Frank Robinson’s legacy includes history on the field and in the dugout
And whether that change was statistical, managerial or social, Robinson approached the challenge with a burning desire to never settle for second best.
The trade changed the path of the Orioles’ franchise. Robinson led the Birds to their first World Championship by winning the American League Most Valuable Player Award while leading the league in home runs (49), RBI (122) and batting average (.316) to capture the AL’s first Triple Crown in a decade.
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum