Jeff Robinson (starting pitcher)


Jeff Robinson (starting pitcher)

Infobox MLB retired
name=Jeff M. Robinson
position=Pitcher


bgcolor1=black
bgcolor2=black
textcolor1=white
textcolor2=white
bats=Right
throws=Right
birthdate=birth date and age|1961|12|14|mf=y
city-state|Ventura|California
debutdate=April 12
debutyear=by|1987
debutteam=Detroit Tigers
finaldate=July 20
finalyear=by|1992
finalteam=Pittsburgh Pirates
stat1label=Win-Loss Record
stat1value=47-40
stat2label=Strikeouts
stat2value=425
stat3label=ERA
stat3value=4.79
teams=
*Detroit Tigers (1987-90)
*Baltimore Orioles (1991)
*Texas Rangers (1992)
*Pittsburgh Pirates (1992)

Jeffrey Mark Robinson (born December 14, 1961 in Ventura, California), is a former professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1987-1992. Robinson pitched for the Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers, and Detroit Tigers.

Robinson was originally drafted out of high school by the Toronto Blue Jays in by|1979, and then again by the San Diego Padres in by|1980. However, did not sign until being drafted by the Tigers in the third round of the 1983 Major League Baseball Draft. He spent the next three seasons in the Tigers' minor league system before making the major league club out of spring training in by|1987.

In his first season in the majors, Robinson appeared in the 1987 ALCS as a member of the Tigers against the Minnesota Twins. He pitched to two batters in Game 5, giving up a run-scoring double to Greg Gagne before getting Kirby Puckett to ground out to end the top of the 9th inning.

Robinson spent three more seasons in Detroit, compiling a record of 36-26, but by by|1990, Robinson's ERA had fallen to 5.96. On January 11, by|1991, Robinson was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Baltimore Orioles for Mickey Tettleton. He pitched one season for the Orioles, then was released.

Robinson split the first part of by|1992 between the Texas Rangers and the Pittsburgh Pirates. For the first time in his career, Robinson was used more often in relief (13 times) than as a starter (11 times). In July, he was released by the Pirates, only to be brought back to the Tigers' organization, as he pitched the rest of the season for their Class AAA farm club, the Toledo Mud Hens. He never again pitched in the majors.

During his career, Robinson was often referred to as "Jeff M. Robinson" to differentiate him from Jeff D. Robinson, whose career overlapped his.

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