Bob Mullery

About This Inductee

Bob was a four year basketball/baseball starter for St. Vincent’s High School, Plymouth 1953-1957. In basketball 1956-1957, he led the team to a perfect 27-0 record, Class B state championship, first ever for the Scranton Diocese. February 19, 1957, he scored 92 points in a home game, breaking the state single game record of 90 points held by the legendary Wilt Chamberlain of Overbrook High School, Phila. In the following game, the win captured St. Vincent’s first league title since 1951. They won the playoffs, Eastern finals and state championship. The state title capped that perfect 27-0 season. He made the All-Catholic League All-Star team three straight years, named to 1957 United Press’s PA All State first team. Bob scored 843 points his senior year, most that year by any individual. He scored 2,198 points during his four year basketball career. Teen Magazine called Bob “The most fabulous basketball player in the United States.” In baseball, he pitched and was shortstop for the Catholic League champions. Bob finished his senior year with an 8-1 record and had over 40 colleges after him. He chose Mansfield State Teachers’ College but returned home to join the municipal basketball semipro circuit, scoring 85 points in one game. He also played with the old Wilkes-Barre Barons. Bob is active in many slow pitch softball leagues throughout the area. Bob resides in Edwardsville with his wife of 40 years, the former Barbara Puskar. They have seven children, Bob Jr. 39, Gary 37, Don 34, Mark 33, Jo Ann (Coates) 29, Rene (Amershek) 27, and David 24. They have five grandchildren, Robert 21, Erin 18, Kaitlyn 13, Mark Jr. 5, Hope Marie 6 months, and one great grandchild Marley Elizabeth 3.