Eddie Robinson (baseball)

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Robinson in 1942

William Edward Robinson (December 15, 1920 – October 4, 2021) was an American Major League Baseball first baseman, scout, coach and front office executive of the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He was the author of an autobiography, published in 2011, Lucky Me: My Sixty-five Years in Baseball.[1]

Robinson was born in Paris, Texas.[1] He studied at Pairs Junior College. His career began in September 1942.[1]

Robinson played for the Cleveland Indians in 1942, again from 1946 through 1948 and lastly in 1957.[1] He also played for the Washington Senators from 1949 through 1950, for the Chicago White Sox from 1950 through 1952, the Philadelphia Athletics in 1953, the New York Yankees from 1954 through 1956, the Detroit Tigers in 1957, and for the Baltimore Orioles in 1957.[1]

After the death of Val Heim on November 21, 2019, Robinson became the oldest living player. He turned 100 in December 2020.[2]

Robinson died on October 4, 2021 in Bastrop, Texas at the age of 100.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Eddie Robinson". Baseball Reference.com. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  2. Bailey, Analis (December 15, 2020). "Eddie Robinson, MLB's oldest living player, turns 100 years old". USA Today. Retrieved 18 December 2020.
  3. "Former Rangers GM, MLB's oldest living ex-player Eddie Robinson dies at 100". Dallas News.

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