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PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Robin Roberts, the tireless Hall of Fame pitcher who led the Philadelphia Phillies to the 1950 National League pennant as part of the famed “Whiz Kids,� died Thursday. He was 83.

 

Roberts died at his Temple Terrace, Fla., home of natural causes, the Phillies said, citing son Jim.

 

The right-hander was the most productive pitcher in the National League in the first half of the 1950s, topping the league in wins from 1952 to 1955, innings pitched from ’51 to ’55 and complete games from ’52 to ’56.

 

He won 286 games and put together six consecutive 20-win seasons. Roberts had 45 career shutouts, 2,357 strikeouts and a lifetime ERA of 3.41. He pitched 305 complete games, but also holds the distinction of giving up more home runs than any other major league pitcher.

 

I met a few years ago at the MLB draft in Orlando, very few people were in line to get his autograph, I'm glad I did he was real talkative and wasn't rushing through the 30 minute session.

Until Robin Ventura screwed it up every player in the Majors named Robin had made it into the HOF

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