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Sobers


6581
1981 SO
Discovered by 22.09.1981 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 27735 (28.08.1996)
https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=6581;old=0;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

Named in honor of Garfield St. Aubrun (Gary) Sobers (b. 1936), West Indian cricketer, considered by many as the best all-rounder of all time. As a batsman, Sobers scored 8032 runs in 160 Test innings, including 26 centuries and 365 (not out) against Pakistan in 1957-1958. As a bowler, he took 235 Test wickets, averaging one wicket for each 34 runs given up, and also an excellent close-finder. Name suggested by G. V. Williams, who made the identifications involving this object.