Roberts, Robin

Robin Evan Roberts
Born: September 30, 1926, Springfield, Illinois
Died: May 6, 2010, Temple Terrace, Florida
Played For: 
Philadelphia Phillies (1948-1961), Baltimore Orioles (1962-1965), Houston Astros (1965-1966), Chicago Cubs (1966)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1976

Robin Roberts was the ace of the Phillies staff for most of his 14 years in a brilliant 19-season Major League career. The durable workhorse with a superior fastball and pinpoint control won 286 games and compiled six consecutive 20-victory seasons. In 1950, he paced the Phils to their first flag in 35 years with a 20-11 record. A tough competitor, he was a frequent league leader in victories, innings pitched, complete games, shutouts and strikeouts, topping the National League in wins from 1952-55.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Robin Roberts was recruited as a basketball star to Michigan State, where he then blossomed as a baseball pitcher, tossing a no-hitter against college rival Michigan?
I never slept when I lost. I'd see the sun come up without ever having closed my eyes. I'd see thos base hits over and over and they'd drive me crazy.