Maine Baseball HOF
Coombs, Raymond F. (Bobby) (1970)
Bobby Coombs, Kennebunkport, ex-New York Giants and A's player, now Williams College baseball coach.
Raymond Franklin "Bobby" Coombs (February 2, 1908 – October 21, 1991) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. The 5 ft 9 1⁄ in (1.77 m), 160 lb (73 kg) right-hander played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1933) and New York Giants (1943). His career was unusual in that he went almost ten years between major league appearances.
A native of Goodwins Mills, Maine, Coombs made his major league debut in relief on June 8, 1933, in a home game against the New York Yankees at Shibe Park. His final game, almost ten years later at the age of 35, was in a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field on June 6, 1943.
Coombs' career totals include 30 games pitched, all in relief, a 0–2 record with 17 games finished, 2 saves, 49 earned runs allowed in 471⁄ innings, and an ERA of 9.32.
Coombs died at the age of 83 in Ogunquit, Maine.
Coombs coached at Williams College from 1946–73, where there is now a Bobby Coombs Field.