Frank Robinson

Aug 31, 1935 – Feb 7, 2019 (Age 83)


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 obituary and coverage from, click here.

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RIP Frank

He was my childhood baseball hero. Some liked Mays or Aaron or Mantle, but I was always a fan of F.Robby. I was proud of the way he played the game ferociously, but even more impressed by his leadership and the trails he blazed. As I grew older, read his biographies and understood the context of the times in which he lived, I realize his impact goes far beyond baseball. A great ballplayer to be sure, but also a great American. My prayers for comfort to his family, friends and all who...

In my estimation Frank Robinson arriving through trade to Baltimore in 1966 was the first African-American Super-star in the American League.
Robby put the Orioles on his back especially after winning the American League MVP and the Triple Crown.
Because of his greatness as a player and his leadership as a Cleveland, Giants, Orioles, Expos and Nationals manager Frank Robinson was a hero to me and so many others.
I met Mr. Robinson in the Winter of 1977 during...

Frank Robinson was a great player, but also a "man's man". His fearlessness while at bad was indicative of his personality while confronting the racism in baseball while he played and long after he retired. He didn't get the full national baseball recognition he deserved-like Henry Aaron, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson or even Roberto Clemente, but he's getting it now. He also deserves a special place in this country's civil rights history.

Mr. Robinson was my hero when he played with the Reds.

Watched this man get "brushed back" on 2 consecutive pitches. Then--he hit a Home Run. Great Sunday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Thanks Frank, RIP my Bro

I would like to say when I was a kid I was one of Frank's biggest fans he filled my childhood with joy and good memories, coming up in Baltimore and being a Orioles heart goes out to his family and may he REST in peace

We send our sincere condolences to the family. Our prayers are with you during these grief stricken times. May Gods blessings assist you during this time. It was an honor to work under Mr. Robinson. He was truly a pioneer and made Many notable contributions to our world.

Charles Spikes & family