Hall Of Famer Frank Robinson Passes Away
The only man to win both the American and National League Most Valuable Awards, Frank Robinson, has passed away at the age of 83.
Robinson (pictured), who was primarily an outfielder, began his Hall of Fame career with the Cincinnati Reds, who he played for from 1956-65. He led the Reds to the National League pennant in 1961, where they lost to the New York Yankees in five games. Frank was awarded the National League Most Valuable Player after the season.
After the 1965 season, Robinson was traded to the Baltimore Orioles for three players. He then led the Orioles to the 1966 World Series title, where they swept the Los Angeles Dodgers in four straight games. Robinson won the AL Triple Crown and was voted the American League's Most Valuable Player.
He became the first African-American manager in the major leagues when he skippered the Cleveland Indians from 1975-77. He later managed the San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, and the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals franchise.
Robinson was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1982.