Robinson was a fairly short, but thick-muscled ballplayer who served as the right fielder for the White Sox for much of the 1960s. The White Sox finished second three times in the 1960s, twice behind the Yankees. Their manager was Al Lopez, the old former catcher, who developed a close relationship with Robinson. The outfielder always played hard for Lopez. In 1962, Robinson had 187 hits, a league-leading 45 doubles, 10 triples, 11 home runs, 109 RBIs, 72 walks, and batted .312 for the ChiSox. He finished 10th in AL Most Valuable Player voting, the first of four straight years he earned MVP votes.