Frank Robinson dies at 83

09 February, 2019, 11:26 | Author: Nicole Aguilar
  • Enlarge this image

As the news of his death spread Thursday, friends, former teammates, Major League Baseball executives and media members shared memories of Robinson on social media.

After managing the Cleveland Indians from 1975 to 1977, Robinson became the National League's first African-American manager in 1981 when he was hired by the San Francisco Giants.

Pappas went 30-29 over two-plus seasons with the Reds, Baldschun won one game in 51 appearances over two years with Cincinnati and Simpson hit five home runs as a part-time outfielder for the Reds during two mediocre seasons.

He came to Baltimore in 1966 in one of the biggest trades in baseball history and went on that year to win the Triple Crown and American League MVP, leading the AL in home runs (49), RBI (122) and batting average (.316) and pacing the Orioles to a four-game sweep of Sandy Koufax and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1966 World Series.

Robinson hit 586 home runs - he was fourth on the career list behind only Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays when he retired and now ranks 10th.

Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson dies at 83.

In 2005, Robinson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush, and six years later he would be appointed as Executive Vice President of Baseball Development by Bud Selig, then the commissioner of the MLB.

Trump Proposes New Nuclear Missile Treaty With Potential To Include India
Russian media also floated the possibility of sailing an underwater nuclear doomsday device to the US's coast. It said Russian Federation was violating the treaty's terms and had six months to become compliant.

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred released the following statement in the wake of Robinson's passing. He oversaw the team's transition to Washington where they became the Nationals before ending his managerial career in 2006 at the age of 70.

Born in Beaumont, Texas, Robinson was raised in west Oakland where he attended McClymonds High School along with future NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell. He was the NL Most Valuable Player in 1961, the same year the Reds won the league pennant.

Being the sport's first black manager "was nothing compared to what Jackie did or what he went through, but it was important because I was the first and that meant the door's open", Robinson told OTL in 2016. "I thought, 'This SOB is trying to strike me out on three pitches ... on my day!" The Reds were a part of the Pioneer League from 1939-55 and played their home games at the now demolished John Affleck Park. This is the reason that I have wanted to stay in this game, because a lot of people helped me to get to where I am today and I've always tried to give back to this game. A Triple Crown victor, he was a member of two World Series champion Orioles squads.

Robinson moved into the Orioles' front office, serving as an assistant general manager through the 1995 season.

"I remember the first game I ever managed [for Baltimore] in 1968". The Salt Lake Bees won the Pioneer League title that season.

A no-nonsense guy, Robinson also had a sharp wit. Mazzone capably did his job for years with metal hooks and became good friends with Robinson. "After the vote, he said, 'Jay, you're fined for not voting.' Everybody laughed".

Robinson is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann, and two children, Frank Kevin and Nichelle.

Recommended:

  • Jeff Bezos accuses Enquirer of blackmail with revealing photos

    Jeff Bezos accuses Enquirer of blackmail with revealing photos

    Mr Bezos's wealth now is valued at US$133.9 billion (S$181.6 billion), according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. If we do not agree to affirmatively publicize that specific lie, they say they'll publish the photos, and quickly.
    Measles case confirmed in Central Texas

    Measles case confirmed in Central Texas

    In 2018 the World Health Organization (WHO) blamed the anti-vaccination movement for a surge in European measles cases . The measles vaccine is reported to be very effective; 97 percent of those who receive both vaccinations are immune.
    India vs New Zealand: T20I Series Schedule, Venue & Match Timings

    India vs New Zealand: T20I Series Schedule, Venue & Match Timings

    The Black Caps edged the sub-continental side 1-0 in a two-match away series in 2012 before losing 1-2 in India in 2017-18. Tim Seifert will be donning the wicket-keeping gloves in the Kane Williamson led side.
  • Storm Erik set to batter Britain | getreading

    Storm Erik set to batter Britain | getreading

    The showers will be most frequent in the west and north, with a continued risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms. Victoria Jones - PA Images via Getty ImagesA woman battles strong winds on London's Waterloo bridge on Friday.
    Yankees: Aaron Judge is willing to move positions for Bryce Harper

    Yankees: Aaron Judge is willing to move positions for Bryce Harper

    San Francisco are no strangers to pursuing big names, having been major players for Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton last offseason.
    Mickelson hits every fairway for first time in two decades

    Mickelson hits every fairway for first time in two decades

    South Korean Kim Si-woo had the best score at Pebble, a 66, while American Cody Gribble was best at Spyglass, also 66. Mickelson is not, though he has won more majors of now active players than anyone other than Tiger Woods.
  • Grizzlies trade Marc Gasol to Toronto

    Grizzlies trade Marc Gasol to Toronto

    Ujiri made two moves just prior to the 2017 deadline, acquiring Serge Ibaka from the Orlando Magic and P.J. ET deadline passes it could be an interesting, albeit stressful, time for Lowry and others.
    New Zealand vs India - Highlights & Stats

    New Zealand vs India - Highlights & Stats

    They did find it hard to make a clean sweep, however keeping all aside; they are going for an impressive start to the T20 series. Seifert, whose previous best innings in eight internationals was an unbeaten 14 on debut, gave New Zealand a flying start.
    Facebook ad revenue tops $16.6 billion, driven by Instagram, Stories

    Facebook ad revenue tops $16.6 billion, driven by Instagram, Stories

    The company faces demographic challenges as younger users shift to other platforms, seeing Facebook as less cool than it once was. At the time the report stated that Mark Zuckerburg was personally involved in the project and was pushing for its completion.
  • D.C. United's Wayne Rooney thinks he still has Premier League quality

    D.C. United's Wayne Rooney thinks he still has Premier League quality

    The Gunners will face Belarusian side BATE Borisov in the last 32 of the competition starting with the first leg next week. United are expected to make a decision on their manager at the end of the season.
    Pompeo reassures allies of USA  commitment to defeat ISIL

    Pompeo reassures allies of USA commitment to defeat ISIL

    The US President thanked the UAE, Germany and Saudi Arabia for their increased financial commitments as part of the coalition. Officials say that the USA withdrawal will happen, although at a slower pace than Trump first intended.
    Local health officials urge people to get measles vaccine

    Local health officials urge people to get measles vaccine

    The National Vaccine Information Center, which opposes mandatory vaccination laws, said it opposed that bill and the current one. Most of the outbreaks we have seen over the years have started in areas where there are high numbers of unvaccinated children.


Popular

Trump defies bipartisanship for border fiction
Margo went on to say in the interview that the fence along El Paso's southern border is only part of the process for security. While Trump touted a decrease in crime in El Paso since the fence was constructed in 2006 and 2008.

Unai Emery urges Arsenal to improve away form amid criticism
Respect for the opposition is one of his guiding principles but it was also easy to discern the message for his team. Arsenal travel to Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon. "We know that defensively we need to do better".

Oil slips as investors weigh up supply factors
U.S. distillate stocks fell by 2.3 million barrels, while inventories of other refined fuels dropped by 2.9 million barrels. The sanctions aim to block USA refiners from paying into PDVSA accounts controlled by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Mauricio Pochettino says Spurs are full of belief
The Argentine has done an excellent job at Tottenham and at Southampton previously, establishing himself as one of the most sought-after managers in the game now .

Nissan told to told to reapply for United Kingdom funds
Diesel cars dropped from a 55% share of the European market - the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Spain - in 2014, to 36% in 2017. Sunderland ultimately voted to leave by 61% - making it one of the most pro-Brexit cities in the UK.

With eye on Afghanistan talks, Trump vows to stop 'endless wars'
Both sides in the conflict say they want to strike hard militarily to bolster their position at the negotiating table. USA and Taliban negotiators are due to meet again in Qatar on February 25 to resume their discussions.

Ariana Grande not attending Grammys after disagreements with producers
However, Grande was then said to have pulled out altogether after producers insisted "the second song be of their choosing". The insider claimed that the "stipulations" imposed on Grande were not imposed on any other performer.

It's official, Oscars will take place without a host
Burke addressed the fallout over Kevin Hart quickly exiting the hosting gig in December after old homophobic tweets resurfaced . However, she did tease that the opening number will be "exciting".

Theresa May: I stick by my Irish border pledge
Mrs May is set to meet with leaders from Northern Ireland's parties on Wednesday. She said "intransigence" in Brussels and Dublin was leading to a no-deal Brexit .

Miami Heat Not on Anthony Davis’ List of Preferred Trade Destinations
The Pelicans need to wait until they can get a player with that clear All-NBA ceiling before pulling the trigger. The NBA trade deadline isn't until Thursday, so there's plenty of time for the Lakers to reengage the Pelicans.