By Steve LaMontia, Executive Regional Director
Your name: Robert Traub
City or town of residence: Reading, PA
League name: Berks County Senior
Town where league is based: Reading, PA
Where did you grow up: Hazleton, PA
High school and college, if applicable:Hazleton High School, The Pennsylvania State
University (BA in Political Science), and the University of Dayton School of
Law (Juris Doctorate).
What do you do for a living: I am the General Counsel at Quaker Chemical
Corporation, a publicly traded, global specialty chemical company located
outside Philadelphia, PA.
Family information: Cheryl Traub, wife and daughters Carissa and
Describe your baseball resume: Played
since I was 7. Played Little League, Babe Ruth, Senior Babe Ruth (the American
Legion in our area), High School and some in College.
What is your greatest baseball moment,
either watching or playing: The Mets
winning the 1986 World Series and my team winning the League Championship in
our MSBL League in 2011 after many close opportunities the previous 14 years .
When did you start playing for MSBL and how
did you hear about it: Heard about it from someone at a local batting
cage. Started the next season which was
Do you still play: Yes, I still play 1stbase.
What team and age bracket: Reichardt
Remodeling Mets in our league which is a 28+ League.
What is the best thing about your league:That we have players who have been in the League, like me and a bunch of
others, since we became affiliated with the MSBL many years ago.
What is the funniest thing you have ever
witnessed on a ball field: My
committing an error at Brighthouse Field in the Fall Classic a few years ago
and having the public address announcer make a "blooper noise” over the PA
sound system. Then, later in the game
having our catcher lose a ball in the sun and the same PA person playing
Manfred Mann’s "Blinded by the Light” over the PA system. Best of all, we won that game!
Questions just for fun:
Who is your favorite player of all time and
why: Rusty Staub of the Mets. I
think because he hit a ton of homers in the 1973 World Series while playing
with a bad shoulder that made it impossible to throw the ball back from right
Who is the best player in the majors right
now: Miguel Cabrera because he just flat out rakes!!
Who is the greatest pitcher of all time and
why: Tom Seaver. There is a reason
he was called "The Franchise”.
Are there any additional personal comments
you wish to add about your playing or life thus far: I have as
much fun playing at age 48 as I did when I was in Little League and playing in
All-Star games as a 12, 13, 15 year old and later.
Are there any comments about MSBL you wish
to share: What a fantastic
organization. The memories and
friendships that I have because of Steve, Brian and the MSBL team will last a