Jeff Robinson (starting pitcher)

Jeff Robinson (starting pitcher)

Infobox MLB retired
name=Jeff M. Robinson

birthdate=birth date and age|1961|12|14|mf=y
debutdate=April 12
debutteam=Detroit Tigers
finaldate=July 20
finalteam=Pittsburgh Pirates
stat1label=Win-Loss Record
*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.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Jeff Robinson (relief pitcher) — Infobox MLB retired name = Jeff Robinson position = Pitcher bats = Right throws = Right birthdate = birth date and age|1960|12|13 debutdate = April 7 debutyear = by|1984 debutteam = San Francisco Giants finaldate = October 3 finalyear = by|1992… …   Wikipedia

  • Jeff Robinson — can refer to:*Jeff Robinson (relief pitcher) *Jeff Robinson (starting pitcher) *Jeff Robinson (American football) …   Wikipedia

  • Jeff Kent — Infobox MLB player name=Jeff Kent width=250 position=Second baseman team=Los Angeles Dodgers number=12 bats=Right throws=Right birthdate=birth date and age|1968|3|7 birthplace=city state|Bellflower|California debutdate=April 12 debutyear=1992… …   Wikipedia

  • Chris Young (pitcher) — This article is about the baseball pitcher. For the outfielder, see Chris Young (outfielder). For other persons of the same name, see Chris Young. Chris Young Young throwing a four seam fastb …   Wikipedia

  • Mel Queen (pitcher/outfielder) — Mel Queen Pitcher / Outfielder Born: March 26, 1942(1942 03 26) Johnson City, New York Died: May 13, 2011(2011 05 13) (aged 69) Morro Bay, California …   Wikipedia

  • baseball — /bays bawl /, n. 1. a game of ball between two nine player teams played usually for nine innings on a field that has as a focal point a diamond shaped infield with a home plate and three other bases, 90 ft. (27 m) apart, forming a circuit that… …   Universalium

  • San Francisco Giants — 2012 San Francisco Giants season Established 1883 Based in San Francisco since 1958 …   Wikipedia

  • Mariano Rivera — Rivera pitching for the …   Wikipedia

  • Roger Clemens — Pitcher Born: August 4, 1962 (1962 08 04) (age 49) …   Wikipedia

  • Derek Jeter — Derek Jeter …   Wikipedia