Frank Robinson Frank Robinson
Elected to Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers in 1982, Player
370 votes on 415 ballots 89.16%
Hall of Fame plaque for Frank Robinson Born: August 31, 1935, in Beaumont, Texas ML Debut:
Primary Position: Right Fielder
Bats: R Throws: R Primary Uniform #: Played For: Cincinnati Reds (1956-1965), Baltimore Orioles (1966-1971), Los Angeles Dodgers (1972), California Angels (1973-1974), Cleveland Indians (1974-1976)
Primary Team: Cincinnati Reds
Managed: Cleveland Indians (1975-1977), San Francisco Giants (1981-1984), Baltimore Orioles (1988-1991), Montreal Expos (2002-2004) Post-Season: 1961 World Series, 1966 World Series, 1969 ALCS, 1969 World Series, 1970 ALCS, 1970 World Series, 1971 ALCS, 1971 World Series Awards: All-Star (13): 1956-1957, 1959, 1961-1962, 1965-1967, 1969-1971, 1974; National League MVP 1961, American League MVP 1966; Rookie of the Year 1956; Gold Glove 1958; World Series MVP 1966; 1971 All-Star Game MVP Hitting Bio Video (Streaming Windows Media) Frank Robinson was one of baseball's great "gamers." As Rookie of the Year in 1956 and an MVP in both leagues (with the Reds in 1961 and the Orioles in 1966), he developed a reputation as an aggressive outfielder and hard-charging baserunner. The American League Triple Crown winner in 1966, Robinson amassed 586 home runs and ended his career just 57 hits shy of the 3,000-hit club. His intelligence and leadership helped him become the major leagues' first African-American field manager in 1975, when he skippered the Cleveland Indians.