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Old 02-08-2019, 02:14 AM
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I was JUST looking at his stats and wondering why he did not
have a 76 and 77 card. These are great!

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Why is he constantly being referred to as an underrated player?
I did not get to see him play but I always saw him as a top dog
among the greats. Growing up, if I said Frank Robinson, my father
would ALWAYS mention "Triple Crown" and "MVP in both leagues".
I think that says it all, no?
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Truly a great one who will be sorely missed.

Barry, I think Mantle also won the Triple Crown, MVP and WS ring in a single year (1956).
He did Paul, but my point was that Robinson did it in his first year after being traded, making it one of the most lopsided trades in baseball history. Poor Milt Pappas, a fine pitcher but unfortunately on the wrong side of that trade.
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:43 AM
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very sad news RIP. he'll be missed great for the game

Let's go O's
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:45 AM
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I was JUST looking at his stats and wondering why he did not
have a 76 and 77 card. These are great!

Question to All:

Why is he constantly being referred to as an underrated player?
I did not get to see him play but I always saw him as a top dog
among the greats. Growing up, if I said Frank Robinson, my father
would ALWAYS mention "Triple Crown" and "MVP in both leagues".
I think that says it all, no?
Look at the prices of his cards (other than RC and low pop 62) compared to Mantle, Mays, Aaron and Clemente and you'll see the evidence for underrated.
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Franks Robinson managed the Nationals for their first 2 seasons in Washington, DC, and even had them in first place at mid season. I know you will enjoy this read by a Wash. Post columnist who says in this read: "The first time I met Robinson was in December 2004 at baseball’s winter meetings, held that year in Anaheim, Calif. We stood in a hallway, and I was nervous, the new beat writer with no baseball experience somehow tasked with covering Washington’s new major league team — a team that had a Hall of Famer at the helm."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...=.c3091c54064e
Good piece. He uses a great phrase at the end -- "the history of the game can't be told without him."
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Frank had an amazing career and a great series in 66.
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http://dougwilsonbaseball.blogspot.c...and-frank.html

Outstanding piece on how Frank and Brooks, two very contrasting men not just racially, forged a friendship. America in 1966 was not exactly past its racial problems, and by all accounts the very cohesive Oriole clubhouse was probably an important factor in their success.
The two are forever linked when I think about either. What great players but Frank was truly special.



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The two are forever linked when I think about either. What great players but Frank was truly special.



Great pictures and autographed to boot. Thanks for sharing these two shots. Sad days for us O’s fans.
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