Eddie Robinson

Robinson contributed 16 home runs and 83 RBI to Cleveland’s pennant drive in 1948 and batted .300 in the WS. Traded to the Senators after the season, he was dealt again early in 1950 to the White Sox, where he had his best seasons. In 1951 he hit 29 homers, the club record until 9; x x 1970, and drove in 117 runs. The next year he hit 22 homers with 104 RBI. Although he was the only legitimate power hitter for the Go-Go White Sox, GM Frank Lane nevertheless traded him before the 1953 season to the A’s for two-time batting champion Ferris Fain, another singles hitter. Robinson had one more top year, hitting 22 homers and batting in over 100 runs for the third straight season. He moved on to the Yankees in 1954, and became their premier pinch hitter, leading the AL with 15 hits in 49 at-bats.