Got word just a few minutes ago that Bob Doss didn’t make it, he died this morning at 8:45am.
Our prayers continue to go out to his family, wife Phyllis, sons Randy and Andy, and daughter Sandy. I will have more details coming up in a few minutes. Bob Doss has died, RIP.
It just goes to show you, that Cancer will not be stopped, and that is a sad reality.
I have known Bob’s son Randy for many years. He works in the admissions department at Guilford College and formerly worked at Greensboro College in a similar capacity. Randy was a very good baseball himself back in his day and played for the Quakers while in school at Guilford and he attributes all of his baseball success to his dad Bob Doss. I have never met Bob’s other two children Sandy and Andy but I have a scrapbook full of Palomino baseball pictures at home that Bob loaned me many years ago and I will be sure and get them to Randy Doss.
Bob Doss was well-known for his hairpiece that he wore and he didn’t mind taking it off or tiping his hair to people he would meet out in public. Bob was famous for bringing the Palomino World Series to Greensboro and for his long-time support of youth baseball in the city. If you have any comments about Bob or thoughts for his family leave them in our comment box(like we did for Vic Sapp) or go to our fourum/message board link at the the top of the page and type in something about Bob in the Amateur category.
Sources are listing his age at 69 and we all know that Bob Doss worked with Amateur baseball, but that man, Bob Doss was real PRO.
I spoke with Johnny Smith long-time Palomino coach of the Guilford Patriots and he told me that Bob Doss is a man you can not replace when it comes to running the Greensboro Palomino baseball league. “Bob Doss did it all”, said Smith. “One man can not come in and do everything that Bob Doss did”. “Bob put Greensboro on the map when it comes to 17-18 year-olds playing baseball”. “Doss was the man that got it done and people across the United States and aborad knew Bob Doss”. Some very awe-inspiring quotes about Bob from Johnny Smith, a man who worked along side Bob Doss coaching baseball and running baseball leagues in Greensboro for over 30 years.
Doss worked vocationaly traveling and selling car wash supplies all throughout the Southeast when he wasn’t working the Palomino baseball circuit, but you would never know it unless you asked, because to most people in Greensboro and especially for the kids he helped get schloarships for college or the ones he assisted in getting professional baseball contracts, Bob Doss was Mr. Baseball in this town. Bob Doss ranks right up there with Charlie Harville when you think of people that were the kings of baseball in Guilford County. Bob Doss and Charlie Harville are probably getting a game organized several hundred thousand feet above us as this is being written.
As we said earlier, Bob Doss was the man behind the development of Amateur baseball on the Palomino level in Greensboro, but that man was a pro’s Pro.