Somehow, the annals of history include two "Rabbit" Robinsons: William Clyde Robinson, an early 20th Century utility infielder, and Paul Robinson, a sexxy Australian fiddler.
Let's compare the famous Robinsons of the family Leporidae.
|Rabbit Robinson, Infielder||Rabbit Robinson, Sexxy fiddler|
|Years in the big leagues||1903-1904, 1910||2008-Present|
|Born in||West Virginia, haven for American hillbillies||Australia, haven for the Southern Hemisphere's hillbillies|
|Career Highlights||Fourth-best player on the wretched 1904 Detroit Tigers1. Subsequently released.||Played "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" while already well south of Georgia.|
|Appearance||Meek and reserved||Sexy virtuoso (The "Steve Vai")|
|Career home runs||1, hit off one-year garbage pitcher John Deering in 1903||Many, with the fine fiddle-fan ladies Down Under|
|Positions Played||Third base, shortstop, outfield, second base||Duh...Fiddlers only play lead. There's no such thing as a rhythm violinist.|
|Nickname origin||A diminutive player (5'6") who was also fleet afoot||Humps a lot.|
|Used electricity to...||...improve his empty-bottle throwing accuracy in saloons, via the lightbulb.||To amplify his hot fiddlin'.|
|Weapons of choice||A battered leather glove and a belly full of grit2||A golden fiddle strung with the hopes and dreams of the Ute-driving masses|
1 Robinson was a regular fill-in on the 1903 Washington Senators, perennial cellar dwellers who, at the time, struggled to win one-fourth of their games. Rabbit moved up to the next-to-last-place Tigers in '04. While he played more than 100 games for Detroit, he filled i at several different positions.
2 As he was from West Virginia, Rabbit was also keen on a belly full of grits.