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Wilbert Robinson

Wilbert Robinson (Uncle Robbie)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: June 29, 1864 in Bolton, MA(All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1886 (Age 21.294)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1886 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/Athletics/Cardinals 1886-1902

Final Game: September 29, 1902 (Age 38.092)
Died: August 8, 1934 in Atlanta, GA
Buried: New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, MD
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Old Timers Committee as Manager in 1945. No induction ceremony in Cooperstown held (until 2013).
   View Wilbert Robinson Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Relatives: Brother of Fred Robinson
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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 G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1886 PHA AA 22 C 61 419 265 109 45 12 .893 6.13 .910 7.19 87 0 0
1886 PHA AA 22 1B 22 192 171 9 12 14 .938 8.18 .968 10.27
1886 PHA AA 22 OF 5 7 6 0 1 0 .857 1.20 .877 1.80 0-4-1
1887 PHA AA 23 C 67 464 281 137 46 9 .901 6.24 .893 6.26 82 0 0
1887 PHA AA 23 1B 3 15 10 1 4 0 .733 3.67 .971 9.87
1887 PHA AA 23 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00 0-1-0
1888 PHA AA 24 C 65 609 428 143 38 5 .938 8.78 .914 7.13 53 0 0
1888 PHA AA 24 1B 1 10 9 0 1 2 .900 9.00 .976 10.60
1889 PHA AA 25 C 69 420 290 106 24 8 .943 5.74 .917 6.26 33 0 0
1890 TOT AA 26 C 93 649 495 114 40 12 .938 6.55 .925 6.49 26 259 106 29% 38%
1890 PHA AA 26 C 82 554 412 103 39 9 .930 6.28 .925 6.49 22 235 95 29% 38%
1890 BAL AA 26 C 11 95 83 11 1 3 .989 8.55 .925 6.49 4 24 11 31% 38%
1890 BAL AA 26 1B 3 22 20 1 1 1 .955 7.00 .973 10.30
1891 BAL AA 27 C 92 519 415 80 24 11 .954 5.38 .929 6.19 35 116 66 36% 38%
1891 BAL AA 27 OF 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 .910 1.90 0-0-1
1892 BLN NL 28 C 87 454 332 86 36 8 .921 4.80 .936 5.87 27 144 68 32% 37%
1892 BLN NL 28 1B 2 19 17 0 2 3 .895 8.50 .976 10.55
1892 BLN NL 28 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.90 0-0-1
1893 BLN NL 29 C 93 445 349 70 26 8 .942 4.51 .936 4.78 26 171 61 26% 37%
1893 BLN NL 29 1B 1 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 3.00 .977 10.60
1894 BLN NL 30 C 109 481 370 84 27 8 .944 4.17 .924 4.60 24 164 91 36% 37%
1895 BLN NL 31 C 75 328 243 78 7 6 .979 4.28 .938 4.63 11 86 80 48% 37%
1896 BLN NL 32 C 67 325 260 48 17 5 .948 4.60 .943 4.59 13 110 53 33% 37%
1897 BLN NL 33 C 48 230 186 36 8 2 .965 4.63 .948 4.73 10 72 31 30% 37%
1898 BLN NL 34 C 77 373 288 72 13 4 .965 4.68 .953 4.82 11 72 60 45% 44%
1899 BLN NL 35 C 105 389 286 83 20 2 .949 3.51 .952 4.59 13 114 84 42% 44%
1900 STL NL 36 C 54 268 189 72 7 3 .974 4.83 .949 4.98 18 80 62 44% 44%
1901 BLA AL 37 C 67 312 235 61 16 4 .949 4.42 .950 4.97 5 80 55 41% 44%
1902 BLA AL 38 C 87 355 262 75 18 4 .949 3.87 .957 4.90 17 118 64 35% 44%
17 Seasons C 1316 7040 5174 1454 412 111 .941 5.04 .931 5.43 491 1586 881 36% 39%
6 Seasons 1B 32 261 228 13 20 20 .923 7.53 .970 10.27
4 Seasons OF 8 8 6 0 2 0 .750 0.75 .881 1.85 0-5-3
17 Seasons TOT 1356 7309 5408 1467 434 131 .941 5.07 .932 5.52 0-5-3 491 1586 881 36% 39%
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G PB WP 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

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1886 PHA AA 22 87 87 0 61 22 0 0 0 0 4 1 5 0
1887 PHA AA 23 68 68 0 67 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
1888 PHA AA 24 66 66 0 65 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1889 PHA AA 25 69 69 0 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1890 PHA AA 26 82 82 0 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1890 BAL AA 26 14 14 0 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1891 BAL AA 27 93 93 0 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1892 BLN NL 28 90 90 0 87 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1893 BLN NL 29 95 95 0 93 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1894 BLN NL 30 109 109 0 109 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1895 BLN NL 31 77 77 0 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1896 BLN NL 32 67 67 0 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1897 BLN NL 33 48 48 0 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1898 BLN NL 34 79 79 0 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1899 BLN NL 35 108 108 0 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1900 STL NL 36 60 60 0 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1901 BLA AL 37 68 68 0 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1902 BLA AL 38 91 91 0 87 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Seasons 1371 1371 0 1316 32 0 0 0 0 5 3 8 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.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 Veterans ( 7.7%)
1937 BBWAA ( 2.5%)
1938 BBWAA ( 6.5%)
1939 BBWAA (16.8%)
1942 BBWAA (38.2%)
1945 BBWAA (32.8%)
1945 Old Timers (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1945
by Old Timers Committee

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1887 AA  67 (4th)
1888 AA  65 (5th)
1889 AA  69 (4th)
1890 AA  93 (2nd)
1891 AA  92 (3rd)
1893 NL  93 (1st)
1894 NL  109 (1st)
1899 NL  105 (1st)
1902 AL  87 (1st)
Career  1,316 (50th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1887 AA  281 (5th)
1888 AA  428 (1st)
1890 AA  495 (2nd)
1891 AA  415 (5th)
1893 NL  349 (1st)
1894 NL  370 (2nd)
1896 NL  260 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1886 AA  109 (5th)
1887 AA  137 (3rd)
1888 AA  143 (1st)
1889 AA  106 (5th)
1890 AA  114 (5th)
1895 NL  78 (4th)
Career  1,454 (8th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1887 AA  46 (5th)
1888 AA  38 (5th)
1890 AA  40 (2nd)
1892 NL  36 (5th)
1893 NL  26 (4th)
1902 AL  18 (4th)
Career  412 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1886 AA  12 (3rd)
1887 AA  9 (2nd)
1889 AA  8 (4th)
1890 AA  12 (2nd)
1891 AA  11 (1st)
1893 NL  8 (5th)
Career  111 (35th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1886 AA  87 (3rd)
1887 AA  82 (1st)
1888 AA  53 (2nd)
1891 AA  35 (4th)
1893 NL  26 (4th)
1894 NL  24 (3rd)
1902 AL  17 (2nd)
Career  491 (6th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1890 AA  259 (1st)
1893 NL  171 (2nd)
1894 NL  164 (4th)
1902 AL  118 (1st)
Career  1,586 (3rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1890 AA  106 (5th)
Career  881 (17th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1895 NL  48.2 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1887 AA  6.24 (3rd)
1888 AA  8.78 (1st)
1890 AA  6.55 (3rd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1890 AA  .938 (4th)
1891 AA  .954 (2nd)
1893 NL  .942 (5th)
1894 NL  .944 (4th)
1895 NL  .979 (1st)
1898 NL  .965 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1900 NL  born 1864-06-29 (5th)
1901 AL  born 1864-06-29 (4th)
1902 AL  born 1864-06-29 (5th)

                                         

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