RIP Frank Robinson

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lanier64

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RIP Frank Robinson

PostThu Feb 07, 2019 4:56 pm

Frank Robinson passed away today.
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Re: RIP Frank Robinson

PostThu Feb 07, 2019 5:07 pm

RIP Frank. One of the greats I was fortunate enough to see.
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Re: RIP Frank Robinson

PostThu Feb 07, 2019 7:49 pm

We lost a good one. Incredible ballplayer - all class!

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Re: RIP Frank Robinson

PostFri Feb 08, 2019 10:10 am

One of my all time favorite players except when he was beating the crap out of my Pirates. Was lucky enough to see him play.
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Re: RIP Frank Robinson

PostFri Feb 08, 2019 12:05 pm

Frank Robinson retired as #4 on the all-time home run list.
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Re: RIP Frank Robinson

PostSat Feb 09, 2019 5:52 am

Shook Frank’s hand a few years ago when I visited the HoF. Underrated superstar.
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Re: RIP Frank Robinson

PostSat Feb 09, 2019 7:48 am

I had the good fortune of meeting him twice -- once at Tigers Stadium when he was working in the Orioles front office and some years later at a hotel near Nats Stadium when he was working in the commissioner's office. A very nice man -- quiet and reserved. He wore suits very well. Even in his golden years, he exuded athleticism as well as class. He was among the greatest of the game. May he never be forgotten.
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Re: RIP Frank Robinson

PostSat Feb 09, 2019 8:18 am

I saw the great Frank Robinson a few times when the Orioles played the Yanks in the Bronx. The game that stands out for me was the game Mantle hit #500, prior to the Yanks getting up for their half of the inning me and my friends all worked our way into right field stands [HR porch] just in case Mick hit one out. The crowd was going nuts in anticipation of Mantle getting up and someone threw rubber ball towards Robinson in right field [it wasn't me] Robbie picked it up and put in his back pocket. Well Mickey gets up and takes Stu Miller deep and #500 is now in the books, everybody is going crazy and then I see Robinson take that rubber ball out of his pocket turn towards the right field stands and throw it right in my direction , my friend Louie DeMartino steps in front of me and catches the ball. You would think Louie caught the Home Run ball he was so excited. In those days 13 year old boys were thrilled to get anything that had to do with a major league player even a rubber ball thrown in disgust by the GREAT FRANK ROBINSON. Bill
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Re: RIP Frank Robinson

PostSat Feb 09, 2019 12:41 pm

With all due respect to Milt Pappas, can one imagine if Frank Robinson had never been traded? Think of adding him to that Big Red Machine in the early 70s. As a Pirate fan, I'm glad the Reds made that foolish deal! They were tough enough as it was.

A remarkable athlete and man. May he rest in eternal peace.
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Re: RIP Frank Robinson

PostSun Feb 10, 2019 4:39 am

Reds trading him was worst trade ever in baseball. The only baseball deal ever was the babe ruth deal. Reds having him from 1970 on red's win 2 more win Morgans arrival if not more before rest in peace Mr Robinson indeed a class act and man!

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