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Frank Robinson, Hall of Fame Baseball Player Who Was First Black Manager in MLB, Dies at 83
Frank Robinson, the feared slugger who became the first black manager in major league baseball, died Thursday at 83, according to Major League Baseball. Robinson died in California with family by his side, Major League Baseball said. The statement didn't say how Robinson passed away. Robinson was rookie of the year for the Cincinnati Reds as a 20-year-old in 1956. That began a 21-year career in which he played for five teams and became the first to win the most valuable player award in both leagues.