The outpouring of love for Frank Robinson has been amazing. Of course he was a hall of famer and a trailblazer, but Baltimore fans are used to no one else recognizing the greatness of their players and their city. Its nice to see just how much the rest of world loved him and recognized his impact on both baseball and society.
Here’s one tribute I missed the other day. My favorite player honoring one of my favorite former players:
And a few others I missed, or who chimed in late:
— Oakland Schools (@OUSDNews) February 7, 2019
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) February 12, 2019
”I was willing to do whatever I had to do to break that barrier because all I kept hearing was, 'If you only had the experience.' I was trying to eliminate that excuse.”
first black Major League Baseball manager
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) February 12, 2019
— Jim Palmer (@Jim22Palmer) February 9, 2019
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) February 8, 2019
Continuing to honor baseball legend Frank Robinson…
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) February 8, 2019
A sad and heartbreaking news one of my heroes passing Frank Robinson the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win MVP in both leagues a true beloved Oriole and legend #HOF20 #ripfrankrobinson pic.twitter.com/ivI2HtwGEf
— Mychal Givens (@MychalGivens) February 8, 2019
Deeply saddened by the passing of one of the ones that paved the way for many of us, HOF Frank Robinson. Thank you for all you did for baseball, and for us, minority players. RIP my dear friend #legend #rip https://t.co/S9waN2Lw6D
— Pedro Martinez (@45PedroMartinez) February 8, 2019
This is a sad day for me. We lost my idol and the reason I wore the number 20. Frank Robinson. What a great player and person. A real trailblazer. RIP Frank and my thoughts and prayers to your family.
— Frank White (@Frank20White) February 8, 2019
Never had the pleasure of playing with Frank, he was traded a year before I got there. MVP both leagues, great baseball ambassador, unbelievable player. Sorry to hear the passing of an All-Time Hall of Famer, Frank Robinson.
— Johnny Bench (@JohnnyBench_5) February 7, 2019
I’m sad today as I just learned of the passing of my fellow @baseballhall Frank Robinson. We had great battles between us when he came to the plate. He hit a HR off me in Cleveland Stadium when he was the 1st black manager/player for the @Indians My condolences to his family. RIP pic.twitter.com/Nhn5nfmjEm
— Fergie Jenkins (@31fergiejenkins) February 7, 2019
Even this guy had something to say:
I was a big fan of Frank Robinson, both as a great player and man. He was the first African American manager in baseball and was highly respected at everything he did. He will he missed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2019