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Note: This page discusses 1990s pitcher Ken Robinson. For the British national team infielder of the same name, click here.

1996 Fleer #282 Ken Robinson

Kenneth Neal Robinson

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Pitcher Ken Robinson was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 10th round of the 1991 amateur draft and reached the majors in 1995, appearing in 21 games as a member of the Jays bullpen. In 1996, he had a cup of coffee with the Kansas City Royals. He returned to the Blue Jays organization, and the next season, he spent most of the year with the Syracuse Sky Chiefs, where he went 7-7 with a 3.56 ERA. He also appeared in three games with Toronto in 1997, allowing just one hit (Cecil Fielder's 300th career homer). Robinson was waived by the Jays after that season and signed by the expansion Arizona Diamondbacks. However, he only pitched in one rookie league game in 1998, a start in which he pitched two hitless innings, due to shoulder surgery. This would be his last game.

On February 28th, 1999, prior to Spring Training, Robinson was killed in an auto accident in Arizona. His teammate John Rosengren, who was driving the vehicle, was charged with second-degree murder in the alcohol-related accident.

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