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ThaTruth
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"RIP Frank Robinson"


          

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Reports: Frank Robinson, Hall of Famer and MLB's first black manager, dies at 83

Mark Townsend
Yahoo SportsFeb 7, 2019, 1:28 PM
Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson dies at 83. (AP)

Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson died Thursday after battling a long illness, according to MASN in Baltimore. He was 83 years old.

Known for his elite talent and intense demeanor, Robinson became a central figure in advancing Major League Baseball’s integration of black players after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947.

Robinson exploded on the scene in 1956 and for the next six decades established a legacy that’s second to none. That includes becoming MLB’s first black manager in 1974.

On the field, Robinson was a history maker as well. After signing with the Cincinnati Reds in 1953, he faced a tough road filled with racist taunts and death threats. It’s a road Robinson not only overcame, but conquered en route to producing one of the greatest careers in MLB history.

Robinson is still the only player to win MVP in both leagues, earning National League honors with the Reds in 1961 and the American League award with the Baltimore Orioles in 1966. At age 20, he was voted NL Rookie of the Year after hitting a then rookie-record 38 home runs. He went on to make 14 All-Star game appearances, and currently ranks tenth on the all-time home run list with 586.

In 1974, the Cleveland Indians made Robinson MLB’s first black manager while he was still an active player. Robinson would go on to have managerial stints with the San Francisco Giants, which made him the NL’s first black manager, as well as the Baltimore Orioles and Montreal Expos during their transition into the Washington Nationals.

Robinson’s No. 20 is retired by the Reds, Orioles and Giants.

Because he helped pave the way for future generations of black players and managers, Robinson will always be one among the most important figures in MLB’s history.

  

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RIP, absolute legend
Feb 07th 2019
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One of my childhood heroes.
Feb 07th 2019
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respect due.
Feb 07th 2019
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Salute
Feb 07th 2019
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RIP to a towering legend. Probably won't ever be another like him. n/m
Feb 07th 2019
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Rest in Peace to a Titan in the game
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REST IN POWER.Criminally underappreciated star, what a fuckin player
Feb 07th 2019
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Noooo.......
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Rest in peace.
Feb 07th 2019
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definitely raises the tide of the Cleveland Baseball Team
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did he have the greatest single season ever in 1966?
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his photo with all the hardware is legendary, like bernie parent's pic
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gotdamn that has to be unprecedented
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RIP
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Respect.
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One of the best to ever do it
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r.i.p.
Feb 09th 2019
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Marauder21
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1. "RIP, absolute legend"
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2. "One of my childhood heroes. "
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CyrenYoung
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3. "respect due."
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4. "Salute"
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Marbles
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5. "RIP to a towering legend. Probably won't ever be another like him. n/m"
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7. "REST IN POWER.Criminally underappreciated star, what a fuckin player"
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What a talent and what a competitor. One of the most overlooked players to me. He won the MVP in BOTH LEAGUES. He won the fucking TRIPLE CROWN. Yet he never seems to get his due in the all-time great convos. Obviously his contributions to the game extended far beyond his magnificent career as a player. The game lost one of its titans here.

And you will know MY JACKET IS GOLD when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

  

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8. "Noooo......."
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Respect due. Hope he is resting in paradise.

  

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9. "Rest in peace."
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Rest In Peace, Bad News Brown

  

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10. "definitely raises the tide of the Cleveland Baseball Team"
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to have been the first one to make him a manager. I wouldn't have even guessed if I didn't already know. And this was in the 1970s.

But I definitely identify him with the O's... dude's a legend over there. Salute!

Yes, I'm mad. Let's move on.

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11. "did he have the greatest single season ever in 1966?"
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in 1966 Frank Robinson was an All-Star, Triple Crown winner, AL MVP, World Series Champion and World Series MVP. some may have had better numbers but as far as accomplishments, who had a better single season?

much respect to Frank Robinson.

  

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15. "his photo with all the hardware is legendary, like bernie parent's pic"
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And you will know MY JACKET IS GOLD when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

  

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16. "gotdamn that has to be unprecedented"
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>in 1966 Frank Robinson was an All-Star, Triple Crown winner,
>AL MVP, World Series Champion and World Series MVP. some may
>have had better numbers but as far as accomplishments, who had
>a better single season?
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>much respect to Frank Robinson.

that's a clean sweep.

  

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Buck
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13. "Respect."
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