Baseball legend Frank Robinson, MLB’s first black manager, dead at 83


This July 25, 2010, file photo shows Hall of Famer Frank Robinson during Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)


WASHINGTON (WJLA) – Baseball legend Frank Robinson has died, according to multiple reports.

The Hall of Famer, who was Major League Baseball’s first black manager and the first and only player to win MVP in both the American and National leagues, was 83 years old.Robinson was a beloved figure in the DMV, as he was the first manager of the Washington Nationals after the team moved from Montreal and was on both the 1966 and the 1970 World Series-winning Baltimore Orioles teams.

During his career, he also played for the Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels and Cleveland Indians.