Frank Robinson(August 31, 1935 – February 7, 2019) was an American formerMajor League Baseball(MLB)outfielderandmanager. He played for five teams from 1956 to 1976, and became the only player to win leagueMVPhonors in both the National and American Leagues.[He won theTriple Crown, was a member of two teams that won theWorld Series(the1966and1970 Baltimore Orioles), and amassed the fourth-most career home runs at the time of his retirement (he is currently 10th). Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in1982.
Robinson was the first blackmanagerin MLB history. He managed theCleveland Indiansduring the last two years of his playing career, compiling a 186–189 record. He went on to manage theSan Francisco Giants, theBaltimore Orioles, and theMontreal Expos/Washington Nationals. He is the honorary President of theAmerican League.