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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Robin Roberts was the NL's starting pitcher for the 1950 All Star Game

Robin Roberts was the NL's starting pitcher for the 1950 All Star Game

When it came time to select the starting pitcher for the 1950 National League All Star team, the choice was clear: Robin Roberts. The Phillies right-hander was 10-3 with one save at the break. At just 23 years old he was coming into his own. He finished the season with a 20-11 mark, the first of si
In 1952 Roberts won a career-high 28 games with a career low 2.59 ERA

In 1952 Roberts won a career-high 28 games with a career low 2.59 ERA

Robin Roberts was simply magnificent in 1952. Winner of 20 or more games in six consecutive seasons from 1950-1955, Roberts won a career-high 28 contests in ’52. He complimented the win total with a career-low 2.59 earned run average. During the ’52 campaign the workhorse topped the NL i
Roberts was The Sporting News' National League Pitcher of the year in 1955

Roberts was The Sporting News' National League Pitcher of the year in 1955

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
From 1950-1959 Robin Roberts and Billy Pierce combined for 254 victories

From 1950-1959 Robin Roberts and Billy Pierce combined for 254 victories

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 duri
Roberts held the Phillies franchise record for wins from 1958-1984

Roberts held the Phillies franchise record for wins from 1958-1984

In 1958 Robin Roberts notched his 191st career victory for the Phillies. With the win he passed Hall of Famer Pete Alexander to hold the top spot in franchise history. Roberts held the Philllies career wins mark until left-hander Steve Carlton passed him in 1984. As the 1960s progressed, Robin Rober
Six players including Robin Roberts were inducted into the Hall in 1976

Six players including Robin Roberts were inducted into the Hall in 1976

Shown here is the signature page of Robin Roberts’ final big league contract. It 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 ga

One response to “Robin Roberts”

  1. Richard Olson says:

    Met Roberts in Oneonta Ny in 1964. I was a studemt at Oneonta
    college and Roberts owned a sporting goods shop.

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