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Frank Robinson

Part of my childhood is gone. My dad was always an Orioles fan, and I don't remember anything else. There was nothing else in the summer for me but running around barefoot, baseball, and crabs! And the Robinson "twins" - Frank and Brooks. And Jim Palmer, Dave McNally, and of course Earl Weaver. I stayed an Orioles fan no matter where DH and I lived for a long time. Shortly after DH (a life-long Pirates fan) and I were married, we were blessed to share season tickets with another couple. Those days were some of the happiest ones I remember. The "original" Orioles I knew were long gone from Baltimore, but there was a new team to enjoy!

 

Someone once said Mr. Robinson had dignity and grace - they were so right. Baseball has lost one of the best. 

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Re: Frank Robinson

RIP Frank Robinson,  baseball legend and icon

"I carry your heart, I carry it in my heart"
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Re: Frank Robinson

@beach-mom

 

you said it all!

a true legend in the sport for many reasons.

he was such a fine gentleman both on and off the field.

he was one of the greats!

 

hope the orioles honor him with a special day this season.

 

rest in peace frank.

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Re: Frank Robinson

Wonderful, wonderful post @beach-mom.  I’m right there with you with similar memories.  

 

Frank Robinson = great baseball = a true champion.