Baseball’s oldest former MLB player dies

Eddie robinson was the only surviving player of the Cleveland Indians champions of the 1948 World Series. This title was part of his 13-year career as first baseman in the Major Leagues. In this period he played for seven of the eight teams in the American league who were active during his career and was elected four times a Stars game.

After his playing career, Eddie robinson He was a coach in Baltimore before assisting in player development and as a scorer for the Orioles and other teams. He was general manager of the Atlanta Braves from 1972 to 1976, then held the same position with the Rangers. He worked as a headhunter and New York Yankees owner consultant George Steinbrenner in the early 1980s.

His last year in baseball was spent as a goalkeeper for the Boston Red Sox in 2004.

Eddie robinson He made his major league debut with Cleveland at age 21 in 1942. He joined the Army during World War II before returning with the Indians between 1946 and 1948. He also played for the Washington Senators (1949-50), the White Sox. Chicago (1950-52), the Philadelphia Athletics (1953), the New York Yankees (1954-56), the Detroit Tigers (1957) and Baltimore (1957). The only American League team at the time he didn’t play for was Boston.

He had a .268 batting average with 172 homers and 723 RBIs in 1,315 games. He had three seasons in a row with at least 100 RBIs and with at least 22 home runs each with the White Sox in 1951 and 1952 and with the Athletics in 1953.

The Texas Rangers are incredibly saddened by the passing of the legendary Eddie Robinson, who spent nearly 70 years in professional baseball, as a star player and respected executive, ”the team said in a statement. “For Eddie Robinson it was really a life well lived.”

The Rangers helped celebrate his 100th birthday last December and indicated that he last visited training camp in Arizona in February. Originally from Texas, Eddie robinson he was a constant visitor to Rangers games during his later years.

He is survived by his second wife, Bette, and their four children, Robby, Marc, Paul, and Drew.