Tom Robson

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Tom Robson
First baseman
Born: (1946-01-15) January 15, 1946 (age 71)
Rochester, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 14, 1974, for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
September 18, 1975, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
Batting average .208
Hits 10
Runs 5

Thomas James Robson (born January 15, 1946) is an American former Major League Baseball player, coach and author. He played first baseman and designated hitter for two seasons for the Texas Rangers. He is author of The Hitting Edge.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Robson was born January 15, 1946 in Rochester, New York. He attended Camelback High School in Phoenix, AZ. He attended Phoenix College, a community college, and later Utah State Universityin Logan, UT. He was drafted by the New York Mets in the 50th round of the 1967 amateur draft.

He is the uncle of current Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas.[2]

Professional playing career[edit]

He played for the Texas Rangers for six games during the 1974 Texas Rangers season and 17 games during the 1975 Texas Rangers season. After retiring, he became a coach in the Rangers' organization and later hitting coach for the New York Mets.


  1. ^ Robson, Tom (2003). The Hitting Edge. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. p. 192. ISBN 9780736033367. 
  2. ^ Kaegel, Dick (1 March 2011). "Big-hitting Moustakas is wise beyond years". via KC Royals official team website. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 

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