Hall of Famer Robinson Dies

FILE - This June 19, 1996, file photo shows Frank Robinson at a news conference in Cleveland, Ohio, after being named Major League Baseball's first black manager, with the Cleveland Indians. In the background is baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn. Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, has died. He was 83. Robinson had been in hospice care at his home in Bel Air. MLB confirmed his death Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/File)

LOS ANGELES (AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hall of Famer Frank Robinson has died. He was the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues. Robinson hit 586 career home runs and won the Triple Crown while leading the Baltimore Orioles to their first World Series championship in 1966. The All-Star outfielder fulfilled his quest to become the first African-American manager in the big leagues when the Cleveland Indians hired him in 1975. Robinson also managed San Francisco, Baltimore and Montreal, and became the first manager of the Washington Nationals after the franchise moved from Montreal for the 2005 season. Robinson was 83.



 
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