Author writes a keeper with Roseau in the spotlight
April 30, 2022
by Jeff Olsen
Bob Wilber, 65, who had a most remarkable childhood, was recently contacted in the Twin Cities.
He's colorful, entertaining, and had a quick quip when asked about his upbringing.
"I'm a Missouri native and the son of a cardinal."
That puts him in very select company as the son of a Catholic cardinal.
He isn't, of course.
His dad, Del, was a Major League catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1946 to 1949.
His dad also played for the Phillies and the Red Sox. Del, who stood six-foot-three and tipped the scales at 200 pounds, died in 2002 at age 83.
For any kid worth his salt...