Given Name: Born John Henry Roberson
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Robinson was Pittsburgh's ace lefthander in 1912 and 1913, going 12-7 and 14-9. But
his best work came in the Southern Association, where the Arkansas native had four
20-win seasons with Little Rock from 1916 to 1922.
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» July 20, 1912:
Jeff Tesreau, with relief help from Christy Mathewson in the 9th, beats the Pirates, 2–1. Four singles in the 9th inning off Hank Robinson provide the Giants with the margin. |
» June 14, 1913: At Forbes Field, Christy Mathewson allows seven hits, including a homer by Owen Wilson, but holds on to beat the Bucs, 6–5. Hank Robinson takes the loss. The Giants sweep the 3-game series.
» December 12, 1913:
The Pirates clean house in an 8-player swap with the Cardinals. Going to St. Louis is Dots Miller, a 1909 World Series hero, 14-game winner Hank Robinson, 3B Cozy Dolan, infielder Art Butler, and OF Chief Wilson, king of the triple. The Pirates receive pitcher Bob Harmon, 3B Mike Mowry, and 1B Ed Konetchy, whom the Bucs had been after for years.