in 2010: Lee Nelson, Brian Sands, Duane Cordrey
Inducted in 2011: Bryan Beauchemin, Jeff Wolf
Inducted in 2012: Dan Fielder, Steve Hoffmann
Inducted in 2013: Frank Carter
Inducted in 2014: Gerry Shay, Tom Finch
Inducted in 2015: Mike Gordon, Ed Nottingham
Inducted in 2016: None Elected
Inducted in 2017: Ian Hendricks, Larry Hackley
Inducted in 2018: None Elected