Orioles To Remember Hall of Famer Frank Robinson With Uniform Patch


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The Baltimore Orioles have announced that for Spring Training and the 2019 regular season, the team will commemorate the late Frank Robinson with a patch bearing his number on their sleeves.

The first-ballot Hall of Famer passed away at the age of 83 on February 7 and engrained himself in baseball history with his array of accomplishments, including becoming the first African-American manager within the Orioles' franchise and ranking "among the franchise leaders in on-base and slugging percentage, among other categories," according to MLB.com.

The patch will display an orange number 20, which Robinson wore in Baltimore from 1966-1971, on a black background. The team will wear the patch on their right sleeves during Spring Training but will flip it to the left once the season begins to allow room for a special "MLB 150" patch that all 30 professional teams will sport.

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