How much is Robin Yount worth?
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Profession:||Professional Baseball Player|
|Date of Birth:||September 16, 1955|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Robin Yount
Robin Yount was born in Danville, Illinois and lived in Covington, Indiana until his family moved to southern California. Yount was still a baby at the time when they moved because his father had gotten a job with Rocketdyne testing rocket engines.
Robin attended William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills.
- Born: Sept. 16, 1955
- Hometown: Danville, Ill.
- Height: 6-0
- Weight: 165 pounds
- Bats: Right
- Throws: Right
- Family: Wife, Michelle; son Dustin; daughters Amy, Melissa and Jenna; brother Larry swas a pitcher in the Houston Astros organization.
- Primary positions: Shortstop and center field
Before the bigs:
- During his youth, his family moved from Illinois to southern California where he attended William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills.
- Was the third player selected in the 1973 amateur draft, going to the Milwaukee Brewers. He was one pick ahead of fellow Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, who was selected by the San Diego Padres.
- Only played in 64 minor-league games, all in the New York-Penn league at age 17, when he hit .285 with three homers.
- One of the top all-around shortstops in big-league history, he spent his entire 20-year career (1974-93) with the Milwaukee Brewers.
- Wasn’t known for his power (251 career home runs, but his 11,008 career at-bats is the seventh-most in Major League Baseball history.
- Finished with 3,142 hits, currently ranking 17th on the all-time hit list.
- Had a career batting average of .285, scored 1,632 runs (39th all-time) and had 1,406 RBI (70th).
- He twice led the American League in doubles (1980, 1982) and twice in triples (1983, 1988). He was also a two-time league-leader in games played in 1976 (161 games) and 1988 (all 162).
- Yount made his big-league debut on April 5, 1974 at age 18. After going without a hit in his first four games, he homered in his sixth game. As of 2013, he is last 18-year-old to hit a home run in the major leagues.
- Four years after he made it to the majors, Yount created some controversy when he threatened to retire from baseball and take up professional golf. He felt he was underpaid by the Brewers. Most of his demands were met during spring training in 1978 and he played the full season and 15 more years with the Brewers.
- Was a three-time All-Star (1980, 1982-83) and was the only Brewers player ever named to the All-Star squad in consecutive years. He held that distinction until Ryan Braun made the team four consecutive seasons (2008-11).
- His three All-Star Game berths are tied (with Ferguson Jenkins) for the second-fewest of any Hall of Fame player since the game was created in 1933.
- Was a two-time AL Most Valuable Player award winner (1982 and 1989).
- His best season was in 1982, when he led the American League with 210 hits. On the final day of the regular season, with Milwaukee and Baltimore tied for the American League East lead and playing in a winner-take-all game, Yount had four hits, including a home run, to lead the Brewers to a 10-2 win. In that 1982 season, Yount finished with career-bests of 29 home runs, 114 RBI and a .331 batting average (.001 behind league-leader Willie Wilson). His .578 slugging percentage was the second-highest ever by a shortstop and the 129 runs set a record for most by a shortstop.
- Also won a Gold Glove in 1982 (his only one) and was a runaway winner for the AL MVP award, garnering all but one of the 28 first-place votes.
- Became the only player to collect four hits in two World Series games, but the Brewers lost the series to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games.
- With his shoulder bothering him in 1985, Yount was moved to the outfield where he split time between center field and right field. The following year, the Brewers named him their regular center fielder.
- Winning a second MVP award in 1989, Yount was the first player in the AL to win multiple MVPs since New York Yankees greats Roger Maris (1960, 1961) and Mickey Mantle (1956, 1957 and 1962). Only the third player to win an MVP at two different positions. Hank Greenberg and Stan Musial were the others.
- On Sept. 9, 1992 against the Cleveland Indians, Yount collected his 3,000th hit, becoming the 17th player in major league history to reach the milestone. He also became only the second player in baseball history (Willie Mays) to record 200 home runs, 200 stolen bases and 100 triples.
- Finished his career on Oct. 3, 1993 at age 38 as the Brewers’ all-time hit leader and all-time home run leader.
- Was an early advocate of weight training, an uncommon practice in baseball in the 1970s and 1980s.
- His jersey number (No. 19) was retired by the Brewers in 1994.
- He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999, garnering 77.5 percent of the votes on the first ballot.
- Was a co-owner of a racing team in the Toyota-Atlantic series.
- Was first base coach and bench coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2002-04.
- In 2005 he became Milwaukee’s bench coach.
- In 2012 he became a minority owner of the Lakeshore Chinooks (Mequon, Wis.) of the Northwoods Baseball League.
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