BOB WEST, Scappoose, Oregon

Inducted 1977

Player: Bob West of Scappoose, Oregon, started pitching in 1935 at the age of 13 in Minot, North Dakota and competed with the men.  He advanced steadily winning the North Dakota state title 3 times (1939, 1940 and 1954) before moving to Oregon in 1955 where he continued his winning ways by capturing the Oregon state crown 15 times.  He won 228 World tournament games while losing just 78.  His high finish was in 1970, 3rd place winning 30 games, losing 5 and pitching 81.6% ringers.  He accomplished the same feat in 1973 while averaging 82.2%.  Bob passed away December 23, 2007, at age 85.