February 21, 1994 |
Soon after last year's football recruiting was completed at USC, and after assessing the talent he had inherited from Larry Smith as he embarked on his second tour of duty at the school, Coach John Robinson told his staff: "We need to have a top-five recruiting class next year." The hard work began at the top. Robinson hit the road for a week in May, highly unusual for a head coach, so he could evaluate some of the top junior prospects in the state.
January 30, 1992 |
One day he was a healthy teen-ager surfing at the beach. The next he was in the hospital, hooked up to tubes and facing the possibility of permanent paralysis or even death. Jeff Robinson, a senior at Orange High School, has seen his life take a new direction since last February, when he hit a sandbar while surfing and broke his neck.
October 31, 1991 |
Two former Cal State Fullerton baseball players currently playing in the major leagues have made significant contributions to the school's $6.3 million fund-raising campaign. Tim Wallach, a Montreal Expo third baseman and a member of the Titans' 1979 national championship team, said he has donated about $50,000, and pitcher Jeff Robinson, a Titan from 1980-83, has pledged about $60,000, to be paid over a five-year period through his family's foundation.
October 25, 1991 |
The Angels said Thursday that they had bought out the option of right-hander Jeff Robinson, who was 0-3 with a 5.37 earned-run average in 39 relief appearances last season. Had they not bought him out for $100,000, he would have earned $1.25 million in 1992. The Angels also released infielder Kent Anderson and catcher Barry Lyons. Anderson spent last season in triple-A Edmonton and Lyons, who was signed last spring after the Dodgers had released him, played in two games after his Sept.
July 17, 1991 |
Baltimore pitcher Jeff Robinson sat on the Orioles' bench in the eighth inning Tuesday, a towel pressed against his face. He has had his bad outings this season, some of them very bad. But this hadn't been one of them. This had been one of his best. Statistically, it was his best of the season. Minutes earlier, he had a two-hitter against the Angels in the eighth inning, and a 1-0 lead. He left Anaheim Stadium with a loss, as the Angels rallied for a 2-1 victory. Two hits, and a loss.
May 28, 1991 |
The bases were clogged Friday night, and for the third time this season in that same bind, the call to the Angel bullpen was for Jeff Robinson. In a rare lapse, Chuck Finley, the Angels' ace, already had walked in what would prove to be the winning run. But the damage stopped there. Robinson, seemingly oblivious to the tension, got Toronto pinch-hitter Mookie Wilson to ground to second, and the inning was over.