Chris Robinson speaking at the 2014 Hot Stove Banquet
Long time Illini baseball fans will remember Chris Robinson. He was the star catcher for Illinois from 2003-2005 and was drafted at a then-high 3rd round by the Tigers. Between minor league stints with the Tigers and Cubs, Robbie would take his turn playing for Team Canada and was consistently a outstanding performer for them.
Well, he’s back at it again.
— Alexis Brudnicki (@baseballexis) July 7, 2015
Robinson has come out of retirement to play for Team Canada for this year’s Pan-Am Games. As the story goes, Canada’s director of Baseball national teams was looking for a replacement catcher and well, Robbie, 31 years old with two children, was convinced to join the team once again.
Good luck to Chris this summer! For those who want in-depth details on Team Canada’s progress and more info on how Robbie is doing, I encourage you to check out Alexis on Twitter @baseballexis.