Robin Roberts Stats

Robin Roberts was born on Thursday, September 30, 1926, in Springfield, Illinois. Roberts was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 18, 1948, with the Philadelphia Phillies. 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 Robin Roberts baseball stats page.

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"I stood out there in total isolation. Nothing bothered me. I would concentrate to the point where I would not even see the batter; I would only see the bat as he swung. When I was pitching well, I saw only the catcher." - Robin Roberts in Baseball between the lines: Baseball in the '40s and '50s as told by the men who played it (Donald Honig; Coward, McCann & Geoghegan; 1976) [ Robin Roberts Quotes ]

Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#288 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991top05' title='1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Robin Roberts Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#288 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Robin Evan Roberts
Nickname:
None
Born On:
09-30-1926  (Libra)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Springfield, Illinois
Year of Death Data Died On:
05-06-2010 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Temple Terrace, Florida
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Lanphier High School (Springfield, IL)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
06-18-1948 (Age 21)
Last Game:
08-29-1966
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $25,000

Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts Pitching Stats

1948 22 Phillies 20 20 0 7 9 .438 3.19 9 0 0 146.2 604 148 52 63 10 61 6 84 1 4 0 -
1949 23 Phillies 43 31 9 15 15 .500 3.69 11 3 4 226.2 933 229 93 101 15 75 4 95 1 5 0 -
1950 24 Phillies 40 39 1 20 11 .645 3.02 21 5 1 304.1 1,228 282 102 112 29 77 6 146 2 2 0 -
1951 25 Phillies 44 39 4 21 15 .583 3.03 22 6 2 315.0 1,274 284 106 115 20 64 2 127 4 3 0 -
1952 26 Phillies 39 37 2 28 7 .800 2.59 30 3 2 330.0 1,310 292 95 104 22 45 4 148 3 5 0 -
1953 27 Phillies 44 41 2 23 16 .590 2.75 33 5 2 346.2 1,412 324 106 119 30 61 11 198 3 2 0 -
1954 28 Phillies 45 38 6 23 15 .605 2.97 29 4 4 336.2 1,331 289 111 116 35 56 7 185 2 5 0 -
1955 29 Phillies 41 38 3 23 14 .622 3.28 26 1 3 305.0 1,256 292 111 137 41 53 3 160 3 2 0 -
1956 30 Phillies 43 37 6 19 18 .514 4.45 22 1 3 297.1 1,228 328 147 155 46 40 3 157 2 2 0 -
1957 31 Phillies 39 32 5 10 22 .313 4.07 14 2 2 249.2 1,033 246 113 122 40 43 16 128 0 1 0 -
1958 32 Phillies 35 34 0 17 14 .548 3.24 21 1 0 269.2 1,116 270 97 112 30 51 5 130 2 2 0 -
1959 33 Phillies 35 35 0 15 17 .469 4.27 19 2 0 257.1 1,075 267 122 137 34 35 4 137 1 5 2 -
1960 34 Phillies 35 33 2 12 16 .429 4.02 13 2 1 237.1 982 256 106 113 31 34 7 122 0 2 0 -
1961 35 Phillies 26 18 3 1 10 .091 5.85 2 0 0 117.0 512 154 76 85 19 23 6 54 1 2 0 -
1962 36 Orioles 27 25 1 10 9 .526 2.78 6 0 0 191.1 774 176 59 63 17 41 7 102 2 4 0 -
1963 37 Orioles 35 35 0 14 13 .519 3.33 9 2 0 251.1 1,014 230 93 100 35 40 8 124 0 3 0 -
1964 38 Orioles 31 31 0 13 7 .650 2.91 8 4 0 204.0 846 203 66 69 18 52 6 109 2 3 1 -
1965 39 Orioles 20 15 2 5 7 .417 3.37 5 1 0 114.2 469 110 43 51 17 20 3 63 1 1 0 -
1965 39 Astros 10 10 0 5 2 .714 1.89 3 2 0 76.0 293 61 16 22 1 10 1 34 1 0 0 -
1966 40 Astros 13 12 1 3 5 .375 3.82 1 1 1 63.2 274 79 27 31 7 10 0 26 0 1 0 -
1966 40 Cubs 11 9 2 2 3 .400 6.14 1 0 0 48.1 210 62 33 35 8 11 0 28 2 0 0 -
19 Years 676 609 49 286 245 .539 3.41 305 45 25 4,688.2 19,174 4,582 1,774 1,962 505 902 109 2,357 33 54 3 -

Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts Hitting Stats

1948 22 Phillies 21 44 1 11 2 0 1 0 5 6 0 16 3 0 0 1 .250 .340 .364
1949 23 Phillies 43 67 2 5 1 0 0 0 4 7 0 18 5 0 0 2 .075 .162 .090
1950 24 Phillies 40 102 1 12 0 0 0 0 7 8 0 39 7 0 0 3 .118 .182 .118
1951 25 Phillies 44 87 8 15 2 0 0 0 4 20 0 27 14 2 1 0 .172 .327 .195
1952 26 Phillies 39 112 3 14 6 1 0 0 7 11 0 19 13 1 1 4 .125 .208 .196
1953 27 Phillies 44 123 14 22 5 1 1 0 7 7 0 29 9 0 1 4 .179 .229 .260
1954 28 Phillies 45 122 11 15 6 1 0 0 6 5 0 34 4 2 0 2 .123 .155 .189
1955 29 Phillies 51 107 12 27 9 4 2 0 13 18 0 18 5 0 0 2 .252 .360 .467
1956 30 Phillies 43 100 8 20 2 1 1 0 8 6 0 13 3 2 1 3 .200 .248 .270
1957 31 Phillies 39 80 5 13 4 0 0 0 6 4 0 16 4 1 0 2 .163 .200 .213
1958 32 Phillies 36 99 12 20 5 1 0 0 9 7 0 15 3 0 0 2 .202 .255 .273
1959 33 Phillies 35 89 6 17 5 0 0 0 3 5 0 23 2 0 1 4 .191 .242 .247
1960 34 Phillies 35 79 6 12 1 0 0 0 4 6 0 26 4 0 0 0 .152 .212 .165
1961 35 Phillies 26 33 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11 1 0 1 1 .091 .143 .091
1962 36 Orioles 27 52 3 10 1 0 0 0 2 5 0 13 7 1 1 1 .192 .271 .212
1963 37 Orioles 35 79 7 16 1 0 0 0 8 5 0 12 8 0 0 1 .203 .250 .215
1964 38 Orioles 31 68 3 9 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 21 4 0 1 3 .132 .192 .147
1965 39 Orioles 20 35 1 6 2 0 0 0 7 2 0 9 3 0 0 2 .171 .216 .229
1965 39 Astros 10 21 1 5 2 1 0 0 3 4 0 4 3 0 0 0 .238 .360 .429
1966 40 Astros 13 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 3 0 0 0 .063 .167 .063
1966 40 Cubs 11 10 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 3 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200
19 Years 688 1,525 107 255 55 10 5 0 103 135 0 372 108 9 8 37 .167 .237 .226

Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts Fielding Stats

1948 Phillies P 20 20 440 21 1.1 19 2 17 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .905 1.17
1949 Phillies P 43 31 680 34 0.8 33 10 23 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .971 1.31
1950 Phillies P 40 39 913 74 1.9 72 22 50 2 6 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.13
1951 Phillies P 44 39 945 63 1.4 61 24 37 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .968 1.74
1952 Phillies P 39 37 990 71 1.8 70 26 44 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .986 1.91
1953 Phillies P 44 41 1,040 70 1.6 67 16 51 3 7 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.74
1954 Phillies P 45 38 1,010 54 1.2 53 15 38 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .981 1.42
1955 Phillies P 41 38 915 47 1.1 45 19 26 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.33
1956 Phillies P 43 37 892 64 1.5 62 12 50 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .969 1.88
1957 Phillies P 39 32 749 64 1.6 64 26 38 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.31
1958 Phillies P 35 34 809 51 1.5 51 17 34 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.70
1959 Phillies P 35 35 772 61 1.7 60 22 38 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.10
1960 Phillies P 35 33 712 47 1.3 45 21 24 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .957 1.71
1961 Phillies P 26 18 351 21 0.8 21 6 15 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.62
1962 Orioles P 27 25 574 47 1.7 45 24 21 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.12
1963 Orioles P 35 35 754 58 1.7 55 24 31 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .948 1.97
1964 Orioles P 31 31 612 36 1.2 35 9 26 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.54
1965 Orioles P 20 15 344 25 1.3 23 7 16 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .920 1.81
1965 Astros P 10 10 228 14 1.4 12 7 5 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 1.42
1966 Astros P 13 12 191 12 0.9 11 2 9 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .917 1.55
1966 Cubs P 11 9 145 14 1.3 13 5 8 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .929 2.42
P Totals 676 609 14,066 948 1.4 917 316 601 31 45 n/a n/a n/a .967 1.76
19 Years 676 609 14,066 948 1.4 917 316 601 31 45 n/a n/a n/a .967 1.76

Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts Miscellaneous Stats

1948 Phillies 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 44.0 2.8 8.8 1.38 5.15 3.74
1949 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.7 16.8 1.27 3.77 2.98
1950 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.6 14.6 1.90 4.32 2.28
1951 Phillies 2 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.2 21.8 1.98 3.63 1.83
1952 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.9 16.0 3.29 4.04 1.23
1953 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 123.0 4.2 17.6 3.25 5.14 1.58
1954 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.6 20.3 3.30 4.95 1.50
1955 Phillies 0 0 .000 10 0 n/a 53.5 5.9 8.2 3.02 4.72 1.56
1956 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 100.0 7.7 12.5 3.93 4.75 1.21
1957 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 13.3 2.98 4.61 1.55
1958 Phillies 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 6.6 11.0 2.55 4.34 1.70
1959 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.9 29.7 3.91 4.79 1.22
1960 Phillies 1 1 .500 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 19.8 3.59 4.63 1.29
1961 Phillies 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 2.35 4.15 1.77
1962 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 26.0 2.49 4.80 1.93
1963 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.6 9.9 3.10 4.44 1.43
1964 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.2 0.0 2.10 4.81 2.29
1965 Orioles 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.9 5.0 3.15 4.94 1.57
1965 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.3 7.0 3.40 4.03 1.18
1966 Astros 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.2 0.0 2.60 3.68 1.41
1966 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.5 0.0 2.55 5.21 2.05
19 Years 3 1 .750 12 0 n/a 305.0 4.1 14.8 2.61 4.52 1.73

Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1948 Philadelphia Phillies 36 $15,000.00 - -
1949 Philadelphia Phillies 36 $18,000.00 - -
1950 Philadelphia Phillies 36 $30,000.00 Stats Stats
1951 Philadelphia Phillies 36 $50,000.00 Stats -
1952 Philadelphia Phillies 36 $52,000.00 Stats -
1953 Philadelphia Phillies 36 $57,500.00 Stats -
1954 Philadelphia Phillies 36 $59,000.00 Stats -
1955 Philadelphia Phillies 36 $55,000.00 Stats -
1956 Philadelphia Phillies 36 $55,000.00 Stats -
1957 Philadelphia Phillies 36 $40,000.00 - -
1958 Philadelphia Phillies 36 $37,500.00 - -
1959 Philadelphia Phillies 36 $37,000.00 - -
1960 Philadelphia Phillies 36 $36,500.00 - -
1961 Philadelphia Phillies 36 $35,000.00 - -
1962 Baltimore Orioles 38 $35,000.00 - -
1963 Baltimore Orioles 38 $25,000.00 - -
1964 Baltimore Orioles 38 $15,000.00 - -
1965 Baltimore Orioles 38 $12,500.00 - -
1965 Houston Astros 38 "     " - -
1966 Houston Astros 38 $8,000.00 - -
1966 Chicago Cubs 36 "     " - -
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On July 4, 1948 , Robin Roberts beat the Boston Braves 5-2, his first win against the team. On June 6, 1953 , Roberts beat the Milwaukee Braves 6-2, his first win against the team after they moved from Boston to Milwaukee . On August 2, 1966 , Robin beat the Atlanta Braves 6-5, the first (and only) pitcher in baseball history to defeat the Braves in Boston , Milwaukee , and Atlanta .

Robin Roberts Hall of Fame Plaque
Robin Roberts | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1976 ( HOF )
Did you know that when Robin Roberts joined the 20-wins club on October 1, 1950 , it was the last game of the regular season, it was his first 20-win season (first of six), and he was the Philadelphia ' first 20-game-winner since hall of famer Grover Alexander won thirty games for Philadelphia in 1917 ?

Did you know that Robin Roberts finished his career in Philadelphia with six twenty-win seasons, the most in team history (tied with Grover Alexander )? Next in line are Steve Carlton (5x), Charlie Ferguson (4x), Charlie Buffinton (3x) and Jack Taylor (3x).

Did you know that Robin Roberts, through today, still holds all-time Philadelphia Phillies ' pitching records for total batters faced (15,294), innings pitched (3,739.1), hits allowed (3,661), runs allowed (1,591), earned runs (1,437), games pitched (529), complete games (272), home runs surrendered (402) and games lost (199)? [Source: MLB.com ]

Did you know that Stan Musial recorded his 3,000 hit on May 13, 1958 , in Wrigley Field? Why did we mention that milestone here? Because on May 13, 1958 , in Connie Mack Stadium, Robin Roberts won his 191st game as a Phillie , one more than Grover Alexander , giving Robin the all-time wins mark in team history (since passed by Steve Carlton ).

Robin Roberts Wins 191st Game in Philadelphia
Robin Roberts Wins #191 | The Daily Courier | May 14, 1958 | Page Six
The Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame was a collection of plaques (see image below), mounted on a brick wall in the Ashburn Alley section of Citizens Bank Park. From 1978 to 2003, the Philadelphia Phillies inducted one historical figure from their franchise and one notable person from the Philadelphia Athletics (A's) organization each year, with the exception of 1983, when the Phillies inducted their Centennial Team. Their Centennial Team commemorates the best players of the first 100 years in franchise history and Robin Roberts made the team which included: Richie Ashburn (OF), Bob Boone (C), Larry Bowa (SS), Steve Carlton (LHP), Del Ennis (OF), Dallas Green (MGR), Jim Konstanty (RHP), Garry Maddox (OF), Tug McGraw (LHP), Robin Roberts (RHP), Pete Rose (1B), Mike Schmidt (3B) and Manny Trillo (2B).
Phillies Centennial Team
Philadelphia Phillies Centennial Team | Baseball Wall of Fame | Photo Courtesy of the Philadelphia Phillies

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