Frank Robinson appeared in 146 Major League games during the 1959 regular season. The chart below is a comprehensive analysis of the games Robinson appeared in, specifically relating to his 1959 hitting statistics. Notes: The Date / Box field has a link to the box score from the game being described. If the Date is followed by an asterisk (*), Robinson started during that game at the first position listed in the Position(s) column. Cumulative monthly totals are provided where applicable.
"'I won the fight.' His teammates, who had seen the one-sided affair, stared questioningly. 'I had a homer and a double,' explained Robby, 'drove in one run, scored another and made a catch that robbed ( Eddie ) Mathews of an extra-base hit. We won the second game 4-0. I won the fight.' Interesting logic? Maybe so. But it is the kind of thinking that has made Frank Robinson one of the most startling men in baseball and a nostalgic carry-back to the old days of the game - the days of hard hitting and harder fielding, of bench sniping, occassional brawls and plain old cussedness. Robinson has variously been called a sorehead, a sadist and a 'black Ty Cobb .' He has been dismissed as a loafer and criticized as a viciously agressive player. Says Robinson himself, in phrases reminisecent of Cobb : 'I am not a fancy guy, not a glamour boy. I don't believe I intrigue the fans and obviously I don't interest the sportswriters. All that I am is an uncomplicated, single-minded guy. And my single-mindedness is baseball." - Ebony Magazine (September 1966, 'FRANK ROBINSON: HAWK AMONG THE ORIOLES', Page 88) [ Frank Robinson Quotes ]
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Frank Robinson 1959 Game by Game Batting Logs
Did you know that Frank Robinson appeared in 73 games at home, had 273 at-bats, drove in 76 runs, scored 56 times, had 97 hits (13 doubles / 1 triples / 26 home runs), walked 27 times (7 intentional), struck out 38 times, was hit by a pitcher 4 times, sacrificed 6 times (0 hits & 6 flies), and finished at home with a .355 batting average, .412 on base percentage and .695 slugging average?
On the road, Frank Robinson appeared in 73 games, had 267 at-bats, drove in 49 runs, scored 50 times, had 71 hits (18 doubles / 3 triples / 10 home runs), walked 42 times (2 intentional), struck out 55 times, was hit by a pitcher 4 times, sacrificed 3 times (0 hits & 3 flies), and finished at home with a .265 batting average, .370 on base percentage and .468 slugging average?
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