Frank Robinson, one of the major league baseball’s most respected names, has passed away today leaving behind tears in eyes of fans. Frank died in California after a long fight with cancer.
Start of Frank Robinson career and early life
Robbinson, born on August 31, 1935 was the youngest of his siblings. He attended McClymonds High School in Oakland and played played for the school’s baseball and basketball team. He also played American Legion Baseball
Start of Frank Robinson Career and Early Life
Frank debuted his baseball career with Ogden Reds for whom he played 72 games with a batting rate of .348 and an RBI of 83. Then in 1956, he made his debut in major league baseball when Cincinnati Reds signed him. He also won rookie of the year the same year
Robinson hit a career-high .342 with 39 home runs, 51 doubles, and 136 RBI in 1962 while playing for the REDS. Then in 1966 started playing for The Baltimore Orioles where he leadthem to victory in the 1966 MVP World Series and won the AL MVP. He won Triple Crown the same year.
He went on to win two world championships and appeared in 14 all-star games while playing for different teams. In recondition for Robinson outstanding performance he was inducted into the hall of fame in 1982
Start of Managerial Career
Frank Robinson became the first African-American manager in major league history when Cleveland Indians hired him as their player-manager in 1975. He went on to manage teams like the Giant and Orioles. He became the national manager for the Expos when they moved to Washington.
He displayed his managerial skills well when he turned around a dreadful Orioles club in Baltimore in 1989 and was named the 1989 AL Manager of the Year
Frank slowly transitioned into the front office of baseball where he became a principal advisor to Commissioner Bud Selig and then Rob Manfred until his death.
Friends and Fans Reaction
People have taken to social media to express their sorrow. They say franks death is a loss from which America will never recover, and He was a gem of a guy.
Many idolized him and thanked him for all he had done for the especially for the black community
the clubs he played for and managed have honored him in different ways and are equally sad at his loss.