Frank Robinson, MLB’s first African-American manager has passed away

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Frank Robinson, Major League Baseball’s first African-American manager has passed away at the age of 83.

According to Fox8 in Cleveland, the Cleveland Indians confirmed Robinson’s passing.

The Associated Press reported the former manager was poor in health and had been in hospice care for the past several months.

Robinson was a player-manager for the Indians from 1975 to 1977, when he became the manager only. He played in the major league for 21 years. 

He won two world series as a player and was a 14-time All-star. 

In 1982, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

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