Robin Roberts

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Birthdate 9/30/1926
Death Date 5/6/2010
Debut Year 1948
Year of Induction 1976
Teams Astros, Cubs, Orioles, Phillies
Position Pitcher

Robin Roberts uniform #36 was retired by the Phillies on March 21, 1962. It was the first uniform number retired by the franchise. 

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Letter from the commissioner to first-time All Star starter Robin Roberts

Letter from the commissioner to first-time All Star starter Robin Roberts

When it came time to select the starting pitcher for the 1950 National League All Star team, the choice was clear: Robin Roberts. That was the year that the Hall of Fame pitcher came into his own during his age-23 season. Pitching in his first All Star game — as a starter no less —
Front page of Robin Roberts final MLB contract

Front page of Robin Roberts final MLB contract

In the collection is the actual contract Roberts signed for his final big league season of 1966. The pitcher is set to receive $20,000 for the time period of  July 10 through October 2 while pitching for the Chicago Cubs. Roberts was released by the Houston Astros on July 4th the same season before
Page 2 of Roberts' final MLB contract

Page 2 of Roberts' final MLB contract

The second page of the deal stipulates that the club may terminate the contract if the player shall at any time, “fail, refuse, or neglect to conform his personal conduct of good citizenship and good sportsmanship, or keep himself in first class condition.” It also puts forth that the agreement
Signature page of Roberts' final big league deal

Signature page of Roberts' final big league deal

The third page of the standard four-page document holds the signature of Warren Giles in his position as President of the National League. Roberts has also penned his name on the deal dated July 13, 1966. Roberts went 2-3 in 11 games with Chicago and 5-8 in 24 games overall that season.
Page 4 of Robin Roberts final MLB contract

Page 4 of Robin Roberts final MLB contract

The final page of the contract contains more legal stipulations for both the pitcher and the team. This would be Roberts’ final contract for his last year as a Major League player. He finished with 286 wins and a 3.41 earned run average. Eleven years later Roberts would be given baseball’s
Pair of Robin Roberts autographed cards

Pair of Robin Roberts autographed cards

Shown here is a pair of Robin Roberts cards, both autographed by the 286-game winner. On the left is Roberts’ 1960 Topps card. The pitcher struggled for the Phillies that season going 12-16 with a 4.02 ERA while leading the NL in homers given up. The card on the right is Roberts’ 1955 Bo
1959 Topps Ace Hurlers

1959 Topps Ace Hurlers

Billy Pierce won 20 games in both 1956 and 1957 and was an All Star each season. In 1959 Pierce teamed with Philadelphia’s Robin Roberts on the Topps’ baseball card Ace Hurlers. The card shown here is autographed by both Pierce and the Hall of Famer pitcher Roberts. Pierce’s 155 victories dur

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