Frank Robinson, Hall of Famer and MLB’s First Black Manager, Dead at 83

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BALTIMORE — Former Baltimore Oriole, Hall of Famer and baseball legend Frank Robinson has died at the age of 83, according to multiple reports.

Robinson died Thursday after battling illness.

He played for five MLB teams from 1956 to 1976. He won the Triple Crown, was a member of two teams that won the World Series (the 1966 and 1970 Baltimore Orioles), and amassed the fourth-most career home runs at the time of his retirement (he is currently 10th). Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.

Robinson was the first black manager in MLB history. He managed the Cleveland Indians during the last two years of his playing career, compiling a 186–189 record. He went on to manage the San Francisco Giants, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals. He is the honorary President of the American League.

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