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Robin Roberts

Robin Evan Roberts

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: September 30, 1926 in Springfield, IL
High School: Lanphier HS (Springfield, IL)
School: Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Signed
by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 18, 1948 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Orioles/Astros/Cubs 1948-1966

Final Game: September 3, 1966 (Age 39)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1976 (337/388 ballots).
   View Robin Roberts Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: May 6, 2010 in Temple Terrace, FL
Cremated
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1948 PHI NL 21 P 20 20 9 146.2 21 2 17 2 1 .905 1.17 0.95 .963 2.11 2.08 7 5 42% 0
1949 PHI NL 22 P 43 31 11 226.2 34 10 23 1 4 .971 1.31 0.77 .953 2.04 2.02 3 1 25% 42% 0
1950 PHI NL 23 P 40 39 21 304.1 74 22 50 2 6 .973 2.13 1.80 .961 2.12 2.10 8 7 47% 43% 0 AS,MVP-7
1951 PHI NL 24 P 44 39 22 315.0 63 24 37 2 3 .968 1.74 1.39 .962 2.14 2.14 6 9 60% 43% 0 AS,MVP-13
1952 PHI NL 25 P 39 37 30 330.0 71 26 44 1 1 .986 1.91 1.79 .953 2.18 2.16 6 3 33% 44% 0 AS,MVP-2
1953 PHI NL 26 P 44 41 33 346.2 70 16 51 3 7 .957 1.74 1.52 .956 2.06 2.02 7 4 36% 0 AS,MVP-6
1954 PHI NL 27 P 45 38 29 336.2 54 15 38 1 3 .981 1.42 1.18 .960 2.07 2.06 10 4 29% 45% 1 AS,MVP-7
1955 PHI NL 28 P 41 38 26 305.0 47 19 26 2 1 .957 1.33 1.10 .950 2.04 2.02 8 3 27% 44% 0 AS,MVP-5
1956 PHI NL 29 P 43 37 22 297.1 64 12 50 2 4 .969 1.88 1.44 .966 2.05 2.03 11 2 15% 41% 0 AS,MVP-23
1957 PHI NL 30 P 39 32 14 249.2 64 26 38 0 1 1.000 2.31 1.64 .962 2.06 2.08 18 3 14% 39% 0
1958 PHI NL 31 P 35 34 21 269.2 51 17 34 0 0 1.000 1.70 1.46 .955 1.97 1.96 8 3 27% 39% 0
1959 PHI NL 32 P 35 35 19 257.1 61 22 38 1 2 .984 2.10 1.71 .954 1.99 1.97 18 4 18% 38% 1
1960 PHI NL 33 P 35 33 13 237.1 47 21 24 2 2 .957 1.71 1.29 .962 2.09 2.08 26 7 21% 40% 1
1961 PHI NL 34 P 26 18 2 117.0 21 6 15 0 1 1.000 1.62 0.81 .959 2.18 2.15 6 8 57% 38% 0
1962 BAL AL 35 P 27 25 6 191.1 47 24 21 2 4 .957 2.12 1.67 .958 2.08 2.07 10 5 33% 36% 0
1963 BAL AL 36 P 35 35 9 251.1 58 24 31 3 1 .948 1.97 1.57 .955 1.99 2.00 11 2 15% 33% 0
1964 BAL AL 37 P 31 31 8 204.0 36 9 26 1 2 .972 1.54 1.13 .957 1.90 1.89 8 6 43% 37% 0
1965 TOT MLB 38 P 30 25 8 190.2 39 14 21 4 1 .897 1.65 1.17 .953 2.06 2.05 6 7 54% 35% 0
1965 BAL AL 38 P 20 15 5 114.2 25 7 16 2 1 .920 1.81 1.15 .951 2.04 2.03 4 4 50% 34% 0
1965 HOU NL 38 P 10 10 3 76.0 14 7 5 2 0 .857 1.42 1.20 .956 2.08 2.08 2 3 60% 36% 0
1966 TOT NL 39 P 24 21 2 112.0 26 7 17 2 1 .923 1.93 1.00 .947 1.96 1.96 7 5 42% 40% 0
1966 HOU NL 39 P 13 12 1 63.2 12 2 9 1 0 .917 1.55 0.85 .947 1.96 1.96 5 3 38% 40% 0
1966 CHC NL 39 P 11 9 1 48.1 14 5 8 1 1 .929 2.42 1.18 .947 1.96 1.96 2 2 50% 40% 0
19 Seasons P 676 609 305 4688.2 948 316 601 31 45 .967 1.76 1.36 .957 2.06 2.05 184 88 32% 36% 3
19 Seasons TOT 676 609 305 4688.2 948 316 601 31 45 .967 1.76 1.36 .957 2.06 2.05 184 88 32% 36% 3
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1948 PHI NL 21 P
1949 PHI NL 22 P
1950 PHI NL 23 P
1951 PHI NL 24 P
1952 PHI NL 25 P
1953 PHI NL 26 P
1954 PHI NL 27 P
1955 PHI NL 28 P
1956 PHI NL 29 P
1957 PHI NL 30 P
1958 PHI NL 31 P
1959 PHI NL 32 P
1960 PHI NL 33 P
1961 PHI NL 34 P
1962 BAL AL 35 P
1963 BAL AL 36 P
1964 BAL AL 37 P
1965 BAL AL 38 P
1965 HOU NL 38 P
1966 HOU NL 39 P
1966 CHC NL 39 P
19 Seasons P
19 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1948 PHI NL 21 21 20 21 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1949 PHI NL 22 43 31 43 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1950 PHI NL 23 40 39 40 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 PHI NL 24 44 39 44 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 PHI NL 25 39 37 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1953 PHI NL 26 44 41 44 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 PHI NL 27 45 38 45 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 PHI NL 28 51 38 51 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1956 PHI NL 29 43 37 43 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 PHI NL 30 39 32 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 PHI NL 31 36 34 36 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1959 PHI NL 32 35 35 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1960 PHI NL 33 35 33 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 PHI NL 34 26 18 26 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 BAL AL 35 27 25 27 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 BAL AL 36 35 35 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 BAL AL 37 31 31 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 BAL AL 38 20 15 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 HOU NL 38 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 HOU NL 39 13 12 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 CHC NL 39 11 9 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Seasons 688 609 688 676 676 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1948 PHI NL 21 494 79% 22% 15 93% 0 2 0 0 13 11 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 3 67%
1949 PHI NL 22 688 82% 22% 20 95% 0 7 1 3 16 13 3 1 0 1 0 1 3 3 3 0 3 100%
1950 PHI NL 23 1187 83% 27% 53 91% 1 21 3 16 46 36 5 2 0 1 1 2 6 4 5 1 7 71%
1951 PHI NL 24 1131 86% 24% 41 85% 0 20 2 16 32 23 6 2 0 2 0 2 3 3 3 0 8 63%
1952 PHI NL 25 1122 86% 25% 44 93% 1 20 4 16 38 30 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 9 89%
1953 PHI NL 26 1229 83% 23% 53 87% 1 13 2 11 46 38 4 2 0 1 1 1 5 3 3 2 8 88%
1954 PHI NL 27 1284 83% 22% 45 91% 0 15 1 8 37 28 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 2 1 10 90%
1955 PHI NL 28 1203 84% 25% 36 92% 1 18 1 14 29 26 3 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 6 83%
1956 PHI NL 29 1226 85% 20% 60 93% 0 10 5 2 50 40 6 2 0 1 1 2 4 2 4 0 12 83%
1957 PHI NL 30 1034 86% 25% 39 97% 0 27 0 24 37 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 75%
1958 PHI NL 31 1116 85% 26% 39 90% 1 17 1 14 35 29 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 80%
1959 PHI NL 32 1075 86% 27% 45 91% 0 22 3 13 40 34 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 9 78%
1960 PHI NL 33 981 87% 27% 27 89% 0 20 1 17 23 20 1 2 0 0 2 1 2 1 2 0 4 50%
1961 PHI NL 34 509 88% 24% 18 83% 1 6 0 5 15 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 7 71%
1962 BAL AL 35 774 83% 25% 24 92% 0 24 1 19 22 17 4 2 0 0 2 0 4 1 3 1 4 100%
1963 BAL AL 36 1014 85% 25% 37 89% 0 24 2 20 29 28 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 9 89%
1964 BAL AL 37 847 83% 22% 30 97% 0 8 0 7 28 23 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 0 3 100%
1965 BAL AL 38 469 84% 22% 16 94% 0 7 1 5 14 12 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 100%
1965 HOU NL 38 293 87% 27% 9 89% 0 6 1 4 7 6 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1966 HOU NL 39 273 91% 22% 10 90% 0 2 0 2 9 8 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1966 CHC NL 39 210 85% 27% 12 67% 1 5 0 5 8 7 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0
19 Seasons 18159 85% 24% 673 91% 7 294 29 221 574 473 53 30 4 14 12 16 42 28 36 6 114 82%
MLB Averages 80% 27% 89% 82%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1973 BBWAA (56.1%)
1974 BBWAA (61.4%)
1975 BBWAA (72.7%)
1976 BBWAA (86.9%)
Selected to HOF in 1976 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1950 (P)
1951 (P)
1952
1953 (P)
1954 (P)
1955 (P)
1956

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1950 NL (7, 20%)
1951 NL (13, 8%)
1952 NL (2, 63%)
1953 NL (6, 32%)
1954 NL (7, 21%)
1955 NL (5, 47%)
1956 NL (23, 2%)
1.93 Career Shares (98th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
1950 NL  22 (4th)
1951 NL  24 (2nd)
1952 NL  26 (3rd)
1953 NL  16 (3rd)
1954 NL  15 (5th)
1955 NL  19 (4th)
1957 NL  26 (2nd)
1958 NL  17 (4th)
1959 NL  22 (3rd)
1962 AL  24 (3rd)
1963 AL  24 (5th)
Career  316 (17th)

Assists as P s c a p y
1953 NL  51 (4th)
1956 NL  50 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1950 NL  1.80 (4th)
1958 NL  1.46 (5th)
1959 NL  1.71 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1954 NL  .981 (4th)
1957 NL  1.000 (1st)
1958 NL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1964 AL  born 1926-09-30 (7th)
1965 AL  born 1926-09-30 (4th)
1965 NL  born 1926-09-30 (4th)
1966 NL  born 1926-09-30 (1st)

                                         

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