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Robin Roberts Dies at 83

Robin Roberts has died at the age of 83 in Temple Terrace, Florida this morning of natural causes.

Robin Roberts died at the age of 83 in Temple Terrace, Florida. His death was from natural causes.

Roberts, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame compiled a 286-245 record during his 19 year career.

He won at least 20 games in each season from 1950-1955 as a Philadelphia Phillie and appeared in the 1950 World Serie as one of the Whiz Kids who represented Philadelphia in the fall classic against the Yankees who swept the World Series that year.

Roberts amassed 138 wins during his six 20 win seasons. He pitched at least 300 innings in each of those seasons.

His best season was 1952 when he posted a 28-7 record. Roberts had a proclivity to give up home runs and leads all major leaguers with 505 home runs given up with Jamie Moyer closing in who currently has allowed 498 home runs.

He played in a very unusual game when he pitched the Phillies to a 4-2 win on May 2, 1957 in which no Phillies infielder had an assist.

Roberts was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976.

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2 thoughts on “Robin Roberts Dies at 83

  1. One of my fondest memories of Robin Roberts is actually a non memory. As you know I am from Milwaukee and I lived here during the Braves brief stay in here. I have seen many great players, but Robin Roberts was not one of them. We had tickets for a game that he was scheduled to pitch. It was a gloomy day, but we went to County Stadium anyway hoping the game would be played, it was not. We never had another opportunity to see him perform. He was one of the great ones. He started 609 games and he completed 305, that is more than half. With today’s aberration called the pitch count that will never happen.

  2. I will always remember Robin Roberts playing in the minors after he finished his major league career and trying to get back to the Phillies. He pitched well in the minors but didn’t get a chance to prolong his career.

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