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Statement from Executive Director Tony Clark on the passing of Frank Robinson

   02-07-2019

Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Frank Robinson:

“Frank Robinson was someone I looked up to as a man and as a ballplayer and tried to emulate. His skill and ferocity on the field were matched by his dignity and sense of fair play off the diamond. He is the only player to have won the MVP award in both leagues, he won the Triple Crown in 1966 and was enshrined in the Hall of Fame in 1982. In addition to being a 14-time All-Star, Frank also became Major League Baseball’s first black manager, leading four different franchises, and followed that with a career as an executive and ambassador to the game. The fraternity of players and the baseball family have lost a giant.” -- Tony Clark, Executive Director

“Frank Robinson era alguien a quien admiraba como hombre y como jugador de pelota e intentaba emular. Su habilidad y ferocidad en el campo fueron igualadas por su dignidad y equidad fuera del campo. Es el único jugador que ha ganado el premio al Jugador Más Valioso en ambas ligas, ganó la Triple Corona en 1966 y se consagró en el Salón de la Fama en 1982. Además de ser una Estrella 14 veces, Frank también se convirtió en el primer dirigente negro en las Grandes Ligas, liderando cuatro clubes diferentes, y lo siguió con una carrera como ejecutivo y embajador en el juego. La fraternidad de Peloteros y la familia del béisbol ha perdido un gigante ". -- Tony Clark, Director Ejecutivo



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