Bob File, a 2004 Hall of Fame inductee and 2018 Retired Jersey Recipient, was one of the strongest all-around baseball players in school history.
A three-time New York Collegiate Athletic Conerence (NYCAC) All-Conference Selection, File was named the conference’s Player of the Year in 1998 where he also garnered All-American First-Team recognition. In 1998 as a senior, he set numerous single-season records for the program including batting average (.542), hits (90), runs (63), runs batted in (68), home runs (19) and total bases (167).
He holds all-time program career records for batting average (.416), slugging percentage (.687), at bats (712), runs (181), runs batted in (198), hits (296) and triples (17).
He sat atop the Rams’ home run leaderboard for 20 years with 37 career home runs, a feat that was just recently broken in 2018.
File was drafted in the 1998 MLB Amateur Entry Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 19th round (561st overall) and went on to appear in three seasons for the Blue Jays with 89 appearances across 111.1 innings. He posted a 4.20 earned run average with 55 strikeouts and a 6-4 record.
He joins Chick Barnes '58 (HOF ‘84), Herb Magee '63 (HOF '84) and Tammy Greene '94 (HOF '99) as the only four Rams to have their jersey retired by the school.