Rhoderick John “Bobby” Wallace (1873-1960) was a pitcher turned infielder in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Wallace began his career as a pitcher with the Cleveland Spiders before he was converted to a shortstop shortly thereafter by the St. Louis Cardinals. Bobby played 25 seasons for the Cleveland Spiders (1894-1898), the St. Louis Cardinals (1899-1901, 1917-1918) and the St. Louis Browns (1902-1916). Bobby Wallace was an accomplished hitter with a career batting average of .268 with 2,309 hits, 1,057 runs scored and 1,121 RBI, but was primarily known for his fielding ability. As a shortstop with the Browns, Wallace led the American League in assists twice and fielding percentage three times and retired with a .925 fielding percentage. Bobby Wallace spent 60 years in baseball; managing, coaching and spending time as an umpire after his playing days were over. The Veterans Committee elected Rhoderick John “Bobby” Wallace to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953.