Baseball Icon Frank Robinson Passes; see Bmorenews’ Exclusive Interview

Frank Robinson (August 31, 1935 – February 7, 2019) was an American professional baseball outfielder and manager. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for five teams from 1956 to 1976, and became the only player to win the MLB Most Valuable Player Award in both the National League and American League.] He won the Triple Crown, was a member of two teams that won the World Series (the 1966 and 1970 Baltimore Orioles), and amassed the fourth-most career home runs at the time of his retirement (he is currently 10th). Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.

Robinson was the first black manager in MLB history. He managed the Cleveland Indians during the last two years of his playing career, compiling a 186–189 record. He went on to manage the San Francisco Giants, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals. He was the honorary President of the American League.

See EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Robinson Post-Freddie Gray in Baltimore