MLB legend Frank Robinson dies at 83
One of the most influential players to ever play baseball, Frank Robinson, has passed away at 83 years old.
Robinson who was the first player to be voted league MVP in both leagues, the American (1961) and National (1966) League, died today at 83 years old.
Robinson was not just a 2 time MVP, he was the first black manager in Major League Baseball when he was named player manager of the Cleveland Indians in 1975.
He went on to also manage the San Francisco Giants, Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles. He won the Manager of the Year award in 1989 while managing the Orioles.
Robinson, known as a fierce competitor, led the Orioles to two World Series victories in 1966 and 1970. In 1966 he was named the World Series MVP as well as winning the regular world series MVP.
Off the field, Robinson was very active in the civil rights after witnessing discrimination in housing in Baltimore.
In 2005 Robinson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush and in 2007 he was the first honored as the Jackie Robinson Society Community Recognition Award.
Robinson retired from baseball with a .294 batting average, 2,943 hits, 586 home runs and 1,812 RBI.