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salty99
05-06-2010, 11:16 AM
at his home in Florida at age 83 of natural causes

Paulwny
05-06-2010, 01:42 PM
He never threw at batters, yet he was a 20 game winner numerous times.
RIP

SI1020
05-06-2010, 01:49 PM
Check out his stats from 1950-55. He pitched on some wretched Phillies teams, which hurt his W-L record. He was still effective late in his career with the Baltimore Orioles. Roberts was a native of Springfield, Illinois.

LITTLE NELL
05-06-2010, 03:42 PM
Saw him pitch against the Cubs in Wrigley back in 1957.
RIP Robin.

Medford Bobby
05-06-2010, 05:36 PM
http://www.1954bowmansets.com/images/RobertsFront.jpg

Lip Man 1
05-06-2010, 07:06 PM
ML: Gary (Peters), two of your games with the Sox stand out in your career. Id like to ask you about them and see what you remember. The first one came on the night of July 15, 1963. You threw a one hitter against the Orioles striking out thirteen.

GP: "I remember that when I was warming up I felt alright, not great. When I got to the mound and started pitching, my stuff was exceptional. That night my slider was so good nobody could hit it. Ive talked with some of the Orioles over the years like Brooks Robinson, and they said the same thing. I threw one ball to Jackie Brandt that J.C. (Martin) just completely missed. He wanted the pitch inside and I threw a cross seam fastball like Sandy Koufax and it just took off. Brandt was scared on that pitch. The only hit came from Robin Roberts, their pitcher. He lives a few miles from me and over the years hes reminded me about that! I threw him a fastball and he hit it on the hands and blooped it over the infield into short right."

Lip

Viva Medias B's
05-06-2010, 08:52 PM
Check out his stats from 1950-55. He pitched on some wretched Phillies teams, which hurt his W-L record. He was still effective late in his career with the Baltimore Orioles. Roberts was a native of Springfield, Illinois.

The minor league baseball stadium in Springfield is named for him.

Requisat in pace, Robin Roberts

doublem23
05-06-2010, 09:44 PM
Weird, last night in my insomniac fueled Wikipedia scavenging, I read all about Roberts. I never knew he was from Illinois.

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