Bob Mitchell Sheldon is a former Major League Baseball second baseman. He was drafted out of Loyola Marymount University in the 22nd round of the 1972 baseball draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. He played parts of three seasons, 1974, 1975 and 1977, for the Milwaukee Brewers. The majority of his major league games came in 1975, when he started in 45 games for the Brewers at either second base or designated hitter, and had a batting average of .287. In a 2011 interview, Sheldon said that the firing of Del Crandall in 1975 and his replacement as manager with Alex Grammas as Brewers manager hurt his major league career, and that he voluntarily retired at the age of 27 after the 1977 season.
By Dean Hanley
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