RIP Frank Robinson

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RIP Frank Robinson

Unread post by goapps » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:23 pm

Hall of Famer and former triple crown winner Frank Robinson has passed away. He hit the only home run to ever land outside the old Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. He and Johnny Unitas were my first two childhood sports heroes.



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Re: RIP Frank Robinson

Unread post by scatman77 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:28 pm

goapps wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:23 pm
Hall of Famer and former triple crown winner Frank Robinson has passed away. He hit the only home run to ever land outside the old Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. He and Johnny Unitas were my first two childhood sports heroes.
Just read that. Wasn't he the first MLB player to win a series in both leagues? Seems like it was Baltimore and Cincinnati.


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Re: RIP Frank Robinson

Unread post by HighPointApp » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:28 pm

Helluva player and a better person. Bless his family with peace during this time.


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Re: RIP Frank Robinson

Unread post by goapps » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:33 pm

scatman77 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:28 pm
goapps wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:23 pm
Hall of Famer and former triple crown winner Frank Robinson has passed away. He hit the only home run to ever land outside the old Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. He and Johnny Unitas were my first two childhood sports heroes.
Just read that. Wasn't he the first MLB player to win a series in both leagues? Seems like it was Baltimore and Cincinnati.
I think he was the first to win MVP awards in both leagues with the Reds and Orioles



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Re: RIP Frank Robinson

Unread post by Arsenal App » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:53 pm

Robinson never won a World Series in the NL when he was with Cincinnati. The one time the Reds won the pennant with Robinson on their roster was in 1961. They lost the World Series to the Noo Yawk Yankees 4 games to 1. He went onto win two World Series with the Orioles after being traded there for a legendary pitcher named Milt Pappas.
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Re: RIP Frank Robinson

Unread post by wb247 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:54 pm

goapps wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:33 pm

I think he was the first to win MVP awards in both leagues with the Reds and Orioles
My understanding is that he is the only player to win MVP in both leagues.



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Re: RIP Frank Robinson

Unread post by Yosef's Musket » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:54 pm

goapps wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:33 pm
scatman77 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:28 pm
goapps wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:23 pm
Hall of Famer and former triple crown winner Frank Robinson has passed away. He hit the only home run to ever land outside the old Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. He and Johnny Unitas were my first two childhood sports heroes.
Just read that. Wasn't he the first MLB player to win a series in both leagues? Seems like it was Baltimore and Cincinnati.
I think he was the first to win MVP awards in both leagues with the Reds and Orioles
I believe he is still the only one to ever do it.


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Re: RIP Frank Robinson

Unread post by WVAPPeer » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:56 pm

Saw him first as a Cincinnati Red LEG --- he hit a long home run out of Crosley Field over the left field wall and broke out a window in an old building --- By the way, he hit it off Warren Spahn - ah, the good old days :o


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Re: RIP Frank Robinson

Unread post by BUTCH1991 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:53 pm

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Re: RIP Frank Robinson

Unread post by scatman77 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:59 pm

WVAPPeer wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:56 pm
Saw him first as a Cincinnati Red LEG --- he hit a long home run out of Crosley Field over the left field wall and broke out a window in an old building --- By the way, he hit it off Warren Spahn - ah, the good old days :o
I remember in 1969 our family drove to the mid-west for vacation and we passed Crosley Field prior to it being razed and replaced with Riverfront Stadium.


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Re: RIP Frank Robinson

Unread post by asu66 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:19 pm

scatman77 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:28 pm
goapps wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:23 pm
Hall of Famer and former triple crown winner Frank Robinson has passed away. He hit the only home run to ever land outside the old Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. He and Johnny Unitas were my first two childhood sports heroes.
Just read that. Wasn't he the first MLB player to win a series in both leagues? Seems like it was Baltimore and Cincinnati.
Just saw this on de tube. I'll choose to remember him as a CincyRed. He could do it all...with the exception of the many times he had to face Koufax, Drysdale and Podres and the Brooklyn/LA Dodgers. RIP, Big Frank.

By the way, FR was the first Afro-American manager in MLB.


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Re: RIP Frank Robinson

Unread post by GoBoone » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:37 pm

Really fine man. He coached in the Puerto Rico winter leagues where I grew up. He would come down to the basketball court near my house and shoot around with us kids. Rest In Peace.



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