Frank Robinson (1934 - 2019)

  • "Thank you Mr Frank Robinson for all your baseball greatness..."
    - Ray Carrow
  • "He was a childhood hero of mine in Baltimore, along with..."
    - Leroy Bright
  • "You were always one of my favorite icons in baseball , but..."
    - Al Green
  • "Thanks Mr. Robinson for the cap you gave me in Florida in..."
    - Bill Petrie
  • "What great memories of him crowding the plate and winning..."
    - Nick Magrone

Frank Robinson (Louis Requena / MLB Photos via Getty Images) Frank Robinson in the MLB Memorials Photo Gallery Enlarged Photo
Frank Robinson was Major League Baseball's first black manager. That groundbreaking distinction came after a notable playing career, beginning in 1956 with the Cincinnati Reds. He was Rookie of the Year and went on to play for the Reds until 1965. Traded to the Baltimore Orioles, he excelled for six seasons, including two World Series wins and a World Series MVP Award in 1966. In 1975, Robinson became manager of the Cleveland Indians, breaking the color barrier. He went on to manage the San Francisco Giants, the Orioles, and the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals.

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