|Mosher with his grandson at GMABT II in 2016.|
Robert Mosher and his 1961 New York Yankees defeated Mark Hanisch's 1931 Philadelphia Athletics in an 11-Inning classic to win the Inaugural Furniture City APBA Tournament held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The 8 playoff teams at the event included the following:
I have known Robert about five years now, he is one of the good guys of APBA. Robert goes to these APBA tournaments with his grandson Camron, a great grandfather-grandson bonding experience. At the Greater Michigan APBA Baseball Tournament II, they both pitched no-hitters in separate games at the same event... which had probably never happened anywhere else, or at least by family members. Mosher would later that day reach the GMABT Championship with the 1988 New York Mets, eventually losing to my 1993 Atlanta Braves. He later laughed, and pointed out that my brother Chris also dashed his tournament dreams the prior year.
Robert (pictured right) is also a member of the Boys of Summer APBA Baseball League, in which he has led his Fairgrove Tigers to two World Championships. His Tigers were the first team in our league's history to win multiple titles. We are close to wrapping up our 6th season, while Robert is one of maybe two managers to have reached the postseason five times during our league's history.
I am very happy for him. He has had plenty of APBA playoff appearances , while he finally has broke through, winning the very first tourney in Grand Rapids.