Posts Tagged “Frank Robinson”

MLB’s First African-American Manager

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FACT OF THE DAY: Once again, the answer is Frank Robinson. On April 8, 1975, Robinson became Major League Baseball’s (MLB) first African-American manager. Not only was he the manager of the Cleveland Indians, he was a player-manager.

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MLB’s First Dual League MVP

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FACT OF THE DAY: In the history of Major League Baseball (MLB), only one player has won the MVP (Most Valuable Player) award in both the American and National League. That player is Frank Robinson. He was National League MVP in 1961 with the Cincinnati Reds and American League MVP with the Baltimore Orioles in 1966.

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