Monday, June 14, 2021

HOF Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1976 by the BBWAA. It was his fourth year on the ballot and he achieved 86.9% of the vote. A seven-time All-Star who played for Philadelphia, Baltimore, Houston, and the Cubs of Chicago, Roberts's nineteen year career began in 1948 and ended in 1966. This is his final base Topps card.

In mid-1966 he was released by Houston and then nine days later picked up by the Cubs. He did not do too well, the tank was empty. However, a long time before that, from 1950 to 1957, Roberts was The Man. He appeared in seven consecutive All-Star games from 1950 to 1956, and in those same years earned MVP votes, finishing second in 1952, behind Hank Sauer. 

The revisionist history analytics dorks would argue that since Roberts' WAR of 8.6 was the highest in the National League that year he should've won the award as Sauer had a measly 5.6.  



Roberts had three balks in his entire career. He also has three stolen bases. As a batter, he hit more triples (10) than he did home runs (5). For his career he had 255 hits, 70 of those hits went for extra bases.

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2 comments:

  1. Was before my time... but I grew up recognizing his name.

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  2. I have a Robin Roberts card of him on the Yankees which I like quite a bit. He never pitched for them.

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