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Kenny Robinson
Relief pitcher
Born: November 3, 1969(1969-11-03)
Barberton, Ohio
Died: February 28, 1999 (aged 29)
Tucson, Arizona
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
July 20, 1995 for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last MLB appearance
September 24, 1997 for the Toronto Blue Jays
Career statistics
Record     2-2
Earned run average     3.91
Strikeouts     40
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Kenneth Neal (Kenny) Robinson (November 3, 1969 – February 28 1999) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Toronto Blue Jays (1995, 1997) and Kansas City Royals (1996). Robinson batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Barberton, Ohio.

In a three-season career, Robinson posted a 2-2 record with 40 strikeouts and a 3.91 ERA in 48.1 innings pitched.

Robinson died in Tucson, Arizona during a spring training car accident at the age of 29.

Early years

A package of inspiration, leadership and dynamite since his outstanding youth days with championship Manchester A's teams, he was an aggressive player for any spot on the field and eventually excelled as a right-handed pitcher and spark plug catcher. At Hoban High he became a two-time Beacon Journal Player of the Year for great defensive catching, clutch hitting and superb pitching. After a stint at Cleveland State U, Ken moved to Florida State primarily as a pitcher where he did very well. He played for the Tallmadge Stars, C+P Sales and Crockers during early college years and was drafted out of Florida State by the Toronto Blue Jays and had brief stints with the Jays and K.C. Royals, and although only 5'7"(but 185 pounds) put up some fine numbers as a reliever. In spring of 1999 Ken was on the Arizona Diamondbacks roster when a tragic traffic accident took his life.

Minor Leagues

Robinson only spent one year on the Durham Bulls before being promoted to the Majors. During his one year in the Minor Leagues, Robinson threw 200.46 innings with 79 strikeouts and a 1.43 ERA Robinson was the number one recruit in the Minors, and he was quickly promoted his second year.

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