Don Robinson (baseball)
Born: June 8, 1957|
|April 10, 1978, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 12, 1992, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Earned run average||3.79|
|Career highlights and awards|
Don Allen "Donnie" Robinson (born June 8, 1957), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, California Angels, and Philadelphia Phillies from 1978 through 1992. Nicknamed "The Caveman", Robinson's career record was 109–106 with a 3.79 ERA.
Robinson was regarded as one of the best-hitting pitchers during his time, winning three Silver Slugger Awards in 1982, 1989, and 1990. In 1990, Robinson became the first pitcher to hit a pinch-hit home run since 1971 against the San Diego Padres. He hit 13 home runs in his career.
Robinson was the recipient of the Hutch Award in 1984. On April 18, 1987, he gave up Mike Schmidt's 500th career home run. In 1990, pitching for the Giants, he lost the first ever no-hitter at Veteran's Stadium to the Phillies' Terry Mulholland, 6–0.
Robinson's parents, Donald and Priscilla Robinson, reside in the city of Kenova, West Virginia, where Robinson serves on the city council.
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