Wilbert Robinson Stats

Wilbert Robinson was born on Wednesday, June 29, 1864, in Bolton, Massachusetts. Robinson was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 19, 1886, with the Philadelphia Athletics. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Wilbert Robinson baseball stats page.

"In 1891 (Wilbert) Robinson played for Baltimore in the American Association, which became Baltimore in the National League when the American Association folded. The Old Orioles; the most famous team of their time. Joe Kelley , Willie Keeler , Steve Brodie , Dan Brouthers , Sadie McMahon , Heinie Reitz , John McGraw . McGraw and Robinson were the best of friends, an odd couple; McGraw was tough, pugnacious, sensitive, and widely hated; Robinson was easy-going, gregarious, affectionate, and much beloved - but just as tough as McGraw on the field. Defying his body type, Robinson was agile and surprisingly fast, but had no power." - Author Bill James in The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract (Bill James, Free Press Publishing, 100 Greatest Catchers. #86. Wilbert Robinson , 06/13/2003, Page 423)
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Birth Name:
Wilbert Robinson
Nickname:
Uncle Robbie
Born On:
06-29-1864  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Bolton, Massachusetts
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-08-1934 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Atlanta, Georgia
Cemetery:
New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland Click For Grave Photo
High School:
None Attended
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-08
Player Weight Chart Weight:
215
First Game:
04-19-1886 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-29-1902
Draft:
Not Applicable
Wilbert Robinson

Wilbert Robinson Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Wilbert Robinson

Wilbert Robinson Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1886 22 Athletics 87 342 57 69 11 3 1 0 30 21 - - - - 3 - .202 .254 .260
1887 23 Athletics 68 264 28 60 6 2 1 0 24 14 - 15 - - 1 - .227 .269 .223
1888 24 Athletics 66 254 32 62 7 2 1 0 31 9 - 26 - - 0 - .244 .270 .299
1889 25 Athletics 69 264 31 61 13 2 0 0 28 6 - 34 - - 1 - .231 .251 .295
1890 26 Athletics 82 329 32 78 13 4 4 0 42 16 - - - - 3 - .237 .279 .337
1890 26 Orioles 14 48 7 13 1 0 0 0 4 3 - - - - 0 - .271 .314 .292
1891 27 Orioles 93 334 25 72 8 5 2 0 46 16 - 37 - - 0 - .216 .251 .287
1892 28 Orioles 90 330 36 88 14 4 2 0 57 15 - 35 - - 2 - .267 .303 .352
1893 29 Orioles 95 359 49 120 21 3 3 0 57 26 - 22 - - 2 - .334 .382 .435
1894 30 Orioles 109 414 69 146 21 4 1 0 98 46 - 18 11 - 3 - .353 .421 .430
1895 31 Orioles 77 282 38 74 19 1 0 0 48 12 - 19 6 - 1 - .262 .295 .337
1896 32 Orioles 67 245 43 85 9 6 2 0 38 14 - 13 4 - 1 - .347 .385 .457
1897 33 Orioles 48 181 25 57 9 0 0 0 23 8 - 8 1 - 1 - .315 .347 .365
1898 34 Orioles 79 289 29 80 12 2 0 0 38 16 - 18 7 - 1 - .277 .317 .332
1899 35 Orioles 108 356 40 101 15 2 0 0 47 31 - 25 6 - 2 - .284 .344 .337
1900 36 Cardinals 60 210 26 52 5 1 0 0 28 11 - 20 1 - 2 - .248 .291 .281
1901 37 Orioles 68 239 32 72 12 3 0 0 26 10 - 16 3 - 2 - .301 .335 .377
1902 38 Orioles 91 335 38 98 16 7 1 0 57 12 - 17 3 - 2 - .293 .321 .391
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
17 Years 1,371 5,075 637 1,388 212 51 18 0 722 286 - 323 42 - 27 - .273 .316 .346
Wilbert Robinson

Wilbert Robinson Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1886 Athletics 1B 22 - - 192 8.7 180 171 9 12 14 n/a n/a n/a .938 0.00
1886 Athletics C 61 - - 419 6.9 374 265 109 45 12 87 - - .893 0.00
1886 Athletics OF 5 - - 7 1.4 6 6 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 0.00
1887 Athletics 1B 3 - - 15 5.0 11 10 1 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .733 0.00
1887 Athletics C 67 - - 464 6.9 418 281 137 46 9 82 - - .901 0.00
1887 Athletics CF 1 - - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1888 Athletics 1B 1 - - 10 10.0 9 9 0 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .900 0.00
1888 Athletics C 65 - - 609 9.4 571 428 143 38 5 53 - - .938 0.00
1889 Athletics C 69 - - 420 6.1 396 290 106 24 8 33 - - .943 0.00
1890 Athletics C 82 - - 554 6.8 515 412 103 39 10 22 235 95 .930 0.00
1890 Orioles 1B 3 - - 22 7.3 21 20 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .955 0.00
1890 Orioles C 11 - - 95 8.6 94 83 11 1 3 4 24 11 .989 0.00
1891 Orioles C 92 - - 519 5.6 495 415 80 24 11 35 116 77 .954 0.00
1891 Orioles RF 1 - - 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1892 Orioles 1B 2 - - 19 9.5 17 17 0 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .895 0.00
1892 Orioles C 87 - - 454 5.2 418 332 86 36 8 27 144 68 .921 0.00
1892 Orioles RF 1 - - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1893 Orioles 1B 1 - - 3 3.0 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1893 Orioles C 93 - - 445 4.8 419 349 70 26 8 26 171 61 .942 0.00
1894 Orioles C 109 - - 481 4.4 454 370 84 27 8 24 164 91 .944 0.00
1895 Orioles C 75 - - 328 4.4 321 243 78 7 6 11 86 80 .979 0.00
1896 Orioles C 67 - - 325 4.9 308 260 48 17 5 13 110 53 .948 0.00
1897 Orioles C 48 - - 230 4.8 222 186 36 8 2 10 72 31 .965 0.00
1898 Orioles C 77 - - 373 4.8 360 288 72 13 4 11 72 60 .965 0.00
1899 Orioles C 105 - - 389 3.7 369 286 83 20 2 13 114 84 .949 0.00
1900 Cardinals C 54 - - 268 5.0 261 189 72 7 3 18 80 62 .974 0.00
1901 Orioles C 67 - - 312 4.7 296 235 61 16 4 5 80 55 .949 0.00
1902 Orioles C 87 - - 355 4.1 337 262 75 18 4 17 118 64 .949 0.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
C Totals 1,316 0 0 7,040 5.3 6,628 5,174 1,454 412 112 491 1,586 892 .941 0.00
1B Totals 32 0 0 261 8.2 241 228 13 20 20 n/a n/a n/a .923 0.00
OF Totals 5 0 0 7 1.4 6 6 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 0.00
RF Totals 2 0 0 1 0.5 0 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
CF Totals 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
17 Years 1,356 - - 7,309 5.4 6,875 5,408 1,467 434 132 491 1,586 892 .941 0.00
Wilbert Robinson

Wilbert Robinson Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1886 Athletics 33 - - 0 0 n/a 342.0 0.0 11.4 - - -
1887 Athletics 15 - - 0 0 n/a 264.0 17.6 11.0 - - -
1888 Athletics 11 - - 0 0 n/a 254.0 9.8 8.2 - - -
1889 Athletics 9 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.8 9.4 - - -
1890 Athletics 20 - - 0 0 n/a 82.3 0.0 7.8 - - -
1890 Orioles 1 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 12.0 - - -
1891 Orioles 18 - - 0 0 n/a 167.0 9.0 7.3 - - -
1892 Orioles 5 - - 0 0 n/a 165.0 9.4 5.8 - - -
1893 Orioles 17 - - 0 0 n/a 119.7 16.3 6.3 - - -
1894 Orioles 12 - - 0 0 n/a 414.0 23.0 4.2 - - -
1895 Orioles 11 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 14.8 5.9 - - -
1896 Orioles 9 - - 0 0 n/a 122.5 18.8 6.4 - - -
1897 Orioles 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 22.6 7.9 - - -
1898 Orioles 3 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 16.1 7.6 - - -
1899 Orioles 5 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 14.2 7.6 - - -
1900 Cardinals 7 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 10.5 7.5 - - -
1901 Orioles 9 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 14.9 9.2 - - -
1902 Orioles 11 - - 0 0 n/a 335.0 19.7 5.9 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
17 Years 196 - - 0 0 n/a 281.9 15.7 7.0 - - -
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Did you know that Wilbert Robinson, on June 10, 1892, became the first player in Major League history to record seven hits in a seven at-bats during a 9-inning game ? His truly incredible record remain unmatched until a Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman tied the unbreakable mark in September 16, 1975 ! Do you know who it was? [ Answer ]
Wilbert Robinson Record Setting Box Score
Wilbert Robinson | The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 1892

Wilbert Robinson also drove in eleven runs [ RBI Records ] during that historic game (box score above), another Major League record that appeared unbreakable, until Jim Bottomley had a 12-RBI game on September 16, 1924 !

Those hitting feats are amazing, but as you can see, they have since been duplicated or surpassed. Here is a record set by Uncle Robbie that will never be duplicated or surpassed:

Wilbert Robinson, on September 7, 1896, caught all three games of a triple-header ( NOT a typo, we meant to write triple-header) and did not commit a single error behind the plate during game 1, game 2, or game 3 of that historic triple header! The box:

Wilbert Robinson Triple Header Box Score
Wilbert Robinson Catches Triple Header | The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 1896

In 1945, The Baseball Writers' Association of America did not elect any players to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. However, The Old Timers Committee selected Roger Bresnahan , Dan Brouthers , Fred Clarke , Jimmy Collins , Ed Delahanty , Hugh Duffy , Hughie Jennings , King Kelly , Jim O'Rourke , and Wilbert Robinson!
Wilbert Robinson Hall of Fame Plaque
Wilbert Robinson | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1942 ( HOF )

Last-Modified: April 5, 2018 5:17 AM EST

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