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Encyclopedia > Robin Roberts (baseball player)
Robin Roberts

[[Image:|200px|Robin Roberts]]

Personal Info
Birth September 30, 1926, Springfield, Illinois
Professional Career
Debut June 18, 1949, Philadelphia Phillies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, Shibe Park
Team(s) Philadelphia Phillies] (1948-1961)
HOF induction: 1976
Career Highlights
  • All Star Games: 7 (1950-1956)
  • Led league in wins: 1952 (28), 1953(23), 1954 (23) & 1955 (23)
  • Led league in strikeouts: 1953 (198), 1954 (185).
See also: Robin Roberts (newscaster)

Robin Evan Roberts (born September 30, 1926 in Springfield, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher who played with the Philadelphia Phillies (1948-61), Baltimore Orioles (1962-65), Houston Astros (1965-66) and Chicago Cubs (1966). September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Springfield is a common name and known, in part, for being a common place-name in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,14,20,32,36 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1946–present) Philadelphia Blue Jays (1944-1945) Philadelphia Phillies (1885-1943) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1884) Worcester Worcesters (1880-1882) (Commonly referred to as Phillies 1944-1945 despite... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,4,8,9,20,21,33,40 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882-1889) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers Stadium... Connie Mack Stadium, originally called Shibe Park, was a Major League Baseball stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,14,20,32,36 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1946–present) Philadelphia Blue Jays (1944-1945) Philadelphia Phillies (1885-1943) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1884) Worcester Worcesters (1880-1882) (Commonly referred to as Phillies 1944-1945 despite... The following are the baseball events of the year 1948 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1961 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Oriole Park at Camden Yards (1992-present) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1983, 1970, 1966 AL Pennants (7) 1983, 1979, 1971, 1970 1969, 1966, 1944 East Division titles (8) 1997, 1983, 1979, 1974 1973... The following are the events of the year 1962 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1965 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962-present) Central Division (1994-present) Current uniform Ballpark Minute Maid Park (2002-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (1) 2005 Central Division titles (4) 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 West Division titles (2) [1][2] 1986 â€¢ 1980 Wild card berths... The following are the baseball events of the year 1965 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 20 - The Baseball Writers Association of America voters elect Ted Williams to the Hall of Fame. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 20 - The Baseball Writers Association of America voters elect Ted Williams to the Hall of Fame. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Ted Turner completes the purchase of 100 percent of the Atlanta Braves. ... An All-Star Game is an exhibition game played by the best players in their respective sports league. ... WINS can refer to: Windows Internet Naming Service. ... Robin Roberts (born in Tuskegee, Alabama in 1960) is an American television broadcaster, who is the co-anchor of ABCs popular morning show Good Morning America. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Flag Seal Location Location of Springfield within Illinois Government Country State County United States Illinois Sangamon Founded 1819 Mayor Timothy Davlin Geographical characteristics Area    - City 156. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,14,20,32,36 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1946–present) Philadelphia Blue Jays (1944-1945) Philadelphia Phillies (1885-1943) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1884) Worcester Worcesters (1880-1882) (Commonly referred to as Phillies 1944-1945 despite... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Oriole Park at Camden Yards (1992-present) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1983, 1970, 1966 AL Pennants (7) 1983, 1979, 1971, 1970 1969, 1966, 1944 East Division titles (8) 1997, 1983, 1979, 1974 1973... Major league affiliations National League (1962-present) Central Division (1994-present) Current uniform Ballpark Minute Maid Park (2002-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (1) 2005 Central Division titles (4) 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 West Division titles (2) [1][2] 1986 â€¢ 1980 Wild card berths... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ...


A workhorse, hard thrower, and a tough competitor, Roberts is considered by many as the best right-handed pitcher in Phillies history. In 1950 he led his Phillies "Whiz Kids" team, the youngest major league baseball squad ever fielded, to its first National League pennant in 35 years. Amazingly, Roberts started three games in the last five days of the season, defeating the heavily favored Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, in a pennant-deciding, 10-inning game. It was his 20th victory, becoming the Phillies' first 20-game-winner since Grover Cleveland Alexander did it in 1917. Since then, the 1950 Phillies went down in baseball history known forever as the "Whiz Kids." The following are the baseball events of the year 1950 throughout the world. ... The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,4,19,20,24,32,39,42,53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912), (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) (Also referred to as Trolley Dodgers 1911-1931) Brooklyn... Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball park located at in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York. ... Grover Cleveland Alexander of the Philadelphia Phillies in 1915. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1917 throughout the world. ...

Baseball Hall of Fame
Robin Roberts (baseball player)
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Between 1950 and 1955 Roberts won 20 games each season, leading the NL in victories from 1952-55. Six times he led the league in games started, five times in complete games and innings pitched, and once pitched 28 complete games in a row. A fabulous control pitcher, Roberts never walked more than 77 batters in any regular season. Beside this, he helped himself as a fielder as well as his bat, hitting 55 doubles, 10 triples, and five home runs with 103 RBI. His only weakness as a pitcher was surrendering the longball. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 915 KB) Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, Feb. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... In baseball, a pitcher is credited with a win (or W) when, in a game won by his team, he is the teams pitcher at the time that his team takes a lead that it does not relinquish for the remainder of the game. ... In baseball statistics, games started (denoted by GS) is credited to a pitcher who throws the very first pitch to the opposing team of a single game. ... In baseball, a complete game (denoted by CG) is the act of a pitcher pitching an entire game himself, without the benefit of a relief pitcher. ... In baseball, innings pitched (IP) are the number of innings a pitcher has completed, measured by the number of batters and baserunners that are put out while the pitcher is in the game. ... In baseball statistics, a base on balls (BB), also called a walk, is credited to a batter and against a pitcher when a batter receives four pitches that the umpire calls balls. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ...


Despite his 28 victories in 1952, Roberts enjoyed his best season in 1953 posting a 23-16 record and also leading the NL pitchers in strikeouts with 198. In a career-high 346.2 innings pitched he walked just 66 batters, and his 2.75 ERA was second in the league behind Warren Spahn 2.10, narrowly missing the Triple Crown. The following are the events of the year 1952 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1953 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging to Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz (not pictured). ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... Warren Edward Spahn (April 23, 1921 – November 24, 2003) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for 21 seasons, all in the National League. ... In baseball, the Triple Crown refers to: A batter who (at seasons end) leads the league in three major categories -- home runs, runs batted in, and batting average. ...


After the conclusion of the 1961 season, Roberts was released by the Philadelphia Phillies. Roberts then tried out in spring training with the New York Yankees but was released shortly after the season began. After that the Baltimore Orioles picked him up and he had several successful seasons for the Orioles, going 42-36 in 3 1/2 seasons before moving on to the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs to conclude his career.

Contents

Highlights

  • 7-time All-Star (1950-56)
  • 5-time Top 10 MVP (1950, 1952-55)
  • 6-time won 20 or more games (1950-55)
  • 4-time led league in won games (1952-55)
  • Twice led the league in strikeouts (1953-54)
  • Led league in shutouts (1950)
  • 6-time led the league in games started (1950-55)
  • 5-time led league in complete games (1952-56)
  • 5-time led league in innings pitched (1951-55)
  • 6-time pitched over 300 innings (1950-55)
  • Ranks #26 on the all-time wins leaderboard

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic or Midsummer Night Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager (the managers from... In Major League Baseball, a win refers to a pitcher leaving his game with a lead, not there when he began pitching, and the team holding this lead. ...

Facts

  • On May 13, 1954, Cincinnati Redlegs' Bobby Adams hit a lead-off home run off Roberts. Then, Roberts retired the next 27 batters in a row to win 8-1, on a one-hitter game.
  • His 28 wins in 1952 are the most in the National League since 1935, when Dizzy Dean also won 28 games.

The following are the baseball events of the year 1954 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,5,8,10,18,20,24 Name Cincinnati Reds (1876–present) (Referred to as Redlegs 1953-1958) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront Stadium (1970-2002) a. ... Topps baseball card - 1952 Series, #249 Robert Henry (Bobby) Adams (December 14, 1921 - February 13, 1997) was a third baseman/second baseman in Major League Baseball. ... See also: 1934 in sports, 1936 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball On May 25, Babe Ruth has a last hurrah, hitting three home runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Jay Hanna Dizzy Dean (January 16, 1910–July 17, 1974) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball, elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. ...

Legacy

In his 19-season career, Roberts compiled a 286-245 record with 2,357 strikeouts, a 3.41 ERA, 305 complete games, 45 shutouts, and 4,688.2 innings pitched in 676 games. He holds the major league record for most consecutive Opening Day starts for the same team with 12, between 1950 and 1961. In team sports, a shutout (sometimes a clean sheet in soccer) refers to a game in which one team wins without allowing the opposing team to score. ...

Robin Roberts on cover of Time Magazine
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Robin Roberts on cover of Time Magazine

Robin Roberts was selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976. Image File history File links Robin-roberts-time. ... Image File history File links Robin-roberts-time. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Ted Turner completes the purchase of 100 percent of the Atlanta Braves. ...


In 1999, he ranked number 74 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was a nominee for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. The Phillies have honored him with the retirement of his uniform number 36 and a statue outside the first base gate of Citizens Bank Park. The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... In 1999, MasterCard sponsored the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. ... Citizens Bank Park is a 43,500-seat baseball-only stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that opened on April 3, 2004 and hosted its first regular season baseball game on April 12. ...


Roberts has written two books about his baseball experiences: The Whiz Kids and the 1950 Pennant (1996), and My Life In Baseball (2003), both with C. Paul Rogers, III, a professor at the law school of Southern Methodist University. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dallas Hall at Dedman College at SMU The Laura Lee Blanton Hall during a rare snow Southern Methodist University (also known as SMU) is a private, coeducational university in University Park, Texas, (an enclave of Dallas). ...


In 1995, Roberts was mentioned in a commercial promoting Major League Baseball. In it, San Diego Padres outfielder Bip Roberts told fans that collecting baseball cards was profitable, and had a guidebook for card prices, mentioning that his own rookie card was worth $600 and that years from now, who knows? $1000? $2000?. Teammate Tony Gwynn interrupted, "Hey man, you're looking at Robin Roberts. Says here your card's worth four cents!" to which Bip was shocked to find was true. As a member of the Hall of Fame who began his career in the 1940s, Robin Roberts' rookie card could command such a high price; as a utility player with an injury-riddled and -shortened career (though he was named to the All-Star Game in 1992), Bip Roberts' rookie card, as Bip mentioned at the end of the commercial, "Yo, T[ony]! Four cents, if it's in excellent condition, but ten cents, if it's totally mint!" To which Tony replies, "Well, sorry..." 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6,19,31,35 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Jack Murphy Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Leon Joseph Roberts Speedy second baseman. ... Baseball cards from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s A baseball card is a small card printed on heavy paper stock, featuring one or more baseball players. ... Anthony Keith Tony Gwynn (born May 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball player often considered one of the best hitters in baseball history. ... In sport a utility player is a sort of jack of all trades, one who can play several positions competently. ... An all-star game is an exhibition game played by the best players in their respective sports league. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


Trivia

Willie Lee McCovey (born January 10, 1938 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Big Mac and Stretch, is a former slugger and first baseman who played Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics between 1959 and 1980. ... The Rookie: Norman Rockwells cover for The Saturday Evening Post Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no experience. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... A major league debut is the first official game a baseball player gets into at the major league level. ... Curtis Benjamin Roberts (August 16, 1929 - November 14, 1969) was a Major League Baseball second baseman. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,4,8,9,20,21,33,40 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882-1889) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers Stadium... Forbes Field was a Major League Baseball park in the Oakland neighborhood (or University District) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

External links

Preceded by:
Warren Spahn
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award
1962
Succeeded by:
Bobby Richardson

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