Bob Clem
Bob Clem
Full Name:  Robert Clem
   School:  Bass High School in Atlanta, Georgia
            Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia


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FSU Career
Baseball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  B  T  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1959  17  2B      6-0  175  L  R  So   *   Atlanta, GA           
1960      SS-OF   6-0  170  L  R  Jr   *   Atlanta, GA           


Awards
Baseball
Year  Award
1959  American Baseball Coaches Association - 2nd Team All-American
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 2001
Robert Clem, called "the most prolific hitter in city league history" by Georgia newspapers in the late 1950s began impressing the coaches early in his career. The Atlanta native attended Bass High School where he lettered in football and baseball for four years. He made All-State in football and was named to the North/South All-Star baseball team where he earned MVP honors. His 1957 batting average of .610 still holds the top spot in the city Atlanta.

After a brief season on the football team at Georgia Tech, Bob joined the Seminoles. His impact was immediate, batting .461 as a sophomore in 1958. The talent at the plate was noticed on a national scale as he was named to the District 3 All-Star team. Clem also became the youngest player named to the 30-man All-America squad in 1959 that made him only the second All-American in Seminole history behind Dick Howser who received the honor in 1957 and '58. Before leaving Florida State, the 6'1" second baseman broke the records for the most triples and doubles in a season and led his team in most hits, total bases, stolen bases, runs batted in and batting average. He is still listed in the Seminole record book for the highest single-season batting average.

On May 24, 1960 Bob signed a contract with the Baltimore Orioles. But after just four seasons in Baltimore, Clem saw his career cut short. While playing centerfield, Bob hit the fence going after a fly ball and injured his arm. Though his time in the pros was not as long as he liked, Bob did have the opportunity to hit a 3-run homer off a famous major league pitcher named Satchell Paige.



FSU Statistics
Baseball
Batting Statistics
YEAR   AVG  GP  GS   AB  R   H   2B  3B  HR RBI  TB   SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB% SF SH  SB ATT
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1959  .436  26  25  101  33  44   6   3   0  18   56  .554  17   0  20      .513  1  2  10    
1960  .383  22  22   94  23  36   7   5   3  24   62  .660  14   0  11      .459  1  0  10    
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Tot   .410  48  47  195  56  80  13   8   3  42  118  .605  31   0  31   0  .487  2  2  20   0
Fielding Statistics
Year   PO  AST  E   FLD%  DP
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1960   53    1  5   .915    
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Tot    53    1  5   .915   0
Baseball
Game Statistics
1959
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Mar 17 AUBURN                 3  .333  1 2B   3   1   1                1                      0            
Mar 17 AUBURN                 3  .500  1 2B   3   2   2                2                      0           1
Mar 18 GEORGIA                3  .400  1 2B   4   1   1            0   1                      0            
Mar 19 GEORGIA                3  .467  1 2B   5   2   3            1   3                  1   1           1
Mar 23 STETSON                1  .526  1 2B   4   4   3 1   1      1   6                      0            
Mar 24 STETSON                3  .542  1 2B   5   4   3            1   3                  1   1            
Mar 26 NORTH CAROLINA         3  .536  1 2B   4   1   2 1          2   3                      0           2
Mar 27 ILLINOIS               3  .531  1 2B   4   2   2            1   2                      0           1
Mar 28 FLORIDA                3  .472  1 2B   4   0   0            0   0                      0            
Mar 30 MICHIGAN STATE         3  .475  1 2B   4   1   2            0   2                  2   2            
Mar 30 DUKE                   3  .488  1 2B   3   1   2            0   2               1      0            
Apr  4 MICHIGAN STATE         7a .489  1      2   0   1            0   1                      0           1
Apr 10 FLORIDA                2  .479  1 2B   3   1   1            0   1               1      0            
Apr 11 FLORIDA                2  .509  1 2B   5   2   4 1          2   5                      0            
Apr 17 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL   1  .466  1 2B   5   1   0            0   0                      0           1
Apr 25 GEORGIA TEACHERS       3  .468  1 2B   4   1   2     1      1   4                  2   2            
Apr 27 TAMPA                  3  .500  1 2B   6   1   5 1          2   6                      0            
May  9 GEORGIA TEACHERS       3  .472  1 2B   4   0   0            0   0                      0            
May 11 GEORGIA                3  .468  1 2B   5   1   2            1   2                  1   1           1
May 12 GEORGIA                3  .468  1 2B                            0                      0            
May 13 AUBURN                 3  .463  1 2B   5   2   2 1          1   3                      0            
May 14 AUBURN                 3  .465  1 2B   4   2   2 1              3                      0            
Jun  4 GEORGE WASHINGTON      3  .449  1 2B   3   1   0            0   0                      0           2
Jun  5 CLEMSON                3  .440  1 2B   2   0   0            0   0                      0           1
Jun  5 GEORGIA TECH           3  .442  1 2B   4   1   2            4   2            1         0            
Jun  6 CLEMSON                3  .439  1 2B   3   0   1            0   1                      0            
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                                 .439 26 25  98  32  43  6  2  0  17  53  0   0  0  1  2  7   7    0   0 11
1960
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Mar 14 MIAMI                  3  .250  1 RF   4   0   1            1   1                      0            
Mar 15 MIAMI                  3  .500  1 RF   4   1   3            1   3                  2   2            
Mar 18 GEORGIA                3  .583  1 RF   4   0   3            2   3                      0            
Mar 19 OHIO STATE             3  .500  1 RF   4   1   1            0   1                      0            
Mar 21 AUBURN                 3  .476  1 LF   5   1   2 1          0   3                      0            
Mar 22 AUBURN                 3  .519  1 CF   6   3   4     1      3   6                  2   2            
Mar 23 AUBURN                 3  .516  1 CF   4   3   2 2          2   4            1     1   1            
Mar 26 NAVY                   3  .500  1 CF   5   1   2     1      1   4                  1   1            
Mar 31 GEORGIA                3  .439  1 CF   5   0   0            0   0                      0            
Apr  1 GEORGIA                3  .435  1 CF   5   1   2            2   2                      0            
Apr 18 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE    3  .440  1 CF   4   1   2     1      0   4                  1   1           1
Apr 19 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE    3  .418  1 CF   5   0   1            0   1                      0           1
Apr 20 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL   3  .417  1 CF   5   0   2 1          0   3                      0            
Apr 21 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL   3  .415  1 CF   5   1   2        1   3   5                      0           1
Apr 25 GEORGIA SOUTHERN       4  .406  1 CF   4   2   1            0   1                  1   1            
Apr 26 GEORGIA SOUTHERN       4  .408  1 CF   2   1   1            0   1                      0            
May  6 AUBURN                 4  .405  1 CF   3   1   1        1   1   4                      0            
May  7 AUBURN                 3  .392  1 CF   5   0   1 1          1   2                      0            
May  9 FLORIDA                4  .386  1 CF   4   0   1     1      1   3                      0           1
May 10 FLORIDA                4  .375  1 CF   5   1   1 1          0   2                  1   1            
May 13 MIAMI                  4  .389  1 CF   2   4   2     1  1   4   7                      0            
May 14 MIAMI                  4  .394  1 CF   4   1   2            1   2                      0           1
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                                 .394 22 22  94  23  37  6  5  3  23  62  0   0  0  1  0  9   9    0   0  5