Robin Roberts (1958 – Topps #90)

Robin Evans Roberts pitched mostly for the Philadelphia Phillies (1948 – ’61) with stops, toward the latter part of his career, in Baltimore (’62 – ’65), Houston (’65 and part of ’66) and Chicago (Cubs – the rest of ’66) where he retired. While with the Phillies he led the 1950 “Whiz Kids” to their first World Series appearance in 35 years with his first 20 win season. (he won at least 20 games a season between 1950 – ’55) Besides those 6 consecutive years of 20+ wins, he was a 7-time All-Star and once pitched 28 complete games in a row (a feat now thought to be impossible in the “relief pitcher” era). Robin’s 28 wins in 1952 were the most in the N.L. in 44 years. His uniform number (#36) was retired by the Phillies and he was inducted into the baseball Hall Of Fame in 1976. Robin Roberts won a total of 286 games in his career, and a statue of robin sits outside newly built (2004) Citizens Bank Park home of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Robin Roberts 1958 Topps #90

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One response to “Robin Roberts (1958 – Topps #90)

  1. Robin Roberts pitched for the Phillies if I recall correctly, and though the Phils were not a top notch team most years, he ranked high up on the ladder of the very best NL pitchers. He was as good as any but overlooked I believe because the Phillies were seldom in 1st place back in the ’50’s. But as I said, he was as good as any pitcher.

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