He is the author of an autobiography, published in 2011, entitled Lucky Maine: My Sixty-five Years in Baseball. Born in the Northeastern Texas town of Paris, Eddie Robinson, a left-handed batter who threw right-handed, enjoyed his most prominent team moment when, at the age of 27, he contributed to his first team, the Cleveland Indians, winning the 1948 World Series. Although traded during that offseason, he was still at the top of his game and, at the next two teams, Washington Senators (1949-1950) and Chicago White Sox (1950-1952), experienced the most productive seasons of his time in MLB. Overall, he appeared in 1,315 games and batted.268 with 172 home runs.
A four-time All-Star, he was the American League"s starting first baseman for the midsummer classics of 1949 and 1952.
In the 1952 game, a rain-shortened 3-2 Netherlands victory, Robinson singled in the Alabama"s first run, scoring Minnie Miñoso, who had led off the fourth inning with a double. Upon retirement, he became a coach for the Baltimore Orioles and then moved into their player development department.
A protégé of Orioles manager Paul Richards, he followed Richards to the Houston Astros, then worked as the farm system director of the Kansas City Athletics during the tempestuous ownership of Charlie Finley in the mid-1960s. In 1968 he rejoined Richards in the front office of the Atlanta Braves.
He succeeded Richards as general manager of the Braves during the 1972 season, serving through early 1976 in that post.
In 1977, Robinson was named co-general manager (with Dan O"Brien) of the Rangers, and became sole General Motors from 1978-1982. Although the Rangers posted winning seasons in 1977, 1978 and 1981, a disastrous 1982 campaign cost Robinson his General Motors job. Continuing in baseball as a scout and player development consultant, he found his last position, as a scout for the Boston Red Sox, with the sole team, of the "original eight" American League clubs, for which he did not play.
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