Birth Date: January 1973
Birthplace: Montevideo, MN
Years Organizing Baseball Tours: Since 2002
Occupation in addition to organizing baseball tours: Social Studies Teacher at Redwood Valley High School in Redwood Falls, Minnesota
Scouting Report: Graduated from Montevideo Senior High School in 1991, Associate in Arts Degree – Willmar Community College, Bachelor’s Degree (History) and Master’s in Educational Leadership – Southwest Minnesota State University
Level of Baseball Played: high school, college, amateur
Level of Baseball Coached: city rec, middle school, high school, VFW, Legion, junior college
Favorite Ballpark: PNC Park in Pittsburgh
Favorite Minor League Ballpark: Fifth Third Field – Home of the Toledo Mud Hens
Favorite Ballpark Food: It used to be the Halo Dog in Anaheim until they discontinued it. Now it is the chili dog at Chase Field.
Favorite Current Baseball Player: Mike Trout
Favorite Baseball Player of All-Time: Dale Murphy
Favorite Non-Baseball Athlete of All-Time: Kenny Easley, Seattle Seahawks, 1984 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Here’s a piece I wrote why he should be in the Hall of Fame. Now that he’s about to enter the Hall of Fame, here’s a piece that was written about us.
Hobbies in addition to travel/baseball: Running, American History (specifically the early 1960s), Seattle Seahawks (fan since ’83)
Family: Daughter: Paige (11), Son: Luke (6)
Favorite Quote(s): “Whether you think you can or you can’t. You’re right.”
“A life is not important except in the impact is has on other lives.”
What do travelers say about Bob’s tours?
“Outstanding! Very impressed with the whole experience. Everything from the tour bus, the hotels and tickets to the games was first class. Hats off to Bob for offering such a great baseball experience!”
-Len & Reva Stanley
“Bob’s Tours are well organized and well planned. We will go again and again.”
“The trips are so well planned, organized, and carried out. Everything is awesome!”
-Ray & Marcia Brown
“The Great “Yankee Clipper,” Joe DiMaggio once said, “I thank God for making me a Yankee!” Well let it be said… “I thank God for allowing my wife, Wanda, and I to experience the baseball tour of a lifetime!”
“All of the trips I have ever taken with Bob have been great!”
For additional quotes and what people say, please check out our “Bob’s Baseball Tours” Facebook page.