William Robinson, the second baseman of the four-time winner St. Louis Browns, was one of the most brilliant second base players of his day.
Robinson was one of the old "Stonewall Infield," the infield that included Comiskey at first, Robinson at second, Latham at third, and W. Gleason at short field.
Robinson covered a fine lot of ground. He was especially good at backing up quickly and grabbing the short flies that were hit just over second base. He was a fine fielder and thrower and a fine emergency batsman.
-From The National Game