Thursday, January 8, 2009

Yank Robinson Gets A Medal

W.H. Robinson was born in West Philadelphia, and is 28 years of age. He played ball in Philadelphia with amateur clubs when very young. In 1881 in Detroit, 1883 in Saginaw, and 1884 with the Baltimore Unions. It was while playing with this club last winter that Von der Ahe secured him and he has proved a valuable man. Since he joined the Browns he has developed into a splendid base-runner. While recently in Philadelphia a number of his friends presented him with a beautiful gold medal.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, October 8, 1885

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