Public Figure Profiles

Bob Wellman

Robert Joseph Wellman (July 15, 1925 – December 20, 1994) was an American professional baseball player, manager and scout. He managed for a quarter-century in minor league baseball, winning more than 1,600 games — with his 1966 Spartanburg Phillies setting a Western Carolinas League record by ripping off a 25-game winning streak. He also briefly played Major League Baseball.

Wellman was a native of Norwood, Ohio. An outfielder and first baseman, he batted and threw right-handed, stood 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall and weighed 210 pounds (95 kg). He had two brief trials — four games in 1948 and 11 more in 1950 — with the Philadelphia Athletics of the American League, batting .286 in 25 at bats, with one triple, one home run (hit off Mel Parnell of the Boston Red Sox on April 23, 1950, at Shibe Park) and one run batted in. The rest of Wellman's uniformed career would be spent in the minors, first as a player (he led four consecutive leagues in home runs from 1954 to 1957, including the Class A Western International League), then as a playing manager and manager.

His managing career began in 1955 with the Douglas Trojans, a Class D affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds in the Georgia State League, where his club finished in first place but fell in the playoffs. He would handle teams in the farm systems of the Reds (1955–59), Philadelphia Phillies (1961–76) and New York Mets (1977–80), compiling a win–loss record of 1,663 wins, 1,440 defeats (.536) with three playoff championships. His 1966 Spartanburg squad — which featured future major leaguers Larry Bowa, Denny Doyle, Barry Lersch, Ron Allen and Lowell Palmer — won 91 of 126 regular-season games, a .722 winning percentage (equivalent to 117 victories over a 162-game season). However, he spent only part of one season as a manager at the Triple-A level, with the 1970 Eugene Emeralds of the Pacific Coast League, and was released on May 25 after his team dropped 28 of its first 43 games. The next year, he resumed his success in Spartanburg.

After leading the 1980 Jackson Mets into the Texas League playoffs, Wellman hung up his uniform and became a Mets scout. He died in Villa Hills, Kentucky, at the age of 69.

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Some of their strengths

Bob Wellman has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Imaginative, Intuitive, Creative, Compassionate, Loyal, Caring, and Trustworthy.

Intuitive and Imaginative

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Bob Wellman is someone who is a highly intuitive, creative and imaginative person who is very loyal, caring and compassionate to others. A person who looks for jobs that tend to reflect their identity.

Active and Precise

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Bob Wellman well know them as someone who can be tough, active, and sharp, like a sword.

Productive and Perseverent

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Bob Wellman as someone who is productive, persevering, deliberate, and direct.

A person who is creative, has good luck with work and money, good listening skills, good relationships with people at work, is a good teacher or counselor, and who is good at organizing groups, teams, or causes.

Influential and Dynamic

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Bob Wellman is someone who tends to be focused on spreading ideas, information, and activities.

They are also someone who is patient, assertive, and who is a natural leader that likes to help others in need.

Traditional and Patient

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Bob Wellman tends to be someone who is a patient person that is very emotional, has a very sharp memory, has an ability to understand people, and who tends to be traditional and frugal.

Some of Bob Wellman's challenges

While Bob Wellman has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Bob Wellman can be Stubborn, Emotional, Standoffish, Idle, Hypocritical, Self-centered, and Possessive.

Emotional and Standoffish

One of Bob Wellman's key challenges is that they are someone who can be emotional and standoffish.

Bob Wellman must also exercise caution as they can be excessive and unrealistic.

Possessive and Stubborn

Bob Wellman is someone who can be possessive, jealous, inflexible, and stubborn, can have a habit of being a frivolous spender, and who can feel insecure or cynical in romantic relationships and have difficulty forming productive personal and professional partnerships.

Sensitive and Money-oriented

Finally, Bob Wellman also can have mood swings, be overly sensititive, and be a bit rigid and materialistic.

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