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19th Century
Wilbert "Uncle Robbie" Robinson

Elected to Hall Of Fame (Manager) 1945

Full Name: Wilbert "Uncle Robbie" Robinson
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 215 lbs.
Born: Jun 29, 1863 in Bolton, MA
Major League Debut: Apr 19, 1886
Died: Aug 08, 1934 in Atlanta, GA


CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING
YR
1886
1887
1888
1889
1890
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900
1901
1902
TM
Phi
Phi
Phi
Phi
Phi
Bal
Bal
Bal
Bal
Bal
Bal
Bal
Bal
Bal
Bal
StL
Bal
Bal
LG
AA
AA
AA
AA
AA
AA
AA
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
AL
AL
POS
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
G
87
68
66
69
82
14
93
90
95
109
77
67
48
79
108
60
68
91
AB
342
264
254
264
329
48
334
330
359
414
282
245
181
289
356
210
239
335
R
57
28
32
31
32
7
25
36
49
69
38
43
25
29
40
26
32
38
H
69
60
62
61
78
13
72
88
120
146
74
85
57
80
101
52
72
98
2B
11
6
7
13
13
1
8
14
21
21
19
9
9
12
15
5
12
16
3B
3
2
2
2
4
0
5
4
3
4
1
6
0
2
2
1
3
7
HR
1
1
1
0
4
0
2
2
3
1
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
RBI
30
24
31
28
42
4
46
57
57
98
48
38
23
38
47
28
26
57
TB
89
73
76
78
111
14
96
116
156
178
95
112
66
96
120
59
90
131
BB
21
14
9
6
16
3
16
15
26
46
12
14
8
16
31
11
10
12
IBB
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Totals G
1371
AB
5075
R
637
H
1388
2B
212
3B
51
HR
18
RBI
722
TB
1756
BB
286
IBB
0


BATTING BASERUNNING PERCENTAGES
YR
1886
1887
1888
1889
1890
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900
1901
1902
TM
Phi
Phi
Phi
Phi
Phi
Bal
Bal
Bal
Bal
Bal
Bal
Bal
Bal
Bal
Bal
StL
Bal
Bal
LG
AA
AA
AA
AA
AA
AA
AA
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
NL
AL
AL
K
0
0
0
34
0
0
37
35
22
18
19
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
HBP
3
1
0
1
3
0
0
2
2
3
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
SH
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
6
4
1
7
6
1
3
3
SF
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
GDP
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SB
33
15
11
9
20
1
18
5
17
12
11
9
0
3
5
7
9
11
CS
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
SB%
1.000
1.000
1.000
1.000
1.000
1.000
1.000
1.000
1.000
1.000
1.000
1.000
-.---
1.000
1.000
1.000
1.000
1.000
AVG
.202
.227
.244
.231
.237
.271
.216
.267
.334
.353
.262
.347
.315
.277
.284
.248
.301
.293
OBP
.254
.269
.270
.251
.279
.314
.251
.303
.382
.421
.295
.385
.347
.317
.344
.291
.335
.321
SLG
.260
.277
.299
.295
.337
.292
.287
.352
.435
.430
.337
.457
.365
.332
.337
.281
.377
.391
AB/HR
342.0
264.0
254.0
--.-
82.3
--.-
167.0
165.0
119.7
414.0
--.-
122.5
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
335.0
AB/K
--.-
--.-
--.-
7.8
--.-
--.-
9.0
9.4
16.3
23.0
14.8
18.8
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
--.-
Totals K
178
HBP
27
SH
42
SF
0
GDP
0
SB
196
CS
0
SB%
1.000
BAVG
.273
OBP
.316
SLG
.346
AB/HR
281.9
AB/K
28.5


19th CENT. WORLD SERIES STATISTICS - BATTING TOTALS

BATTING PERCENTAGES
YR
1894
1895
1896
TM
Bal
Bal
Bal
LG
NL
NL
NL
G
4
3
4
AB
15
12
15
R
1
1
1
H
4
3
4
2B
0
1
1
3B
0
0
0
HR
0
0
0
RBI
1
0
2
TB
4
4
5
BB
1
0
0
K
1
1
3
SB
1
0
0
BAVG
.267
.250
.267
SLG
.267
.333
.333
AB/HR
--.-
--.-
--.-
AB/K
15.0
12.0
5.0
Totals G
11
AB
42
R
3
H
11
2B
2
3B
0
HR
0
RBI
3
TB
13
BB
1
K
5
SB
1
AVG
.262
SLG
.310
AB/HR
--.-
AB/K
8.4


TEAM ABBREVIATION KEY
YEARS
1886-1890
1890-1891
1892-1899
1900
1901-1902
TM
Phi
Bal
Bal
StL
Bal
LG
AA
AA
NL
NL
AL
TEAM NAME
Philadelphia Athletics
Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore Orioles
St. Louis Cardinals
Baltimore Orioles
LEAGUE NAME
American Assoc.
American Assoc.
National League
National League
American League


Hall of Famer Wilbert Robinson was a major baseball figure for forty years. As a key member of the Baltimore Orioles of the 1890's, he was a cheerful but tough-as-nails ballplayer in what was probably the roughest era the game has ever known. As a coach for John McGraw, he developed the pitchers on the Giants' 1911-13 pennant winners. As the Dodgers manager for sixteen years, he fashioned two surprising pennant winners and came close to winning two more.

Billy, as he was known as a youth, loved baseball. He would trail after his big brothers when the town team played or practiced. Billy decided he wanted to be a catcher. He had the stocky build for the position, but more important, he yearned to be the field leader, chattering encouragement to the pitcher, moving the fielders around, and keeping everybody on their toes.

When young Robbie was learning to catch, mitts and padding and face masks were unknown. Some catchers clamped a piece of wood in their teeth, but bumps, bruises, and fractures were trademarks of the position. This toughness, coupled with his sweet-natured disposition, made Uncle Robbie into a baseball legend.

Wilbert was the very first player in MLB history to get 10 or more RBI's in a single game (June 10, 1892 BAL-N).

Biography Source: "Uncle Robbie" by Jack Kavanagh & Norman Macht (SABR members)


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