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Robin Roberts, baseball pitcher

Matt Schudel


Robin Roberts, the Hall of Fame pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and later for the Baltimore Orioles, has died at age 83.

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Roberts, a righthander with remarkable durability and control, won 20 games or more for six consecutive seasons in the 1950s. He was the star pitcher for the Phillies' "Whiz Kids" team of 1950, which surprisingly dashed its way to the National League pennant. He also holds the dubious record of allowing the most home runs in major-league history.

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By Matt Schudel  |  May 6, 2010; 12:59 PM ET
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Robin Roberts pitched in an era before "pitch count" was even thought about. Went the distance is over half his starts, 305 complete games in 609 starts. In his prime '50-'55 he was finishing over 70% of GS and throwing 300+ innings for 6 straight seasons including 346 in '53, pretty amazing. The 2009 MLB leader threw 240.

Posted by: brs50 | May 6, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Yet, another great baseball player passes before us. Mr. Roberts came from a great baseball era when the sport was made to enjoy by the common man....and what a great pitcher he was!

Posted by: bigisle | May 6, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

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