Bob Dernier - #30 - OF

Born – Kansas City, Mo., 1/5/57…  B-R, T-R… 6-0, 160

 

Bob Dernier made his major league debut as a September call-up for the Phillies in 1980.  He played in a handful of games, mostly as a pinch-runner, but made a bit of an impact on the pennant race, managing to score five runs in his limited appearances.  In a total of seven at-bats, Dernier had five hits.  He would carve a niche as a centerfielder with the Phillies and Cubs throughout the 1980s, finishing his career where he started in 1989.

 

 

 

 

1980 Statistics

 

 

AB

 Hits

 HR

RBI

Avg.

1980

7

4

0

1

.571

 

Lifetime Statistics

 

Year

Team

AB

Runs

Hits

HR

RBI

Avg.

1980

Phillies

7

5

4

0

1

.571

1981

Phillies

4

0

3

0

0

.750

1982

Phillies

370

56

92

4

21

.249

1983

Phillies

221

41

51

1

15

.231

1984

Cubs

536

94

149

3

32

.278

1985

Cubs

469

63

119

1

21

.254

1986

Cubs

324

32

73

4

18

.225

1987

Cubs

199

38

63

8

21

.317

1988

Phillies

166

19

48

1

10

.289

1989

Phillies

187

26

32

1

13

.171

TOTALS

 

2483

374

634

23

152

.255

 

 

Bob Dernier did not appear in the 1980 Phillies Media Guide.

From The Phillies 1981 Media Guide:

 

How Obtained:  Signed by Phillies scout Bil Kelso, 8/5/77, as a free agent.

 

Three year pro…  Led Eastern League in at bats, runs and stolen bases… Caught 16 times… Gained league All-Star honors… Has .289 minor league average… Originally drafted by Cincinnati on the 12th round of the January 1977 draft; wasn’t offered a contract and became a free agent in May of that year… Was signed as a second baseman by the Phillies out of Longview (KC) Jr. College… Switched to center field 14 games into the 1979 season… “Outfield play is much improved.  Has very good range in center.  Excellent bunter, base runner and stealer,” reports Farm Director Jim Baumer…  1975 grad of Raytown South High where he played baseball and basketball… Played winter ball for Ruben Amaro’s Zulia club in the Venezuela Winter League where he hit .296.

 

 Bob Dernier did not appear in the 1980 Phillies Yearbook.