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Bob Hope Biography by The Baseball Page

Bob Hope Biography by The Baseball Page

Leslie Townes Hope

    * Born May 29, 1903 in Eltham, Kent England
    * Died July 27, 2003 in Toluca Lake, CA USA

    "Bob was a very good golfer, but he was also interested in the baseball team." - Bob Feller, talking about Bob Hope's involvement with the Cleveland Indians

Comedian Bob Hope was part owner and on the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Indians for many years. Hope was outbid by Bob Short for the expansion Washington Senators in 1968.

Hope was a trustee of the Little League Foundation from 1971 until 1992.

An article about Hope's connection with baseball - and including a picture of Hope and Bing Crosby wearing uniforms of the teams they owned stock in, appears here: Thanks for the Memories at MLB

By BR Bullpen

 

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