Bruce Robinson

Catcher, Baseball Player

1954 –


Who is Bruce Robinson?

Bruce Philip Robinson, is a former Major League Baseball catcher. He played parts of three seasons from 1978 until 1980 and was on the Yankees disabled list during the 1981 and 1982 seasons. He is the son of John Munro Robinson, a law school graduate and banker/estate planner and Kathleen Robinson, a career housewife and homemaker

A first-round pick by the Oakland Athletics in the 1975 Major League Baseball Draft, Robinson's career was derailed by an automobile accident while playing for the New York Yankees in 1980. He never returned to the majors, though he continued to play in the minor leagues in 1983, with the Pittsburgh Pirates AAA affiliate in Hawaii and in 1984 with the A's in Tacoma and Modesto. During that time, Robinson was a player-coach for the Modesto A's in 1984, where he worked with future stars Mark McGwire and José Canseco.

Robinson is the father of former ambidextrous minor league first baseman, catcher and player/coach Scott Robinson. Scott Robinson, played 8 years of professional baseball, 5 years with the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners organizations, one season with Macon Georgia where he was League MVP and league leading hitter, and two years as a player coach with O'Fallon, Missouri. Robinson's next oldest brother, Dave Robinson played in the major leagues for two seasons with the San Diego Padres.

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Apr 16, 1954
La Jolla
  • Stanford University

on July 23, 2013


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