First African American Manager In Major League Baseball, Frank Robinson Dies at 83

By  //  February 7, 2019

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(FOX NEWS) – Frank Robinson, a Hall of Fame outfielder who was the first player to win an MVP award in both the American League and National League and later became the first African American manager in Major League Baseball, died Thursday. He was 83.

Robinson passed away at his home in Southern California, MLB said. He had recently been in hospice care.

“Frank Robinson’s resume in our game is without parallel, a trailblazer in every sense, whose impact spanned generations,” Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement.

“He was one of the greatest players in the history of our game, but that was just the beginning of a multifaceted baseball career.”

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