Bob Addis (Robert Gordon Addis) was born on November 6, 1925 in Mineral, Ohio. He made his Major League debut on September 1, 1950 for the Boston Braves. In 1951, his rookie year, he hit .276 with 1 home run and 24 RBI. Addis played for the Boston Braves and Chicago Cubs over the course of his 4 year career.
Most people believe that Bob Addis's best season was 1952, when he hit for a .295 average.
Signed as an amateur free agent by New York Yankees (1943).
Selected by Brooklyn Dodgers from New York Yankees in the minor league draft (November 17, 1947).
Traded by Brooklyn Dodgers with Sam Jethroe to Boston Braves in exchange for Don Thompson, Dee Phillips and Al Epperly (October 4, 1949).
Traded by Boston Braves to Chicago Cubs in exchange for Jack Cusick (October 11, 1951).
Traded by Chicago Cubs with Toby Atwell, Bob Schultz, Preston Ward, George Freese, Gene Hermanski and $150000 to Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Ralph Kiner, Joe Garagiola, Howie Pollet and George Metkovich (June 4, 1953).