April 18, 2012 |
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)
March 11, 2012 |
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)
August 14, 2010 |
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.
January 20, 2008 |
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).
April 21, 2006 |
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.
December 16, 2005 |
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.