Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Springfield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Robert L. “Bob” Pettit Jr.

 
 
Robert L. "Bob" Pettit Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
1. Robert L. "Bob" Pettit Jr. Marker
Inscription.

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
Named 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 first player 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
Named one of the 50 Greatest NBA Players of All Time in 1996

Recognized as a
Missouri Sports Legend
November 2007

 
Erected 2007 by Missouri
Robert L. "Bob" Pettit Jr. Marker and Bust image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
2. Robert L. "Bob" Pettit Jr. Marker and Bust
Sports Hall of Fame.
 
Location. 37° 7.233′ N, 93° 12.997′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3861 East Stan Musial Drive, Springfield MO 65809, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog (here, next to this marker); Louis Clark Brock (here, next to this marker); "The Boy and The Man" (here, next to this marker); Russell William "Rusty" Wallace (here, next to this marker); Garvin "Gary" Filbert (a few steps from this marker); Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith (a few steps from this marker); Dan Dierdorf (a few steps from this marker); William Payne Stewart (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bob Pettit Bio at NBA Encyclopedia. (Submitted on March 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Bob Pettit Basketball Statistics. (Submitted on March 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Bob Pettit: A Will to Win. (Submitted on March 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Bust of Robert L. "Bob" Pettit Jr. image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
3. Bust of Robert L. "Bob" Pettit Jr.
(Submitted on March 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
Robert L. "Bob" Pettit Jr. Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
4. Robert L. "Bob" Pettit Jr. Monument
Second monument on right side of walk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 8, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Paid Advertisement