Kenny Robinson (baseball)
|Born: November 3, 1969|
|Died: February 28, 1999 (aged 29)|
|July 20, 1995, for the Toronto Blue Jays|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 24, 1997, for the Toronto Blue Jays|
|Earned run average|
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.
After signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 1998, Robinson died in Tucson in a traffic collision during spring training on February 28, 1999. He was 29. 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. 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.
- "Ex-Pitcher Dies In Car Accident". www.cbsnews.com. CBS news. 28 February 1999. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
- Obituary. The Deadball Era. Retrieved on January 30, 2017.
- 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.
- Sandal, Inger (November 18, 2000). "Suppression of evidence in fatal crash is upheld". Arizona Daily Star.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Retrosheet, or Pelota Binaria (Venezuelan Winter League)
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