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Frank Robinson, hall of famer and MLB’s first black manager, dies aged 83

  • Robinson broke barriers when he took charge of Cleveland
  • His 586 home runs stand 10th on baseball’s all-time list

Hall of famer Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, has died. Robinson had recently been in hospice care at his home in Bel Air. MLB confirmed his death on Thursday afternoon, Robinson was 83.

An MVP with Cincinnati and Baltimore, Robinson cemented his legacy when he became Cleveland’s manager in 1975. The Reds, Orioles and Indians retired his No20 and honored him with statues at their stadiums.

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