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Rhoderick John "Bobby" Wallace (November 4, 1873 - November 3, 1960) was a Major League Baseball pitcher, infielder, manager, umpire and scout.

Born in Pittsburghmarker, Pennsylvaniamarker, Wallace made his major league debut in as a starting pitcher with the Cleveland Spiders. After going 12-14 in , Wallace began seeing time in the outfield as well as on the mound in . In Wallace's transition to an everyday player was completed as he became the team's full-time third baseman, batted .335 and drove in 112 runs.

He played for 24 seasons, and still hold the record for the longest career by a player who never played in a World Series.

In , Wallace moved to the St. Louis Perfectos (renamed the Cardinals in ) and changed position again, this time to shortstop. He once again had a solid offensive season, hitting .295 with 108 RBI and 12 home runs (second in the league behind Buck Freeman's 25). Wallace jumped teams again in , when he joined the St. Louis Browns.

His playing time began decreasing a decade later, with his last season as a regular coming in . Wallace played in just 55 games in , and never even played that much again for the rest of his career. In July , he returned to the National League and the Cardinals, but played in just eight games that season. After batting .153 in 32 games in , Wallace retired with a .268 career batting average, 1059 runs, 34 home runs, 1121 RBI and 201 stolen bases.

Defense was Wallace's game and he generally was recognized as the AL's best shortstop from 1902 to 1911, when he served briefly as Browns player-manager.

Wallace managed and umpired when his playing time diminished. He managed the and Cardinals and part of the Cincinnati Reds season, compiling 62 wins and 154 losses for a .287 winning percentage. Upon retiring, he also became a scout.

Wallace was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Famemarker in .

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