Frank Robinson, Major League Baseball's first black manager, dies at 83

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Legendary baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson - the first African-American to manage a professional team - has died aged 83.

in The Tree House by Melanie Paul G2G6 Pilot (230k points)
It is a sad day for all baseball fans, I do not want to say how old I am but I remember when Frank Robinson played baseball. It would be nice if they can get a Notable complete for a great baseball player and a trailblazer for African Americans for his accomplishments in Baseball.
My late husband was a baseball fan and he would tell me things (trying to excite my interest in a foreign sport and all).

How fitting it would be if someone could do a profile this month for Frank.

I do not belong to the notables so I cannot speak for them but you can reach them in G2G Click here for notables in G2G and request for Frank Robinson in the Notables.  Also mention that he was the First African American baseball manager and that he died. 

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I've created a profile for him. If anyone would like to work on adding sources and connecting him, please feel free.

by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1m points)
selected by Pip Sheppard

As I get time this weekend I will work on adding some sources and information. Besides being the first African-American to manage a professional team, he is one of the few to accomplish the "Triple Crown".

I did quite a bit of hunting on him and really struck out on sources. I can't find any evidence of him on the 1940 Census, and that would have been a gateway to at least his mother. Reportedly his mother married Frank Sr not too long before Frank Jr's birth (within a year maybe?) and had 2 previous husbands who had fathered 9 children prior. So tracking her by last name will be a challenge. I couldn't find Frank's siblings names either, so no luck there. Frank Sr was in and out of the picture quickly - maybe married around 1933-1934 and divorced by 1936-1937. Moved from Texas prior to 1940 and probably in Oakland, Alameda area by 1940.
Same here this is going to be a challenging one, I was able to find a a residence from 2007 in Sherman Oaks, California. The problem is there are a lot of Frank Robinson's out there and being that he is a Jr. makes it even that more challenging. But that means I will not give up until I find more. Challenge Accepted...

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