Wake Forest Baseball and WFU/ACC Records

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Playing professional baseball was Bob’s ambition in his youth. He nearly signed with an offer right out of high school with the Chicago White Sox, but decided getting a college education would be a better path for him. He turned down a partial scholarship from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and signed with Wake Forest when Coach Gene Hooks came to his home in Old Fort NC to recruit him and meet his family. He accepted a full scholarship to Wake Forest University starting in the Fall of 1957, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in the Spring of 1961.

oriolessigningarticle2-copyBob was an All Conference Pitcher for 3 years, with fastballs and curveballs as his specialty.  His coaches were Gene Hooks and Jack Stallings. He was chosen as the WFU ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, for 1960-61. After graduating from Wake Forest, he signed a bonus contract with the Baltimore Orioles.

Bob made life long friends with his WFU teammates while playing WFU baseball, and continues these friendships with many of them almost 60 years later. These friends get together every year at their baseball reunions at WFU Homecoming and Letterman Day.

Bob still holds Wake Forest and ACC records, which are meticulously kept by the WFU Baseball program. Thank you Wake Forest Baseball!



Bob Plemmons’ Wake Forest University and Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Records, as of October 1, 2016:

From Wake Forest University Baseball History & Records:  http://www.wakeforestsports.com/sports/m-basebl/baseballcentral.html

WFU Career Records:

  • Victories:  #10, Bob Plemmons, 1959-61, 21 victories
  • Earned Run Avg. (Min. 100 IP) (1955-pres.):  #2, Bob Plemmons 1959-61, 2.47


WFU Yearly Leaders:

  • Victories: 1959, 1960, 1961, Bob Plemmons
  • Earned Run Average: 1959, Bob Plemmons
  • Innings Pitched: 1959, 1960, 1961, Bob Plemmons
  • Strikeouts: 1959, 1960, 1961, Bob Plemmons
  • Complete Games: 1959, 1960, 1961, Bob Plemmons


WFU All-Time Letterwinners:

  • Bob Plemmons, 1959-1961


All ACC Honors:


  • Bob Plemmons, Pitcher (1st)
  • Bobby Brown, 2B (1st)
  • Charlie Forte, UT (1st)
  • Jay Franklin, OF (1st)
  • Buster Ledford, OF (2nd)


  • Jay Franklin, OF (2nd)
  • Bob Plemmons, Pitcher (2nd)
  • Aubrey Currie, 1B (2nd)
  • Bobby Brown, 2B (2nd)
  • Charlie Forte, 3B (2nd)
  • Paul Wilner, OF (2nd)
  • Jerry Goodman, UT (2nd)


  • Jay Franklin, UT (1st)
  • Roger Coon, OF (1st)
  • Bob Plemmons, Pitcher (1st)
  • Jerry Goodman, OF (2nd)