Jack Kavanagh and Norman Macht
Price: 11.95 USD
Society For American Baseball Research, 1999. As new. Color illustrated glossy softcovers. 200 pp. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Biography of one of early baseball's most colorful and beloved figures, Wilbert "Uncle Robbie" Robinson (1863-1934). Robinson was the catcher on the famous 19th century Baltimore Oriole championship teams that also prominently featured his close friend John McGraw. He reamained with Baltimore during the transitional period of 1902-3 when they were moved to New York to become the Highlanders (later the Yankees) when the American League was founded. After his playing days, he coached for McGraw with the Giants. In 1914 , he took the managerial reins of the Brooklyn Dodgers which he retained until 1931. This the period that the team became known as the "Daffiness Boys" due to their sloppy play but "Uncle Robbie", as he was by then known, was beloved by the Brooklyn faithful. in fact, for a few years during his managerial tenure, the team was known as the "Robins". Wilbert Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945. First edition. As New.