Robert L. "Bob" Pettit Jr.

Robert L. "Bob" Pettit Jr. (HM1DAU)

Location: Springfield, MO 65809 Greene County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 7.233', W 93° 12.997'

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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
Year Placed2007
Placed ByMissouri Sports Hall of Fame
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 6:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 480756 N 4108267
Decimal Degrees37.12055000, -93.21661667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 7.233', W 93° 12.997'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 7' 13.98" N, 93° 12' 59.82" W
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Area Code(s)417
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3861 E Stan Musial Dr, Springfield MO 65809, US
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