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RIP Robin Roberts (the Phillie, not TV host)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boomer7, May 6, 2010.

  1. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    "SportsCenter" reporting the Phillies great died.
  2. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    great pitcher who played for some bad teams.
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    My very first (as at age 5-6) sports hero. He was also a good guy. Damn. Baseball losing some of its best this week.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    NYT obit:


    Aside from his pitching exploits, Roberts was also an early baseball labor leader. He was instrumental in the hiring of Marvin Miller to lead the MLBPA, for which today's millionaires owe him a debt of gratitude.
  5. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    A nice man and a true Phighten Phillie. RIP.
  6. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Like Ernie Harwell, Robin Roberts has Michigan ties - he played at Michigan State.
  7. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Met him at a card show in 1988 when I was 13. VERY nice and accomodating.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I saw the Posnanski story and I immediately thought of the female Robin. I'm guessing most people did.
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