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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We would like to say what we said to him on his last day coaching the Washington Nationals on September 30, 2006, "Thanks, Frank!" We were sitting in the Diamond Club section of RFK, two sections over from the Nats dugout. During the standing ovation, Frank was scanning the crowd, and looked at our sign, and pointed to us, giving us a thumbs up! The local paper, the Free Lance Star (Fredericksburg, VA), mentioned our sign in the story written about that day. Proud Nats Fan Family...

Frank Robinson was one of my favorite Orioles along with Brooks, Boog and Paul Blair. He will be deeply missed but his will to win will forever be etched in my memory. RIP Mr. Robinson. You deserve your eternal rest. Peace! Alan Gould.

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family , Friends and God .

Sympathy and prayer to family.

My condolence goes out to the Frank Robison Family MLB has loss one of it's greatest players. I remember seeing Frank play during my childhood in the sixties when the Reds came to Milwaukee County Stadium to play the Braves. Even though Hank Aaron was my Hero, Frank Robinson was in the same class as Mays and Aaron as Baseball's greatest hitters. We will miss you Frank and your contribution to Major League Baseball God Bless You.

Frank was one of my childhood heroes in the 60s. I'm over 60 now and he's still my hero.

Please accept my deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Allow the God of comfort to comfort and know, He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6,7

I was a 5 year old kid in 1956 and my Dad took me to Crosley field for my birthday. I talked about #20 all the way home, and never quit. I begged my Mom to let me stay home from school the day he was traded, but she told me Robby would want me to go.(It worked.) I saw him play in many different uniforms, and manage in Cleveland. He truly was my hero. One of the happiest days of my life was seeing him inducted into the HOF in 1982.When I read his books, it made me realize how much he and...

Frank was one of my childhood heroes. My buddies and I used to wait around after the games at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore just to get his autograph. He was always gracious, well dressed and classy as hell. I pray peace to his family and all who loved him.