Orioles Hall of Famer Frank Robinson Dead at 83


Baltimore Orioles legend Frank Robinson has died at the age of 83, according to various reports . Robinson played for the Orioles from 1966 to 1971 and was the team's manager from 1988 to 1991.

Born in Beaumont, Texas, Robinson became one of the greatest players ever to grace the diamond. During his 21-year playing career, he won the Triple Crown as a member of the Orioles, one of only 15 players ever to accomplish the feat. He also was the only player in MLB history to have won the Most Valuable Player Award in both the National League (1961 with the Cincinnati Reds) and American League (1966 with the Orioles). Robinson is currently 10th on the all-time home run leaders with 586 and won two World Series, both with the Orioles in 1966 and 1970. Other awards racked up in his career were World Series MVP in 1966, Gold Glove Award winner in 1958, and 14 All-Star appearances. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his first year of eligibility in 1982 for his accomplishments on the field.

In 1975, Robinson became the first black manager of a MLB team, coaching the Cleveland Indians while still a player for the team. Besides the Indians and Orioles, he also managed the San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers and Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals. Robinson won the AL Manager of the Year Award in 1989 with the O's.

Robinson is one of six Orioles players considered "legends" of the team, each a Hall of Fame member with their numbers retired and immortalized with bronze sculptures in 2012 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Robinson died as a result of bone cancer.

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