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Robert L. "Bob" Pettit Jr. - Springfield, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 07.229 W 093° 12.996
15S E 480758 N 4108260
Quick Description: Bust of former profession basketball star on the grounds of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2011 8:57:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMD74V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

Life-sized bronze bust of Bob Pettit wearing St. Louis Hawks jersey with the number 9. The bust is mounted on a stone and concrete pedestal with an informational plaque.

From Wikipedia:

"Robert Lee "Bob" Pettit Jr. (born December 12, 1932, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.) is a retired American professional basketball player. He played 11 seasons in the NBA, all with the Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks (1954-1965). He was the first recipient of the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1970. He also went by the nickname "Dutch" in college. He also won the NBA All-Star MVP award four times."

From plaque:

Robert L. "Bob" Pettit Jr.

Born In Baton Rouge, LA In 1932 To
Robert L. And Margaret Brandon Pettit
Attended Baton Rouge High School
And Louisiana State University
Married Carole Crowell in 1965
Father To Peyton, Robert, And Mary Luckett

 2-Time All-American At Louisiana State University

NBA Rookie Of The Year In 1955

11-Time NBA All Star, 4-Time All Star Game MVP

10-Time All-NBA First Team 1955-64

All-NBA Second Team 1965

Led The St. Louis Hawks To The NBA Championship In 1958

Set A Then NBA Playoff Record By Scoring 50 Points In Game 6
Of  The 1958 NBA Championship Against The Boston Celtics

name NBA Most Valuable Player In 1956 And 1959

His 11 year Career Encompassed 792 Games, In Which He
Scored 20,880 Points, An Average Of 26.4 PPG, Was The Firs Palyer Ever To Score 20,000 Points, He Also Captured 12,849
Rebounds, An Average Of 16.2 RPG

Inducted Into The Naismith Memorial Basketball
Hall Of Fame In 1970

Inducted Into The Louisiana Sports Hall Of Fame In 1971
Inducted Into The Missouri Sports Hall Of Fame In 1993
Name One Of The 50 Greatest NBA Players Of All Time In 1996

Recognized As A
Missouri Sports Legend
November 2007

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