Hall of Famer Frank Robinson dies at 83

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A sad day in the baseball world as the great Frank Robinson passed away Thursday.

Robinson broke into the MLB in 1956, winning Rookie of the Year with the Reds.

He spent 10 years in Cincinnati, winning a Gold Glove and the 1961 MVP.

He was then traded to the Baltimore Orioles in 1966.

In his first season in Baltimore, Robinson won the A.L. MVP.

He was the first, and still only, player to win an MVP award in both leagues.

After winning two World Series titles as an Oriole, Robinson then went on to play with the Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels, and Cleveland Indians before hanging up the cleats.

In 1975, he became the first African-American manager in Major League history.

He managed in Cleveland and San Francisco before leading the Orioles.

He also managed the Montreal Expos until they became the Washington Nationals.

Robinson, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005, was 83 years old.

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