Tuesday, January 13, 2015

My Cardinals Autographs : Kerry Robinson

Sticking with the theme of yesterday's blog post of in person autographing, I will post another I obtained from the Cardinals Caravan.

Kerry Robinson was a Cardinals utilityman back in the first part of the 2000's, playing outfield as well as pinch running. He was likened to Juan Pierre, but never lived up to the hype. Robinson is best known for a Walk-Off Homerun he hit off of Cubs relief pitcher Mike Remlinger.
Kerry played for 5 different teams: Tampa Bay, Reds, Cardinals, Padres, and the Royals. He is now a scout for the Cardinals.

Here are his transactions for the Cardinals from Baseball-Reference

Drafted June 1, 1995, 34th round
Drafted from Cardinals by Tampa Bay in the 1997 Expansion Draft
Signed as Free Agent with the Cardinals Dec 7, 2000
Traded by the Cardinals to the Padres for Brian Hunter March 29, 2004


Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2001 27 STL NL 114 207 186 34 53 6 1 1 15 11 2 12 20 .285 .330 .344 .674
2002 28 STL NL 124 195 181 27 47 7 4 1 15 7 4 11 29 .260 .301 .359 .660
2003 29 STL NL 116 221 208 19 52 6 3 1 16 6 1 8 27 .250 .281 .322 .603
STL (3 yrs) 354 623 575 80 152 19 8 3 46 24 7 31 76 .264 .303 .341 .644
Generated 1/13/2015.

I have Met Mr. Robinson three times, a couple years apart. He autographed a baseball the first time I went to the caravan in 2009, a card a couple years later, and then a photo in 2014. He went to the same College that I do, which is in the town the caravan is held each year. The town is always very gracious towards Robinson as he is the same.

I chatted with Robinson for a few at the 2014 caravan, he is a very cool guy. One of the nicest players I have met.

Here is the Card and Photo that I had signed


Robinson was very fond of this photo and marked out when he saw it. The photo is of celebration from the Walkoff Homerun that he hit. Randal Grichuk, who was seated next to Robinson at the 2014 caravan, noticed the photo and pointed out that it was from that event.



Here is a photo of me and Mr. Robinson at the 2014 caravan. Again, Kerry is a very nice guy and class act.



Thanks for reading!


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