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January 20, 2013

BP Unfiltered

Nine Frank Robinsons

by Sam Miller

Some managers might have attempted it, but not Weaver. Weaver would have thought the thing through and figured out that, even if you try to have a lineup with nine Frank Robinsons, you're just shooting yourself in the foot. 

1. Frank Robinson, RF. Career .294/.389/.537 hitter, 12-time All-Star.

2. Brian Frank Robinson, SS. Career .227/.325/.306 hitter in five minor-league seasons, 1983-1987.

3. Franklin Tyler Robinson, C. Career .290 hitter in three Class-D seasons with Danville Dans and other teams, 1950-1952

4. Frank Robertson, 1B. Statistics unknown, Atlanta Crackers, 1917.

5. Frank Robison, CF. Unknown. 

6. Francis Robbins, LF. Career .104 hitter for Class-D Marion Presidents and Sandusky Sailors. 

7. Frank Roberson, 3B. Slugged .333 for Class-D Middlesboro Athletics, 1953. 

8. Francis Robertson, 2B. Statistics unknown, 1924 Oakland Oaks, 1926 Quincy Red Birds.

9. Franklin Robinson, P. 2.87 ERA, South Atlantic League, 1950.

Manager: Frank Robinson, 58-50, Class-D Marion Marauders, 1952. 

That lineup would be terrible. Weaver was right. Weaver was usually right. 

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