Robert (Bobby) Mitchell
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Passed away in Sacramento, CA on September 29, 2019. Born and raised in Norristown, PA; he was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Mary and brother, Harold. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Linda, his daughter, Joyce, granddaughter, Kimberly and a host of family and friends. Robert signed with the Boston Red Sox Organization to begin a career in professional baseball. He later played with the New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, and Nippon-Ham Fighters in Tokyo, Japan where he held a home run title. Robert later worked for the Department of Corrections for 16 years before he retired to enjoy participating in celebrity golf tournaments, golfing with friends, helping with baseball clinics, while keeping his eye on today's sporting events. He also enjoyed trips to the casinos. He will be missed! Rest in Peace, Bobby!

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Published in The Sacramento Bee from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2019.
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November 30, 2019
I worked with Bobby Mitchell at CSP - Solano. He was a fairly quiet guy, but always quick with a smile and a friendly hello. My condolences to the family! He was one of the good ones! RIP Mitch
Lorena Chavez (Retired)
November 9, 2019
It was with great disappointment that I REAd of the passing of my teammate with the Nippon Ham Fighters in 1979-1980. Bobby really took me under his wing and helped me get use to Japanese baseball. Bobby was a fun loving person with a sense of humor....greatly needed to survive in baseball in Japan. I can remember being on second base with 2 out in a game in Japan when he struck out on a pitch at least 3 feet outside of home plate and called by the umpire. I met him in the dugout and he said....Sam see what I told you...you best be hacking at anything with two strikes...and started laughing.

Rest in peace Bobbie...my best to Linda and the family in their time of grief!
Sam Ewing
October 28, 2019
1969 Syracuse Chiefs , International League Governors Cup Championss
I was very sorry to read of Bobby's passing.I saw Bobby play for the Syracuse Chiefs in 1969,1970 and 1971 where he played center field at old MacArthur Stadium. His terrific catch in the 11th inning helped the Chiefs win the Junior World Series in 1970 over Omaha..Bobby was an outstanding and popular player.My deepest sympathies.
Marty Nave
October 28, 2019
I will forever remember Bobby's athletic feats during his days in Norristown. Baseball, Basketball, Track, etc. His tremendous Baseball capabilities have been admired by so many. I remember watching Bobby play at Latshaw Field in Norristown. His home runs into the Bandshell seats are legendary. Incredible! Bobby was always a very nice, social, and respectful person. You will be missed Bobby. RIP.
Joe Vaszily
October 27, 2019
Bobby,
You were a boyhood idol of mine when you played Amateur baseball for my Dad in your hometown of Norristown. There were balls you hit at Latshaw Field that I think are still in the air. I remember how hard my Dad (Bill Perrone) worked to get you noticed and signed originally with Boston Red Sox. For many of us you were a legend. So sad to read of your passing. Rest In Peace Bobby.
Len Perrone
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