Robert F. Daughters
Sport:
Year of Graduation:
Year Inducted:
Baseball, Football
1937
1967

Biography

Daughters was a two-sport standout in football and baseball at Holy Cross. On the gridiron, he made the All-East Team in 1935 and received All American Honorable Mention honors. He played left end on the undefeated 1935 team.  On the diamond, Daughters played on the 1935 and 1936 teams -- two of the most successful squads in Crusader baseball history. He played third base on these teams which won an incredible 49 of 52 games.

In 1936 he led the team in hitting by getting thirteen hits in his last twenty times at bat. He signed a contract with the Boston Red Sox and was at spring training with the great Ted Williams.  He played briefly for the Red Sox in 1937, his only year in the majors. He passed away in 1988.