Bobby Kornhauser returns for his fifth season with the club. Kornhauser saw limited action with the DFW (40+) squad, but was available and effective in 11 games played. Bobby finished the season with a .474 batting average finishing with 9 hits, 5 runs scored and a double and a triple under the extra base hits column. For the NTABL (35+) squad, Kornhauser played the role as sub, competing in 6 games. For the (40+) squad, Kornhauser was also a pitcher and despite facing insanely difficult umpires, he finished with a record of 1-1 in 4 games pitched and an ERA of 4.80. Bobby was third on the team with 11 strikeouts.
Bobby played all 4 years in high school and spent 2 and a half of those years on years playing on varsity. In college, Kornhauser spent one season with Mesa Junior College and later moved on to play one season at Los Medanos College. He’s played in the NABA, MSBL and NTABL for a combined 15 years.
Kornhauser aided the squad with solid hitting and great defensive play at first base, while adding some additional talent from the mound. Kornhauser hit .300 during the 2018 Fall campaign, including a double and a triple and he finished tied for second on the team with 5 runs batted in during the short Fall season. Bobby hit .349 for the Spirits (40+) squad in 2020 adding 5 extra base hits including 3 doubles, a triple and a home run. Kornhauser was second in the team with 19 runs batted in he reached first for free 11 times, including 7 times being hit-by-pitch. Kornhauser finished with a pitching record of 0-2, despite solid efforts from the mound that included 15 strikeouts; good to tie him for first on the team in just 15 innings pitched.
He possesses good speed on the base paths for his size and as a pitcher he added 4 strikeouts in just 3 innings pitched during the Fall season in 2020. In 2021, Kornhauser sat out the season due to injury but returns to the ghosts to bring his passion and love of the game back to the diamond. The Spirits utilize Bobby’s ability to cover space defensively at first base, and he can also be an asset from the mound and from the plate with the power to go deep.
Kornhauser won the Spirits “Big Stick” aware for the (40+) squad in 2022, finishing with a team-high .486 batting average that included a team-leading 18 hits that included 4 doubles. Bobby finished with 9 run scored and second on the team in RBIs with 10. He starts 2023 on the disabled list, recovering from shoulder surgery but looks to return by mid-summer.
Bobby was born in Denver, raised in California and has lived in Texas since 2006. He’s employed as a Fire Protection Engineer and has worked for Unlimited Sprinkler Fire Protection for 9 years. He resides in Dallas along with his wife Kelli and together they have 4 children.