FRANK ROBINSON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL - HFSID 250605
Sale Price $405.00
FRANK ROBINSONThe Hall of Fame outfielder penned his signature and career statistics on this baseball Baseball Signed: "Frank Robinson/ HOF 82" on the sweet-spot. Numbered by him "#89/1000". Accompanied by alimited edition Frank Robinson baseball card, 2½x3½, also numbered 0089/1000, certifying that the Hall of Famer handwrote all his statistics on this numbered, limited edition ball called a "Stat Ball". In Robinson's hand: "'56 roy/ 61 nl mvp/ 66 al mvp", "10006 at bats/ 2808 games/ 1812 rbi's/ 586 home/ runs/ 2943 hits", "triple crown/ winner/ .294 career ave/ 1st ever african/ American manager/ 1829 runs", "'89 manager of/ the year/ '66 world series/ mvp/ '71 all star game/ mvp". Frank Robinson (1935-2019) is an MLB Hall of Fame outfielder. He saw play for five teams during his 21 seasons career, most notably with the Cincinnati Reds (1956-1965) and the Baltimore Orioles (1966-1971). With the Reds, he earned theNational League Rookie of the Year Award (1956) and the MVP Award in 1961. In 1966, Cincinnati Reds owner Bill DeWitt traded Robinson to the Baltimore Orioles for Milt Pappas, Jack Baldschun, and Dick Simpson. Robinson was only 30 years old at the time. It would go on to be one of the most lopsided trades in MLB history. Pappas spent just three seasons with the Reds, while Robinson won the Triple Crown and the A.L. MVP Award; he also led the team to its first World Series championship victory.He was selected as the1966 World Series MVP. Following his successful playing career, he became the first black MLB manager, working with the Cleveland Indians for three seasons (1975-1977). Until 2006, he worked for a few different teams as a coach and a manager, most recently with the Montreal Expos and Washington Nationals from 2002 to 2006. His jersey number (#20) was retired by both the Reds and the Orioles, and he was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1982. Over the course of his playing career, he notched a .294 batting average, bashed 586 home runs (fourth all-time when he retired), and 1,812 RBIs. Fine condition. Two items.
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