Jeff Robinson (starting pitcher)

Jeff Robinson (Starting Pitcher)

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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 Christian High School, in El Cajon, California by the Toronto Blue Jays in , and then again by the San Diego Padres in .Instead of signing a professional baseball contract out of high school, Robinson chose college and played both basketball and baseball at Azusa Pacific Christian College. He did not sign a pro contract 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 .

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 , Robinson's ERA had fallen to 5.96. On January 11, , 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 between the Texas Rangers and the Pittsburgh...
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