From SABR Encyclopedia
| Robert Clay Hopper
|| 5' 11"
|| 1900-10-3 at Porterville, MS (US)
was a professional player and manager.
- Resided in Greenwood, Mississippi in 1952 and 1953.
- Self-identified as being of Scottish-Irish ancestry.
- Was married and has two children Jimmy age 23 and Janice age 19.
- Was a player-manager a good many years before retiring to the dugout to mastermind.
- Attended Mississippi A & M.
- Was a football and baseball star at Mississippi A & M.
- Had a .330 batting average for his career.
- Was named Minor League Manager of the Year in 1946 after leading Montreal to the pennant, the Governor's Cup and the Junior World Series.
- Was named "Manager of The Year" in 1952 by the Pacific Coast League Baseball Writers Association.
Outside of baseball
- Was a cotton merchant during the off-season in 1952.
- Was signed by Portland at the National Association meeting in December, 1951.
- Out of baseball in 1943 and 1944.
- 1952 Pacific Coast League Thumbnail Sketches.
- 1953 Pacific Coast League Sketch Book.