Frank Robinson, Hall of Fame Outfielder and MLB’s First Black Manager, Dies at 83

Frank Robinson in 1961

(From Sports Illustrated)

Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson died on Thursday after a battle with bone cancer, according to the New York Daily News’ Bill Madden and MLB.com’s Joe Trezza. . . .

During his 21-seasons in the MLB, the legendary baseball star made major league baseball history as the first African-American manager when he managed the Cleveland Indians during the last two years of his playing career.

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