CLEVELAND — Cleveland legend Frank Robinson died Thursday at the age of 83.
Robinson was the to start with African-American supervisor is baseball history.
He hit a homerun for the Tribe in his to start with recreation as a player and a supervisor.
Customers of the MLB neighborhood have introduced statements on his passing.
“The Cleveland Indians organization is deeply saddened by the passing of baseball legend Frank Robinson. Our organization and the City of Cleveland are proud to have performed a position in Frank’s sizeable impact on the recreation when he turned the to start with African-American supervisor in baseball history on April 8, 1975. The truth Frank hit a solo household run in his to start with at-bat that day as the Indians’ player-supervisor symbolizes his greatness as a Hall of Fame ballplayer. The entire Indians organization extends its thoughts and prayers to the Robinson household.” – Cleveland Indians
“Frank will be permanently remembered for his massive impact on our recreation as an incredible player, a gifted supervisor, and a deeply committed member of the Board of Administrators of the Hall of Fame. He introduced excellent character, integrity, and sportsmanship to each of these roles. We are really saddened by this reduction and share our deepest sympathy with his household.” -Jane Forbes Clark, Chairman of the Baseball Hall of Fame
“Frank Robinson was an powerful competitor who built his prolific 21-calendar year occupation, and acquired a put in American history, on the energy of guts, resolve and a staunch structure. He is the only player in history to get MVPs in each leagues and his 586 lifetime household runs ranked fourth most when he retired, behind Aaron, Ruth and Mays. He elevated the recreation by turning out to be Baseball’s to start with black supervisor in 1975, earning his rightful put in Cooperstown in 1982.” – Jeff Idelson, President of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
“Frank Robinson was not only a excellent player, but he was a excellent supervisor, as effectively. Frank and Sparky Anderson are the two best supervisors I had, and I take into account it a great honor to have performed for the to start with African-American supervisor. Frank and I turned close close friends when I performed for him. That long lasting friendship prolonged all the way to nowadays, and we stayed in close make contact with by his illness. I’m incredibly saddened with his passing, and my thoughts are with his spouse, Barbara, and his daughter Nichelle at this time.” – Hall of Famer Joe Morgan
“Frank Robinson was somebody I appeared up to as a man and as a ballplayer and attempted to emulate. His skill and ferocity on the subject were being matched by his dignity and feeling of truthful engage in off the diamond. He is the only player to have gained the MVP award in each leagues, he gained the Triple Crown in 1966 and was enshrined in the Hall of Fame in 1982. In addition to currently being a 14-time All-Star, Frank also turned Big League Baseball’s to start with black supervisor, primary 4 various franchises, and adopted that with a occupation as an executive and ambassador to the recreation. The fraternity of gamers and the baseball household have dropped a huge.” – MLB Gamers Association Govt Director Tony Clark
Frank Robinson and I were being much more than baseball buddies. We were being close friends.Frank was a really hard nosed baseball player who did factors on the subject that persons mentioned could never ever be completed.I’m so happy I had the opportunity to know him all of those a long time. Baseball will pass up a great human currently being.
— Hank Aaron (@HenryLouisAaron) February 7, 2019