Thursday, August 15, 2013

1981 Donruss, Don Robinson

#375 Don Robinson

Next up is the Don Robinson card that was signed through the mail. This card was sent to Don in January and took only eleven days to make it back home.

Don pitched in the Major Leagues for fifteen seasons with the Pirates, Giants, Angels, and Phillies. He did the John Smoltz-thing by being a starter at the beginning and end of his career while relieving in the middle. He was 10 game winner five times in his career and had double digit saves three times. His best season was probably his rookie campaign with the Bucs in 1978. He was only twenty years old when he came up and he finished out the season 14-6 with a save, a 3.47 ERA, and 135 strikeouts. For his career, Don was 109-106 with 57 saves and a 3.79 ERA.

Don was also a good hitter, for a pitcher. He hit 13 home runs in his career, including a career high of 3 with the Giants in 1989. His exploits with the bat were good enough to land him three silver slugger awards.

'81 Donruss Tracker: 141/100

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