Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April 25

1951 Topps Red Backs #51 - Eddie Robinson

On this day in 1951, Eddie Robinson hit the first rooftop home run by a Chicago White Sox player at the original Comiskey Park. Eddie hit the blast off St. Louis Browns pitcher Al Widmar. Eddie and Al would become teammates on the Pale Hose in 1952.

Robinson would experience the peak of his career with the White Sox and his previous team, the Washington Senators. Eddie would play with seven of the "original eight" American League franchises over his career, the exception being the Boston Red Sox. He did become a scout for the Red Sox after his career was through.

White Sox April 25th birthdays:

1900 - Jake Freeze
1944 - Ken Tatum
1959 - Tony Phillips

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