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Don Robinson
Born: June 8, 1957 (1957-06-08) (age 52)
Ashland, Kentucky
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 10, 1978 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
July 12, 1992 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Record     109-106
ERA     3.79
Strikeouts     1251
Saves     57
Career highlights and awards

Don Allen Robinson (born June 8, 1957 in Ashland, Kentucky), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, California Angels, and Philadelphia Phillies from 1978 to 1992. Nicknamed "The Caveman," Robinson's career record in the Majors was 109-106 with a 3.79 ERA. Besides pitching, Robinson was one of best hitting pitchers during his time, winning three Silver Slugger Awards in 1982, 1989, and 1990. He hit 13 home runs in his career. He was also awarded the Hutch Award in 1984.


On April 18, 1987, Mike Schmidt hit his 500th career home run off Robinson, a three-run shot to give the Phillies an 8–6 win over the Pirates.

On June 19, 1990, Robinson became the first pitcher to hit a pinch-hit home run since 1971 against the San Diego Padres.

On August 15, 1990, Robinson lost the first ever no-hitter at Veteran's Stadium to the Phillies' Terry Mulholland 6-0.

He was scheduled to pitch Game 3 of the 1989 World Series against the Oakland A's. The game was postponed for ten days after the Loma Prieta earthquake struck Northern California.

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