Frank Robinson Born on 31st August, 1935, “Frank Robinson” is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He is also known for being a successful manager. Frank carries an American nationality. As far his education, he completed his high school education from the McClymonds High School’. His parents to live dream on his own way always supported him. While he was studying at school, he was basketball teammate of ‘Bill Russell’. Talking about his career, in the year 1956 he played for the team ‘Cincinnati Reds’. His journey with the team came to the end in 1965.
After a year in 1966, he joined the team ‘Baltimore Orioles’. In the year 1961, he was only player to be named as ‘Most Valuable Player’ with both teams. Due to his effort in rookie year 1961, playing as a member of Cincinnati Reds he tied the match with setting the record of 38 runs. Robinson also proved as a benefited player for ‘Baltimore’. He showed an exceptional performance playing with the team. Robinson lead the team with .316 batting average which help the team to win Triple Crown. He became only player to hit home run out of the Memorial Stadium on 8th May, 1966. That same year, while playing in ‘1966 World Series’with the team ‘The Orioles’, he was named as the ‘Series MVP’. The team also won the series. He hit two hom eruns in the Game. He continued his good form in 1970 as well.
Robinson hits back to back grand slams with the Orioles playing over Washington Senators. The team became the winner of consecutive three pennants for three years from 1969 to 1971. The team also won the ‘1970 World Series’. Throughout his career, he has shown his brilliant sports enthusiasm playing with true dedication and strong passion. In his 21 year baseball career, he has batted with .294 average hitting 586 home runs and total hits of 2943. Even after his retirement, he has become second in the list of Cincinnati’s all time run leaders. During the early period of 1970s, he started his managing career. He became the first manager in the history.
His first managing work came of the ‘Cleveland’. He served as a manager for the team for two years. After that, in 1975 he worked as a manager of the team ‘Francisco Giants’. In 1988, he was appointed as a manager of the team ‘Baltimore Orioles’. In the same way, he has worked as manager for ‘Montreal Expos/ Washington Nationals’. Frank also became the first black manager in the National League. In the year 2002, he was appointed as a manager of the ‘Expos’. Under his supervision and well management, the team showed its extra ordinary performance. Frank also faced with some criticism. In 2005, he was selected as worst manager in the baseball sports. That same year on 25th May 2006 he pulled Nationals ‘Catcher Matt Lecroy’ in the middle of 7th Inning which created further more controversy. Managers don’t have power to remove position of the players in the middle of the innings. However, after winning the game he was found crying and broke down during post game interviews. Frank managed his last game on 1st October, 2006 playing with the team, ‘Mets’. He has earned huge success and fame from his sport career. In the year 1982 he was inducted into ‘National Baseball Hall of Fame’. Frank has also been awarded with ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’ award on 9th NOvember, 2005 by the president George W. Bush.
After retiring from manager work, he started working as a Vice President in MLB front office. He also served as analyst for ESPN. In the year 2012, he was appointed as Executive Vice President of ‘Baseball Development’. Besides his baseball career he has also worked as an actor in the movies ‘MLB on Fox’ and ‘When It was a Game 3’. Significance to his personal life, the well-known baseball player is a married man. He got married with the beautiful lady named, Barbara Ann Cole on 28th October, 1961. From his marriage life with wife Barbara, he has two children. It has been long period of their marriage and still the couple is sharing same love and affection towards each other. The renowned baseball player has achieved inconceivable success and fame from his sports career. Frank is also known for his good personality. He still so energetic even at the age of 80. Robinson stands with the height of 6 feet 1 inch. His contribution towards the baseball as a player and a manager is very big. He has set many new records and achieved many honors and awards. His exact amount of net worth value has not got exposed yet. More about him can be obtained from the Wikipedia and other various web sites.