The entire world continues to mourn the loss of Frank Robinson, who passed away last Thursday. Yesterday, I posted a few of the tributes from current and former MLB players and MLB teams. In addition, news outlets, national television networks, teams in other sports, and even politicians paid tribute to the legendary Frank Robinson:
El béisbol hoy se viste de luto para dar el adiós a Frank Robinson, miembro del Salón de la Fama de la clase de 1982.
Robinson se convirtió en 1975 en el primer manager afroamericano en la historia de las Grandes Ligas con los @indians. .
Ha sido el único jugador ganador d… pic.twitter.com/7i5eYQyIL6
— ESPN_Beisbol (@ESPN_Beisbol) February 7, 2019
Frank Robinson receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush. RIP. pic.twitter.com/hrFQQi9Xz7
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 7, 2019
Heartbreaking news in the passing of my Dear Friend & @McClymondsHS classmate Frank Robinson. It was my pleasure & great honor to have known him. We all know we lost one of the Greats, what we really lost was a Friend. #RIP @MLB @NBA @BleacherReport @MSNBC @CNN @SFGiants pic.twitter.com/KETXL9MhT8
— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) February 7, 2019
Saddened to hear of the passing of baseball legend Frank Robinson. He played for the @Dodgers in 1972, and was the first African-American manager in @MLB. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. May he Rest In Peace.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) February 7, 2019
We mourn the passing of baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson. A trailblazer on many levels, Robinson was the first to win MVP in both the American and National Leagues and the first African American manager in MLB. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/yveasgOgeQ
— NAACP (@NAACP) February 7, 2019
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) February 8, 2019
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 8, 2019
RIP Frank Robinson
The first player to win MVP awards in both leagues and the first African-American manager in MLB pic.twitter.com/alP441Hk1N
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 7, 2019
Frank Robinson had a 21-year hard-charging career in the major leagues where he was 14-year All Star and a two-time MVP – and he was the only player to win MVP honors in both the National and American Leagues. https://t.co/puIwdd9iGP
— NPR (@NPR) February 7, 2019
A true legend. We are saddened to hear of Frank Robinson's death. We send our condolences to his family, friends and fans. pic.twitter.com/5u86Ca0XOC
— The Topps Company (@Topps) February 7, 2019
I am saddened to learn of the passing of @Orioles legend Frank Robinson. He was indeed a true role model for me and so many others. Beyond his astonishing Hall of Fame career, Robinson broke the color barrier as the first African American MLB manager. https://t.co/Vli49rPlMs
— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) February 7, 2019
Frank Robinson’s impact was felt long after he retired his glove to make history & become the first African American manager for both my hometown teams, @SFGiants & @Orioles. His leadership on and off the field will be remembered for years to come.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) February 8, 2019
We lost two great Americans today – Frank Robinson and John Dingell – citizens who inspired me and so many others by leading on the civil rights issues of our time, opening doors to others, and leaving it all on the field.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 8, 2019