Robinson, Frank

Robinson, Frank,

1935–, American baseball player and manager, b. Beaumont, Tex. Entering major-league baseball as an outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds, Robinson was named the National League's rookie of the year in 1956 and most valuable player (MVP) in 1961. Traded to the American League's Baltimore Orioles in 1965, he won the batting triple crown and the MVP award in 1966, becoming the first player ever to be voted MVP in both leagues. After stints with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1972) and California Angels (1973–74), he played (1974–76) for the Cleveland Indians, where he also became (1975–77) the first African-American manager in major-league history. Robinson subsequently managed the San Francisco Giants (1981–84) and Orioles (1988–91) and was manager of the year in 1982 and 1989. From 1991 to 1994 he was assistant general manager with the Orioles. He became director of baseball operations for the Arizona Fall League and consultant to the commissioner for special projects in major-league baseball's central office in 1997 and vice president for on-field operations in 2000. From 2002 to 2006 he was manager of the Montreal Expos, who moved to Washington, D.C., and became the Nationals after 2004.

Robinson, Frank

(1935–  ) baseball player/manager; born in Beaumont, Texas. During his career as a player (1956–76), he played outfield, first base, and designated hitter (DH), mostly for the Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles. He was the first DH to hit a homer and his 586 career home runs place him fourth in the history of the majors. He became the first to win the Most Valuable Player Award once in both leagues. In 1975 he was named manager of the Cleveland Indians, the first African-American to manage in the majors; he went on to manage the San Francisco Giants (1981–84) and the Baltimore Orioles (1988–91).
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With the Oriole Way in full swing and with teammates like Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Boog Powell, Mike Cuellar and Dave McNally on the roster, Palmer makes it seem like he only needed to show up every fifth day and victory was almost assured.
Mansell, who started as an apprentice with Harry Blackshaw, also worked for David Robinson, Frank Carr, Patrick Haslam and Neville Crump before joining Ernie Weymes.
Rishworthians were missing four first team regulars, but in a fine performance by the pack Ben Robinson, Frank Watene and James Clarke led the way.
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Baker III, Frances Fitzgerald, Pat Robertson, Dan Rather, Ron Reagan, Thomas Frank, Arthur Laffer, Paul Volcker, Peter Robinson, Frank Snepp, Edmund Morris.
Pictured with Iain are Steve Mann,Tony Lynott, Andy Lenway, Alan Robinson, Frank Campbell with their manager Richie Davis
CROATIA v ENGLAND; RUSSIA v ENGLAND; ISRAEL v ENGLAND; ENGLAND v MACEDONIA; ANDORRA v ENGLAND IT'S been a rollercoaster ride for (from left): Paul Robinson, Frank Lampard in Russia, Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and the England fans
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Paul Robinson, Frank Lampard, Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole have all captained teams in the Premiership.
We also intend to have more extensive plantings of martagon hybrids bred by Canadian hybridizers, such as Jean Erickson, Ed Robinson, Frank Skinner, Fred Tarlton, Robert Erskine and Eugene Fox, as well as from some of the newer hybridizers, such as Terry Willoughby and Reg Gallup.
GROOM CUP WINNERS 2006: Back row: Dylan Thwaites, Darren Weaver, Richard Evans, Mike Jefferson, Pete Tomlinson, Ed McNamee, Matt Sanderson, Richard Boustead; front: Steve Robinson, Frank O Dion, Steve Westmoreland, Adam Chapman, Darren Thwaites, Toyan Greaves (s) PLENTY TO SMILE ABOUT: Westend''s junior 'family'' enjoy regular matches and training sessions, above and below (s)