Frank Robinson, baseball’s first black manager and Hall of Famer, dead at 83

Image: Frank Robinson

Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who was the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the first player to be named MVP in both leagues, died Thursday, league officials said. He was 83.

Robinson started playing in the National League for the Cincinnati Reds in 1956 at the age of 20. He went on to also play for the Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels and Cleveland Indians.

Robinson is survived by his wife, Barbara, and daughter, Nichelle.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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