Black History Month
Frank Robinson was one of baseball's great gamers. As Rookie of the Year in 1856 and an MVP in both leagues (with the Reds in 1961 and the Orioles in 1966), he developed a reputation as an aggressive outfielder and hard-charging baserunner. The American League Triple Crown winner in 1966, Robinson amassed 586 home runs and ended his career just 57 hits shy of the 3,000-hit club. His intelligence and leadership helped him become the Major Leagues' first African American field manager in 1975, when he skippered the Cleveland Indians.