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Bob Pettit

Born December 12, 1932

 
 
Bob Pettit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Bob Pettit Marker
Inscription.  Basketball legend Bob Pettit came to St. Louis with the Hawks in 1955. The ideal power forward, he averaged 26.4 points and 16.2 rebounds per game for his career. Pettit led the Hawks to the NBA Finals four times in five years, and in the 1958 Finals he scored 50 points in the deciding Game 6 to clinch the team's only championship. Pettit was named MVP of the NBA All-Star Game an astonishing four times, and made the team in each of his 11 seasons. He retired in 1965 as the first NBA player to score 20,000 points. A 1971 inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame, two-time league MVP Bob Pettit was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history.
 
Erected 2009 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Walk of Fame series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 12, 1932.
 
Location. 38° 39.316′ N, 90° 17.923′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of North Skinker Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6172 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Max Starkloff (a few steps from this marker); Chic Young (a few steps from this marker); Hale Irwin (a few steps from this marker); The 5th Dimension (within shouting distance of this marker); Mel Bay (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Keckley (within shouting distance of this marker); Cedric the Entertainer (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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