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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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

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 .