Bob McCabe played basketball and baseball for Bristol Eastern in the late 1960’s and was a member of the Bristol American Legion baseball team. Eastern won the conference title in 1968 and Bristol won the Zone One American Legion crown every year when he played between 1968 and 1970.
He went on to play baseball at Rollins College, which earned a NCAA Div. II bid in 1973. He earned honorable mention All-American honors for his play. He was one of the leading hitters of his high school and college baseball teams, and averaged 17 points in his final two basketball seasons at Bristol Eastern.
In his coaching career, he was an assistant baseball coach at Rollins, a coach at Inter-Lakes Jr. High in New Hampshire, and an assistant coach of the Micronesian National Basketball Team, which competed in the South Pacific Games in 1975. A civic-minded individual, he was presented The Vermont’s Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievements in Community Service in 2006.