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8/31/1935 - 2/7/2019| Visit Guest Book
Frank Robinson (Louis Requena / MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Frank Robinson (Louis Requena / MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Frank Robinson was Major League Baseball's first black manager. That groundbreaking distinction came after a notable playing career, beginning in 1956 with the Cincinnati Reds. He was Rookie of the Year and went on to play for the Reds until 1965. Traded to the Baltimore Orioles, he excelled for six seasons, including two World Series wins and a World Series MVP Award in 1966. In 1975, Robinson became manager of the Cleveland Indians, breaking the color barrier. He went on to manage the San Francisco Giants, the Orioles, and the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals.

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Published online on February 7, 2019 courtesy of Tributes.com
Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball, and a Hall of Fame player, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 in Los Angeles of bone cancer, according to media sources. He was 83. For full... Read Obituary
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