Frank Robinson baseball star dies at 83
Baseball Hall of Famer and trailblazer Frank Robinson died at the age of 83. The MLB (Major League Baseball) announced Robinson’s death following a prolonged illness on Thursday, 7 th February. Robinson finished his playing career with 586 home runs — fourth-most ever at the time and now 10th on the all-time list.
A two-time World Series champion and two-time MVP (Most Valuable Player) in different leagues, Robinson later became MLB’s first African-American manager with the Cleveland Indians and eventually guided four franchises in four different decades. “Frank Robinson's resume in our game is without parallel, a trailblazer in every sense, whose impact spanned generations’ Commissioner Rob Manfred said.” He was one of the greatest players in the history of our game, but that was just the beginning of a multifaceted baseball career. “We are deeply saddened by this loss of our friend, colleague and legend, who worked in our game for more than 60 years. On behalf of Major League Baseball, I send my deepest
condolences to Frank&’s wife Barbara, daughter Nichelle, their entire family and the countless
fans who admired this great figure of our national pastime.”
Robinson finished his playing career among all-time leaders in multiple offensive categories ]including home runs (586), RBIs (1,812), runs scored (1,829) and walks (1,420). He is one of only three MLB players ever to have his number retired by three teams, along with Nolan Ryan and Jackie Robinson.