On Thursday, league officials announced the death of the first black manager in the history of Major League Baseball. Frank Robinson was the only player, who won the MVP in different leagues and received many individual titles. He died at 83. Relatives of Frank Robinson said that the star had many health problems, but they did not indicate the cause of death.
In 1956, Frank Robinson became the part of Cincinnati Reds and got Rookie of the Year award. After such a start of a career, the player switched to different teams and demonstrated a high level of game.
"Robinson was a phenomenal player who was not afraid of difficulties. He will forever remain in history as a player who won MVP in both leagues," Rob Manfred (MLB Commissioner) told NBC News.
“His game inspired millions of people who dreamed of joining baseball. I liked to watch his career, success and self-improvement,” said Manfred.
"We were united by baseball. We were the best friends who never had a competition. I was happy to play the same era as Frank Robinson. Baseball will miss you, friend" Henry Aaron wrote on social networks.
Frank Robinson was not only a phenomenal and famous player, but he also became the first black manager in baseball history. All our thoughts are with Robinson's family…