- Birth Name Frank Robinson
- Net Worth N/A
- Currently Married Yes
- Birth Country Beaumont, Texas
- Married to Barbara Ann Cole
- Famous Name Frank Robinson
- Children 2
- Divorce Yes
- Nationality American
- Affair with Barbara Ann Cole
- Ethnicity Black
- Girlfriend Barbara Ann Cole
Frank Robinson (not to be confused with the early marketer of coca cola) was a former American baseball outfielder and manager who played in the Major League Baseball (MLB) for Cincinnati Redlegs / Reds (1956–1965) Baltimore Orioles (1966–1971) Los Angeles Dodgers (1972) California Angels (1973–1974) Cleveland Indians (1974–1976).
The 14-time MLB All-Star, also regarded as one of the 100 Greatest Baseball players of all time, passed away on February 7, 2019, at the age of 83.
Frank Robinson Salary and Net worth
His net worth is unknown to the public till now. However, he reportedly left the property and assets worth around a million to his family after his death.
After graduating in 1953, Robinson signed with the Cincinnati Reds for a $3,500 bonus. He later extended his contract with Reds for an annual salary of $6,000. After being named the League's MVP in 1961, he was paid the then-record salary of about $60,000 in 1962. Robinson then moved to Orioles where his salary was raised to $100,000 a year.
As a manager, Frank Robinson used to earn $180,000 as a yearly salary in the mid-1970s.
Frank Robinson Married, Wife, and Personal Life
Robinson is survived by his wife Barbara Ann Cole and his two children. He married Barbara Ann Cole in 1961. He has a son and a daughter named Frank Kevin, and Nichelle Robinson respectively.
He shares two children with Cole. Robinson maintains a quiet personal life as this are no news of any conflicts or divorce with his wife. There are also no records of his ex-girlfriends.
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Frank Robinson Death
Frank Robinson passed away at the age of 83 on February 7, 2019, at his home in Los Angeles. The reason for his death is not revealed yet, however, he reportedly was in the late stages of a long illness.
Frank Robinson Body Measurements
Robinson was a tall player, standing 6ft 1 inch and body weight of 82 kg.
Frank Robinson Bio and Early Life
Frank Robinson was born on 31st August 1935 in Beaumont, Texas to Ruth (Shaw) Robinson and her third husband, railroad worker Frank Robinson. His mother had 9 other children and he was the last one.
After his mother separated from his father, she moved to the Oakland area with his two half-brothers when Frank was only 4.
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.
Frank Robinson Professional Career
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.
Robinson 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 the MLB front office and also worked as an analyst for ESPN. He was appointed as Executive Vice President of Baseball Development in 2012.
Frank Robinson Awards and Achievements
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 named to National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.