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Robin Roberts Robin Roberts

Right-handed Pitcher; Philadelphia Phillies, 1948-1961; Bal. Orioles, 1962-65; Houston Astros, 1966... Army Air Force 1944-45

Roberts was an outstanding, intelligent pitcher, great control, and his fastball helped him win 20 games or more for 6 straight seasons. In 1952, Robin was 28-7, the most wins in the National League since 1935; still a number that has not been equaled. His Michigan St. college coach, John Kobs, remarked "that his every throw was right on a dime and the ball moved like lightning." Roberts led the National League in strikeouts in 1953 and again in 1954.

In 1950, Roberts helped the Phillies win the National League pennant. His career record of 286 wins and 245 loses, would have been much better had he not pitched on second division teams. Roberts pitched in 4689 career innings and struck out 2357 batters; with a ERA of 3.41. This Hall of Famer had a blazing fastball with pinpoint control. He walked only 902 batters in 18 years.

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