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Aaron Robinson

Aaron Andrew Robinson
Born: June 23, 1915 in Lancaster, S.C.
Died: March 9, 1966 in Lancaster, S.C. 
Debut: 1943 | Pos: C
H: 6'2" | W: 205 | B: L | T: R

8 610 1839 208 478 61 272 0 .260

>> Visit the Aaron Robinson biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.

What do you do when your catcher hits .297 with 16 home runs and 64 runs batted in? You replace him with a future Hall of Famer.

For Aaron Robinson, his luck in making it to the big leagues ran out when he happened to play the same position as future Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra.

Robinson's numbers of 16 home runs and 64 runs batted in in 1946 and his start to the 1947 season was enough to earn him a spot in the 1947 All-Star game.  However, Berra did take over the catching duties in 1947 and Robinson hit .270 that season with 5 home runs and 36 runs batted in.

After a season in Chicago in 1998, Robinson went to Detroit where he hit .269 with 13 home runs and 56 runs batted in in 1949. Robinson's career numbers include 61 home runs, 272 runs batted in and a .260 career average.