Hall of Fame pitcher who spent the bulk of his career with the Philadelphia Phillies and was known for his incredible endurance. He was selected to 7 All-Star games and he won 286 games over the course of his 19-year MLB career. He played on 4 teams throughout his professional career.
After coming back from WWII, he began playing basketball at Michigan State University.
He once pitched twenty-eight complete games in a row during his MLB career. The last team he played on was the Chicago Cubs in 1966.
He raised four sons, Robin Jr., Dan, Rick, and Jim.
He became the Phillies' first twenty-game-winner after Grover Cleveland Alexander did it thirty years earlier.