Frank Robinson Biography

Published on : 17 July, 2015

Facts of Frank Robinson

Birth Name Frank Robinson
Famous Name Frank Robinson
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Birth Place/City Beaumont, Texas
Net Worth N/A
Weight in KG 81 kg
Affair with Barbara Ann Cole
Girlfriend Barbara Ann Cole
Married Yes
Married to Barbara Ann Cole
Children 2
Divorce Yes
Date of Birth: 1935 August 31
Age: 81 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Sign:: leo

Frank Robinson (not to be confused with the early marketer of coca cola) was born on 31st August, 1935 in Beamount, Texas. He grew up in the same town with his family. Robinson was very fond of baseball from his high school days. He also played basketball when he was in high school.

As a student, Robinson completed his high school education from the McClymonds High School. As a player, he played his best years for Cincinnati Reds (1956–65) and the Baltimore Orioles (1966–71). Robinson joined Reds in the year 1956. In his first year with the team, he tied the then record of 38 home runs by a rookie. He was named "Rookie of the Year" in that year of 1956. Robinson won NL pennant with the Reds in 1961. 1962 was the best offensive year for Robinson as he hit impressive 342 run with 39 home runs, 51 doubles, 208 hits, 136 RBI and 134 runs. Robinson moved to Baltimore Orioles in the year 1966. In his first season with the Orioles, he won the Triple Crown and he was named MVP of the 1966 World Series. During his time with the Orioles, Robinson always stood up and spoke against racial issues. His time with Orioles came to an end in 1971. After his time with Orioles, he also made few appearances with Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels and Cleveland Indians. Managerial positions were waiting for the wonderful player after his retirement. He first became player-manager of Cleveland Indians in 1975 and he managed them for 2 years. He was also manager of Cleveland from 1975 to 1977, the San Francisco Giants from 1981 to 1984, the Baltimore Orioles from 1988 to 1991 and the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals franchise from 2002 to 2006. As a manager, he led Baltimore Orioles to a record of 87-75. On April 20th, 2006, Robinson won his 1000th baseball game as a Manager. Robinson managed his last game as a manager in October 2006. After retiring as a manager, Robinson worked as the vice president in MLB front office and also worked as analyst for ESPN. He was appointed as Executive Vice President of Baseball Development in 2012.

Robinson is married to Barbara Ann Cole in 1961. He shares two children with Cole. Robinson maintains a quiet personal life as there are no news of any conflicts or divorce with his wife. There are also no records of his ex-girlfriends.

Robinson was a tall player, standing 6ft 1 inch. An explosive playing career and an average managerial career of Robinson was not short on awards and honors. As a player he was included in All-Star team for 14 times. He has won MVP of a major series for 2 times, Triple Crown 1 time (1966), NL Rookie of the Year (1956), Golden Glove Award (1958). As a manager, he won the AL Manager of the Year award in 1989. He was elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. His net worth is unknown to the public till now.


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