Frank Robinson

Baseball Player

Birthday August 31, 1935

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Beaumont, TX

DEATH DATE Feb 7, 2019 (83)

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About

14-time MLB All-Star who became the first player ever to be named MVP in both the American and National League; led the Baltimore Orioles to World Series Championships in 1966 and 1970 and won the American League triple crown in 1966.

Before Fame

He played high school basketball with Bill Russell.

Trivia

In 1975, he was hired as manager of the Cleveland Indians and became the first African American manager in MLB history.

Family Life

He married Barbara Ann Cole on October 28, 1961; they had two children together. He'd later die of bone cancer.

Associated With

He received the President Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush in November, 2005.