The great Frank Robinson passed away yesterday. He did so much that these are just some of the highlights:
Two time MVP – only player to win in both leagues
First African-American manager
Triple Crown in 1966
Statues outside stadiums in three cities – Baltimore, Cleveland, Cincinnati
Manager of the year
He was the only player to hit a home run out of Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium. There was a flag that said “HERE” marking where it went out.
The only time I am sure I saw him play was in 1962 when I saw the Reds play the Mets at the Polo Grounds.