Frank Robinson

Frank Robinson
Birthdate 8/31/1935
Death Date 2/7/2019
Debut Year 1956
Year of Induction 1982
Teams Angels, Dodgers, Indians, Orioles, Reds
Position Right Field

Frank Robinson was MLB’s first African-American manager. In 1974, his first at bat as player/manager for the Indians, he hit a home run.

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Frank Robinson is a Triple Crown winner and two-time MVP

Frank Robinson is a Triple Crown winner and two-time MVP

Frank Robinson burst onto the big league scene as the NL Rookie of the Year for the Reds in 1956. An All Star in his first season, he was just 20 years old. Ten of his first 14 years he slugged over 30 homers. Robinson’s first decade in the majors came with Cincinnati. In each of his first sev
In one of the worst trades in Orioles history, Robinson was dealt away in 1965

In one of the worst trades in Orioles history, Robinson was dealt away in 1965

The Reds’ trade of Frank Robinson to the Orioles remains one of the worst in baseball history. His first season in Baltimore Robinson won the Triple Crown, the regular-season and World Series MVP awards. Termed by the Reds to be too old at age 30, Robinson was a star for the Orioles. In six se
Robinson made history as baseball's first African-American manager

Robinson made history as baseball's first African-American manager

After a fine big league career, Frank Robinson continued to leave his mark on Major League Baseball. A trailblazer, he will always be remembered as the first African-American manager of a big league club. Robinson broke the managerial color barrier when he piloted the Indians in 1975 as a player/m
Frank Robinson was a first-ballot selection for the Baseball Hall of Fame

Frank Robinson was a first-ballot selection for the Baseball Hall of Fame

Frank Robinson had one of baseball’s greatest careers. His accolades career stats include 2,943 hits, 586 homers, 1,812 RBI, and a 154 OPS+. Robinson also earned the 1966 American League Triple Crown. After waiting the required 5 years upon retirement, Robinson was a first-ballot selection for the

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