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Frank Robinson, Baseball, MVP discussed on Jim Bohannon


Welcome back to America in the morning thirteen till manager player. Former major league baseball executive Frank Robinson has died. Bill Michaels has a look back on the legend. Baseball's first African American manager and the only player to win MVP honors in both leagues. Frank Robinson has died at the age of eighty three. Hydride? In his twenty one seasons as a player. Frank Robinson was a fourteen time all star a two-time World Series champion, a two time MVP once in the American League and once in the National League and the nineteen fifty-six NL rookie of the year Robinson ranks tenth in baseball history for career homers and said during his nineteen eighty hall of fame induction that some people thought he should have put up better numbers in his career. Lot of people ask me, aren't you? Don't you? Upset about not getting three thousand hits not getting six hundred home runs. Not said, no, I'm not. And I don't think I have to apologize for getting twenty nine hundred and forty three hits and five hundred eighty six months Robinson became the first African American manager when he was hired by the Cleveland Indians in October nineteen seventy four Robinson recalled the pressure of the job. Head. Have the team support? So what I did. I tried to keep everybody toes. I've tried to let them know why was doing. Not doing the game. Question. That was the toughest thing was because. House. Frank Robinson went.

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