By Jay Horwitz

Tom Robson, who passed away yesterday after a long illness, tried to stay out of the spotlight.

He always gave the credit to his hitters. But there is no doubt in my mind we wouldn’t have made it to the 2000 World Series without Robbie’s expertise.

Tom was our batting coach and he treated the guys the same, whether you were a star or someone who got in once a week. He always pushed the right button.

Robbie and I ate together, traveled together and had a lot of laughs together. We will miss you, Tom.

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