Kenny Robinson (baseball)

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Kenny Robinson
Relief pitcher
Born: (1969-11-03)November 3, 1969
Barberton, Ohio
Died: February 28, 1999(1999-02-28) (aged 29)
Tucson, Arizona
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 20, 1995, for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last MLB appearance
September 24, 1997, for the Toronto Blue Jays
MLB statistics
Games pitched
Win–loss record
W–L percentage
 29
 2-2
.500
Earned run average
Strikeouts
 3.91
  40
Walks
Innings pitched
  26
48⅓
Teams

Kenneth Neal Robinson (November 3, 1969 – February 28, 1999) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1995 through 1997 for the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals (1996). Listed at 5' 9", 175 lb., Robinson batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Barberton, Ohio.

In a three-season career, Robinson posted a 2-2 record with a 3.91 ERA without saves in 29 pitching appearances.

After signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 1998,[1] Robinson died in Tucson in a traffic collision during spring training on February 28, 1999. He was 29.[2] A teammate, minor leaguer John Rosengren, had been driving the vehicle involved in the accident, and he was charged with second-degree murder due to being under the influence of alcohol.[3] Key evidence in the case was thrown out because police did not allow him to call his father (who was an attorney) after the collision, and he returned to playing baseball.[4]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Ex-Pitcher Dies In Car Accident". www.cbsnews.com. CBS news. 28 February 1999. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  2. ^ Obituary. The Deadball Era. Retrieved on January 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Witt, Linda; Graham, Michael R. (1 March 1999). "Fellow D'back charged in death - Tucson Citizen Morgue, Part 2 (1993-2009)". tucsoncitizen.com. Tucson Citizen. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  4. ^ Sandal, Inger (November 18, 2000). "Suppression of evidence in fatal crash is upheld". Arizona Daily Star.

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