Wednesday, August 24, 2016

#429-430 Bob Robertson

Bulky 1st baseman had two fine initial seasons with Pittsburgh...then lost it....culprit was back problems...Not the first go round with health problems...missed 1968 minor league season with kidney surgery....prior to that put up excellent low minor home run figures...Post surgery rebounded nicely with 34 home runs in AAA leading the IL....1970 no longer a rookie, took his bat to big club not missing a beat...hit 55 home runs in two seasons....Went gangbusters against the Giants in NLCS playoff with 4 home runs....FYI no MVP named but title should have went to Bob....never regained starter status after .193 BA figure in 1972....stayed with Pirates for four more campaigns but was released prior to 1977....Did not play at all that year....Resurfaced with Toronto 1978 then Seattle 1979....never drafted or traded, always signed as a free agent.




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