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Bill Robinson Pirates/Phils/Mets Link/Notes

December 18, 2021

On Wednesday night, September 26, 1973, Bill Robinson a fine player, later a part of two title teams, committed a three base error that opened the proverbial “floodgates” for a huge division contending Pittsburgh Pirates’ inning in route to a victory vs Robinson’s Philadelphia Phillies.

It occurs to me that Robinson’s error helped the Pirates and hurt the also contending and as it played out division and pennant winning, (82-79) New York Mets.

Six years later Robinson was a platoon player on the 1979 World Champion Pirates. Bill was on first when the great Willie Stargell cracked the biggest play of baseball 1979, 2 run home run in game 7.

Seven years after that, Bill was the first base coach for the 1986 baseball champion, New York Mets.

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