RIP Frank Robinson
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Molto Verboso
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:26 pm quote
so Frank Robinson died today, did not see any posts about this. An amazing baseball player, the first black coach, and so much more. Baseball is what it is based on players like him. RIP Mr. Frank Robinson you have made an amazing place in our lives.

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Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:49 pm quote
Rest in Peace #20.
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Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:08 pm quote
A baseball and American great, on more than one level.

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Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:34 am quote
One of my favorite players. !
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Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:33 am quote
Frank Robinson-a game changer in so, so many ways! He will be missed... greatly. RIP Mr. Robinson.
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Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:23 pm quote
RIP, Frank. Interesting side note, Frank Robinson grew up in Oakland and played basedball with Vada Pinson (his teammate in Cincy) and basketball with Bill Russell.

While Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in MLB, it was players like Frank Robinson, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks and Roberto Clemente that made players of color the leading players on their respective teams. We won't see a group like that ever again.
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