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PHILLIES RETIRED NUMBERS

Robin Roberts
POSITION
RHP
BATS-THROWS
R-R
HEIGHT
6-0
WEIGHT
190
BORN
September 30, 1926
Springfield, IL
CAREER
Pitched 14 years with the Phillies, 1948-61 . . . Also pitched for Baltimore Orioles (1962-65), Houston Astros (1965-66) and Chicago Cubs (1966) before retiring in 1966.

HOW OBTAINED
Signed to a $25,000 bonus by the Phillies following graduation from Michigan State in 1947.

WINS
20-game winner six straight years (1950-55) . . . Led NL in wins, four straight seasons, starting in 1952 . . . Making third start in five days, he won his 20th game as the Phillies clinched the pennant at Brooklyn, October 1, 1950 . . . Won a career-high 28 in 1952 and set a club record with an .800 winning percentage. Won 21 of his last 23 decisions that year.

MISC
Never pitched under 304 innings from 1950-55 . . . Led the Phillies in innings pitched from 1950 through 1960 . . . Put together a streak of 28 straight complete games in 1952-53 . . . Led the NL in complete games and innings pitched, five times; wins, four times; shutouts and strikeouts, twice . . . Phillies career leader in games pitched, complete games and innings pitched, and was the leader in wins and strikeouts until Steve Carlton came along.

HONORS
Selected to seven consecutive All-Star Games . . . Shares All-Star Game record for most starts, five, with Lefty Grove and Don Drysdale . . . Named Player of the Year by The Sporting News in 1952 and was chosen as the Pitcher of the Year three times by the same publication (before Cy Young Award was established) . . . Number retired in 1962 . . . Elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976.


W-L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H BB SO
286-245 3.41 676 609 305 45 4688.2 4582 902 2357
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