Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts:
"On behalf of Major League Baseball, I am deeply saddened by the loss of Robin Roberts. Robin was one of the most consistent, competitive and durable pitchers of his generation and a symbol of the Whiz Kids, who in 1950 brought Philadelphia its first National League pennant in 35 years. Robin won 20 games or more six straight years, led the N.L. in complete games five years in a row and did not miss a start throughout the 1950s.
"Robin truly loved baseball and always had its best interests at heart. We will miss him and I extend my deepest sympathy to all of his family, including his four sons, his brother and his seven grandchildren, and his friends and fans everywhere."