Saturday, March 4, 2017

Stars of the 1960s: Frank Robinson

Sixth in a series... 

After 10 years with the Cincinnati Reds (including winning the Rookie of the Year award in '56 and the MVP in '61), Frank Robinson was traded to the Orioles prior to the 1966 season, and led them to their first-ever World Series appearance (and championship) in his first season there. As icing on the cake, he also won the Triple Crown and the MVP award that year. For good measure, he led the AL in runs scored too!

Robby was also a 12-time All-Star (6 with the Reds, 5 with the O's, and once with the Angels).

1 comment:

Commishbob said...

Frank is The Man (with apologies to Stan Musial of course) ...he brought the Orioles out of the second tier and made them legit. Of those you posted my favorite is the '67. Shows him in the '65 uni that he wore in Spring Training of '66 but never wore in a real game.