Frank Robinson, baseball legend and former Expos manager, dies at 83
Frank Robinson, a 14-time Major League Baseball all-star who made history as baseball's first African-American manager, has died at the age of 83.
A 20-year-old Robinson burst on to the scene in 1956, hitting 38 home runs with the Cincinnati Reds to tie the rookie record. Later, with the Baltimore Orioles, Robinson won two World Series titles in 1966 and 1970.
He remains the only player to win an MVP award in both the American and National Leagues.
In 1974, Robinson became baseball's first African-American manager when he became player-manager with the Cleveland Indians.
He was the last manager the Montreal Expos ever had, being named in 2002. He stayed on through 2004 and followed the team to Washington, where he managed until 2006.
Robinson had been suffering from bone cancer and had been in hospice care in Los Angeles, where he died Thursday.