Friday, May 9, 2014

Today's African American fact from baseball's "Golder Era"

Born on May 9, 1936 in Prescott, Arkansas; Floyd Andrew Robinson keyed the offense of the pitching rich Chicago White Sox teams of the early 1960s.  The 5’9”, 175 pound outfielder began his pro baseball career in 1957 with the Cleveland Indians’ San Diego minor league team.  The White Sox obtained him in 1960.  Known for his hitting, not fielding or throwing arm, Robinson on average hit .301 for the years 1961 – 1964.  He also hit with some power, averaging eleven home runs per year for the period.  In his best season, 1962, he hit .312 with 109 RBI and 42 doubles. 

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