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Encyclopedia > Wilbert Robinson
Wilbert Robinson on a 1895 Mayo Cut Plug (N300) baseball card.

Wilbert Robinson (June 29, 1863 - August 8, 1934), nicknamed "Uncle Robbie", was an American player, coach and manager in Major League Baseball. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945. Wilbert Robinson on a 1895 Mayo Cut Plug (N300) baseball card. ... Wilbert Robinson on a 1895 Mayo Cut Plug (N300) baseball card. ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 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. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... See previous election: 1944 and next election: 1946 The 1945 elections to select inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame included the first regular election to be conducted in three years, and only the second since 1939; in that year, the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) had moved to...


Born in Bolton, Massachusetts, Robinson was a catcher in the minor New England League in 1885 and made it to the major leagues in 1886 with the Philadelphia Athletics of the American Association, where he remained until 1890. He lasted in the majors until 1902, playing much of his career with two separate Baltimore Orioles franchises – from 1890-99 with the Orioles team which folded after the 1899 National League season, and in 1901-02 with the American League team which moved to New York in 1903 and became the Yankees. He also spent one season, 1900, with the St. Louis Cardinals. Bolton is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is a position played in baseball. ... See also: 1884 in sports, 1886 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Oxford Football (Soccer) FA Cup - Blackburn Rovers beat Queens Park (Glasgow) 2-0 Births Deaths Categories: 1885 ... See also: 1885 in sports, 1887 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Cambridge Football (Soccer) FA Cup - Blackburn Rovers beat West Bromwich Albion 0-0 (aet); 2-0. ... The American Association was a major league of professional baseball which existed from 1882 to 1891. ... See also: 1901 in sports, 1903 in sports and the list of years in sports. American Football January 1 - The first Rose Bowl game is played in Pasadena, California December 28 - The first indoor professional American football game is played in New York City at Madison Square Garden. ... The Baltimore Orioles were a 19th century baseball club. ... See also: 1898 in sports, 1900 in sports and the list of years in sports. Boat race Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Cambridge Cricket County Cricket Championship - Surrey The Ashes - Australia beat England 1–0 Cycling Bordeaux - Paris road race won by Constant Huret Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... -1... See also: 1902 in sports, 1904 in sports and the list of years in sports. Cycling First Tour de France won by Maurice Garin Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League Collingwood wins the 7th VFL Premiership (Collingwood 4. ... New York Yankees American League AAA Columbus Clippers AA Trenton Thunder A Charleston RiverDogs Tampa Yankees Staten Island Yankees R Gulf Coast Yankees The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... See also: 1899 in sports, 1901 in sports and the list of years in sports. General sporting events 1900 Summer Olympics takes place in Paris, France The Olympic status of the games was very underplayed - many competitors did not realise that they had participated in the modern Olympics. ... The St. ...


Over the course of his career, Robinson played 1,316 games as a catcher, which prepared him for his second baseball career as a manager. The star catcher of the Orioles dynasty which won three straight titles from 1894-96, he compiled a career batting average of .273, with a peak of .353 in the heavy-hitting season of 1894. Durable behind the plate, he caught a triple-header in 1896, followed by a double-header the following day. He also was the first catcher to play directly behind the batter at all times, as the previous practice had been to play farther back when there were fewer than two strikes. A highlight of his career was a seven-hit game June 10, 1892, still the major league record (Rennie Stennett tied it in 1975). Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... See also: 1893 in sports, 1895 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto racing First contest organised in Paris. ... In baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H), sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when he safely reaches first base after batting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielders choice. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... See also: 1891 in sports, 1893 in sports and the list of years in sports. Athletics C. B. Fry equals the world record for the long jump of 23 ft. ... Rennie Stennett, born Renaldo Antonio Stennett Porte (April 5, 1951 in Colón, Panama), is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1971-79) and San Francisco Giants (1980-81). ... See also: 1974 in sports, 1976 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Benny Parsons won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Unser USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Championship - Austria 24 hours of...


Robinson served as player-manager of the AL Orioles in 1902, after his friend and former teammate John McGraw had departed to the New York Giants. Afterward, McGraw enticed Robinson to be his pitching coach from 1903 to 1913, during which time the Giants won five NL pennants. Robinson would not don the manager's cap again in the majors until 1914, when he took over the Brooklyn, New York franchise in the National League. The team was known by various nicknames, including Bridegrooms, Superbas, and Dodgers, but during Robinson's managerial tenure, which lasted until 1931, the club was as often referred to as the "Robins" in honor of their manager, who had acquired the nickname "Uncle Robbie". John McGraw on a 1909-1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card. ... San Francisco Giants AAA Fresno Grizzlies AA Norwich Navigators A San Jose Giants Augusta GreenJackets Salem-Keizer Volcanoes R Arizona Giants Edit this box The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. ... See also: 1913 in sports, 1915 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball April 22 - Baltimore Orioles Babe Ruth, age 19, pitches his first professional game Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League Carlton wins the 18th VFL Premiership (Carlton 6. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... The text below is generated by a template, which has been proposed for deletion. ... See also: 1930 in sports, 1932 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing 24 hours of Le Mans: Earl Howe and Tim Birkin, driving an Alfa Romeo 8C. Louis Schneider wins the Indy 500. ...


In his 18 years at the helm of the Brooks, Robinson compiled a record of 1375-1341, including National League championships in 1916 and 1920 - Brooklyn's only pennants between 1901 and 1940. Those two clubs lost in the World Series to the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians, respectively. His 1375 NL victories were, at the time, the 3rd-highest total in NL history, trailing only the totals of McGraw (then with 2652) and Fred Clarke (1602). See also: 1915 in sports, other events of 1916, 1917 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football ( Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - Fitzroy wins the 20th VFL Premiership (12. ... See also: 1919 in sports, 1921 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball January 3 - Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sells Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000 and a $350,000 loan, beginning The curse of the Bambino. This was the prelude... In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ... Boston Red Sox American League AAA Pawtucket Red Sox AA Portland Sea Dogs A Wilmington Blue Rocks Greenville Bombers Lowell Spinners R Gulf Coast Red Sox The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Fred Clarke of the Pittsburgh Pirates at the West Side Grounds in 1903. ...


Robinson was highly regarded for his ability to draw outstanding performances from his pitching staffs, a result of his many years as a catcher. Among the pitchers he guided to success were Joe McGinnity with both Orioles teams and the Giants, Rube Marquard with the Giants, and Dazzy Vance and Burleigh Grimes with the Dodgers. Another pitcher who would later recall Robinson's excellent advice, although they never played together during a regular season, was John Tener, who in the 1910s served simultaneously as NL president and Governor of Pennsylvania. Joe McGinnity of the New York Giants at the West Side Grounds in 1905. ... Rube Marquard of the New York Giants at the West Side Grounds in 1909. ... Clarence Arthur Dazzy Vance (March 4, 1891 - February 16, 1961) was a star Major League Baseball pitcher during the 1920s. ... Burleigh Arland Grimes (August 9, 1893_December 6, 1985) was an American professional baseball player, and the last pitcher officially permitted to throw the spitball. ... John Kinley Tener (July 25, 1863 – May 19, 1946) was an Irish-American politician who served as the governor of Pennsylvania from 1911 to 1915. ... List of Pennsylvania Governors The office of Pennsylvania governor was created by the states Constitution of 1790. ...


On March 13, 1915, at spring training in Daytona Beach, Florida, Robinson decided to try to set a record of sorts by catching a baseball dropped from an airplane being flown 525 feet (160 m) overhead. Ruth Law, the aviatrix, supposedly forgot to bring a baseball and instead dropped a grapefruit, which splattered all over the manager. Robinson thought he was covered with blood until his teammates burst out in laughter. Outfielder Casey Stengel, later a successful manager himself, is generally believed to have convinced Law to make the switch. March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... See also: 1914 in sports, 1916 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - Carlton wins the 19th VFL Premiership (Carlton 11. ... A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida Spring training in Major League Baseball is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ... Daytona Beach is a city located in Volusia County, Florida. ... An aircraft is any machine capable of atmospheric flight. ... Aviators are people who fly aircraft either for pleasure or for a job. ... Casey Stengel, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers Charles Dillon Casey Stengel (born July 30, 1890 or 1891, died September 29, 1975) was a famous baseball player and manager. ...


After his retirement from managing, Robinson became the president of the Atlanta Crackers minor league team. He died in Atlanta, Georgia at 71 years of age following a brain hemorrhage, and was buried in Bonnie Brae Cemetery in Baltimore. Downtown Atlanta skyline Atlanta is the capital and largest city of Georgia, a state of the United States of America. ... A stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is suddenly interrupted by occlusion (an ischemic stroke- approximately 90%of strokes) or by hemorrhage (a hemorrhagic stroke - approximately 10% of strokes). ...


External links:

  • Baseball Hall of Fame (http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/hofers_and_honorees/hofer_bios/robinson_wilbert.htm)
  • Baseball-Reference.com  (http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/robinwi01.shtml) - career statistics and managing record

  Results from FactBites:
 
Wilbert Robinson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (718 words)
Born in Bolton, Massachusetts, Robinson was a catcher in the minor New England League in 1885 and made it to the major leagues in 1886 with the Philadelphia Athletics of the American Association, where he remained until 1890.
Robinson served as player-manager of the AL Orioles in 1902, after his friend and former teammate John McGraw had departed to the New York Giants.
Robinson was highly regarded for his ability to draw outstanding performances from his pitching staffs, a result of his many years as a catcher.
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