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Old 02-07-2019, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by clydepepper View Post
Just yesterday, I was thinking how overlooked Frank was...even now...

I picked up a nice looking modern card - in a Topps subset titled 'Greatest Seasons'.

The front of the card shows something I'm always attracted to: A picture of Yaz at bat in '67.

I was so very disappointed when I read the back (another inept editor!).

Only off by 44 YEARS!!!

Still, the ONLY player to win MVP in BOTH Leagues!!!

Thanks Frank

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Actually, that statement is technically correct, as it was 45 years later that Miguel Cabrera won the triple crown in 2012.

If you consider the 45-year span from 1967-2011 (inclusive), Yaz was the only triple crown winner.

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Old 02-07-2019, 06:17 PM
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Beautiful pics, Chris. Thanks for sharing them.

I have a few Sport pics of Frank from his Orioles days. I need to scan them for this thread.
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Peter_Spaeth View Post
ARod? Actually no it was his second NY season that was great.
Robinson won the Triple Crown, MVP, and a World Series ring. That's a unique achievement.
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by BaltOrioles View Post
It seems regularly now, we lose one of my boyhood heroes. RIP Frank. Thanks for all the memories. Greatest trade in O's history. At the time, my mom asked me if Frank and Brooks were brothers. I guess in a way they were, the heart of the Orioles family.

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.
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:36 PM
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Default Frank Robinson

Very sad day... Frank was one of my favorite players growing up.

I was nervous the first time I met Frank since I heard the stories that he could be difficult at times. I brought a 16X20 B&W picture of him in mid swing. When I took the picture out of the box to give him to sign he said, “Wow! Where did you get that picture? I’ve never seen that shot of me before.” I told him and asked if he’d like to keep it and he said, “No, just display that picture in a predomenent location; that’s just a great picture.” He said, “I hope I don’t ruin it with my autograph.“. He just kept on talking and Boog was kidding him about taking so long. He said something like, who do you think you are, Brooks! Good times!

Bob - love hearing about your positive experience. That would be a great memory to cherish.

R.I.P Frank; you were a great one...
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:23 PM
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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).
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:24 PM
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Very underappreciated playing career, as others have said. And tremendous contributions to the game post playing career. RIP
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve D View Post
Actually, that statement is technically correct, as it was 45 years later that Miguel Cabrera won the triple crown in 2012.

If you consider the 45-year span from 1967-2011 (inclusive), Yaz was the only triple crown winner.


You're right, of course...and I complain about the editors....
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:14 PM
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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."
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:27 AM
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Below are my favorite quote and story written about Frank Robinson today. I love the Boswell quote as it sums him up perfectly. Somehow I was unaware that Frank Robinson and Bill Russell were high school teammates in basketball. That must have been one hell of an intense intimidating team.

Frank Robinson didn’t just crowd the plate; he crowded life. (Tom Boswell)
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