Don Robinson (baseball)

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Don Robinson
Pitcher
Born: (1957-06-08) June 8, 1957 (age 57)
Ashland, Kentucky
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 10, 1978 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
July 12, 1992 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Win–loss record 109–106
Earned run average 3.79
Strikeouts 1,251
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Don Allen "Donnie" Robinson (born June 8, 1957 in Ashland, Kentucky), 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. He hit 13 home runs in his career. He was also awarded the Hutch Award in 1984. On April 18, 1987, he gave up Mike Schmidt's 500th career home run.

In 1990, Robinson became the first pitcher to hit a pinch-hit home run since 1971 against the San Diego Padres; the same year, 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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