Sunday, March 13, 2011

Frank Robinson #424

I always thought that Frank Robinson was a notch or two below Willie Mays and Hank Aaron. He was just not as good as those two. I never thought of him as a contemporary of  Mickey Mantle even though Mantle was only 4 years older. I guess the player I always compared Frank to was Harmon Killebrew. I guess because they finished so close together in there final HR numbers. I always thought Frank was better than Harmon.

This card shows a nice partly cloudy blue ski spring training day probably from 1981. This is a posed shot with Frank looking to his right. Back Facts: He was the first black man to be hired as a big league manager - by the Indians in '75.

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