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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Thank you Mr Frank Robinson for all your baseball greatness # 20 was my child hood hero when he played for the Baltimore Orioles.. You,,Brooks, , Booge,, Jim Palmer class acts whom none will ever duplicate,, , RIP, , Champ, ,, say hello to Johnny Unitas

He was a childhood hero of mine in Baltimore, along with teammate Brooks (Robinson) and Football's (Colts) Johnny Unitas and Basketball's (Bullets) Wes Unseld. RIP Big Frank!

You were always one of my favorite icons in baseball , but even more you were a friend. I will miss you stopping by my booth at Fenway.

Your friend,
Al Green
Red Sox H.O.F.

Sorry for your loss Robinson family, he will live forever in our hearts and minds. Thanks for sharing him with fans and friends in baseball over the years.

Thanks Mr. Robinson for the cap you gave me in Florida in 1969 I still have it and I'll still keep it in my safe. R.I.P

What great memories of him crowding the plate and winning the Triple Crown in two leagues the only man to do it I believe Reston peas Frank

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.