Frank Robinson

Frank Robinson

Birth
Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, USA
Death 7 Feb 2019 (aged 83)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 196676286 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player, Manager. An all-around prolific player, Robinson was a supreme slugger who rivaled legendary contemporary players Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Ernie Banks and Mickey Mantle. He was recipient of two MVP Awards (one in each league), 1961 with the Reds and 1966 with the Orioles. The latter being a Triple Crown. He made history by becoming the first African American manager in the Major Leagues, as he initially helmed the Cleveland Indians in 1975. He made a mark on the baseball diamond during his years at McClymonds High School in Oakland, California, prior to attending Xavier University. A right fielder primarily, he also played at the left field, first base, centerfield and briefly third base positions, in addition to designated hitter towards the end of his career. In the course of twenty-one seasons (1956 to 1976), with the Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels and Cleveland Indians, he compiled 2,943 hits, 568 home runs and 1,812 runs batted in, with a lifetime .294 batting average. At the time of his retirement, Robinson was fourth on the all time home run list. He was the Rookie of the Year in 1956 and received a Gold Glove Award in 1958. Additionally, he achieved all star status fourteen times. He was a major contributor to Cincinnati's capturing of the National League Pennant in 1961 and during his tenure with the Baltimore Orioles, Robinson contributed significantly to four American League Pennants, which included two world championships (1966 and 1970). He served as manager for seventeen seasons with the Cleveland Indians (1975 to 1977), San Francisco Giants (1981 to 1984), Baltimore Orioles (1988 to 1991) and Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals (2002 to 2006). He compiled a 1,065 win, 1,176 loss managerial record and was named Manager of the Year in 1989. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. He was recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2005. He died following a battle with cancer.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 7 Feb 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 196676286
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Robinson (31 Aug 1935–7 Feb 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 196676286, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Burial Details Unknown.