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Report: Baseball legend, former Red Wings manager Frank Robinson dies at 83

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CLEVELAND, OH – MAY 27: Former Cleveland Indians manager and player Frank Robinson stands with a new statue commemorating his career prior to the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field on May 27, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Frank Robinson became the first African-American manager in Major League history […]

Former Red Wings manager Frank Robinson has died at age 83, according to reports.

Sports Illustrated says the Hall of Famer has died. Robinson was the first black manager in MLB. He was also the first player to win the MVP in both leagues.

He managed the Rochester Red Wings in the late 1970s.

He broke into the majors in 1956 with the Cincinnati Reds. He played ten seasons with the Reds before joining the Baltimore Orioles in 1966. He also played for the Dodgers, Angels and Indians.

He retired with 586 home runs. 

He won the MVP twice and was named to 14 All-Star teams.

He entered the Hall of Fame in 1982.

In 1975, he became a player-manager with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black manager in the major leagues. 

In 1989, he was the AL Manager of the Year after leading the Baltimore Orioles to a 87-75 record. 

He last managed in the majors in 2006 with the Washington Nationals. His record as a manager was 1065-1176-1 in 16 seasons with the Indians, Giants, Orioles, Expos and Nationals.

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