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Old 02-08-2019, 06:16 AM
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One of the best in baseball. Rest in peace.

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Old 02-08-2019, 06:20 AM
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:42 AM
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One of the best. I had my mother convinced that Frank Robinson & Brooks Robinson were brothers. It worked until she saw them together.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:23 AM
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One of the best to ever play. He had all the tools. Sad news. Rest in peace Frank.
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:09 AM
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Talk radio guy tells a story of Frank when he first got a managers job in 1975. Frank was a manager-player. Frank didn't bat his first time around. The GM call to the dugout and says, Frank Robinson, today's your day u should go up to bat. Ok, says Frank.

Frank is at bat and is quickly down 0-2 and the pitcher throws a nasty slider nearly striking him out. Frank says, Oh! You're trying to make me look bad. The next pitch was a home run. RIP Frank, you're one of the best
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:54 AM
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Talk radio guy tells a story of Frank when he first got a managers job in 1975. Frank was a manager-player. Frank didn't bat his first time around. The GM call to the dugout and says, Frank Robinson, today's your day u should go up to bat. Ok, says Frank.
Frank is at bat and is quickly down 0-2 and the pitcher throws a nasty slider nearly striking him out. Frank says, Oh! You're trying to make me look bad. The next pitch was a home run. RIP Frank, you're one of the best
Brooks Robinson was on the radio last night . . . . said when Frank came to the Orioles he had a rule that no one could "fraternize" or talk to the players on the other team or he would fine them.
Brooks said in the 1970 World Series Bernie Carbo from the Reds was trying to talk to him. Brooks didn't want to be rude so he talked back, but he knew Frank was watching.
After the game Frank fined him $50, even though Brooks had hit a home run to help win the game.

Brooks was laughing telling the story . . . . said off the field Frank was a great guy and friend to everyone, but on the field it was all business.

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Old 02-08-2019, 10:57 AM
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I think he was the 11th or 12th to eclipse the 500 HR mark.
For many years he was fourth in total home runs, behind only Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays. The steroid era changed that.

In 1966 one of those home runs was hit completely out of Memorial Stadium and into the parking lot . . . 451 feet. No drugs there, just strength and talent.

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Old 02-08-2019, 01:21 PM
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...fellow players feared him...
As a Giants fan that was a kid at the time watching Giants games on tv, I feared Frank Robinson lol.

RIP Coach.

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For many years he was fourth in total home runs, behind only Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays. The steroid era changed that.

In 1966 one of those home runs was hit completely out of Memorial Stadium and into the parking lot . . . 451 feet. No drugs there, just strength and talent.
That's what I love about the old players.
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