Robin Roberts (Baseball)
- Category : 1926-births
- Type : MS
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 3
American baseball star, winner of his 100th game as a pitcher in the major leagues on June 6, 1953.
He pitched the winning game for the Philadelphia Phillies as the team, affectionately called the Whiz Kids, captured the 1950 Natonal League Pennant.
Making his pro baseball debut for the Phillies in June 1948, he ended up a record holder for the team in winning games for a right-hander. After several seasons with the Phillies, he was traded, playing for other teams until his retirement from baseball in 1966. His next career was as an investment advisor but he continued to coach college baseball. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1976.
The son of Welsh immigrants, he was known for his cool-mindedness, an almost Zen-like concentration while on the mound.
He and his wife had three sons. She died in 2005.
Roberts died May 6, 2010 at his home in Temple Terrace, FL.