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Frank Robinson

PostPosted: February 8th 2019, 9:57am
by TemerityB
Tough as nails, great hitter, wonderful man when I had the privilege of meeting him. When I was a kid, to be the scariest hitters to watch in the batter's box were Dick Allen, Frank Robinson, Frank Howard, Willie McCovey, and Hank Aaron. Robinson could do it all, and while most people today remember him as a manager, I still picture him in an Orioles uniform. God almighty ... these are the players from when I was a kid, and they're leaving us now. Somber.

Here's a really great piece from baseball author Tom Boswell.
https://www.nydailynews.com/national-sp ... story.html

Re: Frank Robinson

PostPosted: February 8th 2019, 10:49am
by foghorn
Always an Oriole to me too. Class act all the way.


RIP

Re: Frank Robinson

PostPosted: February 8th 2019, 11:34am
by Thunder1
TemerityB wrote:Tough as nails, great hitter, wonderful man when I had the privilege of meeting him. When I was a kid, to be the scariest hitters to watch in the batter's box were Dick Allen, Frank Robinson, Frank Howard, Willie McCovey, and Hank Aaron. Robinson could do it all, and while most people today remember him as a manager, I still picture him in an Orioles uniform. God almighty ... these are the players from when I was a kid, and they're leaving us now. Somber.

Here's a really great piece from baseball author Tom Boswell.
https://www.nydailynews.com/national-sp ... story.html

So true..one of the all-time greats..yeah, I saw a lot of the Orioles as a kid, as this was pre-cable and they were always contending..the other guy like that for me was Brooks Robinson..

Re: Frank Robinson

PostPosted: February 8th 2019, 11:59am
by TemerityB
Thunder1 wrote:
TemerityB wrote:Tough as nails, great hitter, wonderful man when I had the privilege of meeting him. When I was a kid, to be the scariest hitters to watch in the batter's box were Dick Allen, Frank Robinson, Frank Howard, Willie McCovey, and Hank Aaron. Robinson could do it all, and while most people today remember him as a manager, I still picture him in an Orioles uniform. God almighty ... these are the players from when I was a kid, and they're leaving us now. Somber.

Here's a really great piece from baseball author Tom Boswell.
https://www.nydailynews.com/national-sp ... story.html

So true..one of the all-time greats..yeah, I saw a lot of the Orioles as a kid, as this was pre-cable and they were always contending..the other guy like that for me was Brooks Robinson..


You got that right - it always seemed like the Orioles were either in it, or winning it. What a bunch of great players came and went - the Robinsons (Brooks' post-season in '70 is still the stuff of legend, as was that 108 win regular season), big Boog Powell, smooth Mark Belanger, Blair and Buford in the outfield; even though the Mets beat 'em in 1969, I think anyone with a brain would look on paper and think the Orioles were the better team. And that pitching ... damn. Palmer, McNally, Cuellar ... one of the best starting staffs I ever saw. This is what a baseball nut I am - I forget my own birthday some years, but I can write something like this in two minutes. I love baseball, can't quit it.

Re: Frank Robinson

PostPosted: February 8th 2019, 12:32pm
by Thunder1
TemerityB wrote:
Thunder1 wrote:
TemerityB wrote:Tough as nails, great hitter, wonderful man when I had the privilege of meeting him. When I was a kid, to be the scariest hitters to watch in the batter's box were Dick Allen, Frank Robinson, Frank Howard, Willie McCovey, and Hank Aaron. Robinson could do it all, and while most people today remember him as a manager, I still picture him in an Orioles uniform. God almighty ... these are the players from when I was a kid, and they're leaving us now. Somber.

Here's a really great piece from baseball author Tom Boswell.
https://www.nydailynews.com/national-sp ... story.html

So true..one of the all-time greats..yeah, I saw a lot of the Orioles as a kid, as this was pre-cable and they were always contending..the other guy like that for me was Brooks Robinson..


You got that right - it always seemed like the Orioles were either in it, or winning it. What a bunch of great players came and went - the Robinsons (Brooks' post-season in '70 is still the stuff of legend, as was that 108 win regular season), big Boog Powell, smooth Mark Belanger, Blair and Buford in the outfield; even though the Mets beat 'em in 1969, I think anyone with a brain would look on paper and think the Orioles were the better team. And that pitching ... damn. Palmer, McNally, Cuellar ... one of the best starting staffs I ever saw. This is what a baseball nut I am - I forget my own birthday some years, but I can write something like this in two minutes. I love baseball, can't quit it.

Palmer, McNally, Cuellar ?...wow, what ancient history..I'm like that with the 'boys..I'm already going through cold turkey, waiting for the draft, then the pre-season, and then...

Re: Frank Robinson

PostPosted: February 8th 2019, 6:20pm
by Rusty
For several decades, the AAA club of the Orioles was the Rochester Red Wings of the International League. It is a community owned club and both my younger son and I own shares in the team. It was a very exciting time when the club, at the request of the O’s, hired Frank Robinson as manager.

If you look at his numbers, he rates among the very top players of all time.

Re: Frank Robinson

PostPosted: February 8th 2019, 7:31pm
by foghorn
Rusty wrote:For several decades, the AAA club of the Orioles was the Rochester Red Wings of the International League.



And who can forget the 33 inning game with the Pawtucket Red Sox back in the day!!!

Re: Frank Robinson

PostPosted: February 9th 2019, 9:43am
by tomsimac
He was great. I think most ball players with the same last name were great too.
Icons and civil rights pioneers
Maybe there is a theme here...... may they be never forgotten

Re: Frank Robinson

PostPosted: February 9th 2019, 10:32am
by Rusty
foghorn wrote:
Rusty wrote:For several decades, the AAA club of the Orioles was the Rochester Red Wings of the International League.



And who can forget the 33 inning game with the Pawtucket Red Sox back in the day!!!


The Red Wings GM, Bob Drew was calling that game from the pressbox and NEVER took a bathroom break... or so he said.