Frank Robinson, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, the first black manager in the Major Leagues and the only player who has won the most valuable player in both divisions has passed away. He was 83 years old.
Robinson received palliative care at his home in Bel Air, California. Major Leagues confirmed the death on Thursday.
During his career as a baseball player, Robinson fired 586 homers and won the Triple Crown by leading the Baltimore Orioles to their first World Series championship in 1966.
Selected for the All-Star game 12 times, Robinson's legacy went beyond the batter's box.
Robinson realized his goal to become the first black driver in the majors when the Cleveland Indians hired him in 195. He hit a home in his first at bat as a player and manager.
He also directed San Francisco, Baltimore and Montreal. He became the first director of the Washington Nationals after the Montreal franchise moved to the 2005 campaign.
Robinson then served as an MLB manager for several years.
Robinson was the Valuable Player of the National League, with Cincinnati in Cincinnati in 1961 and then with Baltimore, in 1966. The Reds, Orioles and Indians have withdrawn from Robinson's number 20 and honored him with statues in their stadiums.
Also part of the Circle of Honor of the Nationals.