Rob Deer Bio: Career, Legacy & Personal Life

Devoting over a decade of his lifetime onto baseball career, Rob Deer is a well-received former professional baseball outfielder. During his career frame, Rob marked his name on several entities of the gaming skills. 

As a matter of fact, Rob Deer went quite long on the baseball field even after retiring. He was attached on several occasions to being a part of the managerial side. 

Rob Deer (Source: Facebook)
Rob Deer (Source: Facebook)

Today, as we discussed the details on Rob Deer, let us initially get through a quick dose of facts on him. 

Quick Facts

Full NameRobert George Deer
Date of BirthSeptember 29th, 1960
Birth PlaceOrange, California
Nick NameRob 
ReligionChristianity
NationalityAmerican 
EthnicityWhite 
Zodiac Sign Libra 
Age61 Years Old
Height1.90 meters (6 feet 2 inches)
Weight105 kg (231 lb)
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorDark Brown 
BuildAthletic 
Father’s NameBob Deer
Mother’s NameName Unknown 
SiblingsUnknown
EducationCanyon High School
Fresno City College
Marital StatusMarried 
Wife Jennifer Deer
KidsYes
ProfessionFormer baseball player
PositionOutfielder
MLB DaysSeptember 4th, 1984, for the San Francisco Giants (Debut)
August 5th, 1996, for the San Diego Padres (Retirement)
Bats and ThrowsRight
AffiliationsSan Francisco Giants (1984–1985)
Milwaukee Brewers (1986–1990)
Detroit Tigers (1991–1993)
Boston Red Sox (1993)
Hanshin Tigers (1994)
San Diego Padres (1996)
Net Worth$1 million
Social MediaNo accounts
MerchTrading Cards
Last Update May, 2022

Body Measurements

Rob Deer is a man with athletically toned physicality. Well, he has blonde hair and dark brown eyes. 

As for his physical statistic, Rob stands tall at the height of 1.90 meters (6 feet 2 inches) while weighing 105 kg (231 lb). 

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Rob Deer | Early Life

Deer (fully named Robert George Deer) was born on September 29, 1960, in Orange, California, under the star sign of Libra. There is not much detail about his familial background, education, and childhood days.

Well, he was born to his father, Bob Deer, while his mother’s name is unknown. Likewise, the details regarding his siblings are also unknown. 

As for his educational background, Rob Deer attended Canyon High School in Anaheim. Following it, he joined Fresno City College.

Rob Deer | Professional Career

Though a complete detail is yet unknown on his amateur days, Rob Deer made his amateur career start in the 4th round of the 1978 amateur draft. Well, he initially commenced through San Fransisco Giants

San Fransisco Giants

Moving on, Rob Deer also commenced his professional debut through San Fransisco Giants on September 4, 1984. As in detail, his foremost match debut came at Candlestick Park against the Cincinnati Reds. 

Well, Rob played a total of thirteen games in his debut year while batting .167 while having three home runs and RBIs, with seven walks and ten strikeouts.

The following year, he played sixty-eight games in total. During those games, he bagged batting .185 while having eight home runs, 20 RBIs, 71 strikeouts, and 23 walks. 

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Milwaukee Brewers

On December 18, 1986, the San Fransisco Giants traded Rob Deer to the Milwaukee Brewers. With the team, Rob initially played a total of 134 games and maintained .232 hits with 72 walks and 86 RBIs.

Rob played for the Milwaukee Brewers
Rob played for the Milwaukee Brewers.

In the meantime, he posted his career-high home runs with 33. The next year he again played 134 games. He maintained both career-high with 12 stolen bases and 86 walks back then. 

As for his statistic, he had batted .238 with 28 home runs, .360 on-base percentage, and 80 RBIs. Later on Easter Sunday, Rob hit a game-tying home run that was later featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Detroit Tigers

Starting in late 1990, Rob Deer signed with the Detroit Tigers as a free agent. For the 1991 season, Deer posted the lowest batting average in Major League history with a .179. That year, he had only 41 extra-base hits and only 39 singles.

A year later, in 1992, Rob Deer improved to post the second-highest batting average of his career with .274. That year, he also maintained 32 home runs in only 110 games. 

Boston Red Sox, Hanshin Tigers, San Diego Padres

Following his 1993 season, Rob Deer played several years with several different teams. In July 1993, Deer joined the Boston Red Sox, and not long after it, he played for the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball.

With the Nippon Professional Basketball, Rob returned to the Majors again in 1996. Right then, he played 25 games with the San Diego Padres. 

Rob Deer | Post Retirement 

As a matter of fact, Rob Deer retired from the professional arena on August 5, 1996, for the San Diego Padres. Right after his retirement, Rob commenced working as a coach. 

He initially worked as a roving hitting instructor in the San Diego Padres minor league system. Later, he spent a year as the assistant hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs. 

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Legacy

Rob Deer is best known for his Three True Outcomes (defined as a strikeout, home run, or base on balls). For the same reason, he gained popularity in the sabermetrics circles. 

Also, he maintained a career of 13.7 Wins Above Replacement and is best known as a productive player. Talking more on it, Rob Deer topped the American League record for strikeouts in a season with 186. 

He is also an inductee of the Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor. 

Rob Deer | Net Worth and Personal Life

Well, Rob Deer maintains a net worth of $1 million. However, the details on his salary and earnings are not fixed and are yet to be reviewed. 

Apart from being a former professional baseball player, Rob Deer is also a family man. Deer is married to his wife, Jennifer Deer. Like many aspects of his life, the details regarding his love life and children are also unknown. 

Moving on, Rob Deer doesn’t use any social media and is not active on any platforms. 

Rob Deer's trading cards
Rob Deer’s trading cards

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Rob Deer’s career statistic like?

Talking about his MLB career, Rob Deer maintains a career statistic of .220 batting average, 230 home runs, and 600 runs batted in. 

As for his NPB career, he maintains a career statistic of .151 batting average, eight home runs, and 21 runs batted in. 

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