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Frank Robinson Passes Away

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Frank Robinson, the first ever African-American manager in Major League Baseball and first player ever to win the Most Valuable Player award in BOTH leagues, passed away on Thursday at the age of 83.

Robinson, a former Rookie of the Year, hit 586 home runs in his career, good enough for 10th on the all-time list.

As great of a career Robinson had during his playing days, his life after he hung up his bat and glove is where he became one of the most important figures in the history of baseball.

Although his managerial career wasn’t all that great, Robinson holds the distinction of being the first ever African-American manager, as well as the inaugural manager for the Washington Nationals franchise. Robinson isn’t remembered for his wins and losses as a manager during these times, he is remembered for being a pioneer and a class act all the way until the end.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Robinson.

 

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