LaMotte, Bobby - Baseball, 1966

LaMotte, Bobby (Baseball, 1966) LaMotte was an outstanding major league baseball player and top minor league club executive. He played football at Savannah High School, and made it big as a major league player in the 1920s. Generally regarded as the first Savannahian to attain big league fame, LaMotte starred as a shortstop for the Washington Senators and St. Louis Browns. He played two and a half seasons with the Senators, during which time he was teammate of such greats as Walter Johnson, Joe Judge, and Clyde Milan. His player career was cut short by an eye injury obtained while playing for the Browns in 1926. In 1935, LaMotte was instrumental in reorganizing the old South Atlantic League. Two years later, he was named baseball’s most outstanding minor league executive. He served as head of clubs in Savannah, Macon, Charleston, and Spartanburg, S.C. before leaving baseball in 1946.

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