Edward Robinson was an American Major League Baseball first baseman, coach, and front office executive know all about Eddie Robinson Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife in this article.
Eddie Robinson Biography
|Birthdate ( Age)||15 December 1920|
|Place of Birth||Paris, Texas, United States|
|Spouse/Partner||Bette Farlow ( 1955 )|
|Parents||Missouri, and Hazel Robinson|
|Profession||American baseball player|
|Net Worth||$ 2.5Million|
|Last Update||October 2021|
William Edward Robinson was an American Major League Baseball first baseman, scout, coach, and front office executive of the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s who, during a 13-year playing career (1942; 1946–57), was on the roster of seven of the eight American League teams then in existence .
Robinson became the oldest living former player. Robinson was also the last living player from the 1942 season, as well as the oldest living player whose major league career was interrupted by World War II service.
Early Life and Family
Eddie Robinson was born and grew up in the Northeastern Texas town of Paris. He was the only child of William Edward Robinson, an automobile electrician born in Missouri, and Hazel Robinson, born in Tennessee. Eddie’s father later left the family, and his parents divorced when Eddie was 12. He attended Paris Junior College.
Eddie Robinson Wife
Eddie Robinson married Elayne Elder in February 1943. They had two children, one of whom died in childhood, and divorced in 1951.He married the former Bette Farlow, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1955.The couple raised three sons — Marc, Drew and Paul.As of 1993 they had lived in Woodhaven Country Club Estates for 15 years and also grew and sold pecans from a farm near Austin.
Eddie Robinson Net Worth
Edward Robinson was an American Major League Baseball first baseman, scout, coach, and front office executive has an estimated Net Worth around $2.5 Million.
Eddie Robinson, a left-handed batter who threw right-handed, played four seasons in the minor leagues before being briefly called up at the end of the 1942 season by the Cleveland Indians. He enlisted in the US Navy after the 1942 season and did not resume his baseball career till 1946. He suffered a leg injury while in the service, and never fully recovered fully thanks to a botched operation, but he recovered sufficiently to enjoy an outstanding major league career.
Overall, he appeared in 1,315 games and batted .268 with 172 home runs and 723 runs batted in. Defensively, he finished his career with a .990 fielding percentage playing every inning at first base. He did not play in the 1943 through 1945 seasons, due to his service in the US Navy during World War II.
A four-time All-Star, he was the American League’s starting first baseman for the midsummer classics of 1949 and 1952. The first game was a slugfest, 11-7, won by the American League, with a Robinson first-inning single off National League starter Warren Spahn driving in Joe DiMaggio. In the 1952 game, a rain-shortened 3-2 National League victory, Robinson singled in the American League’s first run, scoring Minnie Miñoso, who had led off the fourth inning with a double.
In 1955, while playing for the New York Yankees as a part-time player, Robinson hit 16 home runs while having only 36 hits. He also had more runs batted in than hits, knocking in 42 runs. For the season he hit only .208 in 173 at bats, and had 36 base-on-balls.
Upon retirement, he became a coach for the Baltimore Orioles and then moved into their player development department. A protégé of Orioles manager and fellow Texan Paul Richards, he followed Richards to the Houston Astros, then worked as the farm system director of the Kansas City Athletics during the tempestuous ownership of Charlie Finley in the mid-1960s. In 1968 he rejoined Richards in the front office of the Atlanta Braves. He succeeded Richards as general manager of the Braves during the 1972 season, serving through early 1976 in that post.
Robinson then returned to the American League as a member of the Texas Rangers front office. In 1977, Robinson was named co-general manager (with Dan O’Brien Sr.) of the Rangers, and became sole GM from 1978–82. Although the Rangers posted winning seasons in 1977, 1978 and 1981, a disastrous 1982 campaign cost Robinson his General Manager job.
Continuing in baseball as a scout and player development consultant, he found his last position as a scout for the Boston Red Sox, the only team of the “original eight” American League clubs that he did not play for.