Frank Robinson Stats

Frank Robinson was born on Saturday, August 31, 1935, in Beaumont, Texas. Robinson was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 17, 1956, with the Cincinnati Redlegs. 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 Frank Robinson baseball stats page.

"'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 ]
Frank Robinson

Frank Robinson Autograph on a 1994 Nabisco All-Star Legends
Frank Robinson Autograph on a 1994 Nabisco All-Star Legends

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Birth Name:
Frank Robinson
Nickname:
Robby
Born On:
08-31-1935  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Beaumont, Texas
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-07-2019 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Los Angeles, California
Cemetery:
Not Yet Determined
High School:
McClymonds High School (Oakland, CA)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
04-17-1956 (Age 20)
Last Game:
09-18-1976
Draft:
Not Applicable
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Frank 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
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Frank Robinson Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1956 21 Redlegs 152 572 122 166 27 6 38 0 83 64 7 95 8 4 20 14 .290 .379 .558
1957 22 Redlegs 150 611 97 197 29 5 29 0 75 44 5 92 5 5 12 13 .322 .376 .529
1958 23 Redlegs 148 554 90 149 25 6 31 0 83 62 5 80 0 0 7 13 .269 .350 .504
1959 24 Reds 146 540 106 168 31 4 36 1 125 69 9 93 0 9 8 16 .311 .391 .583
1960 25 Reds 139 464 86 138 33 6 31 0 83 82 6 67 0 7 9 18 .297 .407 .595
1961 26 Reds 153 545 117 176 32 7 37 0 124 71 23 64 0 10 10 15 .323 .404 .611
1962 27 Reds 162 609 134 208 51 2 39 3 136 76 16 62 0 5 11 13 .342 .421 .624
1963 28 Reds 140 482 79 125 19 3 21 1 91 81 20 69 0 3 14 7 .259 .379 .442
1964 29 Reds 156 568 103 174 38 6 29 0 96 79 20 67 0 6 9 13 .306 .396 .548
1965 30 Reds 156 582 109 172 33 5 33 1 113 70 18 100 0 4 18 14 .296 .386 .540
1966 31 Orioles 155 576 122 182 34 2 49 0 122 87 11 90 0 7 10 24 .316 .410 .637
1967 32 Orioles 129 479 83 149 23 7 30 0 94 71 14 84 0 6 7 10 .311 .403 .576
1968 33 Orioles 130 421 69 113 27 1 15 0 52 73 4 84 0 2 12 15 .268 .390 .444
1969 34 Orioles 148 539 111 166 19 5 32 0 100 88 11 62 0 3 13 12 .308 .415 .540
1970 35 Orioles 132 471 88 144 24 1 25 2 78 69 9 70 0 6 7 13 .306 .398 .520
1971 36 Orioles 133 455 82 128 16 2 28 0 99 72 11 62 1 8 9 21 .281 .384 .510
1972 37 Dodgers 103 342 41 86 6 1 19 0 59 55 0 76 0 6 2 9 .251 .353 .442
1973 38 Angels 147 534 85 142 29 0 30 0 97 82 12 93 1 3 10 13 .266 .372 .489
1974 39 Angels 129 427 75 107 26 2 20 0 63 75 14 85 1 5 10 10 .251 .371 .461
1974 39 Indians 15 50 6 10 1 1 2 0 5 10 0 10 0 1 0 1 .200 .328 .380
1975 40 Indians 49 118 19 28 5 0 9 0 24 29 3 15 1 1 0 2 .237 .385 .508
1976 41 Indians 36 67 5 15 0 0 3 0 10 11 0 12 0 1 0 3 .224 .329 .358
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
21 Years 2,808 10,006 1,829 2,943 528 72 586 8 1,812 1,420 218 1,532 17 102 198 269 .294 .389 .537
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Frank Robinson Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1956 Redlegs CF 8 6 171 15 1.9 15 15 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.37
1956 Redlegs LF 146 144 3,810 326 2.2 318 312 6 8 1 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.25
1957 Redlegs 1B 24 18 510 178 7.4 176 151 25 2 16 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.32
1957 Redlegs CF 33 30 804 94 2.8 93 91 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .989 3.12
1957 Redlegs LF 106 102 270 258 2.4 254 245 9 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .984 25.40
1958 Redlegs 3B 11 8 216 19 1.7 16 4 12 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .842 2.00
1958 Redlegs CF 55 54 1,428 139 2.5 138 136 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .993 2.61
1958 Redlegs LF 85 79 2,145 182 2.1 180 170 10 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.27
1959 Reds 1B 125 123 3,108 1,090 8.7 1,073 998 75 17 111 n/a n/a n/a .984 9.32
1959 Reds LF 40 22 666 55 1.4 54 52 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.19
1960 Reds 1B 78 75 2,004 722 9.3 717 663 54 5 60 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.66
1960 Reds 3B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1960 Reds LF 51 50 1,347 124 2.4 119 111 8 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .960 2.39
1961 Reds 3B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1961 Reds CF 4 3 75 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.36
1961 Reds LF 59 57 1,443 118 2.0 117 110 7 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .992 2.19
1961 Reds RF 92 89 2,388 180 2.0 178 172 6 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.01
1962 Reds LF 12 8 240 14 1.2 14 13 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.58
1962 Reds RF 152 152 438 307 2.0 305 296 9 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .993 18.80
1963 Reds 1B 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1963 Reds CF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1963 Reds LF 111 104 2,778 169 1.5 166 159 7 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .982 1.61
1963 Reds RF 36 34 822 81 2.3 81 76 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.66
1964 Reds LF 80 61 1,743 111 1.4 110 109 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .991 1.70
1964 Reds RF 100 95 2,430 183 1.8 179 172 7 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .978 1.99
1965 Reds LF 7 4 123 6 0.9 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.32
1965 Reds RF 153 150 4,005 291 1.9 288 283 5 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .990 1.94
1966 Orioles 1B 3 3 78 31 10.3 30 28 2 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .968 10.38
1966 Orioles LF 22 19 501 27 1.2 25 24 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .926 1.35
1966 Orioles RF 133 132 3,543 243 1.8 241 237 4 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .992 1.84
1967 Orioles 1B 2 2 51 17 8.5 17 16 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1967 Orioles LF 33 31 858 51 1.5 50 50 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .980 1.57
1967 Orioles RF 94 95 2,493 148 1.6 147 141 6 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .993 1.59
1968 Orioles 1B 3 2 53 20 6.7 20 20 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.19
1968 Orioles LF 55 42 1,174 73 1.3 70 68 2 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .959 1.61
1968 Orioles RF 77 71 1,809 106 1.4 102 99 3 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .962 1.52
1969 Orioles 1B 19 16 420 153 8.1 151 141 10 2 16 n/a n/a n/a .987 9.71
1969 Orioles LF 2 0 15 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1969 Orioles RF 133 129 3,336 233 1.8 230 221 9 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .987 1.86
1970 Orioles 1B 7 8 153 44 6.3 43 41 2 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .977 7.59
1970 Orioles RF 120 114 3,096 233 1.9 230 221 9 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.01
1971 Orioles 1B 37 37 921 295 8.0 289 272 17 6 25 n/a n/a n/a .980 8.47
1971 Orioles RF 91 86 2,250 181 2.0 177 175 2 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.12
1972 Dodgers LF 8 8 192 13 1.6 12 10 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .923 1.69
1972 Dodgers RF 89 86 2,237 167 1.9 162 158 4 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .970 1.96
1973 Angels LF 17 17 447 42 2.5 41 38 3 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.48
1974 Angels LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1974 Indians 1B 4 4 78 24 6.0 23 23 0 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .958 7.96
1976 Indians 1B 2 1 28 10 5.0 10 10 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.64
1976 Indians LF 1 1 18 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
RF Totals 1,270 1,233 28,847 2,353 1.9 2,320 2,251 69 33 16 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.17
LF Totals 836 749 17,773 1,570 1.9 1,537 1,478 59 33 10 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.33
1B Totals 305 289 7,407 2,585 8.5 2,550 2,364 186 35 237 n/a n/a n/a .986 9.30
CF Totals 101 93 2,481 249 2.5 247 243 4 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .992 2.69
3B Totals 13 8 222 19 1.5 16 4 12 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .842 1.95
20 Years 2,525 2,372 56,730 6,776 2.7 6,670 6,340 330 106 264 n/a n/a n/a .984 3.17
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Frank Robinson Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1956 Redlegs 8 4 .667 1 0 n/a 15.1 6.0 6.9 - - -
1957 Redlegs 10 2 .833 0 0 n/a 21.1 6.6 8.1 - - -
1958 Redlegs 10 1 .909 4 1 n/a 17.9 6.9 6.7 - - -
1959 Reds 18 8 .692 0 1 n/a 15.0 5.8 4.3 - - -
1960 Reds 13 6 .684 14 0 n/a 15.0 6.9 5.6 - - -
1961 Reds 22 3 .880 4 0 n/a 14.7 8.5 4.4 - - -
1962 Reds 18 9 .667 0 2 n/a 15.6 9.8 4.5 - - -
1963 Reds 26 10 .722 2 0 n/a 23.0 7.0 5.3 - - -
1964 Reds 23 5 .821 0 0 n/a 19.6 8.5 5.9 - - -
1965 Reds 13 9 .591 2 0 n/a 17.6 5.8 5.2 - - -
1966 Orioles 8 5 .615 1 0 n/a 11.8 6.4 4.7 - - -
1967 Orioles 2 3 .400 1 0 n/a 16.0 5.7 5.1 - - -
1968 Orioles 11 2 .846 15 0 n/a 28.1 5.0 8.1 - - -
1969 Orioles 9 3 .750 3 0 n/a 16.8 8.7 5.4 - - -
1970 Orioles 2 1 .667 10 0 n/a 18.8 6.7 6.0 - - -
1971 Orioles 3 0 1.000 10 0 n/a 16.3 7.3 4.6 - - -
1972 Dodgers 2 3 .400 8 0 n/a 18.0 4.5 5.8 - - -
1973 Angels 1 1 .500 3 0 127 17.8 5.7 5.5 - - -
1974 Angels 5 1 .833 9 0 123 21.4 5.0 6.8 - - -
1974 Indians 0 1 .000 0 0 11 25.0 5.0 10.0 - - -
1975 Indians 0 0 .000 12 0 42 13.1 7.9 4.9 - - -
1976 Indians 0 0 .000 20 1 18 22.3 5.6 6.7 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
21 Years 204 77 .726 119 5 321 17.1 6.5 5.5 - - -
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Frank Robinson Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1956 Cincinnati Redlegs 20 Undetermined Stats -
1957 Cincinnati Redlegs 20 Undetermined Stats -
1958 Cincinnati Redlegs 20 Undetermined - -
1959 Cincinnati Reds 20 Undetermined Stats -
1960 Cincinnati Reds 20 Undetermined - -
1961 Cincinnati Reds 20 Undetermined Stats Stats
1962 Cincinnati Reds 20 $40,000.00 Stats -
1963 Cincinnati Reds 20 $45,000.00 - -
1964 Cincinnati Reds 20 $50,000.00 - -
1965 Cincinnati Reds 20 $57,000.00 Stats -
1966 Baltimore Orioles 20 $64,000.00 Stats Stats
1967 Baltimore Orioles 20 $100,000.00 Stats -
1968 Baltimore Orioles 20 $120,000.00 - -
1969 Baltimore Orioles 20 $120,000.00 Stats Stats
1970 Baltimore Orioles 20 $125,000.00 Stats Stats
1971 Baltimore Orioles 20 $130,000.00 Stats Stats
1972 Los Angeles Dodgers 36 $147,000.00 - -
1973 California Angels 20 $160,000.00 - -
1974 California Angels 20 $160,000.00 Stats -
1974 Cleveland Indians 33 "     " Stats -
1975 Cleveland Indians 20 $105,000.00 - -
1976 Cleveland Indians 20 $120,000.00 - -


Did you know that Frank Robinson was named one of the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Players Top 100 Greatest Indians and Robinson was named one of the twenty-three outfielders.

The Baltimore Orioles played their home games in Memorial Stadium from 1954 through 1991. On May 8, 1966 , Frank Robinson became the only player ever to hit a home run completely out of Memorial Stadium. The lunar shot came off Luis Tiant in the second game of a doubleheader ( Game 1 / Game 2 ) against the Cleveland Indians. A bit more Frank Robinson trivia:

Frank Robinson won the Rookie of the Year Award in 1956 - the first in franchise history by a Cincinnati Reds player. Frank's 38 home runs by a rookie tied the National League record (at that time) set in 1930 by Wally Berger .

Frank Robinson won the Triple Crown the year after he was traded by the Reds. Frank was the first (and only) Oriole to win the Triple Crown , his .316 batting average is the lowest in Triple Crown history, and his 49 home runs are the most by a right-handed slugger in Triple Crown history.

Frank Robinson won his only batting title in 1966, a year where he also led the American League in on base percentage, slugging percentage, runs scored, total bases, home runs, runs batted in, runs created, extra base hits, times on base and sacrifice flies. Those league leading stats earned him a (rare) unanimous Most Valuable Player Award , an award he had won five years earlier in the National League making Frank the only player in baseball history to win a MVP Award in both the junior and senior circuit.

Frank Robinson joined the uber elite Two Grand Slams in One Game "club" on June 26, 1970 , hitting one slam in the fifth inning off Joe Coleman and one slam in the sixth inning off Joe Grzenda . In both record setting slams, the same base runners were on the same bases: Paul Blair was on first base, Don Buford was on second base, and Dave McNally (the pitcher) was on third base.

Frank Robinson was the first full-time designated hitter (DH) for the California Angels . In 1973, the DH was adopted and on April 6, 1973 , Tommy McCraw became the first Angels ' batter to appear at the newly created position, but as the year went on Frank appeared in 127 games as the team DH ( Bob Oliver was second with 12, Tommy McCraw finished with 9, Billy Grabarkewitz with 8, Richie Scheinblum with 7, Jerry DaVanon with 5, Winston Llenas with 5, Billy Parker with 2, Dave Chalk with 1, and Jim Spencer with 1.

Frank Robinson Manager
Frank Robinson | 1976 Topps (#477) | DH / Manager
Frank Robinson played forty-nine games with the 1975 Cleveland Indians , none in the field, forty-two as the designated hitter and he pinch hit twelve times [ Game by Game Logs ]. The 40-year-old slugger didn't take the field because he chose not too - Frank was also the Manager of the Cleveland Indians , the first African-American manager in Major League history.

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