Bob Friend

Nov 24, 1930 – Feb 3, 2019 (Age 88)


November 24, 1930
February 3, 2019


Bob Friend, longtime Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher and member of 1960 World Series-winning team, died Sunday, February 3, 2019 in Pittsburgh, according to multiple news sources. He was 88. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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Bob Friend was my boyhood idol. I treasured his baseball cards, memorized his stats, and watched on TV whenever his starts were televisied. I wrote him several fan letters and he always answered with picture postcards and handwritten notes. Several years ago I wrote again, thanking him for the great memories, and once again, he replied with kindness. I doubt if even those who saw him in his prime realized what an outstanding pitcher he was. I pray all the goodness, comfort and mercy of the...

I am sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort give you strength during this difficult time. 2Thessalonians 3:16

My condolences to your family for your loss. May loving and caring friends surround you during this time of sorrow.

The Family,
My sincere condolence for your loss. May the God of tender mercies and all comfort comfort your family and strengthen you during your time of sadness.

May God grant Bob Friend family and friends comfort during this time of sorrow your love one was awesome Baseball player and he will be missed. Psalm 33;18:19

Deepest condolences to his loved ones. May God strengthen you in this difficult time.

May the God of all comfort bless you with peace and strength during this difficult time. We are very sorry for your loss.

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Deepest sympathy to the Friend family, you re in my prayer's.
Bob was a great pitcher for my beloved Pirates and the 1960 World Champs. Gods's speed Bob Friend

Ft. Myers, Fl
Pittsburgh native