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April 18, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Television icon Dick Clark died Wednesday at age 82 because of a heart attack, leaving a New Year's Eve void that may never be filled. There are probably a lot of people out there who don't realize the amazing longevity he had, so to put it in a little perspective, consider this: Dick Clark started hosting "American Bandstand," the show that put him on the map nationally, in 1956. How long ago is that? The following baseball players made their major league debut that same year: Luis Aparicio, Gino Cimoli, Moe Drabowsky, Don Drysdale, Curt Flood, Tito Francona (father of former Red Sox manager Terry Francona)
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February 26, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Frank Robinson last played for the Baltimore Orioles in 1971. His final season as the team's manager was in 1991. Josh Hart was born in 1994. So it's not entirely surprising that the outfielder chosen 37th overall by Baltimore in last June's amateur draft didn't know much about the Orioles legend, who now serves as MLB's executive vice president of baseball development. So Baltimore Manager Buck Showalter decided to play schoolteacher after the 19-year-old prospect was introduced to the 78-year-old Hall of Famer at spring training camp on Monday.
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May 31, 1990 | From Associated Press
Baltimore Oriole Manager Frank Robinson, who was suspended for three games Wednesday for abusing American League umpire Drew Coble, is looking forward to telling his side of the story. Robinson said he will appeal the suspension. The hearing before AL President Bobby Brown is set for today. Robinson managed Wednesday night's Baltimore-Minnesota game, with Coble umpiring at second base. "I want to have my say," Robinson said. "I want to see what everyone has to say.
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October 28, 2012 | By Phil Rogers
DETROIT - Henry IV had killer instinct. No question about that. But even he knew what Miguel Cabrera will be feeling when he wakes up Sunday morning. "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown," Shakespeare wrote about the English king, who according to the bard was suffering from insomnia while even the "vile" in his kingdom slept in their "loathsome beds. " Cabrera most likely will show up at Comerica Park a little tired, especially if he tried to catch a few winks wearing the crown he was presented by Bud Selig and Frank Robinson before Game 3 of the World Series.
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October 5, 1989 | From Times wire services
Frank Robinson, a candidate for American League Manager of the Year, has agreed to return as Baltimore Orioles manager in 1990. Robinson had said he would take a couple of weeks to decide whether to return for another year as manager or move into the club's front office. He met with Orioles President Larry Lucchino and General Manager Roland Hemond on Wednesday.
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October 13, 1987
The Baltimore Orioles reportedly will name coach Frank Robinson as their next general manager, making him the second black to hold that position in major league baseball. The first was Bill Lucas of the Atlanta Braves, named a director of player personnel in 1976 and vice president of baseball operations in 1978. When he died in 1979, his successor, John Mullen, was given the title of general manager.
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October 13, 1989
Frank Robinson, who guided the Baltimore Orioles to one of the greatest turnarounds in baseball history, today was named Associated Press Manager of the Year. Robinson got 69 points and Don Zimmer of the Chicago Cubs had 51 in nationwide voting by sportswriters and broadcasters. No other manager reached double figures. "It's an honor, but often times the people who deserve the credit aren't the ones who get the awards," Robinson said. "I sincerely mean that.
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August 6, 1989 | TIM LIOTTA, Associated Press
Frank Robinson insists he hasn't changed. Yet there he is signing all those autographs for fans. And there he is in those clubhouse card games with players. And what about those funny exchanges in his pre-game sessions with reporters? These were not part of his first two swings as a baseball manager. Still, Robinson says, "I think I am still the same person I always was." When pressed, he admits, "I have come to know what I have to do and how to approach a situation.
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June 16, 1996 | ROSS NEWHAN
Why not Frank Robinson as the new chief executive of the Cincinnati Reds? Robinson, after all, began his brilliant career in Cincinnati. He acquired managerial experience both on the field and in the front office. He has Hall of Fame stature. And he would help reestablish damaged links to the community, providing minority leadership to an organization whose bigoted owner has made a practice of putting down minorities.
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April 11, 2003 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
Environmentalist Frank Robinson, considered a founder of Orange County's conservation movement and credited with the preservation of Upper Newport Bay, died Thursday. He was 84. Physicians were uncertain of the cause of his death, but Robinson had been in failing health and suffered a stroke after his wife, Frances, passed away in 2001. He died in his sleep at his home in Newport Beach.
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June 10, 2012 | By Phil Rogers
Look for Frank Robinson to replace Jimmie Lee Solomon , who was fired last week from his position as MLB's executive vice president, baseball development. Robinson would be on equal footing with Joe Torre , who returned to his position as executive vice president, baseball operations, after being part of an unsuccessful attempt to buy the Dodgers.... Although Thomas Tull's group has added Tony Gwynn and Phil Mickelson as a piece of the Peter O'Malley effort, Steven Cohen remains the frontrunner in bidding for the San Diego Padres.
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April 18, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Television icon Dick Clark died Wednesday at age 82 because of a heart attack, leaving a New Year's Eve void that may never be filled. There are probably a lot of people out there who don't realize the amazing longevity he had, so to put it in a little perspective, consider this: Dick Clark started hosting "American Bandstand," the show that put him on the map nationally, in 1956. How long ago is that? The following baseball players made their major league debut that same year: Luis Aparicio, Gino Cimoli, Moe Drabowsky, Don Drysdale, Curt Flood, Tito Francona (father of former Red Sox manager Terry Francona)
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March 11, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
Legendary outfielder Frank Robinson left the Lakers-Boston Celtics game after experiencing dizziness and feeling faint Sunday at Staples Center. Robinson, 76, received unspecified medical attention at the game but did not go to a hospital and was resting comfortably in his Los Angeles-area home after leaving the game, according to a Staples Center spokesman. Robinson played most of his baseball career with Cincinnati and Baltimore. He also played for the Dodgers (1972) and California Angels (1973-74)
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August 14, 2010 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
Frank Robinson, founder of Robinson Helicopter Co. in Torrance, retired Wednesday as president and chairman of the board. He was succeeded by his son, Kurt Robinson, who began working at the company in 1987. Robinson Helicopter is now the world's biggest manufacturer of civilian helicopters, having surpassed such well known makers as Bell, Boeing and Sikorsky. Frank Robinson, 80, founded the company in 1973 after working as an engineer for several helicopter manufacturers.
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January 20, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Frank Robinson had 21 points, nine rebounds, and six assists in Cal State Fullerton's 88-66 victory over UC Davis on Saturday night at Davis, Calif. Josh Akognon had 22 points, five rebounds, and three steals, and Scott Cutley added 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Titans (11-6, 4-2 Big West). Vince Oliver had 29 points, five rebounds, and three assists and Mark Payne added six points, eight rebounds, and seven assists for the Aggies (8-10, 2-3).
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April 21, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Frank Robinson got his 1,000th win as a manager Thursday night, with Nick Johnson hitting a pair of homers in the Washington Nationals' 10-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, who fell to 2-7 at home. The 70-year-old Robinson is 1,000-1,095 in 16 seasons with Cleveland, San Francisco, Baltimore and the Montreal-Washington franchise. He became the 53rd manager to reach the milestone. Billy Traber (1-0) gave up four runs -- three earned -- and only two hits in his first outing in three years.
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June 26, 1988 | JANE LEAVY, The Washington Post
So: It's three hours before game time and some guy who looks like Frank Robinson, who sounds like Frank Robinson, who's wearing Frank Robinson's uniform is slouched on the couch in Frank Robinson's office kibitzing with reporters. They keep calling him Frank and he keeps answering their questions like the manager of the Orioles should. Still, it's hard to believe it's him. Because this guy is funny. This guy has a rubbery face and eyes that pop.
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September 10, 1988 | Associated Press
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the only black manager in major league baseball, will be back in the dugout running the Baltimore Orioles next season, the club announced Friday. Robinson, 53, who also became the first black to manage a major league team 13 years ago, signed a year-to-year rollover contract, which assures him of a position in the club's front office should he be replaced as manager.
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December 16, 2005 | From the Associated Press
Frank Robinson was rehired Thursday as manager of the Washington Nationals after a lengthy delay caused by the team's lack of a permanent owner. Robinson, who turned 70 in August, had been uncertain of his status since the end of the season. Baseball officials originally said a new owner for the Nationals would be selected by Labor Day, but the commissioner's office still hasn't identified which of the bidding groups will get the franchise.
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June 16, 2005 | T.J. Simers
I put on my official Los Angeles Angel baseball cap, the one with the Brea Mall embroidered white "L" in front of the red halo "A," and went to Angel Stadium on Wednesday to show my support for our local cheaters. My first stop, of course, was with my old pal, Frank Robinson. For some reason I got the impression he wasn't happy to see me. I hope it wasn't the baseball cap.
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