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Thomas James Robson (born January 15, 1946) is an American former Major League Baseball player, coach and author. He played first baseman and designated hitter for two seasons for the Texas Rangers. He is author of The Hitting Edge.[1]

Tom Robson
First baseman
Born: (1946-01-15) January 15, 1946 (age 73)
Rochester, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 14, 1974, for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
September 18, 1975, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
Batting average.208


Personal lifeEdit

Robson was born January 15, 1946 in Rochester, New York. He attended Camelback High School in Phoenix, AZ. He attended Phoenix College, a community college, and later Utah State Universityin Logan, UT. He was drafted by the New York Mets in the 50th round of the 1967 amateur draft.

He married Jeannette Ivie Robson on August 24, 1968 at home plate while playing for the NY Mets A affiliate in Visalia, CA. He and his wife have 2 sons, David Matthew and Adam Garrett. They entire family currently resides in Chandler, AZ.

He is the uncle of current Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Mike Moustakas.[2]

Professional playing careerEdit

He played for the Texas Rangers for six games during the 1974 Texas Rangers season and 17 games during the 1975 Texas Rangers season. After retiring, he became a coach in the Rangers' organization[3] and later hitting coach for the New York Mets.


  1. ^ Robson, Tom (2003). The Hitting Edge. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. p. 192. ISBN 9780736033367.
  2. ^ Kaegel, Dick (1 March 2011). "Big-hitting Moustakas is wise beyond years". via KC Royals official team website. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  3. ^ Murphy, Austin (July 6, 1998). "A Well-Seasoned Rookie Ben Grieve is a first-year player who's been around baseball all his life". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 24 January 2018.

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