Eddie Robinson (baseball)

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Robinson in 1942

William Edward Robinson (born December 15, 1920) is an American Major League Baseball first baseman, scout, coach and front office executive of the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He is the author of an autobiography, published in 2011, entitled 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]

Following the death of Val Heim on November 21, 2019, Robinson became the oldest living player.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Eddie Robinson". Baseball Reference.com. Retrieved January 16, 2016.

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