Frank Robinson, MLB hall of famer and first black manager, dies at 83

Frank Robinson.
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Boundary-breaking baseball player Frank Robinson died at 83, after more than six decades working with the sport, Major League Baseball announced Thursday. He was recently reported to be "in the late stages of a long illness," per The Baltimore Sun.

Robinson started his MLB career with the Cincinnati Reds, winning a National League MVP. He moved on to the Orioles in 1966, and won the Triple Crown in his first year with the team. He also secured his first of two world Series victories that year, along with a World Series MVP and an MVP in the American League, making him the only player to be an MVP in both leagues.

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