Hall Of Famer Frank Robinson Dead At Age 83


Hall of Fame outfielder and former MLB manager Frank Robinson has died, according to Richard Justice of MLB.com. He passed following a “prolonged illness” at the age of 83.

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association issued the following statement on Twitter:

Robinson played from 1956 to 1976 and had his No. 20 retired by the Reds, Orioles and Cleveland Indians. He won National League Rookie of the Year in 1956, a Gold Glove in 1958 and the 1966 Triple Crown.

Robinson was a 14-time All-Star and is the only player in MLB history to win the MVP award in both leagues (1961 with the Reds and 1966 with the Orioles). He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982, where he received 89.2 percent of the vote.

He won World Series championships in 1966 and 1970 and was named the 1966 World Series MVP.

Robinson managed four different clubs and was the first African American manager in MLB history in 1975. He last managed in 2006 for the Washington Nationals.