Baseball Fan Michael Hoffman’s submission to Baseballisms.com reprinted with permission. There was one common thread amongst all of the discussion upon the passing of Hall of Famer Robin Roberts, and that was how nice of a person he was. A friend of Baseballisms journeys to the Hall every year and has this first hand account of this legendary player ….
We lost a Hall of Famer recently and the impact was more painful than usual. I visit Cooperstown every year and would say hi to Robin always with a warm response. He was always there to support the Hall after his induction. He had great stories of people he faced during his Hall of Fame career. My special thing was his Home Runs as a pitcher. Robin was very proud of the feat and would let me know each year when I saw him. I will treasure the stories and the time I spent with him. BTW, Robin hit 5 home runs!
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