Former MLB participant Eddie Robinson died on Monday evening at his ranch in Bastrop, Texas.
Robinson, who was the oldest residing former participant, was 100 years previous. He was the final surviving participant from the 1948 World Series champion Cleveland Indians. Robinson, a four-time All-Star performed for seven of the eight American League groups that have been lively throughout his 13 seasons within the majors.
Robinson made his debut with Cleveland in 1942. He was 21.
He then served within the navy throughout World War II earlier than returning to the Indians from 1946-48. Robinson additionally performed for the Washington Senators (1949-50), Chicago White Sox (1950-52), Philadelphia Athletics (1953), New York Yankees (1954-56), Detroit Tigers (1957), and Baltimore (1957).
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After retiring, Robinson coached the Baltimore Orioles after which turned part of the participant growth and scouting division for the group and a number of other different MLB groups. He additionally served as the overall supervisor of the Atlanta Braves from 1972-76, and later took on that very same function with the Texas Rangers.
Robinson was a scout and marketing consultant for the Yankees and late proprietor George Steinbrenner within the early Nineteen Eighties. In 2004, he was a scout for the Boston Red Sox.
As a participant, Robinson hit a profession .268 with 172 house runs and 723 RBIs in 1,315 video games performed. He had three consecutive 100-RBI seasons, with a minimum of 22 homers in every of them, for the White Sox in 1951-52 and the A’s in 1953.
“The Texas Rangers are incredibly saddened with the passing of the legendary Eddie Robinson, who spent nearly 70 years in professional baseball as an All-Star player and respected executive,” the staff mentioned in an announcement. “For Eddie Robinson, it was truly a life well lived.”
Robinson is survived by his second spouse, Bette, and his 4 sons, Robby, Marc, Paul and Drew.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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