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Robin Yount

Robin Yount

Position(s):
SS, OF, DH, 1B, CF, LF
Born:
September 16, 1955
Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6'
Weight:
165 lbs
Major League Debut:
4-05-1974 with ML4
Allstar Selections:
1980 SS, 1982 GG, 1982 ML, 1982 MVP, 1982 SS, 1989 MVP, 1989 SS
Hall of Fame:
1999

Robin Yount

Robin Yount

The last of a dying breed, the Brewers' Robin Yount spent his entire twenty year career with one team in the same city. He won Most Valuable Player Awards at two different positions, became the first player to have two four-hit games in a single World Series, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Yount accomplished all of this after nearly giving up the game at the age of 22 to become a professional golfer.

Career Batting Stats
G AB H R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OBP OPS OPS+
2856 11008 3142 1632 251 1406 271 .285 .430 .342 .772 106.8

 

Where does Robin Yount rank among baseball greats?

Robin Yount ranks among the Top 50 all-time at SS. Rankings ?
 

All Time Teammates:

 

Best Season: 1982
Everything came together for the Brewers and Yount in '82. A mature hitter at age 26, Yount led the AL in hits (210), doubles (46), slugging (.578) and several other offensive categories. He finished one point behind Willie Wilson for the batting title (.331). Every evaluative method for offense pointed to Yount as the best player in all of
baseball that year. He led in runs scored (139), batting runs (59), OPS (.962) and was second to Dwight Evans in Total Average (.969). Yount led the Brewers to their first AL pennant. He won the MVP, The Sporting News Player of the Year Award and a Gold Glove.

 

 

Born
Robin R Yount was born on September 16, 1955, in Danville, IL.

 

Nine Other Players Who Debuted in 1974
Robin Yount
Gary Carter
Jim Rice
Keith Hernandez
Fred Lynn
Jim Sundberg
Kent Tekulve
Dennis Leonard
John Montefusco

Throughout his career Milwaukee fans called him “Rockin Robin” and his teammates knew him simply as “Kid.” Owner Bud Selig placed him alongside Aaron as his favorite player of all-time.

 

Similar Players
Alan Trammell, Cal Ripken Jr., Craig Biggio

 

Related Players
Paul Molitor, Jim Gantner, George Brett, Nolan Ryan


 

Hall of Fame Voting
Year Election Votes Pct
1999 BBWAA 385 77.5%

 

Post-Season Appearances
1981 American League Division Playoffs
1982 American League Championship Series
1982 World Series

 

Awards and Honors
1982 AL Gold Glove
1982 AL MVP
1989 AL MVP

 

Milestones
On September 9, 1992 Yount collected his 3,000th hit – a sharp single to right field off Cleveland’s Jose Mesa. A few weeks later Yount’s longtime rival and friend George Brett reached the same goal.

Batting Feats

  • June 12, 1988: Cycle...

Hitting Streaks
18 games (1980)
16 games (1976)

All-Star Selections
1980 AL
1982 AL
1983 AL

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Tagged:
1999 Hall of Fame, AL MVP 1982, AL MVP 1989, Milwaukee Brewers, Robin Yount

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