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Robin Roberts, 1926-2010

Robin Roberts
Robin Roberts was a 20-game winner for the 1950 "Whiz Kids." He won 286 games and went into the Hall of Fame in 1976. (Getty)

Hall of Fame pitcher Roberts remembered for kindness, grace

Robin Roberts, as pleasant and gracious as any man in the game, died of natural causes on May 6, 2010 at age 83 at his home in Temple Terrace, Fla. The most accomplished right-handed pitcher in the history of the Phillies' storied franchise, Roberts was a Hall of Famer, card-carrying member of the 1950 "Whiz Kids" and an active force in the creation of the Major League Baseball Players Association.  More >

Career Highlights
Summary of Accomplishments:
  • Twenty-game winner for 1950 "Whiz Kids"
  • Winning pitcher in 1950 pennant-clinching game
  • Broke into the Major Leagues in 1948 at age 21
  • Won 138 games for the Phillies from 1950-55
  • Won 20 or more games in six consecutive seasons
  • Named to seven NL All-Star teams
  • Led NL in wins four consecutive seasons, 1952-55
  • Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1976
  • Second-winningest pitcher in Phillies history (234)
  • Had a career record of 286-245 in 19 seasons
  • Pitched 45 shutouts and struck out 2,357 batters
  • Also pitched for Orioles, Astros, Cubs
::: Quick Facts :::
Born: September 30, 1926, Springfield, Ill.
School: Michigan State University
MLB debut: 1948
Passed: May 6, 2010