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William Edward Robinson

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Eddie Robinson was a solid major league first baseman for 13 seasons. He put the ball in play and struck out infrequently, which was unusual for a minor slugger, and hit for a fairly high average until the latter part of his career. He eventually became the field director for the Baltimore Orioles in 1961. He moved to the Houston Colt .45s as the assistant GM in 1962-1963 and farm director in 1964-1965. He was the Kansas City A's director of player development in 1967. He was with the Atlanta Braves as farm director from 1968 to 1972 and General Manager from 1973 to 1976. Robinson moved on to the Texas Rangers as GM from 1977 to 1982.

When Robinson ran the Athletics' farm system, he became the subject of media and fan criticism for limiting young prospects to a pitch count of 100 pitches. The most glaring example was George Lauzerique's being cost a no-hitter in 1967 with the Birmingham A's.


Preceded by
Paul Richards
Atlanta Braves General Manager
1972-1975
Succeeded by
John Alevizos
Preceded by
Dan O'Brien, Sr
Texas Rangers General Manager
1977-1982
Succeeded by
Joe Klein

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[edit] Further Reading

  • Eddie Robinson and C. Paul Rogers III: Lucky Me: My Sixty-Five Years in Baseball, Southern Methodist University Press, Dallas, TX, 2011.

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