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Frank Robinson, 83, Passes Away

Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson has passed away at 83 after battling bone cancer.

Robinson was one of the most decorated baseball players of all time. He had a great career that included two world series victories (1996 and 2000), two MVPs, 14 All-Star appearances, a Triple Crown, a batting title, a World Series and All-Star MVP, a Gold Glove and Rookie of the Year.

He is the only player in baseball history to be the NL and AL MVP winning the awards with the Cincinnati Reds in 1961 and the Baltimore Orioles in 1966. Robinson hit .294 with 586 home runs and 1,812 RBI over his 21-year career.

After his playing days were over, Robinson became the first ever African-American manager in baseball history. His first job was as a player-manager with the Cleveland Indians in 1975. He went on to manage the San Francisco Giants, the Baltimore Orioles and the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals. Robinson managed for 16 seasons, compiling a record of 1,065 and 1,176. He stopped managing when he was with the Nationals at 70 years old following the 2006 season.

Robinson was also hired by Major League Baseball to be in charge of on-field operations. He stayed involved in baseball as a special advisor to Commissioner Rob Manfred.

Robinson is survived by his wife, Barbara, a son and a daughter.


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